More than 140,000 still without power in New England

Customers in N.H., Maine, and Mass. are still dealing with the impact of the pre-Thanksgiving Day nor’easter.

Cash-strapped towns selling tax liens to for-profits

Consumer advocates are concerned that vulnerable property owners in Mass. are being hit with astronomical fees.

MBTA officials trumpet record ridership in October

The MBTA announced Friday that October 2014 saw the highest ridership in the MBTA’s history, with over 37 million passenger trips.

The Garden “Bull Gang” will be converting from basketball to hockey, not the other way around Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

For Celtics and Bruins, a Friday switch at TD Garden

Traditionally, the Bruins have the afternoon slot and the Celtics the night game — but not this year.

// Local shoppers line up, seeking best deals

Diehard dealhunters and families eager to preserve an American tradition hit stores and malls on Black Friday.

Shoppers waited in line to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Sports Authority store in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

Black Friday shopping in full swing across US

The crowds were thin early Friday morning in parts of the country, but traffic is expected to pick up throughout the day.

If Patriots win coin toss, will they take ball vs. Packers?

Coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t say if he’ll go for first blood in Green Bay, where the Packers are known for scoring early and often.

Weekend Ski Picture: Plenty of snow on New England’s slopes

The first installment of a new weekly feature shows you exactly what it looks like at New England ski areas right now.

Soldiers from the United Nations intervention brigade in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013.

Ideas | The Internationalist

In Congo, peacekeepers at war

What happens when a bold new idea turns the UN into just another army?

McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.

Some Red Sox owners poised to purchase PawSox

The sale price is not yet known, nor are the names of the owners purchasing the storied minor league franchise.


// Probing the soul of a nation’s VPs

A new book by Jules Witcover explores the way vice presidents have been chosen.

// Worcester working to become a college town

Although it boasts nine colleges, the city is more likely to conjure visions of its industrial past than as a higher education hub.

J.J. Abrams, director of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” talked to fans from the movie set in the desert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer is out

The movie is set 30 years after “Star Wars: Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi.”

Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, rebutted the allegations the restaurant chain violated state wage laws by forcing servers and bartenders to share tips with workers who rolled silverware in napkins. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)

Legal Sea Foods sued over tip policy

The lawsuits allege the restaurant chain forced servers and bartenders to share tips with workers who rolled silverware in napkins.

// High school football scoreboard

Catch all the scores from across the region as rivals met on the gridiron for the annual Thanksgiving games.


Michael P. Jeffries

// Ferguson must force us to face anti-blackness

It is about the debasement of black humanity and utter indifference to black suffering.

The Big Picture

Nia Richardson, 16, of Roxbury, wets the reed of her saxophone as she prepares for practice in Jamaica Plain Nov. 19.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

English High’s marching band

The marching band at English High brings back a tradition that has been dormant at Boston public schools for about 40 years.