Black Friday is dead. Welcome to Black November

The traditional holiday spending period has largely migrated earlier into November, away from traditional stores, and over to digital sales. 

// Fire that killed 2 in Boston’s North End was started by cigarette

One of the two men killed in an early-morning fire on Hanover Street was a fixture in the North End, while the other was a 33-year-old Hamilton native.

Hassan Abdullahi of Springfield (left) embraced his wife, Barlin Yarow, as she arrived from Kenya at Logan Airport.

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Amid Thanksgiving chaos at Logan, love is all around

Everywhere amid the noise and jostle in the terminals this week came happiness as long-separated loved ones reunited.

// New law clears way for bilingual teaching in Mass. public schools

The law will allow schools to teach students in their native language. It overturns a 15-year-old ballot measure that supported English-only teaching.

Andrew Dreyfus, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, addresses insurance execs from across the country at the AHIP National Health Policy Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

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Shirley Leung

In the company of men, #MeToo is a tough topic

Missing from the seemingly daily allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men, well, are the voices of other men. That’s why I sought them out.


Longtime WBZ NewsRadio 1030 news director sent packing by new owner

Peter Casey had been with WBZ for 24 years and was terminated when iHeartMedia took over ownership of the station.

Juvenile charged with murder after slaying in Goffstown, N.H.

The arrest comes after an 18-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest late Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of an Ace Hardware store.

// New State Police head picks her second-in-command

The new head of the Massachusetts State Police this week made her first appointments, including picking her second-in-command.

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// Our attempts at pet adoption left us dogless and disheartened

It took three years of dogged effort, replete with frustration and even canine rejection, for this family to get a puppy.

// Stop & Shop to rebrand bfresh chain, close 1 store

The small-format urban grocery chain will undergo a makeover.

// Trump Organization will walk away from its struggling hotel in New York’s SoHo district

The Trump Organization has reached a deal that will allow the company to walk away from the property.

//[1].jpg Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

President Trump resumed taunting the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China.

Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier, second from right, and Marcus Morris (13) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. The Heat won 104-98. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Heat 104, Celtics 98

Celtics’ winning streak comes to an end at 16 games

The Celtics rallied late but this time a double-digit deficit was too much to overcome.


// Bruins beat Devils in a shootout

Charlie McAvoy scored in the 11th round of the shootout.

BOSTON ,MA 10 / 18 / 2012: Around the Mattapan area near the Mildred Middle School which went on lockdown as Boston Police search for coyote and did recover the animal. The coyote sen here by Flint street.( David L Ryan / Globe Staff Photo ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 19coyote

Here’s what to do if you encounter a coyote

Though coyote attacks around New England are rare, coyotes are not. Here’s how to ward them off.

Judy Place showed the wound she received when she was bitten by a coyote in the yard next to her mobile home in North Attleboro.

North Attleborough police shoot, kill coyote that attacked residents

A woman was in the middle of telling officers about a coyote when it suddenly appeared and attacked her.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chris Gasper and Chad Finn respond to Hall of Famer Joe Morgan’s assertion that steroid users should be disqualified from baseball’s promised land.

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Foxborough, MA - 11/09/2017 - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) at Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 10Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.4.4973217.

Tom Brady misses practice and is listed with Achilles’ injury

Brady was among six Patriots starters who did not participate, as was Rob Gronkowski (illness).


// A lot of sports morsels on our plate at Thanksgiving

Here are some thoughts on the Patriots, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and other things to chew on.

December 16 1956 / fromthearchive / Globe staff photo by Paul J. Connell / Globe Santa attracts a crowd of people wanting to have pictures taken with him. This was the inaugural year of the Boston Globe Santa Claus Fund. The Boston Post started the Santa Fund in 1910. When the Post closed earlier this year, The Boston Globe with Mayor John Hynes continued the long tradition of providing Christmas toys for needy families.

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Globe Santa begins Year 62 of providing Yuletide joy to those who need it the most

Globe Santa is beginning its 62nd year, raising funds to provide Christmas gifts for thousands of children in need in eastern Massachusetts.

Mark Jaquith of Stillman Quality Meats handed over a turkey to Bill Koss of Newton on Wednesday.

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Things get frantic as Thanksgiving nears

At Boston Public Market around noon Wednesday, vendors bustled about as the crowds grew by the minute.

FILE- This Oct. 8, 2012, file photo shows a Thanksgiving dinner plate of cider brined turkey with sage gravy, peach cranberry sauce, sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, sausage pecan stuffing, arugula pear salad with pomegranate vinaigrette and goat cheese and herb crusted sweet potatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead, File)

Renée Graham

A picky eater’s holiday lament

For years I’ve felt pressure, even shame, about my food anxieties. I’m done with that.


// Maybe we should eat geese instead of turkeys

Turkeys, the state’s official game bird, roost uneasily near the top of our national bird hierarchy. Our relationship with Canada geese is less complicated.

Love Letters

I’m married with kids but still pining for the one that got away

Twenty years after our breakup, I’m back in touch with my old boyfriend and feeling confused.

Gisele Bundchen (left) and Kendall Jenner.


Kendall Jenner, not Gisele Bundchen, is now the highest-paid model

Gisele Bundchen, who since 2002 made more money annually than any other model, has been bounced from the top of Forbes’s list.


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//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map — then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

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// Trump intervened with Xi on UCLA players. But what about human rights activists?

President Trump’s claim that he saved three UCLA players from years in prison seems bizarrely funny to the Chinese.

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Holiday Arts Preview

// The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


// A scrappy upstart in the pain pill business takes on Purdue Pharma

Collegium convinced top health insurers to cover only its product Xtampza — and not Purdue’s infamous OxyContin.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying and see if you can triumph.