Demand soars for affordable housing in Boston area

A lottery for 73 rental vouchers for low-income families attracted 10,000 applicants, highlighting the rental crunch.

The Fox 25 blackout for Verizon FIOS customers in Mass. meant that viewers could not see the Cowboys-Eagles game.

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Fee dispute leaves FIOS customers in Mass. without Fox

The owner of the Boston-area Fox affiliate and Verizon couldn’t reach a deal, leaving about 400,000 without the channel.

Overnight snow may make for slippery Black Friday

Parts of Eastern Mass. may see 2 to 4 inches of snow, which could make for slippery roads early Friday.

At top,  two College of the Holy Cross athletes headed to the school’s athletic center, with the city of Worcester in the background. Below, a sign pointed to some of the city’s wealth of higher education institutions.

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Worcester working to become a thriving 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.

// With Long Island bridge closed, more needy on Thanksgiving

Here are four portraits of those who were seeking help, and those who gave it, on Thanksgiving.

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Little trouper has earned a golden holiday

The single mom of a 1-year-old who has battled health problems wants her son to have a joyful Christmas.

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)

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Legal Sea Foods sued over tip policy

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

From left: Thomas Perry, Kyle Rosa, Michael Stewart, and Angel Dume waited outside the Best Buy in Watertown early Friday.

Shoppers line up, seeking best deals

Local retailers opened their doors early Friday morning, welcoming shoppers who had waited in line for hours.

Shoppers at a Target store on Thanksgiving night in Wheeling, Ill.

‘Webrooming’ shoppers research online, then buy in stores

It’s the opposite of “showrooming” — where shoppers browse items in stores and then buy online — and has become a popular way to shop.

Joe Foley, a Brookline High senior, began making international trips alone at 16. National Geographic named him one of its Travelers of the Year.

Newton teen’s journeys earn him ‘Traveler of the Year’ honor

Joe Foley, who travels the globe on his own, was recently named as one of 10 Travelers of the Year by National Geographic.

Brandon LaFell is close to setting career highs in several receiving categories Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Brandon LaFell has found his niche with Patriots

After a frustrating training camp, the wide receiver has become one of Tom Brady’s most reliable targets.

// Charlie Baker, Maura Healey share a basketball bond

The incoming governor and newly elected attorney general have at least one thing in common: Both played basketball for Harvard.

High school football

High school football scoreboard

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



// Fairmount Line will be a game-changer

Luring developers with transit has become a familiar tactic in the area.

The Big Picture

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

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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.