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.

N.H.’s primary has always drawn a crowd of ardent supporters of established candidates and those backing quixotic bids.

What do you give the voters who have everything?

The New Hampshire presidential primary is about to mark its 100th anniversary. Planning is underway for a big celebration.

High school football


Thanksgiving football: Teams spend holiday on gridiron

Super Bowl-bound Xaverian, Marshfield, Cohasset, Abington, Dartmouth, Longmeadow, and Littleton came away with wins.

In Peter Capodilupo’s final game as head coach, Newtown North beat Brookline, 41-13, on Thanksgiving.


Coach Peter Capodilupo will be missed at Newton North

Capodilupo was more than a football coach; he was a teacher and an inspiration.

Music Gift Guide

// Holiday albums

New holiday releases from The Living Sisters, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, the cast of “Nashville,” and more.

// Music DVDs

DVD collections feature Whitney Houston, James Brown, Depeche Mode, and other artists.

A woman walked past a boarded-up storefront that was painted by neighbors in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday.

Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

On Thanksgiving in Ferguson, a pause to protests

The scene in Ferguson today was a stark contrast to previous days of outrage.

Thousands of Boston-area Verizon FiOS subscribers won’t be able to watch programs such as some National Football League games, featuring stars like Dallas’s Tony Romo (above), because of a showdown between the cable service and the owners of WFXT-TV (Fox 25).

About 400,000 Mass. FIOS customers lose Fox 25

The station and Verizon were unable to reach an agreement before Thanksgiving.

Russ Berg delivered heating oil for Noar’s Oil, of Worcester. Dealers may see an uptick in business as prices moderate.

Chris Christo for The Boston Globe

Heating oil prices fall as natural gas prices start to rise

The average price for heating oil in the state this week, $3.33 a gallon, is more than 50 cents less than a year ago.

A Thanksgiving parade float in 2013.

How many US communities are named ‘Plymouth?’

Plymouth may be best associated with Massachusetts, but 30 US cities, towns, and townships share the name.

Overnight snowfall may make for slippery Black Friday

Parts of Eastern Mass. may see 1 to 3 inches of snow, which could make for slippery roads early Friday.


Stephen Crosby

// A data-driven understanding of gambling

A key feature of the 2011 gaming law was to establish a research plan.

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.