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Protesters take to Newbury street on Black Friday

A Boston police spokeswoman said the crowd, which she described as “not too big,” was moving down Newbury Street just before 1 p.m.

Talk about an ocean view; houseboat towed across harbor

A Freedom Boat Club houseboat was towed across the Boston Harbor Friday afternoon.

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.

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.

Vt. religious activists call for social reform

One reverend says Vermont’s liberal religious activists have been quiet for too long, focusing their energies on running soup kitchens and food pantries for those in need.

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The Iannone family — Anthony (left), Joe, Paulette, and Kasey —  were Thanksgiving Day volunteers at the Pine Street Inn.

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A bridge to somewhere: Tales of Thanksgiving

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

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Advocate’s heart still set on helping homeless

Five years after stepping away, Richard Ring is now healthy enough to come out of retirement.

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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.

Overnight snowfall 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.

Coverage of Thomas Menino

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Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

The 2014 election

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Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

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Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Avery Miraglia, 13, (left) and his father, Joe, of Ashfield were on the lookout for a wild turkey in April.

In pursuit of wild turkeys

Turkeys may stroll through suburban neighborhoods this time of year, but it’s no easy task to take one from the woods in time for Thanksgiving.

Boston homicide map

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

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Marty Walsh has been in the news nearly nonstop, but the others have largely disappeared from the public stage. Where’d they go?

Special Report: The Longest Road

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At 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

Arrest of Aaron Hernandez

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Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Dorchester man Odin Lloyd, whose body was found near Hernandez’s home.