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Review shows health licensing boards voted improperly

A state audit found four boards met without enough members present, casting a legal cloud over numerous votes.

Post-Thanksgiving chain reaction brings families together at MIT

More than 20 all-ages teams united homemade machines to create a giant post-Thanksgiving chain reaction.

Protesters take to Copley Square on Black Friday

Inspired by events in Ferguson, Mo., protesters urged consumers to care more about justice and less about gifts.

Revere man charged with firing pistol into air in parking dispute

Jeffrey Moreno allegedly confronted two people in a car and ordered them to move from a parking spot near his home.

Simmons College seeks fraud charges against former employee

The employee, who was fired over the summer, is accused of misappropriating student funds for her own use.

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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


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

The 2014 election


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

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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.

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Information about victims of homicides in Boston in 2014.

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// What happened to those who ran for Boston’s mayor

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


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



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