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Northeastern University students uncover forgotten killings from Jim Crow era

Margaret Burnham, a Northeastern University law professor, supervised a research project into several cases of white conductors in Atlanta killing unarmed black men without repercussions.

Northeastern University students are working to identify every racially linked murder in the South between 1930 and 1970.

 

Clinton faces headwinds from liberals as Warren rises

Liberal groups’ support for Senator Elizabeth Warren puts pressure on Hillary Clinton to move further to the left.

 

Patrick’s selections leave imprint on Mass. judiciary

Governor Deval Patrick appeared with Justice Roderick Ireland after he was confirmed as the new Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in December 2010.

Governor Patrick has appointed nearly half of the state’s 411 judges, creating along the way a substantially more diverse bench.

 

State school athletics group doesn’t conduct criminal background checks on referees

12/11/14 Boston, MA: Philip Paul is pictured as he referees a basketball game between Holyoke CC and Roxbury CC at the Reggie Lewis Center. (Globe Staff Photo) section:sports topic:Paul in Roxbury NOTE: PHOTOGRAPHER REQUESTS NO CREDIT

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association lags behind athletic groups in other states in screening officials.

 
 

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The Nation

 

Patrick’s selections leave imprint on Mass. judiciary

Governor Deval Patrick appeared with Justice Roderick Ireland after he was confirmed as the new Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court in December 2010.

Governor Patrick has appointed nearly half of the state’s 411 judges, creating along the way a substantially more diverse bench.

 

Clinton faces headwinds from liberals as Warren rises

Liberal groups’ support for Senator Elizabeth Warren puts pressure on Hillary Clinton to move further to the left.

 

Northeastern University students uncover forgotten killings from Jim Crow era

Margaret Burnham, a Northeastern University law professor, supervised a research project into several cases of white conductors in Atlanta killing unarmed black men without repercussions.

Northeastern University students are working to identify every racially linked murder in the South between 1930 and 1970.

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The World

 

john l. allen jr. | all things catholic

A great week for Pope Francis in American PR

The Vatican couldn’t have scripted a better week. Plus: The investigating nun and LCWR president speak on the nuns’ report.

 

North Korea proposes joint investigation of cyberattack

North Korea insisted that it was not behind the attack on Sony Pictures.

 

US wants China to cast cybernet on North Korea

The Obama administration has sought China’s help in recent days in blocking North Korea’s ability to initiate cyberattacks.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

opinion | Jeremy Travis and Bruce Western

Protests shine light on deeper issues with modern justice

The system destroys a community that has historically suffered under institutionalized subordination.

 

JEFF JACOBY

The Cuban people keep waiting

An anti-Castro exile reacted after the announcement that the US and Cuba would seek to restore diplomatic ties.

If this abrupt shift of policy were part of a strategy to topple an odious dictatorship, it might be defensible.

 

opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Time for America to quit Iraq, Afghanistan wars

President Dwight Eisenhower traveled to Korea in 1952 to meet with American commanders.

Our country wins when it recognizes defeat instead of endlessly pursuing unwinnable battles.

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Metro

 

State school athletics group doesn’t conduct criminal background checks on referees

12/11/14 Boston, MA: Philip Paul is pictured as he referees a basketball game between Holyoke CC and Roxbury CC at the Reggie Lewis Center. (Globe Staff Photo) section:sports topic:Paul in Roxbury NOTE: PHOTOGRAPHER REQUESTS NO CREDIT

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association lags behind athletic groups in other states in screening officials.

 

Company reassigns partner of legislator

Senator Stanley Rosenberg’s close ties to a public affairs firm, through his partner, Bryon Hefner (right), add a layer of complexity to his attendance at events held by Regan Communications or any of its clients.

Bryon Hefner, who works for a prominent Boston PR firm and is the domestic partner of Stanley Rosenberg, has been reassigned out of state.

 

Yvonne Abraham

Erasing regret, one dot at a time

Jeff Prokos went through the process of having a tattoo removed by Rob Harris, who runs Disappearing Inc.

This is where mistakes go to die. Or at least to cease proclaiming themselves publicly.

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Money & Careers

 

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Hacked K-cups latest in battle over Keurig coffeemakers

Boston, MA., 12/17/14, How to make your own Kcup…..studio shot. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

When Keurig released a line of “2.0” brewers that don’t work with unauthorized cups, the pod people struck back.

 

Harsh realities depicted in Dickens classic still haunt us

Despite areas of progress, some things have not changed since the publication of “A Christmas Carol.”

 

Decision on pension payout will last a lifetime

More corporations are enticing employees and former employees to trade their pensions for one-time, lump-sum payouts.

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Sports

 

Patriots Notebook

Julian Edelman, LeGarrette Blount, Kyle Arrington out vs. Jets

Julian Edelman has nearly 1,000 yards receiving this season.

The Patriots will be without all three players for Sunday’s game in New Jersey.

 

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

New York’s pro teams in a losing state of mind

The Jets’ Rex Ryan goes into Sunday’s game 4-8 as a head coach against the Patriots.

After all these years of Boston arguing with New York over which city has the best teams, most of that thrill is gone.

 

New Celtics trio is ready for the challenge

Point guard Jameer Nelson has reached the playoffs in six of his 11 NBA seasons.

Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, and Brandan Wright were acquired in Thursday’s trade for Rajon Rondo.

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Ideas

 

How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market

At a 1925 ice harvest in Maine, men separated the cut ice and guided it to an elevator at the ice house.

An entrepreneur’s 1806 scheme to sell chunks of frozen New England ponds still shapes how we live.

 

The Internationalist

In a Beirut mansion, a city’s culture is reborn

A terraced garden outside Mansion in Beirut.

An architect’s plan to revive a cosmopolitan dream of the Middle East.

 

uncommon knowledge

To refresh your own memory, hit save

When you save a document on your computer, do you find yourself breathing a sigh of relief?

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Obituaries

 

Monroe Engel, 93; novelist, longtime writing teacher at Harvard

Dr. Engel enjoyed his summer home on Block Island, R.I.

Dividing his time between the classroom and the writing desk, Dr. Engel had a lasting impact on students.

 

Fuzzy Thurston, 80; key cog in Packers sweep

Fuzzy Thurston cleared a path for Paul Hornung in 1962.

The offensive lineman who with Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer helped power the Green Bay Packers to a series of titles in the 1960s.

 

Harold Schulweis, 89; innovative rabbi

Rabbi Schulweis welcomed gays at his Calif. synogogue.

Rabbi Schulweis welcomed gay and lesbian Jews to the synagogue in 1992.

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Sunday Arts

 

MOVIES

Anna Kendrick goes ‘Into the Woods’

“This is beloved material . . . you’d better not screw it up,” says Anna Kendrick, about her role in “Into the Woods.”

How the Maine native came to play Cinderella in the star-studded Disney adaptation of the musical.

 

CRITIC’s NOTEBOOK

Singing the praises of older voices

Leonard Cohen’s baritone has finally caught up with his doom and gloom persona.

This year was flush with mature artists who released strong albums anchored by the wisdom and sophistication they bring to their singing.

 

As holidays arrive, Broadway beckons

Cast of “On the Town.”

For top-notch theater, there’s nothing like a night on the town at this festive time of the year.

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Travel

 

Gems on the Turquoise Trail of New Mexico

Coin-operated animatronic band at the Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park.

Traversing the Turquoise Trail reveals a lot about this central region of New Mexico and the people who call it home.

 

Viewfinder

The Nutcracker Act in a land of snow

Appropriately, the Land of Snow is where the show begins at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., where “The Nutcracker Act II” was performed last weekend.

 

Check in

The Gaylord Opryland Resort

The Gaylord Opryland Resort’s “Country Christmas” in Nashville is expected to draw a million people.

If you’re one of those people for whom the Christmas season cannot arrive fast enough, you need to spend a few days at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

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Real Estate

 

Does anyone use their dining room anymore?

Kate Lynde plays with her children Aria, 3, and Coen, 8 months, in the dining room of their Tewksbury home.

Granny would be intrigued to learn that today’s dining rooms often serve as playrooms, nurseries, or home offices.

 

location, location, location

What is it like to live in Stockbridge?

Deborah McMenamy.

The Stockbridge of today is more than a quintessential New England village.

 

Home of the Week

Condo in South Boston City Point neighborhood

It doesn’t take a king’s ransom to live in South Boston’s City Point near its landmark, Castle Island.

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Magazine

 

2014 Bostonians of the Year: Market Basket employees

The grocery chain’s 25,000 workers highlighted that a company formula of low prices and good wages can succeed.

 

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston Dec. 22-Jan. 4

The MatzoBall, First Night Boston, Jimmy Tingle, and more.

 

Perspective

School suspensions don’t work. It’s time for something better.

There are far more effective ways of dealing with student misbehavior than traditional suspensions and expulsions.

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Globe North

 

In Beverly, football boosters association is a vital fund-raiser

Beverly boosters Dick Young (left), Dave Contarino, Janice Dooling,  and Frank Forti.

Booster clubs for high school athletics are serving an increasingly important role in an era of shrinking school budgets.

 

Malden center celebrates two years of bringing teens together

Nathan Ghebrem-icael lines up a shot as Joshua Monteiro, 17, looks on at the Malden Teen Enrichment Center.

Malden’s center for teens marks two-year anniversary.

 

Salem OK’s fee plan for energy plant

A rendering of the new plant proposed for Salem by New Jersey-based Footprint Power.

Salem City Council approved a $100 million agreement with a natural gas plant operator.

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Globe South

 

By Tim Healey | Globe correspondent

At Hull High, booster club was a savior for athletic program

Donna Beaver is a member of Abington High’s booster club, which is selling Christmas wreaths and trees to raise money for athletic programs.

In a time of shrinking school budgets, booster clubs often provide an essential fundraising arm for athletic departments.

 

Sites eyed south of Boston for medical marijuana sales

Medical marijuana vials displayed at the Venice Beach Care Center medical marijuana dispensary in Venice, Calif.

Four communities south of Boston could soon become the hosts of medical marijuana businesses.

 

Little Free Libraries offer good reads and community

Sharon resident Liv Van Dyke’s Little Free Library was open for patrons on a recent sunny day.

Liv Van Dyke loves community, which is why she joined fellow readers in establishing Little Free Libraries.

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Globe West

 

Dover-Sherborn Boosters determined to make a difference

Bill Scatchard is president of the Dover-Sherborn Boosters, which raised $1 million for  the high school athletic department over the past decade, plus $1 million for a new field.

In a time of shrinking school budgets, booster clubs often provide an essential fundraising arm for athletic departments.

 

Fund-raising efforts for high school booster clubs in Greater Boston

Some prominent examples of high school booster clubs’ activities.

 

At Groton’s Give and Take Shop, it’s all about giving

Grace Leblanc of Leominster checking out the clothing at Groton’s Give and Take Shop.

As Christmas approaches, it’s really all about giving at Groton’s Give and Take Shop.

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