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Special report | Fishy business

Accountability lost in murky fish supply chain

Union Oyster House, where Linda Guson is a waitress, said it didn’t know fish sold as local was not.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Handshake deals and vague invoices make it easy for mislabeling — intentional or not — to take place at the expense of consumers who end up paying more for inferior seafood.

Special report | Fishy business

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A year after a Globe investigation revealed widespread fish mislabeling, a new round of DNA testing shows that the problem still exists.

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A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up found not much has changed.

Towns seek limits on medical marijuana

Communities are rushing to craft laws limiting where drug dispensaries can be located after medical marijuana was legalized in the November election.

Inspector general seeks greater powers

Glenn A. Cunha recently filed a bill that would give his office the unfettered right to question anyone under oath.

Lance Ostby, RobWetmore, Matt Miller, Aaron McDuffie, and JeremyWard practiced meditation following afternoon classes.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

Study suggests meditation may help prevent PTSD

A first-of-its-kind training at Norwich University in Vermont seeks to determine whether meditation can improve troops’ performance.

The Nation

Study suggests meditation may help prevent PTSD

Lance Ostby, RobWetmore, Matt Miller, Aaron McDuffie, and JeremyWard practiced meditation following afternoon classes.

By Bryan Bender

A first-of-its-kind training at Norwich University in Vermont seeks to determine whether meditation can improve troops’ performance.

Hillary Clinton: The Secretary of 1,000 Things

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

By Stephanie McCrummen

Despite lingering questions about the Libya attack, Hillary Rodham Clinton is more beloved than at any point in her long and at times controversial career.

Obama’s budget director at heart of fiscal cliff talks

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

The president has entrusted Jacob J. Lew with a momentous task: guiding the White House through potentially treacherous negotiations over the fiscal cliff.

The World

Egypt sets date for constitution vote

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood held flags at a demonstration for President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.

By Sarah El Deeb

President Mohammed Morsi called Saturday for a referendum in two weeks on a disputed draft constitution, as tens of thousands of his supporters celebrated the decision.

Myanmar activist will lead investigation at copper mine

Aung San Suu Kyi listened to a Buddhist monk at a hospital in Monywa, Myanmar, last week. The monk said he was injured by forces cracking down on a copper mine protest.

By Yadana Htun

Myanmar has appointed a commission led by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate the violent dispersal of peaceful protesters.

South Africa improves in fighting HIV-AIDS

Themba Lethu HIV/AIDS Clinic in Johannesburg serves up to 800 patients daily from across southern Africa. It is the largest antiretroviral treatment center in South Africa.

By Carley Petesch

Deaths from AIDS-related causes in sub-Saharan Africa have declined by 32 percent, from 1.8 million in 2005 to 1.2 million in 2011.

Editorial & Opinion

joanna weiss

In Holyoke, a Shakespearean saga unfolds

Holyoke mayor-elect Alex Morse waved to office workers in downtown Holyoke in November 2011

By Joanna Weiss

What’s playing out for Holyoke’s young mayor is a tale about the learning curve of politics, the toxic nature of a casino debate, and the way one decision can, possibly, alter a life.

Joan Vennochi

Time waits for no one

By Joan Vennochi

Leaving the stage isn’t easy, whether you’re Mick Jagger or Mayor Thomas M. Menino. At 69, neither wants to give up his gig.

Tom Keane

A new world of American energy independence

By Tom Keane

In a turn of events that was largely unseen just a few years ago, the US is on track to be the world’s largest oil producer, with far-ranging implications.

Metro

Towns seek limits on medical marijuana

By Peter Schworm

Communities are rushing to craft laws limiting where drug dispensaries can be located after medical marijuana was legalized in the November election.

Special report | Fishy business

Many Mass. restaurants still serve mislabeled fish

Pacific and Atlantic cod look similar, but the Atlantic species (right) can cost $4more per pound.

By Jenn Abelson and Beth Daley

A year after a Globe investigation revealed widespread fish mislabeling, a new round of DNA testing shows that the problem still exists.

Inspector general seeks greater powers

By Sean P. Murphy

Glenn A. Cunha recently filed a bill that would give his office the unfettered right to question anyone under oath.

Money & Careers

Private banks cater to wealthy

By Todd Wallack

Many financial institutions have tried to expand “private banking” units that serve millionaires and can generate significant profits.

Efforts to fight foreclosure finally starting to pay off

By Jay Fitzgerald

Foreclosure filings in the state have plunged, and nationally, lenders are expected to start 1.1 million fewer foreclosures in 2012 than they did in 2010.

Innovation Economy

Mass. start-ups explore the more efficient side of clean tech

By Scott Kirsner

A handful of Massachusetts companies developing software to assess energy use, and ideally help reduce it.

Sports

Chiefs player kills girlfriend, himself

Jovan Belcher

By Dave Skretta

Linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then shot himself outside the team’s practice complex after thanking his general manager and coach.

Bob Ryan

College sports do matter in Boston

In 2007, Matt Ryan led Boston College to the first of two straight ACC championship game appearances.

By Bob Ryan

While BC’s football and basketball teams may be down now, it’s wrong to say there’s no interest in colleges, even in this pro sports town.

Dan Shaughnessy

Another division title for Patriots? Ho-hum

By Dan Shaughnessy

The Patriots have a chance to once again prove they’re better than the Dolphins, Bills, and Jets. Stop the presses.

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Celtics Notebook

Jason Terry finding the (mid)range

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Basketball Notes

Greivis Vasquez having breakout season with Hornets

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Football Notes

When it comes to concussions, protocol matters

By Greg A. Bedard

Patriots Notebook

Patriots rookie Justin Francis hoping to make an impact

By Shalise Manza Young

On Second Thought

Fans like this should be rooted out

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Bucks 91, Celtics 88

Celtics waste early lead in loss to Bucks

By Gary Washburn

Sunday Baseball Notes

To-do lists for baseball’s Winter Meetings

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Hockey Notes

Boston Blades blazing way in women’s hockey

By Fluto Shinzawa

What they were thinking

By Stan Grossfeld

Patriots at Dolphins, 1 p.m.

Keys to a Patriots win in Miami

By Jim McBride

red sox notebook

Red Sox have big plans for Jonny Gomes

By Peter Abraham

NFL Week 13 preview

By Jim McBride

divisioN 1 | st. john’s prep 48, Brockton 28

St. John’s Prep knocks out Brockton

By Anthony Gulizia

division 1a | everett 20, barnstable 19

Everett topples Barnstable to claim title

By Jason Mastrodonato

Division 2 | Reading 27, Mansfield 7

Reading routs Mansfield for perfect season

By Eric Russo

Division 2A | beverly 28, natick 21

Beverly stops Natick to complete perfect season

By Andy Deossa

division 3 | Sharon 12, Wayland 3

Asnes leads Sharon over Wayland in Division 3 Super Bowl

By Craig Forde

division 3a | Bishop feehan 21, lynnfield 7

Romero, Bishop Feehan grab early lead, wear down Lynnfield

By Patrick McHugh

division 4 | Abington 14, St. Mary’s 8

Abington tops St. Mary’s in Division 4 Super Bowl

By Juan Rivera

division 4a | Cathedral 22, MAdison park 20

Cathedral gets past Madison Park

By Lorenzo Recupero

Division 5 | Upper Cape 22, Dorchester 8

Dumont, Upper Cape lower the boom on Dorchester

By Justin Rice

Division 2 Central Mass | Nashoba 20, Shepherd hill 6

Nashoba uses stout defense to defend state title

By Phil Perry

Alabama 32, Georgia 28

Alabama beats Georgia for SEC title

By Paul Newberry

Ideas

Could boredom be curable?

By Maria Konnikova

An elusive human annoyance may finally be yielding its secrets.

The case for governing by lottery

By Kevin Hartnett

America really would be better off picking its leaders at random, says a group of political scientists

Q&A

What the past sounded like

By Carolyn Johnson

The problem of noise is ageless: even Julius Caesar worried about loud wagon traffic, Mike Goldsmith finds.

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The Word

How Tony Kushner made Lincoln talk

By Ben Zimmer

Uncommon Knoweldge

Hot and can’t be bothered

By Kevin Lewis

The Twinkie defense

By Jenn Abelson

Books

Literary magazines that would make good gifts

By Eugenia Williamson

Here’s a sampling of attractive and worthy journals, several of them locally produced, sure to thrill even the most critical of readers.

Graphic novels that would make good gifts

In “Building Stories,’’ Chris Ware interweaves stories and styles through 14 unique books.

By Dan Wasserman

If printed books are to survive the avalanche of e-books and screen-based media, their rescuers may well be graphic novels.

Children’s books that would make good gifts

By Liz Rosenberg

Christmas is, of course, a time of rampant giving and receiving — and therefore the best time to remember the needs of others.

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Governor and mildly obsessed with Churchill

Deval Patrick

By Amy Sutherland

Short Takes

Capsule reviews of three recent titles

By Kate Tuttle

The Word on the Street

‘Unbored’ offers scads of lists

By Jan Gardner

Obituaries

David Schwendeman, seemingly brought specimens to life, 87

David Schwendeman

By Dennis Hevesi

The last full-time taxidermist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Schwendeman helped capture nature.

Arts & Movies

Taking ‘Pippin’ to the big top at the ART

In rehearsal, Olga Karmansky holds a hoop while Philip Rosenberg does a flip through it. Above: Patina Miller (center) and other company members.

By Joel Brown

Staying atop what’s called a “rolling globe” offers a handy metaphor for the balancing act that Diane Paulus is attempting.

Classical musicians carry on family tradition in BSO

Aza Raykhtsaum (violin), husband Jules Eskin (cello), Kate Gascoigne (French horn), husband Mark Ludwig (viola).

By James H. Burnett III

For roughly 50 years, the Ludwig-Eskin clan has passed down playing classical music as the family trade.

Bill Murray talks about his new deal as FDR

Bill Murray embraces the role of FDR.

By Janice Page

On the long list of things we never thought we’d see Bill Murray do in a movie, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt – at least, playing him straight, without a whiff of “Saturday Night Live”-style spoofing – ranks high.

Magazine

Your Home: Find Your Style

5 inspired rooms

By Marni Elyse Katz

Behind each of these creative spaces is a theme that pulls everything together. Designers and homeowners reveal how they found that spark.

Your Home: The Guide

7 trends in wall treatments

Homeowners are letting go of safe beige and trying gray-blues (and other colors) on their walls.

By Elizabeth Gehrman

Paints, papers, decals, and more can bring excitement to your rooms. Here are the freshest looks available.

Your Home: Find Your Style

A couple’s guide to nesting

By Jaci Conry

When both partners have strong opinions about the way a house should look, as they increasingly do, how do you keep the peace and get results you both can live with?

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Your Home/Find Your Style

Extreme (art) makeover

By Geoff Edgers

Perspective

A leaf-cleanup confession

By Todd Burger

Soundtrack

Savin Hill Cove’s menacing reach

By Scott Helman

Out and About

As seen around town

Style Watch

9 great owl items

By Marni Elyse Katz

A Restaurant’s Take

Catalyst’s chowder

Connections

The friend who hung on

By Ellen Goss Goldsberry

Tales from the City

Surprise on the Red Line

Globe North

Horse owner gets help from an animal communicator

Jack, a Percheron and Paint cross galloped in a field at his owner Debbie Rosse’s farm in Rowley.

By Taryn Plumb

When Rowley resident Debbie Rosse’s equine companion came down with an illness vets couldn’t diagnose, it was time to seek a hand from James Salvia.

A healing touch

How James Salvia uses his training to reach people and animals

Everett

Firefighters accuse city of violations in contract talks

By John Laidler

A contract dispute between Everett and its firefighters’ union intensified last week when about 150 union members and supporters held informational picketing outside City Hall.

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REVERE

Revere bridge naming raises some hackles

By Steven A. Rosenberg

In Uniform 

Globe North military news

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Arts

Rockport Music rings in the season

By Wendy Killeen

Dining Out

Tuscan Kitchen recreates Italy in N.H.

By Cindy Cantrell

Burlington

Plan for 60 apartment on agenda

By John Laidler

Everett

City’s auditing software replaced

By John Laidler

Lynn

City to plant about 110 trees

By John Laidler

Medford

Organ society meets Saturday

By Kathy McCabe

Melrose

Property tax bills going up

By Kathy McCabe

Somerville

Street art installed at Rogers Foam building

By Jarret Bencks

Winchester

Six Winchester nonprofits awarded grants

By Brenda J. Buote

Andover

Andover’s midyear review held last month

By Brenda J. Buote

Beverly

BevCam donates gear to high school

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Georgetown

Firefighters hold practice session

By David Cogger

Haverhill

City awarded Massworks grant

By Brenda J. Buote

Marblehead

Leaf pickup scheduled for next two weeks

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Peabody

Holiday festival set for next Sunday

By John Laidler

Salem

Salem Common pathways upgraded

By John Laidler

West Newbury

Town seeks new chief assessor

By Taryn Plumb

Portsmouth, N.H.

Planned memorial gets $10,000 donation

By Tom Long

Globe South

Two protocols for dealing with armed intruder

While the traditional “lockdown” protocol asks students and school staff to lock their classroom door and hide from an armed intruder, the ALICE protocol encourages active decision-making as the crisis unfolds.

Proactive approach to school crises stirs debate in Canton and beyond

A “gunman” — actually, New Bedford police officer Eric DaCosta — bursts unexpectedly into an ALICE training session last month in Franklin.

By Meg Murphy

More than 300 school districts nationwide have adopted a controversial safety protocol known as “ALICE” — alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate.

Two protocols for dealing with armed intruder

While the traditional “lockdown” protocol asks students and school staff to lock their classroom door and hide from an armed intruder, the ALICE protocol encourages active decision-making as the crisis unfolds.

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marshfield

Marshfield to update 15-year-old master plan

By Jennette Barnes

Beverly Beckham

Haul out the holly and put up the tree again

By Beverly Beckham

Abington

Rags to riches

By Emily Files

East Bridgewater

Community meals offer food, fellowship

By Sarah Coffey

Braintree

Space unsure for kindergarten classes

By Jessica Bartlett

Cohasset

Holiday Stroll on Saturday

By Johanna Seltz

Easton

Giving veterans a tax break

By Steve Hatch

Hanover

School open house

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Mansfield

Boy Scouts to deliver sand to seniors

By Christine Legere

Dedham

Teen honored for saving a life

By Natalie Feulner

Hingham

Officials decline tax split

By Jessica Bartlett

Brockton

Police Department to beef up ranks

By Steve Hatch

Holbrook

Town Hall rehab moving ahead

By Jennette Barnes

Foxborough

Eateries accept punishment for alcohol violation

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Marion

Donations sought for new Christmas tree

By Paul E. Kandarian

Hull

Santa at the Carousel

By Johanna Seltz

Marshfield

Injured firefighter recovering at home

By Jennette Barnes

Middleborough

Buddies needed for Special Olympics program

By Christine Legere

Milton

Animal Rescue League names president

By Natalie Feulner

Bridgewater

Park opens on university campus

By Christine Legere

Kingston

Schools seek solar-power pact

By Robert Knox

Norwell

Celebrated centenarian has died

By Meg Murphy

Pembroke

Quakers open their weekly meeting

By John Laidler

Rochester

Memorial School wins green award 

By Paul E. Kandarian

Plymouth

Police sergeant fired; patrolman resigns

By Emily Sweeney

Quincy

Business recieves Sam Adams loan

By Jessica Bartlett

Norton

Superintendent interviews to begin soon

By Jennette Barnes

Wareham

Kicking off Christmas

By Emily Sweeney

Randolph

New role for rec director

By Wendy Chow

Scituate

Solar array delayed

By Jessica Bartlett

Rockland

Perks for designated drivers

By Steve Hatch

Weymouth

Remembrance of lost children

By Johanna Seltz

Stoughton

Focus group members sought

By Rich Fahey

West Bridgewater

Sixth-graders fight back at bullying

By Sarah Coffey

Mattapoisett

Town Meeting passes most articles 

By Paul E. Kandarian

Westwood

Schools celebrate inclusivity with film

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Globe West

Planners see a friendlier Route 9 in the future

Its next incarnation?
 Regional planners imagine replacing the central parking area at Shoppers World with a public green, building residential units above existing stores, and adding buildings with a mix of uses. Cars would be tucked away in a garage.

By Calvin Hennick

Regional planners imagine a future in which shoppers can travel from place to place on foot, bike, or public transit, with common areas where people can congregate.

Smart growth proposals along Route 9

Here are some smart-growth proposals for The Golden Triangle, Framingham Centre, and Fayville along Route 9.

Route 9 numbers

Route 9 numbers

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On Hockey

Junior Bruins helping launch new league

By Jason Mastrodonato

Globe West military news

By Alice C. Elwell

Brookline

Chamber, BATV add video to holiday party

By Brock Parker

Ashland

Board to discuss pathway’s name

By Rachel Lebeaux

Medfield

Cheer on Angel runners, walkers 

By Lauren MacCarthy

Upton

Shared 911 system wins approval

By Lauren MacCarthy

Newton

Holiday crafts fair Sunday

By Laura E. Franzini

Newton

Arts Stroll & Shop on Dec. 2

By Laura E. Franzini

Weston

Classical music at the library

By Andrew Clark

Medway

Interim opening on Board of Health

By Rachel Lebeaux

Plainville

Tips on stress-free holiday decorations

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bellingham

Health, wellness program at library

By Rachel Lebeaux

Arlington

Apartments opening at Brigham’s site

By Brock Parker

Norfolk

Talk on the presidential election of 1968

By Rachel Lebeaux

Hopkinton

Selectmen keep single tax rate

By Ellen Ishkanian

Brookline

Climate group plans green read

By Brock Parker

Dover

Holiday pancake breakfast Saturday

By Ellen Ishkanian

Newton

Center’s makeover includes new name

By Laura E. Franzini

Franklin

Free ‘Humbug!’ for area youths

By Rachel Lebeaux

Berlin

Tahanto adds two AP electives

By Matt Gunderson

Littleton

New tax rates, higher bills

By Nancy Shohet West

Lincoln

Joint session to review school project

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Boxborough

Fire Department collecting toys

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Southborough

‘Lemon Grove’ author at library

By Jennifer Roach

Northborough

Special education Q&A at library

By Jennifer Roach

Sudbury

Panel to discuss town’s needs

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Carlisle

Final touches on school project

By Nancy Shohet West

Westborough

Annual holiday house tour Saturday

By Jennifer Roach

Pepperell

Tree-lighting event at library

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Bedford

New smartphone link to police

By Nancy Shohet West

Maynard

Discuss future of golf course

By Calvin Hennick

Harvard

Town considers full-time planner

By Davis Bushnell

Groton

Facility accepting storm debris

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Boylston

High school project nearing completion

By Matt Gunderson

Wayland

New traffic limits near Town Center

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Ayer

Holiday concerts in Town Hall

By Davis Bushnell

Marlborough

Overnight parking ban in effect

By Calvin Hennick

Stow

Teachers create classroom websites

By Matt Gunderson

Bolton

School campaign raises funds for arts

By Matt Gunderson

Shrewsbury

Fill police wagon with Toys for Tots

By Lauren MacCarthy

Hudson

Selectmen to set new tax rates

By Calvin Hennick

Wrentham

Lions Club selling Christmas trees

By Rachel Lebeaux