Front page

Scott Macaulay shopped for Thanksgiving groceries ahead of the dinner he has cooked for 28 years in Melrose.

Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe

Plenty of room for all at Scott Macaulay’s tables

For the 28th year, Macaulay will host dozens for dinner at First Baptist Church in Melrose, a meal he organizes, pays for, cooks, and serves, most of it single-handedly.

Paul Miller (left) and Mike Hanlon helped push an effort to rename the Shawmut Street Extension, where the Cocoanut Grove fire occurred.

Site of tragic Cocoanut Grove fire to be renamed

The Shawmut Street Extension will be renamed Saturday, 71 years after the most devastating building fire in New England history.

Walsh aides seek inaugural donations

A solicitation asking for donations and describing events to celebrate Walsh’s inaugural was circulating among potential donors this week and was obtained by the Boston Globe. A Walsh adviser, however, insisted that it was a draft document that the mayor-elect had not yet approved.

Steven Senne/AP

Organizers of Mayor-elect Martin Walsh’s inauguration are asking for up to $50,000 apiece to bankroll his inaugural celebration.

Suffolk Downs would be landlord in deal with Mohegan Sun

The race track would lease land to Mohegan under an ambitious new proposal to build a $1 billion gambling resort in Revere.

Olivia Mora is charged with vehicular homicide.

Tangled picture of suspect in crash that killed girl

Olivia Mora, a 36-year-old with a long record of traffic violations, was allegedly drunk when the vehicle she was driving hit and killed a 7-year-old girl Tuesday.

The Nation

Rollout delayed 1 year for small-business health site

By Carla K. Johnson

Administration officials said employers who want to buy marketplace plans now need to go through an agent or insurance company.

Some Md. prisoners freed after 2012 court ruling

Michael Person, who served 39 years in prison after being convicted in the slaying of a bartender, hugged family members when he was released in Baltimore recently.

By Jessica Gresko

Maryland’s highest court decided that judges had given improper instructions to juries that heard the men’s cases decades ago, making them flawed.

Gov’t to keep ban on paying bone marrow donors

By Lauran Neergaard

The government now has proposed a regulation to keep the ban intact by rewriting some legal definitions.

The World

Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italy’s Senate

Silvio Berlusconi’s removal means he is without elective office for the first time in roughly two decades.

By Jim Yardley

Italy’s Senate stripped him of his parliamentary seat, a dramatic and humiliating expulsion, even as other potential troubles await him.

Syria’s Assad won’t cede power in peace talks

By Albert Aji

The meeting would be the first face-to-face talks between President Bashar Assad’s government and its opponents since the Syrian war began.

Pakistani party names top US spy, calls for his arrest

By Sebastian Abbot

The apparent disclosure of the top CIA officer’s name will almost certainly strain the fragile diplomacy.

Editorial & Opinion

EDWARD L. GLAESER

Thanks to resilience

Some of the area’s first residents are buried at the Burial Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.

By Edward L. Glaeser

A day to reflect on past tragedies — and prevent future ones.

Alex Beam

No grace in ‘virtual communion’

By Alex Beam

Perhaps the traditionalists have a point: While digital technologies can bring us together, they can also be profoundly alienating.

editorial

Living on food stamps, two bananas at a time

The political will to pay for food stamps is waning, putting even more pressure on the poor.

Metro

Suffolk Downs would be landlord in deal with Mohegan Sun

An aerial view of Suffolk Downs.

By Mark Arsenault

The race track would lease land to Mohegan under an ambitious new proposal to build a $1 billion gambling resort in Revere.

Tangled picture of suspect in crash that killed girl

Olivia Mora is charged with vehicular homicide.

By Peter Schworm, Akilah Johnson and Wesley Lowery

Olivia Mora, a 36-year-old with a long record of traffic violations, was allegedly drunk when the vehicle she was driving hit and killed a 7-year-old girl Tuesday.

Walsh aides seek inaugural donations

A solicitation asking for donations and describing events to celebrate Walsh’s inaugural was circulating among potential donors this week and was obtained by the Boston Globe. A Walsh adviser, however, insisted that it was a draft document that the mayor-elect had not yet approved.

By Jim O’Sullivan

Organizers of Mayor-elect Martin Walsh’s inauguration are asking for up to $50,000 apiece to bankroll his inaugural celebration.

Business

GlaxoSmithKline to open Cambridge office

GlaxoSmithKline offices in London.

By Robert Weisman

The British pharmaceutical giant will open a new research and development office in the city.

Walmart settles suit over worker’s death

Maria Jose Santos and Filippe Moura with lawyer Brian Joyce (right).

By Erin Ailworth

Walmart Stores Inc. has settled a multimillion-dollar suit that sought to hold it accountable for a construction worker’s death at its Walpole store.

Best Buy simulates Black Friday to prepare staff

John Garrasi, the Watertown Best Buy store manager, recently lead his team thorough a Black Friday simulation.

By Taryn Luna

Black Friday is a crazy day for shoppers, but it can also be hectic and stressful for store workers.

Obituaries

Nina McCain, 76, of Wellesley; longtime Globe education reporter

Nina McCain wrote for the Globe for decades. She focused on education but also covered civil rights and justice topics.

By Bryan Marquard

Ms. McCain, who wrote for the Globe from 1968 until 2000, focused on education; she also covered civil rights and justice topics.

Gardner Hathaway, 88; former CIA counterintelligence chief

Gardner Hathaway, right, stood inside the CIA station at what was then the US Embassy in Moscow in 1977. He had a four-decade career with the intelligence agency.

By Steve Vogel

Mr. Hathaway’s four-decade career with the agency took him to Cold War focal points ranging from Berlin to Moscow and placed him at the center of many espionage episodes.

Arik Einstein, 74; beloved Israeli musician

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Arik Einstein symbolized “the land of Israel that is beautiful, true, and pure.”

By Isabel Kershner

Mr. Einstein’s blend of folk and rock helped shape a new Hebrew popular culture.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

A few items to chew on

It’s easy to rip the Baseball Writers Association of America, the gatekeepers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, writes Dan Shaughnessy, but it’s much easier to rip the BBWAA member who sold his Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Picked-up pieces include items on Boston’s Olympic bid, UMass basketball, the Baseball Hall of Fame, Randy Moss, and other sports topics on the menu.

NHL roundup: Evgeni Malkin paces Penguins rally

Evgeni Malkin put the winning tally in the shootout behind Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier.

Malkin picked up his first two-goal game in more than 18 months and added the game-winner in the shootout as Pittsburgh beat Toronto, 6-5, on Wednesday.

patriots notebook

Chandler Jones is AFC Defensive Player of the Month

AFC Defensive Player of the Month Chandler Jones was quick to share the credit with his Patriots teammates.

By Shalise Manza Young

In three games in November, Jones recorded 16 tackles, 4 sacks, and 6 quarterback hits.

G: Style

’Tis the season to be thrifty

By Steph Hiltz

Your guide to holiday bargain-hunting in the city’s best vintage, thrift, and consignment shops.

Book REview

‘Strong Boy’ by Christopher Klein

 28book

By Gordon Marino

The remarkable biography of the legendary boxer, John L. Sullivan, a.k.a the Boston Strong Boy, takes full measure of the man, the fighter, and fin de siècle America.

Sixty-one years after the wedding, the photos

Dorothy and Donald Lutz during their “wedding” photo shoot — with a theme inspired by the Pixar movie “Up” — on the Old Northern Avenue Bridge in Boston.

By Rachel Raczka

Dorothy and Donald Lutz’s wedding photographer never showed up for their vows 61 years ago, so a family member created a makeshift anniversary shoot.

More Stories

Bargain Bin

At Recess, a rainbow of colors

By Ami Albernaz

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

The week ahead: Music

By James Reed

Mark your calendar

By June Wulff

Handyman on Call

How to finish basement floor

By Peter Hotton

Names

Writers support independent bookstores by working in one

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Jessica Simpson celebrates Thanksgiving in Mass.

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

JFK’s grandson honors two with New Frontier Award

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘American Hustle’ director talks about bombings

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Casey Affleck, Sarah Silverman get PETA’s stamp of approval

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Shades of Hope at the InterContinental

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Globe North

High school football

Lynn Classical, Lynn English face off for 100th game

Gary Molea, head coach at Lynn English, spoke during practice at the school in preparation for their Thanksgiving Day game.

By Maureen Mullen

Rich with tradition, the game is played these days in a city that has dramatically changed since the days that Harry Agganis led the team.

REGION

Health boards crack down on drug paraphernalia sales

By Christian M. Wade

Three communities have recently adopted measures to get glass pipes and other items removed from smoke shops and convenience store shelves.

State Rep. Brad Hill stays on while undergoing cancer treatment

Since 1999, Hill has served as the representative for the Fourth Essex District, and is House minority whip.

By David Rattigan

A recent lengthy hospital stay in November prompted the Ipswich Republican to make his battle with cancer public.

Globe South

Scituate High’s Dawayne Kirton carries dreams, family, community

Scituate High School Football captain Dawayne Kirton.

By Peter Cappiello

The Sailors’ career rushing leader has been playing football for the town since seventh grade, and will take part in a ceremony Thursday with his mother, who is battling cancer.

Local police leaning more on social media to help do their work

Officer Andrew Jurewich showed the Facebook page used by Norwood police. He maintains Facebook and Twitter accounts and Web pages for the department.

By Jean Lang

A September survey of 500 law enforcement agencies in 48 states found that 95.9 percent of them were using social media.

Quincy

Tougher enforcement of building codes proposed

A photo displayed at a legislative hearing Nov. 20 showed the aftermath of a 2009 fire at a home on Robertson Street in Quincy that killed a father and his two sons.

By Jessica Bartlett

The proposed legislation would increase the fine for a landlord renting a dangerous or illegal apartment to as much as $15,000 or jail time.

Globe West

Food, family, and football for Natick High’s coach

Natick head coach Mark Mortarelli.

By Lenny Megliola

It may be a holiday, but for the head football coach at Natick High, it is also the busiest day of the year.

Lexington looks ahead to first year of community farm

Janet Kern checks out kale still in the fields last week at Busa Farm.

By Emily Cantaneo

A local nonprofit signed a lease with the town on Nov. 18 for the 8-acre property on Lowell Street that will become the town’s first community farm.

High school football

Thanksgiving Day games west of Boston

By Phil Perry

A breakdown of the Thanksgiving Day high school football games in communities west of Boston.