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December 1

Bipartisan group finds bridges hard to build

No Labels brings together lawmakers of diverse ideological stripes to find solutions, but its effectiveness is questioned.

Lee Willey moved mountains of man-made snow with a snow groomer at Loon Mountain. An HKD tower gun sent out man-made snow near the base of the mountain.

Fred Field for the Boston Globe

Snowfall off, ski areas turn to technology

Technological advances have allowed ski resorts to make snow faster, more efficiently, and at higher temperatures.

John-Henry Williams, shown with his father in 1982, arranged for Ted to be frozen and then stored in a large “Dewar” by Alcor Life Extension.

Globe File 1982

Startling details about Ted Williams’s life unearthed

In an article adapted from a new biography on the Red Sox legend, more is revealed about his last hours, and his son’s hope that Teddy Ballgame would one day live again.

Since ’12 election, drive to end tax loophole fizzled out

Concerted initiatives from the White House and Democrats to close a special tax loophole for hedge fund and private equity investors have not materialized.

The Nation

December 1

Bipartisan group finds bridges hard to build

No Labels held a photo session in October for a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers calling for an end to the government shutdown.

By Tracy Jan

No Labels brings together lawmakers of diverse ideological stripes to find solutions, but its effectiveness is questioned.

Since ’12 election, drive to end tax loophole fizzled out

By Noah Bierman

Concerted initiatives from the White House and Democrats to close a special tax loophole for hedge fund and private equity investors have not materialized.

Longer goodbye for beloved pets, and their owners

Denise Fitzmaurice (right) took her dog, Sophie, to Michele Price’s mobile veterinary clinic  in Virginia. A growing number of veterinarians have begun offering hospice care for pets.

By Matt Richtel

Across the country, a growing number of veterinarians are offering hospice care.

The World

American veteran accused of war crimes in N. Korea

Merrill Newman made a TV apology, which could lead to his release soon, an expert on North Korea said.

By Jane Perlez

North Korea has released a video of a veteran confessing to “hostile acts” during the Korean War and while he was visiting the country in October.

At least 8 dead in helicopter crash as Scotland mourns

Rescue workers cleared the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed into a riverside pub in Glasgow Friday. Police said the extent of the tragedy is still uncertain.

By Ben McConville and Cassandra Vinograd

St. Andrew’s Day was transformed into a day of mourning as emergency crews searched the wreckage of a riverside pub smashed by a falling police helicopter.

1 killed, 5 hurt when Thai political protests turn violent

Thai opposition protesters attacked a bus carrying progovernment “Red Shirt” supporters  to a rally Saturday at a stadium in Bangkok.

By Thanyarat Doksone

The street fighting Saturday was between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Editorial & Opinion

TOM KEANE

Time to shop or, maybe, stop shopping

By Tom Keane

The notion of consumption for consumption’s sake seems at odds in a world where resources are scarce.

JEFF JACOBY

’Tis better to give, but some give more

By Jeff Jacoby

Making a political point will never feel as good as making a charitable gift, and there is no better retort to a charge of stinginess than an act of generosity.

opinion | Marcela García

Immigrants need licenses, not detention

By Marcela García

Two bills are in play at the State House, but both draw on the fundamental, yet controversial, premise that undocumented immigrants are a fact of life.

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opinion | Jeremy Hitchcock

Noncompete claws

By Jeremy Hitchcock

letters | Brandeis cuts ties with Palestinian university

Jacoby uses out-of-context quote to vilify college head

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Reality check: Reform law lowered our rates

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Mass. needs to solve website woes — now

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

ACA critics defend a broken status quo

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Parents will hound kids into buying insurance

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Good thing Obama wasn’t in charge in ’41

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Criticism of insurance mandate misses point

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Obama scurries away as his program flails

letters | Taking the pulse of Obamacare

Require too much, and support for law will ebb

Metro

Nantucket scrambles as funeral home closes

“My father had been lenient with the people of Nantucket,” said Carmen Bennett, daughter of the Lewis Funeral Home owner, office manager.

By Meghan E. Irons

Lewis Funeral Home, Nantucket’s only such business, is closing this week, and local leaders are struggling to fill the gap.

After Black Friday, it’s Small Business Saturday

By Dan Adams and Kathy McCabe

Some found the small business offerings a much more appealing option than the early morning scrum of Black Friday.

Vilna Shul descendants honor their heritage

Carol and Ken Bello entered the Vilna Shul sanctuary last week. Her great-great-grandparents were members.

By Lisa Wangsness

Descendants of original emigre members of the Beacon Hill synagogue, located by genealogical research, gathered to honor its heritage.

Money & Careers

Snowfall off, ski areas turn to technology

Lee Willey moved mountains of man-made snow with a snow groomer at Loon Mountain. An HKD tower gun sent out man-made snow near the base of the mountain.

By Katie Johnston

Technological advances have allowed ski resorts to make snow faster, more efficiently, and at higher temperatures.

Scallops giving New Bedford fishermen a welcome break

New Bedford is flush with money from the richest fishery in the nation — sea scallops. With many fishermen idle this time of year, the port is mobbed with clean, well-maintained scallopers.

By John Dyer

Unlike other ports around the country, New Bedford is flush with money from the richest fishery in the nation — sea scallops.

A high-stakes fight over a local fishery’s future

Shucking scallops has become a big business, with global players.

By John Dyer

What seemed like a promising marriage between a New Bedford seafood business and a Lithuanian business tycoon has soured into a dock fight.

Sports

Startling details about Ted Williams’s life unearthed

John-Henry Williams, shown with his father in 1982, arranged for Ted to be frozen and then stored in a large “Dewar” by Alcor Life Extension.

By Ben Bradlee Jr.

In an article adapted from a new biography on the Red Sox legend, more is revealed about his last hours, and his son’s hope that Teddy Ballgame would one day live again.

Bucks 92, Celtics 85

Bad Celtics dropped by the lowly Bucks

Celtics center Vitor Faverani drives to the basket in the first half against the Bucks.

By Gary Washburn

The Celtics crumbled in the final three quarters and dropped a painful, 92-85 decision to the downtrodden Bucks.

Bruins 3, Blue Jackets 1

Bruins roll past the Blue Jackets

Milan Lucic and Columbus’s Dalton Prout, who later fought, battle for net-front position.

By Amalie Benjamin

The Bruins are 9-0-2 in their last 11 home games, last losing in regulation on Causeway Street Oct. 26 to the Devils.

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Dan Shaughnessy

A year later, Texans have gone south

By Dan Shaughnessy

on second thought | kevin paul dupont

Newspapers should get in on title sponsorships

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Sunday Baseball Notes

Ben Cherington, Red Sox stick to plan while they can

By Nick Cafardo

Sunday Football Notes

Running QBs of 2012 season are big disappointments

By Ben Volin

Sunday Hockey Notes

New Canadian TV deal changes NHL landscape

By Fluto Shinzawa

Sunday Basketball Notes

Grizzlies try to find a way to top of the West

By Gary Washburn

Patriots at Texans, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Patriots lagging behind against the run

By Michael Whitmer

Patriots notebook

Alfonzo Dennard out; Rob Gronkowski questionable

By Shalise Manza Young

Bruins notebook

Jarome Iginla has some goals in sight

By Amalie Benjamin

celtics notebook

Jeff Green just starting to flourish as scorer

By Gary Washburn

Syracuse 34, Boston College 31

Eagles end regular season with road loss

By Michael Vega

Providence 3, Brown 2

Providence takes Mayor’s Cup title

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

Auburn 34, Alabama 28

Amazing finish propels Auburn past Alabama

By John Zenor

What They Were Thinking

Cheerleader gets some air

By Stan Grossfeld

Ideas

Donor-advised funds: Where charity goes to wait

By Leon Neyfakh

$45 billion of American philanthropic money has been given—but not received.

The Internationalist

Is Dubai the future of cities?

Burj Khalifa soars above the other buildings in Dubai.

By Thanassis Cambanis

As instant boomtowns compete with ancient metropolises, the Middle East debates what makes a true urban center.

The most important people who ever lived

From left, Napoleon, Charles Darwin, and William Shakespeare.

By Kevin Hartnett

A new ranking system puts Napoleon above Shakespeare and Darwin, and finds some very overrated artists.

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Uncommon Knowledge

For self-control, clean up—or have a doughnut

By Kevin Lewis

Brainiac

Olmsted, the Boston years

By Kevin Hartnett

Obituaries

John J. Curtin Jr., 80; passionate about legal aid for poor

Mr. Curtin worked to bring more women into the legal profession and to make it more racially diverse.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Curtin, a former president of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, helped found the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

Al Plastino, prominent comic book artist; at 91

Work on a special issue began before Kennedy’s death.

By William Yardley

Mr. Plastino drew scores of issues for Superman comics, and he also helped create new characters, such as Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Peter Kaplan, 59, made The New York Observer cutting edge

Peter Kaplan at his desk in 2007. The vigorously reported, tart-tongued coverage of power elites prefigured the work of many websites devoted to politics, culture, and the press.

By Margalit Fox

Under Mr. Kaplan’s stewardship, the newspaper became required reading for the very demographic it skewered.

Sunday Arts

Movies

In ‘At Berkeley,’ documentarian Frederick Wiseman goes to college

“I was always a film nut,” said the tireless Wiseman, 83.

By Ed Symkus

Though he never went to film school, Wiseman is widely considered to have reinvented the art of the documentary. His newest film opens at the MFA on Dec. 4.

ART REVIEW

‘Impressionists on the Water’ at Peabody Essex Museum

Paul Signac’s

By Sebastian Smee

“Impressionists on the Water” delves into the often surprising connections between the Impressionists and their watery subjects.

Grrrl’s story

Kathleen Hanna was the lead singer in the ’90s punk band Bikini Kill.

By Christopher Wallenberg

“Punk Singer” details the rise, fall, and recovery of the fiery lead singer of the influential ’90s punk band Bikini Kill and cofounder of the riot grrrl movement.

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DVD Review

DVD gives a fond look back at Big Star

By Geoff Edgers

They do love ‘Lucy’

By Lynda Gorov

CD Review

New Revels Christmas CD

By Jeffrey Gantz

A season of drama

By Tom Russo

Family Filmgoer

By Jane Horwitz

history repeating

‘Oh Danny boy,’ turns 100

By James Sullivan

feedback

Boston-area arts letters

By June Wulff

My Instagram: Rachel Murray

By Christopher Muther

the one thing

Decanters add a festive touch to a corner

By Marni Elyse Katz

quick bite

Bondir’s second act in Concord

By Devra First

Ticket: Visual arts

By Sebastian Smee

Ticket: Classical music

By Jeremy Eichler

The Ticket: Dance

By Karen Campbell

Ticket: Pop music

By James Reed

Ticket: Television

By Sarah Rodman

Names

Celtics show their appreciation to fans

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan in Brookline

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Partying down at Del Frisco’s opening

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Event raises awareness for pancreatic diseases

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Book review

‘The Roar of the Lion’ by Richard Toye

By David M. Shribman

Sportswriter, immersed in fiction

Mitch Albom

By Amy Sutherland

book review

‘Incarnadine’ by Mary Szybist

By John Freeman

new england literary news

‘Portraits of the American Craftsman’ is an ode to artisans

By Jan Gardner

SEVEN BOOKS ABOUT . . .

The friendly skies?

By Katharine Whittemore

Travel

Beyond the beach: islands of adventure

The creatures in Belize’s Shark Ray Alley mingle peacefully with snorkelers.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

On your next Caribbean getaway, step away from the beach blanket and immerse yourself in an island adventure.

Artists are reinventing Caribbean jewelry

A model shows off metalsmith Ichia Tiyi’s art jewelry.

By Patricia Borns

What makes the Caribbean such a popular destination for jewelry? Two words: duty free.

Road Trip

Route 133, a country drive from Lowell to Gloucester

The trails at Crane Reservation wind through the dunes and maritime forest, with views of the estuary, bay, and Choate Island.

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Stops for hiking, antiquing, clam chowder, and a flea market is within a 40-mile-long stretch of roadway that runs east-to-west between Lowell and Gloucester.

Magazine

The Food Issue

Todd English’s wild ride

By Alyssa Giacobbe

In between the closings and the canceled wedding, the unpaid bills and the ugly lawsuits, Boston’s biggest chef seemed to lose interest in the city that made him famous.

The Food Issue

10 sparkling wines for New Year’s

By Stephen Meuse

Priced from $13 to $77, bottles to ring in 2014.

The Food Issue

Tables for you

By Jess Teich

These 6 spots take soup-making seriously (so you don’t have to).

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Perspective

We can still save Thanksgiving

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

First Person

The berry whisperer

Examiner

Knight moves

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Miss Conduct

The secret-keeper

By Robin Abrahams

Cooking

What a spread

By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Two shakes of lamb

Dinner With Cupid

Speed dating

Connections

How the ‘terrible twos’ bonded us

By James H. Burnett III

Globe North

Help the Globe add to the dog name database

By Matt Carroll

The Globe is seeking people interested in filing public records requests with their local municipality.

Globe North

Dogs’ names say a lot about trends, owners

Jack Keating and his dog, Margie, at Rotary Park in Wilmington, her preferred walking venue. Margie was named by a dog breeder.

By Matt Carroll

The Globe examined 50,000 names in 13 Greater Boston cities and towns to figure out what dog names say about a community.

Aquarium brings the sea into Salem classrooms

Lyla-Ann Massie and Taylor Davolos react to the cold water.

By Terri Ogan

The Horace Mann Laboratory School visit was part of an ongoing partnership between the Salem school district and the New England Aquarium.

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Newburyport

Proposal on teen smoking decried

By Christian M. Wade

High School Wrestling

DeRosa takes ‘winning mentality’ to mat

By Taylor C. Snow

Dining Out

Old name, new vibe at Red Rock Bistro

By Kathy Shiels Tully

Burlington

Mall offers Holiday Wish Tree program

By John Laidler

Everett

Community meeting to focus on traffic

By John Laidler

Medford

Homeowners signing up for solar power

By Kathy McCabe

Melrose

Aldermen to meet Monday

By Kathy McCabe

Tewksbury

Library hosting Christmas-themed events

By John Laidler

Wakefield

Town prepares to celebrate holiday season

By John Laidler

Winchester

Town to receive flood insurance discount

By Brenda J. Buote

Andover

Firefighters hosting Santa Parade

By Brenda J. Buote

Danvers

Mall offers holiday donation program

By John Laidler

Essex

Town Hall, library renovations OK’d

By David Rattigan

Haverhill

Koutoulas promoted to city clerk

By Brenda J. Buote

Lawrence

Groundwork Lawrence wins community award

By Karen Sackowitz

Marblehead

Voting begins to select Festival of Arts logo

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Newbury

Selectmen fill several posts in town

By Taryn Plumb

Newburyport

Choral society holding 80th annual winter concert

By Brenda J. Buote

Newburyport

State agency approves downtown cultural district

By Brenda J. Buote

North Andover

Library offers technology help for residents

By Brenda J. Buote

Topsfield

Governor signs home-rule petition

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Globe South

Most popular dog names on the South Shore

That’s Nanook, and not of the North but of Quincy, at that city’s Faxon Park last month in the company of owner George Belyea.

By Matt Carroll

The most popular dog names south of Boston are Bella, Max, Buddy, Bailey, and Molly.

Bella English

My name has gone to the dogs

Bella English and her dog, Gumbo. The dog is a rescue from the South with many canine ingredients; thus, Gumbo.

By Bella English

Globe reporter Bella English writes about how common her name has become in the canine community.

Towns may join on waste plant

By Katheleen Conti

Brockton’s regional waste water plant is now operating well under capacity, creating an opportunity for surrounding communities to tap into the system.

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Beverly Beckham

When the photographs, and the memories, begin to fade

By Beverly Beckham

Dining Out

Boston Tavern draws crowds in Middleborough

By Paul E. Kandarian

People

Fallon wheelchair driver saves woman’s life

By Paul E. Kandarian

Globe South Community Bulletin Board

By Compiled Nicole Leonard

Hingham

Designated drivers could get a limo

By Jessica Bartlett

Abington

Nicotine rules tighten

By Jean Lang

Cohasset

Special Town Meeting shifts cash

By Johanna Seltz

Milton

Local to head to police academy

By Jessica Bartlett

Pembroke

Supporting the food pantry

By John Laidler

Norwell

Red Sox raffle will help hospice

By Juliet Pennington

Quincy

Report suggests salary raises

By Nicole Leonard

Scituate

Holiday food pantry donations

By Nicole Leonard

Weymouth

New DPW director on board

By Johanna Seltz

Braintree

Victims of house fire get donations

By Dan Adams

Holbrook

Full-day kindergarten funded

By Jennette Barnes

Kingston

Patriot legend’s book signing

By Robert Knox

Marshfield

Finance director finalists

By Jennette Barnes

Plymouth

Selectmen to discuss nuclear plant issues

By Emily Sweeney

Randolph

Designs for new buildings

By Dan Adams

Rockland

Restaurant donates to holiday program

By Cara Bayles

Avon

Pulling out the stops for holidays

By Johanna Seltz

Bridgewater

Town ready to negotiate slots agreement

By Jennette Barnes

Brockton

Park renovation begins

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Dedham

Technology grant for public schools

By Dave Eisenstadter

Carver

Heroin distribution charges

By Robert Knox

Easton

New improvements to vocational school

By Michele Morgan Bolton

East Bridgewater

Selectmen to start meetings an hour earlier

By Rich Fahey

Foxborough

Bowling alley franchise tries again for liquor license

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Mansfield

Discussions on commuter rail improvements

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Freetown

Town website is being updated

By Juliet Pennington

Hanson

Spelling bee fund-raiser

By John Laidler

Plympton

Budget meetings may be televised

By Juliet Pennington

Sharon

Art blends Hanukkah, Thanksgiving

By Jennette Barnes

Mattapoisett

School district adopts school-safety initiative

By Paul E. Kandarian

Rochester

Voters reject community preservation act

By Paul E. Kandarian

Stoughton

Remote control OK’d for board members

By Rich Fahey

Raynham

Hearing on slots plan

By John Laidler

Walpole

Local businesses recognized

By Johanna Seltz

Middleborough

Debate over treatment center

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Wareham

A plan to cure summertime parking blues

By Emily Sweeney

West Bridgewater

Town settles ex-officer’s case

By Rich Fahey

Westwood

First-graders flip on the lights

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Globe West

Most popular dog names west of Boston

Kathleen Jordan and her Australian shepherd Leo, named for his mane of hair, pause during a recent visit to Cold Spring Park in Newton.

By Matt Carroll

The Globe looked at dog names from 13 Greater Boston communities, including Concord, Dover, Framingham, and Newton.

Concord wants to park its school buses in Acton

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Concord school officials raised red flags last week about a plan to purchase land in Acton for its school buses.

Belmont seeks best option for rail trail

Recreational trail advocates in Belmont cite the success of the nearby Minuteman Bikeway.

By Emily Cataneo

A town-appointed committee is researching routes for a proposed walking and biking path through Belmont.

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In Uniform west of Boston

By Alice C. Elwell

Waltham

Annual menorah lighting Wednesday

By Jaclyn Reiss

Wellesley

Festival of Trees returns to Elm Bank

By Jaclyn Reiss

Brookline

Sign up for flu vaccination

By Brock Parker

Lexington

Open house, survey on parking issues

By Emily Cataneo

Watertown

Holiday festivities in the square Friday

By Jaclyn Reiss

Needham

Menorah lighting on common Monday

By Jaclyn Reiss

Wellesley

MassBay cites array of scholarships

By Jaclyn Reiss

Belmont

Holiday tours at historic Homer House

By Emily Cataneo

Arlington

First Lights celebration on Saturday

By Emily Cataneo

Brookline

Seminar shares energy-saving tips Saturday

By Brock Parker

Acton

ActonTV offers production classes

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Ashland

Holiday lighting in downtown square

By Rachel Lebeaux

Boxborough

Tree-lighting festivities Saturday

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Bellingham

Holiday luncheon for local seniors

By Rachel Lebeaux

Sudbury

Chat with selectmen on Dec. 10

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Carlisle

Common to host holiday festivities

By Nancy Shohet West

Maynard

No parking on streets overnight

By Calvin Hennick

Holliston

Drop off Toys for Tots donations

By Ellen Ishkanian

Bedford

Free pneumococcal vaccinations Friday

By Nancy Shohet West

Medfield

Garden club plans annual greens sale

By Abby Jordan

Wayland

Forums to revisit Town Hall repairs

By Davis Bushnell

Medway

Winter overnight parking ban in effect

By Rachel Lebeaux

Norfolk

Jingle run, Santa breakfast Saturday

By Abby Jordan

Plainville

Drop-in iPad workshop at library

By Rachel Lebeaux

Littleton

Advice on health insurance for seniors

By Nancy Shohet West

Sherborn

Special ‘Carol’ to benefit food pantry

By Ellen Ishkanian

Wrentham

Lions to host holiday party for seniors

By Abby Jordan

Westborough

Local shuttle service starts Monday

By Jennifer Roach

Millis

Jolly Holly Fair, greens sale Saturday

By Rebecca Kagle

Southborough

Santa Claus to drop in Saturday

By Jennifer Roach

Northborough

A look back at days of ‘quack’ medicine

By Jennifer Roach

Framingham

Annual tree-lighting gala Friday

By Megan Mckee

Natick

Apply for Boston Marathon entries

By Megan McKee

Newton

Celebrate Newton crafts fair next Sunday

By Shandana Mufti

Shirley

Presentation on cybersafety for children

By Rachel Lebeaux

Wayland

Library to offer holiday crafts for kids

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Ayer

Holiday event to benefit food pantry

By Davis Bushnell

Marlborough

Tree-lighting festivities on Union Common

By CalHennick

Stow

Danvers teacher is remembered

By Matt Gunderson

Concord

Grant aids Drinking Gourd Project

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Boylston

Curriculum updates on district website

By Matt Gunderson

Shrewsbury

Holiday open house at library

By Abby Jordan

Hudson

Town auctioning vehicles online

By Calvin Hennick

Dunstable

Town offers cut-your-own trees

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Bolton

Two 40B projects under construction

By Matt Gunderson

Berlin

Play commemorates Lockerbie victims

By Matt Gunderson

Hopkinton

Center School project gets boost from state

By Ellen Ishkanian

Franklin

Town offers online bill payments

By Rachel Lebeaux