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Mass. scrambling to find housing for its homeless

UMass student Felicita Diaz moved to Northborough when a subsidy ended. Her family has since relocated to Chelsea.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

An average of 2,100 families a night — an all-time high — were temporarily housed in motel rooms in October.

No timeline for having Boston school chief in place

After months of delays, the Boston School Committee is expected to resume its search for a superintendent in the coming weeks.

Analysis

Running mate issue gets thornier for Charlie Baker

Karyn Polito is expected to declare that she will run for lieutenant governor, a move that puts the GOP gubernatorial favorite in a difficult spot.

The westbound side of Interstate 290 in Worcester was closed for nearly five hours to allow towing crews to clear the road.

CHRISTINE PETERSON/WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

On busy travel day, black ice led to massive pileup in Worcester

Early Sunday, some 65 vehicles spun and collided on a frozen patch of Interstate 290, seriously injuring two people.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/ted150-2052.jpg Feud with writers helped Ted Williams hit harder

In an article adapted from a new biography about the Red Sox legend, we learn that Williams would read much into critical words in the press.

Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, Elan Riesman, and Sharon Rozines took part in an outdoor Shabbat at Wachusett Reservoir.

Congregation joins Judaism with nature

Rabbi Katy Allen’s gathering of Jewish environmentalists and nature lovers almost always worships outside.

The Nation

4 dead, 63 hurt as train derails in the Bronx

First responders assisted victims and searched for bodies underwater. At least 11 people were critically hurt.

By Matt Flegenheimer and J. David Goodman

The train operator told emergency medical workers that the brakes had failed, but the operator’s account had not been confirmed, a city official said.

Officials say worst problems over for health care site

Politically, a fixed website could offer a fresh start for President Obama and his fellow Democrats after a wave of bad publicity.

By Philip Elliott

The worst of the glitches and delays may be over, the Obama administration said, but that doesn’t mean the website is completely ready.

D.C. panda cub is named Bao Bao

A panda cub was measured last week at the National Zoo in Washington as it was about to turn 100 days old.

The 100-day-old panda was given an identity after the Smithsonian’s National Zoo received more than 123,000 votes online from the public.

The World

Huge crowds join Ukraine protest movement

Ukrainian demonstrators listened to speakers in Independent Square. Thousands more marched in cities across the country against the president’s refusal to sign EU trade pacts.

By David M. Herszenhorn

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators across the country protested President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign EU trade pacts.

3 dead as Thai political foes clash

The week-old campaign of antigovernment protests in Thailand entered a dangerous new phase Sunday.

China launches moon rover trek

The robotic lunar rover Jade Rabbit will explore a plain on the moon that is an area of hardened lava.

The country’s latest display of ambition in space involves sending a Jade Rabbit roaming across the Bay of Rainbows.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | mike ross

Break Boston’s digital ceiling

By Mike Ross

The underrepresentation of women on corporate boards, as CEOs, and among recipients of start-up funds from venture capital firms reveals an inequality that cannot be ignored.

JAMES CARROLL

The wounds that never quite heal

By James Carroll

A car bomb that partially exploded in Belfast last week may not have hurt anyone, but it still was a reminder that the tensions of the past never really go away.

editorial

College report card is spotty, but provides needed info

The most disappointing finding in the latest report is the persistent gap between the skills of public college graduates and the needs of the job market.

Metro

Analysis

Running mate issue gets thornier for Charlie Baker

Karyn Polito (with voters in 2010) is expected to declare as early as Tuesday that she will run for lieutenant governor.

By Frank Phillips and Stephanie Ebbert

Karyn Polito is expected to declare that she will run for lieutenant governor, a move that puts the GOP gubernatorial favorite in a difficult spot.

No timeline for having Boston school chief in place

By James Vaznis

After months of delays, the Boston School Committee is expected to resume its search for a superintendent in the coming weeks.

Congregation joins Judaism with nature

Rabbi Katy Z. Allen, Elan Riesman, and Sharon Rozines took part in an outdoor Shabbat at Wachusett Reservoir.

By Lisa Wangsness

Rabbi Katy Allen’s gathering of Jewish environmentalists and nature lovers almost always worships outside.

Business ǀ Science

Mass. scrambling to find housing for its homeless

UMass student Felicita Diaz moved to Northborough when a subsidy ended. Her family has since relocated to Chelsea.

By Megan Woolhouse and David Abel

An average of 2,100 families a night — an all-time high — were temporarily housed in motel rooms in October.

Volunteers teaching algebra through computer coding

“How do we expect kids to succeed in a global economy when we don’t prioritize what’s basically 21st-century literacy?” said Bill Stitson, a software engineer at Trip Advisor, with student Ngan Ly.

By George Levines

With the program Bootstrap, students can learn algebra functions in real-life applications, rather than in abstract problem-solving.

The Hive

In the mood for a home massage? Try these out

Roman Torgovitsky, founder of Soma System, is looking to create products that can help treat chronic pain at home.

Obituaries

Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 77, Soviet dissident, writer

By Douglas Martin

Ms. Gorbanevskaya was a Russian dissident and poet who defied Soviet authorities by starting an influential underground publication.

Paul Crouch, 79; televangelist cofounded Trinity network

Paul Crouch helped Trinity become one of the world’s largest Christian networks.

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons

Mr. Crouch helped Trinity become one of the world’s largest Christian networks.

Dick Dodd, 68; lead singer of iconic ‘Dirty Water’

Dick Dodd (right) jammed with full-time pitcher and sometime guitarist Bronson Arroyo.

By Michael J. Bailey

Mr. Dodd was a member of the influential surfer band the Bel-Airs and drummer and lead singer of the garage band the Standells.

Sports

Feud with writers helped Ted Williams hit harder

Ted Williams with his chief critic, the widely read Daily Record columnist Dave Egan, after Williams enlisted in the Navy in May 1942.

By Ben Bradlee Jr.

In an article adapted from a new biography about the Red Sox legend, we learn that Williams would read much into critical words in the press.

Patriots 34, Texans 31

Patriots rally in 2nd half to beat Texans

Danny Amendola, left, celebrated after Rob Gronkowski scored a first quarter touchdown.

By Shalise Manza Young

The Patriots overcame another slow start to rally past the lowly Texans and then break their 3-game road losing streak.

Christopher L. Gasper

Patriots proving they’re good enough to contend

With imposing Texans lineman J.J. Watt bearing down on him, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (2 touchdowns, 1 interception) gets off a pass during the first quarter.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The 2013 Patriots may not be up to the level of prior Patriots teams, but they are good enough to contend for a Super Bowl title.

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PATRIOTS Notebook

With Stevan Ridley benched, Patriots turn to James Develin

By Michael Whitmer

Houston Perspective | John McClain

Texans had no defense from hitting bottom

By John McClain

Patriot Nation

Fans make Houston their latest trip destination

By Austin Laymance

Offseason breakdown: Third base

Red Sox have options at third base

By Nick Cafardo

Bruins Notebook

Bruins’ Claude Julien gets jump on Olympic duties

By Amalie Benjamin

Broncos 35, Chiefs 28

Denver cements top spot in AFC West

By Dave Skretta

Jaguars 32, Browns 28

Cecil Shorts’s touchdown catch lifts Jacksonville

By Tom Withers

Dolphins 23, Jets 3

Dolphins keep playoff hopes alive

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

Colts 22, Titans 14

Adam Vinatieri, Indy kick it up a notch

By Michael Marot

Eagles 24, Cardinals 21

Nick Foles tosses 3 more touchdowns for Philly

By Rob Maaddi

Panthers 27, Buccaneers 6

Cam Newton, Panthers win 8th straight

By Steve Reed

49ers 23, Rams 13

Michael Crabtree returns, gives 49ers boost

By Janie McCauley

Bengals 17, Chargers 10

Bengals wear down deflated Chargers

By Bernie Wilson

Falcons 34, Bills 31 (OT)

Opportunistic Falcons prey on Buffalo

By John Wawrow

Vikings 23, Bears 20 (OT)

Adrian Peterson helps propel Minnesota

By Jon Krawczynski

Giants 24, Redskins 17

Justin Tuck’s 4 sacks aid in Giants’ rally

By Joseph White

Saints at Seahawks, 8:40 p.m. (ESPN)

Seahawks-Saints game rife with playoff implications

By Tim Booth

G: Health

Health

Improving cancer patients’ diets

White turkey chili, one of the dishes served during a tasting hosted by Cancer Nutrition Consortium at TD Garden.

By Karen Weintraub

Until now, there’s been little medical guidance to help cancer patients find foods they can tolerate and eat to maintain a healthy weight.

Art Review

Mechanical, moving at same time at MIT Museum

“Haliades,” by John Douglas Powers, is among the works on display in the kinetic art exhibition, “5000 Moving Parts,” at the MIT Museum.

By Cate McQuaid

The kinetic art exhibit “5000 Moving Parts” checks in with some contemporary masters of the moving sculpture.

Book Review

‘The Gods of Guilt’ by Michael Connelly

Author Michael Connelly brings back his defense attorney Mickey Haller for another case of mystery, which includes murder, snarly family relationships, and, of course, pretty women.

By Daneet Steffens

The author brings back his defense attorney Mickey Haller for another case of mystery.

More Stories

Album Review | Pop

Britney Spears, ‘Britney Jean’

By Marc Hirsh

Album Review | HARDCORE PUNK

Black Flag, ‘What The . . .’

By Franklin Soults

Album Review | SINGER-SONGWRITER

Glen Hansard, ‘Drive All Night’

By Stuart Munro

Album Review | POP

Laurie Sargent, ‘Little Dipper and the Shooting Star’

By Ken Capobianco

Album Review | Classical

A collection of Otto Klemperer’s Mahler works

By David Weininger

Album Review | Classical

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida’s take on Schumann

By Seth Herbst

Daily Dose

Bad treatments for migraines

By Deborah Kotz

Daily Dose

Insomnia linked to earlier death in men

By Deborah Kotz

MD mama

Scary new statistics about ADHD

By Dr. Claire McCarthy

Health Answers

Why do so many medications cause drowsiness?

By Courtney Humphries

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Chess Notes

Weekly chess column

By Harold Dondis and Chris Chase

Names

Bids for beards off revered Red Sox

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Lisa Niemi Swayze works for pancreas research

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘American Hustle’ earns big stars at viewing

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Eddie Money performs his big hits in Natick

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

‘Chasing Life’ gets 7 additional episodes

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Celebrities spotted in and around town

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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