Lacking heat, Lawrence-area residents face a cold Thanksgiving

Laura Alefantis (left) helped Hadde Diaz, 4, find a pair of snow pants and a winter jacket as she volunteers at Debbie's Treasure Chest during Keeping The Merrimack Valley Warm Night.

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Hundreds of families affected by the gas outage in the Merrimack Valley are expected to join their neighbors at communal holiday dinners.

// Get ready for bitter cold and possible snow squalls

Watch out for patches of black ice on the way to work Wednesday morning, and be prepared for a sudden snow squall while you’re on your way home.


A number of Thanksgiving football games moved up to Wednesday

Forecasts for extreme cold on Thursday prompted some schools to reschedule their games.

Macaroons, Christmas wreaths, almond crescents, and Italian natale cookies bring on the warm memories.

Photograph by Anthony Tieuli; Styling by Sheila Jarnes

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Classic holiday cookie recipes from Boston-area bakers

Recipes for classic holiday cookies with an extra-special ingredient: nostalgia.

// What to know if you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving today

If the predictions from the experts are any indication, Thanksgiving traffic this year will be worse than last year. Here are the best and worst times to leave.

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// My boyfriend confessed he kissed a co-worker while drunk. What now?

I gave him the third degree, but I’m not sure I can trust him.

// American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

Seven fishermen have been arrested for facilitating the American’s visit to a restricted island home to a tribe known to resist all contact with outsiders, often attacking anyone who comes near.

// Wild turkey bangs on Franklin Police Department door before Thanksgiving

A wild turkey tried to break into the Franklin Police Department before Thanksgiving.

// 5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Kashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on November 11, 2018 that the US will hold accountable all involved in killing a dissident Saudi journalist. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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After Saudi Arabia killed a journalist, Congress must take a stand

US intelligence has confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Congress must respond.

Of recreational marijuana, Ramon Aldoyn said, “The people want it, the people demand it, and the people use it.”

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Why they came: Marijuana customers flock to East Coast’s first stores

One man bought at a store but said he’ll also buy on the black market due to legal weed’s high prices.

People waited in line for the opening of Cultivate.

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A brand new state industry kicked off in Leicester and Northampton

Massachusetts’ first two recreational marijuana dispensaries opened to long lines and lots of buzz.

Authorities eye two more inmates in Bulger slaying

Investigators are focusing on Felix Wilson, who shared a cell with James “Whitey” Bulger before his death, and Sean McKinnon, a Vermont man serving an eight-year sentence.

Former Mass. governor Michael Dukakis appeared before the MBTA board to express his support for a North-South rail link in Boston. Seated in the backround is former Mass. governor William Weld, who spoke after Dukakis.

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He ran a state. He ran for president. Now, Michael Dukakis waits his turn

Try to imagine another major-party presidential candidate enduring a MassDOT meeting.

// Dartmouth #MeToo case sparks worldwide mentorship effort

A week after seven current and former students alleged that Dartmouth College failed to protect them from a culture of sexual harassment and assault, the case has sparked grass-roots activism.

// Serial rapist linked to 1969 murder of Jane Britton at Harvard

After conducting fresh DNA testing and analysis, Middlesex County prosecutors announced Tuesday they have at last identified Britton’s killer.

BOSTON, MA - 11/19/2018: Gate of Heaven School in South Boston will be torn down (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

Kevin Cullen

Not even Gate of Heaven can stand up to Southie’s building boom

There is no better example of the current state of the quality of life in Southie today than the fact that tearing down a school to make way for a parking lot is considered something of a victory.

// Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak: Mass., N.H. among affected states

Health officials in the US and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states.

// Trump pressed to have Justice Department prosecute Comey and Clinton

President Trump told the White House counsel that he wanted to order the Justice Department to bring charges against two of his enemies: Hillary Clinton, and former FBI Director James Comey.

// In tweet, President Trump says he might attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Michelle Wolf had some words for President Donald Trump after he claimed the “so-called comedian” bombed at last year’s event.

// Driver in Sweet Tomatoes crash is sentenced to four years in jail

During a wrenching hearing, prosecutors asked a judge to send Bradford Casler to jail for five years after the 2016 crash, which killed two customers.

// Jim Calhoun is back on the sideline, this time coaching a Division 3 team

After six years of retirement, the 76-year-old coach is back in the game with a brand-new Division 3 team at Saint Joseph.

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// Investors exhale as stocks post early rebound

Plus: Is it time to buy GE’s stock? Verizon’s logo is coming to the Boston skyline. And just how crowded planes are these days.

Martha’s Vineyard detective fired for conducting illegal background checks

The detective came under scrutiny after a separate investigation found packages filled with large amounts of cocaine had been delivered to a tenant living inside his home.

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// Help was a few feet away. Why didn’t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


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Aerial photos show devastation from Calif. wildfires

At least 79 people have lost their lives in California’s deadliest wildfire.