More questionable spending found at Dorchester charter school

According to a report, the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy’s former executive director dipped into school funds to pay her mortgage.

// Conductor on Christmas train not facing charges in crash that left two dead

The victims were identified as Melissa Gaudette and Edwin Benitez-Figueroa.

// Calling treatment ‘nothing short of horrifying,’ veterans groups demand VA nursing home fixes

Six national veterans groups, who together represent nearly 5 million members, say veterans who risked their lives for our country shouldn’t have to risk their lives in VA nursing homes.

// Rest homes closing as financial pressures mount

When it closes on Dec. 1, the financially troubled Somerville Home will become the 100th such facility in the state to shut down in the past two decades.

// ‘Wow, Mr. President, that’s a good one’: Schiff replies to Trump’s vulgar tweet

In a tweet, President Trump took aim at Rep. Adam Schiff, misspelling his name as a profanity.

// White House again threatens Jim Acosta’s pass

The White House sent the CNN reporter a letter saying they had made the ‘‘preliminary decision’’ to suspend his pass when a judge’s temporary order expires.

// Trump cites Finland on forest fire prevention, but Finnish president is puzzled

Sauli Niinisto isn’t sure where President Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its forests.

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// Bloomberg’s jaw-dropping donation: $1.8b to Johns Hopkins

Plus: Uneasy future for Mass. rest homes, Ghosn is out as Nissan chairman, and a bridge over calm waters.

// Program from first World Series sells at auction for $228,780

The program is from Game 7 of the nine-game series in 1903 between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

// Holbrook man charged with manslaughter after drunken crash killed passenger

Hector DeJesus was allegedly driving more than 100 miles per hour on Route 139 when he sideswiped a telephone pole, sending his car airborne and into the roof of a house.

Alicia Restrepo was found fatally shot in her car on Oct. 15. She was 24.

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8 killings, 11 days, and the last to die was Alicia

It was a stunning cluster of shootings even for a part of the city that knows violence too well.

Poodles in Wayland attacked by coyotes

The owner of the dogs said they were only about 10 feet away from the sliding door when the coyotes attacked.

Garlic and anchovy rubbed turkey, in New York. Why can’t turkey taste more like lamb — specifically, a Provençal-style leg of lamb, rubbed down with garlic, anchovies and rosemary? Food Stylist: Barrett Washburne. Prop Stylist: Courtney de Wet. (Christopher Testani/The New York Times)

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Am I poised to ruin Thanksgiving?

A woman considering serving a pre-cooked turkey worries about the implications.


// Thanksgiving travel season is looking to be really, really busy

Millions of people will be on the roads and in the air. If you’re going to be one of them, there are ways to be smart about it.

// Here are the best and worst times to leave to avoid Thanksgiving traffic

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

// Thursday could be the coldest Thanksgiving on record

The coldest Thanksgiving recorded was November 28, 1901, when the high was 24 degrees, but this Thursday could set a new record.

Employees Nick Jarrin (left) and Kaylee Castell at Cultivate Holdings in Leicester.

Recreational pot shops prepare for thousands on opening day

The two-year wait for recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts will come to an end on Tuesday when the first two shops, located in Leicester and Northampton, open at 8 a.m.

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic candidates Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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What’s in a name? More than you think

The demographics of name change petitioners today suggest a complicated story of race, class, and culture.

Michael Dwyer/AP


Don’t run, Senator Warren, don’t run

Elizabeth Warren would face problems inherent in the Massachusetts political culture if she runs.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/18/ Maffeo vs. Maffeo: Twin brothers, opposing QBs, and a new layer to a Thanksgiving rivalry

Luke and Zach Maffeo of O’Bryant and Latin Academy will share the field as opponents before sharing the dinner table as family.

// Tom Brady weighs in on his award-winning 8th-grade acting career

“It was the Wizard of Oz, and I was the Cowardly Lion,” Brady said. “The lion’s a pretty big character in that particular show.”


// Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow to speak at Correspondents’ dinner

The shift to a featured speaker from a traditional comedic entertainer follows a sharp performance at this year’s event by comedian Michelle Wolf.

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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 56 people have lost their lives in California’s deadliest wildfire.