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A century later, local World War I hero honored

A photo of Simeon Nickerson is displayed at a Middleborough American Legion post.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

The 1918 mission was suicide, which Sergeant Simeon Nickerson of Middleborough undoubtedly knew. But he did not die in vain.

Vital to the region’s waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms

Kelp provides a critical ocean habitat and absorbs lots of carbon dioxide, which helps to blunt global warming.

Dana Pullman resigned from the State Police union in September.

Union boss who defended state troopers faces his own fraud investigation

Dana Pullman is at the center of his own federal fraud investigation, with investigators asking whether the union leader was helping himself while helping others.

Michelle Obama speaks during the When We All Vote rally in Las Vegas. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Joe Buglewicz

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT

Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union shine a light on infertility struggles

Black women are almost twice as likely to struggle with infertility than white women. Gabrielle Union and Michelle Obama can help them to stop suffering in silence.

Legal sports betting will begin in R.I. casinos later this month

Fans will be able to place legal wagers on their favorite teams at the Twin River Casino by the end of Thanksgiving week.

Metro

THE WEEK AHEAD

Take a hiatus to think locally with these upcoming community events

The MBTA plans to make it easier to cross the tracks at the Newton Highlands Green Line station. (Leslie Anderson/Globe Staff)

By Marcia Dick

There’s opportunities to plant a tree, attend a meeting on public transportation, or watch a parade.

Business & Tech

Legal sports betting will begin in R.I. casinos later this month

Workers readied the sports betting area last week at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

By Andy Rosen

Fans will be able to place legal wagers on their favorite teams at the Twin River Casino by the end of Thanksgiving week.

Obituaries

Devah Pager, a Harvard sociologist who documented bias in hiring, dies at 46

Dr. Pager with her son, Atticus, in their Cambridge home in 2016.

By Bryan Marquard

Dr. Pager was a rising star in the field of sociology.

Sports

MIAA BOYS’ SOCCER

Patrick Mejia lifts Holliston over Norton

 St. Mary's of Lynn celebrate after taking home the Division 4 North final trophy, after defeating Mystic Valley, at Manning Field. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

By Brandon Blom

St. Mary’s topples Mystic Valley in Division 4 North.

MIAA GIRLS’ SOCCER

Swampscott claims first sectional title in school history

By Matt MacCormack

The Big Blue shut out Bishop Fenwick.

Ben Volin | On Football

Titans attacked Tom Brady up the middle and it worked superbly

Nashville TN 11/11/18 New England Patriots Tom Brady is sacked by Tennessee Titans Logan Ryan during second quarter action at Nissan Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Ben Volin

Former Patriot coordinator Dean Pees was the star of Sunday’s game for a defensive game plan that riddled the Patriots.

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