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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. By Evan Allen

// At Plimoth Plantation, not all employees are thankful

As it readies for its annual throng of visitors, Plimoth Plantation remains embroiled in a long-running battle between employees and management.

Pollution plagues the mighty Merrimack when rain is heavy

The Merrimack is one of the most polluted waterways in New England and is one of dozens of regional rivers that are inundated with sewage from treatment plants overwhelmed by heavy rains.

// Republicans are green with envy over Somerville’s ActBlue

The Democratic fund-raising platform was a subject of the GOP’s post-midterm election frustration.

The Nation

Republicans are green with envy over Somerville’s ActBlue

A calendar counting down to Election Day took center stage at the Somerville offices of Democratic fund-raising platform ActBlue.

By Jess Bidgood

The Democratic fund-raising platform was a subject of the GOP’s post-midterm election frustration.

How do you move the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

Workers transported the Statue of Liberty’s original torch along with a replica of the statue’s face to the museum.

By Helene Stapinski

It took two years of worry and strategizing, but the day of truth finally arrived for Doug Phelps, as he and his crew moved the original Statue of Liberty torch.

Trump sees wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

President Trump was joined by Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, Governor Jerry Brown, and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones.

By Jonathan Lemire

President Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies. The death toll from the Camp fire now stands at 76.

The World

UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

By Sylvia Hui

Theresa May told her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union wouldn’t work.

‘We were told that he did not play a role’ in Khashoggi killing, Trump says of Saudi crown prince

A man holds a poster showing images of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman and of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, describing the prince as

By Maggie Haberman

The CIA has concluded that the crown prince ordered the brutal killing of Khashoggi, according to US officials.

Chinese city bans daytime dog walking in a crackdown on canines

Walking dogs in Hangzhou, China, has been heavily restricted.

By Tiffany May

A major city in China is cracking down on pet dogs after a publicized fight between a dog owner and a bystander.

Editorial & Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

Beto O’Rourke lost his election, but he’s getting the most presidential buzz

Beto O’Rourke spoke to supporters on Election Night.

By Michael A. Cohen

O’Rourke has a significant number of advantages going into the 2020 presidential race.

Renée Graham

‘Donald Trump was elected president because of his racism, not in spite of it’

Reading MA 11/13/18 Father Lambert Nieme a priest at Saint Agnes Parish listening during a town select meeting discussing issues of racist graffiti found around town at Reading Memorial High School, Performing Arts Center. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Renée Graham

In him, racists have someone who will never unequivocally condemn them or the violence they commit.


At Plimoth Plantation, not all employees are thankful

At the Wampanoag Homesite, an interpreter talked to school children.

By Dugan Arnett

As it readies for its annual throng of visitors, Plimoth Plantation remains embroiled in a long-running battle between employees and management.

Pollution plagues the mighty Merrimack when rain is heavy

With rainfall in the area as much as 50 percent above average this year, the Merrimack is expected to be deluged with an estimated 750 million gallons of sewage from the six treatment plants that feed into it.

By David Abel

The Merrimack is one of the most polluted waterways in New England and is one of dozens of regional rivers that are inundated with sewage from treatment plants overwhelmed by heavy rains.

Boston nonprofits distribute thousands of Thanksgiving meals to those in need

Martine Joseph (left) and Marie Alexia picked up turkeys and grocery packages Saturday at Catholic Charities Yawkey Center.

By Alana Levene

In the Merrimack Valley, volunteers gave out supermarket vouchers in lieu of turkeys, since many are still without utilities.

Business & Tech


Machines, too, discriminate against black and Latino homebuyers

By Michelle Singletary

Even with automation, mortgage bias exists, according to recent findings by researchers at University of California, Berkeley.

Iconic toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

Last seen in 2015, FAO Schwarz, the extravagant toy store, has reopened in Manhattan.

By Verena Dobnik

Three years after the beloved New York toy store closed, it’s making a return to Manhattan.

The week ahead in business

By Allison Hagan

A storytelling workshop, networking, and other events and things to know.


Zdeno Chara will miss 4 to 6 weeks

Zdeno Chara will miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.

By Matt Porter

The Bruins’ captain suffered a knee injury Wednesday in the first period of a game against the Colorado Avalanche.


Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park was inevitable

At Fenway Park, Harvard celebrated winning the 135th playing of The Game.

By Dan Shaughnessy

The ballpark always has been more than a baseball venue.


Celtics can’t keep pace with the Jazz

Boston MA 11/17/18 Utah Jazz Donovan Mitchell drives to the basket on Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart during second quarter action at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Adam Himmelsbach

Celtic coach Brad Stevens on the dismal loss: “We have to build a tougher team mind-set than we have. We just don’t have that mind-set yet that we need.”

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Bruins notebook

Ailing Patrice Bergeron, John Moore sent home

By Matt Porter

MIAA football semfinals roundup

Colby Wilson’s late pick lifts Tewksbury in Div. 3 semifinal

By Trevor Hass


Pope John continues its perfect run to Division 8 Super Bowl

By Steve Sousa


Taft holds off St. Sebastian’s in Todd Marble Bowl

By Mike Kotsopoulous


Wachusett needs penalty kicks to repeat as D1 champions

By Ethan Schroeder


Somerset Berkley goes overtime for D1 field hockey title

By Jenna Ciccotelli


In shootout, Wayland boys net third D3 title in 5 years

By Matt MacCormack


Here are eight areas in which the Patriots need to improve the most

By Ben Volin


Here’s one recipe the Red Sox could use to repeat as World Series champions

By Nick Cafardo


Jayson Tatum loves what he sees from his alma mater

By Gary Washburn

florida state 22, boston college 21

Florida State rushes in when BC defense falters

By Julian Benbow


Harvard beats Yale in The Game at Fenway Park

By Andrew Mahoney

Georgia 66, UMass 27

Georgia runs over UMass

By Charles Odum


Is this the end for Carmelo Anthony?

By Gary Washburn


Kings and Penguins shake things up with trade

By Kevin Paul Dupont



Ethel Braziel Carter, 100, stenographer, accomplished musician

Work and family became guiding parts of Miss Carter’s life over the years.

By Bryan Marquard

Nearly as accomplished a musician as she was a stenographer, Miss Carter learned to play piano, and then took up organ lessons.

Sunday Arts


Conductor embraces the magic of ‘The Nutcracker’

Mischa Santora, Boston Ballet’s new music director, watches a rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.”

By Jeffrey Gantz

Mischa Santora, Boston Ballet’s new music director, has never conducted the complete ballet. Now he’s diving into a score he calls “miraculous.”


It’s the underdog all over again in ‘Creed II’

Michael B. Jordan reprises his role as Adonis Creed in “Creed II.”

By James Sullivan

The latest from Sylvester Stallone is very much in the “Rocky” tradition.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

What the Oxford Word of the Year list says in no certain terms

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Reading between the lines of the Oxford Dictionary’s shortlist.

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How to stay sane at the airport and on the roads

Travelers filled the terminal at South Station.

By Christopher Muther

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.


Get stamped: explore the Connecticut Art Trail

The interior of the Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven.

By Lauren Daley

A passport gives art lovers access to 21 museums and historic sites for $25 — and a chance to win a contest.

This year’s top gear for the slopes

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Get out a pencil and your wish list and read on.

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The VIP Lounge | Gavin Lee

The VIP Lounge with Gavin Lee (a.k.a. the Grinch)

By Juliet Pennington

Turkey trots to flock to

By Laurie Wilson


Style Watch

A revamped home office allows room for work and play

By Marni Elyse Katz

This welcoming home office in the South End does double duty to accommodate a busy physician as well as overnight guests.

Top Places to Work

The 2018 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts

These 128 businesses have the happiest employees in the state. Here are sortable lists of the winners, and how we compiled them.

Connections | Magazine

My dad lived to 101, and as I grow older, I try to keep learning from him

By Gwen Romagnoli

Now that I am beginning to experience glimpses of the aging process, I feel the need to tell him what I’m going through.

Globe Local


Newton residents have cool reception to apartment plan

A four-story apartment building has been proposed for

By John Hilliard

A Natick developer has proposed a four-story apartment building with 42 or 43 units for 1114 Beacon St., the former home of the restaurant ApGuJung, which is closed.


1939: They battled on the field, then went off to war

18wefootball -- Meryll Frost was a member of the Dartmouth football team for the 1945 season. (Dartmouth College)

By Marvin Pave

Wellesley’s Meryll Frost and Needham’s Larry Arra were opponents on the gridiron before heading off to the biggest fight of their lives in World War II.


1:14 left in 1969: The kick is up ... it’s good!

Swampscott’s Mike Lynch kicks the game-winning field goal with time running out against Marblehead in 1969.

By Marvin Pave

Swampscott squeaked by Marblehead, 15-14, when 16-year-old Mike Lynch (yes, that Mike Lynch) nailed a 21-yard field goal.

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2018 (and counting): Abington’s longtime coach goes Green

By Marvin Pave


This band is still rockin’ around the clock

By Lenny Megliola


Spacious setting for a wonderful meal

By Joan Wilder