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Thanksgiving should be big in Boston. So how did we let New York steal it from us?

The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, not Rockaway Beach. Yet somehow New York has stolen a holiday that by all rights should be ours.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

A bond to be thankful for — every day

Boston, MA - November 17, 2018: Julie Swain, left, talks with Jelani Waheed, right, after she gave Jelani a sign with quote from Abraham Lincoln at the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program offices at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA on November 20, 2018. (Julie Swain is a veteran nurse. Two years ago, she raised her hand to work on the hospital's violence intervention program. And that's how she came to meet Jelani, who had been shot in the leg. It looked bad, swollen, life-threatening. At Julie's insistence, Jelani was treated for a blood clot that could have killed him. Today, 32-year-old Jelani is an apprentice iron worker. A photo of him now hangs on Julie Swain's bulletin board. He sits on a girder. He is smiling. And so is the nurse who saved his life. A Thanksgiving Day tale of a nurse, who cares for those trapped in violence without judgment. And of a young man, shot and almost killed last year.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

A nurse and her patient are more like two friends who have found one another.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/globesanta-23402.jpeg Globe Santa launches annual campaign to bring Christmas to children in need

Globe Santa kicks off his 63rd annual campaign to make sure that gifts are under the Christmas tree for thousands of deserving Boston-area children.

Chief Justice Roberts fires back at President Trump on judges

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb. Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul have seized on four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured in the United States. Their argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. The Supreme Court will hear the case on March 4. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Nati Harnik/Associated Press/file 2014

Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_03statepolice-2_metro.jpg Embattled former union boss retires from Mass. State Police

Facing a federal fraud investigation, the former head of the Massachusetts State Police union has retired from the job he held for the past three decades as a trooper.

The Nation

Chief Justice Roberts fires back at President Trump on judges

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb. Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul have seized on four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured in the United States. Their argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. The Supreme Court will hear the case on March 4. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

By Felicia Sonmez and Robert Barnes

Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent’

Betsy DeVos reinstates controversial gatekeeper of for-profit colleges

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 22, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

By Laura Meckler

The move is one in a series of steps the education secretary has taken to undo an Obama-era crackdown that she argues unfairly singled out for-profit schools for scrutiny not applied to other colleges.

New Justice Department head erroneously says bomber had help

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker delivered remarks to the Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday in New York City.

By Michael Balsamo and Jim Mustian

Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker erroneously told law enforcement officials Wednesday that a terrorist who set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey had two coconspirators overseas and that one was in custody.

The World

Two decades after 9/11, militants have only multiplied

The slow rebuilding of Mosul, Iraq, has angered residents and given militants an opening.

By Eric Schmitt

WASHINGTON — Nearly four times as many Sunni Islamic militants are operating around the world today as on Sept. 11, 2001, despite nearly two decades of U.S.-led campaigns to combat al-Qaida and the Islamic State, a new independent study concludes.

Child bride auction in South Sudan goes viral, sparks anger

By Sam Mednick

Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat, and a few cellphones made up the final price in a heated bidding war that went viral after the auction was pointed out on Facebook.

Isolated tribesmen kill American on remote Indian island

By ASHOK SHARMA

An American adventurer who kayaked to a remote Indian island populated by a tribe known for shooting at outsiders with bows and arrows has been killed, police said Wednesday. Officials said they were working with anthropologists to recover the body.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Anne Bernays

A lifetime of supersonic change separates the necessary from the trivial

By Anne Bernays

Change is neutral when it doesn’t impact your life directly.

Editorial

Pilgrims then, pilgrims now, in hope of a better life

TOPSHOT - Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, are pictured near a train painted with the US national flag, in the Mexican border city of Mexicali, Baja California state on their way to Tijuana, Mexico, on November 20, 2018. - Some 800 Central American migrants trekking across Mexico in a caravan aiming the US, left Mexicali on Tuesday morning heading to Tijuana, where an increasingly reinforced border and growing hostility await them. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images

Thanksgiving should serve as a reminder that, except for Native Americans, this is a nation of pilgrims

Opinion | Jimmy Tingle

The Pilgrims in P-Town: We’re not staying on Rte. 6

By Jimmy Tingle

The mighty Pilgrims, among the first undocumented immigrants.

Metro

Embattled former union boss retires from Mass. State Police

Dana A. Pullman.

By Matt Rocheleau and Danny McDonald

Facing a federal fraud investigation, the former head of the Massachusetts State Police union has retired from the job he held for the past three decades as a trooper.

Thanksgiving should be big in Boston. So how did we let New York steal it from us?

Dr. Seuss' Grinch balloon heads down Sixth Avenue during the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York, Nov. 23, 2017. (Vincent Tullo/The New York Times)

By Michael Levenson

The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, not Rockaway Beach. Yet somehow New York has stolen a holiday that by all rights should be ours.

Two more inmates investigated in ‘Whitey’ Bulger slaying

Two additional inmates at a West Virginia prison have come under scrutiny in the investigation into the slaying of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.

By Shelley Murphy

Investigators are focusing on Felix Wilson, who shared a cell with Bulger, and Sean McKinnon, a Vermont man serving an eight-year sentence.

Business & Tech

National Grid’s lockout of workers may be taking steps forward

Woburn, MA - 10/09/18 - Replacement crews work on a natural gas line on Wyman Street in Woburn after a surge in pressure led officials to cut off service to 300 homes. Locked out National Grid workers used the opportunity to picket the work site. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: () Topic: (10woburn)

By Katie Johnston

The locked-out unions delivered a counterproposal to the company in a labor dispute that has lasted almost five months.

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

Jay Ash, Baker’s top economic development chief, signals a move to the private sector

Jay Ash is currently Governor Charlie Baker’s top economic development chief.

By Jon Chesto

After a career in government, Jay Ash may soon take that big step into the private sector.

ON THE JOB

Michael Leonard toots his own horn, and rents out others

October 12, 2018-- BEDFORD, MA - Michael Leonard, who has played around the world, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Pops, now in the instrument rental and repair business, Leonard's music. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Leonard’s Music in Bedford rents more than 4,000 instruments to students in 30 communities.

Sports

Andrew Mahoney

If boxing’s popularity is waning in the US, why are movies about it so popular?

Sylvester Stallone stars as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in “Creed II”.

By Andrew Mahoney

Boxing movies are still popular in Hollywood. Could a flurry of recent broadcasting deals revive the sport?

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

North Andover records dominating triumph over Andover

By Brendan Hall

The Division 2 Super Bowl-bound Scarlet Knights capitalized on a pair of special teams scores to lead by as many as 34 in 41-27 victory.

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL | FRAMINGHAM 14, Natick 6

Framingham gets ‘validation’ in long overdue win vs. Natick at Fenway

Boston, MA - 11/21/2018- ] Framingham Reece Lachance (23) carries the ball against Natick in the first half at Fenway on Wednesday, October 21, 2018. (Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe) Topic: (Sports)

By Brandon Chase

Flyers (6-5) got to hoist The Elks Trophy after defeating the Redmen (6-5) in the 113th meeting of their holiday rivalry, which Natick leads 75-33-5.

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