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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.