Jailed protesters released

The last group of arrested protesters was released this afternoon, as Occupy Boston announced it planned to march to Dewey Square.


A look at the Occupy Boston raid

Police conducted an early morning raid today on protesters in Dewey Square.


Even without an encampment, Occupy can claim a victory

Occupy Boston protesters can hold their heads high, having done much in two and a half months. But the hardliners who remained risked undermining those accomplishments.

12/10/2011 BOSTON, MA Superintendent William Evans (cq) speaks to the media after the Boston Police began arresting the remaining Occupy Boston protestors in Dewey Square a day after the midnight deadline for them to leave had passed. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Police forged bonds with Occupy protesters

Superintendent William Evans gave his personal cell phone number to some Occupy Boston protesters, just one of the relationship-building tactics used by police.

Union to protest Verizon firings

Hundreds of union members are headed to Verizon Wireless stores today and tomorrow.

Newt Gingrich likely focus in Iowa debate

As Republican presidential hopefuls gather in Des Moines, the former House speaker’s debate skills will be under scrutiny.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


Explore New England | North End

Local and loving it in the North End

Food tours of the North End are a cottage industry, but few are as personal and participatory as the one the Pallotta sisters, owners of Nebo restaurant, embark on daily.


What is Christmas without the department store?

In the age of online shopping, these democratic temples of commerce are difficult to replace.


Revisiting the fog of the Cold War

A new adaptation of ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ revives le Carré’s canon of intrigue.

“If you came through here, you probably experienced something great.”

Occupy Boston protester “Wildebeest” 


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Firefighters worked at the scene of a house fire on Arlington Street in Worcester yesterday.

Burned Worcester house cited for code violations

Authorities released a 30-page list of code violations against the property where a veteran firefighter was killed while attempting a rescue early Thursday.


Political Notebook

Perry makes more errors in interview

Rick Perry struggled to remember Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s name and misstated the number of justices on the court, lamenting the court’s “eight unelected’’ judges.

Nation & World

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On college football

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2011, file photo, Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani watches from the sideline in the third quarter of a NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Greater heights expected for BC

Football coach Frank Spaziani says he sees a clearer picture than anyone else. He sees a foundation being laid for not only next season but the year after that and beyond.


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Stage Review

Despite George Hamilton, ‘La Cage aux Folles’ drags

Even with the Hollywood legend in a starring role, the musical feels shallow and none of the performers seem able to do more than scratch the surface.

Diversity Boston


Black history through the lens of a smartphone

The vanished history of black people in Boston is visible again to anybody with a smartphone, thanks to a free “augmented reality’’ Black History app.