Special report | Fishy business

Accountability lost in fish supply

Handshake deals and vague invoices make it easy for fish mislabeling — intentional or not — to take place at the expense of consumers who end up paying more for inferior seafood.

Many Mass. restaurants still serve mislabeled fish

A year after a Globe investigation revealed widespread fish mislabeling, a new round of DNA testing shows that the problem still exists.

Towns seek limits on medical marijuana

Communities are rushing to craft laws limiting where dispensaries can be located.

Inspector general seeks greater powers

Glenn A. Cunha recently filed a bill that would give his office the unfettered right to question anyone under oath.

Efforts to fight foreclosure finally starting to pay off

Foreclosure filings in the state have plunged, and nationally, lenders are expected to start 1.1 million fewer foreclosures in 2012 than they did in 2010.

Dan Shaughnessy | Patriots at Dolphins, 1 p.m.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-2842.jpg Another division title? Ho-hum

The Patriots have a chance to once again prove they’re better than the Dolphins, Bills, and Jets. Stop the presses.

Tom Brady and the Patriots are making their annual trip to Miami.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Keys to a Patriots win in Miami

New England can wrap up another AFC East title with a victory, and Jim McBride’s scouting report shows how the Patriots can win.

Ed “Fireman Ed” Anzalone is out of action thanks to obnoxious behavior by fans.

On Second Thought

Fans like this should be rooted out

Noxious fan behavior again moves to center stage, as an iconic Jets supporter and and a Russian soccer goalkeeper bear the brunt.

Lance Ostby, RobWetmore, Matt Miller, Aaron McDuffie, and JeremyWard practiced meditation following afternoon classes.

Study suggests meditation may help prevent PTSD

A first-of-its-kind training at Norwich University in Vermont seeks to determine whether meditation can improve troops’ performance.

Holyoke mayor-elect Alex Morse waved to office workers in downtown Holyoke in November 2011

joanna weiss

In Holyoke, a Shakespearean saga unfolds

What’s playing out for Alex Morse, Holyoke’s 23-year-old mayor, is a tale about the learning curve of politics and the toxic nature of a casino debate.


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Berklee student Michal Skrzypek made more than 1,000 trips on a Hubway bicycle this year.

Hubway exceeds expectations as it closes for winter

The bike-sharing program registered roughly 50 percent more rides than planners hoped, and officials are now envisioning a year-round program in the future.

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Governor and mildly obsessed with Churchill

Deval Patrick

If Deval Patrick is prepared for his next appearance he reads in his car as he crisscrosses the state.