Two men killed in three-alarm fire in the North End

Hanover Street in the North End of Boston.

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One man jumped from the burning building, and the other was found dead inside. They are Boston?s first two fire-related fatalities of 2017.

// Cambridge boy feeds the homeless, one meal at a time

Since summer, Liam Hannon has passed out handmade lunches from a green wagon he pulls around Cambridge, alongside his dad, Scott.

// Get ready for Thankspocalypse

The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we?re ?celebrating? a holiday.

// Longtime Somerville court clerk Tomasone suspended amid investigation

The trial court suspended Tomasone without pay for two weeks over allegations that he had his secretary doing his personal business on court time.

// Jack E. Robinson, frequent GOP candidate, found dead in Duxbury

Jack E. Robinson III was known for persistent and often colorful quests for major elective offices that frequently created distress for Massachusetts Republicans.

Traffic in Los Angeles was everyone?s worst Thanksgiving travel nightmare

Word to the wise: If you haven?t left yet, you may be in luck. Or at least luckier than the drivers stuck in Los Angeles traffic today.

A state trooper used a radar gun to monitor vehicle speeds on Route 128 this summer.

Drivers get ticketed for going over 100 m.p.h. more than you think

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for driving 119 miles per hour in upstate New York. She?d have plenty of company in Massachusetts.

Ruth Gordon, 89, took a vision test at Mass. Eye and Ear, where she is being treated for age-related macular degeneration.


Mass. Eye and Ear says it needs larger system to thrive

After years of financial losses, and despite growing patient numbers, Mass. Eye and Ear hospital leaders say they can no longer go it alone.

Mexico City, Mexico -- 11/19/2017 - New England Patriots Dion Lewis celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of their 2017 NFL Mexico Game at the Estadio Azteca. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Patriots Reporter:


Are all of the Patriots? problems solved?

In this week?s film study, we examine how New England improved since the bye and how the team fared against the Raiders.

// Matt Ryan is having twins ? and another reminder of the 28-3 Superbowl lead his team blew

It took exactly 22 minutes for Patriots Twitter world to seize the opportunity.

// Caroline Rose Kennedy, arrested after Cape Cod party, to attend diversion program

The case against the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy will be dismissed if she successfully completes the program.

// Mass. is getting one step closer to legal marijuana sales

The Cannabis Control Commission is pushing to write a first draft of new rules permitting the legal sale of marijuana by the end of the year.

Rosie O'Donnell and Elizabeth Rooney


Rosie O?Donnell?s new girlfriend is a Worcester cop

The actress and former talk show host met Elizabeth Rooney while in town shooting the Showtime series ?SMILF.?

// Pipeline fight comes to a head in South Portland

A long-running battle over plans to pipe tar sands oil from Canada to Maine for export is nearing a pivotal moment.

The Globies

// Scott Zolak is The Globies? Voice of Boston Award recipient for 2017

The Patriots color commentator and talk-show host on The Sports Hub has become an important part of the Boston sports media fabric.

Former teen idol David Cassidy dies at 67

David Cassidy was in ?The Partridge Family? in the early 70s and became a superstar, selling millions of records as the musical group?s lead singer.

?It?s a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that?s good for our society and I think it?s very, very good for women and I?m very happy,? President Trump said.

Trump supports Moore in Alabama despite allegations

President Trump put his political agenda ahead of the allegations in the Alabama Senate race and offered support for Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relations with girls as young as 14.

// Uber concealed cyberattack that exposed 57 million people?s data

Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, e-mails, and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company said Tuesday.

Boston, MA - 11/21/17 - Jeff Lentz (cq), of Bay City, Michigan, checks out Celtics gear at the Boston ProShop in TD Garden. He was in town visiting his brother.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Celtics bandwagon is growing as winning streak goes on

The Celtics? season started with disaster, a devastating injury to Gordon Hayward. But the team has found an unexpected spark as it has won 16 straight, and green fever is building.

// Shifting gears, Baker urges ban on handheld devices while driving

A bill pending in the House would fine drivers $100 for the first offense ? and up to $500 for subsequent offenses ? for handling a mobile device.

An official confirmed that the Pentagon is examining the behavior of personnel during the visit to Vietnam, where President Trump met with Tran Dai Quang.

White House military personnel accused of improper contact with foreign women

The misconduct reportedly occurred while the military members were traveling with President Trump on his recent trip to Asia.

// Charlie Rose ousted by both CBS and PBS after allegations

CBS fired the TV show host on Tuesday, and not long afterward, PBS canceled distribution of his self-titled nightly interview program.

// Trump White House logs document drug industry visitors, meetings

Drug company executives were among the many visitors to the White House complex this year, according to visitor logs published Tuesday by ProPublica.

A coyote carried a cat in its mouth in Newton.

Joyce Hynds

A wandering coyote carrying a cat in its mouth was spotted in Newton

A Newton woman posted a photo of a coyote she spotted to warn her neighbors about the dangers of the wild animals.

After reprieve, Haitian immigrants vow to continue fight for protected status

Affected Haitians have until July 2019 to get their affairs in order.

// DOJ investigating Harvard over admissions

The probe is related to a 2014 lawsuit that claims Harvard limits the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Join Host Chris Gasper and hockey reporter Kevin Paul Dupont as they take a look at the battered and bruised Bruins, the least popular team in Boston right now.

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// In Billerica, a cell block for young men holds promise

Early next year, the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction will become one of the first in the nation to create a dedicated, service-rich cell block for young men.

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