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Sunday, December 27, 2015

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divided nation

A Wall Street-Main Street split

Morris Pearl, who is part of the Patriotic Millionaires, at The Penn Club in Manhattan.

Wall Streeter Morris Pearl is troubled by how income has stagnated for tens of millions of average Americans.

 

A life unraveling

Estrella jumped up and down on the bed as Raquel put her hand to her head and begged her to stop. After eight months in the clinic, Raquel relapsed, the methadone wasn't helping her to control the physical pain she was in. After the people at the clinic refused to up her dose, she broke down and asked a friend to sell her a bag of heroin.

Raquel has tried to quit heroin many times in her 48 years, mostly to please probation officers. This time, though, she wants to quit for good.

 

Most localities in state fail test on records law

State Senator Jason Lewis and Pam Wilmot, Exec. Director of Common Cause.

The poor test results suggest that Massachusetts’ famously weak public records law is matched by equally weak compliance.

 

Plainridge now slotted for disappointment

Plainridge Park Casino has had a hard time since its initial grand opening drawing visitors away from the larger Twin River Casino in Rhode Island.

An outdated slots concept is at the heart of Plainridge Park Casino’s plunging popularity.

 
 

Globe Events

 
 

The Meaning of Home

A thoughtful design gives two Boston Marathon bombing survivors accessibility with panache.

 
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The Nation

 

divided nation

A Wall Street-Main Street split

Morris Pearl, who is part of the Patriotic Millionaires, at The Penn Club in Manhattan.

Wall Streeter Morris Pearl is troubled by how income has stagnated for tens of millions of average Americans.

 

Chicago officer fatally shoots 2, 1 accidentally, after 911 call

Melvin Jones (facing camera) and Robin Andrews, brothers of victim Bettie Jones, hugged in Jones's home Saturday.

The 55-year-old woman who was accidentally killed lived downstairs from the subject of the call.

 

Gun-friendly Texas eases into allowing open-carry pistols

Texas allows openly carrying rifles and shotguns, but has banned visible handguns since just after the Civil War

Texas had nearly 826,000 concealed license holders in 2014, among the nation’s highest.

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The World

 

Turkish civilians stuck in crossfire between troops, militants

Residents walked Friday around destroyed barricades that had been set up by Kurdish militants in Nusaybin, Turkey.

Tens of thousands of civilians are in the line of fire as government forces fight Kurdish militants.

 

Islamic State leader says militant group is thriving

This file image made from video posted on a militant website July 2014, purports to have shown the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivered a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi said airstrikes by the international coalition only increase his group’s determination and resolve.

 

Rebel leader's death dims peace hopes

Zahran Alloush (center), commander of Jaysh al Islam, talked during a conference in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria.

The assassination of a top Syrian rebel commander could reshuffle the lineup of key players in planned peace talks.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

FARAH STOCKMAN | Boston after busing

Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and the echoes of busing

David Patterson, 8, and Chris Russell, 7, rode home from the first day at McKay School in East Boston in September 1979.

The truth is that history is more like a tug of war between demographic rivals over finite resources: Jobs. Money. Power.

 

JEFF JACOBY

Obama's Cuba policy makes life worse for Cubans

Cuban security personnel detained a member of the Ladies in White dissident group during a protest on International Human Rights Day in Havana, Dec. 10.

As the White House normalizes relations with the island nation, the Castros have tightened their grip.

 

opinion | Stephen Kinzer

The United States of Fear and Panic

Anti-Muslim supporters walked across the street from counterprotestors outside a mosque in Texas, Dec. 12.

Ever since the Soviet Union collapsed, we have been suffering from enemy deprivation syndrome. Islamic terror has cured us.

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Metro

 

A life unraveling

Estrella jumped up and down on the bed as Raquel put her hand to her head and begged her to stop. After eight months in the clinic, Raquel relapsed, the methadone wasn't helping her to control the physical pain she was in. After the people at the clinic refused to up her dose, she broke down and asked a friend to sell her a bag of heroin.

Raquel has tried to quit heroin many times in her 48 years, mostly to please probation officers. This time, though, she wants to quit for good.

 

Most localities in state fail test on records law

State Senator Jason Lewis and Pam Wilmot, Exec. Director of Common Cause.

The poor test results suggest that Massachusetts’ famously weak public records law is matched by equally weak compliance.

 

Plainridge now slotted for disappointment

Plainridge Park Casino has had a hard time since its initial grand opening drawing visitors away from the larger Twin River Casino in Rhode Island.

An outdated slots concept is at the heart of Plainridge Park Casino’s plunging popularity.

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Business & Tech

 

On the economy, wariness trumps optimism

The US has added 2.3 million jobs since Jan. 1, and unemployment has dropped to 5 percent. So why do many remain wary about the economy? Pictured: A help-wanted sign in New York.

Economically speaking, 2015 was a very good year. Still, the glass didn’t appear half-full to everyone.

 

Scott Kirsner

How's the innovation economy doing? Follow the money

Local startups have collected $7.4 billion in funding this year — a 30 percent jump from 2014.

 

Five things you should know about Michael Hendrix

Michael Hendrix.

Hendrix is the general manager of renowned design firm IDEO’s Cambridge office.

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Sports

 

CELTICS 99, PISTONS 93

Celtics earn satisfying win over Pistons

Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drove past the Pistons' Marcus Morris in the second quarter.

With Avery Bradley setting the tone, Boston avenged a tough loss to Detroit on Dec. 16.

 

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Bill Belichick is making the correct call

The Patriots were right to declare gimpy safety Devin McCourty out against the Jets.

He needed to rest key players for Sunday’s game, because health supersedes home-field advantage on the list of the playoff prerequisites.

 

For Bruins legend Milt Schmidt, outdoor hockey was a rite of passage

In Schmidt’s childhood days, “outdoor hockey’’ was ostensibly a redundant term.

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Ideas

 

the word

Virtue signaling and other inane platitudes

Thoughts and prayers for those who engage in the self-glorifying behavior rampant on social media.

 

brainiac

A Woods Hole scientist attempts to drill through the earth's crust

A crew lowered a video camera and its frame down around the drill string to see if the reentry cone was seated on the casing at the seafloor.

The biggest scientific question the crew hopes to answer is the composition of the crust itself.

 

uncommon knowledge

The effects of 'drill, baby, drill'

Areas that experienced fracking booms became more Republican, “with 17 congressional seats changing control,” according to researchers.

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Obituaries

 

Tyke Crowley, 43; turned illness into inspiration for others

Tyke and Jen Crowley at their 2011 wedding at Camp Calumet in Ossipee, N.H.

Mr. Crowley, of Lancaster, used his own experiences to become what he called a life-tested coach.

 

Kei Taniguchi, 43; renowned climber died in fall

Kei Taniguchi died in a fall.

Ms. Taniguchi became the first woman to win the prestigious Golden Ice Axe mountaineering award, in 2009.

 

William Guest, 74; belonged to Gladys Knight and the Pips

William Guest (left), with Gladys and Merald Knight, were honored in New York in 1996.

Mr. Guest, who was a member of the group for its entire existence, also served as chief executive of Crew Records.

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Sunday Arts

 

The Year in Arts

A year of upheaval and uncertainty in Boston theater

Emerson College's Colonial Theatre is closed for renovations, but its future use remains in question.

2015 raised questions about the fate of the Colonial Theatre and the permanent home of Huntington Theatre Company.

 

Don Aucoin's 2015 Theater picks

“Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812,’’ “Chopin Without Piano,’’ and other memorable theater experiences of 2015.

 

The Year in Arts

High notes and low in year of extremes

Adele's album

James Reed and Sarah Rodman look at some of the big stories in the music world in 2015.

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Travel

 

How to let Instagram be your travel guide

With Instagram as their guide, the author (above) and her friend found great coffee, quirky shops, cool galleries, and much more on the streets of New York City.

Review-based sites are all about the wading. The joy of Instagram is its purely visual nature: a picture appears in your feed, and it delights you.

 

Christopher muther

From Maine to Cuba, the hot places for travel in 2016

An artist at work in his studio in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

If you need a bit of inspiration for planning a trip in 2016, we’re here to offer a gentle nudge to Asia, Europe, or just a long weekend in the south.

 

Did Hertz upgrade me to a broken SUV?

When Robert Pascal picks up a rental car in Shannon, Ireland, a representative hands him the keys to the wrong vehicle. And that’s just the beginning of his problems. Can this rental be saved?

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Real Estate

 

home of the week

Famous architect put own touch on West Roxbury home

The front-to-back living room has crown molding and a decorative fireplace.

This 2,972 square-foot home renovated in the 1930s includes a grand entrance, marble floors, arched windows, and stucco walls.

 

Wallpaper's making a comeback

This South End closet is covered in a bold Marimekko pattern wallpaper.

The sticky stuff is back in the good graces of designers and homeowners — but this time, they’re determined to right the decorating wrongs of the past.

 

my first home

Our tiny piece of East Arlington

“I don’t care that it’s tiny or that the closet doors are made of cheap, hollow wood,” I told my husband, Mark. “This is our house. I can feel it.”

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Globe North

 

Mark Your Calendar

Channel your inner skier with the latest Warren Miller film in Newburyport

27nocalendar - The Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport continues its winter tradition of screening a Warren Miller ski and snowboarding film on Saturday, Jan 22. (handout)

Viewers get a glimpse into the world of the US freestyle team and the dynamics of on-the-fringe snow sports such as monoskiing, powder surfing, and speed riding.

 

Business Plan

Creating homes away from home for the aging

Sharon Currier and Angela Nteta of Currier & Associates, an interior design firm, in the Avita assisted living center.

“We are trying to create warmth, light, elements people relate to and love in the last phase of their life. It’s from the heart.”

 

Up Close

Helping ease the path to parenthood

Jen Schafer (left) and Lynn Collins, are authors of a new book written to help people cope with challenges of infertility.

“I look at the physical, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual. I also talk about the environment and chemicals and how that affects hormone levels.”

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Globe South

 

Storms taking toll on towns' sea walls

Kevin Ham from Force 4 Photography LLC grabs his drone after it flew along the Scituate coastline near Third Cliff in Scituate. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe

Last winter’s record-breaking snowfall might be just an unpleasant memory for many, but some continue to deal with its aftereffects.

 

Blotter Tales

Local man celebrates birthday - in birthday suit

People find themselves trapped in the oddest places, and other tales from police logs.

 

Holbrook Junior-Senior High earns Level 1 rating

The sometimes beleaguered Holbrook Junior-Senior High School, with its falling ceiling tiles and a reputation for losing students to other schools, has for the first time earned the state’s Level 1 accountability rating.

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Globe West

 

Newton students search for history in a coffee can

Students at the Zervas Elementary School in Newton attempt to dig up a time capsule that was buried in the 1980s.

With their school facing demolition, Zervas fifth-graders worked to unearth a time capsule buried in 1983.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Playing By Air brings juggling to all ages

Playing By Air's Ted Joblin, Jacob Weiss and Michael Karas will perform in Newton next Sunday.

Playing By Air brings its act to the Sidman-Leventhal Jewish Community Center in Newton next Sunday, Jan. 3, for an all-ages show.

 

BUSINESS PLAN

Great popcorn is only part of Lexington Venue's appeal

Owner Peter Siy has improved the former LexingtonFlick.

The independent movie theater offers “smart, well-reviewed, independent films and occasional documentaries.”

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Comics

Crossword

Circulars

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