A brand new Boston

The hope was that Boston’s newest neighborhood — the Seaport — would be for everyone; after all, some $18 billion in taxpayers’ dollars were devoted to it. But look around and you will see a place that benefits largely the white and wealthy.

" It's definitely an issue - and it's just another in a long list of failures and disappointments in the mismanaged development of the Seaport.

Part one: The image of Boston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Bedford_170714_BOSTON_RACE_PROJECT_FENWAY_002_apps_w_1920.jpg Does Boston still deserve its racist reputation?

While the city has made much progress, look at income, employment, segregation, and politics — and reevaluate how far we’ve really come.

Story schedule
  • DAY 1 | SUNDAY: Image
  • DAY 2 | MONDAY: Seaport
  • DAY 3 | TUESDAY: Hospitals
  • DAY 4 | WEDNESDAY: Universities
  • DAY 5 | THURSDAY: Sports
  • DAY 6 | FRIDAY: Power
  • DAY 7 | SATURDAY: Solutions

Backlash at Fenway Health leads CEO to resign

The exterior of Fenway Community Health Center, whose chief executive resigned Sunday.

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Stephen Boswell’s departure came two days after a Globe investigation detailed claims of harassment and bullying against Dr. Harvey Makadon.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_dawnn_jaffier.jpg From foes to codefendants: 2 men charged in same killing

Keith Williams and Wesson Colas are charged with murder in Dawnn Jaffier’s 2014 death, even though prosecutors say Williams fired the fatal shots.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin100816RedSoxworkout_Spts7-13963.jpg Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright arrested after domestic incident

Wright, who was arrested Friday night in Tennessee, said he did not hit anyone in his family.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/888609958.jpg Trump continues his full-court press for Roy Moore

The president’s latest move in support of the US Senate candidate was recording a robocall urging voters to back Moore.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/AP17344099005130.jpg This small-town lawyer is protecting Moore’s accusers

Paula Cobia is defending these women — women with no power, now facing staggering power far beyond Alabama’s borders.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-11333.jpg More snow could hit Mass. tonight

Parts of the state, especially in the upper Berkshires, could get up to 8 inches of fresh snowfall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/JJR108-002.jpg BU president among the highest paid in country

Robert Brown, who earned $2.48 million in compensation in 2015, was one of several university leaders to top the $2 million mark.

Man shot and killed in East Boston

The shooting was possibly drug-related, police said.

Tom Bluthardt says he’s done with Boston Matchmakers.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

For $1,000, Boston dating service disappoints a client

Seven months have passed without so much as a just-checking-in e-mail from Boston Matchmakers, and one user says he wasted his money.

Patriots at Dolphins | 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, Ch. 5)


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tara_sullivan_20171204.jpg A presence like Devin McCourty’s is invaluable

The Patriots safety provides an anchor while the NFL is rocked to its foundation by bigger issues than we’ve seen in decades.

Ben Volin | On Football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/879682096.jpg How the once-maligned Patriots’ defense turned it around

The Patriots were one of the worst in points allowed after four weeks, but since then they are No. 1.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/SCAN_1_1tiant%2030-1838445.jpg Once again, Luis Tiant doesn’t get the call for the Hall

The former Red Sox ace fell far short of the mark during the Modern Era veterans’ panel’s vote.

Celtics forward Al Horford split the Pistons’ defense on a drive to the basket during the first half.


Revenge was sweet for the Celtics

Boston (23-5), which lost to Detroit two weeks ago, avenged one of its few losses of the season.

From left, Salem Snowball organizers Chris McNeil, Pat Buonopane, Sheila McNeil, Juliet Silvey, Dave Silvey, Jane Fuller, and Bill Lynch pose with Globe Santa and Bill Connolly.

Globe Santa

Salem Snowball Gala has raised funds for Globe Santa since 1995

When Bill Lynch and two friends started the event, they didn’t have any idea how much it would grow.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tn-11341.jpg Tenn. boy’s emotional video about bullying gains attention nationwide

Public figures across the country — including from Mass. — are rallying behind Keaton Jones.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/2325a20fee544b23a2c88289a395d98c-2325a20fee544b23a2c88289a395d98c-0.jpg A breastfeeding mom says she was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight

‘‘They treated us like we were criminals,’’ said the woman, Mei Rui.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AFP_UZ1SO.jpg Net neutrality fight isn’t over yet

On Thursday the FCC is expected to reverse the Obama administration’s policy on “Net neutrality.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_11nobel-1_metro.jpg Brandeis celebrates professors’ Nobel

Students, faculty, and staff gathered Sunday for a watch party as one current and one retired Brandeis professor were honored.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/5438a3ffcc434f238f8a4781ad7f3e51-5438a3ffcc434f238f8a4781ad7f3e51-0.jpg Bill would force Mass. to honor concealed-gun permits from other states

More guns would be on the streets if Congress passes the bill, officials and gun regulation advocates said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unnamed-11213.jpg The Season Ticket podcast

Guest host Chad Finn talks “Hot Stove” — offseason trades and player signings — with Boston Globe Red Sox beat reporter Peter Abraham.

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Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tlumacki_UMassgraduation_metro044.jpg It’s now or never for UMass Boston

The real potential of UMass Boston can’t be harnessed without vision from the top.


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Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

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Magazine | A nonfiction novella

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/01/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/muck1105altimage-2940[1].jpg He put BSO on the map — then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

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Holiday Arts Preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Holiday%20Arts%20preview%20web150-5211.jpg The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

’Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Isaly_CNBC_ScreenCap-1024x576.jpg Legendary biotech financier steps down following sexual harassment allegations

Sam Isaly’s abrupt departure from OrbiMed Advisors comes after a scathing STAT investigation.