Boston EMS response times slow amid 911 call surge

The amount of time it takes for Boston EMTs to get to the scene of a medical emergency has climbed in recent years despite efforts to keep it down.

Denver CO 11/29/15 Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski runs away from T.J. Ward and Sylvester Williams to the end zone for a touchdown. New England Patriots Denver Broncos during first quarter action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 29, 2015. () Topic: Reporter:

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Patriots 7, Broncos 0 | Live updates

Gronk gives Patriots early lead in Denver

The Patriots are looking to get to 11-0, but a familiar rival stands in the way. Here’s the latest from Denver.

// It’s beginning to look a lot like ... snow

Flurries could hit Boston and areas south of the city Monday, but they aren’t expected to accumulate.

// Protesters decry looming Blue Hills deer hunt

About 50 people protested Sunday as state officials prepared to launch the first hunt in the reservation on Monday.

Boston, MA - 11/29/2015 - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh claps as U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at FaneuilHall in Boston, MA, November 29, 2015. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

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Clinton receives Walsh endorsement, unveils infrastructure plan

Clinton also announced a five-year $275 billion plan aimed at improving roads and bridges.

Man arrested in Sharon after police standoff

Police became concerned about the safety of a female after Jamie McKeague, 43, entered a house on North Main Street with her.

// Trump drops event with black pastors after some object

Many black evangelical religious leaders invited to the event say they had no intention of endorsing the billionaire businessman.

Garrett Swasey

Wife of Garrett Swasey says family will cherish his memory

“Our loss cannot be expressed in words,” Rachel Swasey said of the Melrose native killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting.

Helen McGonigle in “Who Takes Away the Sins. . .: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse.”

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No resolutions when it comes to clergy abuse

Documentaries by the husband and wife team of John and Susan Michalczyk shows that the abuse goes on and lives are still shattered.

Opinion | Ernest Moniz

// Government, private sector need to invest in clean energy

There has already been remarkable progress in driving down the cost of key clean energy technologies, according to the US Energy Secretary.

// Chinese assessment of climate change depicts grim scenarios

A new report presents global warming as squeezing China from two fronts: the environmental hazards and the international response.

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande paid their respects at the Bataclan concert hall for the victims of the recent Paris attacks.

In Paris for climate talks, Obama honors attack victims

The American president’s motorcade went straight from Orly Airport to the famed French concert hall, the Bataclan, that the terrorists struck.

// Kobe Bryant to retire at end of season

The 37-year-old Lakers star made the announcement in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday.

holiday gift guide

Gifts made with love from New England

Locally sourced gifts that will warm the heart and the spirits.

Critic’s Notebook

// Theater companies find fault sometimes is in their stars

Cast wisely, producers, because the biggest name onstage can sometimes be the weakest link.

Fragment of a fourth-century codex contains a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples in which Jesus speaks of “my wife.” This is the only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife.

Is ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ a revelation or hoax?

With lingering questions about its origin, a papyrus fragment that mentions the “wife” of Jesus remains a confounding mystery.

Stage review

// Fiddlehead’s ‘Little Mermaid’ a journey worth making

Though not quite a match for Fiddlehead’s best work, “The Little Mermaid’’ mostly lands with a satisfying splash.


// On the Move: SAD? Move it!

Keeping in motion, therapists say, is an excellent defense against depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.


Alexander Gardner’s images show Antietam’s horrors.

They come to imagine an unimaginable day

This land near Sharpsburg, Md., has yielded countless days of both bounty and beauty. Yet, you are here to imagine a single day, Sept. 17, 1862.