Boston EMS response times slow amid surge in 911 calls

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.

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.

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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.

//[1][1].jpg Five questions about ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’

Experts are arguing over whether the text could be a fake.

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.

// Hamburg rejects 2024 Olympics bid in referendum

The German city joined Boston as places that initially sought the games but later reversed course.

It was a heavily polluted day in Beijing, China on Nov. 29.

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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.

// Gunman is said to have spoken of ‘no more baby parts’

Authorities are examining the motivations of the gunman in Friday’s shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

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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.

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

Mayor Marty Walsh introduced Hillary Clinton at the event at Faneuil Hall and endorsed her campaign.

Hillary Clinton, who graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, has long nurtured her ties with the school.

Wellesley was a ‘touchstone’ for Clinton

Hillary Clinton has enduring ties to her college, more than four decades after she graduated in 1969.

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.

New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) catches the ball before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Patriots add Patrick Chung to injury list

The safety’s status for Sunday night’s game vs. the Broncos was listed as questionable.

Special section: All aboard

An Amtrak train passed over the Susquehanna River in Maryland.


Bring high-speed rail to New England

Faster train travel would unlock huge economic growth, save money on highways and airports, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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.


// On the Move: SAD? Move it!

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

Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street, Rainy Day.”

Art Review

Beguiling images from a little-known French painter

Less well known than peers and admirers such as Renoir and Monet, painter Gustave Caillebotte is the subject of a major exhibition on view in Fort Worth, Texas.

// Christie wins endorsement from influential N.H. newspaper

The New Hampshire Union Leader backed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, calling him “right for these dangerous times.”

holiday gift guide

// Gifts made with love from New England

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

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.