Former surgeon general sounds alarm on hidden toll of loneliness

Vivek Murthy urges people to invest in social connections — for their health and that of the nation.

Dave Epstein

Here’s what the impending snowstorm has in store for Mass.

The bulk of the snow will fall Wednesday between about 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a little accumulation before that and a little after.

// When snow melted, cars were suddenly in the road

Parked snugly against snowbanks, the cars were stranded in the middle of the street when the snow melted.

“Gays for Trump! Gays for Trump!” cried Chris Bartley, 22, at a right-wing “Rally for the Republic” outside the State House in Boston in November.

‘Gays for Trump’: A small, vocal, and unlikely fan club

LGBT conservatives said they are working to make space for the LGBT community within the GOP, and some consider President Trump a standard-bearer.

// Mueller subpoenas Bannon for grand jury testimony

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

// We ran Tom Brady, Matt Damon, and others through Google’s Arts and Culture app

Social media feeds were flooded this weekend with images of people matching selfies taken on their smartphones with works of art from around the globe.

Ground Game

// No, Trump didn’t pivot to being more moderate last week either

If there’s one consistent thing about this president, it is his inconsistency.

// Watch Senator Booker’s passionate speech during today’s Senate hearing

Senator Cory Booker gained attention on Tuesday after delivering a passionate rebuke of President Trump’s reported comments about immigrants.

// Trump vulgarity debate has become an ‘s-show,’ Graham says

Senator Lindsey Graham said President Trump had been badly served by his staff and the situation had turned into an ‘‘s-show.’’

He said he didn’t steal from a Jamaica Plain building. Then the loot fell out of his jacket

A 33-year-old Boston man was arrested Monday afternoon shortly after he was seen stealing a package from a Jamaica Plain residence, police said.

Sleeping Charlestown woman assaulted by intruder

Boston police are searching for a suspect who broke into a woman’s apartment early Tuesday and assaulted her while she slept.

01/11/14: Foxborough, MA: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) had a word and a pat on the back for his Colts counterpart Andrew Luck (left) after the New England victory. The New England Patriots hosted the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports topic:Patriots-Colts

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AFC challengers come and go; Patriots go on and on

Various incarnations of Colts, Steelers, Broncos, Ravens, and others have all taken their shots over the last 16 years.

The Season Ticket podcast

Dan Shaughnessy joins guest host Chad Finn to break down why he believes this year’s Patriots have the easiest road to the Super Bowl yet.

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// Jaguars next in line as a hopeless, helpless Patriot foil

No team quarterbacked by Blake Bortles will come into Foxborough and beat Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

// Tom Brady says Jaguars are ‘the best team’ he’ll face yet

The Patriots quarterback also said he’s ignoring the noise and hype surrounding the AFC Championship on Sunday.

Tickets on the secondary market for Sunday’s AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium game are among the priciest ever seen for a New England Patriots home game.

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Want to go to Sunday’s Pats game? It will cost you a small fortune

The average cost of one ticket to Sunday’s matchup against the Jaguars was at least $700, according to companies that track the resale market.

Boston, MA: June 12, 2017: Red Sox NESN color commentator Jerry Remy announced today that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time. He spoke about it to the media in the press box at Fenway Park before the game. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Philadelphia Phillies in a regular season MLB inter league baseball game at Fenway Park. Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

Jerry Remy announces he’s completed treatment for lung cancer

The NESN broadcaster said he plans to rest up before joining the Red Sox at spring training.

// ‘Flu is everywhere in the US right now.’ And it could get worse

The influenza virus that’s sickened millions of Americans is already the most widespread outbreak in over a dozen years.

// This former Navy pilot, who once chased a UFO, says we should take them seriously

The story that this former pilot has to tell is literally out of this world.

// Mila Kunis is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor the actress with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award on January 25.

// What to expect from restaurants in 2018

Less salt? More tips? Here is what industry experts predict trends for the coming year.

// Parents held on $18m bail after house of horrors found in Calif.

The children, ages 2 to 29, ‘‘appeared to be malnourished and very dirty,’’ officials said.

Opinion & Ideas


// Tony Blair is right: Vote again on Brexit

The UK needs a do-over debate on leaving the European Union.


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Special reports

Abdulkader Hayani put his daughter Ameenah to bed.

The Last Refugee: A three-part series

A series of occasional articles on the Syrian refugee families resettling here, and the local people assisting them.

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// A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen

This flu season is offering us an important warning: We’re not ready for a flu pandemic.

Real Estate

Luxury home of the week: $8.4 million Falmouth house on harbor

When you are shoveling snow in the freezing cold this week, the warm, gentle breezes of a Cape Cod summer may cross your mind. A five-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,395-square-foot home on the West Falmouth waterfront could help you realize that dream. Located on Chapoquoit Point, this home at 26 Associates Road boasts a patio overlooking the water.