Color line persists, in sickness as in health

Though the issue gets scant attention in this center of world-class medicine, segregation patterns are deeply imbedded in Boston health care. Simply put: If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city’s elite hospitals than if you are white.

We can begin by halting Ivy League institutions’ “research” on health disparities in communities of color and instead listen to the communities, community health workers, etc. — Steven Belec

// That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8

The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston.”

Dolphins 27, Patriots 20

Miami Gardens, FL - 12/11/2017 - {1st quarter) New England Patriots middle linebacker Trevor Reilly (51) wraps up Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake (32) during the first quarter. The New England Patriots visit the Miami Dolphins in a Monday night football game at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James M. McBride, Topic: 12Patriots-Dolphins, LOID:8.4.335853716.

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It’s another bad night in Miami for the Patriots

New England (10-3) lost for the first time in two months, Tom Brady’s career record at Hard Rock Stadium fell to 7-9, and the T-shirts and hats will have to wait.


// Sure this was bad, but it really changed nothing

The Patriots should put this loss in the rearview mirror and move on to Pittsburgh.


// NBA-worst Bulls overwhelm Celtics

Without Kyrie Irving, the Celtics weren’t competitive against a Chicago team that came in with five wins.

Boston, MA - 10/11/2016 - Red Sox President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski told the assembled media that Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell would be returning, as he passed him in the corridor between the two scheduled press conferences. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 12Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.300222106.


Dave Dombrowski says Red Sox were involved in Stanton talks to the extent they were comfortable

“We were not on his list. So they were going somewhere else,” said the Sox president of baseball operations.

Boston City Archives

161 years ago, Boston and state officials approved a plan to fill in the Back Bay

On Dec. 11, 1856, the City of Boston approved the plan to fill in the Back Bay and build what would become one of the city’s most distinctive neighborhoods.


// The essence of Christmas

Christmas in the City transforms the convention center into a wonderland. The beneficiaries: an estimated 6,000 homeless children.

// Prison guards acquitted in death of Bridgewater patient

Eight years after the tragic death of a 23-year-old patient with schizophrenia, three prison guards were acquitted Monday on charges they killed Joshua Messier.

// Friend told victim of Caribbean Day shooting: ‘Stay with us’

The murder trial for two men accused of killing Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old youth worker, opened today.

// ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew,’ says Roy Moore’s wife

“We have very close friends who are Jewish and rabbis,” Kayla Moore said.

// Women renew their accusations against Trump

President Trump’s history of alleged sexual misconduct re-emerged Monday amid the national reckoning over inappropriate behavior.

Tom Ashbrook accused by former employees of ‘creepy’ sex talk, neck and back rubs

More details emerged Monday about harassment allegations brought against acclaimed WBUR host Tom Ashbrook.

// Boston’s six women councilors discuss their historic election in special conversation

Prior to 2013, only 10 women had been elected to Boston’s City Council since its inception in 1910.

Boston, MA - 09/13/12 - Long time Boston Globe reporter Gloria Negri bids a fond farewell to her fellow colleagues at her retirement sendoff in the Globe editorial newsroom. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin) section: Metro, reporter: unknown, slug: 14negri, LOID: 5.0.274994604.

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Indispensable and unstoppable, Gloria Negri was at the heart of the Globe

For 53 years, she ranged wide for the newspaper, from “Fabulous Fenway” to war-torn Saigon. Negri died on Sunday.

// Students keep finding needles near their school. They want action from the city.

On his way to school in Roxbury each morning, Emanuel Pires tries to avoid the discarded needles. But they are everywhere.

// Here’s how Sarah Sanders defended Trump against accusations of misconduct

When asked for a response to calls for President Trump to resign or for a congressional investigation, the press secretary used a familiar refrain.

Michael A. Cohen

// Fake news? Try Fox News

The network is trying to cajole and convince the president — a dedicated Fox watcher — to fire Robert Mueller.

// New Yorker severs ties with reporter Ryan Lizza

The New Yorker cut ties with noted reporter Ryan Lizza due to “improper sexual conduct,” the magazine said in a statement Monday.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chad Finn welcomes sportscaster Sean McDonough to reflect on his career.

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Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar

// The two-state solution is still a path to peace

There’s no other option: A two-state solution is still necessary.


// Truth and Consequences

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

Special reports

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

//[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

// 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.


// The way over-the-counter drugs are regulated is a mess

Lawmakers are moving to overhaul the way over-the-counter drugs are treated — and to ensure the FDA can move more nimbly.