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

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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

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The suspect and three others were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in what the mayor and police labeled an attempted terror attack.

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There is no credible threat against Boston or the sprawling MBTA transit system, officials say.

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Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks were interviewed by Megyn Kelly Monday morning.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/rathe_BRA_met01[1].jpg Backlash at Fenway Health leads CEO to resign

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

Dave Epstein

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Before the weekend storm was over people were already talking about another round of precipitation coming on Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/misty_blue22.jpg Search for two missing fishermen postponed again

The search for a missing clam boat that sank off the coast of Nantucket last week is on hold Monday as divers wait for safer conditions to go into the Atlantic Ocean.

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

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.

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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.

Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer in a scene from the film “The Shape of Water.”

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‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globe nominations

Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairytale “The Shape of Water” swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama “Big Little Lies” led the television nominees with six nods.

Frankie Shaw as Bridgette and Alexandra or Anna Reimer as Larry in


Southie set comedy ‘SMILF’ earns two Golden Globe nominations

The Showtime series, about a single mom struggling to make ends meet in South Boston, earned a surprising pair of 2018 Golden Globe award nominations Monday morning.

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Several women have stepped forward to lodge sexual misconduct allegations against famed chef Mario Batali.

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

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.

Tom Bluthardt says he’s done with Boston Matchmakers.

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.

//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.

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.

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

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‘‘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/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.

Special reports

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

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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/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/OTC%20drugs.jpg 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.