Hospitals shift away from nurseries

Nelsy Avendano of East Boston cradled her newborn son, Kevin Loaiza-Avendano, in her hospital room at Boston Medical Center last month.

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The conventional hospital nursery, where rows of adorable infants doze in front of a picture window, is being phased out.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall campaign event at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire on Saturday.


Clinton working to shore up Southern ‘firewall’

Hillary Clinton is furiously shoring up her so-called firewall in the Southern states that vote next, like South Carolina.

Yvonne Abraham

// Lying low in N.H.

It’s a lousy time to be an American Muslim. It’s especially lousy in New Hampshire.

// Jeb Bush enters the final days of his last stand

Without a major comeback, Bush will face increasing pressure to bow out of the race.

// Former state education secretary resigns from Saugus schools post

Interim superintendent Matthew Malone and the school committee cited a difference of vision for the decision.

Falling tree limb claims second victim in Canton

A 48-year-old man died Saturday after being struck by a falling tree limb in Canton Friday night.

Republican presidential candidates participated in the debate.

GOP candidates focus on temperament of leadership

The stakes were exceedingly high because large numbers of N.H. Republican voters are undecided or open to last-minute switching.

Opinion | Theodore Postol

// What the North Korean rocket launch means — and what it doesn’t

Get ready for the threat inflation, saber rattling, and overreacting to a provocative action.


// In West Roxbury, the Lawlers help bury the poor and homeless

When George Whelan died at Boston Medical Center, at the age of 82, there was nobody to claim his body.

// Mass. health care reform pioneer Dolores Mitchell retires

After 29 years leading the state’s Group Insurance Commission, 86-year-old Mitchell is stepping down.


// Is Luke Kuechly the best to ever come out of Boston College?

He is on a collision course with Canton, Ohio.

Dave Gettleman took over the Panthers in 2013.

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For Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, patience paved path to Super Bowl

Gettleman’s faith in coach Ron Rivera and the front office trickled down to the locker room.

// Beyoncé releases new song day before Super Bowl appearance

The pop star’s “Formation’’ is available as a free download on her artist page for the streaming service Tidal.

// Brett Favre highlights Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2016

The freewheeling Favre, as expected, was a first-ballot entry. Seven others will also be inducted in August.

// Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74

Dan Hicks, a musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco’s psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// What is a N.H. independent voter to do?

Four days from the primary, there is no obvious path for them to take and no obvious candidate for them to back.

The Big Picture

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Primary push in New Hampshire

All across New Hampshire, crowds are gathering to hear and see the Democratic and Republican candidates for president before Tuesday’s primary.

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.


Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// Racing to build mobile audiences in developing nations

Facebook, Google, and Boston-based Jana pursue strategies to connect consumers in emerging economies to mobile Internet — and advertisers.

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.



// Pope Francis meets Iranian leader to discuss Middle East

The meeting marked the first time ranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited the West since a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran last year.

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Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.