The transition to Trump

Giuliani takes himself out of running for Trump post

Rudy Giuliani was an early front-runner to be secretary of state, but faced questions about his overseas business ties.

Gary Cohn was seen at Trump Tower in November.

Trump to tap Goldman Sachs president for economic job

Donald Trump is expected to name Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn to an influential White House economic post.

// Partners HealthCare posts record loss

The state’s largest health network lost $108 million on operations in fiscal 2016 as its Neighborhood Health Plan continued to struggle.

// Marijuana to be legal Thursday in Massachusetts

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule.

// Woman seriously hurt after commuter rail train hits car

A 58-year-old woman was struggling to pull a boy from her car, which was stuck on the tracks in Belmont, when it was hit by a commuter rail train.

The Desperate and the Dead

// The hidden cost when mental illness meets homelessness

Everyone knows David, and wants to help, as he bounces between shelters, hospitals, jail. He is among the many homeless people with mental illness who find no care system to address their desperation.

// Obama orders review of election e-mail hacking

US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to interfere in last month’s election by hacking into Democratic officials’ email accounts.

// It looks like Biogen may be on the right track with its Alzheimer’s drug

A still-unproven approach to fighting the disease got a boost when the Cambridge biotech released fresh data on its experimental drug.

// Three men arrested on gun charges after South Boston foot chase

Four men ran away when officers tried to pull over their car and the officers gave chase.

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It’s All Downhill

An ode to cold-weather skiing

Finally, an Arctic blast will make New England feel more like ski season really is here. It’s about time.

// Snow expected to arrive Sunday

Get your shovels ready. Snow is on the way. And it could make for a messy commute on Monday morning.

// Protected bike lane pilot launches in Cambridge

Orange cones and fresh road striping appeared along two stretches of Massachusetts Avenue this week.


// Patriots’ keys to victory over the Ravens

A close look at Monday night’s matchup, with an emphasis on who has the edge in the passing and running games.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

// CBS’s Monday night lineup is a comedy wasteland

“Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “The Odd Couple” are a four-fer of some of the worst scripted material on TV right now.

Behind the story: The Power of Will

Globe reporter Billy Baker on how “The Power of Will” came to be.

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Don’t forget to change the ‘locks’ on your new smart home

People are beginning to realize they need to hit the reset button on gadgets that might contain passwords and other sensitive personal information.

// Fisher-Price debunks fake ‘Happy Hour Playset’ toy

The toy maker had to take to Twitter to let customers know that it never produced a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

// 15 fantastic non-toy gifts for the holidays

Many parents are looking for alternatives to bringing toys into the house that aren’t likely to be played with past New Year’s Eve.

Ariana Grande will perform at the Kiss 108 Jingle Ball.


The Weekender: Seeing stars, Cirque Dreams, and finely tuned machines

Top picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Special reports

special report

Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die — except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby’s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn’t accept death as the answer.

Opinion & Ideas


// Healey’s Exxon investigation runs into the Bill of Rights

Maura Healey is embarked on her own crusade to punish freedom of speech.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


// The Desperate and the Dead: The ‘new asylums’

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the “new asylums.”

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.