‘It went up in a heartbeat’

Firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire on Berkshire and York Streets.

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A 10-alarm blaze that started on Berkshire Street in Cambridge left three to four people with minor injuries, including two police officers who were overcome by smoke.

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Firefighters from several communities were on scene Saturday afternoon at a 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, where multiple buildings were in flames.


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The star tight end had back surgery on Friday.

Foxborough, MA - 11/10/2016 - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during stretching portion of Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 11Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.593751860.


The Patriots are still Super Bowl bound, even without Gronk

Of course the Patriots are better with Gronk than without him, but take a good look at the rest of the AFC.

Santa Clara CA 11/20/16 New England Patriots Martellus Bennett runs onto the field before they play the San Francisco 49ers during pre-game at Levi's Stadium. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: Patriots-49ers reporter:


How will Gronk’s absence affect Patriots’ offense?

The Patriots have better depth than they did in 2013 and they have had success this year without Gronkowski.

Foxborough, MA - 12/01/2016 - New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch (97) at Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 02Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.837953020.

Alan Branch wins appeal of four-game suspension

The Patriots defensive tackle was hit with the ban earlier this month for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

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Green Party drops bid for statewide Pa. recount

The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election.

FORT WORTH, TX - JULY 10: Gun parts sit for sale at a gun show where thousands of different weapons are displayed for sale on July 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Dallas and Forth Worth areas are still mourning the deaths of five police officers last Thursday evening by a lone gunman. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Renée Graham

More guns, more risk for people of color

Fears of hate crimes are driving gun purchases by African-Americans, who open themselves up to a different hazard.

Harry Potter looks headed to Broadway

Broadway is making way for Harry Potter, literally.

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2016 high school football Super Bowl previews

A game-by-game look at Saturday’s championship matchups.

Juvenile arrested in death of decapitated Lawrence teen

The body of the teen, who had been missing since Nov. 18, was found on a river bank Thursday.

Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.

Harvard men’s cross country team placed on ‘athletic probation’

A review by university lawyers found that members of the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized statements” in an online spreadsheet.

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 03: The face of a building that was the scene of a overnight fire that claimed the lives of at least nine people at a warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood on December 3, 2016 in Oakland, California. The warehouse was hosting an electronic music party. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

At least 9 killed in Calif. party fire, dozens missing

At least nine people died and at least 25 were missing in a blaze during a party in a warehouse Friday night in Oakland, Calif.

The transition to Trump

This file photo taken on November 10 showed a man buying a newspaper featuring a photo of US President-elect Donald Trump.


The Latest

China complains about Trump talk with Taiwan leader

The Chinese response was measured, with the foreign ministry urging the Trump administration to handle Taiwan-related issues ‘‘cautiously and properly.”

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Senator Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general, has been taking on marijuana dealers since the 1970s.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/78b70112e5cf45fb99d242431f49c4ae-fc1c1d8d901a45c8af8db456535bdce0-3.jpg Donald Trump said he won in a ‘landslide.’ Not true!

If you look at history, Trump’s claim that he won the Electoral College in a “landslide” does not hold up. At all.

Man is dead after he is shot, then crashes car in Mattapan

A man in his 20s was shot in Mattapan and then moments later crashed his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One dead, one seriously injured in Chelmsford head-on collision

The crash happened when a vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 495 in Chelmsford at about 6:40 a.m. and struck another vehicle head-on.

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/1205cholera.jpg After UN apology, real work on cholera in Haiti begins

The United States and other donor nations must make plans to help end Haiti’s cholera epidemic a reality.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg 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'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.