Spotlight followup

Senate committee calls for ban on dual surgeries

Massachusetts General Hospital.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff/File 2015

Controversy over surgeons “running two rooms” has roiled Massachusetts General Hospital and spurred a national debate.

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The move comes after allegations of hazing at fraternities came to light last month in an opinion piece in a student magazine.

The transition to Trump


// Do as Trump says, not as Ivanka does

President-elect Donald Trump is pledging to punish companies that take jobs overseas. His daughter’s company has already done that.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 5: Former Vice President Al Gore talks to the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 5, 2016 in New York City. Trump has been holding daily meetings at the luxury high rise that bears his name since his election in November. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Ground Game

Convenient truths about Al Gore’s meeting with Donald Trump

Three things are absolutely incredible about this meeting.

// Joe Biden might be running in 2020. . . maybe. . . we think

The departing 74-year-old vice president made the comment with a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

// Looking at the real James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

General Mattis will probably be President Trump’s secretary of defense. Take him both literally and seriously.

// Muslim and Jewish groups form coalition to fight bigotry

The group intends to fight anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, yet its very existence has provoked condemnation by critics in both communities.

Amanda Allen, a Chelmsford native, was listed as missing in the wake of the deadly Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire.

Horror of Oakland fire resonates in Mass. families

Several people with deep roots in the Boston area were victims in the fire that claimed at least 36 lives in Oakland, Calif.

// Markey throws support behind medical bill opposed by Warren

Senator Ed Markey said the bill, which includes $1 billion for opioid recovery, would help communities “devastated” by drug addiction.


// The unwritten code that some deaths are more worthy of attention

It’s sad that if Lee Viloria-Paulino had just been stabbed and left to die, his death would have passed with hardly anyone taking notice.

// Lawrence teen allegedly confessed to decapitation

Mathew Borges, 15, was held without bail in the decapitation and death of a classmate.

Boston, MA - 12/05/16 - Protesters wait unsuccessfully to see Governor Charlie Baker outside his office. Protesters, including some who walked out of local high school and college classes, brought concerns over the past election cycle to a rally on Boston Common, outside the State House, and then to the office of Governor Charlie Baker. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: () Topic: (06walkout)

Hundreds of students walk out of Boston schools, colleges

Students marched and rallied as they called on local political leaders to speak out against Donald Trump.

Christopher Kimball, of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country,” at the home of his new venture, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street in Boston.

Tony Cenicola/The New York Times/File 2016

Chris Kimball pushes back at America’s Test Kitchen

The separation between the celebrity chef and the Brookline media company isn’t just getting ugly. It’s getting expensive, too.

 Cambridge Ma 12/5/16 Building coming down fire scene, burned out buildings, Cambridge fire now says 16 buildings damaged in ten alarm fire.... Globe photo David Ryan

Cambridge fire official says it’s a ‘miracle’ no one died in massive blaze

In 33 years with the department, Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said he had never seen a fire spread like Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze.

The power of will | Chapter 2

// The Lacey family sees a glimmer of hope, but is it enough?

As Pat Lacey and Dr. Giselle Sholler continued their search for new treatments, a promising clue sat on a shelf in a lab in Hawaii. But how to turn the idea into a reality?


Amendola expected to miss rest of regular season

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola suffered a high ankle sprain fielding a punt against the Rams.


Securing another year of John Farrell was the right call

The Red Sox manager won’t be a lame duck in 2017. It’s his team, his show.

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

Stephen Kinzer

// Inevitable conflict looms for China, United States

Never have Americans faced a foreign policy challenge as complex as the one China now poses.

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.