Boston school days are set to get longer by 40 minutes


After a year delay, Boston Public Schools will extend the day at dozens of schools next fall.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

He fought against climate change policy. Now he’s tapped to lead the EPA.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has fought for the rollback of President Obama’s climate change efforts.

In this photo taken Jan. 8, 2016, Gen. John Kelly speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon. President-elect Donald Trump is tapping another four-star military officer for his administration. He has picked Kelly to lead the Homeland Security Department, according to people close to the transition. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Knowing the cost of war and of being unrealistic

John Kelly, who grew up in Brighton, is the right person to protect the homeland, because he will tell us what we need to hear.


// Give the devil his due — the people like Trump

Demonizing Donald Trump won’t be easy. At least half the American people like the president-elect they are getting to know.

// Some Boston homeowners will now pay less in property taxes

City Council has passed a higher residential exemption, given to single-family owners who make their Boston homes their primary residences.

Officials said the first phase of demolition work on the Massachusetts Turnpike toll plazas was completed ahead of schedule.

It’s not your imagination — you really are getting to work faster

The move to electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike has shaved about 12 minutes off morning commutes, officials said.

// No more free overhead bins on United

Customers in a new pricing tier can only bring one personal item on board and aren’t guaranteed to be able to sit with their companions.

Reebook said it will relocate its headquarters from Canton to The Innovation & Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District.


Reebok’s new HQ will be at Design Building in Seaport District

The maker of athletic shoes and gear said it has chosen the Innovation & Design Building near the city’s cruise ship terminal for its new headquarters.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Pablo Lorraín’s “Jackie.”

★ ★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

Why ‘Jackie’ deserves a rare four out of four stars

In this moving film, Natalie Portman plays the former first lady as a breathy, traumatized living doll fighting hard to become her own woman.

Spicy sauce is placed on a grilled chicken plate with veggies at the Chicken and Rice Guys in Medford.

Chicken & Rice Guys coming to Downtown Crossing, replacing Cheeseboy

The company wants to have enough seating for 12 to 20 when the Downtown Crossing location opens Jan. 21.

Justin Khoo

Her home was lost, but her cats survived the Cambridge blaze

Christina Jeffrey’s reunion with her two cats, Mac and Cheese, was captured on video — which has, in turn, captured the hearts of thousands.

How many miles away is Oregon? A sign will soon let Mass. drivers know

A new road sign is coming to Kenmore Square — but it won’t tell drivers the quickest way to Cambridge or Brookline.

Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

A ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack was held aboard the USS Cassin Young, a ship named after a Navy commander who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack.

At Pearl Harbor ceremony, a ‘pact between generations’

Participants in Boston spoke solemnly of the heroism and sacrifice of those caught up in the surprise Japanese attack.

Chris Sale coming to Boston

Boston, MA - 10/08/2016 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) during his media availability session as the team prepares for Sunday's ALDS Game 3. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 09Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.271180691.


Teams are calling Red Sox about extra starting pitchers

The Sox aren’t inclined to deal lefthander Drew Pomeranz, even though he may not crack the starting five.

The power of will | Chapter 4

When finding a cure to cancer isn’t enough

A new drug trial leaves the Lacey family and Dr. Sholler with only one option: to keep going, with more sick children. But it would prove harder than anyone could imagine.

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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.

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Michael A. Cohen

// How to save Obamacare? Repeal it

This move would put the pressure to come up with “something” where it belongs — on Republicans.

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.