Fire victims receive crowd-funded aid in less than a week

More than $87,000 has been released to those who were forced from their homes in Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze in Cambridge.

The transition to Trump

ground game

// Calif. was the exception to 2016. Now it might be Trump’s bulwark too.

For the time being, the Golden State remains the nation’s political odd-ball.

// Stavridis, dean of Tufts’s Fletcher School, calls Trump meeting ‘terrific’

Retired Admiral James Stavridis is reportedly on the same list as Mitt Romney in being considered to serve as secretary of State.

// Trump will name fast food executive for Labor secretary

Andrew Puzder, CEO of the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, was a supporter of Donald Trump’s campaign.

// Trump goes after a new target in latest screed: Carrier union leader

A union leader has criticized Donald Trump’s claims about the number of jobs he saved from leaving Ind. The president-elect clearly did not like that.

// Ed Markey, king of wordplay

Donald Trump and his nominees have given the senator new material.

// ‘I just wanted to do some good’: Pizza shop gunman speaks out

Edgar Welch expressed some regrets but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him to a D.C. pizzeria.

// Bundle up, cold temperatures are heading our way

Unseasonably cold temperatures will arrive in New England tomorrow into Saturday as a result of an arctic cold front.

Globe Magazine

Inside TSA, the agency we love to hate

With a history of dysfunction and new calls to privatize, can the agency’s big plans to make airport security less miserable get off the ground?

Raiders at Chiefs, 8:25 p.m. (NBC, NFL Network)

// Patriots fans should keep an eye on tonight’s Chiefs-Raiders game

The Raiders are tied with the Patriots for the best record in the AFC, while the Chiefs are one game back.

// There were no smoke, carbon monoxide alarms in home where father and son died

A 41-year-old man and his 9-year-old son were killed after they were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide inside their Acushnet home.

// Edelman is ‘happy to welcome a new squirrel to the tree’

After months of silence, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman seemed to acknowledge that the baby of a Swedish model is his.

// Some Apple magic coming for MIT’s commencement address

CEO Tim Cook has been selected to speak to the class of 2017 in June.

// US life expectancy declines for the first time since 1993

Overall, life expectancy fell by one-tenth of a year, from 78.9 in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015, according to the latest data.

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Paris bans half of all cars from traveling as it deals with pollution spike

Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from traveling and made public transportation free for a third consecutive day.

The power of will | Chapter 5

// Out of options, a father sees one way forward: start a drug company

Meryl Witmer and Pat Lacey needed to start a drug company to continue giving a promising drug to children with a rare cancer. It could easily take years. They had 106 days before their supply ran out.


// Red Sox reacquire utility infielder Josh Rutledge

Rutledge seemingly ending a two-year stint with the organization last month, but now he’s back.

Special reports

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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.

Opinion & Ideas


// 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.

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.