Spotlight follow-up

Senate committee demands ban on dual surgeries

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

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 warehouse fire that killed at least 36.

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The claims were first made in an opinion piece that appeared in a student magazine.

The transition to Trump


// Do as Donald says, not as Ivanka does

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

// Will a 77-year-old Joe Biden run in 2020?

Biden made that remark Monday with a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit.

// Children’s toys raise privacy alarms

Toys using Burlington-based Nuance Communications’ speech-recognition software are raising eyebrows.

// Standing Rock protesters remain wary despite apparent victory

Some couldn’t shake a lingering sense of trepidation, particularly after comments from the pipeline company and top Republicans.

// Markey backs medical bill opposed by Warren

The senior US senator said the bill, which includes $1 billion for opioid recovery, would help communities “devastated” by the epidemic.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

Debate over digital tracking for truck drivers shifts into high gear

To help reduce the dangers of drivers over-extending their hours behind the wheel, a mandate is calling for the use of electronic log devices. But not everyone wants to go down that road.

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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/New York Times/File 2016

Chris Kimball, America’s Test Kitchen battle gets uglier

The separation between the celebrity chef and the Brookline media company is becoming an expensive one.

The power of will | Chapter 3

Will Lacey’s cancer spreads, and his family chases a cure

The news the Lacey family feared the most arrived: Will had a new tumor. There was no telling how much time they had, or whether Will would live long enough for the cure they sought.

Wally The Green Monster and Santa met at Fenway Park in Boston next to a donation box that benefits the Boston Globe’s Globe Santa program that will be located outside Gate D.

Globe Santa

Father seeks gifts for kids whose mom struggles with addiction

The father of four wrote about the long slide the family has endured as the mom continues her battle.

Classmates of Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino speaks outside of Lawrence District Court for arraignment of Mathew Borges for the grisly murder of high school classmate Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. . Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe


The unwritten code that some deaths are more worthy of attention

It’s sad that if 16-year-old Lee Viloria-Paulino had just been stabbed and left to die, his death would have passed with few taking notice.

Samiel Reyes works on a project as part of the Design Squad Global program.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Introducing young students to engineering

Design Squad Global is a way to get teens involved in invention projects — and get to know each other in the process.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff was sacked by Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan in the second quarter.


Patriots pressured Jared Goff, but where has it been all season?

The Patriots sacked the rookie quarterback four times, their second-highest sack total of the season.

// Will NBC Boston reach over-the-air viewers?

US Senator Edward Markey voiced concerns about the station’s broadcast coverage area in a letter to Comcast’s top executive.


// 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.

// 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.

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


// Trump’s mistaken microeconomics

President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to save jobs at Carrier is short-sighted and potentially disastrous.

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.

Real Estate

This collector created a timeless feel inside her Beacon Hill home

For a gorgeously specific example of Art Deco styling, consider the furniture of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With their precious woods and exotic fittings, the Parisian master’s creations embody the audacious elegance of his time.