Tragedy of Oakland fire reaches 3 Mass. families

Several people with deep roots in the Boston area were victims in the warehouse fire that killed at least 36.

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.

Mass. shines on global test, but math scores slip

In many cases, performance on the exams turned into a showdown between 15-year-olds in Massachusetts and Singapore.

//[1].jpg Walsh says he has renters’ back in a hot real estate market

Mayor Walsh hopes new rules protect tenants from unreasonable evictions without unfairly tying the hands of landlords.

The transition to Trump


// Why Donald Trump could save jobs but damage the economy

When you try to improve the situation in one place, you sometimes make things worse elsewhere.

Ground Game

// Convenient truths about Al Gore’s meeting with Donald Trump

Three things are absolutely incredible about this meeting.

Terror threat made against Los Angeles commuter rail station

Security has been increased in the region as authorities assess the threat.

// 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.

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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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Genesis Toys

Could your children’s toys be violating their privacy?

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

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.

// 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.

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Pearl Harbor survivor recalls ‘the day I do not forget’ 75 years later

Robert Greenleaf was learning how to fire a machine gun in the US Navy on Dec. 7, 1941.


// 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.


// 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.

// Teens allegedly were hanging out by the river when one beheaded the other

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

Globe Magazine

// Vermont’s $200-million mountain of trouble

Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger promised to save Jay Peak ski resort and the struggling economy around it. That’s not what happened at all.

// 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.

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


// 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.

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.