Close-knit community lost in Cambridge blaze

Rizwan Shahorin, 7, watched as his brother Imtiaz Fiad, 4, was comforted by their mother Sahida Akter, while having dinner at the Holiday Inn Express, where they are staying.

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The blaze permanently displaced the residents of St. Patrick’s Place, an affordable housing complex fashioned from a former church.

Michael A. Cohen

// Welcome to America’s governing nightmare

Nothing has quite prepared this nation for the terrifying governing experiment that it’s about to be subjected to.

// Partners posts $108m operating loss, its largest

The state’s largest health network lost $108 million on operations in fiscal 2016 as its Neighborhood Health Plan continued to struggle.

Mourners arrived at the Farrah Funeral Home Friday night for Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino’s wake.

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Hundreds say ‘last goodbye’ to slain Lawrence teen

Mourners attended a wake Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, whose mutilated body was found last week on the banks of the Merrimack River.

// R.I. school embroiled in sex abuse scandal names a new headmaster

St. George’s School has hired Alexandra “Alixe” Callen as its 12th headmaster and the first female to lead the 120-year-old institution.

// Horrified bystanders watch as train hits car in Belmont

A 58-year-old woman was struggling to pull a boy from her car, which was stuck on the tracks in Belmont, when it was hit by a commuter rail train.

FBI, State Police search home in Georgetown

The nature of the investigation is not known.

The transition to Trump

President-elect Donald Trump spoke on Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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CIA: Russia tried to help Trump win

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

// Russians hacked GOP but hid it, agencies decide

Russians hacked the Republican National Committee’s computer systems, but did not release whatever information they gleaned from GOP networks, according to administration officials.

// Labor secretary pick ripped over use of racy ads

For years, Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, has faced staunch criticism for racy advertisements.

// Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Corporate registrations in Delaware show that President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election.

Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez (center) sat in court on Wednesday.

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Aaron Hernandez’s agent dismissed Bradley’s shooting claim as ‘laughable’

“Those are laughable claims and I almost dare him to file it. Argument? What?” wrote Brian Murphy in a text.

Raptors 101, Celtics 94

// Raptors big-foot the Celtics in second half

Kyle Lowry sparked the Raptors with 34 points

// Beginner’s luck: Lottery player wins $1 million on first try

Midoriko-Mariam Takeuchi claimed her $1 million prize from the $2,500,000 Holiday Magic instant prize on Friday.

// Marijuana to be legal Thursday in Massachusetts

Despite initially saying the results of Question 4 might not be certified in time, Secretary of State William Galvin now says work is on schedule.

// Snow expected to arrive Sunday

Get your shovels ready. Snow is on the way. And it could make for a messy commute on Monday morning.

// Best books of 2016

From “Horrible Bear,” meant for ages 3 - 6, to “All the Single Ladies,” meant for an older crowd, here are the best and brightest from 2016.

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


// Protest that goes beyond political theater

In recent months protest movements are being defined by new urgency –and efficacy.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead

// The hidden cost when mental illness meets homelessness

Everyone knows David, and wants to help, as he bounces between shelters, hospitals, jail. He is among the many homeless people with mental illness who find no care system to address their desperation.

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.