‘It went up in a heartbeat’

Firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire on Berkshire and York streets in Cambridge on Saturday.

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A massive, 10-alarm blaze in East Cambridge left three to four people with minor injuries and displaced 50 to 60 residents.

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Firefighters from several communities were on scene Saturday afternoon at a 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, where multiple buildings were in flames.

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Facebook initiated its safety check feature for the 10-alarm fire in Cambridge that engulfed several buildings.


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The star tight end had back surgery on Friday.

Foxborough, MA - 11/10/2016 - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during stretching portion of Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 11Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.593751860.


The Patriots are still Super Bowl bound, even without Gronk

Of course the Patriots are better with Gronk than without him, but take a good look at the rest of the AFC.

Foxborough, MA - 12/01/2016 - New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch (97) at Patriots practice in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 02Patriots Practice, LOID: 8.3.837953020.

Alan Branch wins appeal of four-game suspension

The Patriots defensive tackle was hit with the ban earlier this month for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Student at the entrance to the Fly, one of the all-male final clubs at Harvard University.

Katherine Taylor/New York Times

At Harvard, no simple answer on final clubs

A Harvard College crackdown on all eight male final clubs, which are not formally part of the university, has pulled them from the shadows.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/5e2ed60f-748b-4a8d-a57d-f75084c47552.jpg Green Party drops bid for statewide Pa. recount

The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election.

Kevin Cullen

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After flag controversy at Hampshire College, efforts at dialogue between local military veterans and students.

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2016 high school football Super Bowl previews

A game-by-game look at Saturday’s championship matchups.

The transition to Trump

Mitt Romney spoke to reporters after returning from a dinner with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 29.

Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

After Trump, Romney feud, genuine effort to join forces

Few could have predicted the turnaround that brought Romney to a meeting with Trump in a New York restaurant.

Fire in carport at Peabody condo complex

The fire started just after 4 p.m. at the Cedar Pond Vilage condominums.

FORT WORTH, TX - JULY 10: Gun parts sit for sale at a gun show where thousands of different weapons are displayed for sale on July 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Dallas and Forth Worth areas are still mourning the deaths of five police officers last Thursday evening by a lone gunman. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Renée Graham

More guns, more risk for people of color

Fears of hate crimes are driving gun purchases by African-Americans, who open themselves up to a different hazard.

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 03: The face of a building that was the scene of a overnight fire that claimed the lives of at least nine people at a warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood on December 3, 2016 in Oakland, California. The warehouse was hosting an electronic music party. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

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At least 9 killed in Calif. party fire, dozens missing

At least nine people died and at least 25 were missing in a blaze during a party in a warehouse Friday night in Oakland, Calif.

Juvenile arrested in death of decapitated Lawrence teen

The body of the teen, who had been missing since Nov. 18, was found on a river bank Thursday.

Man is dead after he is shot, then crashes car in Mattapan

A man in his 20s was shot in Mattapan and then moments later crashed his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One dead, one seriously injured in Chelmsford head-on collision

The crash happened when a vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 495 in Chelmsford at about 6:40 a.m. and struck another vehicle head-on.


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Woods being out of the game has remained a bigger golf story than anyone or anything in the game.

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


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The United States and other donor nations must make plans to help end Haiti’s cholera epidemic a reality.

Life sciences

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

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg 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'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.