Baker’s cuts draw blowback from Legislature

The cuts will affect a range of programs, from health care for the poor to state parks.

// How property taxes may be going down in Boston

Taxpayers who own and live in their homes would see their bill shrink under a plan to expand the residential exemption.

// Democrats gear up for war with GOP over Medicare

Democratic lawmakers see a fight over the popular entitlement program for the elderly as an opportunity.

ground game

// Biden is everything wrong and everything right with Democratic Party

Joe Biden is simply the best or simply the worst, depending on which Democrat you talk to about the party’s future.

// Donald Trump named TIME’s Person of the Year

President-elect Donald Trump has one more accolade to add to this year’s list of accomplishments.


// Michael Flynn’s fevered imaginings

If there’s one lesson we’ve learned in the campaign just past, it’s that America is fed up with political correctness.

White supremacist posters found at Emerson College

Similar posters were recently found at Purdue University in Indiana and the University of Central Florida.

Shirley Leung

// More cracks appear in the corporate glass ceiling

The number of public companies here with no female directors or top executives fell to 9 from 15, the Boston Club said.

// Plane with 47 on board crashes after takeoff in Pakistan

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

// West Bridgewater eyes moratorium on marijuana businesses

Voters will be asked at a special Town Meeting to consider a temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses.

// Cambridge blaze grew unusually fast, official says

Four minutes after the first 911 call for Saturday’s massive Cambridge fire, seven buildings and nine cars were engulfed in flames.

Chris Sale coming to Boston

Surprise, AZ- November 1, 2016---Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--- Red Sox minor leaguer Michael Kopech pitching with the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Alex Speier

Have the Red Sox gutted their farm system?

Trades for Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg cost the Red Sox some of their top prospects.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

// A few thoughts on a wild day for the Red Sox

Tuesday’s moves open up a whole new wave of story lines surrounding the Red Sox.

The power of will | Chapter 4

When finding a cure to cancer isn’t enough

A new drug trial leaves the Lacey family and Dr. Sholler with only one option: to keep going, with more sick children. But it would prove harder than anyone could imagine.

Maya Lin designed the Novartis building at 181 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. It is covered with interlocking blocks of granite pierced with a pattern of holes.

Iwan Baan


A work of art from Maya Lin on Mass. Ave.

Novartis’ Cambridge facility is the most interesting new building in town.

// Fast Forward: No room for protests at inauguration, a therapy pig at Calif. airport

Protesters are fighting for prime spots at the inauguration, it’s finally cold enough for the winter village at City Hall Plaza, and more of the news you need.

Pearl Harbor: 75 years later

Ideas | Ian W. Toll

The paradox of Pearl Harbor

The more we document the Japanese attack, the harder it becomes to recover the immediate shock.

// 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.

Things are on the fast track in the Globe building these days as Globe Santa’s in-house associates, led by front man Emilo Campos, hurry to fill some 20,000 packages of presents for delivery in time for Christmas Day.

Globe Santa

Santa’s friends have compiled a rich, century-long legacy of help

The Globe Santa program can trace its origins to an effort founded by the late Boston Post in 1910.

Miss Conduct

// Advice: My mother-in-law is a moocher

How to tell a relative that you can no longer fund fancy dinners.

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


// There is one China and one Taiwan. Let’s all stop pretending otherwise.

Taiwan is a sovereign, independent, civilized nation. There should be no hesitation about saying so, and treating it accordingly.

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.