Horrified bystanders watch as train hits car in Belmont

A woman was seriously injured after a commuter rail train on the Fitchburg line struck a car in Belmont Friday.

Karl Redgate

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.

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.

Close-knit community lost in Cambridge blaze

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

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-1899.jpg 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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle Islamic State

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria.

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

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Kyle Lowry sparked the Raptors with 34 points.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ac3e72b9ab664702b4e308067ac9e9fc-ac3e72b9ab664702b4e308067ac9e9fc-0.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/RinaldiGoingGreen05.jpg With green caskets, a more earth-friendly end

Ruth Faas’s focus is on the environmental impact of the funeral industry.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Untitled-1.jpg Holidays in the time of Trump. Even the gifts have been weaponized.

Tensions are running so high that even the world’s blandest gift -- a candle -- threatens to become a flash point.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/cover2.jpg 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.

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Eva Gambon, 9, was diagnosed in utero with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. But that isn’t keeping the Rockland resident and little ballerina from the stage.

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

EDITORIAL

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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.

Investigations

The Desperate and the Dead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight9090-12102.jpg 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'

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.