New Green Line stations are delayed until 2021

The delay for the seven new stations for the Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford pushes the project back yet again.

// Pilgrim nuclear plant staff said to be ‘overwhelmed’

Staff members at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station appear “overwhelmed” by the task of running the Plymouth facility, inspectors found.

// For child sex abuse victims, court may feel unsafe

Prosecutors are mulling ways to make testifying easier for children, but standing in the way are the state’s strong defendant’s rights laws.

In this photo taken Jan. 8, 2016, Gen. John Kelly speaks to reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon. President-elect Donald Trump is tapping another four-star military officer for his administration. He has picked Kelly to lead the Homeland Security Department, according to people close to the transition. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Knowing the cost of war and of being unrealistic

John Kelly, who grew up in Brighton, is the right person to protect the homeland, because he will tell us what we need to hear.

With the Lincoln Memorial in the background, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks during the Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary commemoration, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, in honor of the 2,403 men and women killed and the 1,178 wounded at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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John McCain, it’s time

John McCain was born for this moment. Will he seize it?

One of Milton’s selectmen questioned whether the previous assessment of the property owned by Senator Brian Joyce (above) had been too low.

Milton officials deliver a big tax bill to Senator Brian Joyce

A dramatic increase in his property tax bill comes after a dispute over whether he was paying his fair share.

// Boston school days are set to get longer by 40 minutes

After a year delay, Boston Public Schools will extend the day at dozens of schools next fall.

Young skaters take to the ice at the City Hall Plaza holiday site that opened on Wednesday, after a five-day delay due to mild weather.

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After delay, Boston Winter opens on City Hall Plaza

Lights, a giant ice skating loop, gift “chalets,” and bountiful decorations drew hundreds to experience the installation’s opening night.

Boston-02/04/16 The Mass. State Gaming Commission met and voted on the newly mounted agreement between Boston and Steve Wynn over his Everett casino. Eugene O'Flaherty, Counsel for the City of Boston shakes hands with Jacqui Krum, Senior V.P. and General Counsel of Wynn Resorts after an agreement was voted in. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro)

Ever tough, always loyal, O’Flaherty is Walsh’s rock

Gene O’Flaherty is a trusted adviser to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and a longtime friend.

Reebook said it will relocate its headquarters from Canton to The Innovation & Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District.

Reebok’s new HQ will be at Design Building in Seaport District

The maker of athletic shoes and gear said it has chosen the Innovation & Design Building near the city’s cruise ship terminal for its new headquarters.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Pablo Lorraín’s “Jackie.”

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Why ‘Jackie’ deserves a rare four out of four stars

In this moving film, Natalie Portman plays the former first lady as a breathy, traumatized living doll fighting hard to become her own woman.

Kayla Harrison in June.

Olympian Kayla Harrison is reportedly going to MMA

Wakefield resident and two-time Olympic gold winner Kayla Harrison is reportedly making the jump from judo to MMA.

How many miles away is Oregon? A sign will soon let Mass. drivers know

A new road sign is coming to Kenmore Square — but it won’t tell drivers the quickest way to Cambridge or Brookline.

(WE ARE NOT IDENTIFYING THIS STUDENT BY NAME OR IMAGE.) Medford, Ma., 12/02/16, This transgender student at Tufts, photographed on the Tufts University campus, is at the center of this story, which details how she rushed a sorority that has national bylaws which aren't inclusive of transgender women, which caused residual tension in the chapter, causing over half the girls to quit, including her. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)

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Members quit Tufts sorority as transgender student’s application is delayed

Only a handful of national sororities have explicit bylaws that protect transgender women from discrimination.

Her home was lost, but her cats survived the Cambridge blaze

Christina Jeffrey’s reunion with her two cats, Mac and Cheese, was captured on video — which has, in turn, captured the hearts of thousands.

Chris Sale coming to Boston

Boston, MA - 10/08/2016 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) during his media availability session as the team prepares for Sunday's ALDS Game 3. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 09Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.271180691.


Teams are calling Red Sox about extra starting pitchers

The Sox aren’t inclined to deal lefthander Drew Pomeranz, even though he may not crack the starting five.

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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.

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// Give the devil his due — the people like Trump

Demonizing Donald Trump won’t be easy. At least half the American people like the president-elect they are getting to know.

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// 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.