Cambridge 10-alarm fire

‘I’ve never seen anything like that’

At least 60 residents were displaced by Saturday’s fast-moving blaze, which left blocks darkened and miraculously resulted in few injuries.

The fire raged through an East Cambridge neighborhood.

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The fire raged through an East Cambridge neighborhood.

// Photos, videos of the Cambridge fire from the scene

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


//[1].jpg Patriots place Rob Gronkowski on IR

The star tight end had back surgery on Friday.

Bob Ryan

// Mark Bavaro was Gronk before Gronk

He earned a reputation as the best combination pass receiver/blocker at his position.


// 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.

Gamalier Rosa (left) and Brianna MacKinnon, both Army veterans, are members of VFW Post 754 in Amherst. They want to talk with students about respect for the flag.

Kevin Cullen/Globe Staff

Kevin Cullen

Hey, here’s a crazy idea: Students, veterans need to talk

After the Hampshire College flag controversy, it’s time for some dialogue.

CELTICS 107, 76ERS 106

// Celtics hold off 76ers

Isaiah Thomas leads the way with 37 points.


// We’ll never see vintage Tiger Woods again

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

Yvonne Abraham

// With hope comes action

For many who worship around here, hope has been in short supply lately.

// 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.

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.

// 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.

// ‘Salsa Shutdown’ protest at Downtown Crossing

Saturday afternoon shopping in Downtown Crossing took an unusual turn.

Fire in carport at Peabody condo complex

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

// 100 gather to remember city youths lost to violence

The mood was a mix of celebration and somberness at the First Parish Church in Dorchester.

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.

// 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.

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


// After UN apology, real work on cholera in Haiti begins

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

// 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.