Red Sox trade Moncada, Kopech for lefthander Chris Sale

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The Red Sox have made the blockbuster trade of the offseason, acquiring All-Star lefthander Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox for a package of prospects.


// Brewers did well by getting Mauricio Dubon from Red Sox

The infield prospect, who is highly thought of around the majors, could be the key to the Tyler Thornburg deal.

Alex Speier

// The going rate for quality relief pitchers keeps rising

The Red Sox’ latest acquisition – Tyler Thornburg – came at a steep price that illustrated baseball’s new world order.

// Teens were hanging out by the river when one allegedly beheaded the other

Mathew Borges, 15, was held without bail in the decapitation and death of a classmate.

Cheap Eats

// For the best Neapolitan pie in town, journey to Chelsea

You won’t find Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in the tourist-filled North End, in a Camberville hipster hideout, or an old-school Italian haunt in Eastie.

// Stoughton’s Lori McKenna gets four Grammy nods

The mother of five has somehow put together a music career that revolves around her family.

Instructor Shruti Mehta helps Kim Winniker of Brookline as he makes sweet potato bharta during a class on Indian vegetarian cooking.

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How to find the right cooking class — for you or a friend

A cooking class is a fun way for friends to get together and learn something new, and it makes a novel holiday gift.

// Emerson students want more time to cross the street

Students at Emerson College are asking that the city add five seconds to the crosswalk signals at Boylston and Tremont streets.

// 75 years later, resonance of Pearl Harbor fades for 9/11 generation

A day deeply ingrained in the psyche of earlier generations might be losing impact, its blows softened by the passing decades.

The power of will | Chapter 3

Will Lacey’s cancer spreads, and his family chases a cure

The news the Lacey family feared the most arrived: Will had a new tumor. There was no telling how much time they had, or whether Will would live long enough for the cure they sought.

The transition to Trump

// Boeing stock drops after Trump calls for cancellation of new Air Force One

President-elect Trump called the order for the new plane “ridiculous.”

Renée Graham

// Oakland shows the price of the affordable housing crisis

The tragedy highlights the human costs of runaway gentrification, which makes people unwelcome in their own cities and forces them to forgo safety for makeshift stability.

Medical students often struggle with depression

More than in one in four doctors in training report depression, higher than the general population, and 11 percent were found to have suicidal thoughts.

Globe Magazine

// Vermont’s $200 million mountain of trouble

Ariel Quiros and Bill Stenger promised to save Jay Peak ski resort and the struggling economy around it. That’s not what happened at all.

Perspective | Magazine

// How Trump won our Rust Belt. And how we win it back.

A state senator calls for confronting the economic and political alienation of Western Mass. with tax changes and more.

Five dogs stolen in Brockton found safe in Maine

“It was like a nightmare that you wake up from and say, ‘What happened?’” said the owner of the van that the dogs were in.

// State pension fund head gets a $35,000 pay raise — again

Board that oversees Massachusetts’ $62 billion retirement fund says Trotsky exceeded goals.

// Bank robbery suspect arrested after getaway vehicle gets caught in school traffic

A suspect in a North Attleborough bank robbery wasn’t able to get far away from the scene.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust

Debate over digital tracking for truck drivers shifts into high gear

To help reduce the dangers of drivers over-extending their hours behind the wheel, a mandate is calling for the use of electronic log devices. But not everyone wants to go down that road.

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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


// Do as Donald says, not as Ivanka does

The president-elect is pledging to punish companies that take jobs overseas. His daughter’s company has already done that.

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.

Real Estate

This collector created a timeless feel inside her Beacon Hill home

For a gorgeously specific example of Art Deco styling, consider the furniture of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With their precious woods and exotic fittings, the Parisian master’s creations embody the audacious elegance of his time.