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Expect a messy morning commute Monday around Boston

Snow totals are expected to be between 1 to 3 inches before turning to rain Monday morning.

Dorchester man arrested for alleged armed robbery in Woburn

Robert Bauer was charged with two counts of armed robbery, and one count of assault with intent to commit armed robbery, police said.

A beloved K-9 laid to rest by his handler

Dozer, a 12-year-old Belgian Malinois, responded to more than 1,000 police alongside State Trooper Sgt. Erik F. Ramsland.

Cape Cod woman attacked by dog flown to Boston hospital for treatment

Police believe the dog is a pet.

Lottery

Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Lynnfield principal, two others, off the job after Metco school bus incident

The elementary school principal, and two Metco employees, are no longer employed, following an incident on a school bus involving two children, the superintendent said.

A nursing home giant stumbles amid expansion

As Genesis HealthCare has rapidly grown, care at its Massachusetts facilities has eroded, according to a Globe review of federal and state data.

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

The San Antonio solution

How one Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model.

Photos: The 17th annual Speedo Run

The run benefited the Play Ball Foundation.

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The spirit of Christmas animates Globe Santa team

The Globe Santa team begins its Christmas season in February, when buyers visit the annual toy shows to select an assortment of the right gifts for the holiday.

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

A screen of heavy granite hanging in mid-air? I wish all our recent architecture were equally crazy. Because this home for Novartis in Cambridge is the most interesting new building in town.A screen of heavy granite hanging in mid-air? I wish all our recent architecture were equally crazy. Because this home for Novartis in Cambridge is the most interesting new building in town.

Plans for luxury hotel below Mt. Washington summit prompt outcry

Hikers who tramp the Presidential Range fear the construction will mean less connection with the uncluttered outdoors.

News in brief

New England news in brief

Campaign finance law shields violators

The state’s campaign finance law prohibits investigators from referring cases to the attorney general for prosecution within 120 days of the election.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2016. There are 20 days left in the year.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess

Two male teenagers arrested on gun charges in Dorchester

wo Dorchester teenagers will face several charges, including unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police said in a statement.

Investigation at Georgetown home scheduled to resume Monday

Investigators plan to return next week to a home in Georgetown that was searched Friday by State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Women are ready for their turn

A training program for Democratic women who want to become political candidates has seen a spike in applications.

Snow is expected late Sunday afternoon

Up to 3 inches of snow for the Boston area is forecast to begin late Sunday afternoon, followed by rain by Monday morning.

The San Antonio way: How one Texas city took on mental health as a community – and became a national model

San Antonio’s mental health care system isn’t perfect, but it actually is a system, putting it far ahead of other places, including Massachusetts.

Sunday’s Child is a weekly column featuring a child currently in foster care awaiting adoption.

Police canine units search Belle Isle Marsh, where body was found Friday

A decomposed body was discovered after sunset Friday, prompting a search of the area during daylight Saturday.

Two women die in fiery crash on Route 2 in Templeton

The women died when their vehicle veered off the road, hit a bridge abutment, and burst into flames.

Water mostly restored in East Arlington after two water mains broke overnight

The cold weather and aging pipes were to blame for the breaks, which were not related and occurred about a half mile away from one another, an official said.

Officer-involved shooting in Falmouth leaves 1 injured

The incident left a male with a non-life-threatening hip injury Friday night, police said.

1 to 3 inches of snow is expected early Monday in Boston area

The snow could snarl Monday morning’s commute, especially in areas north and west of Boston, forecasters said.

Ayer farm declared public health hazard

Inspections at McNiff Farm found “dangerous conditions,” including more than 100 neglected animals, vermin and rats, trash accumulation, and animal waste.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 345th day of 2016. There are 21 days left in the year.

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.

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.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings

Woburn and Stoneham police looking for tips in string of armed robberies

The suspect is described as a man with glasses, a blue coat, hat, sweatpants, and an “obvious limp.”

Andover police looking for tips in double shooting

Two men suffered serious injuries after they were shot in a duplex home on North Main Street at around 10:00 p.m. Thursday, police said.

A Cambridge community broken up by fire

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

Police say body found in Belle Isle Marsh likely dead a long time

A decomposed body was found dead in Belle Isle Marsh Reservation Friday afternoon, according to State Police.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Hope amid the ashes at St. Patrick’s Place

There are hundreds of story to tell about the fire that roared through her neighborhood last week.

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Letters to Globe Santa, then and now:

Three letters posted to Globe Santa 51 years ago spoke to the angst of the poor and unfortunate in a time of holiday celebration.

Suspect fleeing police struck by vehicle on I-93

Traffic is heavy on I-93 as commuters head home during the Friday evening rush hour, according to MassDOT.

FBI, State Police search home in Georgetown

The nature of the investigation is not known.

Beginner’s luck: Lottery player wins $1 million on first try

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

R.I. school embroiled in sex abuse scandal names a new headmaster

St. George’s School has hired Alexandra “Alixe” Callen as its 12th headmaster and the first female to lead the 120-year-old institution.

Political Happy Hour: December 9, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Pot to be legal on Thursday | Partners HealthCare bleeding $$$ | Who among us doesn’t want to strengthen safeguards on killer robots?

Optimism linked to living longer, according to new study

A study from two Harvard research fellows with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health showed women who were more optimistic had lower chances of death in the period studies from 2006 and 2012.

Three men arrested on gun charges after South Boston foot chase

Four men ran away when officers tried to pull over their car and the officers gave chase.

JFK Library Foundation announces annual award recipients

The mayor of a California city and the founder of a program for prisoners to earn a college degree have been named this year’s recipients.

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.

Protected bike lane pilot launches in Cambridge

Orange cones and fresh road striping appeared along two stretches of Massachusetts Avenue this week.

Man hit by MBTA bus in Dorchester dies

The man died at Boston Medical Center early Friday morning after being hit by a bus Thursday night.

Police searching for man who attempted to rob Stoneham gas station

Police said the man was allegedly holding a sharp object that police believe was either a knife or a screwdriver.

Women sue groom after being hit by drone at N.H. wedding

The Mass. women claim that they suffered permanent physical and emotional injury as a result of the Aug. 8 incident.

Dorchester’s ‘Keeper of the Clock’ makes sure time never stands still

Nearly 20 years ago, Jeffrey Gonyeau fell in love with a public clock in Peabody Square. He winds it every Sunday to make sure it keeps good time.

13 displaced in fire at Dorchester triple-decker

The fire broke out just before 8 a.m. in the basement before spreading to the first floor.

Car that was struck by train was said to have been hemmed in by traffic

A woman’s car was on the tracks, hemmed in during Friday morning’s rush hour. And train was approaching, with one child still in the vehicle.

Fast Forward: A big chill is here, how to fight ingrained bias, and saving giraffes

Funeral plans for John Glenn should emerge today, a different approach to dealing with bias, and more of the news you need.

Delays on Lowell, Greenbush, Fitchburg, Kingston commuter rail lines

The T canceled a train on the Lowell line, but later started a train from the North Billerica station as a substitute.

Frigid cold is here, and snow is expected to arrive Sunday

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

Animals allegedly abused at Westport farm find greener pastures

It has taken several months and $1.4 million, but some of the woebegone animals of a fetid tenant farm in Westport have begun to find salvation.

Behind the story: The Power of Will

Globe reporter Billy Baker on how “The Power of Will” came to be.

Shooting leaves 1 injured in Jamaica Plain

The unidentified man was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition.

Two men seriously injured in Andover double shooting

Two men suffered serious injuries Thursday night after they were shot in a duplex home in Andover, police said.

This day in history

Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2016. There are 22 days left in the year.

T police investigating if bus was involved in pedestrian crash

A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester.

John Glenn was ‘remarkable’ even in sleep

As he prepared for his historic return to space at age 77, Glenn surprised researchers who analyzed recordings of the iconic astronaut’s body at rest.

Love stories, half a century (or more) in the making

Marriage takes work, or so they say. But 75 couples who gathered Thursday at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel make it look easy.

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Two families facing tough times ask Santa for help

This is a story of two families who are looking to Globe Santa to make this Christmas morning a bright moment for their children at the end of a year of tough times.

Health consumers increasingly shopping around on state-run exchange

Of the 55,000 consumers facing premium increases higher than 15 percent, nearly 13,000 have chosen an alternative plan, officials said.

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Baker wants to prove he’s tough on spending, but at what cost?

A culinary school in the South End braces for the impact of losing $300,000 in state aid.

The Desperate and the Dead | Part 6

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.

What you need to know about the Electoral College

Donald Trump is actually not the president-elect yet. But it’s highly unlikely that the Electoral College will deny him that title in a couple weeks.

West Newbury hunter seriously injured after falling from tree

The 55-year-old hunter fell 20 feet from a tree in the Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area, firefighters said.

Mass. Pike toll demolition is months ahead of schedule

Traffic patterns near Weston will shift starting Thursday night to allow for the next stage of the toll demolition and road reconstruction process.

Looking to improve parking, Boston turns to L.A. and Seattle

Boston officials are hoping to replicate parking successes in Los Angeles and Seattle.

Legal battle over tribal casino in Taunton bumped up to appeals court

The fate of a $1 billion casino proposed in Taunton may hinge on the legal definition of a tribe in a case now heading to an appeals court.

Does Mass. still have one of the highest life expectancies in US?

State data show that in each year from 2010 to 2014, life expectancy was either 80.8 or 80.9 years in Massachusetts.

Political Happy Hour: December 8, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Baker donors traveling with him to Israel | Eddie Markey, pun machine | The Honorable Judge Grinch

Rare white fox, with a fur-trading ancestry, caught in Franklin

The fox didn’t react like a wild animal would when caged, approaching handlers for food and curling up for a nap.

Capital Source

15 Baker donors to travel with him to Israel

Some of the donors to Governor Charlie Baker’s campaign include top officials at companies with business before the state of Massachusetts.

15, including 10 children, displaced in Dorchester fire

The fire on the top floor of the triple-decker began just after 3 p.m.

Authorities probing two-year-old Brockton boy’s injuries

The boy remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

4 Boston-area men appear in court for alleged gun trafficking

Local and federal officials investigated the four men as part of a crackdown on gun and drug trafficking in Charlestown.

Boston ready to do battle with the forces of winter

It’s never too early to worry about snow, Mayor Martin Walsh said as he outlined the city’s winter preparations.

8 charts that show the toll climate change will take on Boston

A city report released this week proposed nine locations in Boston for flood-protection interventions.

Task force to investigate handling of decapitated Lawrence teen case

The victim’s mother has raised the issue of whether police responded properly when notified in mid-November that her son was missing.

Police searching for bank robber in Newton

A masked man allegedly robbed a Citizens Bank in Newton Thursday morning.

Despite rain and snow, drought conditions remain stable this week in New England

A corridor from Northeastern to Southwestern Massachusetts remains in an extreme drought, encompassing over 41 percent of the state, according to the latest map.

Swastika graffiti found at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

School officials reported the incident to Cambridge police and the attorney general’s bias-related crime hot-line.

Six arrested, four guns recovered over 12-hour span in Boston

Boston police recovered four illegal guns and made six arrests in a 12-hour span Wednesday night.

Harvard reaches emissions-reductions goal for decade

In 2008, the university set out to cut its emissions levels 30 percent by 2016.

Should Thomas Finneran get his pension back?

The state’s highest court is considering whether the disgraced former House speaker should get his pension back following a federal obstruction of justice conviction.

Capital Source

Ed Markey, king of wordplay

Donald Trump and his nominees have given the senator new material.

Home where father and son died had no alarms

A 41-year-old man and his 9-year-old son were killed after they were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide inside their home.

Woman allegedly hits Dartmouth officer, drives away

The 33-year-old New Bedford woman was allegedly under the influence of drugs when the incident occurred.

Fire victims receive crowd-funded aid in less than a week

More than $87,000 has been released to those who were forced from their homes in Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze in Cambridge.

Fast Forward: Life’s getting shorter, Tom Finneran’s pension is before the SJC, and a non-annoying flash mob

Life expectancy in the US drops, President Obama and Michelle Obama host their final Congressional Ball, and more of the news you need.

Delays on the highways, commuter rail lines

Drivers on the Southeast Expressway and I-93 north of Boston were seeing slowdowns, while delays were reported on the Fitchburg, Rockport, and Middleborough commuter rail lines.

Bundle up, cold temperatures are heading our way

Unseasonably cold temperatures will arrive in New England tomorrow into Saturday as a result of an arctic cold front.

The power of will | Chapter 5

Out of options, a father sees one way forward: start a drug company

Meryl Witmer and Pat Lacey needed to start a drug company to continue giving a promising drug to children with a rare cancer. It could easily take years. They had 106 days before their supply ran out.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2016. There are 23 days left in the year.

Nashua man sentenced to 10 to 40 years for selling fatal dose of fentanyl

In January, Kevin Manchester, 27, had Michelle MacLeod drive him to purchase the drug. MacLeod ingested a portion of the fentanyl that afternoon, and died later that day.

Antiboycott groups pay for state officials’ Israel trips

Governor Baker and state lawmakers are touring Israel even as Beacon Hill considers legislation that would benefit that country.

For child sex abuse victims, court can be another place to 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.

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.

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A mother seeks help for Christmas without ‘Nana’

“I wish I could give my girl the Christmas my mom always did, but I don’t have the funds to do that,” the mother said in her letter.

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.

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.

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.

The city’s top lawyer is also Walsh’s rock

1) Gene O’Flaherty is pretty intense, and 2) he’s passionately loyal to his longtime friend, Mayor Martin Walsh.

Officials break ground on Orient Heights redevelopment

Public housing units will be replaced with mixed-price townhouses and midrises, the first renovation since the 1990s for the property, officials said.

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.

General rises from Brighton to White House

John F. Kelly is remembered fondly as an adventurous Irish-Catholic son who reached the highest echelons of military service.

By the numbers

By the numbers

Quote of the day

Quote of the day

Yvonne Abraham

John McCain, it’s time

The senator from Arizona was born for this moment. Will he seize it?

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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.

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.

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.

Some Boston homeowners will now pay less in property taxes

City Council has passed a higher residential exemption, given to single-family owners who make their Boston homes their primary residences.

Pearl Harbor survivor, 94, honored at Quincy nursing home

William Keith survived the attack that killed 106 of his shipmates, and ultimately served for five years.

Manatee rescued from cooling Cape Cod waters now basking in the Bahamas

She summered on the Cape. Now it looks like this jetsetter is going to winter in the Bahamas.

Officials urge residents to check carbon monoxide alarms

In the wake of the deaths of a father and son in Acushnet from carbon monoxide poisoning, fire officials urged residents to regularly check their carbon monoxide alarms.

At Pearl Harbor ceremony, a ‘pact between generations’

Participants in Boston spoke solemnly of the heroism and sacrifice of those caught up in the surprise Japanese attack.

Political Happy Hour: December 7, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Nuclear uh-oh | Liz Warren, ‘fierce but futile’ | Smart manatee

It’s not your imagination — you really are getting to work faster

The move to electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike has shaved about 12 minutes off morning commutes, officials said.

Cambridge woman reunited with cats after massive 10-alarm fire

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

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For Ayotte, a bipartisan farewell

Outgoing US Senator Kelly Ayotte got a bipartisan farewell on the floor of the Senate Wednesday – with speeches from Democrats Jeanne Shaheen and Claire McCaskill and Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

Day after Pearl Harbor, Boston Globe said, ‘Japan Strikes All Over Pacific’

The Boston Daily Globe detailed the historic manner in which the United States of America was thrust into World War II.

Teen leader of hackers who made fake 911 threats pleads guilty

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was ordered into the custody of the Department of Youth Services until he is 21 years old.

Aaron Hernandez trial should include ballistics evidence, prosecutors say

Hernandez’s attorneys are questioning the scientific validity of a firearms analysis.

Full list of cuts made by the Baker administration

Governor Baker will unilaterally slash $98 million, which will affect a range of programs, from health care for the poor to state parks.

Father, 9-year-old son believed killed by carbon monoxide in Acushnet

No foul play is suspected in the deaths of Joseph Lopes and his son, Collin, who lived on Buttonwood Lane.

Boston police asking for help identifying man in criminal investigation

The department didn’t specify whether the man was a suspect or wanted for questioning.

Watch a leatherback turtle chow down like Pac-Man as it makes its way through the ocean

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used special underwater equipment to follow leatherback turtles feeding off Cape Cod.

Mass. man killed by lightning in Australia

The Duxbury High School graduate and his girlfriend were camping when lightning struck a tree he was standing next to, according to local reports.

Authorities search for man who almost hit Quincy police officers with a car

Christopher Range is accused of almost hitting two officers with a car after they saw him taking part in an alleged drug deal.

White supremacist posters found at Emerson College

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

Red Line now facing ‘minor’ delays

The MBTA cited a medical emergency at the Central Square station and a signal problem at the Harvard station that earlier caused “severe” delays.

Fast Forward: No room for protests at inauguration, AG Healey in court, and a therapy pig at SFO

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.

Rain and some snow slowing commute

Amid rain and snow, the drive into Boston from the suburbs is a slow one for commuters north and south of the city.

Rainy commute will give way to dry afternoon

Temperatures in Greater Boston will peak in the low 40s.

10 displaced by Dorchester apartment fire

The fire started at around 11:20 p.m. on Ellington Street, fire officials said on Twitter.

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.

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2016. There are 24 days left in the year.

Stoneham police seek bank robbery suspect

The suspect allegedly robbed the Salem Five Bank branch in just one minute Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Healey tries to buck up disappointed Democrats

Attorney General Maura Healey spoke in Arlington on Tuesday night to shell-shocked Democrats.

Walsh proposes lower Boston property taxes

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

Could Lyft plug the gap in late-night transit service?

The ride-hailing firm says it would provide late-night rides to employees of participating companies that would be partly paid for by the MBTA.

17th annual Christmas Castle event gives help to those in need

They came seeking coats and toys, yes. But those who showed up at the Salvation Army’s Christmas Castle sought something even more precious.

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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.

New D.C. museum draws out emotions

At the National Museum of African American History, a group of Boston students gaped at the reminders of black tragedy and triumph.

Medical examiner tightens oversight of controversial cases

The move follows rulings that derailed murder trials in cases involving infants.

Reward offered for information on Lawrence nightclub fire

Authorities believe the Sunday night fire outside Attika Club on Mill Street was set deliberately.

Pembroke van driver indicted for indecent assault on elderly riders

Robert McNeil, 58, was charged with 10 counts of indecent assault and battery on an elderly or disabled person, Cruz’s office said in a statement.

Mansfield man to plead guilty to threatening to kill President Obama

A Mansfield man is expected to plead guilty next week to a federal charge of threatening to kill President Obama.

UMass Law School gains full accreditation

The designation by the American Bar Association is a milestone for the state’s first public law school, which has faced growing pains.

Boston man sent to prison for forcing woman into prostitution

Robert Lewis, 52, pled guilty in Norfolk Superior Court to charges of deriving support from prostitution and assault and battery, prosecutors said.

Deputy chief tells how firefighters contained 10-alarm Cambridge blaze

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

The power behind ‘The Power of Will’

A look at some of the responses to “The Power of Will” after the story was published.

Political Happy Hour: December 6, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Baker slashes budget | Mass. pension fund guy gets a raise | Five seconds

THOMAS FARRAGHER

What sort of sentence for Boston’s fallen taxi cab king?

Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to send Edward Tutunjian to prison for at least two years.

Judge in Hernandez lawsuit orders company to preserve records of jail calls

A federal judge in Boston ordered the defendant in a lawsuit filed by Aaron Hernandez to preserve records related to phone calls the former New England Patriot made.

Baker’s cuts draw blowback from Legislature

Governor Baker will unilaterally slash $98 million, which will affect a range of programs, from health care for the poor to state parks.

Sky-diving Santa needs support after breaking his leg

Children are welcome to send get-well letters to the skydiving Santa Claus who broke his leg while making his annual jump in Quincy.

Could Mass. impose tax on sodas?

Proponents say it could create a new stream of revenue for government while encouraging consumers to cut back on an unhealthy practice.

Former cemetery worker charged with pocketing $75,000 in burial plot scam

John Hughes, 70, of Melrose, allegedly ran a scheme to sell sham plots.

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.

Read the Senate Finance Committee’s report on concurrent surgeries

A powerful Senate committee wants all hospitals to explicitly ban surgeons from overseeing two simultaneous operations.

Man wanted for alleged sexual assault arrested while trying to evade T fare

Omar Clapp was wanted for indecent assault and battery when he tried to “piggyback” behind a paying customer at Chinatown Station, police said.

200 holiday wreaths stolen from Maine farm

The wreaths were being stored overnight in a trailer behind Gile’s Family Farm.

Emerson students want more time to cross the street

Emerson students want the city add five seconds to the crosswalk signals at Boylston and Tremont streets.

Robbery suspect caught after getaway car is caught in school traffic

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

Beverly house fire causes $150,000 in damage

Monday night’s two-alarm fire rendered the single-family home uninhabitable.

Malden firefighters battling three-alarm blaze at liquor store

The blaze broke out just after 10 a.m. near the corner of Medford Street and Highland Avenue, according to a dispatcher.

Depression common among medical school students, study finds

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.

Suspended Boston lawyer to be arraigned on 26-count indictment

Wassem Amin allegedly stole funds from clients and a former employer and opened credit cards in his colleagues’ names without their consent.

Fast Forward: Donald Trump’s search for a Cabinet, diversifying ganjapreneurs, and how to shop with kids

Trump continues looking for a secretary of state, Lego is getting a new CEO, and more of the news you need.

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

A memory ingrained in the psyche of earlier generations has been softened by the passing decades.

Icy road conditions are slowing commute

The ride on the Southeast Expressway and Interstate 93 north of Boston was a slow one with speeds dropping below 30 miles an hour.

Watch out for black ice

The weather hazard will be part of the morning commute for walkers, drivers, and bicyclists.

Looking to follow @MBTA for T updates? Try this new handle — for now

The transit agency changed its Twitter handle to @MBTATRANSIT, but a spokesman said it’s because of a “technical issue.”

Mass. shines on global test, but math scores slip

In many cases, performance on the exams turned into a showdown between 15-year-olds in Massachusetts and Singapore.

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.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2016. There are 25 days left in the year.

‘Someone so full of life is gone’: Oakland tragedy reaches Mass.

Four people with deep roots in the Boston area were victims in the warehouse fire that killed at least 36.

Muslim and Jewish groups form coalition to fight bigotry

The group intends to fight anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, yet its very existence has provoked condemnation by critics in both communities.

Lynn man sentenced in veteran benefit fraud scheme

John Ladd was sentenced to one year of probation, with six months of house arrest, and ordered to pay $79,958 in restitution.

By the numbers

By the numbers

Bridgewater woman dies in Hingham crash

The 56-year-old woman, who was not named, was walking in front of the Hingham District Court when she was hit at around 11:15 a.m., police said in a statement.

Markey throws his support behind the medical bill opposed by Warren

The senior US senator said the bill, which includes $1 billion for opioid recovery, would help communities “devastated” by the epidemic.

Tweet of the day

Tweet of the day

Fraternity activities suspended at Tufts after hazing reports

The claims were first made in an opinion piece that appeared in a student magazine.

Spotlight follow-up

Senate committee calls for ban on surgeons conducting simultaneous operations

Controversy over surgeons “running two rooms” has roiled Massachusetts General Hospital and spurred a national debate.

New England earthquakes happen more often than you think

New England averages about six earthquakes a year, but we don’t always feel them.

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Red Sox Foundation teams up with Globe Santa

The Red Sox Foundation is partnering with Globe Santa to collect warm winter clothing for deserving children this holiday season.

Senate leader confirms parts of pot law may be delayed

A delay, said Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, would allow lawmakers to “fine-tune” the measure.

Boston police delay program to monitor social media

The police were expected to have chosen a vendor by Monday, but officials said they had yet to select one.

T officials blast cleaning companies for cost-cutting

Two contracted firms cut worker hours and health insurance for dozens of their employees, an official said.

Globe Santa

Father seeks gifts for kids whose mom struggles with addiction

The father of four wrote about the long slide the family has endured as the mom continues her battle.

AG’s office cautions Dudley against town-wide vote in cemetery dispute

Under state law, a community cannot “restrict the use of land or structures for religious purposes,” an official with Maura Healey’s office wrote.

Hundreds of students walk out of Boston schools, colleges

Students marched and rallied as they called on local political leaders to speak out against Donald Trump.

Suspects fight to stay in Conn. after fatal Fitchburg fire

Officials identified the victim in the case as Kevin O. Cabrera, 24, of Fitchburg.

KEVIN CULLEN

A hierarchy of depravity

It’s sad that if 16-year-old Lee Viloria-Paulino had just been stabbed and left to die, his death would have passed with few taking notice.

Political Happy Hour: December 5, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Eddie Markey worried about NBC | Mass. officials on Israel trips | Policing by scary Facebook message

US gun sales in 2016 appear to have already set single-year record

More federal background checks for gun transactions were processed in the first 11 months of this year than in any previous year.

Photos: Poring through the rubble of the Cambridge fire

Destroyed toys. Melted sidings. Investigators are navigating piles of debris to determine the cause of a 10-alarm fire that has displaced more than 125 people.

Northampton police hunting break-in suspects capture a rooster

“The officers coming in for the day were welcomed by this very vocal guest,’’ police wrote in Facebook.

State Police rescue 6 hikers Saturday

Authorities released a video of one of the incidents.

Cambridge fire official says it’s a ‘miracle’ no one died in massive blaze

In 33 years with the department, Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said he had never seen a fire spread like Saturday’s 10-alarm blaze.

Newport, R.I., loves its mansions. Except this one.

“This looks like a 30-foot-tall Martian spaceship landing on the Newport skyline,” said a former chairman of the city’s Historic District Commission.

Suspect allegedly tried to set Lawrence nightclub on fire

The fire on the sidewalk behind the Attika Club was started at about 9 p.m. Sunday.

Fast Forward: Students to walk out, sifting through fire rubble, and remembering the end of Prohibition

President-elect Trump expands search for his secretary of state, investigators try to determine the cause of the 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, and more of the news you need.

Photos, video: Snow falls on Greater Boston

Images and video from across the region show snowflakes making their mark as the work week begins.

How do you judge a school? Mass. looks to expand the criteria

Massachusetts is looking to broaden the way it judges schools beyond test scores and graduation rates.

Teen charged with ‘horrific’ murder allegedly told friend he did ‘something bad’

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

Snowy weather causing slippery roadways

MassDOT is warning drivers to be patient and to drive slow Monday morning.

Person tried to set Lawrence nightclub on fire, police say

More than 100 people were inside Attika on Sunday when the person tried to start a fire at the back entrance, police said.

Snow to give way to rain after creating ‘difficult commute’

State Police reported crashes and spin-outs as wintry conditions affected roads and visibility.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2016. There are 26 days left in the year.

Missing woman found dead in R.I. recreational area

Patti Pendleton went missing last week while hiking in the Arcadia Management Area.

New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks

Scientists, including UNH researchers, have noticed an uptick in illnesses in New England and say the problem is due in part to climate change.

The power of will | Chapter 2

The Lacey family sees a glimmer of hope, but is it enough?

As Pat Lacey and Dr. Giselle Sholler continued their search for new treatments, a promising clue sat on a shelf in a lab in Hawaii. But how to turn the idea into a reality?

Mass. residents relieved, for now, with Standing Rock decision

Some expressed relief that the Dakota Access Pipeline has been blocked, but said the final resolution remains uncertain.

Man found dead after being shot, crashing car was out on bail

The man, shot in Mattapan, had faced serious criminal charges in two cases in six months.

Adrian Walker

Cholera activists force an apology the UN didn’t want to issue

For many local activists, the apology represented a hard-won victory.

ExxonMobil fires back at AG Maura Healey with own suit

In a battle to shut down the AG’s probe, ExxonMobil is demanding an investigation of the investigating agency.

BU’s Robert Brown tops college leader pay in region

The survey found there was an overall increase in compensation of 8.6 percent for private college leaders.

More than $250,000 raised for victims of massive Cambridge fire

Despite the goodwill of well-wishers who dropped off food, clothing, or other supplies, the city asks only for cash donations.

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Time machine

Two arrested in connection with fatal Fitchburg fire

An armed robbery turned fatal after two suspects tied a victim up, lit his apartment on fire, and left him to burn.

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Custodial grandparents have two children who will be delighted by a visit from Santa

One day last fall, a retired couple’s reasonably comfortable life turned into one of daily stress. They now had custody of their grandchildren.

State Police accused of overlooking women, minorities in promotions

A lawsuit says that the force routinely passes over women and minority troopers for top positions.

One person arrested in four-car crash in Hopkinton

The crash happened on Interstate 495 northbound in Hopkinton, about two miles before Exit 22.

Hundreds protest bigoted graffiti in central Mass. town

Many in Harvard are still shaken by the Nov. 25 incident, which took place at the high school.

Demolition begins at Prouty Garden

The site, beloved by Boston Children’s Hospital patients and their families, will host a new clinical building.

Cape police find meth lab in former cranberry bog

A homeless man was arrested and charged with felony possession to distribute methamphetamine.

The Week Ahead

Bean counters, deer hunters, and holiday singers top the week

And if you’re wondering about the Green Line Extension, there’s a public meeting just for you in Somerville on Wednesday.

Lawrence church in mourning after killing of teen

“He was calm, very shy, he didn’t speak much, but he was always willing to help out with anything that was needed,” said Pastor Victor Parra.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Boston students plan walkout Monday in protest of Trump

It’s a show of solidarity with undocumented immigrants, women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

More than 100 people are displaced after Cambridge fire

Buildings and vehicles were charred, prompting one resident to say, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

Light snow, then rain, expected today in Boston area

Early Boston commuters may see snowflakes, with accumulation anywhere from a “coating” to an inch.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Dec. 4, the 339th day of 2016. There are 27 days left in the year.

How you can help the Cambridge fire victims

Cambridge officials, led by Mayor Denise Simmons, have created a fund to assist victims of Saturday’s massive 10-alarm fire in Cambridge.

Fire victims seek shelter at Cambridge recreation center

Mental health and medical care were offered inside the War Memorial on Cambridge Street.

Facebook turns on its ‘Safety Check’ feature for Cambridge fire

Facebook initiated its safety check feature for the 10-alarm fire in Cambridge that engulfed several buildings.

In central Mass. town, an effort to combat prejudice

Recent incidents at Harvard’s high school have officials thinking through all options on what can be done.

Lottery

Lottery results from Saturday drawings

100 gather to remember city youths lost to violence

The mood at Dorchester’s First Parish Church was a mix of celebration and somberness.

‘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.

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.

Cambridge shelters open for those displaced by 10-alarm fire

Shelters are open for people affected by the fire at the War Memorial Recreation Center and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

Yvonne Abraham

With hope comes action

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

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.

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David, 14, is hoping for a family of his own

David is a sweet and easygoing fourteen-year-old boy who interacts very well with the adults in his life and enjoys exploring his environment.

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.

Santa Claus breaks leg while parchuting into Quincy

The parachuting Santa made a hard landing during the city’s 40th annual Santa Jump at Pageant Field.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

‘It went up in a heartbeat’: 10-alarm blaze devastates Cambridge neighborhood

Five or six people had minor injuries, described by an official as a “miraculous situation.”

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Globe Santa comedy show will offer laughs aplenty

Comedian Dave Russo will host the fifth annual Globe Santa Comedy Night on Dec. 14 at Giggles in Saugus.

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News from the world of chess

Juvenile arrested in killing of Lawrence teen found decapitated, according to district attorney

The body of the teen, who had been missing since Nov. 18, was found on a river bank Thursday.

Man is dead after he is shot, then crashes car in Mattapan

A man in his 20s was shot in Mattapan and then moments later crashed his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One dead, one seriously injured in Chelmsford head-on collision

The crash happened when a vehicle crossed the median on Interstate 495 in Chelmsford at about 6:40 a.m. and struck another vehicle head-on.

Harwich woman taken to hospital after fire caused by ‘careless smoking’

A woman sustained life-threatening injuries early Saturday morning in a fire in her apartment caused by “careless smoking,” officials said.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2016. There are 28 days left in the year.

Swastika and the word ‘Trump’ found written on chalkboard at Brookline school

The hateful message was immediately reported by the classroom’s teacher to William H. Lincoln School Principal Brian Denitzio.

Harvard men’s cross country team placed on ‘athletic probation’

A review by university lawyers found that members of the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized statements” in an online spreadsheet.

Middlesex DA charges two boys with child rape

A 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy were charged with raping another child, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Flying away from stigma: Logan exhibit displays stories of mental illness

The airport exhibition was created to put forth, in the most public of places, the stories of people with mental illness.

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Life is ‘humbling,’ says single mom grateful for help

A mother of two worked in human services providing for the most vulnerable for many years; now she find herself on the other side of the desk.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings

Boston puts brakes on changing school start times

Boston has decided against changing school start times for next fall, saying they need more time for an analysis and consultation.

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Orion is a flash in the cosmic pan

The first and highest in this winter parade of stars and constellations are Capella and the Pleiades.

Trump AG pick could halt legal pot industry

Senator Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor and state attorney general, has been taking on marijuana dealers since the 1970s.

Possible pot brownies send six Boston students to hospital

The students were transported from Urban Science Academy in West Roxbury after they showed signs of illness, Boston Public Schools said.

Berlin, N.H. man charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter

A Berlin, N.H. man was arrested Friday for allegedly killing his 2-year-old daughter days earlier in her home.

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Weeks after shellfishing ban is lifted, Wellfleet worries remain

Amid fear that the town’s namesake brand has been stained, officials are calculating an economic impact measured in millions.

It’s not ‘Boston Winter’ wonderland weather — yet

Mayor Martin Walsh wondered if the warm weather could be blamed on “climate change.”

Political Happy Hour: December 2, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Baker twist in Warren-PhRMA drama | Trump could ‘permanently damage American capitalism,’ says Larry Summers | Bird is the word

41 deer killed in first two days of Blue Hills hunt

This is the second year there has been a four-day hunt at the Blue Hills State Reservation.

Suspect in fatal Chelsea hit-and-run apprehended by Texas Rangers

Jose Daniel Arevalo was taken into custody just outside Houston, marking the end to what officials called “an exhaustive investigation.”

FBI team at N.H. property owned by Nathan Carman’s family

The FBI and other agencies have been at the property owned by John Chakalos. Chakalos’s grandson, Nathan Carman, was once a suspect.

Capital Source

Frank Bellotti saw Trump’s victory coming

The former Mass. attorney general had seen the same dynamic before, up close, in 1990 — in the final of his many campaigns extending back to 1958.

Former Nahant and Saugus administrator pleads guilty to false tax returns

Andrew Bisignani, the former town administrator of Nahant and Saugus, failed to report $375,000 in income between 2010 and 2013, the FBI said.

Authorities ID decapitated body found in Lawrence

Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, 16, was last seen by relatives last month before he went missing.

MBTA says ‘exercise common sense’ after man brings Christmas tree on train

Bringing a tree on the subway isn’t against the rules, so if you see someone with a fir in tow, maybe it’s best to let it go, let it go, let it go.

‘Fascism’ could be the word of the year, Merriam-Webster says

It’s not yet set in stone because the word “puppy” has recently made some headway.

Why sell that ‘happy old house’?

Accessory apartments are gaining traction as a way to keep elders in their homes — and create more options for tenants.

Baker, at odds with Warren, comes out in support of medical innovation bill

Governor Baker says he supports a sweeping federal medical innovation bill, which Senator Warren claims was hijacked by drug companies.

Mean tweets don’t faze Maura Healey, Elizabeth Warren

In a video posted by MassINC, AG Healey and Senator Warren read and responded to tweets directed at them.

Wayland mosque receives hate letter invoking Donald Trump

Police are investigating the letter received by the Islamic Center of Boston.

Photos: Flag returns to Hampshire College

After weeks of protests and complaints, Old Glory flies again at the Amherst, Mass., school.

Brighton held after chase ends in crash with campus officer’s cruiser

Trevon Bell was being chased by Boston police when his car crashed into a Wentworth Institute police cruiser.

Fast Forward: Election recounts stall, ‘Boston Winter’ holiday village opens, and oh, Gronk

Donald Trump’s lawyers file an objection to the Mich. recount, Rob Gronkowski needs back surgery, and more of the news to start your day.

Trump’s Cabinet picks so far are worth a combined $11b

President-elect Donald Trump boasted about his wealth during his campaign. Now he’s surrounding himself with people who have similarly unimaginable riches.

Flag raised at Hampshire College after weeks of protest

The Stars and Stripes was raised again on Friday morning at the liberal arts school in Amherst.

Cool and windy day for end of work week

Temperatures will reach only into the 40s and wind gusts will top out at about 20 miles an hour.

Slow ride on Southeast Expressway, I-93

Speeds on the Expressway have dropped below 30 miles an hour from Braintree to the ramps in South Boston.

Amid grief, gratitude for a near-rescue

A car with three people in it crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Milton.

Man shot in Boston late Thursday night

Boston EMS received a call at 11:51 p.m. for a victim shot in the chest at Normandy and Devon streets, said Boston EMS Lieutenant Robert Barnes.

This day in history

Today is Friday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2016. There are 29 days left in the year.

Two local men sentenced for sex trafficking ring

Kwamaine Wells and Akil DeCoteau recruited and transported vulnerable women across state lines, authorities said.

Men wearing ‘Scream’ masks rob Lowell liquor store

Police believe the suspects are the same men who were spotted 45 minutes earlier at a gas station on Lakeview Avenue.

SJC lets ruling over officers’ drug tests stand

The state’s highest court Thursday let stand a ruling that the Boston Police Department was wrong when it fired six officers after their hair tested positive for drugs.

By the numbers

By the numbers

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Time Machine

GLOBE SANTA

Out-of-work veteran asks for holiday presents for his two kids

A veteran who had to quit his job due to war injuries asks Globe Santa for help with gifts for his kids.

Parking rates to jump in Boston’s hot spots

The rates are set to increase Jan. 3, with drivers paying $3.75 per hour to park in the Back Bay and eventually up to $4 per hour in the Seaport.

Adrian Walker

‘Hamilton’ actor with local roots embraces its spirit of outspokenness

Nick Walker was in the room where it happened, a little bit of history unfolding right there on stage.

Ground Game

The most revealing moments of the 2016 race — as told by the campaign managers

Lead campaign strategists gathered at Harvard this week to formally debrief on the most unpredictable race in US history.

Boston eyes changing school start times to save on busing costs

The shift could create havoc for many families who picked a school based on a start time that accommodates the work schedules of parents.

4 Chinatown businesses still closed after water main break

While most businesses were able to reopen by Thursday, but four still needed more work, a city official said.

Elizabeth Warren endorses Scott Brown for secretary of VA

Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprising endorsement of former rival Scott Brown on Thursday for Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.

Hingham police sergeant guilty of filing false insurance claim

Kris Phillips, 53, was found guilty of misleading a police investigation and falsely claiming a job injury.

Body of decapitated teen found on Merrimack River bank

Police have recovered the head, a DA spokeswoman said.

How to make duck boats safer

Legislation has been passed that would require the amphibious vehicles to have more safety equipment, including blind spot cameras and proximity sensors.

Political Happy Hour: December 1, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Elizabeth Warren & Scott Brown’s ‘#truce’ | Ed Markey’s flip-phone | Worst. Junket. Ever.

Northern Maine shovels while Boston revels in the sun

While Bostonians enjoyed sunny skies and high temperatures today, residents of Caribou, Maine, were gearing up for their third snow storm of the year.

Amazingly photogenic bear caught on Wesford camera

Joy Calla caught the bear destroying bird feeders early Wednesday morning on camera.

Shooting reported in Sharon, but no victim found

Police are investigating a shooting incident near a motel on Route 1, but have yet to locate a victim.

Museums ‘swap’ Instagram accounts to promote one another

The great #BostonInstaSwap of 2016 involves 16 museums from Boston to Salem, all promoting one another online.

Discussion: The Power of Will

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State Police to start using drone for car crash reconstruction

The drone is the very first one the agency has ever used and the state is one of the first places in the country to use a drone for crash reconstruction.

In an engaging trend, rings are landing in Salvation Army kettles

In what has become a Christmas tradition, people have once again dropped wedding rings into the organization’s kettles.

Elizabeth Warren endorses Scott Brown for secretary of VA

Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprising endorsement of former rival Scott Brown on Thursday for Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.

Mass. professors make group’s watchlist for alleged ‘leftist propaganda’

The “Professor Watchlist” lists those who allegedly “advance leftist propaganda” and includes current and former Mass. professors.

Opioids’ hold on parents takes toll on kids

A mother and father are accused of driving from Vt. to Mass. to buy the drugs, then using them and passing out with their children in the vehicle.

Brockton teen charged in mother’s fatal stabbing

A defense attorney did not contest prosecutors’ request to hold the 18-year-old without bail.

Change the date we celebrate Halloween? A Mass. official aims to do just that

A Pembroke selectman has a wicked idea for the spooky, costume-clad holiday.

Fast Forward: Donald Trump saves jobs, UMass Boston builds a dorm, Marty Walsh lights a tree

Donald Trump goes on a victory tour, UMass Boston builds a dorm, and more of the news you need.

Needham commuter rail train strikes Keolis employee’s parked car

No injuries were reported, and Train 600 was canceled.

Skies clear in time for warm Thursday

The weather will get colder as the weekend begins.

This day in history

Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2016. There are 30 days left in the year.

West Roxbury pipeline to open, despite protests

A Houston company will send gas through a pipeline in West Roxbury on Thursday, despite protests by neighbors and objections of officials.

Neighbors’ complaints preceded fatal Roxbury fire

Two weeks before a fatal blaze, neighbors complained to the city about squatters, drug use, and fires on the property.

Years after mob murder, family wants answers

Steven DiSarro’s wife and children spoke publicly for the first time about the man they loved, his disappearance, and its devastating toll.

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Mom in family of four asks Santa to remember her boys

The boys’ grandmother has ALS, and they are helping out.

Activists urge Warren to support health care bill

Senator Warren, who worked on the bill for two years and wrote parts of it, turned against the measure, saying it had been rewritten to benefit pharmaceutical companies.

‘Boston Winter’ wonderland to open on redesigned City Hall Plaza

City Hall Plaza has long been a red-brick tundra where mayoral dreams of renovations came to die.

Lawmakers could tap emergency fund for pot regulation

Lawmakers are scrambling to pay for oversight of the marijuana industry and may turn to a controversial source: the state’s emergency savings account.

Son is charged in stabbing death of mother in Brockton

Brockton police responded to a 911 call at about 1 p.m. for a woman stabbed on Merritt Avenue.

Chelsea gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder, cocaine charges

A member of the La Mara Salvatrucha gang, or “MS-13,” pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a 2015 attempt to murder a gang rival in Chelsea and cocaine distribution, according to a release from US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.

Behind the push for a $15 minimum wage

Minimum wage laws vary across the country and even across the region.

Yvonne Abraham

Surveillance is everywhere now

Massive mountains of information about us are out there, enough to allow advertisers, political campaigns, and others to target us with terrifying specificity.

Reading man is identified as suspect in string of robberies

The 24-year-old man allegedly broke into 14 stores over the past two months, police said.

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Eleanor Myerson; House member, leader in Brookline

Mrs. Myerson was a pioneering woman in Brookline politics who assumed a leadership role among women in the Legislature.

The Big picture

Globe photos of the month, November 2016

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.

Police raise $50,000 in ‘No Shave November’

More than 75 of the 500 participating officers gathered Wednesday at the transit police headquarters for a ceremonial “shave-off.”

Dighton fire chief suspended over charges of misusing public funds

The town’s board of selectmen called an emergency meeting Wednesday.

Salem State art exhibit closed over KKK painting to reopen

An exhibit that was closed when some students complained about a painting depicting Ku Klux Klan members is reopening — with some changes.

Political Happy Hour: November 30, 2016

Political Happy Hour: In Trump-era, Mass. ‘sanctuary cities’ worry | Scott Brown frets ’bout N.H. voter fraud | Golden timing

Boston is set to lower its speed limit in Jan.

The city’s default speed limit will become 25 miles per hour on Jan. 9.

Capital Source

Tim Ryan versus the TSA

Back in 2007, US Representative Tim Ryan had an unfortunate encounter at a New Hampshire airport.

Google time-lapse shows how Boston has evolved over three decades

A new feature allows users to watch a time-lapse of 33 satellite pictures of Boston between 1984 and 2016.

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez want to ban use of cellphone evidence

The former Patriots tight end is set to be tried next year for a 2012 South End double homicide.

Cambridge police issue more than 200 tickets at Inman Square intersection

The city recently eliminated left-hand turns at a key intersection in the square, which has led to the influx in tickets.

Eight-car crash snarls traffic on Route 128 in Woburn

Four lanes were closed as State Police investigated the crash, but the lanes reopened just before 3 p.m.

Former Carver food pantry chef allegedly stole food from facility

He and two others allegedly stole food including buffalo wings and prime rib — then ate it themselves.

State Police and Marine Corps seek donations for Toys for Tots

“Toys for Tots reminds us what the holidays are really all about,” Marine Colonel Michael Samorov said.

Cyclists can now use interactive map to report drivers parked in bike lanes

The website, which launched this week, is meant to help improve the roadways for those on two wheels.

Man killed in Methuen bicycle crash identified

The 58-year-old man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his bicycle went off the sidewalk and struck the passenger side of a work truck.

Letter to R.I. mosque declares Trump will target Muslims

More security is being sought at mosques in Mass. after a letter calling Muslims “vile and filthy people” was sent to a mosque in R.I.

Lawrence fire leaves more than 20 people homeless

One woman was rescued from the apartment building when the three-alarm fire began.

Fast Forward: Donald Trump to leave business, doctors fight, mousse rules

The president-elect says he’ll leave his business, Brazil continues to grieve after a fatal plane crash, and more of the news you need.

Photos: Water main break in Chinatown

Residents woke up Wednesday to find the intersection of Washington and Kneeland streets flooded.

Sanctuary cities say Trump’s plan will hurt residents most in need

“He’s going to have to hurt a lot of people to make a political point,” said Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera.

Odds of Boston cyclists being injured in crashes drop

Harvard researchers found that infrastructure improves have led to increases in the safety of cyclists in Boston.

Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Logan Airport overnight

Heavy fog and an “inoperable instrument landing system” grounded an Albany-bound flight at Logan.

Rainy afternoon and evening in Greater Boston

Rain, which will be heavy at times, should arrive around 1 p.m.

Water main break wreaks havoc in Chinatown

A water main break led to flooding in the neighborhood for about three hours before several fires were reported in manholes nearby.

Southeast Expressway is a slow ride into Boston

A crash in Dorchester is slowing the ride on the Southeast Expressway.

Bloody Truro shark attack caught on camera

In the video, the white shark bites a grey seal in shallow water, which is not uncommon behavior, according one expert.

Former Southbridge teacher pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Scott Peeler pleaded guilty to multiple counts of attempting to buy live streaming sex videos featuring Filipino children, prosecutors said.

Progress in slowing HIV’s spread endangered by opioid epidemic

The CDC’s director says there is an increased need for needle exchange programs.

Is quiet Presque Isle, Maine, the most anxious place in America?

“Who pinned that on us, an outsider?” snorted a local optometrist. Said the local barber: “Do I worry? No, life’s good.”

After smoking complaint, Canton man charged with assault

Anas Elhalabi, 47, was charged after an elderly man complained of his smoking in an MBTA station

By the numbers

By the numbers

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A father asks Globe Santa for a helping hand

The man has long been used to providing for his family, but without steady work and with a large family to support, he needs a hand.

Maura Healey threatens to sue Donald Trump

In a new fundraising appeal, the Mass. Attorney General is promising to take President-elect Donald Trump to court.

Hingham police and Linden Ponds get in on the ‘mannequin challenge’

Class 57 of Hingham’s citizens’ police academy, which includes 17 Linden Ponds residents, took a literal pause in one of their final sessions to make their own version of the online video challenge.

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In Africa, legacy of a Mass. teen lives on

Kristen Wainwright said she can feel her daughter’s spirit guiding the efforts in Tanzania.

State orders nursing homes to stock overdose-reversing drug, better train staff

Regulators sent out letters in recent weeks noting the “widespread use of opioids” for pain relief in the facilities.

Gold Star families’ tree dedicated at State House

Dozens of Gold Star families gathered Tuesday afternoon to have a sparkling holiday tree dedicated to them and the loved ones they lost.

Harvard, Smith vow to protect undocumented immigrants

Two Mass. university presidents said they will not voluntarily release information about students’ immigration or citizenship status.

Boston takes aim at thin, flimsy plastic bags

Councilor Matt O’Malley is proposing a measure that would restrict the delicate bags in favor of thicker or reusable totes.

Political Happy Hour: November 29, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Hampshire College gets results? | Jamie Eldridge in cuffs | The passage of time

One dead in Methuen when truck collides with motorized bicycle

A Methuen man on a motorized bicycle was killed in a collision with a work truck on an Interstate 495 ramp.

Capital Source

Libertarians endorse N.H. secession

You would likely have to show your passport at the New Hampshire border if the Libertarians had their way.

Aaron Hernandez sues company that records jailhouse phone calls

The former Patriots player wants to know who accessed phone recordings in 2014 while he was at the Suffolk County Jail.

Parents ask state to block Boston school closure

The Mattahunt Elementary School in Mattapan is scheduled to close this summer, but the state board says it lacks the authority to intervene.

Police investigating death of 2-year-old girl in Berlin, N.H.

The medical examiner’s office ruled her death was a homicide by blunt impact injuries, officials said. The child was at her home when someone called 911 on Sunday.

Evans defends police plans to bolster social media monitoring

During a radio interview, Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the department already reviews social media posts.

Brockton man to face charges in fatal hit-and-run

Nilton Goncalves is accused of hitting 25-year-old Sergio Licona with his car on North Main Street.

40-year-old man seriously injured led in bike crash in Brookline

The man was found laying on the ground in Brookline early Sunday morning.

Read the full remarks to be delivered by Harvard Kennedy School dean at campaign conference

Students plan to protest the conference over one of the event’s guests, incoming White House strategist Steve Bannon.

Bannon won’t be attending Harvard event after all

Steve Bannon will not attend a conference at the Institute of Politics this week, but a school spokesman did not say why he canceled.

Three-alarm fire damages Hyannis hotel

The Hyannis Harbor Hotel was undergoing renovations when a fire began on the second floor.

Firefighters from across state honored for service

The annual ceremony will also honor recently retired State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan.

Framingham mourns Brazilian soccer players killed in plane crash

The town’s large Brazilian population is “almost numb” after a plane crash left 76 people dead, including the Chapecoense soccer team.

Small earthquake detected under N.H. town

The 2.0-magnitude earthquake hit Monday morning near Berlin, N.H.

2nd deer hunt begins at Blue Hills State Reservation

The four-day hunt on the reservation began Tuesday and is expected to manage the deer population.

1 person killed in East Boston car crash

Police found a car on its roof at about 11 p.m. Monday.

Mayor calls on construction firms to hire more minorities, women, residents

Mayor Walsh wants to raise the city’s goals to ensure that highly desirable building trade jobs are spread around to reflect the city’s diverse demographics.

Fast Forward: Plane crash kills soccer players, Blue Hills deer hunt starts, foodies swoon over Eataly

A plane crash in Colombia kills dozens, a controversial deer hunt begins in Mass., and more of the news you need.

Slow ride into Boston for north and south of the city

Speeds on the Southeast Expressway and on Interstate 93 north of the city have dropped below 30 miles an hour.

It’s going to pour. Most of the state to see heavy rain.

By midday, temperatures were expected to crest into the mid-50s.

Police shoot, kill a robbery suspect on the Lynnway

The unnamed man allegedly refused to take his hands out of his pockets and continued to advance toward police.

This day in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2016. There are 32 days left in the year.

Congressman Lynch endorses Ohio representative for House minority leader

Congressman Stephen Lynch endorsed Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan for House minority leader, saying the Democratic party needs a change.

Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Westwood

Police said “there is no sign of any intentional criminal wrongdoing.”

Father, daughter hospitalized in Tewksbury blaze

The man was transported by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital with severe burns and a woman was taken to Lowell General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

Lottery

Lottery results from Monday drawings

By the numbers

By the numbers

Governor Baker says he’s not worried Trump will retaliate against Mass.

The governor also said he would not accept a position in Trump’s administration, if asked.

Time machine

Time machine

‘Serious voter fraud’ in N.H.? Officials haven’t seen it

Donald Trump said many people in the state voted illegally. Top Democrats — and Republicans — say no.

Pit bull attack leaves person in Revere with ‘severe’ hand injuries

A “large and aggressive” pit bull bit a person’s hand in Revere Monday afternoon, leaving him with severe injuries, police said.

Manchester’s hyphens lost on cutting-room floor

The movie “Manchester by the Sea” eschews the pesky little punctuation.

They’re called citizen initiatives, but they’re dominated by big money

The measures, meant to let citizens have their say, are now pushed by special interests and wealthy out-of-staters.

Haunted by a word, a family battles medical examiner’s office

One word on a blue death certificate has tormented the family of David J. Haverty Jr. since his 2009 death.

GLOBE SANTA

Dipping into a growing mailbag

A Globe Santa mother hopes that one day she will be able to provide another young mother with the joy her family has received over the years.

Boston NAACP selects new president

Tanisha Sullivan, a lawyer who was the initial investigator into claims of racial discrimination at Boston Latin, was the only candidate.

KEVIN CULLEN

Massachusetts is irrelevant? Fuggedaboudit

The conventional wisdom after Donald Trump defied the conventional wisdom was that our true-blue state didn’t matter.

Warm welcome unlikely for Bannon, Conway at Harvard this week

Some students say they plan to protest the arrival of Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon at a Harvard event this week.

Political Happy Hour: November 28, 2016

Political Happy Hour: Getting to know Mitt | Pot advocates smoking mad | Red barns, frozen fish, and the wonder of the interwebs

Inspection begins at Pilgrim nuclear plant

An exhaustive, three-week review is planned at the plant in Plymouth.

Mother facing charges after allegedly overdosing while shopping with 2-year-old child

A video of her overdose released by police showed her daughter trying to wake her up.

Baker says he’s spoken to Trump

Governor Baker said he called President-elect Trump before Thanksgiving and wished him and his family a happy holiday and congratulated him.

Flag flap is only the latest protest at Hampshire College

The Amherst institution has a long history of drawing national attention with its students’ methods of voicing their convictions.

Republicans looking to tighten New Hampshire election laws

Though there is no evidence behind President-elect Trump’s claim of “serious” voter fraud in New Hampshire, the state could see a handful of election law changes.

You may have to wait longer for legal pot in Mass.

The voters’ decision to legalize marijuana may not be certified in time for it to go into effect Dec. 15.

Victim of Brockton hit-and-run dies; driver turns himself in

Sergio Licona, 25, of Brockton, had just left The Spot Night Club with a group of friends and was crossing North Main Street when he was struck by a car at around 1:30 a.m., officials said. He died Monday morning.

Man in fatal crash near Logan was allegedly on drugs, alcohol

Steven Birenbaum faces seven charges in the August incident that killed two people.

‘Subway Therapy Boston’ project offers messages of hope

The sticky notes that once dotted the walls of MBTA subway station with empowering messages are now being archived online.

Man charged with breaking into Shrine of St. Anthony

The 33-year-old man was allegedly wearing the same clothes he wore for the break-in when he was arrested.

Fast Forward: Cyber Monday, tense chess match in N.Y., Tom Brady limericks

Retailers want you to head online, the Syrian government makes advances in Aleppo, and more of the news you need.

Sunny Monday with temperatures in the 40s

A bright, brisk, and sunny day is forecast for Monday.

Nova Scotians learn the Christmas tree for Boston is far from free

The province’s taxpayers footed a $179,000 bill for cutting, shipping, and surrounding last year’s tree with plenty of pomp and circumstance.

Delays on Red, Orange lines

The T blamed a signal problem at Alewife Station for the Red Line delays.

Logan Express bus and car collide, triggering vehicle fire

Three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the early morning incident in Chelsea.

Police search for woman who allegedly threw hot tea in Dunkin’ Donuts

The hot tea badly burned the victim’s torso.

This day in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2016. There are 33 days left in the year.

Man in car shows PS4, waves child over

The child was near Green Street and Baldwin Street in Leicester when the vehicle pulled up across the road.

Trump provides no proof to back up claim of voter fraud in N.H.

Donald Trump’s comment about “serious voter fraud” in New Hampshire has been debunked previously.

Man charged with drug trafficking after Ashby car chase

The driver, 23-year-old Dislyn Roa-De La Rosa, allegedly drove away from a traffic stop.

Week Ahead

From a deer hunt to the big cheese

Last year’s first-ever controlled hunt brought protests from animal rights activists, but state officials said it was needed to cull the reservation’s deer population.

1959 photo of Fidel Castro in Westwood recalls dawn of an era

The young revolutionary appeared from the back of a rail car, cigar hanging out of his mouth and smile across his face.

Chess notes

The weekly game

Quincy Christmas parade celebrates its 64th year

During the 64th annual parade this year, a dozen floats, 15 vintage cars, and marching bands passed cheering crowds on the 2.7-mile route along Hancock Street, according to Mayor Thomas P. Koch.

Federal regulators to begin review of Pilgrim nuclear plant Monday

The intensive evaluation was brought on by a downgrade to Pilgrim’s safety rating last year.

Boston University launches national search for new police chief

Some groups urge school officials to make urban experience a key criterion.

Who could be the new US attorney for Massachusetts?

Republicans are set to appoint their first federal prosecutor in Boston in eight years.

Adrian Walker

Mitt Romney, the last person you thought you’d feel sorry for

Romney showed a willingness to make peace with the president-elect. To watch him twist in the wind is cringeworthy.

The abiding success of Keno in a casino era

Keno rang up $900 million in Massachusetts sales last fiscal year.

GLOBE SANTA

Family stressed by at-home care calls on Globe Santa for help

When a child is born with a chronic illness, everyone in the family, along with Globe Santa, is a caretaker.

Hospitals faulted for failing to report deaths, injuries

The incidents may be linked to medical devices that, in some cases, helped create an outbreak of potentially untreatable bacteria.

Police recover car that struck man Friday in Brockton

No arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation continues.

8-year-old airlifted after Carver crash

An eight-year-old child was flown by helicopter to a hospital Saturday after the car he was traveling in was struck by another vehicle on Route 58, according to Carver police.

Chestnut Hill man dies off Hawaii coast

Timothy O’Sullivan, 46, was diving with Island Tours near the Kahala Hotel and Resort Friday.

Protesters call on Hampshire College to fly US flag again

The flag’s removal was an act of disrespect for the sacrifices of veterans and their families, opponents said.

Chatham man dies in early morning crash on Interstate 93

The man’s car went over a guardrail on Interstate 93 and hit another vehicle on a Boston street.

Boston firefighters battle four-alarm blaze on Harlem Street

Boston firefighters battled a house fire on Harlem Street midday Sunday, according to social media posts from the fire department.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2016. There are 34 days left in the year.

‘I don’t think Fidel Castro could ever get over that John Kennedy beat him with a speech.’

Visitors to the JFK Library Saturday reflected on the long, tense political relationship between the US and Cuba.

Lottery

Lottery results from Saturday drawings

Braintree police search for missing teen girl

Ivy Koulis, 17, may be in need of medical attention, police said.

Students repaint school rock defaced with hate speech in Harvard

Swastikas, anti-Semitic symbols and words, and profanities at Bromfield High School were covered up.

Kevin Cullen

Reaching refugees with music

Judy Stillman went to Greece to meet people who left everything behind.

A big show of support for local small businesses

Buying from a small business, especially on Small Business Saturday, shoppers say it feels like they are supporting people that give back to the community.

Newton police search for missing 84-year-old woman

Newton police are looking for an 84-year-old California woman who went missing early Saturday morning while visiting her family for Thanksgiving,

Police investigate mother’s death in Mattapan

Boston police are investigating the death of a mother of three children as unattended, possibly medical in nature, a spokesman said.

Gas station customer robbed, beaten with gun in Dartmouth

he victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

After 2 shot at strip club, Springfield mayor orders hearing

Domenic Sarno said the shootings follow a “very troubling trend of incidents” at the Mardi Gras strip club.

sunday’s child

K’Lonie, 6, loves music and storytime

K’Lonie is a sweet 6-year-old African-American girl who loves hugs and kisses. K’Lonie enjoys listening to music and humming to the melody.

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Santa hears about a family’s drug issue

With the state ready to take custody of her addicted sister’s children, one woman stepped in to keep the family together.

Charlton man dies after being struck by SUV

Charlton police said a 68-year-old local man died after he was struck by a vehicle on Route 169 Friday afternoon.

By removing old dams, officials let rivers run free

By removing obsolete dams, state officials and environmental advocates allow nature to retake its course.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society

Starts & Stops

Service worsens on MBTA’s line to Worcester and Framingham

It's not your imagination, Worcester/Framingham riders: Your service has declined dramatically.

Chess notes

News from the world of chess including an update on the World Championship.

Two Malden men killed in fiery crash in Connecticut

Two Malden men are dead after their car crashed into a tree along I-84 in Connecticut on Friday morning.

Joy, relief, and worry in Boston with Castro gone

Many Cubans and Cuban-Americans stayed awake all night, texting with friends and calling family members.

Driver arrested after hitting Boston police officer, fleeing

Police said the man has several outstanding warrants for his arrest and the license plates on his car had previously been reported stolen.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2016. There are 35 days left in the year.

Woman hit on Route 9 in Framingham

The 50-year-old woman was walking near Prospect Street just before 6 p.m. when she was hit, police spokesman Stephen Cronin said.

Boston police set to buy social media monitoring software

The department plans to spend up to $1.4 million on a program that will scan the Internet for criminal activity and threats to public safety.

Lottery

Lottery results from Friday drawings

Downtown Crossing aglow with holiday lights

The shopping rush on Black Friday paused briefly as hundreds gathered for the annual tree lighting.

Photos: Tree lighting in downtown Boston

The annual event included performances and the arrival of Santa Claus.

3,200 students on vocational education wait lists

It is evidence of growing demand for the specialized training that can help students find their way into well-paying careers in health care and manufacturing.

Looking for a reaction at MIT

The MIT Museum held an annual event in which teams build machines that connect with each other to keep a chain reaction moving.

Nova Scotia island offers Americans refuge

They call it the “Trump Bump.’’ Remote and rugged Cape Breton is flooded with US inquiries after a website offering it as a refuge takes off.

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A mother asks for gifts for her four ‘awesome kiddos’

A family of six , survivors of a fire that destroyed their home and belongings, asks Globe Santa for help.

Swastikas, racist terms appear on rock at school in Harvard

The vandalized rock was found Friday at the Bromfield School.

Family raising money to exhume body of slain Bellingham woman

Theresa Corley was murdered in 1978. Now her family wants to know if perhaps some bit of DNA evidence that could point to the killer was buried with her.

Newton man arraigned for gas station robbery

Matthew A. Skinner, 33, turned himself in to Newton Police.

Get your Santa hat. Holiday cheer begins in Massachusetts

Now that everyone is stuffed with turkey, communities around the Boston area are turning to tree lightings and St. Nicholas sightings.

Three men, teenage boy arrested in Roxbury

Police found a trove of guns, twenty bags of marijuana, a large knife, and money in their car.