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Patients stood outside their rooms at the Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center in Plymouth.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Patients call Plymouth addiction center a mere jail

After a recent patient suicide, critics are discussing what they see as the addiction center’s fundamental flaw.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

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A priest and a builder envision a shining, newly remodeled home for the mother church of Boston Catholicism.

Republican tax plan faces few hurdles to final passage

The GOP expressed confidence that final legislation would be sent to President Trump by the end of this month.

Analysis

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The tax plan President Trump is backing in Congress would hurt the many in the middle class in the long term.

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Many lobstermen and scientists are losing hope that a once storied fishery will ever rebound.

The Nation

Analysis

Trump campaigned as a populist. He’s not delivering as president

By Matt Viser and Astead W. Herndon

The tax plan President Trump is backing in Congress would hurt the many in the middle class in the long term.

Republican tax plan faces few hurdles to final passage

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., responds to a reporters question during a press conference Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. The Senate passed the tax bill early Saturday morning with a 51-49 vote. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

By Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport

The GOP expressed confidence that final legislation would be sent to President Trump by the end of this month.

Top House Democrat calls on Nevada lawmaker to resign

Representative Ruben Kihuen (right) with Senator Harry Reid. A former aide has accused Kihuen of making sexual advances toward her.

By Kevin Freking

A former aide accused Ruben Kihuen of repeatedly making sexual advances toward her during the 2016 congressional campaign.

The World

The test of a royal romance: how well Meghan Markle knows Prince Harry’s home

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

Meghan Markle, the US actress engaged to Prince Harry, will have to answer esoteric questions to gain British citizenship.

US defense secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

In a photo released by the Egyptian government, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is seen during a meeting Saturday with Egypt’s president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

By Menna Zaki

Jim Mattis’s visit came a week after the worst-ever Islamic militant attack in Egypt’s modern history took place in Sinai.

Decline of the church tilts Ireland to the left

FILE - This is a Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. file photo of Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, as he speaks with the press as he arrives for an EU summit in Goteborg, Sweden. Ireland's governing party and main opposition are on Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017, holding last-minute talks to avoid the government collapsing just as it faces a crunch time in Brexit negotiations. Irish lawmakers are due to vote on a no-confidence motion in the deputy prime minister filed by opposition party Fianna Fail.(AP Photo/File, Virginia Mayo)

By Liam Stack

A shift in political attitudes accelerated with the unfolding of far-reaching clergy abuse scandals.

Editorial & Opinion

Dante Ramos

The MBTA’s problem? They’re just too nice

By Dante Ramos

Switching to an electronic payment system doesn’t take a social revolution — it just requires a modest change in customers’ habits.

EDITORIAL

Protect low-wage workers from sexual harassment

Jena Benson, 20, says a supervisor at Dunkin’ Donuts harassed her.

There’s evidence that the problem of sexual harassment may be prevalent among low-wage workers.

Opinion | Erwin Chemerinsky

All the president’s men

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9254193f) Donald J. Trump President Donald J. Trump departs for a fundraising day trip to New York, Washington, USA - 02 Dec 2017 US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 02 December 2017. President Trump commented on the tax reform package passed by the Senate and on the guilty plea by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

By Erwin Chemerinsky

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is coming ever closer to the president and those closest to him.

Metro

THOMAS FARRAGHER

Seeking new life for the center of Boston Catholicism

Father Kevin O'Leary (left) and John Fish of Suffolk Construction walked through the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

By Thomas Farragher

A priest and a builder envision a shining, newly remodeled home for the mother church of Boston Catholicism.

Former BSO conductor James Levine accused of molestation

James Levine conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 2007.

By Jacob Carozza

New York’s Metropolitan Opera will investigate claims that Levine molested an Illinois teenager decades ago.

Massachusetts Medical Society ends opposition to physician-assisted suicide, adopts neutral stance

Dr. Roger Kligler of Falmouth reacted to the vote. Society members viewed a projection of proposed language changes. Kligler, a Falmouth physician suffering from metastatic prostate cancer, supported the resolution.

By Laura Crimaldi

The Massachusetts Medical Society has had a longstanding opposition to giving medical aid in dying.

Business & Tech

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

Boston startup’s $900 robot doesn’t compare with $90 Alexa yet

03kirsner - The Jibo, which is marketed as the world first home social robot. (Gary Sloan)

By Scott Kirsner

At $900, a Boston startup’s device has to do more than display good manners and potential.

Shoes built just for your feet? Custom headphones? They’re not far away

Lou Alberghini worked inside the Customization Shop making a custom pair of sneakers at the Reebok Store on Drydock Avenue.

By Andy Rosen

Imagine if everyone could afford custom-made clothing and accessories. Manufacturers are working on it.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

Financial vulnerability keeps many women quiet

The wave of accusations of sexual harrassment against figures such as Matt Lauer has shone a light on the issue.

By Michelle Singletary

They fear losing their ability to make a living. And we shouldn’t judge them for this decision.

Sports

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Kyrie Irving makes all the difference for the Celtics

Boston-12/02/17- Celtics vs Suns- Celtics Kyrie Irving drives past Suns Tyler Ulis in the 4th qtr for a layup. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Dan Shaughnessy

In his first season with the Celtics, the All-Star guard has taken the team to a new level.

NORA PRINCIOTTI

The personal stories behind the Patriots’ customized cleats

Foxborough-11/29/17- The Patriots held practice at their facility at Gillette Stadium. The custom football cleats that will be worn by Lawrence Guy during Sunday's game that brings attention to the tragic shooting in Las Vegas .John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Nora Princiotti

More than 10 Patriots will be wearing customized cleats in Sunday’s game, for causes ranging from animal rights to cancer research.

CELTICS 116, SUNS 111

Celtics show their offense is really catching up

Boston-12/02/17- Celtics vs Suns- Celtics Kyrie Irving drives past Suns Mikes James towards the basket in the 3rd period. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Adam Himmelsbach

With Saturday’s win over the Suns, the Celtics have now shot 50 percent or better in each of their past four games.

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BRUINS 3, FLYERS 0

Healthy Bruins lock down Flyers

By Fluto Shinzawa

DIVISION 6 SUPER BOWL | MIDDLEBOROUGH 43, LITTLETON 20

Middleborough surges past Littleton in D6 Super Bowl

By Henry Brechter

DIVISION 5 SUPER BOWL | DENNIS-YARMOUTH 37, WEST SPRINGFIELD 7

Dennis-Yarmouth dominates Division 5 Super Bowl

By Dan Shulman

DIVISION 1 SUPER BOWL | EVERETT 35, XAVERIAN 10

Everett defends its Division 1 Super Bowl crown

By Owen Pence

DIVISION 8 SUPER BOWL | MILLIS 37, HOOSAC VALLEY 0

Millis marches on, repeating as D8 Super Bowl champions

By Brandan Blom

DIVISION 4 SUPER BOWL | MELROSE 21, NASHOBA 0

Melrose runs by Nashoba in Division 4 Super Bowl

By Nate Weitzer

DIVISION 7 SUPER BOWL | MASHPEE 22, BLACKSTONE VALLEY 16

Devaun Ford drives Mashpee to D7 Super Bowl crown

By Karl Capen

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

What can the Red Sox do this offseason to counter the Yankees’ strengths?

By Nick Cafardo

Boston College 4, Boston University 1

BC turns tables on BU

By Frank Dell’Apa

PATRIOTS AT BILLS | 1 P.M. (CBS)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Bills

By Jim McBride

bruins notebook

Bruins look for space for Torey Krug and Matt Grzelcyk

By Fluto Shinzawa

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

Fewer coaches, more scoring. The less-is-more NHL needs to happen

By Kevin Paul Dupont

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Suns’ Josh Jackson OK with not being selected by Celtics

By Adam Himmelsbach

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Suns’ Devin Booker has star quality but needs more help

By Gary Washburn

GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

The Grizzlies’ failings are on management — not David Fizdale

By Gary Washburn

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

A deeper look at the significance of the Adam Henrique-Sami Vatanen trade

By Fluto Shinzawa

BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

The credit for the Eagles’ ascent should be split about a dozen ways

By Ben Volin

Ideas

Ideas | Thomas Levenson

Antibiotics gave us routine surgery. Growing resistance could change everything

By Thomas Levenson

When drugs brought infection under control, more bodily ills became fixable — at least for a while.

Ideas | Mark Peters

It’s only human to see our own sins in animals

By Mark Peters

What happens when biologists try to affix moral judgements on other organisms?

Ideas | Amy Crawford

Retirement is now one-third of adult life. Time to rethink the golden years

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By Amy Crawford

“People get real tired of doing nothing but golf.”

More Stories

Opinion | Robert I. Rotberg

Could Zimbabwe break a recurring pattern of corruption?

By Robert I. Rotberg

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Royal wedding hat updates

By Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: GPS-thwarting snack bag

By David Scharfenberg

Brainiac

Big Data: 1,500 drugs collected

By Alex Kingsbury

Brainiac

On Second Thought: The phantom menace

By Adam Marcus

Brainiac

Euphemism: Tax neutral

By Mark Peters

Obituaries

Carol Ackerman, 75, longtime teacher and volunteer

Mrs. Ackerman was active in civic life on Cape Ann for nearly 50 years and taught more than 2,000 students.

By Marvin Pave

As a board member of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Mrs. Ackerman played a pivotal role in bringing music into the lives of young people.

Leon Cooper, 98, who carried on a battle for Tarawa

A naval officer pinned an award on Leon Cooper’s jacket in 2016, when Cooper was honored during a White Sox game in Chicago.

By Richard Sandomir

Mr. Cooper became a leading advocate for the preservation of a battle site on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa and the return of Marines’ remains buried there.

Vincent Scully, 97, eminent architecture historian

Mr. Scully in 1995 visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was designed by his former student, Maya Lin.

By Hillel Italie

The Yale professor inspired generations of students ranging from David McCullough to Maya Lin.

Sunday Arts

book review

Portrait of the artists as young women

By Margot Livesey

“Freya’’ follows Freya and Nancy over nearly two decades through Oxford, their respective careers, and their quarrels, estrangements, and crises.

Music Review

St. Vincent stands alone at the House of Blues

St. Vincent performs at the House of Blues Thursday night.

By Zoë Madonna

Performing without a band but singing and playing live on her guitar, Annie Clark gave a searing performance.

bibliophiles

Not afraid to break up with a book

By Amy Sutherland

Iliza Shlesinger says reading is important because no one should aspire to be a walking, talking Snapchat.

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Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

A critic’s guide to television royalty

By Matthew Gilbert

Names

Around town

By Mark Shanahan

Names

Will it be a funky, funky Christmas?

By Terence Cawley

@Large Michael andor br0deur

A social-media reality check

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Local bestsellers

By Kaitlyn Locke

book review

Tensions of globalism are not new. Read Conrad

By Michael Upchurch

Doc talk | Peter keough

Documentary fare includes ‘The Sandwich Nazi’

By Peter Keough

bookings

Greater Boston author readings

By Terence Cawley

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Drugs, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll on display; NEA grants for local writers

By Nina MacLaughlin

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Political lesson from Rwandan women: Lean in

By Kate Tuttle

Travel

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

The Caribbean needs tourists. A guide to traveling there after the hurricanes

Aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Catano, Puerto Rico.

By Christopher Muther

Most of the islands were not affected and are open for business. But even the places hit hard could benefit from travelers.

Playing Robinson Crusoe — and swimming with pigs — in the Exuma Cays

The Exuma Cays are a crayon box full of various shades of blue.

By Gina DeCaprio Vercesi

An island a day keeps the doctor away, and an ideal spot for a dose of tropical bliss is the Exumas.

Get thee to a nunnery . . . on Saba

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

Don’t expect a monastic vibe here. Old-meets-opulent in this unique cottage, located near shopping and restaurants in Saba’s Windwardside Village, one of the island’s four towns.

More Stories

Give the gift of New England experience

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Travel Troubleshooter

Charged for a second hotel room, but not by choice

By Christopher Elliott

Real Estate

Can ‘in-law apartments’ help ease the housing crisis?

By Jon Gorey

While everyone seems to agree there’s an affordability problem, changing zoning laws in Massachusetts can be more difficult than changing lanes at rush hour.

What is it like to live in Assembly Square?

By Katheleen Conti

After three years of living in Assembly Square in Somerville, Ray Coggins and his wife, Lucia Rozborova, are practically old-timers in that neighborhood.

What does your money rent in Assembly Square?

By Katheleen Conti

A look at rentals in this Somerville neighborhood includes a one-bedroom home in a building with a pet spa and a three-bedroom in a development with a 20th-floor lounge.

Magazine

Globe Magazine

It takes talent to play a no-talent actress in James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’

Wellesley native Ari Graynor (left) has a role in James Franco’s upcoming movie.  She plays Cassie in Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (top right), and had a role in “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (bottom right).

By Alyssa Giacobbe

Wellesley native Ari Graynor has been at the brink of stardom before. Now she’s focusing on picking projects that matter to her.

Globe Magazine

The roots of Boston’s Christmas tree go back 100 years to a disaster in Halifax

By James Sullivan

During World War I, Boston’s response to a devastating explosion in Nova Scotia created an ongoing bond between the cities, marked by the annual gift of a holiday tree.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: One-pan sausage dinners

 Roasted Honey-Mustard Sausages With Leeks, Kale, and Apples

By Adam Ried

A couple of vegetables and several of your favorite sausages make for a simple, late-autumn feast.

Globe North

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

Here’s how to gear up for cold-weather biking

Mink says her hands are the most vulnerable to the cold; she uses neoprene Bar Mitts on her handlebars.

By Brion O’Connor

As winter approaches, smart cyclists make changes to their bicycles as well as their wardrobes.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Burlington’s Lee won’t settle for less than New England title

Burlington High senior wrestling captain Josh Lee, right a three-time state champion. exercises with Sean McGillivray during Practice at Burlington Higth School. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (WeWk, petrini)

By Tom Petrini

He’s already won three state Division 2 wrestling titles and one All-State crown. Now he wants to cap off his wrestling career by winning the big one.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

By Tom Petrini

Tyngsborough’s Austin Coene is averaging 22.4 points per game for the 5-0 Roger Williams men’s basketball team.

Globe South

Plan to polish Plymouth’s waterfront for 2020 runs into worry over costs

xxsoplymouth - An overall view of he Water Street Promenade Project from Pilgrim Memorial State Park, on left, to Town Wharf. (Town of Plymouth)

By Robert Knox

Some residents, including Town Meeting members, say it’s the wrong time to be spending nearly $17 million on work the town doesn’t really need, when serious infrastructure needs are piling up.

In Holbrook, the trash talking just got louder

Holbrook 11/11/2017: Dressed as a rat, Susan Krim (left) , Tracy O'Keefe (middle) and Patricia Greeley (right) all from Holbrook , protest the planned trash transfer station in Holbrook Square. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (south)

By Jill Terreri Ramos

Officials have embraced a plan to build a trash transfer station in the town, upsetting area residents who fear increased traffic and potential health risks from the facility.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

He sees only victories, and he pins them down

Canton High School wrestler Eddie Marinilli practices in Canton, Mass., Monday, Nov. 26, 2017. He is wrestling teammate Anis Chakir. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

By Katherine Fominykh

By the time Canton High School wrestler Eddie Marinilli steps onto the mat, he’s envisioned winning the match, often against an older opponent.

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NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Katherine Fominykh

Blotter Tales

Uh, is that a pizza box on your grille?

By Emily Sweeney

Beverly Beckham

Still crazy about this dollhouse, after all these years

By Beverly Beckham

QUINCY

Developer mulling housing for hospital campus

By Jill Terreri Ramos

BUSINESS PLAN

A sweet family venture, now in its fourth generation

By Paul E. Kandarian

Mark Your Calendar

Choral groups sing to a seasonal tune

By Robert Knox

Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

By Jonathan Ng

Globe West

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Wrestling is the charm for Lincoln-Sudbury’s Andrew Marshall

By Nate Weitzer

He’s a three-sport athlete. Along with playing rugby, Marshall is starting in L-S football’s Division 2 Super Bowl matchup against King Philip at Gillette Stadium.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

By Nate Weitzer

Milford’s Matt Hanna is averaging 12.8 points per game as a freshman guard at Colby College.

This company traded a Mass. office park for downtown Providence

By John Hilliard

Virgin Pulse cut the ribbon on its new R.I. headquarters, lured by tax incentives and millennial talent.