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Homes in Brookline.

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Look out, wealthy Boston suburbs: Here comes the GOP tax bill

There’s increasing concern the tax bill would hurt a key slice of the local economy: Well-paid, white-collar, suburban families.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/03/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Rinaldi04christmasparty03.jpg Not NIMBY, but YIMBY: opponents say East Boston retail project is too small

Demand for housing and development has given way to a growing Yes In My Backyard movement aimed at encouraging higher-density projects.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_UX04V.jpg In historic shift, Trump recognizes Jerusalem

President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of US foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/c1d0082ab4424f97a6ac51c136f0ca2a-c1d0082ab4424f97a6ac51c136f0ca2a-0.jpg Black lawmakers may skip civil rights museum opening in protest of Trump

Angered by a White House they view as racially divisive, black lawmakers wrestling with how to respond to President Trump’s planned attendance at the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/unnamed-11213.jpg The Season Ticket podcast

Guest host Chad Finn talks “Hot Stove” — offseason trades and player signings — with Boston Globe Red Sox beat reporter Peter Abraham.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/07holiday_digital.jpg In the age of Weinstein, office holiday parties sober up

This probably isn’t the year for mistletoe and an open bar.

The Nation

Black lawmakers may skip civil rights museum opening in protest of Trump

In this Nov. 10, 2017 image, a monolith listing the names, dates and rationale for the lynching of African-American residents rests in the foreground of a photograph of a burning Ku Klux Klan cross on display in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss. The monolith is one of several that line this gallery with the documented lynchings. Room has been left for updating as needed. This facility is adjacent to the newly built Museum of Mississippi History, that documents the state's rich history and the diversity of its people. Work crews and archivists are putting the final touches on the two museums set to open Dec. 9. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Astead W. Herndon

Angered by a White House they view as racially divisive, black lawmakers wrestling with how to respond to President Trump’s planned attendance at the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi.

In historic shift, Trump recognizes Jerusalem

Palestinian protesters burned US and Israeli flags in Gaza City Wednesday after President Trump’s address.

By Mark Landler

President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of US foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.

Senate Democrats call on Franken to resign

By Elise Viebeck

A majority of Senate Democrats called for the resignation of Senator Al Franken.

The World

Police in Ukraine clash with protesters over Saakashvili

By Nataliya Vasilyeva

Supporters of Ukraine’s top opposition politician clashed Wednesday with police who tried to arrest him for a second time at a tent camp outside the parliament building in Kiev.

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

By The Associated Press

Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”

Serbia, Bosnia seek to boost ties after war crimes tensions

Serbian and Bosnian leaders said Wednesday they want to resolve problems left over from their 1990s conflict after tensions soared over the conviction of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic and the death of a Croat ex-general at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Diane Hessan

The view from Alabama: Why Roy Moore will win

FAIRHOPE, AL - DECEMBER 05: People attend a campaign rally for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Mr. Moore is facing off against Democrat Doug Jones in next week's special election for the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By Diane Hessan

Why are people in Alabama supporting Moore?

JOAN VENNOCHI

Why does no one care about UMass Boston?

Boston, MA -- 11/30/2017 - Bob Carroll, a longtime janitor at UMASS Boston, sweeps leaves on campus. Carroll is among the 40 people getting laid off. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 01janitor Reporter:

By Joan Vennochi

Painful choices are necessary. But who will feel the pain?

Renée Graham

Will white women send accused child molester to the US Senate?

US Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke last week at a campaign rally in Dora, Ala.

By Renée Graham

After voting for Donald Trump as president, it makes a terrible kind of sense.

Metro

The Forest Hills road work nightmare will soon be (sort of) over

The $74 million project is creating a broad street-level boulevard through the middle of Forest Hills after the removal of an aging, dilapidated bridge known as the Casey Overpass.

By Adam Vaccaro

More than one year behind its original completion date, state highway officials say the new road system will be mostly finished by the end of December.

Three announce bids for Senate presidency — with a big ‘if’

From left to right, State Senators Linda Dorcena Forry of Dorchester, Eileen M. Donoghue of Lowell, and Karen E. Spilka of Ashland.

By Joshua Miller

Democrats Linda Dorcena Forry of Dorchester, Eileen Donoghue of Lowell, and Karen Spilka of Ashland made their ambitions public Wednesday.

In trial of Bridgewater guards, a trip to the hospital where a patient died

Ex-guards on trial (from left) John Raposo, Derek Howard, and George Billadeau, with Judge Jeffrey Locke (right, looking back at them), on Wednesday visited the facility where Joshua Messier died.

By Michael Rezendes

The Superior Court judge hearing the case and a coterie of lawyers toured the facility and the narrow, cinder-block cell where 23-year-old Joshua K. Messier lost his life.

Business & Tech

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

4G networks hit the afterburners

By Hiawatha Bray

How fast is your broadband connection? Today, that partly depends on whether you are surfing the Internet in your living room or out on the street.

JetBlue flight attendants file for union authorization

27muthermint There are handout images from Jetblue depicting experiences in its Mint class. Credit is Jetblue.

By Katie Johnston

Boston’s largest carrier is one of only a few major airlines without organized flight attendants.

6 women file lawsuit alleging ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’

Film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York.

By Larry Neumeister

Six women sued Harvey Weinstein and men who served on the board of his film company Wednesday, accusing them of functioning like an organized crime group that used agents, producers and others to prey on young women seeking a break in a breakneck industry.

Obituaries

Cofounder of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ dies after ALS battle

The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” that swept social media in 2014 died Nov. 25 after a long battle with the condition known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ken Shapiro; his ‘Groove Tube’ a raunchy precursor to SNL

By Richard Sandomir

Ken Shapiro was a former child actor and director of the 1974 movie “The Groove Tube.”

Christine Keeler; central figure in British scandal

Christine Keeler.

By Neil Genzlinger

Ms. Keeler was at the center of a sensational political scandal in Britain, known as the Profumo affair, in the early 1960s.

Sports

Football coach John DiBiaso leaving Everett after 26 seasons

Westwood, MA 09/10/16 Everett and Xaverian high school football.....................(George Rizer for the Globe) for SPORTS EVERETT COACH JOHN DIBIASO

By Owen Pence

DiBiaso goes out a winner at Everett, having captured his 12th Division 1 title this year.

CELTICS 97, MAVERICKS 90

Usual stars, unlikely standouts lift shorthanded Celtics

Boston, MA: 12-06-17: The Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. (left) and the Celtics Kyrie Irving (11) had an incident under the basket in the first quarter that saw both get technical fouls called on them. Boston's Jayson Tatum (0), moves in to pull Irving away. The Boston Celtics hosted the Dallas Mavericks in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Shane Larkin and Daniel Theis were key off the bench in helping Boston to its fourth straight win.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Gordon Hayward’s recovery ‘going well,’ says Brad Stevens

November 7, 2017-Waltham, Ma- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff-Embargoed until November 10-Injured Celtic Gordon Hayward shoots baskets from a chair as Celtic legend Paul Pierce serves as ball boy. Pierce interviewed Hayward for an ESPN piece at Celtic practice.

By Adam Himmelsbach

But the Celtics coach said Hayward has not yet completely shed his protective footwear.

Thursday Scene

Ask Amy

Parent refuses to let others post kids’ photos

By Amy Dickinson

What is the etiquette on taking photos of other people’s children and posting them on social media?

Bookstores escape from jaws of irrelevance

A Writers Night Out event at Portsmouth Book & Bar in Portsmouth, N.H.

By James Sullivan

Not so long ago it looked as if they would become another victim of digital disruption. Then they engineered a remarkable comeback.

Enthusiastic welcome for Frankel at women’s conference

BOSTON, MA- DECEMBER 06, 2017: Bethenny Frankel during

By Maddie Kilgannon

Bethenny Frankel, a reality TV personality and founder of the brand Skinnygirl, was one of the conference’s speakers Wednesday.