Emergency rooms once offered little for drug users. That’s starting to change

“A lot of folks didn’t know this was a disease you could treat,” said Dr. Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Massachusetts General Hospital emergency doctors can now prescribe medication for addiction, and a new state law requires others to do the same.

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Helen Drinan earned $1.7 million in 2016, putting her in an elite group of top earners that included the presidents of Northwestern and the University of Chicago.

A Chevrolet Equinox was towed away from the scene of Sunday’s crash.

Girl, 5, struck and killed by car in Revere

Four other people were hurt, including an infant who suffered serious injuries.

Eight residents were displaced during Sunday morning’s five-alarm fire on Lowell Street in Worcester. Firefighter Christopher Roy died while battling the blaze. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

‘The person who died . . . he was trying to help us’

A Worcester firefighter died Sunday while battling a five-alarm blaze in an apartment building. Christopher Roy, 36, had been on the force for 2½ years and leaves a 9-year-old daughter.

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Officials say that same student also discharged a fire extinguisher in another residence hall.

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The European Union’s top court has ruled that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, boosting the hopes of people who want to stay in the EU that the process can be reversed.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/1080050780.jpg Prosecutors in Japan indict Carlos Ghosn and Nissan

Tokyo prosecutors have charged Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly underreporting income.

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The estate of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/180123_ON_022.jpg Former Red Sox closer Lee Smith elected to Hall of Fame

Smith, who pitched two-plus seasons with the Red Sox between 1988-90, joins Harold Baines as the Hall’s newest members.


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Is it another sign that Springfield’s economic renaissance has finally taken hold?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/NORMAN%20LEVETHAL%203-108383.jpg Muriel Leventhal, whose quiet philanthropy enriched lives, dies at 101

Mrs. Leventhal, wife of the developer Norman Leventhal, volunteered at a local hospital and discreetly paid college costs for many she met.

Tom Brady was sacked by the Dolphins’ Robert Quinn on the final play of the first half.



Is this the worst non-playoff loss in Boston sports history?

I dare you to come up with anything more hideous and ghoulish. And the consequences are likely to be enormous.

Chad Finn | 34 thoughts

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The Patriots have lost in Miami to Joey Harrington and A.J. Feeley, but never like this.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Chin112718NewtonTeachersProtestMet7-23646.jpg Some Newton teachers will miss school to respond to critics’ records requests

A Watertown nonprofit has accused the Newton school district of anti-Israel bias in its high-school world history curriculum.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_christensen_hospital.jpg Can a concert save your life? For one Brookline woman, it may have

Ingrid Christiansen, 89, went into cardiac arrest in the middle of a concert by the chamber music ensemble Mistral. What happened next was dramatic.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar contender “Roma” just debuted in theaters but will be available to Netflix subscibers Friday.


The week in TV: ‘Roma’ at home, Springsteen on Broadway, and therapists on screen

Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s take on what to watch.

A small farm in Hollis, N.H., has evolved into a place to rescue animals — as well as a place of local intrigue.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Rickety Ranch isn’t the haven its owners dreamed of

The Hollis, N.H., animal rescue farm has become the target of what the FBI describes as a “vicious” extortion campaign.


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Turner died a year after marrying his nurse, who now gets his NFL pension, but his parents claim he wasn’t mentally fit to make decisions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Walker_112918_02unionsquare_0244x.jpg Somerville’s Union Square neighborhood on the verge of a massive makeover

The Somerville square is teetering on the edge of a $1.5 billion overhaul. When it’s done, the neighborhood will be more modern — and likely more expensive.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Taylor_metro_DeVos(2)_01.jpg Harvard student accused of rape far from campus sues university for investigating it

Some Harvard activists say that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s efforts to overhaul the Title IX process are altering the landscape of sex assault investigations.

Opinion | Deb Pasternak

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_03storm3_MET.jpg Charlie Baker, Marty Walsh, and Robert DeLeo need to move on climate change

The state officials need to be leaders in the climate change battle.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/07/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/3a476144f4e14ab58341baefa199a5e8-05e6bc09e1f940c3a0e9b0ba3d165fd8-0[1].jpg We can’t privatize our way out of poverty

A new class of mega-rich philanthropists is usurping the role of democratic governments to decide what social ills to tackle and how.

Opinion | Joseph S. Nye

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/07/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/AdobeStock_39480865.jpg Is fake news here to stay?

The battle with fake news is likely to remain a cat-and-mouse game.


Special reports

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My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.

Nation & World

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After a midterm election that saw voters focused on drug prices, progressives are decrying pharma’s abuses of the patent system.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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