Did removing a toll plaza ruin East Boston’s roads?

Morning traffic rush hour into the tunnel.

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You know things have gotten pretty bad on the roads when motorists are nostalgic for a toll booth. But the problems in Eastie may have more to do with massive spikes in traffic.

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

President Trump at the Army-Navy game on Saturday in Philadelphia. He faces increasing legal and political jeopardy.

Here’s what you need to know as Trump faces off with Mueller

President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller appear to be on a collision course.

BOSTON, MA - 12/10/2018: First responders from Worcester and across Eastern Massachusetts honored Worcester Firefighter Christopher J. Roy on Monday as a hearse/medical examiner vehicle bearing his body traveled to Boston and the state medical examiner's office. Roy was killed while fighting an five-alarm fire on Lowell Street in Worcester Sunday, the eighth firefighter in that department. David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC 11worcester

Worcester firefighter, killed Sunday, was a single father devoted to his daughter

Christopher Roy was killed while fighting a five-alarm fire on Lowell Street in Worcester early Sunday.

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Officials said that the operator had suffered a medical emergency. He was removed from his train around 8 a.m., causing delays of about 10 minutes during the morning commute.

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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.

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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.

Talking Points AM/Larry Edelman

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After a tumultuous couple of months, it feels like our good luck is about to run out. Is it?

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.

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Voyager 2 is now beyond the outer boundary of the heliosphere, some 11 billion miles from Earth.

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

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

‘Our baby is going to the prom. One that you didn’t expect would ever go to a prom.’

A special education school south of Boston put on a spring prom just for kids with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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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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Ocasio-Cortez said that she was descended from Jews who fled Spain during the Spanish Inquisition.

Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown against Miami.

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TARA SULLIVAN

This has been Rob Gronkowski’s strangest, weirdest NFL season so far

Gronkowski at the end of Sunday’s game, so out of place and so out of gas, has become the defining image of the Patriots’ loss.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/thatguy1-24847.jpg ‘I don’t know what to say’: Listen to calls of the Dolphins’ game-winning play vs. Patriots

It was a finish that left those who witnessed it stunned. And in a few cases, the camera was rolling.

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The bronze statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

YOUR TV GPS

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.

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Editorial

A to-do list for Legislature’s short session

During the informal session, bills can only pass unanimously, meaning controversial legislation is a non-starter.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

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Populism doesn’t work. Centrism doesn’t either. What turned our earth into Disnaeworld?

RENÉE LOTH

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

BOB HOHLER

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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/2011-2020/2017/09/29/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.

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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.

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Current and former staffers and lobbyists connected to the industry said PhRMA is struggling to preserve its clout.

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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