Front page

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

Boston firefighters and police officers gathered outside the medical examiner’s office to pay tribute to fallen Worcester firefighter. His body arrived at the medical examiner’s office in Boston on Monday.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_07bps-3_metro.jpg Should Boston go back to an elected School Committee or would it create more dysfunction?

The City Council will hold a hearing Tuesday to weigh the questions surrounding the selection of School Committee members.

Miami Gardens, FL 12-9-18: The House of Horrors for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (bottom right) on the road vs. the Dolphins continued with the devastaing loss on the last play of the game. He is pictured after Miami scored a first quarter touchdown, with a giant Dolphins flag being waved in the backround during the post score celebration. The New England Patriots visited the Miami Dolphins in a regular season NFL football game at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

A day after unthinkable loss, there are no answers in Foxborough

Even some of Bill Belichick’s ardent supporters question his strategy, but the Patriots don’t want to talk about it.

This Revere vehicle stopped briefly in the left travel lane to allow a woman to place the stuffed animal at the scene.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

‘A lot of hearts are broken’ by death of girl in Revere

The 5-year-old girl was among five people — including the girl’s younger sister, a 2-month old infant — who were struck by an SUV in Revere driven by Autumn Harris.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryantraffic4met.jpg Did removing a toll plaza ruin East Boston’s roads?

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.

James “Whitey” Bulger in a 1953 booking photo.

Boston Police via Associated Press/File

Bulger’s family set to file wrongful death suit, report says

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

The Nation

Asylum claims jump despite Trump’s attempt to limit immigration

By Ron Nixon

The number of migrants asking the United States for asylum out of fear of returning to their home countries jumped nearly 70 percent from 2017, according to Department of Homeland Security data released Monday.

Trump plan would weaken rules protecting wetlands from pollutants

A great egret clutches a fish in its beak at the Panther Island Mitigation Bank near Naples, Fla.

By Coral Davenport

The Trump administration is expected Tuesday to unveil a plan that would weaken federal clean water rules designed to protect millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams nationwide from pesticide runoff and other pollutants.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Democrats’ offer on border wall funding not apt to please Trump

Democrats, Republicans, and the White House have until Dec. 21 to reach a budget deal if they are to avert a partial government shutdown, but talks are deadlocked over funding for the wall.

The World

Macron, confronting protests, promises tax cuts and wage increases

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe meet with representatives of trade unions, employers' organizations and local elected officials at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Dec.10 2018. Macron is preparing to speak to the nation Monday at last, after increasingly violent and radicalized protests against his leadership and a long silence that aggravated the anger. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)

By Alissa J. Rubin

The French president said Monday that he had heard the anger of the many whose economic suffering has burst into the open in recent weeks and that he would take immediate steps to relieve their hardship.

Protests erupt as Trump team pushes fossil fuels at climate talks

Youth and indigenous groups protested against fossil fuels during US-hosted event at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, on Monday.

By Brad Plumer and Lisa Friedman

Trump administration officials offered an unapologetic defense of fossil fuels Monday, arguing that a rapid retreat from coal, oil, and gas was unrealistic.

Iraq celebrates victory over Islamic State while grappling with legacy

By Sinan Salaheddin

It began removing cement walls from areas surrounding the capital’s most fortified enclave Monday, opening parts of the so-called Green Zone to traffic in a symbolic move.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Diane Hessan

Immigration — the problem Congress doesn’t want to solve

By Diane Hessan

The issue is more valuable to them as an attack strategy than as a problem to solve.

Opinion | Martin J. Walsh

Setting a new standard for retail pot stores in Boston

LEGAL POT SLIDER Sam Barber, president and CEO of the Cultivate dispensary, arranges smokable strains of cannabis before opening on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Leicester, Mass. Cultivate is one of the first two shops permitted to sell recreational marijuana in the eastern United States, more than two years after Massachusetts voters approved it in 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

By Martin J. Walsh

Barriers remain to ownership opportunities for entrepreneurs from local communities of color.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Run, Elizabeth Warren, run

By Joan Vennochi

If Warren wants to run for president, she should.

Metro

Kevin Cullen

By being murdered, Whitey Bulger may help compensate his victims

West Roxbury, MA: 11-8-18: The freshly dug up dirt is pictured in front of a headstone where James

By Kevin Cullen

Of all the ironies, none is richer nor more poignant than the prospect of damages awarded to Bulger’s estate going to families of those he murdered.

Should Boston go back to an elected School Committee or would it create more dysfunction?

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (with interim superintendent Laura Perille at English High on the first day of school in September) opposes a return to an elected School Committee.

By James Vaznis

The City Council will hold a hearing Tuesday to weigh the questions surrounding the selection of School Committee members.

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

Morning traffic rush hour into the tunnel.

By Adam Vaccaro

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.

More Stories

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

By Michael Levenson, Brian MacQuarrie and Cristela Guerra

‘A lot of hearts are broken’ by death of girl in Revere

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement

Business & Tech

Talking Points | Larry Edelman

Ten years later — The Madoff legacy? ‘No one remembers a thing’

By Larry Edelman

It was just a few months after Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme blew up that the stock market bottomed out and began what many consider the longest bull market on record.

Brookline mom, daughter helped make ‘Fearless Girl’ more accessible at new site

Harper Oates smiled widely next to “Fearless Girl” on Monday.

By Allison Hagan

Six-year-old Harper Oates’ heavy wheelchair made it impossible for her to get close at the statue’s former location.

BOLD TYPES

No blarney: Kid who grew up fond of Ireland now helps run a big office there

JD Sherman

JD Sherman had no way of knowing he would someday run a company, HubSpot, that will soon employ more than 1,000 people in his grandparents’ homeland.

Obituaries

Lester Kinsolving, pesky White House questioner, dies at 90

Rev. Kinsolving asked outlandish questions at news conferences.

By Matt Schudel

He was, at various times, an Episcopal priest, an investigative reporter, a nationally syndicated religion columnist, a gadfly White House correspondent, and a longtime conservative radio talk-show host.

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian human rights activist, dies at 91

Ms. Alexeyeva talked on a cellphone in front of riot police at an unsanctioned anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow in 2009.

By Andrew E. Kramer

Ms. Alexeyeva had been Russia’s most prominent surviving Soviet-era dissident.

Bob Bergland, agriculture secretary under Carter, dies at 90

Mr. Bergland directed a department of 83,000 employees as Jimmy Carter’s secretary of agriculture.

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Bergland was a zealous advocate for America’s consumers as well as its farmers.

Sports

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Dave Dombrowski all but closed the door on a return of Craig Kimbrel

Boston, MA: 6-27-18: Both the crowd and Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel erupt after he got a strile out to end the top of the eighth inning,leaving the bases loaded. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Los Angeles Angels for a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Nick Cafardo

“We’re not making a big expenditure in that area. Read that as you may,” said the Sox president of baseball operations

Celtics 113, Pelicans 100

Celtics’ depth on display in convincing win over Pelicans

Boston MA 12/10/18 Boston Celtics Marcus Morris is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis during first quarter action at TD Garden (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 16allschopics reporter:

By Adam Himmelsbach

Marcus Morris led the Celtics with 31 points, while Jayson Tatum added 21, and Jaylen Brown had 19.

PETER ABRAHAM

How Nathan Eovaldi’s agents handled the World Series and his free agency

By Peter Abraham

“Nathan risked it all and he won. It was beautiful,” Seth Levinson said.

More Stories

Tuesday Stories

NAMES

Bob Woodward, ahead of Boston appearance, says Trump makes decisions ‘without a factual basis’

Bob Woodward appears at the Wilbur Tuesday.

By James Pindell

Two-time Pulitzer winner Bob Woodward spoke with the Globe ahead of his visit to The Wilbur on Tuesday.

NAMES

Ben Affleck in his newest role: ‘You cannot go back to your normal life after tonight’

11namesAffleck -- Ben Affleck in the Netflix action-drama

By Kevin Slane

The Cambridge native plays the lead in Netflix action-drama “Triple Frontier.”

Love Letters

He doesn’t post pictures of us on social media

By Meredith Goldstein

I dislike having to watch him share it all on social media — the fact that he is out with his friends. I feel like that’s something I can’t force him to do with me, and I understand that his friends time is time for himself.

More Stories

TV Critic’s Corner

With Netflix’s ‘Roma,’ it’s viewers’ choice

By Matthew Gilbert

Names

Culinary arts gala a sweet success

By Lillian Brown