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Edgar Mejia was consoled by his sister during a vigil for his two daughters Thursday night in Revere.

Michael Swensen for The Boston Globe

A grieving community comes together to mourn dead girls

Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera, 2 months, and sister Adrianna, 5, were killed Sunday when an SUV crashed into them while standing in a roadway median.

Steve Poftak has served on the oversight board of the T.

‘He’s gotten to know every slice of that agency’: Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA?

The long-time public policy professional will take over as chief of the transit system Jan. 1.

Here’s what Apple’s snub says about Boston’s status as a tech hub

Boston won’t get Apple’s new $1 billion campus — that will be built in Austin, Texas. Once again, we missed out on a big-time corporate site, but online retailer Wayfair plans to add thousands of jobs here.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

The area has struggled in the trophy class of tech expansions, the new campuses with thousands of jobs.

Ted Pelkey paid a sculptor $3,000 to create the single-finger salute from a 7-foot-tall chunk of pine. Then Pelkey put it on a pole.

In Vermont, a small-town feud leads to a big middle finger (literally)

The finger has been the source of much consternation in the small town of Westford, Vt. Was it some kind of political protest? Senior prank? Neighborly dispute?

The Nation

Deal means Seth Moulton-Nancy Pelosi standoff comes to a temporary end

Last month, reporters grilled Representative Seth Moulton about his opposition to fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

By Liz Goodwin

Moulton found a way out of his increasingly uncomfortable standoff with the likely new House speaker and is declaring victory. But is the feud really over?

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

In her goodbye, Claire McCaskill worries about future of the Senate

Outgoing Senator Claire McCaskill said the Senate doesn’t work as well as it used to.

In Senate goodbye, Jeff Flake warns of threats to democracy

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Nancy Pelosi’s winning performance

Senate minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi left the White House on Tuesday after meeting with President Trump.

By Scot Lehigh

Nancy Pelosi showed once again that she’s a politician of formidable skill.

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

President Trump’s behavior is as predictable as a Big Mac

By Michael D’Antonio

The main ingredients are lying, cheating, and manipulation.

Letters

MWRA has fulfilled its mission — time for other stakeholders to step up

“The MWRA is not the only stakeholder, and this effort should not be funded on our ratepayers’ dime.”

Metro

5 people convicted of federal charges in Framingham compounding pharmacy case

A deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak was linked to the New England Compounding Center.

By Travis Andersen

In a statement, US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling’s office announced the convictions in the case involving the notorious New England Compounding Center.

‘He’s gotten to know every slice of that agency’: Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA?

Steve Poftak has served on the oversight board of the T.

By Adam Vaccaro

The long-time public policy professional will take over as chief of the transit system Jan. 1.

In Vermont, a small-town feud leads to a big middle finger (literally)

Ted Pelkey paid a sculptor $3,000 to create the single-finger salute from a 7-foot-tall chunk of pine. Then Pelkey put it on a pole.

By Dugan Arnett

The finger has been the source of much consternation in the small town of Westford, Vt. Was it some kind of political protest? Senior prank? Neighborly dispute?

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MS-13: Who are they?

By Cynthia Fernandez and Matt Rocheleau

Obituaries

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

By David Sharp

Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, “You can’t get there from here,” has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87.

Helen Klaben Kahn, survivor of a 49-day Yukon ordeal, 76

By Richard Sandomir

Ms. Klaben, looking for adventure, left Brooklyn at age 20 in the summer of 1962 and drove to Alaska with a woman she had met through a newspaper ad.

Sports

Sports Log

Eagles QB Carson Wentz has fractured vertebra

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz, right, watches Nick Foles practice at the NFL football team's facility, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Wentz sat out practice for the second straight day, and he could be replaced by Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles Sunday night.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Here are the updates on the Bruins’ many injuries

Boston, MA 12-11-18: Not sure how

By Matt Porter

Coach Bruce Cassidy shared relatively good news on two of the injured.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY NOTES

Thomas Kramer leads BC High’s Band of Brothers No. 1 line

12/13/2018 Boston Ma- BC High School Hockey player Thomas Kramer (cq). at a practice. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

By Dan McLoone

The leading scorer (12 goals, 25 assists) from last season’s Super 8 champion will center his younger twin brothers, Peter and Joseph, on the Eagles’ top line.

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Christopher L. Gasper

Steelers just the ticket for the Patriots

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Bettor’s Edge

Dolphins’ lateral play ruined a sure win

By Ed Ryan

Maine at Eastern Washington | Saturday, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

It’s been a heck of a ride for the Maine football team, and it’s not over yet

By Andrew Mahoney

Chargers 29, Chiefs 28

Chargers clinch playoff berth on last-second comeback

By Dave Skretta

red sox notebook

Market for relievers heating up

By Peter Abraham

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

What does the future hold for Red Sox broadcasts on WEEI?

By Chad Finn

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ HOCKEY

EMass boys’ hockey players to watch 2018-19

By Jake Levin and Dan McLoone

Thursday night NFL game

A lot on the line in Chargers-Chiefs AFC showdown

By Dave Skretta

Weekend

MFA receives giant gift of Chinese art

“Landscape of Suzhou Sceneries” (detail) by Shen Zhou, dating from 1484 to 1504, is among the works being donated to the Museum of Fine Arts by collector Wan-go H. C. Weng.

By Murray Whyte

Wan-go H.C. Weng has donated his family’s collection of 183 works of art — spanning 13 centuries and five dynasties of Chinese Imperial rule.

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ★

Spider-Man as an animated feature? Yes, and it’s terrific

Shameik Moore provides the voice of Miles Morales, Jake Johnson is Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and Hailee Steinfeld is Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

By Ty Burr

The new flick is one of the wittiest and most creatively exuberant movies of the year.

Berklee-bred Bay Faction will never be the same

From left: Alex Agresti, James McDermott, and Kris Roman of Bay Faction.

By Isaac Feldberg

Renegotiating the parameters of their sound has been the only way forward for the trio, who just released their debut album, “Florida Guilt.”