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From left: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Dick Durbin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left the White House Friday.

Evan Vucci/Associated Press

No end to shutdown in sight after Trump, Democrats meet

President Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for ‘‘months or even years.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Boghosian_03communityphone1_BIZ.jpg At this tiny Cambridge cellphone carrier, you can walk in and chat with the CEO

Community Phone, with its roster of 300 subscribers, is trying to humanize the telecommunications business.

Warren speaks to large crowd, kicks off Iowa weekend swing

Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd of about 500 people Friday night, and she has a full slate of appearances on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s still not unusual to find potentially toxic flame retardant chemicals in children’s products, especially car seats.

Firefighters, child health advocates applaud bill to ban potentially toxic flame retardants

Child car seats and nap mats are among products that still typically contain the chemicals.

The ferry will leave Lovejoy Wharf (above), near North Station and the Garden.

Boston will get a new ferry soon, but only for some people

A ferry between North Station and Fan Pier will be open only to employees or tenants of businesses funding the service. A few seats for the general public are eventually part of the plan.

The Nation

Warren speaks to large crowd, kicks off Iowa weekend swing

Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted voters Friday at a Council Bluffs, Iowa, bar.

By Jess Bidgood

Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd of about 500 people Friday night, and she has a full slate of appearances on Saturday and Sunday.

Trump threatens years-long shutdown for his wall as GOP support begins to fracture

By Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner and Josh Dawsey

Trump threatens years-long shutdown for his wall as GOP support begins to fracture

3 dead in national parks as shutdown wears on

Visitors Friday looked out from the Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, which remains open during the shutdown.

By Darryl Fears and Juliet Eilperin

Trump administration officials decided to leave the scenic parks open even as the Interior Department has halted most of its operations.

The World

Vatican: Argentine bishop at Holy See under investigation

By Nicole Winfield and Debora Rey

The Vatican has confirmed a preliminary investigation of sexual abuse and other misconduct is underway of an Argentine bishop, who landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, after he resigned his post in 2017 due to stated health reasons.

American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

By Joe McDonald

American officials are due in Beijing Monday for talks aimed at easing the U.S.-China trade battle that threatens to hobble global economic growth.

American detained by Russia was convicted of trying to steal thousands of dollars while deployed to Iraq as a Marine

On Friday, Ireland became the fourth nation to acknowledge Paul Whelan as a citizen, after the United States, Canada, and Britain.

By Paul Sonne, Amie Ferris-Rotman and Shane Harris

Whelan faced a special court-martial that resulted in his discharge for bad conduct two years later.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Governor Baker should sign these bills left over from 2018 session

Governor Charlie Baker should sign into law these two bills: one to protect consumers from data breaches and another to ban gender discrimination in disability insurance.

Editorial

C’mon Boston, pay to maintain your own bus lanes

Bus-only lanes are perhaps the lowest hanging of fruits in the world of transportation fixes, yet the city of Boston is fighting the state on who will pay for them.

SCOT LEHIGH

In a welcome move, Maine turns the (Le) page

Gov. Janet Mills acknowledges applause after taking the oath of office, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. Mills, a Democrat, is the state's first female governor. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

By Scot Lehigh

Janet Mills, Maine’s first female governor, made it clear her style will be far different from that of her pugnacious predecessor

Metro

At this tiny Cambridge cellphone carrier, you can walk in and chat with the CEO

01/01/2019 CAMBRIDGE, MA Founder James Graham (cq) at Community Phone in Cambridge. A poster behind him displays portraits of Thomas Watson (cq) (left) and Alexander Graham Bell (cq). (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Andy Rosen

Community Phone, with its roster of 300 subscribers, is trying to humanize the telecommunications business.

Firefighters, child health advocates applaud bill to ban potentially toxic flame retardants

It’s still not unusual to find potentially toxic flame retardant chemicals in children’s products, especially car seats.

By Kay Lazar

Child car seats and nap mats are among products that still typically contain the chemicals.

After 65 years, Santoro’s Sub-Villa in Saugus will close

Santoro’s Sub-Villa, a popular sub shop on Route 1 in Saugus, is closing down in February.

By Emily Sweeney

The popular sub shop will close in early February.

Business & Tech

Chesto Means Business

CommonWealth Kitchen’s dilemma underscores problem for Boston’s industrial tenants

Jen Faigel runs CommonWealth Kitchen, a shared cooking space that has helped hatch more than 50 food startups in the past five years.

By Jon Chesto

The nonprofit faces a rent increase. Its owner sees only two viable options: acquiring the site and expanding the building to accommodate future growth, or moving to a new place.

Ironwood CEO stepping down to run spinoff biotech

The Linzess Room at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is named after the drug the Cambridge biotech makes.

By Jonathan Saltzman

Peter Hecht will head the newly named Cyclerion Therapeutics.

Nevada judge shields Wynn documents in Mass. probe

The under-construction Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort and casino, as pictured Jan. 2, 2019.

By Ken Ritter

The documents won’t be released, despite Massachusetts Gaming Commission efforts to make them public.

Obituaries

Ray Sawyer, ‘Cover of Rolling Stone’ singer, dies at 81

Mr. Sawyer (second from left) was a member of the band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Sawyer cut a distinctive figure as a member of the band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show thanks to his flamboyant style and attention-drawing eye patch.

Hall of Fame college football coach George Welsh dies at 85

Mr. Welsh compiled a 134-86-3 record at Virginia.

By Hank Kurz Jr.

Mr. Welsh coached football at Virginia for 19 years.

William C. Thompson, pioneering black legislator and judge, dies at 94

By Sam Roberts

Judge Thompson was in the vanguard of the black Democrats who staked their claim to elective office beginning in the mid-1960s.

Sports

Celtics 114, Mavericks 93

Shorthanded Celtics band together to defeat Dallas

Boston, MA - 1/04/2019 - (2nd quarter) Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) makes the steal during the second quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 05Celtics-Mavericks, LOID: 8.5.8079162.

By Adam Himmelsbach

Four Celtics scored at least 16 points as the team played without Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris.

matt porter

Bruins’ Torey Krug draws praise from Ray Bourque

Boston MA 12/16/18 Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during third period NHL action at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Matt Porter

The Hall of Famer points out Krug’s special vision.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

On balance, depth is the key to the Celtics

Boston, MA - 1/04/2019 - (4th quarter) Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) reacts after receiving a nice pass for an easy layup during the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 05Celtics-Mavericks, LOID: 8.5.8079162.

By Gary Washburn

In winning Friday night, the Celtics moved the ball as well as they have all season, collecting 35 assists on 42 field goals.

Good Life

HELP DESK

How to start a meditation practice

Meditating Figure by Linda Hoffman, shown at the 10th annual outdoor sculpture exhibit in 2016 at Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio in Harvard. Looks peaceful, doesn’t it?

By Jenna Pelletier

If you’re resolving to be less stressed in 2019, meditation might be for you. Here’s how to get started.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Vikings’ will be history next year

Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in “Vikings.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The sixth season will be the final round, which means the show has a good chance of ending before it falls apart.

Music Review

Better late than never: BSO programs Fanny Mendelssohn

Shi-Yeon Sung led Ingrid Fliter and the BSO in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

By Zoë Madonna

Shi-Yeon Sung led the orchestra in works by Dvorak and both Mendelssohn siblings.

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