Mass. prescribers to get out-of-state drug data

The move will make it harder for people misusing drugs to cross state lines to obtain prescriptions without detection.

// Camille Cosby must give deposition in Springfield suit, judge rules

In a 12-page ruling, a judge rejected Bill Cosby?s wife?s motion to quash a subpoena for her deposition.

// Longtime immigration judge steps down

As his last case, he chose to grant residency to a Salvadoran woman who had been abused by her American husband.

EMC hints at big job cuts in 2016

EMC is proceeding with previously announced plans to cut annual costs by reducing its staff by an unspecified number.

11/08/09 Cambridge, MA - Thomas F. Coughlin Square Corner of Cambridge and Hampshire streets, Cambridge This small square in the heart of Inman Square is named for Coughlin, who ran an insurance business here for over 50 years. Donna Coughlin Lyons, [cq] his niece who works at the agency's current location, has a decree from the city when the square was dedicated in 1997,

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff/File

How hot is the Boston real estate market?

Four Boston-area neighborhoods are among the top-10 hottest in the nation for home buying, according to a national real estate brokerage that tracks the data.

State Police investigated 755 heroin overdose deaths in 2015

Of the victims, 591 were male, 164 were female. The average age of the victims was about 36, State Police said.

// Police in Munich warn of ?imminent threat? of attack

A German official said authorities had received information that the Islamic State was behind the threat.

epa05084847 A general view of flames and smoke billowing from the building after fire broke out at The Address Hotel in Dubai, UAE. 31 December 2015. Media reports state that there is no immediate news of casualties. EPA/NICOLAS CORNET

Minor injuries reported after fire engulfs Dubai skyscraper

An inferno broke out in a downtown skyscraper Thursday, engulfing at least 20 stories in a chaotic scene.

// Lucas apologizes for criticism of new Star Wars movie

George Lucas had described ?The Force Awakens? as too ?retro? for his taste and jokingly compared Disney to ?white slavers.?

// DraftKings payment firm asks for permission to keep moving money

Vantiv, which handles DraftKings? credit card processing, says it?s confused by a flurry of court rulings surrounding fantasy sports.

BOSTON - JANUARY 01: A general view of the rink is seen during the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins during the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)



Bruins-Rangers would have been first Winter Classic if not for Yankees

The Red Sox-Yankees historic ALCS in 2004 inspired NBC with the idea, but the network struck out that year.

// Ray Bourque lifts Bruins alumni to shootout victory

The Canadiens had a chance to keep the game going, but Chris Nilan was denied by Andrew Raycroft.

The Prudential Center was lit up to celebrate the New Year as an early fireworks display illuminated downtown Boston.

Craig F. Walker/Globe staff

First Night celebrations ring in 2016

The first of two fireworks displays to celebrate the New Year went off at 7 pm on the Common.

// A look at New Year?s celebrations around the world

As 2015 drew to a close, many are bidding a weary and wary adieu to a year marred by attacks.

// The top Boston celebrity news of 2015

2015 had some of the usual suspects on the Globe?s list of top local Names stories, but several heartwarming stories too.

Black Mountain has been hurt by warm temperatures but hopes to open Friday or Saturday. As soon as the mercury falls, ?we are ready to fire on all cylinders and cover the mountain with the white stuff,? its website says. Cranmore Mountain (right) had eight of 56 trails open early this week.

Snowfall is too little, too late for holiday skiing

Warm weather means that even snow-making is difficult for the resorts.

Farah Stockman

//[1]-1559.jpg Have we already entered the ?Post-White? era?

A Brookings demographer suggests that America is on the verge of massive demographic changes that most people have yet to fully grasp.

Oakland Raiders tight end Scott Simonson, left, lost his helmet and fumbled as he was hit by Detroit Lions defensive back DeJon Gomes.


How the NFL?s concussion spotting system is?and isn?t?working

With limited authority, the sideline spotters cannot overrule team doctors who might disagree with their diagnoses.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed supporters last week.

Trump rally in Lowell to draw crowds and protests

A capacity crowd of 9,000 people are expected to watch Trump speak at the Paul E. Tsongas Center on Monday night.


// Twist of fate kept Dave Henderson from being immortalized here

The humble, likable outfielder could have had a statue in Boston but instead will go down as a wonderful footnote.

// Bill Belichick, Claude Julien share common ground at Gillette Stadium

The Patriots coach invited his Bruins counterpart to observe football practice, then the two skated together on the Winter Classic ice.

// Eagles? firing of Chip Kelly doesn?t sit well with Bill Belichick

The Patriots coach used the opportunity to candidly discuss his early teams in New England and his own job security.

Note to subscribers

Updated: Dec. 31, 5:32 p.m.

To our subscribers,

As many of you know, this week we are transitioning to a new home delivery partner, which is causing disruption to our delivery service.

As of this morning, we have added extra staff to our call center and are working around the clock to improve our responsiveness.

If you are having problems with delivery, please visit our customer service website, Scroll down on the page to report a delivery issue and get detailed instructions for accessing your account. Of course, we will offer full refunds to those subscribers who do not receive newspapers.

We thank you for your continued patience as we work through this disruptive but important transition.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// A campaign fundraising deadline that matters little

This time the difference between a pretty good and a pretty bad fundraising report isn?t much. If a candidate gets an extra million, it means virtually nothing.

Globe Santa

//[1] Donate to Globe Santa

Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on Sept. 27 in Glastonbury, England. Tonight?s supermoon, so called because it is the closest full moon to the Earth this year, is particularly rare as it coincides with a lunar eclipse, a combination that has not happened since 1982 and won?t happen again until 2033. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The big picture

2015 Year in pictures: Part II

Photographs from July - December on a range of topics from around the world.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.


betaboston | tech lab

// Dear FCC: Don?t fight Internet freebies

The FCC is casting a suspicious gaze on some US telecom firms that are handing out free Internet bandwidth to their customers.


The new Christian martyrs

// A faith on the rise and under attack in Africa

Africa is also widely considered the most dynamic corner of the Christian map.