Staples lays off hundreds, according to report

The layoffs were confirmed to the Globe by an employee who asked not to be named over job concerns.

// Whole Foods recalls mislabled frozen pizzas

The grocery chain is recalling almost 75,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni pizzas due to a labeling error that fails to disclose they contain pork.

// Christie on blizzard cleanup: ?You want me to go down there with a mop??

The New Jersey governor made the quip when asked why he was campaigning in New Hampshire rather than overseeing cleanup efforts.

Gunshots reported at San Diego Navy med center

The sounds were heard around 8 a.m. in a building that houses offices and barracks for wounded sailors and Marines.

// Trump sign set ablaze in Hull Monday night

The vandalism marks the second time in one month that a sign supporting the Republican front-runner has been damaged in Massachusetts.

// Baby delivered on Interstate 495 in Boxborough

The early-morning delivery took place on the northbound side of the highway.

Last winter wreaked havoc in Scituate and across the state. So far, we?ve been lucky.

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A year ago today, our winter of discontent kicked off

When the snow first fell, it was picturesque. Who knew it would turn into the winter from heck?

Panel calls for depression screenings during, after pregnancy

The recommendation comes in the wake of new evidence that maternal mental illness is more common than previously thought.

// MBTA increases speed restriction on Longfellow section

The T expects the move to ease delays during Tuesday morning?s commute.

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Creamy, delicious homemade mac and cheese.

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The science behind the perfect macaroni and cheese

Once you understand the chemical reactions taking place, you can make a great dish every time.


// Republicans should vote for John Kasich in N.H.

A vote for Kasich, an experienced politician, would deal a blow to the demagogic candidates running on campaign simplicities.

Boston Symphony Orchestra director Andris Nelsons.

Boston Symphony announces 2017 Carnegie Hall programs

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra will offer three programs at Carnegie Hall in February and March 2017, including two New York premieres.

Left: Samuel Gridley Howe. Above: a phrenology bust that belonged to the doctor.

Perkins School for the Blind

The Boston doctor who studied autism before autism

Authors of a new book say Samuel Gridley Howe?s research was an early inquiry into people who could be retrospectively diagnosed on the spectrum.

Ty Burr at Sundance Film FEstival

// At Sundance, ?Manchester by the Sea? impresses

The hype on ?Manchester by the Sea? is earned, said Ty Burr.

// Officials in Brazil urge women to avoid pregnancy due to Zika virus

Brazil?s health minister said the country is ??badly losing the battle?? against the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Patriots coverage


// Patriots couldn?t capitalize on chances against Broncos

Only one team consistently made championship-caliber plays on Sunday, and it wasn?t New England.


// Many low points from the Mile High City

Takeaways from a wasted opportunity that should have ended with Tom Brady?s seventh trip to the Super Bowl.

//[1].jpg Patriots fire offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

The Lexington native was axed a day after the Patriots were manhandled in the AFC Championship Game.

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Ground Game

ground game

// Kasich?s ?ignore Iowa? strategy rarely works in N.H.

Camping in the Granite State the week of the Iowa Caucuses is rarely rewarded.

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

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Water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Thousands of residents in Michigan have been exposed to toxic amounts of lead, including about 9,000 children.

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.



// Everbridge picked to issue Super Bowl alerts

The Burlington company helped relay important information during the Marathon bombings and Pope Francis?s visit to the US.



// Pope calls on America?s ultimate Catholic anti-celebrity

US Cardinal James Harvey will briefly stand in the spotlight, or at least on the margins of it, when Pope Francis visits the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Home Sweets Home

Interior designer Holly Joe cooks up the love in her sophisticated yet cozy family house in Westwood.