Mentally ill patients wait up to 21 hours on average in ER

Patients idle for hours ? and even days ? waiting for treatment, while patients with medical problems rarely experience these holdups, a study found.

The transition to Trump

Democrats from both the House and Senate held a news conference after a meeting with President Barack Obama.

Democrats say GOP will ?make America sick again?

As Republicans prepare to repeal the health care law known as Obamacare, Democrats appeared to almost relish the upcoming battle.

Bristol sheriff offers Trump inmates to build Mexico wall

Bristol County?s sheriff said county inmates will be available to help build Donald Trump?s border wall with Mexico.

Bernie Sanders uses giant Trump tweet poster in Senate floor speech

Sanders used the 2015 tweet from Donald Trump as an example of how the Vermont senator believes the president-elect was, well, right.

Ground Game

// Trump now enjoying a political honeymoon

Donald Trump posted three small victories this week that demonstrated what might be his newfound power.

Methuen, MA - 01/02/2017- Methuen Lt. Michael Pappalardo speaks to members of the media about an infant that was exposed to fentanyl during a news conference at police headquarters in Methuen, MA on January 2, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

A baby overdosed on fentanyl. Was it accident or crime?

Methuen police are trying to determine who, if anyone, poisoned a 10-month-old girl with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

Yvonne Abraham

// Lo and behold, higher Boston meter rates are already opening up spots

Make street parking more expensive, the theory goes, and people will be less likely to use on-street spots for longer than they should.

// Concord firefighters battle blaze at ?home away from home?

When the alarms sounded early Wednesday morning, the three firefighters on duty didn?t have far to go: Their own fire station was ablaze.

//[1].jpg Drivers who stop in bike lanes could be fined $50 under new Mass. bill

The measure is in part a response to the increasing use of bicycles for exercise and to commute.

Falmouth, MA - 1/04/2017 - Falmouth head coach Paul Moore behind the bench. The Falmouth High boys' hockey team plays its first game since a car accident claimed the lives of players Owen Higgins and James Lavin. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: David Souza, Topic: 05falmouth, LOID: 8.3.1191073667.


Falmouth hockey team plays first game since deaths of two players

Two Falmouth hockey players died just days before Christmas. On Wednesday, the team played its first game without them.

Boston, MA 10/14/2013 (first period) Milt Schmidt former Boston Bruins player and general manager waves to the crowd before the ceremonial puck drop against the Detroit Red Wings at the TD Garden on Sunday October 14, 2013. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Bruins-Red Wings Reporter: Amalie Benjamin

Bruins great Milt Schmidt dies at 98

The Hall of Famer played on two Stanley Cup championship teams and helped bring two others to Boston in the ?70s.

// Letter from Tom Brady offers comfort to heartbroken family

Brady wrote to the Riley family of San Mateo, Calif., when their son Calvin, 20, was shot and killed last summer.

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) yells after scoring a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. The Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 113-103. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Jae Crowder was off the mark with this shot

The Celtics forward?s shooting percentage is up, but he misfired in criticism aimed at the fans.

Janelle Monae (as Mary Jackson) and Olek Krupa (as NASA mission specialist Karl Zielinski) in ?Hidden Figures.?

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Movie Review

?Hidden Figures? is a crowd-pleaser with math appeal

The new film tells the little-known story of an unheralded group of African-American women who crunched numbers for NASA in the early 1960s.

// Days after split, NBC Boston and WHDH angle for viewers? affections

NBC?s divorce from WHDH Channel 7 is only a few days old, but the competition for Boston?s affection is already underway.

The Freeport Tavern is one of several businesses along Morrissey Boulevard owned by one family. The others include a Ramada Inn, a Comfort Inn, a bowling alley, and the Phillips Candy House chocolate shop.

Dorchester to lose another iconic restaurant

Add the Freeport Tavern to the list of Dorchester restaurants yielding to changes in Boston?s biggest neighborhood.

// First self-driving car hits the road in Boston

The test drive, in an industrial park in South Boston, was the first part in what may be more self-driving activity in the state.

Talking Points: Time zones in Legislature?s hands, Mass. economic forecast, and more

Spring forward, fall back. It?s a useful mnemonic, but will we need it for much longer? Plus more of the most important business news of the day.

// Macy?s is closing stores nationwide, including two in Massachusetts

Macy?s is eliminating more than 10,000 jobs and will close 68 stores after a disappointing holiday shopping season.

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers shows his trademark

A brief history of the dab

Most online sensations live hard and die fast. So why has the dab endured?


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Opinion & Ideas


// America?s ill-informed electorate

Reams have been written about the media?s failures in covering election 2016. But what of the voters? shortcomings?

Special reports

special report

Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die ? except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby?s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn?t accept death as the answer.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

One Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model. Why can?t Mass. do the same?

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.

The Big Picture

Boston, MA -- 12/5/2016 - Luis Navarro, 19, a student at Boston Day and Evening Academy (L) and Erik Lazo a student at Snowden International chant together as Boston High School students walkout to protest the election of Donald Trump. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 06walkoutpic Reporter:

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month, December 2016

Take a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.

Ground Game

Ground Game

// With Carrier, Trump exposes rift between unions and leaders

Somehow Donald Trump, who claims a net worth of $10 billion, was standing up for the little guy, against their own union boss.

Design New England

Design New England

// A Gardener?s Garden

The lush landscape around Andrew Grossman?s home and studio is a showcase of possibilities.


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