Bristol Sheriff offers inmates to build Trump?s Mexico wall

?I can think of no other project that would have such a positive impact on our inmates and our country than building this wall,? Thomas Hodgson said.

An isolation room in the emergency wing of the MetroHealth Brecksville Health and Surgery Center. Dustin Franz for STAT

Dustin Franz for STAT

Mass. mentally ill wait longer in ER, study says

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.

// 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.

// Fed sees faster economic growth under Trump, but not a boom

Federal Reserve officials see little chance of the boom Trump has promised, according to an account of the Fed?s most recent meeting in mid-December.

// Hopefuls emerge for Roxbury, South Boston council seats

The early speculations are coming as councilors are fund-raising and campaigning for this year?s election.

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)

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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.

// 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.

// Officials call for Pilgrim Power Plant hearing

The call for a meeting comes amid the ongoing NRC review of operations at the plant, which the agency has classified as having a poor safety record.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Eugene by UZER, a device that can help to improve home trash recycling, then shop online for replenishment with mobile app, track daily consumption and get reward and save money, is seen during a press event for CES 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 5-8 and is expected to feature 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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At CES, the weird takes center stage

Every year, CES presents hundreds of clever new products, but also serves up digital oddities that look like something Ron Popeil would advertise on late-night TV.

Shirley Leung

// Tower project might cast shadow on Boston development

The state?s shadow laws ? and whether one developer deserves an exemption ? will almost certainly be a hot topic at a public meeting Thursday.

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.


// Meet a Tufts doctor who aims to make drugs safer for newborns

Dr. Jonathan Davis is running trials to test drugs for the youngest of patients.

TV Critic?s Corner

// ?The Affair? is faltering

With Irene Jacob, Brendan Fraser, and a fragmented plot, the Showtime series has gone off track.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in a scene from the HBO documentary ?Bright Lights.?

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Television Review

HBO?s ?Bright Lights? a lovely elegy to Fisher and Reynolds

?Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,? premiering Saturday on HBO, captures mother and daughter as teasing, loving friends.

// 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-12/18/2009- Bruins legend Bobby Orr (left)helps another Bruins legend Milt Schmidt off the ice with help from another Bruins legend Terry O'Reilly for the First Skate at Fenway Park . As part of the Winter Classic, the Boston Bruins Legends took to the ice.. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro) Library Tag 12192009 Sports

Bruins share memories and tributes for Milt Schmidt

?He was like a big brother to me,? said former Bruins star John Bucyk.

// 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.

Love Letters

// Crush on a married friend

She has a crush on him, he?s married, and they?ve been friends for seven years. Should she attempt to be distant with just him or try to ignore her feelings?

A Macy's department store in New York.

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.


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// 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

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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.