TD Garden guard battered homeless man, police say

Boston-01/14/2017- Michael Hathaway, 52, is homeless, and was beaten on December 22, by an Allied Security officer at TD Garden as MBTA Police stood by and did nothing. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(metro)

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Interviews suggest the alleged attack was part of a pattern of alleged abuse carried out by TD Garden?s security guards, who are hired by contractor Allied Universal.

//[1].jpg Walgreens to pay $200k settlement for lapses with opioids

The investigation found that some Walgreens pharmacies were lax in dispensing opioids while the state has faced unprecented numbers of opioid overdoses.

Local politics

Congressman Stephen Lynch (left) will face a challenge by Brianna Wu (right) for his US House of Representatives seat.

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Brianna Wu intends to run against Stephen Lynch in 2018

He might have just been sworn in, but Congressman Stephen Lynch already has a fight on his hands for 2018.

// Walsh?s universal pre-K plan faces hurdles

The mayor?s pursuit of pre-K for all dates back to his first run for mayor in 2013, when he floated the idea of selling City Hall to pay for the initiative.


// Commonwealth?s confounding clutter of commissions

There are nearly 700 state commissions and boards in Massachusetts. That?s too many.


Norfolk man, 71, allegedly tried to kill ex-wife with axe before setting fire to her house

?He just set my house on fire,? the woman shouted to a 911 dispatcher. ? ... I?m outside and I?m afraid he?s gonna kill me!?

Amherst College students began working after the election as part of a national movement of college students urging campuses to do more to protect undocumented students.

Amherst College chapel a refuge for immigrants

On the eve of Donald Trump?s inauguration, religious leaders will consecrate the campus chapel as a symbol of solidarity with illegal immigrants.

Like a TV legal drama, law partners fight? over databases

A closely-watched suit may establish case law on the legal and ethical parameters for leaving a law firm in the digital age.

// At least 30 people missing after avalanche buries Italian hotel

Italian media said that the avalanche covered the three-story hotel in the central region of Abruzzo on Wednesday.

The transition: Obama to Trump

A transition like no other

The stretch between Donald Trump?s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

// For many in Mass., Trump?s big day is no celebration

?It almost feels like a national day of mourning, at least here in this state, in this Commonwealth.?

// Tom Price vows health coverage won?t be stripped

?Nobody is interested in pulling the rug out from under anybody,? declared Donald Trump?s choice for health secretary.

FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue smiles as he waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. A person familiar with the decision says President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump chooses Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary

Perdue made Georgia history in 2002 when he became the first Republican elected governor since the aftermath of the Civil War.


President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Yvonne Abraham

Notes from the critics

My correspondents have boundless faith in Donald Trump. On the eve of the day they longed for, it seems fitting to have some of them speak directly to you, too.

ON, which stands for ?Old/ New,? from GPinto is the first plug-and-play turntable, capable of managing all kind of audio sources, analog and digital. The turntable is designed for vinyl records, but it also has USB and Bluetooth support for digital music files.

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And now, a second act for film and vinyl

Consumers are increasingly willing to put up with the messy imperfections of analog media over the cool precision of digital.


Woburn, MA - January 13, 2017: Donna Robbins poses for a portrait on the Aberjona Nature Trail along the Aberjona River near Well G in Woburn, MA on January 13, 2017. Well G and others were contaminated due to toxic dumping by several nearby companies. (Robbins was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark Woburn water pollution lawsuit in the early 1980s that was chronicled in the book and movie A Civil Action. Her son Carl Robbins III (better known as Robbie) died aged 9 of leukemia. He was among several children in the area who became ill or died of leukemia allegedly tied to the contamination of the water supply due to toxic dumping by several nearby companies. ) (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: Lifestyle reporter:

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New development transforms a symbol of Woburn?s painful past

For many, development of the former W.R. Grace property will finally transform the last of what has long been considered Woburn?s symbolic black eye.

Baseball Hall of Fame

Chad Finn

// The voters got it right, and other Hall of Fame voting thoughts

The election of Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez made for a great day for baseball.


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Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// A president who looked like me

President Obama spoke of hope, but hope is an ephemeral concept for African-Americans.

Special reports

// As Obama departs, black youth question place in Trump?s America

Black youth in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Boston are confronting the paradox of President Obama?s historic ascension and the start of the Donald Trump era.

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.

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The media was briefed on the fighting in Syria by the Russian military.

Russia, Turkey conduct joint airstrikes on IS in Syria

The Russian military said Wednesday it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint airstrikes, coordinated with Damascus, against an Islamic State group?s stronghold in northern Syria. It is the first acknowledgement of Russian cooperation in support of Turkey?s offensive in the area.