Color line persists, in sickness as in health

Though the issue gets scant attention in this center of world-class medicine, segregation patterns are deeply imbedded in Boston health care. Simply put: If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city?s elite hospitals than if you are white.

?We can begin by halting Ivy League institutions? ?research? on health disparities in communities of color and instead listen to the communities, community health workers, etc. ? Steven Belec?

// That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8

The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to ?The Color of Wealth in Boston.?

Dolphins 27, Patriots 20

Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake forced Tom Brady to throw away a pass late in the fourth quarter.

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Once again, Miami is a house of horrors for Patriots

New England (10-3) lost for the first time in two months, and it will have to wait a week to clinch another AFC East title.

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/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/ Patriots? defense digs itself a huge hole

The Dolphins rushed to take advantage of New England?s lack of energy.


// What was missing made all the difference

Not having Rob Gronkowski or Julian Edelman exposed some painful truths about the offense.


// Sure this was bad, but it really changed nothing

The Patriots should move on to Pittsburgh.


// It?s going to take a few days to forget about this one

On this weird night, the Patriots got beat thoroughly by a team that was ready for them.

Alivia Nixon was excited when she ripped open a present during last year?s Christmas in the City.

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The essence of Christmas

Christmas in the City transforms the convention center into a wonderland. The beneficiaries: an estimated 6,000 homeless children.


// Indispensable and unstoppable, Gloria Negri was at the heart of the Globe

For 53 years, she ranged wide for the newspaper, from ?Fabulous Fenway? to war-torn Saigon. Negri died on Sunday.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9276949q) Justin Holiday and Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls, USA - 11 Dec 2017 Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (R) shoots on Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (L) in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 11 December 2017.


NBA-worst Bulls overwhelm Celtics

Without Kyrie Irving, the Celtics weren?t competitive against a Chicago team that came in with five wins.

// Jimmy Kimmel brings son on stage, again pleads for expanded health care

Kimmel returned to his late-night show one week after young Billy underwent heart surgery.

Trump?s accusers renew their claims

The president?s history of alleged sexual misconduct re-emerged Monday amid the national reckoning over inappropriate behavior.

// ?One of our attorneys is a Jew,? says Roy Moore?s wife

?We have very close friends who are Jewish and rabbis,? Kayla Moore said.

// Prison guards acquitted in death of Bridgewater patient

The guards were acquitted for their role in the 2009 death of Joshua Messier.

// Needles are all over the place near one Roxbury school

Students and teachers at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School are directing their ire at city officials.

Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch (left) and Red Sox chief executive Sam Kennedy toasted over the new deal.

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So long, Bud ? Sam Adams is now official beer of the Red Sox

The deal between the ballclub and Boston Beer Co. runs through the 2025 season.

// After years of delays, BU lab will begin work studying deadly viruses

The 192,000-square-foot high-security biolab has sat mostly empty since its completion in 2008.

// Former employees say WBUR host initiated ?creepy? sex talk

More details emerged Monday about the allegations brought against acclaimed talk-show host Tom Ashbrook.

// 6 women, 1 council: Politicians discuss their historic role

It will be the largest female contingent on the City Council, which four years ago had only seen 10 women elected in more than 100 years.

// Cambridge?s Sanofi Genzyme recalls contaminated gel

The biotech told doctors and pharmacists to return more than 12,000 syringes filled with an injectable arthritis gel.

// Director named for flick on infamous Gardner Museum heist

?Master Thieves? will be based on the book by former Globe reporter Steve Kurkjian.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chad Finn welcomes sportscaster Sean McDonough to reflect on his career.

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Opinion | George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar

// The two-state solution is still a path to peace

There?s no other option: A two-state solution is still necessary.


// Truth and Consequences

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Special reports

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map ? then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world?s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston?s famed orchestra.

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Holiday Arts Preview

// The best of the arts this upcoming holiday season

?Tis the season for music, shows, and productions of all kinds, just in time for the holidays.


// The way over-the-counter drugs are regulated is a mess

Lawmakers are moving to overhaul the way over-the-counter drugs are treated ? and to ensure the FDA can move more nimbly.

Real Estate

In this Cambridge condo, the kitchen is quiet showpiece

In a masterful move, architect Carter Williams of LDa Architecture & Interiors in Cambridge, Massachusetts, transformed the very element her clients wanted to play down ? the kitchen ? into the understated focal point of their home.