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. 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?

12/07/2017 BOSTON, MA Temporary dome/igloos are heated for guests at the Lookout Rooftop and Bar in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Drink in the holidays at these festive winter pop-up bars

If you want to get into the holiday spirit, sometimes a cocktail helps. Quench your thirst at a handful of Christmas and winter-themed bars around town.

// 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.

// 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.

// Scientists find tick trapped in amber that was attached to a dinosaur

In shades of the discovery that led to cloned dinosaurs in ?Jurassic Park,? scientists have found the first direct fossil evidence of ticks attaching to dinosaurs.

The Hood dairy property in Charlestown in 1981.

Globe File Photo ? 1981

Bottle of the bands: Concert venue considered for old Hood property

The 4,000 seat concert venue would be nearly as big as Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

// Once again, Miami is a house of horrors for Patriots

The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak and dropped the Patriots to 10-3 with Sunday?s big AFC showdown looming in Pittsburgh.

Tara Sullivan

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/ The Patriots seemed untrappable. Then they got trapped

The Patriots defense dug itself into a hole it could never climb out of in a loss to the Dolphins on Monday.


// Sure this was a bad Patriots loss, but it really changed nothing

The Patriots should move on to Pittsburgh.

// San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at age 65

Mayor Ed Lee oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in the city. He was not known to be ill.


// 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.

Philanthropist funded trip for oversight officials

Amos Hostetter paid for two officials to join a group traveling to Europe at the same time their agency was reviewing a waterfront hotel project he was fighting to stop.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Elizabeth Warren slams Trump for trying to ?slut-shame? Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand called President Trump?s assertion that she would ?do anything? for campaign cash a ?sexist smear.?

The bar at McCormick & Shmick?s.

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Kitchen workers sue McCormick & Schmick?s for sexual harassment

The women allege that they were subjected to lewd comments and groping by male employees, including the executive chef, at the Faneuil Hall restaurant in Boston.

// Is the tide turning on workplace harassment?

More action is being taken to protect women, change company culture, and enforce laws.

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

With residents heading to the polls today, Kayla Moore defended her husband against accusations of bigotry, saying ?we have very close friends who are Jewish and rabbis.?

// Baker assails auditor?s scathing DCF report

Governor Baker, angered by a report that painted the department as rife with dysfunction, dispatched a defense of the agency to its workers.


// Mass. tops new ranking of healthiest US states

The report ranked states on 35 factors that impact health, from vaccination levels and infant mortality rates to environmental pollution and poverty levels.

 Areas well inland and across northern New England will see accumulating snow Tuesday.

Dave Epstein

A slushy mess is in store for southern New England

And then on Tuesday night, we?ll start to experience the coldest air of the season so far.

// The Season Ticket podcast

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

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Opinion & Ideas

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

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

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.


// Which are the most and least healthy states? The disparities are stark

Massachusetts is the healthiest state in which to live this year, according to new rankings.

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.