Part three: Hospitals

Color line persists, in sickness as in health

Shirley Coffey felt she was kept waiting longer than white patients in the Brigham and Women?s Hospital emergency room decades ago. The hospital said it?s confident patients are treated equally today.

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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.

?Single payer health care. Everyone should have basic insurance accepted at all institutions. You can?t even attempt to deal with racism/inequality if you can?t even get your foot in the door.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin joins guest host Joe Sullivan to unpack the Patriots? 27-20 loss to the Dolphins Monday.

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Daisy Ridley as Rey in ?Star Wars: The Last Jedi.?

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka (43) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Patriots sign wide receiver Kenny Britt

The ninth-year pro had 1,000 yards receiving last year, but struggled this season and was released by the Browns.

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It takes courage to ask Globe Santa for help

Asking for help can be a very difficult task, especially when you?d rather be the one giving than receiving.

Dave Epstein

// A slushy mess is in store for southern New England

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

Rosenthal and the group he helped found, Stop Handgun Violence, lost the rights to the 252-foot-long billboard overlooking the Mass. Pike in 2015.

Talking Points

Developer plots next move for big gun-control billboard

John Rosenthal has always wanted to reestablish a big gun control sign on Fenway Center.

Toys R Us?s layaway program makes gifts more affordable by allowing customers to pay for their purchases in intervals as opposed to all at once at the register.

?Layaway angel? pays for Christmas gift orders at Leominster toy store

A ?layaway angel? paid off thousands of dollars of gift orders at a Toys R Us in Leominster Saturday, making the holiday season a little more joyful for about 35 local families.

Workers sue McCormick & Schmick?s, alleging 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.

// 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 attended a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

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

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

Renée Graham

// The #MeToo movement is knocking on Donald Trump?s front door

Trump?s accusers are seizing this electrified moment of broken silences and truths revealed.


// President Trump said to be ?disappointed? that Tom Brady has distanced himself

The president and the Patriots QB were buddies but things have cooled off lately.

// Who the heck is Doug Jones, anyway? Five things to know about the guy running against Roy Moore

So who is the Democratic candidate vying for the seat in deeply conservative Alabama? Here?s a quick rundown of what you should know.


// Three things that could decide Alabama?s Senate election

Who is going to win ? Roy Moore, or Doug Jones? Even hours before the polls close, it?s still viewed as a toss up.

// A celebration 50 years (or more) after ?I Do?

At least 60 couples attended the 39th annual Elderly Commission Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration.

// Despite penalties, sororities will continue to recruit Harvard women

The sororities said they are being unfairly punished for the transgressions of their male-only counterparts.

// Puerto Rico?s governor denounces US tax bill as devastating to island?s recovery

Bills in the House and Senate treat Puerto Rico as a foreign jurisdiction. As a result, its exports to the mainland would face major new taxes, Ricardo Rosselló said.

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The GOP tax cut oasis is a mirage.


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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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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.