Boston might get to 20 degrees today and light snow is possible

Boston-12/28/2017 The Boston area is in the midst of frigid weather, as this woman has all that the sign has to offer at the store, as she walks along, of all places, Winter Street in Downtown Crossing. John Tlumacki/Globe staff (metro)

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The wind chill will make the temperature feel colder than it is. Meanwhile, the Boston area may see up to an inch of snow.

The cold didn't keep kids from taking a ski lesson in 5-degree temperatures at 9:30 Friday morning at the Blue Hills Ski area.

David Epstein

Breaking down the New Year?s weekend weather forecast

The arctic cold is going to continue for the foreseeable future, with a possible break sometime during the second week of January.

// Three taverns say they?re Boston?s oldest. So what?s the real story?

Three establishments each have their own spin on being the oldest bar in Boston. But in a city meticulous about its history, the truth is hard to come by.

// Workplace bullying remains in the shadows

As workplaces of every imaginable kind are rocked in the national reckoning over abuses of sex and power, some say another, related issue waits in the shadows.

// Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner?s daughter dies at 27

The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner has died after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

// Summoned by a prank call, Kansas police kill a man at his front door

Police officers raced to the scene and surrounded the house. A man emerged and the police commanded him to put his hands up. Moments later, an officer fired a deadly shot.

// White House fires all HIV/AIDS advisory council members

The council has advised the White House on HIV/AIDS policies since its founding in 1995.

// Mar-a-Lago gives Trump a respite - and his staff a headache

To the chagrin of many aides, Mar-a-Lago is also the place where President Trump is often his most unrestrained and unfettered.

Deb Samuels is leaving Crossroads, the Duxbury nonprofit that runs residential camps for inner-city kids, after many years as president.

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Long-time leader of Crossroads program for city kids is leaving

Deb Samuels says kids open themselves to novel experiences when placed in new surroundings.

// Record cold doesn?t mean ice is safe, officials warn

Despite the record cold, authorities across New England are warning people to think twice before venturing onto the ice.

Foxborough MA 12/24/17 New England Patriots Tom Brady on the field before they play the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic reporter:

Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff


Is there something wrong with Tom Brady?

In four games in December, Brady has more interceptions than touchdowns (5-4) and a passer rating of 81.5.

//[1].jpg Number of Boston teen homicides doubles in 2017

During a year in which violent crime overall fell by 7 percent and the number of homicides remained mostly stable, the death toll among some of the city?s youngest residents is alarming.

spotlight follow-up

11 takeaways from this month?s Spotlight series on race in Boston

The Spotlight Team recently took on one of the hardest questions facing this city: Does Boston deserve its racist reputation?

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, looks on as President Donald Trump holds a meeting at the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2017. A focus on nuclear deterrence against North Korea would fall short of Trump?s promises to finally ?solve? the problem with the country. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

What I got wrong in 2017

Every year I look back on the past 12 months and offer a mea culpa for all the things I got wrong.

Steven Rose from Ice Effects worked on a shark that is part of a nautical themed piece of ice work to be on display in Boston for First Night 2017.

Everything you need to know about First Night festivities

There?s a lot to see and do at this year?s celebration, which is free and open to all. Here are some key things to know if you plan to go.

Steve Harvey will host ?New Year?s Eve With Steve Harvey? on Fox.

TV Critic?s Corner

Ways to watch 2018 arrive

New Year?s Eve broadcasts for however you party.

Boston, MA -- 12/27/2017 - Gabi Wasserman, of Arizona, (L) and Floralie Adam, of Quebec, didn't let the cold weather deter them from dancing West Coast Swing to the music playing for the ice skaters on the Frog Pond. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

New Year?s Eve skating show at Boston Common?s Frog Pond nixed because of the cold

The bitter cold has prompted the cancellation of a New Year?s Eve skating show at the Boston Common Frog Pond.

The can?t-miss neon yellow T-shirt and backpack cover double as moving road signs. Printed on the back, in bold type with reflective lettering, is the warning:?[Cyclists] May Use Full Lane, Change Lanes to Pass.?

Respect My Lane LLC

Can a $24 T-shirt make Boston cyclists safer?

Harvard Business School student Michael Algra wants two-wheeled commuters to wear a warning on their backs ? literally.

// How Dr. Phil?s recovery venture trades on his show?s clout

One Florida facility that Dr. Phil endorsed on his show as one of the best in the nation has a troubled owner and has had scores of teens go missing in the past two years.

Ty Burr

// Ty Burr?s top 10 movies of 2017

The best movies of the year managed to keep audiences rapt while pulling the rug out from under their expectations and assumptions.

Dinner With Cupid

// They met before Cupid set them up. But only one of them remembers it.

Will their history be too awkward to overcome, or is it a good sign of preexisting attraction?

Miss Conduct

// Should I ask my baby-sitting client for the money she owes?

I was (probably accidentally) underpaid, and what?s bugging me isn?t the amount ? it?s the principle.

Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton, 77, acclaimed author of alphabetical detective series

With the publication of her latest book, Ms. Grafton?s alphabetical series had reached ?Y Is for Yesterday.?

// The Season Ticket podcast

NFL reporter Ben Volin joins host Chris Gasper to dive into the major storylines ahead of the last Patriots game of the regular season.

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// UMass takes on the challenging online market

The University of Massachusetts has hired a CEO for its online programming ? the challenge will be to turn a promising idea into much-needed revenue.


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//[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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A study of 30 clinics paints a dismal and worrisome picture of this unregulated industry.

Real Estate

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