Christmas arrives, and a church is born in Natick

Christmas Eve was the first official service for the Common Street Community Church, which had held eight weeks of informal gatherings.

Light snow for Christmas, but bigger storm on way

Forecasters said today’s snow would only bring a dusting to the Boston area, but a new storm will begin late Wednesday.

Mary Ann Milano-Picardi and Joe Milano, co-owners of Ye Olde Union Oyster House in Boston, presented William Connolly with a $5,000 check for Globe Santa.

Globe Santa

Globe Santa, friends bring joy to many

This year, 49,147 children across 189 Mass. cities and towns will open Christmas gifts from Globe Santa, thanks to thousands of heartfelt donations.

Kevin Cullen

// Family looking for a place to stay

The Christmas story is essentially about a road trip, about a family finding themselves with no place to stay. That’s where the Moldenhauers are right now.

Robbie Parker carried his daughter, Madeline, 4, following funeral services for his 6-year old daughter Emilie Parker, a victim in the Newtown shootings.


The crucial act of forgiveness

Christmas marks the birth of Jesus, who taught the importance of forgiveness for us — and each other. But the roots of forgiveness are universal.

Jack Klugman (right) won two Emmys for his role in “The Odd Couple,’’ where he played opposite his friend Tony Randall.


Jack Klugman, star of ‘Odd Couple,’ dies at 90

Klugman, the craggy-faced actor and who was loved by millions as the messy one in “The Odd Couple,” died Monday.

Movie Review

Epic ‘Les Misérables’ runs out of steam

After 2 1/2 hours, the movie becomes a bowl of trail mix — you’re picking out the nuts you don’t like.

Movie Review

‘Parental Guidance’ is a family movie — sort of

The combination of Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, and Marisa Tomei makes a bad family movie less terrible

Christoph Waltz (left) and Jamie Foxx in “Django Unchained,” written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Movie Review

Tarantino blows up the spaghetti western in ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino’s clear-eyed and completely out of its mind exploitation western refuses to cheapen the atrocity of its subject.

Greg Reynolds served with the Army in Iraq but lost his arm in a horrific motorcycle accident in Swansea that left him suicidal.

‘Wounded Warrior’ soldiers on, touching lives

Army veteran Greg Reynolds lost his arm in a horrific motorcycle accident. Now he inspires other wounded veterans by playing softball with the Wounded Warriors.

Romario Accime and Jill Medvedow received an award on behalf of the ICA from Michelle Obama at the White House.

Student travels a rough road to White House

The story of 18-year-old Romario Accime is about poverty and chance, and it involves a public school that wouldn’t let him sink, and a rarefied museum.