Northeastern planning new dorm for 800 students

The building would be located on Burke Street in Roxbury.

// Top Republicans don?t rule out backing Trump

Few Republicans appear ready to swear off supporting Donald Trump in a general election.

Mother, daughter charged in Merrimack River hoax

According to police, the women reported that they saw a man throw a baby into the river at about 7:30 p.m.

Pope Francis waved from the balcony of St Peter?s basilica during the traditional ?Urbi et Orbi? Christmas message.



In Christmas message, Pope Francis urges peace

He called for peace in a series of global hotspots and denounced ?brutal acts of terrorism? in 2015.

What?s open, closed on Christmas

What?s open, closed on Christmas.

opinion | Anthony D. Galluccio

// Uber is getting a free ride

We have to level the playing field before the taxi industry is decimated.

Amid abuse claims, new rules for student restraint

New statewide regulations will limit how children can be physically restrained in Massachusetts public schools.

Snow blanketed Easton, Maine, 400 miles north of Boston, on Wednesday.

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Looking for snow? Try Caribou, Maine.

Heading away from balmy Boston in a determined search for a white Christmas? Don?t bother looking in the Berkshires, or even Buffalo.

Blotter Tales

// Local man celebrates birthday ? in birthday suit

People find themselves trapped in the oddest places, and other tales from police logs.

It was short pants and long lines at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy on Thursday as the morning fog shrouded the Boston skyline.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Golf on Christmas Eve? Yes.

It was easier to find an open golf course than a ski trail in Massachusetts on Christmas Eve because no ski resorts were open Thursday.

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// Donors deliver joy to 35,000

Globe Santa helped bring smiles to some 20,000 homes across Eastern Massachusetts.

// Surgery marks a turning point for infant?s first Christmas

Two days before Christmas, five-month-old Oliver Huffman had a surgery that should allow him to feed for the first time.

// A Christmas quiz: Match the letters to the landmark

Can you guess which Boston locations these letters come from?

// Sunny San Diego was a hotbed of hockey talent for local colleges

Harvard?s Tyler Moy, BC?s Thatcher Demko, and BU?s Nik Olsson all sprang from the same area.

// Brockton?s Peter R. Marciano, a nephew of the boxing great, dies at 48

He built his own legend as an athletic star and civic leader in his hometown.

Laurie Pant, center, of Burlington, and other members of the Tremble Clefs performed at the Back Bay Chorale's Christmas concert on Sunday.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Voices, spirits lift in face of Parkinson?s steady toll

The Tremble Clefs sing to fight the voice-dampening effects of an incurable disease.

Sarah Rodman

The most overlooked albums of 2016

Critic Sarah Rodman picks five of the year?s most overlooked albums, including releases by Erykah Badu, Shawn Colvin, and Jesse Malin.

Movie Review

// In ?Carol,? standout performers include the director

Unfolding in a haze of romantic and sexual tension, Todd Haynes?s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith?s 1952 novel is about loving someone you?re not supposed to.

Movie Review

// Lawrence is driven to succeed in ?Joy?

The story of Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), a single-mom inventor who rose to success via home-shopping cable TV.

Thing Tank

// From ?Fallout 4? fallout to Obama and Seinfeld

From ?Fallout 4? fallout to Obama and Seinfeld, a review of the week online.

Love Letters

// Single on Christmas

How does a 38-year-old survive being alone during the holidays and start fresh in the coming New Year?

Ground Game

ground game

// Things are not going well for the Carson campaign

After several confounding statements on foreign policy and then fighting claims he made about his own life for weeks, Ben Carson?s poll numbers have tanked.

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//[1] Donate to Globe Santa

Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

 A Lebanese woman wearing a Santa Claus costume sings during a Christmas event, in downtown Beirut on Dec. 19. (Hussein Malla/Associated Press)

Hussein Malla/Associated Press

The Big picture

Santas everywhere

They come in all shapes and sizes, donning the iconic red suit and hat that symbolize modern-day Christmas.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.