Opioids? hold on parents takes toll on kids

Tamara Bruace and Jacob Davis.

A mother and father are accused of driving from Vt. to Mass. to buy the drugs, then using them and passing out with their children in the vehicle.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/160419_KDB_METERS_008.jpg Parking rates to jump in Boston?s hot spots

The rates are set to increase Jan. 3, with drivers paying $3.75 per hour to park in the Back Bay and eventually up to $4 per hour in the Seaport.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/WALKER_112916_26selfcar_8919.jpg Note to self-driving cars: Rage will take you far in Boston

How tough are Boston drivers? Let?s just say that even our automated cars will need some attitude.

Foxborough, MA - 11-13-16 - Rob Gronkowski was injured as he took a big hit from Earl Thomas (left) during second quarter action at Gillette Stadium. Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)


Gronkowski?s injury a big hit for Patriots? chances

This latest injury only fuels the popular narrative that Rob Gronkowski is brittle, fragile, and not dependable.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/11202009_20foreclosure_photo1-7425657.jpg A recession is coming, and we?re not prepared

Not once in the full sweep of history has the United States gone more than 10 years without a recession.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rich%20keefe-10485.jpg WEEI adds Rich Keefe to afternoon program

Keefe will jump from 98.5 the Sports Hub to its rival as the third man on the ?Dale and Holley? show.

A woman dropped four rings into a red kettle in Northridge on Monday.

The Salvation Army

In an engaging trend, rings are landing in Salvation Army kettles

In what has become a Christmas tradition, people have once again dropped wedding rings and engagement rings into the organization?s kettles.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bear1-11609-kMf--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Amazingly photogenic bear caught on Wesford camera

Joy Calla caught the bear destroying bird feeders early Wednesday morning on camera.

Hingham police sergeant guilty of filing false insurance claim

Kris Phillips, 53, was found guilty of misleading a police investigation and falsely claiming a job injury.

The transition to Trump

Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President-elect Donald Trump, spoke with reporters as he arrived at Trump Tower on Tuesday.

Evan Vucci/Associated Press

Ground Game

2016 Presidential campaign managers tell all

Lead campaign strategists gathered at Harvard this week to formally debrief on the most unpredictable race in US history.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/fa5e8619a1c7493a91b95c7cdb72da52-fa5e8619a1c7493a91b95c7cdb72da52-0.jpg Shouting match erupts between Clinton, Trump aides at Harvard

The lingering emotions of the 2016 campaign erupted as top Hillary Clinton strategists accused their GOP counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/realestate-11691.jpg Will Trump affect Boston?s real estate market?

President-elect Donald Trump seems unlikely to change one piece of global trade that is helping to substantially remake Boston: overseas investment in US real estate.

President-elect Donald Trump spoke during a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday.

Trump calls defense pick ?the closest thing we have to General George Patton?

During a Thursday rally in Ohio, President-elect Donald Trump said he will nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to be his defense secretary.

special report

The Power of Will

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby?s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn?t accept death as the answer.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/300-2623.jpg Boston considers changing school start times to save on busing costs

The shift could create havoc for many families who picked a school based on a start time that accommodates the work schedules of parents.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker-11659.jpg ?Hamilton? actor with local roots embraces its spirit of outspokenness

Nick Walker was in the room where it happened, a little bit of history unfolding right there on stage.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Holiday%20Pops%20(Stu%20Rosner).JPG The Weekender: Murder mysteries, folk histories, and Holiday Pops

Michael Andor Brodeur?s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_boscar4_spts.jpg Bruins defeat Hurricanes in shootout

Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in the shootout.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg The Desperate and the Dead: The ?new asylums?

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the ?new asylums.?

The story behind 'Spotlight'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.

The Big Picture

 Shirley Cuevas got a hug at the Culinary Arts Training Program graduation at the Salvation Army Boston KROC Center. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

The Big picture

Globe photos of the month, November 2016

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month.


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Slow down! Boston speed limit change takes effect in Jan.

The City Council on Wednesday finalized a measure to reduce Boston?s default speed limit from 30 to 25 mph on Jan. 9. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who had pushed for the change, called the measure an important step toward reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities on the city?s roads. Boston has set a goal [?]