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.

Tamara Bruace and Jacob Davis.

Opioids? hold on parents takes toll on kids

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.

The transition to Trump

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.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump-Pence campaign manager, left, sits with Robby Mook, Clinton-Kaine campaign manager, prior to a forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


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.

// 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.

scott kirsner | Innovation Economy

// Tackling startups? diversity problem

Accelerate Boston and Smarter in the City focus on finding and cultivating minority-founded companies.

shirley leung

// Peace on the Boston waterfront? Not this year

After extending an olive branch in September, the New England Aquarium is back to waging a war with developer Don Chiofaro.

// Conservative group watchlist includes Harvard Law, BU professor

The ?Professor Watchlist,? a project launched by Turning Point USA, lists those who allegedly ?advance leftist propaganda.?

Body of decapitated teen found on Merrimack River bank

Police have recovered the head, a DA spokeswoman said.

Hal Mayorth for The Boston Globe

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.


// Out-of-work veteran asks for holiday presents for his two kids

A veteran who had to quit his job due to war injuries asks Globe Santa for help with gifts for his kids.

// 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.

// The tax-free wonders of the Cayman Islands

What I really wanted to do was swim with stingrays.

// Domino mag puts out new home-design book, just in time for the holidays. You?re welcome.

Devoted fans of Domino magazine ? as well as design novices ? will devour the just-released book, ?Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home.?

Ty Burr

// An offer you can?t refuse: Francis Ford Coppola?s ???The Godfather? Notebook?

The record of a director thinking his way around and through a source novel and toward a great work, it is a delicious dive into film history.

Brandon Dixon, who plays the role of Vice President Aaron Burr, stepped forward during the curtain call Nov. 18 and read a prepared statement from the ?Hamilton? cast to Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Hamilton LLC via Associated Press

Adrian Walker

?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.

tech nomad

// For tech, tiny is huge right now

We?ve seen the future, and it?s really small. Tiny computers, cameras, and drones are coming to a pocket near you.

// Answers to your most pressing ?Rogue One? questions

We?re now just a couple of weeks away from the opening of ?Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,? and still, as it should be, more unknowns than answers remain.

// The Weekender: Murder mysteries, folk histories, and Holiday Pops

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


// 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.


//[1].jpg Bruins defeat Hurricanes in shootout

Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in the shootout.

Love Letters

// He went silent for a week

When I told him that I again felt like I didn?t want to keep doing this unless it was going somewhere, he was completely silent.

Special reports

special report

A boy?s fight against cancer, a family?s indefensible hope to save him

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.

Opinion & Ideas

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

// John Kerry isn?t going quietly into the night

After John Kerry steps down as secretary of state, he does not intend to remain mum about the many issues he?s worked on.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

Special reports

// 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'

// 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 [?]