An unlikely Boston connection to Israel?s flag

A Brandeis professor has traced the image of the blue Star of David framed by two horizontal stripes to late 19th-century North End.

Fly infestation shuts down Chelsea High School

A fly infestation at Chelsea High School has forced the cancellation of classes for the remainder of the week.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listens as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee November 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Cordray testified before the committee on the topic on

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Yvonne Abraham

From Senator Warren, a regret

?I think I took it too far,? Warren said in an interview about her ?heated? Facebook post blasting the hedge fund manager.

Elizabeth Warren at UMass Boston last month.

Warren gets spot on Armed Services Committee

Senator Elizabeth Warren has landed a high-profile perch on one of the US Senate?s most powerful committees.

The transition to Trump

Donald Trump?s frequent use of Twitter has been a promotional boon for the company.

Tech Lab

Is Trump Twitter?s salvation?

The president-elect certainly has given Twitter relevance. But can Twitter profit from Donald Trump the way he?s profited from Twitter?

Tech CEO's meets with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016 in New York . / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images


Trump tries for positive tone at meeting with tech execs

Donald Trump called the tech executives gathered at Trump Tower ?a truly amazing group of people.?

// Trump adviser shared secrets without permission

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump?s pick for national security adviser, ?inappropriately shared? classified material, though he was never reprimanded.

Eric Fehrnstrom

// Donald Trump is leaving his critics in the dust

Trump?s critics view him as uninformed, but they miss the can-do qualities the American people crave in their president.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's news conference in Washington was reflected on a specialist's screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Some advice for borrowers and investors: Take a deep breath

What does the Fed?s decision mean for those who are about to buy a home, shop for a car, or borrow for college?

Glass pipes for sale inside Fast Eddie's in Allston.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

As pot becomes legal, head shops can drop the smoke screen

Of course it was for marijuana. All of it. And at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday in Massachusetts, these stores can finally end their long public wink.

// Here?s what police might do if you?re stopped with marijuana

What happens if you?re stopped by police and you?ve got marijuana?

// It?s official: Marijuana will be legal at midnight

The Governor?s Council formally certified the results of Question 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Mark Wahlberg?s mother, Elma, and Jessica Kensky?s service dog, Rescue, stood center stage on the red carpet Wednesday night.

?Patriots Day? premiere draws stars, real-life heroes

Some of the real-life Bostonians whose stories are featured in the Boston Marathon movie attended the premiere at the Wang Theater.

Opinion | Nicholas G. Evans

// The alt-right is wrong about Star Wars

The alt-right must be the only people in the galaxy shocked at the parallels between the Nazi Party and the villains in Star Wars.

People in Boston?s Copley Square bundled up late last month.

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Dave Epstein

We are in store for a round of wild weather swings

New England weather is rarely dull in the winter, but even by our standards the next several days will be a roller coaster.

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes during an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in East Rutherford, N.J. Brady-Siemian. It doesn't have the same ring to it as Brady-Manning. Still, Trevor Siemian is providing the Broncos with better numbers than Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler did last year when Denver swept Tom Brady and the Patriots on their way to winning Super Bowl 50.(Winslow Townson/File)


Tom Brady should be prominent in MVP discussion

The Patriots quarterback deserves to be on a short list of candidates despite his four-game suspension that started the season.

? ? ? ½ | Movie Review

// ?La La Land? resurrects the classic movie musical

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in an aching love letter to the classic Hollywood musical.

The first-ever feline-friendly ?cafe? could open in Boston this spring.

Boston is finally getting a cat ?cafe?

The city approved plans for a cat cafe in Brighton, though food will not be prepared at the establishment.

// Yahoo says hackers stole data from 1 billion accounts

The company says it?s a different breach from the one it disclosed in September, when 500 million accounts were exposed.

Special reports

special report

Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die ? except one

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


// Mass. should compensate those wrongfully convicted

The process for receiving compensation is lengthy and confrontational, and not everyone is eligible, like those who pleaded guilty because of bad legal advice.

Life sciences

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


The Desperate and the Dead | Part 7

// The San Antonio solution

How one Texas city took on mental health as a community and became a national model.

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.


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Google's self-driving car project gets a new name

The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years