Starts & Stops

MassDOT loses chance to save nearly $70m

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?It?s unfortunate that things didn?t line up perfectly,? said the chief financial officer of MassDOT.

// Charting project reveals Charles River?s depths

The first survey of the river in 16 years found intriguing traces of its past ? and concerns about its future.

Boston-12/17/2016- The first significant snow blanketed the region, as people came out to enjoy the snow in the Boston Public garden. JohnTlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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Rain is expected after snow, with freezing later

About 4. 5 inches of snow fell in Boston, and roads could become icy this evening, forecasters said.

// China says it will return US Navy drone that it seized

The United States had demanded the underwater drone be returned, and the incident triggered a diplomatic row.

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, Dr. Henry Heimlich holds his memoir prior to being interviewed at his home in Cincinnati. Heimlich, the surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims has died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was 96. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Henry Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96

The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.

The transition to Trump

// FBI agrees with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win

The revelations could put to rest suggestions that the CIA and the FBI weren?t on the same page.

Republican congressman Tom Price will be nominated as health and human services secretary.

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Yvonne Abraham

It is time to fight to maintain choice

When it comes to choice, women in Massachusetts will not be dragged back into the last century. If only those in other states were as fortunate.


// Mile High is Tom Brady?s House of Horrors

Brady is 2-7 in Denver (and one of those was against the Tim Tebow Broncos).

New England Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones (24) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Cyrus Jones isn?t going anywhere

The rookie has not performed well on special teams or at cornerback, but the Patriots believe in their second-round pick.


The nine concentric circles of New England winter hell

In the central core of Hell, you won?t need your ice scraper.

?Heatzone 1000 TurboDown? parka by Columbia Sportswear, $650, at

When did parkas become a status symbol?

Does anyone need to wear a $1,700 down jacket to make a coffee run? More shoppers are saying yes, you do.

// Fall 2016 Globe All-Scholastics: Honoring the area?s best

We look back at the sports season that was and recognize the team and indivdual achievements that happened along the way.

Chicago?s London Guarantee & Accident Building is now Hilton?s LondonHouse.


More landmark buildings remade into unique hotels

Developers have been adapting iconic landmark buildings into singular hotels that are becoming destinations in themselves.


//[1]-6038.jpg Great gifts for under $25

From the practical to the fancy, these presents will delight without draining your wallet.

Robert Durst smiled as he was transported to prison after his arraignment on murder charges in 2015.

Robert Durst interrogation: ?worst fugitive? in the world

The comment was one of several that hinted at his involvement in three suspected killings chronicled in the documentary ??The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.?

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


// After hedge-fund debacle, change MBTA pension system

The lack of public oversight at the agency, even as taxpayers pick up the bill, has no justification.

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.

Real Estate

Home of the week: A five-bedroom fully restored Victorian in Dorchester

Everybody needs options, the opportunity to see what life is like on the other side of the door. This fully restored Victorian in Dorchester?s Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood offers choices, particularly for where the master can lay his or her head.