Toward a more perfect Union Square

A recently completed luxury condo building on Washington Street in Union Square sits alongside the neighborhood's stock of older apartment buildings in Somerville.

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The Somerville square is on the verge of a $1.5 billion makeover. When it?s done, the neighborhood will be more modern ? and probably more expensive.


// Legal clouds over Trump grow with new disclosures

The president hasn?t been charged with any crimes. He may never be. But he also hasn?t been cleared of wrongdoing.

Former FBI director James Comey spoke with reporters Friday after meeting with members of the House Judicary Committee.

Comey says Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

The former FBI director met Friday with members of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.

?John Kelly (above) will be leaving ? I don?t know if I can say ?retiring,? ? President Trump said Saturday.

John Kelly will leave Trump White House by end of year

The White House chief of staff was a key force for West Wing discipline. President Trump did not name a replacement.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

// Accusations against Trump are the tip of the iceberg

The felony accusations against Donald Trump increasingly appear to be just the start of the president?s alleged law-breaking.

// Cory Booker presents a vision of hope in N.H. visit

The New Jersey Democrat says he?s still undecided on whether to run for president in 2020.

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// How to survive climate change: six easy steps

You can protect yourself from climate change, since your leaders won?t. Here are six ideas on how to do it.

// Man whose burned body found in Lynn was father of young boy, family says

Family members of a Lynn man whose burned body was found in a public park last week remembered him as a playful, affectionate man who loved his 3-year-old boy.

Lance Armstrong?s financial prospects looked bleak. Then his investment fund bought into Uber.

How Lance Armstrong made a boatload on one investment

The cyclist?s prospects looked bleak after a 2013 interview where he admitted to doping while dominating the sport. Then his investment fund bought into Uber.

Harvard lecturer completes 68 pull-ups in one minute

Adam Sandel, 32, who lectures on social studies and is also pursuing a law degree at Harvard, hopes to set a new Guinness World Record ? again ? after competing Saturday in Orlando.

// Uber said to file for initial public offering

Bankers have told Uber that the ride-hailing company could be worth $120 billion.

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// Charges against Boston officer disappear after private court hearing

These cases are another example of the unusually secretive process that Mass. uses to consider requests for criminal charges issued in district and municipal courts.

Some Harvard activists say that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos?s efforts to overhaul the Title IX process are altering the landscape of sex assault investigations before they?re finalized.

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Should Harvard investigate an alleged rape that happened nowhere near campus?

Does a university have the responsibility ? or even the right ? to investigate a claim that one of its students raped someone hundreds of miles away?

// Homeless women offered medical care ? plus a haircut, facial, and even a movie

A Boston health care program is hoping to provide homeless women with medication, counseling, and medical providers ? and haircuts and facials.


// Celtics make short work of the Bulls

The Celtics? 56-point victory marked the biggest margin of defeat in Bulls history.

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// Bruins knock down Maple Leafs

Charlie McAvoy injured in the third period.

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// Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins Heisman Trophy

The quarterback has led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff semifinals.


// What are Red Sox? needs heading into Winter Meetings?

The Sox essentially have their team in place with the exception of some additions to the bullpen, including a closer.


// Here are the top five toughest potential playoff opponents for the Patriots

The Patriots have parried away the NFL?s parity, rendering the regular season prologue in these parts.


// Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife ? and heir?

Turner died a year after marrying his nurse, who now gets his NFL pension, but his parents claim he wasn?t mentally fit to make decisions.

Sensitive Santa, also known as Thom Martin, cheered David Kramer.

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?Sensitive Santa? meets autistic children in Foxborough

?I always tell children ? if you want to sit on my lap, that?s fine. If you want to stand, that?s fine, too,? said Thom Martin, a.k.a. Santa.

From left: Christine Eidem, Nate Winch, and Karen Flick gathered a group of friends for a dinner that raised $1,200 for Globe Santa to honor the memory of two schoolmates who died three decades ago.

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A memorial gathering in upstate New York and Globe Santa was the special guest

Thirty years after Christopher and Jennifer Jones died, classmates remembered their friends by raising money for Globe Santa.


// Boston Harbor is clean but could face new threats to marine life: plastics and drugs

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority should monitor new and emerging threats to the marine environment such as plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Opinion | Gerald V. Casale

//[1].jpg Devo, the 1970s band, has something powerful to say about today

Forty years after ?Freedom of Choice,? the subversive sound of Devo is more relevant than ever, writes founder Gerald Casale.


A Silver Line bus travels aboveground during a tunnel closure in April.

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Mass. transit system is at a moment of transition

From bus rapid transit ? in Mexico City and Boston ? to the future of commuter rail, readers weigh in on how we get around.


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// Help was a few feet away. Why didn?t they save her?

My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?


// It?s All Downhill

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month: November 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: a colorful sunrise, Christmas tree lightings, and high school sports.

Real Estate

Take a look inside Massachusetts? priciest single-family home sale so far this year

For anyone that?s ever wondered what $25 million can buy in real estate in Massachusetts, look no further than Swain?s Neck on Nantucket, which just earned itself the distinction as the highest-priced, single-family home sale of the year so far.


// Democrats are eyeing a valuable pharma asset: its patents

After a midterm election that saw voters focused on drug prices, progressives are decrying pharma?s abuses of the patent system.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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