Massachusetts will ask Medicaid patients about quality of care

A first-of-its-kind survey will give officials a window into how well MassHealth providers are performing amid a significant restructuring of the program.

// ?I truly want to make Boston better,? Walsh says ahead of annual speech

?I truly want to make Boston better,? he said in an interview in advance of Tuesday?s State of the City address, his annual opportunity to lay out a platform to a citywide audience.

John Heaney served as a mentor, leading by example, for four decades with the Boston Fire Department.

Bill Noonan

Kevin Cullen

Bull Heaney reminds us not what a Boston firefighter should look like but what they should be like

Bull Heaney was a legend on the Boston Fire Department. Strong, tough, but inherently kind and decent.

// Toddler found dead outside N.H. home in bitterly cold weather

Police said the girl may have left the house overnight Monday and then couldn?t get back in. He said the death is not suspicious and ??appears to be a bad accident.??

// Democrats likely to push William Barr to protect Mueller in Senate hearing today

The attorney general nominee will face questions Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee about his relationship with Trump and his views on executive powers.

// Steve King stripped of committee assignments; Romney calls for him to resign

The former Massachusetts governor told CNN Monday that the Republican congressman from Iowa ??doesn?t have a place in our party?? or in Congress.

// May?s Brexit plan on shaky footing with crucial vote looming

British lawmakers are preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May?s divorce deal with the European Union after two years of political upheaval.

// After a bombshell report, a look at some theories floated about Trump and Russia

Here?s a look at what commentators have ventured in the past as they tried to plumb the mysterious bromance between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

//[1]-8853.jpg Councilor wants hearing on letting older students stay in school

About 100 students in 16 schools face immediate removal before this school year ends.

15Vermont -- Gregory Zullo, center, at the Vermont Supreme Court in May 2018. (Henry Epp/Vermont Public Radio) MUST CREDIT Henry Epp/Vermont Public Radio

Vermont ruling says scent of burnt marijuana is not probable cause for search, seizure

Activists say the case is a ?step toward eliminating racial disparities.?

// Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

The first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Oklahoma quarterback announced his decision Monday in a tweet.

Canadiens 3, Bruins 2

// Bruins tie it late, but Canadiens end it quickly in overtime

Jeff Petry scored the winner 15 seconds into OT for the Canadiens.

Nets 109, Celtics 102

// Nets hit third gear, leave Celtics in dust

The Celtics, who were outscored in the third quarter, 44-21, lost their third straight game.

// Bruce Springsteen made a surprise visit to an Irish pub in Boston

The Boss swapped Thunder Road for Boylston Street on Friday.

The parking lot at the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth in the Back Bay has been owned for generations by the same family. It?s now for sale.

Newbury Street parking, apt to fetch millions, offers rare development opportunity

Longtime owners of modest parcel at the corner of Dartmouth decide to cash in.

Talking Points AM | Larry Edelman

// All sales final: Sears may soon join the ranks of these departed retail outlets

How many of these names from the retail graveyard can you remember?

Potential 2020 candidates: They?re running (and lifting, and eating right)

And in a race that could be cleaved along generational lines, the (relative) youth of some Democrats could be an asset as they contend with some better-known rivals who are in their 70s or close to it.

Yayoi Kusama with her work ?Love Is Calling? in 2013 at a solo exhibition in New York. The Infinity Room will be on display at the ICA in the fall.

Here come the selfies: ICA acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The Japanese artist has rocketed to superstardom with dazzling, mirror-lined installations brimming with otherworldly color and light ? must-haves for many people?s social-media checklists. But that leaves out a darker story.

Foxborough, MA - 10/14/2018 - (4th quarter) Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) gets off a pass under pressure from the New England defense. The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs in a Sunday night NFL game at Gillette stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 15Patriots-Chiefs, LOID: 8.4.3482575762.


How the Patriots should defend against Patrick Mahomes this time around

We go deep inside the numbers and the All-22 coaches film to see what to expect from Mahomes and what?s changed since the last time they met.

Foxborough MA 10/14/18 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shaking hands with Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after the Patriots defeated the Chiefs 43-40 at Gillette Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Is this the NFL?s best championship weekend ever coming up?

There are terrific story lines in each game, highlighted by the quarterback and coaching matchups.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gestures during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Kansas City, Mo. The Indianapolis Colts play the Chiefs in a divisional playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

?We know the Patriots.? Chiefs coach Andy Reid discusses AFC Championship matchup

Reid was full of praise for his team?s opponent in Sunday?s conference title game.


They were the top of their class at BPS. Then life happened

On Thursday, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn?t quite turn out the way they expected.

// Five questions about Elizabeth Warren?s campaign, answered by Globe political reporters

We gathered several of our political reporters ? Jess Bidgood, Liz Goodwin, Victoria McGrane, and James Pindell ? to answer questions Monday about Warren?s nascent campaign.

// Has the Democratic Party moved beyond Bernie Sanders?

As Sanders weighs another campaign, some say that even as he has moved the Democratic Party ideologically, the party has moved past him personally.

// Trump greets football players visiting White House with McDonald?s, Wendy?s, Domino?s, and Burger King

Here?s hoping the Clemson Tigers, college football?s national champions, wanted fries with that.



Congress should subpoena translator from Trump-Putin meeting

Congress should set aside their qualms about subpoenaing translators. US Representative Seth Moulton would support such a move, and there?s a reason for it.


// Transcribing Trump and Putin

Cartoonist Dan Wasserman envisions the transcript between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.



// Making a mountain out of a border wall

As the government shutdown drags on, the president?s efforts to shift blame meet with resistance.

// Shaw?s is closing some grocery stores in Mass. and N.H.

Shaw?s will be closing three supermarkets in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire next month because the locations are ?underperforming.?

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

Boston Globe Archive

Globe Magazine

The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago this month an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

The Big Picture

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year?s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


// Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America?s most popular sport.


// Court Sense

Follow the Celtics? quest for a title and other NBA news both on and off the court. Sign up here.


// Opinion: How I made it through a leaky minority pipeline to become an M.D.

Minorities aren?t well-represented in medical schools. Here?s how one African-American woman made it through.

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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic