The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Sixty-six days after his narrow election over Martha Coakley, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is set to take office Thursday when Senator Stan Rosenberg, expected to be elected Senate president on Wednesday, administers the oath of office.

The Path to Primary Care: Who Will Be The Next Generation of Frontline Doctors?

The Norman Rockwell ideal of a grandfatherly doctor making housecalls is long gone. It’s been replaced with busy group practices that usher through patients in 15-minute increments. But even that model is struggling. There simply aren’t enough primary care doctors, period. In this year-long reporting project, we follow a group of Western Massachusetts residents as they weigh their career options and decide whether to enter this fraught field.

2014: The Year Of The Protester

As 2014 draws to a close, our commentator finds lessons for his children in this past year’s political unrest .