SJC rejects ‘millionaires tax’ ballot question

The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling delivers a crushing defeat for progressive activists and organized labor and removes a volatile issue from this fall’s election.

// How many millionaires live in your town?

Overall, more than 15,900 residents statewide reported an adjusted gross income of more than $1 million in the most recent year for which data is available.

// Trump defends harsh immigration policies, says the US won’t become a ‘migrant camp’

“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” President Trump said Monday. “Not on my watch.”

// Governor Charlie Baker says Mass. National Guard will not help with patrols on Mexican border

Governor Charlie Baker called the Trump Administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families “cruel and inhumane.”

Representative Joe Kennedy III spoke during a rally in Tornillo, Texas, to protest the Trump administration’s policy on separating migrant children from their parents.

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Joe Kennedy protests Trump’s family-separation policy

The Massachusetts congressman joined protesters in Texas Sunday, blasting President Trump and comparing those who are fleeing violence today to his own ancestors.

// President Trump tells Pentagon to create ‘Space Force’

President Trump promised the US will “be the leader by far” in space, and said he directed the Pentagon to create the “Space Force” as an independent service branch.

11veterans -- Nick Bonanno pushes his father, Russ Bonanno, down the hallway at the VA in Bedford. Nick visits his father several times a week to push him around the building in his wheelchair along with throwing a ball around. Nick tries to engage his dad as much as possible when he comes to visit. (Kelsey Cronin)

Secret VA ratings hid poor quality care from public

Nearly half of Veterans Affairs nursing homes nationwide received the lowest possible quality ranking last year, but the agency kept its ratings from the public.

// Unprepared hikers rescued in White Mountains

New Hampshire authorities say two Massachusetts hikers who got lost in the White Mountains were carrying almost no useful gear or supplies.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// An inheritance damaged by delayed property taxes

Barry Arntz thought he and his sister owned the house passed down to them by their deceased mother “free and clear” — no mortgages, no liens, no encumbrances of any sort.

// Questions raised about City Hall ties of outside counsel investigating Fire Department

An outside counsel who is reviewing the Boston Fire Department’s handling of misconduct allegations has a long history of representing City Hall.

// ‘We know what happened to Steven Disarro...he was strangled to death,’ prosecutor says at mob trial

Jurors in the murder trial of Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme began hearing closing arguments today.

photo illustrations by isabel espanol for the boston globe

Globe Magazine

Would you smoke a joint in front of your kids?

Pot is legal in Massachusetts, but many parents still don’t want their kids to know they partake.

// Redd’s restaurant in Roslindale is closing, owner says

The owner wrote in an e-mail the restaurant is closing “because the largest asset of this business, the liquor license, is going to be devalued tremendously” by a City Council initiative.

// Wedding bells are ringing, but justices of the peace aren’t getting the call

Justices of the peace, who long presided over non-religious weddings, are getting pushed out by one-day officiants. And they’re not happy about it.

Boston- 06/09/18- Minnie Haven, 9 from Greenville, NC plays in the waterfall fountain in Copley Square. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Dave Epstein

Heat advisory issued for Boston today

Even if Boston doesn’t break the heat record for Monday’s date, it’s certainly going to be the hottest day so far this season.

The hot and steamy weather conditions enveloping the state may generate powerful thunderstorms later tonight.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File

Strong thunderstorms expected to roll through state

The hot and steamy weather conditions enveloping the state may generate powerful thunderstorms later tonight.

More on the weather

■ The heat index will range from 95-103 degrees today.

A heat advisory has been issued for Boston.

Air quality alerts have been posted for most of Massachusetts, and parts of Maine and southern New Hampshire.

Strong thunderstorms could hit the state later tonight.

// Born of blobfish joke, Ted Cruz edges Jimmy Kimmel in basketball game

Texas Senator Ted Cruz triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.

// Wayfair, anticipating rapid growth, leases more office space in the Back Bay

Wayfair, the fast-expanding online retailer, has signed a lease for another 395,000 square feet of office space in the Back Bay.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

// Wealthy donors are pulling our democracy to the right

After Citizens United, our elected representatives spend countless hours courting the wealthy.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JASON SZENES/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9667085c) New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (R) slides safely past Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon (L) in the first inning of their MLB game at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, USA, 09 May 2018. Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, USA - 09 May 2018


This Yankee-Red Sox race is razor close. How can each team create some separation?

We take a look at what moves each team could make to pull away.

// 5 takeaways from Tom Brady’s interview with Oprah

The quarterback talked family, retirement, his relationship with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and more.

// In Brockton, cheers for local firefighter turned US Open competitor

Brockton firefighters cheered on one of the their own as Matt Parziale competed in this year’s US Open Championship.

Alex Beam

// Are we doomed?

Is there any hope for civilization?


// This summer, there will be no vacation from Trump talk

US residents traveling abroad this summer will soon learn there is no escaping the president.

// Trump hasn’t decided if he’ll keep Patriots Super Bowl ring gift, raising ethics concerns

Ethics experts say they are concerned that the president is waiting to decide whether to disclose the gifts he receives, using an apparent loophole in the law.

A couple embraced after leaving balloons at a memorial outside the home of Stewart Weldon.

Stewart Weldon targeted women in throes of relapse, withdrawal

In the methadone clinics and drug-afflicted neighborhoods of Springfield and Chicopee, Weldon had a reputation as an erratic and violent crack user.

Opinion & Ideas


// Reentry programs turn lives around. Beacon Hill should fund them

House and Senate lawmakers deep in budget negotiations should sign off on a measure, already approved by the House, that would funnel $3 million into halfway houses.

Special reports


// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users’ clicks and posts built Facebook and Google’s online empires. Isn’t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ‘Runnin’,’ a STAT documentary

“Runnin’,” now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

Globe event

Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic



// Calling all foodies

Our new weekly summer newsletter, “Eat. Drink. Eat some more,” gives you 15 weeks of recipes and restaurant tips. Find out more.

Real Estate


//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Opioids land more women behind bars

This lone county jail in a remote corner of Appalachia offers an agonizing glimpse into how the tidal wave of opioids and methamphetamines has ravaged America.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.