Part 1

Psychiatric hospitals replaced by patchwork

Those most ill, including people at risk of committing violence, are far too often left in the care of almost anyone except the professionals that could help.

Yvonne Abraham

// It’s not a system, it’s a tangled mess of impossible choices

When they closed the psychiatric hospitals, we were promised a humane, community-based solution. It’s not.

More than 3,000 of the nurses at Brigham and Women’s had planned to walk off the job Monday.

Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe

Brigham, nurses laud agreement that averts strike

A deal was announced early Sunday morning that avoids what would have been the state’s biggest nurses strike.

Matthew Teitelbaum looked over a contemporary glasswork installation by Josiah McElheny.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Matthew Teitelbaum’s gambit: a smarter, sexier MFA

Teitelbaum, approaching his one-year anniversary as director of the museum, has a vision that differs sharply from predecessor Malcolm Rogers.

Police ask for help identifying toddler found alone at Mattapan playground

The boy was found in apparent good health Saturday evening, but nobody had reported him missing by midday Sunday.

Truck driver charged in motorcyclist’s death in Rehoboth

Jeffery H. Fisk, Jr., of Rehoboth, is charged with driving under the influence and homicide by motor vehicle.

Body found in Lowell state forest

A dead body was found by a bicyclist travelling in the Lowell-Dracut-Tynsgborough State Forest Saturday afternoon.

// Five-alarm blaze destroys Hyde Park warehouse

Chemicals used in landscaping were contained inside the building, hampering the firefighting effort.

// Police say Cambridge killing wasn’t random

Anthony Clay, 49, was shot just after midnight Saturday on Harvard Street.

Roselle Levy prepared her home on Martha’s Vineyard for the rental season.

Julia Cumes for The Boston Globe

Trouble on the HomeAway front

Policy changes and new fees have led many longtime customers of the vacation rental behemoth to go in a different direction.

More Brexit Coverage

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JUNE 25: Presumptive Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump visits Trump International Golf Links on June 25, 2016 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The US presidential hopeful was in Scotland for the reopening of the refurbished Open venue golf resort Trump Turnberry which has undergone an eight month refurbishment as part of an investment thought to be worth in the region of two hundred million pounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Trump supporters echo frustrations of Brexit voters

Britain’s departure from the European Union was in part about regaining control, themes that Donald Trump and his supporters have voiced.


// Britain’s democratic failure

This isn’t democracy; it is Russian roulette for republics.


The FDA is stockpiling military weapons — and it’s not alone

The arms race has metastasized to federal agencies with strictly regulatory or administrative functions.

Ideas | Ezra Glinter

A mysterious medieval text, decrypted

What writer doesn’t want to be credited for his work?

Inmate Thomas LaFrance says writing letters in his cell helps him meditate. He is seeking to enter the STOP program.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Worcester jail helps inmates confront addictions

The support does not stop when these inmates walk free, officials note.

Steven Wise and Teko in the D.A. Pennebaker -Chris Hegedus film “Unlocking the Cage.”


How the fight for animal rights came to captivate two lauded documentarians

Should those animals that show higher cognitive autonomy — the great apes, elephants, cetaceans — have the same legal status as human beings.

Chatham’s D.J. Artis slid back as the throw goes to Yarmouth-Dennis's Brendan Skidmore in a game at Red Wilson Field in South Yarmouth — the first of five stops a reporter made on a one-day Cape Cod League odyssey.


Touching all the bases in the Cape Cod League

An intrepid reporter carves out a slice of baseball heaven by attending all five league games in one day.


Nantucket is getting small. Could the rest of Massachusetts be next?

Housing prices are sky-high on Nantucket, which could get a green light to allow for tiny homes.

// Bruins legend Ray Bourque arrested for OUI

The hockey Hall of Famer was in a two-car crash in Andover on Friday night.

Running the bases and getting prepared for games have becoming a recent struggle for David Ortiz.


Are we getting a glimpse of life after David Ortiz?

Foot woes are taking a toll on the Red Sox DH in his final season, and his run may end earlier than we all thought.

Opinion & Ideas

david m. shribman | commentary

// Britain vote a defining moment in year of rebellion

2016 is set to be remembered as one of unusual tumult, with the political establishment reduced to rubble in the US and abroad.

Globe investigations

Families in fear

The state’s plan to close psychiatric hospitals has had unintended consequences.

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.


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People gather at a café in Melbourne where conversation

Traveling the world, with coffee

Coffee-centric destinations such as Melbourne, Seattle, Oregon’s Portland, and Columbus now have café tours organizers say primarily attract travelers.