Part 1

Psychiatric hospitals replaced by a failed patchwork of resources

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.

// Worcester jail helps inmates confront addictions

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

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.

Kevin Cullen

// He’s hoping to do what his dad couldn’t — make it

Sonny Driscoll is a recovering addict who watched his father die from heroin. Every day is a struggle, but he is no longer using or stealing and he wants to become a counselor.

// Bidders pay $109,000 for pieces of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s life at large

Some came for the slice of local history, others showed up to support victims and their families and one man just wanted to have a beer while wearing James “Whitey” Bulger’s slippers.

Jay Bruce has a .281 average with 16 home runs, 55 RBIs, 17 doubles, and 6 triples.


15 hitters contenders could try to acquire at the trade deadline

Offense will be foremost on the minds of contenders, who will try to obtain hitters with track records.

BOSTON, MA - 6/24/2016: Paul Simon performs at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston on Friday, June 24, 2016. (Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe)

Paul Simon spans his career in show at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Simon led a brilliant, eclectic band that played songs from throughout his canon during a concert Friday night.

// Boston-born fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, 87, dies

Mr. Cunningham’s street-style photo essays memorialized trends ranging from fanny packs to Birkin bags.

// Police say Cambridge killing wasn’t random

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

Brigham, nurses reach deal to avert strike

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

The agreement was announced early Sunday morning, after more than 15 hours of negotiations.

// Bruins legend Ray Bourque arrested for OUI

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

rangers 10, Red Sox 3

// No comeback this time as Red Sox get blown out

It was a rough night for Steven Wright and the Red Sox, who fell three games out of first place in the AL East.

// Five-alarm blaze destroys Hyde Park warehouse

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

More Brexit Coverage

A collection of British newspaper covers in the wake of the Brexit vote.


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.

// Confusion among Britons, and in EU, on where to go from here

With British politics in turmoil, there were already clear indications of a tense and bickering divorce from the EU.

// Superintendent to name interim Boston Latin headmaster

Dr. Tommy Chang said he will start working with Boston Latin to find a permanent replacement for Lynne Mooney Teta.

Aaron Josefczyl/Reuters

Bob Ryan

Coming to the defense of LeBron James

The King just had a series in which he led both teams in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and blocks.

Opinion & Ideas


// 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.

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.


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.