Will they get their ‘jaw-dropping’ park on the waterfront?

Here’s what the Trustees of Reservations has in mind: a spot that would provide public access to the harbor and help provide a buffer against rising sea levels.

James Boyd Jr.’s death is one of seven recent incidents involving Department of Mental Health clients living in the community, frequently without proper supervision. Marilyn Boyd, his sister, looked through a bag of his belongings for the first time.

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Beyond state care, safety often lacking

People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-8755.jpg After leaving the priesthood for love, a return to the altar

Frank Daly’s remarkable journey is a story of a priestly calling that was coaxed back to life after searing grief.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/USAO_25victim01_met.jpg ‘He has no idea what he’s done to my family’

While a jury held Barry Cadden accountable for sending out tainted drugs, it refused to hold him directly responsible for 25 deaths.

Yvonne Abraham

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But that togetherness thing seems anathema to GOP leaders, and especially to the White House.

The battle over health care


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They blame the establishment. They blame the Democrats. They blame the media.

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The president’s biggest defeat in his short tenure was the result of a long-running GOP civil war that’s humbled many party leaders.

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Special report | Part 1

Fleeing Syria for Trump’s America

The trip was over for these refugees. They had found a new home in Mass. But uncertainty lay ahead: Tomorrow, Donald Trump would be sworn in.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy_20131006.jpg Will Andrew Benintendi be the Red Sox’ next superstar?

His 2016 sample was spectacular, but short, almost Garoppolo-esque.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 23: New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore works out on March 22, 2017 at Athlete by Design in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Brian Blanco for the Boston Globe)


Stephon Gilmore should work out well with Patriots

Gilmore is not a big talker and he loves football, traits favored by Bill Belichick.

The great debate: To recline or not to recline


Over the years, there have been plenty of rows in the economy cabin over whether one should recline that seat. Who's right?


Let me be polite, because you aren’t.

Unapologetic recliners are on the same page as people who talk in movie theaters and don’t clean up after their dogs.


I want to recline, and I’m not an entitled person.

I get it: Airline seats are cramped. But let’s be clear about one thing: Those few inches in front of you are not your space.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/munch-madness-og-1.jpg Munch Madness: Welcome to the Round of 8

We’re nearing the end of the tournament. Cast your vote today and see who makes it to the semifinals.

Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/0326hannaforweb2.jpg How to revive Massachusetts’ first language

For more than a century, the language of the Mashpee Wampanoag had no living speakers.

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The Beavers’ national championship run was exciting right to the finish.


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Our weekly digest on buying, selling, and design, with expert advice and insider neighborhood knowledge.

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The last time Richard Steeves went free, in 1984, he killed for the sixth time.


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If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


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Here are 5 of the most dangerous intersections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, which was recently named the best state in the country, does not have a particularly great reputation when it comes to traffic and driving. NBC Boston recently calculated the Commonwealth’s five intersections with the highest number of car crashes, using 10 years of Department of Transportation data through 2013. Though not the deadliest intersections […]


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Pain%20documentary.jpg TV documentary on pain treatment funded by doctor with industry ties

The doctor has significant financial ties to pain medicine makers — a fact not disclosed in the program.

The story behind ‘Spotlight’

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“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Along the frozen trail

Dogs and their mushers sped over 200 miles in Maine for the 25th annual Can-Am Crown 250 sled dog race.

Ground Game

Ground Game

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It wasn’t that long ago that Republicans mocked Democrats about the bumbling way they drafted the Affordable Care Act.