How does state plan to close a $1b budget gap?

A new estimate for the fiscal year that starts Friday says tax revenue could be up to $950 million less than anticipated.

// Hard feelings, deep breaths among Brigham community

Brigham and Women’s began to return to normal operations Monday after the last-minute contract deal was reached.


// Not giving up on people with traumatic brain injuries

Three years ago, Pádraig Schaler was thrown from his bicycle. His family was thrown for a loop.

Rays 13, Red Sox 7

Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five runs in the first inning and four more in the third.

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Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Eduardo Rodriguez’s demotion is deserved

The Red Sox lefty, now 1-3, was touched for five runs in the first inning and four more in the third.

// Nonprofit deals targeted in Globe series eyed by AG

Attorney General Maura Healey issued court orders to two charities that have connections to a Roxbury real estate magnate.

Arlington police open probe into racist text messages

Officials say that a 12-year-old middle school student sent the messages to a schoolmate.

// VP talk over Elizabeth Warren gives Wall Street the jitters

Where the senator from Mass. lands at the end of the 2016 race has turned into a high-stakes parlor game for the business world.

// Was this Elizabeth Warren’s audition for VP?

Hillary Clinton gushed over Warren, calling the senator “my friend” and “a great leader.” Warren praised Clinton as a “fighter.”

// Police say Ray Bourque’s blood alcohol level was 3 times legal limit

The former Bruins star pleaded not guilty Monday in a surprise arraignment. He was arrested Friday.

// Calls again for changes, more oversight at Bridgewater

The Disability Law Center asked the governor to transfer control of the correctional facility to the Department of Mental Health.

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Meet the ice cream man behind J.P. Licks

Vince Petryk opened the first J.P. Licks to spread joy, one scoop at a time. The fact that it’s now one of New England’s most successful small businesses is just the cherry on top.

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“Could you imagine families coming to this area, and there’s no July Fourth event?” asks David Mugar.

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The Fourth finale that no one wants to see

David Mugar, the man behind the fireworks for 43 years, is retiring. No sponsors have stepped up. Could this be last call?

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Supreme Court blocks an entire anti-abortion strategy

The justices ruled that states can’t restrict access to abortion under the pretense of protecting women’s health.

Brexit coverage


// Post-Brexit, US needs a centrist leader

A centrist leader is imperative, for the stability of our nation and for the stability of the world.

// Doubling down on their opposition to casino

Michelle and Dave Littlefield and their neighbors say they’ll block the Mashpee Wampanoag’s $1 billion project in Taunton.

// Another MBTA project, another soaring price tag

Consultants now say that rail service to New Bedford and Fall River could cost $1 billion more than previously estimated.


// Celtics and Bruins should go big or go home

Never mind team-building through the draft — our winter teams need to make a splash to get into title contention.

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At Children’s, there’s music in the air — for therapy

Music therapists can help patients get through a needle prick, or face death.


// Marty Walsh needs to oversee culture change at Boston Latin

Resolving it requires a far defter touch than what Walsh has so far displayed.


// ‘Draft and stash’ picks have an uncertain path to NBA

It may be years before Celtics fans get close-up looks at two of last week’s selections, Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic.

// Astronaut posts breathtaking photo of New England on Twitter

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams posted a striking photo of New England, including a clear image of Cape Cod, to his official account Monday.

// A father’s tiny metal creations find their place in museums

Robert Megerdichian, son of a machinist/artist, has dedicated himself to preserving his late father’s craft — fabricating metal miniature toys.

Opinion & Ideas


// Beating back an undue burden on legal abortions

The US Supreme Court’s decision in the Texas clinic case is a major win for a constitutionally-protected right.

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.

Life sciences

STAT, a national publication from Boston Globe Media Partners, covers health, medicine, and life sciences.

The Big Picture

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Fight for Peace academy

For many young residents, the academy offers a glimpse of an alternative to the drug gangs near Rio de Janeiro’s airport.