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.

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.

// 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.

// 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.

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.

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.

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.

// Scotland starts toward independence vote to keep EU ties

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said her government started work on legislation for a new referendum on independence after the Brexit vote.


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.

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.

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.

stan grossfeld/globe staff


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.


// Haymarket’s last stand

Will the redevelopment of the area push the vendors out?


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


//[1].jpg Affordable housing, cool architecture, or something else? Boston has to choose

Below-market housing, environmental sustainability, and other concessions that Boston demands from real estate projects all cost money.

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.


Tags in this section:

South Boston- 6/25/2016 Steven Davis, the brother of Debra Davis who was allegedly killed by mobster Whitey Bulger, keeps track of the items sold at an auction held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to auction off James

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.


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.