Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.

John Medlar, an organizer of Saturday’s “free speech rally” on Boston Common.

City officials lay down rules for Boston rally

Officials are going to be “strict on what can be brought in,’’ Mayor Walsh told reporters at an event Wednesday.

// Organizers postpone Google protest marches, citing ‘alt-left terrorist’ threats

The postponement of Saturday’s rally comes on the heels of bloody clashes in Charlottesville.

The Confederate war memorial on George's Island has been boarded up since June 16.

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Fate of Massachusetts’ only Confederate memorial still up in the air

The memorial on Georges Island has been boarded up since June 16, an official said.

The map uses colored dots to represent levels of education for residents age 25 and older: blue for graduate degrees, green for bachelor’s degrees, yellow for some college, orange for high school, and red for less than high school.

Where are Boston’s most educated neighborhoods?

Check out this interactive map that uses colored dots to represent levels of education for residents age 25 and older.


// Casey Affleck says brother Ben won’t return as Batman

The “Manchester by the Sea” star made news while in town for the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. But he added “I was just kind of making that up.”

// Two men want to spend 8 hours on the T — on purpose

If they accomplish their mission, they’ll land themselves a spot in the Guinness World Records books.

// The anatomy of a solar eclipse

Here’s a visual explainer of Monday’s rare astronomical event.

// Mass. hopes to get more schools to report concussions

The latest push comes amid rising concern nationwide about the long-term health ramifications of concussions, particularly for young developing brains.

Love Letters

Why do my ex and I still use the ‘L’ word?

We broke up, and for good reasons, and I moved away. But she still says I love you every time we talk.

Globe Magazine

// These chefs have a message for you: Quit throwing out perfectly good food

Jamie Bissonnette, Jason Bond, and Irene Li are cooking with the whole animal or plant, and think you should, too.

Fallout from Charlottesville

Trump disbands two advisory panels after exodus

“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both,” the president tweeted.

// Immelt says he quit Trump panel just before it was disbanded

General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt joined the exodus of executives quitting the manufacturing council.


// Trump unites Democrats, GOP in denunciation

President Trump united the country under a common belief: The president should not have blamed both sides for the bloodshed in Charlottesville.

// Mourners remember woman killed at white supremacist rally

The grandfather of the woman who was killed in violent protests in Virginia said Wednesday she always wanted fairness, even from a young age.

Matthew Gilbert

// Vice’s Charlottesville video will horrify you

Embedded with the white supremacists who set up the “Unite the Right” rally, the Vice crew gives us a haunting, close-up look at organized hate.

// Bushes speak out after Trump comments

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush issued a rare public statement condemning racism on Wednesday morning.


// If you work for Donald Trump, what’s your red line?

No one in the president’s inner circle has abandoned ship yet.

// 18-year-old who attended rally won’t return to BU

Said Nicholas Fuentes: “I do fear for my life.”


// Baker’s response to Trump remarks? He’s ‘deeply disappointed’

For those following along at home, disappointment is, perhaps, Governor Baker’s most frequent emotional response to anything concerning.


// Is there value in Patriots fans’ hero worship of Tom Brady?

They don’t need a reason, but a psychology professor sees the deeper benefits of the quarterback’s adoration.

// When it comes to pot edibles, regulation drives innovation

Marijuana-infused product manufacturers, which make a highly regulated, often psychoactive product that’s still illegal under federal law, face more challenges than most.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

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


// White nationalists flock to genetic ancestry tests. Some don’t like the result

With the rise of spit-in-a-cup genetic testing, there’s a trend of white nationalists using these services to prove their racial identity.