Immigration court backlog grows, and families put in peril

The crisis has put 500,000 people in limbo, deprived some families of income, and torn at the fabric of others.

The Trump presidency

These apartments on Dimick Street and Waldo Avenue in Somerville were once owned by Jared Kushner.


For Jared Kushner, Somerville properties were a laboratory

As a Harvard undergrad, Donald Trump’s future son-in-law bought dozens of rental units in the city. Tenant complaints soon followed.

// Is Barron Trump becoming the star of the first family?

First lady Melania Trump has laid low since moving to Washington. Her son has drawn a lot of attention.

// Trump could soon have another Supreme Court vacancy

Several former law clerks of Anthony Kennedy, who is 80, said they think he is considering leaving the high court in the next year or so.

// 148 killed in Pakistan oil tanker explosion

In addition, officials say dozens more are in critical condition.

// Afraid of a shark attack? Don’t worry, the odds are in your favor.

You’re much more likely to die from an asteroid strike, be killed in a car crash, or succumb to the flu.

Reina Rodriguez with her nephews Anthony, 4 (left), and Arnaldi, 2 (center).

‘My sister did not deserve to die’

The sister of 19-year-old Reina Rodriguez, found dead Thursday in a Braintree hotel, recalled her as sweet and caring.

Yvonne Abraham

// Cambridge Health won’t forget the patients who died

Staffers at the group’s three hospitals and 15 primary care practices remember those who died in the past year.

// 5 years later, a drive-by shooting haunts Cambridge

Neighbors, friends, and law enforcement officials are still baffled by the 2012 killing of 16-year-old Charlene Holmes.

//[1].jpg Mumps outbreak spreads to Harvard

The infections coincide with several other mumps diagnoses in the Boston area over the past month.

Globe Magazine

//[1]-3158.jpg Rolling down memory lane at Lanes & Games

After 75 years, the Cambridge landmark will be replaced by apartments, and its fans will have a Mark Wahlberg film to remember it by.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and opponent Tito Jackson gathered signatures last month in Dudley Square.

John Cetrino for The Boston Globe/File


Marty Walsh has big lead over Tito Jackson in mayoral race

The incumbent Walsh is ahead of Jackson by 31 percentage points, according to poll results.

Bostonians are fairly evenly divided over whether theirs is a racist town.

David L. Ryan/Globe staff/File

Globe/Suffolk University poll

Is Boston racist? City is split along racial lines

Fifty-seven percent of those who identify as black said the city is racist, compared with 37 percent of whites.

The Boston skyline.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff/File

Globe/Suffolk University poll

It costs a lot to live here — and voters aren’t happy

The survey found that 49.2 percent of voters rated the price of housing a 1, or “very dissatisfied.”


// Frustrated Red Sox stumble against Angels

Manager John Farrell got tossed in a bizarre seventh inning as JC Ramirez outdueled David Price.

Starts & Stops

// Memorial Drive crowds facing two-week detour

It looks as if a bridge project could frustrate those seeking some Sunday afternoon leisure in Cambridge.


// Theme vacations come ashore

The phenomenon has now reached land.

The Dalai Lama greets Jampa Phunkhang of Medford after arriving at the Hyatt Regency Boston in Boston on Saturday.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Dalai Lama begins two-day Boston visit with joy and blessings

More than 300 people packed sidewalks along Bedford and Chauncy streets as they waited to see the spiritual leader.


// The Celtics’ boring draft night, and other notes

The Timberwolves did what the Celtics should have done.

Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Colbert went to Russia to ‘announce’ his 2020 run for president

For Russian ears only: Stephen Colbert is running for president of the United States in 2020.

// Unsealing the history behind town seals

Images of bibles, swords, and early residents tell fascinating — if not totally accurate — stories about Massachusetts cities and towns.

// Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch more than $100,000 at Cambridge auction

Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters were on the block Saturday.


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// How a text message can mean the difference between sickness and health

I’ve learned firsthand that a simple text message can bridge patient care in and out of the hospital.