america on edge

A Florida city that’s voting with fear

Mariam Harb, left, Ayah Elassadi, center, and Hanan Krijestorac, right, enjoyed a laugh during a lunch break at the Garden of Sahaba Academy, an Islamic school from the Islamic Center of Boca Raton.

Angel Valentin for the Boston Globe

Lurking beneath Boca Raton’s sun-kissed beauty is a layer of anger directed at Muslims, the sort of fear and resentment that Donald Trump exploits in his divisive bid for president.

// Even at 3 a.m., Donald Trump can’t let a feud go

Publicly airing grudges against a former beauty queen, in the middle of the night, is certainly unprecedented in presidential politics.

// Photos: Celebrating a first at Wellesley College

Paula Johnson became the first African-American president of Wellesley College when she was inaugurated Friday.

// Reflections on family, faith as Jewish High Holidays arrive

At sundown Sunday, Jews will fill synagogues to usher in the new year, reflect on their lives, take stock of their failings, and pray.

Bella English

// To die with dignity, he left the US

Danny exercised a right every American should have: to end one’s life in a peaceful and humane way. But to do so, he had to leave the country.

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, David Ortiz, and Mookie Betts.

Photos by Jim Davis/Globe Staff (right) and Elsa/Getty Images (left).


Who has been award-worthy this season?

Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, Rick Porcello, and John Farrell could take home hardware this season.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) watched his two-run home run during the seventh inning.


Ortiz does it again with home run to lift Red Sox

Honored before the game, Ortiz proceeded to break a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning with a two-run homer.

Peter Abraham

// One final season

From spring training to the playoffs, Globe Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham documented key moments from David Ortiz’s last season on the field.

// Next year is this year, long-suffering Cubs fans proclaim

It has been 108 years since the Chicago North Siders won a world championship, the longest drought for any major sports club.

// Apples await the pickers, despite the drought

Farmers from Stow and Pepperell to Peabody and Ipswich were stunned no one came to pick or buy. Stunned because they had plenty of apples.

// Week 4 high school football results

Friday’s top games included Everett-Billerica, Xaverian-Catholic Memorial, and Lexington-Reading.

DCR official forced to resign for misusing state-issued vehicle


State Police caught Matthew Sisk, who helped Baker’s gubernatorial campaign, using his vehicle’s siren and lights to cut through Boston traffic.

GE wants to demolish the green pedestrian bridge over Necco Court.

GE plan to demolish historic bridge runs into neighborhood resistance

Plans for General Electric’s new headquarters complex in Fort Point have run into a speed bump.

BOSTON, MA - 7/18/2016: A man walks through the rain in front of the Citgo sign at Kenmore Square. Storms moved across Massachusetts on Monday, with the entire state under a severe thunderstorm watch by the National Weather Service. (Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe)

Little drought relief even as rain soaks the area

The region needs a lot more rain than what is forecast through Monday to end the drought.

// Gunfire near historic ballroom leaves two injured in Dedham

The early-morning gunshots left two injured but don’t appear to be life-threatening, police said.


Satanic Temple? She begs to differ

Shoplifters steal pricey golf clubs and considerably stranger things, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

// Mega-Hurricane Matthew downgraded to Category 4

The storm continues roaring across the Caribbean Sea on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba.

Union representing janitors averts strike

A strike that would have hit several thousand office buildings in the Boston area was averted late Friday.

// Children’s gets green light for hospital expansion, with conditions

The recommendation by state health regulators is scheduled for a vote on Oct. 20.

// Did NASA just change your zodiac sign?

NASA says astrology is not astronomy. But the space agency’s take on changes to the zodiac still set off a Twitter storm.

In this April 20, 2015, file photo, Robert Gentile is brought into the federal courthouse in a wheelchair for a continuation of a hearing.

Cloe Poisson/The Hartford Courant via AP

No deathbed confession in Gardner heist

An attorney rushed to a South Carolina hospital where Robert Gentile is near death Friday, but did not get any new information.

Globe investigations

The desperate and the dead

// The broken covenant

Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.

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.

The Big Picture

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Big Picture

Big Papi

Red Sox slugger David Oritz closes out his regular season career this weekend at Fenway Park.