The Desperate and the Dead

The hidden cost of homelessness

At the Suffolk County Jail, we met with David, an inmate with mental illness.

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Often ignored by the public, in some quarters, chronically homeless people loom like giants, challenging and sometimes overwhelming those charged with sorting out their problems.

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A city report released this week proposed nine locations in Boston for flood-protection interventions.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/biogen.jpg Biogen trial data boosts hopes for its Alzheimer’s drug

The Cambridge biotech said more than 100 patients who kept taking the drug in an ongoing study showed continued improvement.

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/OpeningImage1211TSA.jpg Inside TSA, the agency we love to hate

With a history of dysfunction and new calls to privatize, can the agency’s big plans to make airport security less miserable get off the ground?

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The fox didn’t react like a wild animal would when caged, approaching handlers for food and curling up for a nap.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: (L-R) Producer Mark Burnett, entrepreneur Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump attend the after party for the Season Five Finale of

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Donald Trump remains producer on ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’

Donald Trump is gone from the boardroom of NBC’s reboot of ‘‘Celebrity Apprentice,’’ but he’s kept a business connection to the reality show.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/George2.jpg Business leaders are anxious to avoid an angry call from the President-elect

“Right now, you just want to stay out of the line of fire,” said one former chief executive.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

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The Ravens coach stands by his criticism of the Patriots’ trick play in a 2015 playoff game, but insisted he has a lot of respect for the New England coach.

The power of will | Chapter 5

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clinic_-11692.jpg Out of options, a father sees one way forward: start a drug company

Meryl Witmer and Pat Lacey needed to start a drug company to continue giving a promising drug to children with a rare cancer. It could easily take years. They had 106 days before their supply ran out.

Ariana Grande will perform at the Kiss 108 Jingle Ball.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Seeing stars, Cirque Dreams, and finely tuned machines

Top picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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Boston officials are hoping to replicate parking successes in Los Angeles and Seattle.

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite in Columbus, Ohio. Changing Port Columbus’ name to John Glenn Columbus International Airport will cost an estimated $775,000 in new signs, according to a newly released study. The airport was named in honor of the astronaut and former U.S. senator in June 2016. The 95-year-old Ohio native was the first American to orbit the earth. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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John Glenn, astronaut, senator, dies at 95

John Herschel Glenn Jr. — twice an astronaut, four times elected to the Senate, once a presidential candidate, 149 times a combat bomber pilot — died Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/spacehero-2385.jpg A look at the Globe’s front page after John Glenn’s historic flight

The front page of the Boston Globe proclaimed John Glenn a “space hero” the day after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Mass. shoe companies get a boost from bill requiring Pentagon to buy American

The US Senate approved a broad defense bill that includes language compelling the Pentagon to buy American-made athletic shoes for military recruits.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_law8_met-12047.jpg Task force to investigate handling of decapitated Lawrence teen case

The victim’s mother has raised the issue of whether police responded properly when notified in mid-November that her son was missing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Bruins_Trade_1-269729.jpg Ex-Bruin Kevin Stevens pleads guilty to federal drug charge

Stevens entered his plea in US District Court in Boston and remains free pending sentencing on March 28.

Mass. Pike toll demolition is months ahead of schedule

Traffic patterns near Weston will shift starting Thursday night to allow for the next stage of the toll demolition and road reconstruction process.

The fire began at about 3:05 p.m. Thursday.

Boston fire

15, including 10 children, displaced in Dorchester fire

The fire on the top floor of the triple-decker began just after 3 p.m.

Special reports

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Every doctor told the Lacey family their son would die — except one

Pat and Dina Lacey had been parents for only a few months when doctors discovered a tumor in their new baby’s chest. Told to take their son home to die, they put their faith in a young doctor who wouldn’t accept death as the answer.

Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/08/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-1882.jpg Who will stand up to Donald Trump?

He’s the most dangerous man in America and no one is challenging him. Why?

Life sciences

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

Investigations

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight150x150-5331asdf-11556.jpg The Desperate and the Dead: The ‘new asylums’

There may be no worse place for mentally ill people to receive treatment than prison, yet a growing number end up in the “new asylums.”

The story behind 'Spotlight'

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/spotlight-9497.jpg 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.