The state budget crisis that never goes away

Why does Mass. constantly lurch from one budget emergency to another? The answers — more than one — are complicated.


// Mylan to launch generic version of EpiPen, at half the cost

The drug maker, under fire from the public and Congress over EpiPen’s high price, plans to release a generic version.

Governor Paul LePage of Maine held up a news release with a booking mug shot from a three-ring binder of news releases and articles about drug arrests.

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Adrian Walker

Meet New England’s George Wallace: Paul LePage

If you think any of his behavior suggests the Maine governor is a racist, you’d better be prepared for serious blowback.

//,business,bridjrobot_001[1].jpg Bridjing the gap in package delivery, with help from a robot

The transportation startup Bridj plans to launch BridjBOX, which would use self-driving droids to bring deliveries to your door.

// Mass. wants its neighbors to move faster to cut emissions

The commonwealth is pressing its counterparts in the region’s cap-and-trade program.

Seth Mazzaglia was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2014.

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Court’s ruling reopens wounds for murder victim’s family

The N.H. high court says the man convicted in Lizzi Marriott’s death can discuss her sexual history in his appeal. Her family is fighting back.

// Boston Duck Tours vehicle involved in third incident

A duck boat struck an overpass on Storrow Drive after it was diverted off a standard route last night.

// In this Boston court, chains are a familiar sound

Advocates for immigrants say the pervasive use of shackles is demeaning to detainees who face charges of civil infractions, not crimes.

// ‘I am SO not wearing that!’

The battle cry heard around the tween world. It’s that time of year again, the dreaded back-to-school clothes shopping.

Shark spotted catching a meal near Provincetown

Nature — it can be gruesome.

Cathy Johnson checked out the view of Mount Katahdin and Katahdin Lake from the top of Barnard Mountain.

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Opinions still split on tourism in Katahdin woods region

Some in the area, declared a national monument last week, say the move is just another power grab by politicians in Washington.

// Fast Forward: Move-in week begins, Beyoncé slays

A new morning report to help you get ready for the day.


// The students are coming! The students are coming!

Some schools already have welcomed their charges; others will in the coming days. Here’s your guide to who’s moving in, and when.

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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.

ground game

// Clinton-Trump matchup is a zombie apocalypse

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will never die, and they will keep making people uncomfortable.


// What’s ‘alt-’ about the alt-right?

The “alt-right” is making a name for itself in the mainstream. But what's in a name?

MTV Video Music Awards

// Beyoncé proves she’s in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

Beyoncé owned the MTV Video Music Awards by winning video of the year and giving a 16-minute performance.

// JWoww, Snooki from ‘Jersey Shore’ reunite

The TV pals showed up on the red carpet before the MTV Video Music Awards.

//[1]-1555.jpg Watch Kanye West ramble onstage at MTV VMAs

The rapper touched on subjects from music to his beef with Taylor Swift to violence in his hometown Chicago.

// Supporting those who need it most, out of the woods and into the classroom

For 20 years, Summer Search Boston has aimed to provide mentoring to students through high school and beyond.


// How much of the Brady-Garoppolo soap opera is real?

We’re working on a mystery without any clues. It’s armchair psychology on armchair quarterbacking.

// Pro wrestling’s Mr. Fuji dies at 82

The former star wrestler was known for his trademark tactic of throwing salt into the eyes of opponents.

Globe investigations

Private schools, painful secrets

// The unexpected price of reporting abuse: retaliation

The Globe found 15 instances of retaliation at New England private schools against students or employees who raised concerns about sexual abuse by staffers.

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

Westborough State Hospital, formerly known as the Westborough Insane Hospital.

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Spotlight | The desperate and the dead

Ghosts from a failed system

Westborough State Hospital was built in the 1800s on hope and compassion. But with little scientific knowledge of mental illness, institutions like these became wretched warehouses.