The Desperate and the Dead

The hidden cost of homelessness

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


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.

// 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.

// 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.

Melina Williams studied nursing at Regis College. She is also raising a family.

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$15 minimum wage could squeeze workers on public assistance

For some families, the boost in pay could mean the end of hundreds of dollars a month in government benefits.

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)

John Glenn, astronaut and senator, dies at 95

John Herschel Glenn Jr. — twice an astronaut, four times elected to the Senate, once a presidential candidate — died Thursday in Ohio.

Adrian Walker

// Baker wants to prove he’s tough on spending, but at what cost?

A culinary school in the South End braces for the impact of losing $300,000 in state aid.

Ariana Grande will perform at the Kiss 108 Jingle Ball.


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

Top picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

// PVRIS, Cousin Stizz, Meghan Trainor win big at Boston Music Awards

The winners of the 2016 Boston Music Awards were announced on Thursday night.

The power of will | Chapter 5

// 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.

// South Korean president is impeached in stunning fall

South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a stunning fall for country’s first female president.

Globe Magazine

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?

// 8 charts that show the effect of climate change on Boston

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

David Hardie, parking meter technician supervisor, watched the giant screens that shows activity of all parking meters in the city at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

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Boston takes parking lessons from L.A., Seattle

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

Love stories, half a century (or more) in the making

Marriage takes work, or so they say. But 75 couples who gathered Thursday at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel make it look easy.

// T police investigating if bus was involved in pedestrian crash

A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester.

Donald Glover in “Atlanta.”

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Ty Burr

‘Atlanta’ is a must-see Donald Glover experience

Is he the hardest working man in show business? It’s getting hard to argue otherwise.

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

// 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.


// 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'

// 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.