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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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.

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

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

University of New Hampshire student Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott was killed in 2012.

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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.

Shark spotted catching a meal near Provincetown

Nature — it can be gruesome.

// ‘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.

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As August ends, weather records may well be set

Sure, there’s still three days left before the month ends, but this month will likely the hottest August ever recorded in Boston.

Teen charged with possession of loaded revolver near Caribbean Festival

The 14-year-old had hidden the gun under a bucket near Supple Street on Saturday and tried to run away when police found it.

Map: Where the bedbugs are in Boston

Thinking of picking up some furniture off the street in Allston? This map of bedbug reports citywide might convince you to think again.

// 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.

// 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.

ground game

// Clinton-Trump matchup is a zombie apocalypse

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

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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.

//,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.


// 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.

// Patriots release defensive lineman Terrance Knighton

The tackle known as “Pot Roast” signed as a free agent in March but did not play well in the preseason.

MTV Video Music Awards

// Complete list of winners at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards

Beyoncé won eight awards, including video of the year.

// JWoww, Snooki from ‘Jersey Shore’ reunite

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

// Taking a ‘whole person’ approach to helping at-risk students

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

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.