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Spotlight | 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.

 

Drought takes major toll on region’s wildlife and crops

As the region struggles with one of the worst droughts in at least a decade, the consequences are dire for wildlife and agriculture.

 

Response to Trump has GOP rethinking immigration

Republicans are looking beyond November and seeking to mend a party fractured by nominee Donald Trump, who chucked the party playbook on how to expand its electoral base. Above: Trump campaigned Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Republicans are seeking to mend a GOP fractured by an outsider who chucked the party playbook on how to expand its electoral base and win.

 

A hand up: a special bond helps at-risk city kids reach college

Pat Arcand smiled with Tomell Kelley and his grandmother Sophia Weah as Tomell moved into his dorm room at Springfield College.

Pat Arcand’s first stop was in the heart of a Roxbury public housing development menaced by gang violence.

 
 

Globe Events

 
 

‘This is home’

Keith Leblanc and Kelly Monnahan create a haven for themselves, family, and friends in the piney hills of outer Cape Cod.

 
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The Nation

 

Response to Trump has GOP rethinking immigration

Republicans are looking beyond November and seeking to mend a party fractured by nominee Donald Trump, who chucked the party playbook on how to expand its electoral base. Above: Trump campaigned Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Republicans are seeking to mend a GOP fractured by an outsider who chucked the party playbook on how to expand its electoral base and win.

 

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton would shut family farms

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (right) greeted Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa during an appearance Saturday in Des Moines.

Speaking in Iowa, the Republican candidate pledged to cut federal taxes on family farms.

 

Chinese censors say Ai Weiwei crossed over a ‘Redline’

Ai Weiwei, shown in Vienna with one of his projects, plans to finish the “Redline” piece.

Ai’s sculpture was supposed to appear at an art show next month in Yinchuan, but the regime nixed the plan.

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The World

 

Zimbabwe threatens to seize farms of party defectors

A worker shucked corn on a farm in Zimbabwe that may be seized because its owner opposes the rule of Robert Mugabe.

As the battle to succeed Robert Mugabe intensifies, politicians who have fallen out of favor are facing loss of their land.

 

Taliban overrun Afghan border district, opening a new front

The Taliban have overrun a border district in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktia and inflicted heavy casualties on the Afghan security forces, officials said Saturday, as the insurgent fighters opened a new front in a once-volatile region.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

JEFF JACOBY

When murder is punished with death, fewer criminals will murder

CREDIT: Marie Wilson/Chicago Daily Herald Jitka Vesel Victim of the Oak Brook murder.

When the death penalty is on the books and consistently enforced, a significant number of homicides will be prevented.

 

Editorial

Dig up two unmarked graves

Credit: Boston Police Department Authorities released a facial reconstruction of a boy, estimated to be 14 to 16 years old, who was one of two boys found dead on Eldon Street in Dorchester in 1988.

It’s worth the difficulty and expense of exhuming two teenage boys found dead in Dorchester.

 

In health care, rapid technological change brings advances — and risks

“As an engineer working in health care, I have spent my career much closer to the pointy end of the stick” when it comes to technological change. — Rick Schrenker

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Metro

 

A hand up: a special bond helps at-risk city kids reach college

Pat Arcand smiled with Tomell Kelley and his grandmother Sophia Weah as Tomell moved into his dorm room at Springfield College.

Pat Arcand’s first stop was in the heart of a Roxbury public housing development menaced by gang violence.

 

Ivy the cat delighted JP residents for 15 years

Ivy the cat greeted a passersby from the storefront of Ivy Insurance Agency in JP.

The orange and white feline certainly knew how to relax.

 

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2016. There are 125 days left in the year.

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Business & Tech

 

How New England shaped China’s craft brew master

Gao Yan is determined to prove Chinese craft beer can hold its own.

The father of China’s craft beer revolution got his start on bar stools in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

 

The New Economy takes on Beacon Hill

Many of taxi drivers’ requests on Uber and Lyft went unheeded in the final regulating law.

Tech players that typically rule Kendall Square have been flexing their muscles at the State House in recent months.

 

Five things you should know about Jim Judge

Jim Judge is the chief executive at Eversource Energy.

Judge is the new chief executive of Eversource Energy.

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Sports

 

Red Sox 8, Royals 3

Red Sox offense clobbers Royals

David Price allowed five hits and two runs and struck out seven in six innings of work.

It’s the 67th time in 2016 that the Red Sox had 10 or more hits in a game.

 

REVOLUTION AT RED BULLS | 2:30 P.M. (ESPN)

Revolution face a Red Bulls team headed in the other direction

Goalkeeper Brad Knighton showed quick hands in helping the Revolution to a 0-0 draw at San Jose on Wednesday.

New England is winless in its last five MLS matches, while New York is unbeaten in its last eight league games.

 

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Off to college, but taking the home teams with them

The young sports fans of Boston have seen nine Duck Boat parades already.

In the Class of 2020 are the sons and daughters of Boston’s High Renaissance of sports.

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Ideas

 

Kidnapped on old Cape Cod

It started with nine wine corks and 28 matches on a Tuesday afternoon in May.

 

Why we’re fascinated by crime

These cases actually happened. These events are real, not imagined.

 

The toll of duty

Boston, MA - 6/17/1977: Patrolman Thomas Galvin, left, moves in to assist fireman Robert Mackey to rescue Chin Goon, 92, who was going to commit suicide by jumping from the window of her fourth-floor apartment at Chauncy House, an elderly and low-income housing unit in Boston's Chinatown, on June 17, 1977. [NOTE: This photo is part of a series] (Tom Landers/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 140404_CB_003

There’s one rarely discussed threat to the safety of police and first responders: their own mental health.

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Obituaries

 

John J. McGlynn Sr., 94, former longtime Medford mayor

Former Medford Mayor John “Jack” McGlynn was remembered as a skilled manager and politician adept at forging compromises.

Mr. McGlynn was a five-term mayor of the city who served as a state representative and was a World War II veteran.

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Sunday Arts

 

book review

The art world’s famous frenemies

Top: Henri Matisse (left) and Pablo Picasso. Bottom: Willem de Kooning (left) and Jackson Pollock.

In his lively and compelling new book, Globe art critic Sebastian Smee shows how the tension between famous painter friends influenced their work.

 

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

‘The Night Of’ could be just ‘Law & Order,’ but it’s so much better than that

HBO’s “The Night Of” stars Riz Ahmed as Nasir “Naz” Khan, a Pakistani-American on trial for murder in New York.

The HBO show offers proof that the crime procedural can triumph when the right writers and actors are on the case.

 

If you go ...

What to do in Brussels.

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Travel

 

How the other half vacations

The highly-anticipated Fort Bishangarh.

Every year, thousands from the luxury travel world converge on Las Vegas’ Virtuoso Travel Week to pitch their latest and greatest.

 

What it’s like to vacation in Brussels six months later

Top: Outside the majestic Grand-Place in Brussels.

My time was a week of contrasts, veering from the happiness of tourist mainstays such as waffles and frites to serious discussions of terror cells.

 

New Hampshire’s walkable Seacoast offers easy escapes

The Urban Forestry Center.

Trade the cityscape for enjoyable year-round water and woods walks on New Hampshire’s Seacoast.

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Real Estate

 

HOME OF THE WEEK

Energy-savvy contemporary captures warmth of sun

This Andover home offers passive-solar features in a tranquil, perennial-filled setting.

 

Address

Tips for surviving in today’s bidding wars

When your reasonable offer on a home is rejected, it’s enough to make you cry — and you’re not alone.

 

What does your money buy in Woburn?

A sampling of homes on the market in Woburn includes two Colonials with four bedrooms and finished basements.

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Magazine

 

Globe Magazine

‘When you find my body’: The last days of Gerry Largay

Lost for at least 19 days in the Maine wilderness, the 66-year-old hiker died as she had lived: with courage and with grace.

 

Globe Magazine

If you made $120 million, what would you do?

042532016 Boston Ma Paul M. English (cq) photographed for the Magazine Game Changers Series . He is photographed at his Boston Office's. Boston Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

In an excerpt from Tracy Kidder’s forthcoming book, Internet entrepreneur Paul English decides how to spend a fortune.

 

Globe Magazine

At summer’s end, an ode to the outdoor shower

Neil Swidey on a particular delight of New England’s all-too-short season.

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Globe North

 

The world is their stage

Artistic director Bob Walsh of the Gloucester Stage Company at a meeting for

Seven apprentices have spent the summer learning theater behind the scenes at the Gloucester Stage Company.

 

AMESBURY

Our Neighbors’ Table expands its fight against hunger

Guest tour the Jardis-Taylor Center for Our Neighbors' Table in Amesbury on Tuesday May 24, 2016. Nearly 200 households have used the facility in its first 3 days of operation. . Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

A 4,800-square-foot property in Amesbury features a functional market where families in need can pick up food.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Girls make shift from elite to high school teams

Goalkeeper Holly Stam during a practice drill at the Pingree School in Hamilton.

Coming off a national championship, members of the girls’ NEFC 16-and-under elite team caught their breath before the upcoming high school soccer season begins.

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Globe South

 

Stonehill College takes its discount ‘Mobile Market’ to Brockton

Angela Beyer (right) helps out a customer at Stonehill College's Mobile Market in Brockton.

In parts of Brockton, vegetables like those grown at the Easton campus are not widely available, even at more typical prices.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

For some girls, the best of two soccer worlds

Whitman-Hanson soccer coach David Fleck checks his notes while star players Taylor Kofton, Lauren Bonavita, and Katie Korzec prepare for a two-mile conditioning run.

Several high school players from south of Boston were part of the U16 New England Football Club squad that recently captured two national championships.

 

Ferry brings hope for underused Quincy park

This pilot ferry service runs between Squantum Point Park in Quincy and Rowes Wharf in Boston.

Cheerleaders of Squantum Point Park have their fingers crossed that the pilot service from Boston and Winthrop will draw more visitors.

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Globe West

 

Forget tricorn hats. These reenactors prefer olive drab

Joseph Clayton got to wear some vintage World War II items while visiting Fort Devens Museum's open house event.

At the Fort Devens Museum, history buffs honor the men and women who served in World War II.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Pine Manor professor uses campus as a backdrop to sculpture

“The Nature Show,” an indoor-outdoor exhibit of works by 25 members of the New England Sculptors Association, opened August 28.

 

Framingham to decide whether to buy golf course

A Special Town Meeting in Framingham will decide whether the town should purchase Millwood Farms Golf Course or let the land be sold to a developer.

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