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Mike Bourne has been in and out of institutions for half his life, with a diagnosis that has changed over the years.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

First of three parts

Brave and afraid and heading down the longest road

He was an ebullient boy, but at 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back. By Jenna Russell

Color coding by ImageGraphicsVideo shows the speed that balls were traveling when they hit the Green Monster.

How many bleeping dents are in the Green Monster?

10,000? A million? Believe it or not, there is an answer.

Four women accuse Everett mayor of sexual harassment

Mayor Carlo DeMaria of Everett, who is fighting to bring a casino to the city, has denied sexual harassment allegations and has suggested that gambling opponents could be spreading rumors in order to derail the effort.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File

Carlo DeMaria’s accusers include a city employee who abruptly resigned in 2012 after she said the mayor asked her for oral sex.

Christian right, political left unite in opposing casinos

The fight over gambling in Mass. has spawned an unlikely alliance.

The Nation

Delay in moving body fueled anger in Ferguson

Sondra Fifer (left) confronted a demonstrator supporting Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson during a rally in St. Louis. The St. Louis County NAACP also held a youth march to the site where Michael Brown was killed.

By Julie Bosman

Michael Brown’s body remained in the street for four hours, angering protesters.

In Washington, second thoughts on arming local police

A member of the Missouri Highway Patrol stood at the top of an armored personnel carrier in Ferguson, Mo.

By Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt

A White House-led review will consider whether the government should continue providing military-style equipment.

Thousands protest N.Y. chokehold death

Demonstrators at a rally on Staten Island Saturday condemned the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, during a struggle with white police officers.

By Jonathan Lemire

People expressing grief, anger, and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island.

The World

Most of convoy of Russian trucks returns from Ukraine

By Andrew Higgins and David M. Herszenhorn

Even after returning on Saturday, questions about alleged Russian artillery in Ukraine persisted.

Israeli airstrike levels Gaza apartment tower

The Zafer Tower, one of several high-rises in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood, collapsed in Gaza City after an attack.

By Karin Laub

A 12-story apartment building collapsed in an unprecedented strike by Israel.

Israeli Arabs, Jews far more divided amid Gaza conflict

By Carol Morello

The latest wave of anti-Arab sentiment appears different from what arose in past times of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, specialists say.

Editorial & Opinion

opinion | PATRICK GARVIN

TV love triangles audiences love to love

Here are some of the most debated TV pairings in the last 20 years.

TOM KEANE

Ice Bucket Challenge a gimmick best not repeated

A teenager in Pennsylvania reacted to the cold water dumped on her head for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

By Tom Keane

Threats to compel giving? It seems the opposite of what it really means to be charitable.

Mike Ross

A business model with altitude for Market Basket

A skier made her way down a run at Mad River Glen.

By Mike Ross

Mad River Glen has an economic model that worked — sell the company to employees and customers.

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letters | Police and the armed response

Restore true community policing — ditch the machine gun

letters | Police and the armed response

How have we come to accept shoot-to-kill approach as normal?

letters | Police and the armed response

In case of Mo. officer, let justice, not revenge, be served

letters | foreign policy challenges

The Islamic State threat is real

letters | looking to 2014

Obama shy on narrative? A likely story

opinion | Alex Pearlman

Scotland has a chance to redefine Western governance

By Alex Pearlman

opinion | Howard Axelrod

Would Romeo and Juliet be matched online?

By Howard Axelrod

opinion | Jack Cole

End the prohibition of heroin

By Jack Cole

opinion | Moria Paz

Bomb shelters expose rifts in Israeli society

By Moria Paz

Derrick Z. Jackson

Puffins: A small bird defies big odds

By Derrick Z. Jackson

Metro

Christian right, political left unite in opposing casinos

A rendering of the Wynn casino proposed in Everett.

By Mark Arsenault

The fight over gambling in Mass. has spawned an unlikely alliance.

First of three parts

Brave and afraid and heading down the longest road

Mike Bourne has been in and out of institutions for half his life, with a diagnosis that has changed over the years.

By Jenna Russell

He was an ebullient boy, but at 17, the shadow fell: a devastating diagnosis of mental illness. Trouble, hospital, home, into the depths again. Now, he aims to make his way back.

Four women accuse Everett mayor of sexual harassment

Mayor Carlo DeMaria of Everett, who is fighting to bring a casino to the city, has denied sexual harassment allegations and has suggested that gambling opponents could be spreading rumors in order to derail the effort.

By Sean P. Murphy, Andrea Estes and Scott Allen

Carlo DeMaria’s accusers include a city employee who abruptly resigned in 2012 after she said the mayor asked her for oral sex.

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Young woman is shot to death in Dorchester

By Evan Allen and Dan Adams

Yvonne Abraham

Two very different primaries

By Yvonne Abraham

Starts & Stops

Mass. seeking new ideas for underutilized overpasses

By Martine Powers

Beach read

‘Love Anthony’ by Lisa Genova

By Lisa Genova

Money & Careers

Future of Export-Import Bank on ropes

Fred Hochberg, chairman of the Export-Import Bank, inspected a bicycle frame at Parlee, a Beverly company that benefits from bank programs.

By Jack Newsham

Republicans in Congress want to kill the bank, but supporters say the federal agency helps US business compete in the global economy.

Export-Import Bank chairman fends off criticism

Fred Hochberg runs the Export-Import Bank.

By Jack Newsham

Fred Hochberg was appointed to run the Export-Import Bank in 2009.

Innovation Economy

Losing strategy in Mass. on education and health care

By Scott Kirsner

Where are the voices talking about expanding access to education and health care, and driving costs down? In Mass., they’re scarce.

Sports

How many bleeping dents are in the Green Monster?

Color coding by ImageGraphicsVideo shows the speed that balls were traveling when they hit the Green Monster.

By Stan Grossfeld

10,000? A million? Believe it or not, there is an answer.

MARINERS 7, RED SOX 3

Red Sox’ skid reaches seven

Dustin Ackley hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning.

By Julian Benbow

Brandon Workman unraveled in the fourth inning, giving up seven runs on 10 hits.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

A playoff is the right formula for college football

The new top prize in college football’s highest level is a gold football-shaped trophy.

By Christopher L. Gasper

At last, the BCS nonsense has been ditched for the only system that makes sense: a playoff.

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red sox notebook

Brandon Workman trying to stop his own losing streak

By Julian Benbow

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox’ investments paid off in Rusney Castillo signing

By Nick Cafardo

Patriots prepare for roster cutdown

By Shalise Manza Young

Nick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes

MLB teams running out of time to make fixes

By Nick Cafardo

SPORTS MEDIA

ESPN excited about playoff possibilities

By Chad Finn

Ben Volin | Sunday Football Notes

A lot has gone on this NFL preseason

By Ben Volin

Gary Washburn | Sunday Basketball Notes

Healthy Avery Bradley prepared to lead by example

By Gary Washburn

FLUTO SHINZAWA | SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

New goalie technique is providing an edge

By Fluto Shinzawa

Revolution 1, Chivas USA 0

Revolution keep up postseason charge

By Frank Dell’Apa

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT | ON SECOND THOUGHT

Little-known Camogie remains her sport of choice

By Kevin Paul Dupont

New England Football Preview

Casey DeAndrade, New Hampshire football keep focus on next challenge

By Craig Larson

ACC football preview

By Michael Vega

Ideas

Where slavery thrived, inequality rules today

Fluker, La., and other municipalities with ties to slavery often lack social mobility.

By Stephen Mihm

More than a century later, some experts say, a terrible institution is still exacting its price.

The Internationalist

Why can’t Greece shake its corruption problem?

By Thanassis Cambanis

A report from a country where everyone knows a thousand ways around the rules.

Q&A

Workers of the high seas, unite!

The multiethnic workplace

By Rebecca Onion

Sailors were the original global labor force, argues historian Marcus Rediker.

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uncommon knowledge

Newspapers, not so liberal after all

By Kevin Lewis

Obituaries

Jean Redpath, prolific Scottish folk singer, dies at 77

By Douglas Martin

Ms. Redpath helped energize a genre she described as a “brew of pure flavor and pure emotion.”

James J. Schiro, 68, director at Goldman Sachs

By Landon Thomas Jr.

Mr. Schiro was a chief executive of two global giants in the accounting and insurance industries.

Steve Nagel, 69; flew on four shuttle flights

Astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle flights, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, after a long illness. He was 67.

Mr. Nagel was a test pilot for the Air Force before becoming an astronaut in 1979.

Sunday Arts

On the Web, there’s so much more to see

Web series “K&A” production staff — (from left) Ben Heald,  Katie Shannon, Audrey Claire, and Mike Madden  — watching a playback of a scene they shot in Boston’s Chinatown.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The rapidly expanding world of Web series is changing the way TV (or what we’ve known as TV) is created and watched.

Which Web series deserve Emmys?

Dylan Marron, “Whatever This Is.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

The expanding field and increasing quality of Web series deserve a closer look.

Matthew Gilbert’s Emmy predictions

DRAMA SERIES

By Matthew Gilbert

“Breaking Bad” is considered one of best series ever made for TV, one of the rare dramas that didn’t let up in quality throughout its run. Gilbert thought it deserved the Emmy.

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Movies

Young adult films get a dose of reality

By Meredith Goldstein

@Large| Michael andor brodeur

What our feeds showed us in Ferguson

By Michael Andor Brodeur

feedback

Boston-area arts letters

By June Wulff

the one thing

Save your summer glow with fresh-looking skin

By Marni Elyse Katz

The ticket: Art

By Sebastian Smee

The ticket: Classical music

By Jeremy Eichler

The ticket: Dance

By Karen Campbell

The ticket: Television

By Matthew Gilbert

The ticket: Pop music

By James Reed

Names

Obama not too visible at the Vineyard

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Defending the ART’s ‘Finding Neverland’

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Artists for Humanity teens show off work

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Amanda Palmer’s naked ambition

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Book review

‘Doctored’ by Sandeep Jauhar

By Suzanne Koven

Likes verbs

Economist Lawrence Summers

By Amy Sutherland

Book review

‘Lisette’s List’ by Susan Vreeland

By Julia M. Klein

book review

‘The Blue Buick’ by B.H. Fairchild

By John Freeman

new england literary news

2014 New England Books Award winners

the story behind the book

Beer nut Norman Miller on Boston brews

By Kate Tuttle

new england writers at work

Millman’s apartment is lined with trinkets from travels

By Eugenia Williamson

Local bestsellers

By Andrew Bourque

thing tank

From Kanye West, Paul McCartney to every Simpsons ever

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Travel

Get to Mendocino before anyone else, then slow down

By Walter V. Robinson

The town on California’s northern coast is pacific, pastoral, bountiful, and in no rush to sell itself.

If you go to Mendocino

By Walter Robinson

A look at travel, lodging, and restaurant options if you visit.

Christopher Muther

Provincetown vs. Ogunquit: Differences more than marginal

Both towns have a different effect on vacationers.

By Christopher Muther

Placing Provincetown and Ogunquit side-by-side is like comparing hard apple cider and orange liqueur.

Real Estate

Address

What’s it like to raise kids in the city?

Shirley Leung and her boys —Eli, 3½, and Evan, 1½ — headed out on the town.

By Shirley Leung

I miss my life in Boston. But could I really handle city living with young children?

Location, Location, Location

Downtown Crossing has become desirable

A view down Washington Street of the Paramount.

By Vanessa Parks

After years of effort, Downtown Crossing will be revitalized as a center of commerce, and also a hot place to live.

My First Home

When your home’s former owners come to visit

By Anne Jerome

“There are family members upset about the sale of the house. Be cautious if anyone shows up at your home. Good luck.”

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Ask Address...

It’s time to harvest the vegetables

By Nancy Heiser

Ask Address...

Clematis won’t flower; apple trees have spots

By Carol Stocker

Ask Address...

How to keep mice from snacking on your wiring

By Peter Hotton

room to love

Winchester room design is classic with a twist

By Eileen McEleney Woods

Home of the Week

Sea captain’s home overlooking Salem Common

By John R. Ellement

Magazine

Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown

Meat clerk Eric Cabral, Market Basket store No. 39, Nashua.

Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, an MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.

Magazine

My brother’s life ended with an overdose

By George Bell

George Bell’s family was powerless to stop his brother’s lifelong, and life-ending, drug and alcohol addiction.

Magazine

Brimfield antiques market on the decline

Brimfield’s main road cuts between nearly two dozen fields.

By Zac Bissonnette

Will the rise of Etsy, Pinterest, and crafty cute be the ruin of America’s premier antiques market?

Globe North

Two struggles, one triumph

At Lowell’s Murkland School, it’s all about higher expectations

Fiona Lay read a book at the Charlotte Murkand School’s Summer Academy in Lowell.

By Kathy McCabe

Despite being one step away from a state takeover, plucky students and their teachers would not give up.

In Lowell, academic breakthrough at Murkland Elementary School

The Murkland Elementary School (preK-Grade 4) in Lowell was designated Level 4 in 2010 and improved to Level 1 in 2013.

Two struggles, one triumph

At Salem’s Bentley School, a second try at turnaround

Having turned around a Boston school, Justin Vernon will try to do so again in Salem.

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Educators are implementing their newest plan to turn around one of the lowest-achieving schools in the state.

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Globe North best bets

By Milva DiDomizio

High School football

High school football teams gear up for new season

By Isaac Chipps

Sports Notes

Hard work pays off for Clay Cleveland

By Allen Lessels

Burlington

Interact Club looking for students

By John Laidler

Medford

Tufts freshmen to mark storm drains

By Kathy McCabe

Reading

Salon cutting hair to benefit nonprofit

By Brenda Buote

Revere

Revere Beach Parkway bridge dedicated

By John Laidler

Somerville

Fire hydrants to be tested

By Katherine Landergan

Wakefield

Senator looking for interns this fall

By John Laidler

Beverly

Libraries to close for Labor Day

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Hamilton

Retired town clerks filling in for another

By David Rattigan

Marblehead

Selectmen seek to fill seat on Light Commission

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Newburyport

Riverfront Music Festival to have six acts

By Katherine Landergan

North Andover

Alleged IRS phone calls are a scam, police say

By Brenda Buote

Peabody

Northshore Mall sees new stores open

By John Laidler

Topsfield

Topsfield Fair race Sept. 28

By David Rattigan

Globe South

Back to school

$100m bet for high schools in seven Boston suburbs

Inside the new Methuen High School

By John Dyer

The average cost of the seven new or renovated schools opening in the suburbs at the start of this academic year is $100 million.

Back to school

Workshop tackles sports hazing head-on

By Emily Sweeney

A small group of high school administrators, athletic directors, and coaches got a crash course on high school hazing and how to prevent it.

Bella English

The kids are grown and gone, and the dog misses them, too

Gumbo and Nick shortly before he departed for the Peace Corps.

By Bella English

With both of them gone, the dog has been wandering from one room to the other, in search of answers.

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Beverly Beckham

Finding inspiration from ‘The Dot’

By Beverly Beckham

Brockton

Scholars earn $3,000 awards

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Mansfield

Town installs new phone system

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

West Bridgewater

State road project underway

By Rich Fahey

Stoughton

Single cigar sales outlawed

By Rich Fahey

Middleborough

New town manager sought

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Mattapoisett

Water-use restriction may be lifted soon

By Paul Kandarian

Marion

Property tax relief available

By Paul Kandarian

Hanson

Voters can cast absentee ballots

By John Laidler

Foxborough

Selectmen require town meeting accounts online

By Michele Morgan Bolton

Easton

Ames complex reopens as residences

By Michele Morgan Bolton

East Bridgewater

Open Meeting seminar planned

By Rich Fahey

Dedham

Police cite dozing driver

By Dave Eisenstadter

Canton

Residents protest roundabout

By Dave Eisenstadter

Bridgewater

Citizens police academy accepting applicants

By Jennette Barnes

Duxbury

Seasonal liquor licenses limited

By Jean Lang

Kingston

Board of Selectmen to meet earlier

By Robert Knox

Marshfield

Towns to name members of flood appeal panel

By Jennette Barnes

Norwell

Pay-as-you-throw trash program backed

By Juliet Pennington

Pembroke

Anti-drug coalition starts work

By John Laidler

Quincy

Moves by city agencies should save cash

By Katheleen Conti

Rockland

Executive secretary plans to retire

By John Laidler

Scituate

Calling all singers

By Johanna Seltz

Weymouth

View plans for Hawes Park

By Johanna Seltz

Milton

Family concerts rescheduled

By Jaclyn Reiss

Randolph

Schools ready to open, aim high

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Globe West

Back to School

Road to kindergarten more than child’s play

Students at Little People’s Child Care in Medford have a hands-on lesson in luaus.

By James H. Burnett III

When it comes to socializing pre-schoolers, atmosphere is key, friendship is crucial, and manners are a must.

Parent, ACLU challenge Upton iPad policy

By Hattie Bernstein

Mike Watson is worried that the district’s iPad policy excludes children whose parents cannot afford — or do not wish to purchase — the devices.

Q&A with Matt Malone, the state secretary of education

Matt Malone

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Malone has visited 270 of the state’s elementary and secondary schools and nearly all of the higher education campuses.

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Globe West best bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Arlington

CNBC producer to discuss book

By Emily Cataneo

Arlington

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus

By Emily Cataneo

Brookline

Open late for absentee voting

By Jaclyn Reiss

Lexington

Final summer concert to feature Irish music

By Emily Cataneo

Needham

Meet Democratic rivals for Senate

By Jaclyn Reiss

Sudbury

Opening on Conservation Commission

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Watertown

Openings on the Board of Assessors

By Jaclyn Reiss

Waltham

Race around Prospect Hill Park

By Jaclyn Reiss

Wellesley

Free demonstration by Cape Ann artist

By Jaclyn Reiss

Weston

A bonus week at Memorial Pool

By Jaclyn Reiss

Bedford

Free outdoor movies at college Friday

By Nancy Shohet West

Berlin

DPW workers take icy ALS ‘challenge’

By Matt Gunderson

Westborough

Group plans fund-raising yard sale

By Hattie Bernstein

Carlisle

Many ticks carrying Lyme disease

By Nancy Shohet West

Littleton

Apply for next year’s library scholarship

By Nancy Shohet West

Acton

Town offices being shifted by work

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Hopkinton

Officers carrying overdose antidote

By Mary MacDonald

Boylston

School-raised veggies on Tahanto’s menu

By Matt Gunderson

Boxborough

Library to resume Saturday hours

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Southborough

Library plans story time for youngsters

By Hattie Bernstein

Northborough

Library group seeks help at book sale

By Hattie Bernstein

Sudbury

Church plans rally for Sunday School

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Carlisle

Library offers survey to guide future

By Nancy Shohet West

Shirley

Police report thefts of power tools

By Rachel Lebeaux

Westborough

Historical group holding open house

By Hattie Bernstein

Bedford

Share thoughts on language, diversity

By Nancy Shohet West

Harvard

Former selectwoman to work for town

By Davis Bushnell

Maynard

Date set for fall Town Meeting

By Justin Rice

Concord

Orchestra opens concert season Sept. 21

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Groton

Tips on using up garden vegetables

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Meet candidates for House seat

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Marlborough

Savor city’s offerings downtown Monday

By Hattie Bernstein

Concord

Chorus to hold open rehearsals

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

Littleton

Gala parade to celebrate 300th

By Nancy Shohet West

Bolton

Bank planning move across street

By Matt Gunderson

Shrewsbury

‘Best-dressed’ boat parade Saturday

By Abby Jordan

Marlborough

Last ‘swing’ of summer Thursday

By Hattie Bernstein

Hudson

Plan calls for razing closed schools

By Justin Rice

Ashland

Offer articles for fall Town Meeting

By Rachel Lebeaux

Bellingham

Register for women’s volleyball

By Rachel Lebeaux

Dover

Board plans forum on land purchase

By Mary MacDonald

Franklin

Town launches redesigned website

By Rachel Lebeaux

Holliston

Police see no humor in pink panther

By Mary MacDonald

Medway

Lions Club collecting bottles, cans

By Rachel Lebeaux

Milford

Pool reopens for public classes Sept. 4

By Mary MacDonald

Natick

Food pantry receives $10k grant

By Justin Rice

Norfolk

Hear gardening tips at club meeting

By Abby Jordan

Plainville

Donut Dash returns on Sept. 28

By Rachel Lebeaux

Upton

Golf tourney to boost men’s group

By Rachel Lebeaux

Wrentham

Pet shelter collecting bottles, cans

By Abby Jordan

Millis

Sewer extension gets OK

By Justin Rice