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Shantel Young looked over the living room of her family’s new, larger home in Dorchester.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

In Greater Boston, a lopsided geography of affordable housing

Relatively little subsidized housing has sprouted in places like Lexington.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/IMG_2252.jpg Westford building plan tests farmland protection law

In the late 1990s, Westford spent $525,000 to permanently protect a 9-acre farm. Now a developer wants to build a restaurant there.

America on Edge

In Pa., boomers see the American Dream slipping away

Many from Butler High School’s class of 1976 are now weary, worn, or furious. For some, those feelings are driving their votes.

Tom Brady’s last on-field action for a month took place during Friday’s preseason game against the Giants. He can’t make any contact with the team until after its fourth game.

Kathy Willens/Associated Press

A forced vacation may be agony for Boston’s most famous workaholic

It’s likely that a four-game suspension is the stuff Tom Brady’s nightmares are made of.

The Nation

America on Edge

In Pa., boomers see the American Dream slipping away

Downtown Butler, Penn., was seen this month as rain fell over the city.

By Matt Viser

Many from Butler High School’s class of 1976 are now weary, worn, or furious. For some, those feelings are driving their votes.

In Detroit, Trump tries to woo black voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attended a church service Saturday in Detroit.

By Jill Colvin

Trump visited a predominantly black church and vowed to fix the “many wrongs” facing African-Americans.

Clinton’s campaign trail leads to moneyed enclaves

Hillary Clinton raised about $143 million in August.

By Amy Chozick

In the last two weeks of August, Hillary Clinton raised about $50 million at 22 events.

The World

Obama and Xi formally commit US and China to climate accord

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping look at each other after shaking hands before a bilateral meeting at West Lake State Guest House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Mark Landler and Jane Perlez

The two leaders cemened their partnership on climate change and offered a rare display of harmony in an increasingly discordant relationship.

German nationalists seek gains in Merkel’s political base

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) met supporters during an election campaign event in Bad Doberan, Germany, Saturday. Polls suggest that Alternative for Germany can expect more than 20 percent of votes Sunday in a state where Merkel has her parliamentary constituency.

By Geir Moulson

An anti-immigration party is poised for strong gains in Germany’s economically weak northeast.

Pope hails volunteers on eve of Mother Teresa sainthood

In Rome, a portrait of Mother Teresa is carried in the crowd on Friday during a vigil of prayer in preparation for her canonization.

By Frances D’Emilio

Pope Francis denounced what he called the modern-day sin of indifference to hunger, exploitation, and other suffering.

Editorial & Opinion

DANTE RAMOS

Grad students should organize, but unions aren’t a panacea

In this Oct. 15, 2015 photo, members of the Graduate Employee and Students Organization-Unite Here deliver a petition bearing the names and faces of hundreds of Yale University graduate student employees during a protest on campus in New Haven, Conn. Efforts to unionize graduate students at private universities are gaining momentum as the National Labor Relations Board shows new openness to arguments that they are not just students, but also school employees. A recognized union for teaching assistants is in place at only one private U.S. school, New York University, where the administration gave its blessing in 2013. (Ryan Flynn/AP)

By Dante Ramos

All workers have a stake in labor advocacy that’s actually effective.

JEFF JACOBY

I support Israel, which is why I don’t support US aid to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspected the inside of an Apache attack helicopter on Aug. 17.

By Jeff Jacoby

The Jewish state, with its booming economy, doesn’t need American charity.

Editorial

Nora Harrington for state Senate

Milton Ma 09032016 Nora Harrington (cq) is running for the State Senate. She was canvasing voters in Milton. Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

First-time candidate Nora Harrington will bring a fresh perspective to Beacon Hill.

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Opinion | Jim Kozubek

CRISPR and the capitalists

By Jim Kozubek

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

The kingmaker club

By Stephen Kinzer

Metro

In Greater Boston, a lopsided geography of affordable housing

Shantel Young looked over the living room of her family’s new, larger home in Dorchester.

By David Scharfenberg

Relatively little subsidized housing has sprouted in places like Lexington.

Westford building plan tests farmland protection law

Ebrahim Masalehdan is seeking approval from Westford to build a restaurant on the Drew Garden agricultural site.

By Sacha Pfeiffer

In the late 1990s, Westford spent $525,000 to permanently protect a 9-acre farm. Now a developer wants to build a restaurant there.

Families of special-needs children struggle with summer breaks

Billerica, MA., 08/16/16, Jessica Doherty, left, takes selfies with one of her personal care assistant----Katelyn Sanderson, cq, in the kitchen of her home. The story follows Jessica Doherty, a girl with autism and down syndrome to see what it's like for her---and other children and young adults with complex physical, intellectual, and emotional needs---when there is no summer programs available to them when school is out of session. Suzanne Kreiter\Globe staff

By Trisha Thadani

Breaks in care can lead to a digression in a child’s fragile mental state. They can also cost families hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Dear GE, Dell, about your move to Boston ...

General Electric unveiled plans for its new headquarters in Fort Point last month.

By Scott Kirsner

Get down in the sandbox with the startups, and don’t act like traditional big companies.

Five things you should know about Dave McGillivray

Dave McGillivray is the longtime race director for the Boston Marathon.

By Beth Healy

McGillivray, the longtime Boston Marathon director, loves to run, and run, and run . . .

Conversion of MIT reactor to safer fuel pushed to 2027

David Moncton, the head of MIT’s Nuclear Research Laboratory, examined a display at the laboratory.

By Dan Adams

The delay is because of technical setbacks and mismanagement in a federal effort to develop a low-enriched uranium fuel.

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US stocks advance amid steady but slower gain in August hiring

By Anna-Louise Jackson and Joseph Ciolli

Consumer Reports | Product Review

A bike helmet is a smart investment

On the Job

Sax player sticks to classic strategy

By Cindy Atoji Keene

Job Doc

Now can we talk about pay?

By Elaine Varelas

Consumer Alert

Choosing a new school? Study up

By Sarah Shemkus

Sports

A forced vacation may be agony for Boston’s most famous workaholic

Tom Brady’s last on-field action for a month took place during Friday’s preseason game against the Giants. He can’t make any contact with the team until after its fourth game.

By Nestor Ramos

It’s likely that a four-game suspension is the stuff Tom Brady’s nightmares are made of.

RED SOX 11, ATHLETICS 2

Red Sox rout A’s again, move into tie for first in AL East

Rick Porcello didn’t allow a hit for 5⅓
 innings.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox offense was potent once again, helping Rick Porcello breeze to his 19th win.

FLORIDA 24, UMASS 7

UMass hangs tough in loss at No. 25 Florida

UMass quarterback Ross Comis ran for a 5-yard touchdown in the first half.

By Kevin Brockway

The Minutemen trailed just 10-7 after the third quarter.

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REVOLUTION 2, RAPIDS 0

Revolution break through, end skid

By Frank Dell’Apa

DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

Kevin Chappell leads Deutsche Bank after Round 2

By Kevin Paul Dupont

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Steven Wright’s return this season in question

By Peter Abraham

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

The interesting case of Leominster’s Steve Moses and his NHL pursuit

By Kevin Paul Dupont

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

How does Boston compare with Toronto, Baltimore entering final stretch?

By Nick Cafardo

SPORTS LOG

Ariya Jutanugarn seeking third straight LPGA victory

By staff and wire reports

BC NOTEBOOK

BC kicking game off to rough start

By Julian Benbow

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

Just how bad is Teddy Bridgewater’s injury?

By Ben Volin

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

For David Fizdale, it was a long road to his first NBA head coaching gig

By Gary Washburn

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Smylie Kaufman has more than playoffs in mind

By Christopher L. Gasper

Georgia Tech 17, BC 14

Georgia Tech comes back to beat Boston College in Ireland

By Julian Benbow

Deutsche Bank Notebook

Hermine could wreak havoc with schedule

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Alex Speier

This David Price is just what Red Sox need

By Alex Speier

Ideas

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

What magic can teach us about our brains

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The secret is about exploiting loopholes in cognition.

Ideas | Alison Lobron

Incurious George finds a safe space

By Alison Lobron

The beloved children’s character turns 75 and has stopped taking so many risks.

The Word

A needless layer of butter to the toast

By Ilan Stavans

“As it were” is an awful modifier.

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Ideas

A Boston story in 50 words

By Rob Hazen

Brainiac

Recording the secret lives of cells

By Kevin Hartnett

Uncommon Knowledge

Boots on the ground

By Kevin Lewis

Obituaries

Scholarship created to honor nun from Stoneham

Mississippi University for Women is creating a scholarship to honor two slain nuns who worked as nurse practitioners.

David Dunsky, 73, record-setting runner and cross-country coach

Mr. Dunsky, known as a top runner during his younger years, also was deemed as the “best distance coach in the history of Massachusetts.”

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Dunsky, also an attorney, coached many championship teams at Gloucester High School.

Fred Hellerman, 89, member of Weavers folk group

From left: Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman performed in a 25th anniversary Weavers reunion concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

By the Associated Press

The Weavers were formed in the late 1940s by Mr. Hellerman along with Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Ronnie Gilbert.

Sunday Arts

Names

John Krasinski says ‘The Hollars’ is all about family

John Krasinski before a Q&A after a showing of his new film

By Mark Shanahan

The Newton native talks about how he chooses a movie, what he thinks of movies set in Boston, and, of course, the Patriots.

Jason Aldean brings the country gold back to Fenway

“A couple of guys in the band are lifelong Red Sox fans, so it’s really cool to go there,” says Jason Aldean about playing at Fenway Park.

By Sean L. Maloney

Country superstar Jason Alden on stadium shows and listening to music to pan for future album hits.

Buzzsaw

You may never, ever remake these shows

Among the shows that should not be remade is “Friday Night Lights.”

By Matthew Gilbert

We need a few rules about which shows absolutely may not be remade, rebooted, redone, or revivified under any circumstances.

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story behind the book

Sentenced to decades in a grand hotel

By Kate Tuttle

Art Review

Art that asks: What makes a self?

By Sebastian Smee

THE ONE THING

Landscape love

By Marni Elyse Katz

The Ticket: Pop music

By Maura Johnston

My Instagram

Mikko Savolainen

By Carly Sitrin

The Ticket: Art

By Sebastian Smee

The Ticket: TV

By Matthew Gilbert

The Ticket: Dance

By Karen Campbell

The Ticket: Classical music

By Jeremy Eichler

The Ticket: Theater

By Don Aucoin

new england literary news | jan gardner

Recalling a photojournalist, sampling books about rock

By Jan Gardner

Local bestsellers

By Sonia Rao

book review

Tracing poignant, heroic last days of FDR

By David M. Shribman

Travel

For my parents, home is where they park it.

The author’s parents outside their motor home.

By Jessica Teich

Last summer, they sold their 3,500 square-foot house and moved into a decked out Class A motor home.

The VIP Lounge with Malcolm Butler

Malcolm Butler with his son during Patriots practice in July.

By Juliet Pennington

We caught up with New England Patriot Malcolm Butler to talk about all things travel.

A burger that’s worth the drive

A batch of burgers being assembled (no ketchup) at Louis’ Lunch.

By Jon Mael

Open since 1895, the restaurant produced the first hamburger sandwich in 1900, when founder Louis Lassen served a customer in a rush.

Real Estate

ADDRESS

As is? As if. Realtors translate listing lingo

By Vanessa Parks

“Chef’s kitchen?” “As is?” Realtors define that listing lingo.

HOME OF THE WEEK

Natick home on Lake Cochituate has a secret

By John R. Ellement

A hidden room, access to a private dock, and four bathrooms are highlights in this contemporary home.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What is it like to live in Harwich?

By Scott Lajoie

“Sometimes I can’t believe I live in such a quaint, idyllic place,” rockabilly guitarist Sarah Swain says.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What is it like to live in Harwich?

By Scott Lajoie

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

What does your money buy in Harwich?

By Scott Lajoie

ASK THE CARPENTER

Do gutter covers cause ice dams?

By Rob Robillard

ASK THE ARCHITECT

Should you replace or restore your windows?

By Chris Chu

MY FIRST HOME

This schoolhouse rocks

By Laura L. Wood

Globe North

The Marblehead healer with the magic touch

Nancy Torgrove Clasby works with client Ellen Kennedy during a guided meditation session on Monday, August 8, 2016. The author of

By Steven A. Rosenberg

Nancy Torgove Clasby knows there may be skeptics who don’t believe in alternative healing.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

At Andover, offensive linemen adding agility to brawn

Andover's Jason Lynn hits the blocking sled during practice at Andover High School in Andover, Mass. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

By Logan Mullen

It’s not enough to be big anymore. Now the players in the trenches have to be athletic.

Stoneham teen gets $36,000 to help fund his mission

14-year-old Max Davis, and the family pet, Beau, relax at their home in Stoneham on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Davis, recently got a $36,000 award for his project on increasing advocacy and legislative efforts to help homeless youths. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

By Wendy Killeen

Max Davis, 14, will use the money to help homeless youth have a regular place to sleep at night.

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LOCAL FARE

Healthy comfort food? Now, that’s an idea

By Kathy Shiels Tully

Mark Your Calendar

In Newburyport, shining a light on ovarian cancer

By Wendy Killeen

Globe South

To make a movie, start with actors working for the love of it

Makeup artist Krystle Feher prepared actor Paul Kandarian for filming “Sundown,” an independent, low-budget movie being shot in Hanover and other places nearby.

By Paul E. Kandarian

I wonder whether Robert De Niro started this way.

Scituate man will attempt swim from England to France

John Donlon of Scituate is planning to swim the English Channel this September.

By Jacob Carozza

He faces a slew of challenges: cold water temperatures, 12 to 16 hours of strenuous motion, possible jellyfish stings.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Lauren Berman brings scoring touch to BC

04nocollege - Boston College soccer player Lauren Berman. (Boston College)

By John Johnson

The all-time leading scorer at Canton High already has two goals in Boston College’s first four games.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Linemen’s new skills keep Hanover on the move

By Sam Boyles

Mark Your Calendar

Marshfield festival features a world of Celtic music

By Robert Knox

Bella English

Not goodbye, but farewell

By Bella English

Globe West

Pick your own berries, and enjoy the sculpture

By Hattie Bernstein

Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Groton is hosting a monthlong celebration of agriculture, art, and community.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Blocking runs in the family for Millis tackle

By Michael M. McMahon

Kevin Pyne, a 6-7, 265-pound freshman, comes from a long line of NFL-caliber linemen.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

By Michael M. McMahon

Concord-Carlisle graduate Nicolai Calabria helped the US National Amputee Soccer Team to a bronze medal in the 2016 Copa Internacional Futbol Amputados in Costa Rica.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Show off your favorite collection at the Spellman Museum

By Nancy Shohet West