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Celtics agree to deal Isaiah Thomas to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Cleveland also will receive Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick.

Among the businesses that have left recently is the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Boylston Street should be bustling, but many storefronts sit empty

One of the most prominent blocks in the Back Bay — Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley — feels downright desolate.

Things That Work

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/amsterdamgarage1.jpg Could underwater garages solve Boston’s parking shortage?

At least three other cities, all in Europe, have constructed parking garages under waterways.

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Opioid-related deaths declined by 5 percent in the state during the first half of 2017, the strongest indication yet that the crisis may be abating.

Felix G. Arroyo.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff, file

City employee files sexual harassment complaint against Felix G. Arroyo

A woman who worked for Arroyo said he “spanked” her buttocks, made sexual comments, and grabbed her by the back of her neck. Arroyo called the allegations baseless.

The Nation

Trump threatens GOP over wall, calls media ‘sick people’ at rally

President Trump spoke Tuesday to supporters in Phoenix.

By John Wagner, Jenna Johnson and Danielle Paquette

The president also hinted at a pardon of a controversial Arizona sheriff during his Phoenix rally.

McConnell, in private, doubts if Trump can save presidency

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that President Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises.

By Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin

The relationship between the president and Senate majority leader has disintegrated. They have not spoken to each other in weeks.

Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year

FILE - The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Washington. President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday night, he’ll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, at his Washington hotel. He’s already spent five evenings at political rallies, always in front of an audience of thousands of fans who are selected by his campaign aides. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

By Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy

The spending by Republican political committees at Trump entities helped boost his company at a time when business is falling off at some core properties.

The World

Some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

Damage to the portside is visible as the Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi naval base in Singapore following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. The USS John S. McCain was docked at Singapore's naval base with

By Annabelle Liang

The US Pacific Fleet commander promised a full investigation into the second major collision among ships from the Seventh Fleet.

Trump’s request for India’s help in Afghanistan rattles Pakistan

President Trump spoke Monday at Fort Myer, Va., about the war in Afghanistan.

By Salman Masood

Officials warned that the US approach to India risked jolting a tumultuous relationship.

Trump’s Afghanistan plan set to spark fresh congressional debate

US Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is leading a bipartisan push to approve a new Authorized Use of Military Force.

By Ed O’Keefe

President Trump’s decision to announce expanded US military operations in Afghanistan is set to spark fresh discussion about the future of America’s longest war and whether it’s time for lawmakers to approve a new use of force law.

Editorial & Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

A free-speech rally, minus the free speech

A police officer escorted a participant in Saturday’s “free speech” rally away from the scene as a water bottle was headed in his direction.

By Jeff Jacoby

In the course of preventing a riot, the city rode roughshod over the rights of a small, disfavored minority.

SCOT LEHIGH

Donald Trump usually trusts his instincts, and that’s a problem

ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 21: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Americas military involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Trump was expected to announce a modest increase in troop levels in Afghanistan, the result of a growing concern by the Pentagon over setbacks on the battlefield for the Afghan military against Taliban and al-Qaeda forces. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By Scot Lehigh

President Trump repeatedly finds his promises and proclamations ripped apart by reality.

EDITORIAL

More liquor licenses in Boston? Cheers to that.

7-25-2012 Brighton, Mass. Over 500 guests attended the 10th Anniversary for the Brian J, Honan Foundation held at the Brighton Music Hall. L. to R. are Gareth Saunders of Dorchester, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Presley of Dorchester and Wayne Dozier of Brockton. Globe photo by Bill Brett

Preserving the artificial value of the city’s 1,110 liquor licenses should never be a goal for policy makers.

Metro

Deaths of North Atlantic right whales mark dangerous trend for species

Marine conservation groups say the endangered North Atlantic right whale is having such a bad year for accidental deaths in 2017 that all the mortality could challenge the species' ability to recover in the future.

By David Abel

At least 13 North Atlantic right whales have died this year. There are only about 450 of the animals left in the world.

Things That Work

Could underwater garages solve Boston’s parking shortage?

Construction crews are building a two-floor parking garage with 600 spaces for vehicles and 60 spots for bicycles underneat the Boerenwetering, a canal in the heart of the Oude Pijp neighborhood.

By Matt Rocheleau

At least three other cities, all in Europe, have constructed parking garages under waterways.

Former TD Garden guard accused of beating homeless man may have charges dismissed

The case against Rene Norestant Jr. was part of a pattern of alleged abuse against homeless people inside North Station by private security guards hired by TD Garden.

By Michael Levenson

Rene Norestant Jr., who was captured on video beating a homeless man with his own cane, will avoid jail time if he performs community service.

Business & Tech

Mass. grades out as most educated state in US

 Boston, MA., 05/03/17, At Northeastern University, Ann Farr, cq, gets photographed in front of blooming tulips as she celebrates her graduation and her Masters degree in Science and Nursing. Globe staff/Suzanne Kreiter

By Katie Johnston

But the wage gap in the state has risen alongside the number of people with degrees.

Boylston Street should be bustling, but many storefronts sit empty

Among the businesses that have left recently is the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill.

By Janelle Nanos

One of the most prominent blocks in the Back Bay — Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley — feels downright desolate.

Proposed Newbury Street dispensary’s promise: No recreational sales

Compassionate Organics has said that it will also hire a police officer to patrol the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, where neighbors fear that patients might light up.

By Dan Adams

The pledge came after a neighborhood group voted to oppose the facility.

Obituaries

Stuart Thompson, at 62; award-winning Broadway producer

By Christopher Mele

Mr. Thompson helped mount such hits as “The Book of Mormon.”

Sports

Celtics agree to deal Isaiah Thomas to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Boston, MA May 25, 2017: After the Cavaliers series clinching victory, injured Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (right) came onto the floor, here he exchanges a hand with Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (left). The Boston Celtics hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the TD Garden (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

By Adam Himmelsbach

Cleveland also will receive Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick.

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

Celtics made instant upgrade in speedy blockbuster for Kyrie Irving

Cleveland, OH May 23, 2017: The Cavaliers Kyrie Irving is fired up after hitting a three pointer at the end of the third quarter to put Cleveland ahead 87-80. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is in the backround with his arms folded.The Boston Celtics played Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

By Gary Washburn

Irving wanted out of Cleveland, and the well-stocked Celtics were able to pull off the megadeal.

RED SOX 9, INDIANS 1

No. 5 starter Doug Fister a one-hit wonder as Red Sox rout Indians

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

By Peter Abraham

Fister allowed a leadoff home run, then put only three other runners on base.

Wednesday Food

Coming soon: A Back Bay dining hall for grown-ups

Albert Nichols is founder and CEO of Hall, a neighborhood dining space where membership is open to anyone.

By Kara Baskin

Membership is open to anyone — particularly those who yearn for connections more enduring than those forged over drinks at a neighborhood bar.

Mushroom hunters take to the woods

Fungi found near Weir Hill in North Andover.

By Bethany Ao

These foragers are on a quest to find the tastiest fungi morsels in local forests.

FOOD & TRAVEL

Global street food experts share worldview

Indian Muslims sample seviyan, a sweet vermicelli dish, after offering prayers at a New Delhi mosque in June.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Bruce Kraig and Colleen Taylor Sen talk about great outdoor dining around the world.