Unhealthy Divide

Affordable mental health care — it’s nearly nonexistent

Jessica Kirk has tried for years to find consistent, affordable treatment for her daughter, Georgia, who has bipolar disorder.

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Treatment has become, in large measure, a private-pay business that operates outside the insurance system.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner072618METRO26spilka196[1].jpg On the road again: Beacon Hill lawmakers take travel seriously

Members of the Massachusetts House and Senate have racked up about 3,000 traveling days since January 2013, a Globe review found.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Untitled-21925.jpg A map of foreign trips that state lawmakers have taken

Here’s a look at 50 trips abroad taken by state legislators since Jan. 1, 2013.

Elizabeth Warren went to her childhood home in Norman, Okla., to shoot a recent video.

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Elizabeth Warren tries to reconnect with Okla. roots

Warren’s recent trip back to Norman, Okla., was intended to remind folks that the former Betsy Herring was one of them.

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It’s been the coldest weekend this fall for many Massachusetts areas — with a few flakes of snow in some places — and it’s going to get colder overnight.

Charlie Baker spoke with The Globe’s editorial board on Friday.

Charlie Baker open to State Police leadership rule change

The governor said allowing his office to consider candidates who have a law enforcement background but are not within the State Police ranks “is certainly worth talking about.”

Thomas Shannon Daniels worked as principal of Swampscott’s Stanley Elementary School from 2012 to 2018. Daniels was put on paid administrative leave after coming out as transgender earlier this year.

Genderfluid educator will move to classroom role in Swampscott

Former principal Thomas Shannon Daniels was placed on administrative leave after coming out as transgender, and the district later announced it would not renew Daniels’ contract.

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Ticks have been killing many moose calves in New England in recent years

Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks — as many as 90,000 on one animal.

Dean Kaplan and Sarah Heintz chatted in the apartment they share in Cambridge.

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Could this curious roommate pairing be the solution to the housing crisis?

A new website connects young people and empty-nesters in hopes of giving benefits to all.

NLCS Game 7: Dodgers 5, Brewers 1

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Yasiel Puig’s three-run homer in the sixth inning broke open a tight game as Los Angeles clinched its second consecutive trip to the Fall Classic. Game 1 is Tuesday at Fenway Park.

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The NL West champions have one of the most explosive offenses in baseball, hitting more home runs than any team but the Yankees.

chad finn

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Homegrown veterans, rising stars, and leaders with uncanny vision and work ethics are common threads among Boston’s teams.

J.D. Martinez (left) has powered the offense, but Alex Cora is the single biggest influence on the Sox postseason performance.

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New Red Sox slogan: In Alex (Cora) We Trust

Cora has pushed all the right buttons, and he has the respect and admiration of his players.

Rob Gronkowski has been officially ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bears.

Rob Gronkowski will not play vs. Bears on Sunday

Gronkowski was listed on the Patriots injury report Friday with a back injury.

Patriots at Bears | 1 p.m. (CBS)

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Chicago coach Matt Nagy learned under Kansas City’s Andy Reid, and the teams’ offenses are similar.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_102018_21shark_0424x.jpg Shark attack victim remembered: ‘We share the ocean’

Some of the people attending Saturday’s event memorializing Arthur Medici didn’t know him, but they shared something significant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-21967.jpg Columbia Gas says nearly 35 miles of pipeline replaced

The company will also have 158 work crews replacing pipeline on Sunday in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, officials said.

Ideas | Jonathan Gienapp

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Today, our courts try to divine the original intentions of the Constitution. But the men who wrote it saw it as an unfinished, amorphous system.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/10/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Lobby.jpg The Row: Home sweet hotel

The site-inspired, contemporary hotel is a welcome addition to the area hotel scene.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boghosian_globelive3_LIFE.jpg Come see Globe Live

After two sold-out seasons, Globe Live — a live storytelling show featuring the Globe’s top journalists — returns to the Emerson Paramount Center Nov. 3 & 4.

Opinion & Ideas


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Yes, motorized bikes and scooters need to be regulated, but not to the point of discouraging their use.

Real Estate

US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.

Special reports


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We’ve started an early-morning version of our popular afternoon Talking Points business newsletter. Try it out here.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


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When babies become very ill, it can be difficult to know why. Answers can be hiding in their genes.

Love Letters: The Podcast

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In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

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Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

Globe event

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Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


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Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.