‘I own you’: Star psychiatrist accused of sexually exploiting patients

Keith Ablow in 2006. A new lawsuit alleges that he encouraged patients to trust and rely on him, then coaxed them into humiliating sexual activities, often during treatment sessions.

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Keith Ablow is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/15roxburypot201b.jpg State could offer ‘social-justice loans’ for pot startups

Mass. was supposed to be a pioneer for creating a diverse cannabis industry, but a year and a half in, only two of 112 licensed businesses are minority-owned.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/handout_wilson_hs.jpg Doctors prevail in liver donor malpractice case

A 12-member jury ultimately rejected the wrongful death claim brought by the donor’s widow against well-known transplant surgeon Elizabeth Pomfret and two other physicians.

Kevin Cullen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen_20131018.jpg Amy Palmer’s path to the streets — and back

Heroin ruined Amy’s life. It left her homeless. Now, with the help of some dedicated people, she’s clean and has a place to call her own.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ullmann-26389.png Children’s researcher remembered as ‘passionate,’ ‘loving’

Jeremy Ullmann, 37, a Boston Children’s Hospital post-doctoral fellow, died Feb. 10 while climbing Mount Washington. He leaves behind his wife and his son.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley.


As O’Malley recedes, abuse survivors steal the show in Rome

The activist groups are ubiquitous in Rome this week, holding daily news conferences and briefings, making countless media appearances.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/427e70540a9f46de95cce5bf45c6a6bf-427e70540a9f46de95cce5bf45c6a6bf-0.jpg Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions for fake attack, prosecutors say

The “Empire” actor gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including which specific slurs to yell, a prosecutor says.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Brookline_CommonFisherHill_aerial_2000px.jpg Newbury College’s 7.8-acre campus hits the market

No price has been set, but the soon-to-close college’s prime parcel in Brookline is generating plenty of interest.

Chesto Means Business

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/25/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/jon_chesto_20180925.jpg South Weymouth base redevelopment enters new era of uncertainty

If it’s always darkest before the dawn, you have to wonder when the massive Union Point redevelopment on the South Shore will finally see the sunrise.

Nick Cafardo was interviewed at Fenway Park in 2011.

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In Nick Cafardo, we lost a great teammate who was much loved

Nick was the ultimate baseball guy, one of the best writers of his generation, and he had no enemies.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_nick_cafardo.jpg At the ballpark, Nick Cafardo was always at home

Cafardo, the Globe baseball writer who died Thursday in Fort Myers, was known for uncommon grace and dedication.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_042517_24daycare_11182x-26360.jpg Day care is hard to find and expensive. Boston is looking to help

With hundreds of child-care businesses closing and the number of youngsters needing care rising, the city recognizes that affordable, quality care is a holy grail for many parents.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/bray-10008.jpg License to kill: robocalls. The pressure’s on for phone carriers to target spammers

Federal authorities are gearing up to require new defenses against unwanted calls.

Opinion | Luke O’Neil

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/d12517ae113542bfb6ba03cd01ebdaaa-d12517ae113542bfb6ba03cd01ebdaaa-0.jpg Covington Catholic student may not have set out to become an avatar for Trumpism, but he sure is now

Here is the smirking MAGA teen again, and here is the picture of his face and his face in the hat, and thanks to the lawsuit, he’ll be dragged through the political cycle anew.

FILE -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 5, 2018. After two years of aggressively overhauling education policy, DeVos must now answer to lawmakers she’s clashed with or ignored. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Opinion | Gina Scaramella

Setting the record straight on Title IX

There are many misconceptions, myths, and outright lies spreading in the debate over Title IX.

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@large | michael andor brodeur

It’s time to remove Alec Baldwin from office as fake president

The case for impeaching the POTUS of “Saturday Night Live.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/26kapps-10494.jpg ‘And the winner isn’t . . . ’

Here are six of this year’s biggest Oscar snubs.

Ideas | Marcela García

‘Roma’ exposes Mexico’s darkest secret

In the age of Trump, American racism and Mexican racism can seem like matter and antimatter. How can both exist at the same time?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/17tork(1)1-10616.jpg Musician Peter Tork of The Monkees dies at 77

Tork found fame playing a musician of the same name on the ’60s television show “The Monkees.”


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/MichaelCohenNewsletterHP-3632.jpg Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Season Two: How do you meet someone?

Dating in 2019 is…complicated. Frustrating. Sometimes completely exhilarating. In Season 2 of the podcast, Meredith Goldstein goes deep on one of her most-asked questions.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Special reports

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

Read a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Smartphone society

In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment.

Real Estate

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/10-beechwood-road-halifax-exterior-side-1024x576$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/CEOs_02-1024x576.jpg Meet the executives who will defend pharma before Congress

One’s a college dropout. One’s a self-proclaimed street fighter. And one survived a presidential tweetstorm.