Alison Reeves, 29, took Faith, her late brother’s beloved dog, for a walk in the Blue Hills.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

How one woman, stunned by her brother’s death, found a way to use her grief for good

After her brother’s suicide, Alison Reeves decided to turn her grief into action.


// Laura Bush and Melania Trump break through the madness on immigration policy

Two mothers became the voice of reason over children being torn from their parent’s arms and sent to mass detention centers.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a news briefing at the White House on Monday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Nielsen becomes public face of Trump’s migrant family separation policy

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen offered a forceful defense of the Trump administration’s practice of separating families while erroneously insisting that it was not the result of a new policy.

Adam Himmeslbach

// Q&A: Brad Stevens on Cavs loss, Hayward and Irving recoveries, and more

The Celtics coach touched on a number of topics during an interview with the Globe.

// Junot Diaz is cleared in MIT investigation

Pulitzer-winning professor Junot Diaz has been cleared to return to teach this fall, a significant development in a contentious #MeToo case that has drawn national attention.

SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA-- Arthur L. ( Butchie) Doe is escorted back to prison after escaping from a Central Falls, Rhode Island prison. 2/11/96.

Bill Powers


‘Butchie’ Doe, one of Charlestown’s most notorious criminals, dies

Doe’s death recalled another era when the neighborhood, now a sought-after destination for young professionals, was a more insular and violent place.

// Wedding bells are ringing, but justices of the peace aren’t getting the call

Justices of the peace, who long presided over non-religious weddings, are getting pushed out by one-day officiants. And they’re not happy about it.

// Redd’s restaurant in Roslindale is closing, owner says

The owner wrote in an e-mail the restaurant is closing “because the largest asset of this business, the liquor license, is going to be devalued tremendously” by a City Council initiative. 

JUNE 3, 1997: DANVERS: After a look around, woodchuck heads out for a walk on the grounds of the former Danvers State Hospital (now vacant). GLOBE STAFF PHOTO/JOHN BLANDING

Is a woodchuck stealing American flags from a cemetery in Western Mass.? Police think so

A curious critter is apparently to blame for the desecration and removal of American flags that were placed next to veterans’ graves in the town of Adams.

Boston MA 6/5/18 Boston Red Sox Steven Wright delivers a pitch to the Detroit Tigers during first inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 03schtrack reporter:

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright says ‘dark time’ is behind him

The knuckleballer, who faced domestic assault charges after an incident with his wife, said counseling has helped his family.

This 2017 arrest photo made available by the Miami Dade Dept. of Corrections shows Jahseh Onfroy, also known as the rapper XXXTentacion, under arrest. Onfroy was shot and killed, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Miami Dade Dept of Corrections via AP)

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt, authorities said.

// Trump tells Pentagon to create a new military branch in outer space

President Trump promised the US will “be the leader by far” in space, and said he directed the Pentagon to create the “Space Force” as an independent service branch.

// North-South rail link would cost $12b, maybe much more, study estimates

Adding four underground train lines between North and South stations and a new station could boost the cost to $21.5 billion, but double commuter ridership, new state study says.

In a stinging rebuke, ballot question on ‘millionaires tax’ is rejected

The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling delivers a crushing defeat for progressive activists and organized labor and removes a volatile issue from this fall’s election.

// How many 7-figure earners live in your town?

Overall, more than 15,900 residents statewide reported an adjusted gross income of more than $1 million in the most recent year for which data is available.

U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of illegal border crossers at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Border Patrol)

US Border Patrol

Children’s wails sharpen outcry over border policy

Accused of inhumane actions, the president and his team have cycled through myriad explanations for the disturbing sights and sounds from the southern border.

// Here’s what you need to know about children being separated from their parents at the border

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their parents during six weeks in April and May.

// Thunderstorms leave thousands without power in Mass.

Several severe thunderstorm warnings and three tornado warnings were issued (and have since expired).

// Mass. House seeks $450 million to prop up struggling community hospitals

The House bill aims to extend a lifeline to smaller hospitals without a direct hit on taxpayers.

The T will be raising prices at overused lots with high demand for parking and lowering them at underutilized locations.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File 2015

Parking prices will go up at 32 T stations, to as high as $10 a day — but drop at others

The MBTA moved to increase parking fees at many of its lots, though they’ll go down at some locations.

// Reinstated Whittier workers say they were blocked from center

Workers at the Whittier Street Health Center who suddenly lost their jobs last week — and then were apparently reintstated Sunday — weren’t allowed into the building Monday.

// Boston City Council to take up lobbying rules — two years after Walsh made his proposal

City Council Michelle Wu said the new version was written so “it could be better tailored to city business, at the city level.”

Until recently, Bosnia and its mountainous terrain were avoided by migrants travelling from northern Africa, Middle East or Asia, who, despite the closure of EU borders in March 2016, continued to pass through the Balkans. But, since late 2017 Bosnia is facing the passage of hundreds of migrants, becoming a leg of a new


Opinion | Niall Ferguson

The EU melting pot is melting down

The issue of migration will be seen by future historians as the fatal solvent of the EU.

Shooting in Lowell leaves one man dead, two injured

The shooting happened near Smith and Westford streets in the late afternoon, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office said in a statement.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Rachelle G. Cohen

// Misguided millionaires tax was a nonstarter

Massachusetts just dodged the economic bullet of the so-called millionaires tax.

Special reports


// Why Facebook and Google should pay you for your data

Users’ clicks and posts built Facebook and Google’s online empires. Isn’t it time they got paid for their labor?



Watch ‘Runnin’,’ a STAT documentary

“Runnin’,” now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

Globe event

Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

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.

Love Letters: The Podcast

Love Letters Podcast

// Getting over a breakup

Meredith Goldstein explores how to move on when a relationship ends.

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