Beacon Hill is close to a grand bargain on minimum wage, paid leave, and sales tax

Activists and business leaders who have been pressing these ballot questions are set to meet with legislative leaders on Wednesday — but they could still walk away and go to voters.

Legislators approve health care reform legislation

The House on Tuesday night passed health care reform legislation that uses $337 million in new assessments to stabilize community hospitals.

// Alleged sexual assault victim files suit against Hefner and Rosenberg

The civil lawsuit expands the legal trouble for Bryon Hefner, but marks the first court action taken against former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

// GE is dropped from Dow Jones industrial average

General Electric, an original member of the stock index, will be removed and replaced by Walgreens.

// ‘Your lockers are waiting’: Celtics’ new practice facility shines

Team officials dedicated the Auerbach Center on Tuesday, a showpiece facility that team owner Wyc Grousbeck called “the foundation of our future excellence.”

// Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4m in malpractice lawsuit

Sean Stentiford alleged his doctors at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington should have tested him for the virus that causes AIDS.

// ‘The man chased me and he grabbed my wrists’: Jogger describes kidnapping attempt

A woman who fought off an alleged kidnapping attempt in Bridgewater described the encounter that turned her jog into moments of terror.

Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme in 1995.

Murder trial of Mafia boss Frank Salemme shed light on 25-year mystery, victim’s family says

The DiSarros said they hope for a just verdict, but whatever the outcome, they are grateful that decades of questions have finally been answered.

// Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Trump envoy Nikki Haley says the United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it “not worthy of its name.”

Shirley Leung

// With millionaires tax off the ballot, how else do we pay for transportation and education?

Thurston and Buffy must be clinking champagne glasses at their Weston spread now that the Supreme Judicial Court has thrown the millionaires tax off the ballot.

// Whittier workers officially reinstated, set to vote in union election

The 20 workers who were suddenly laid off from Whittier Street Health Center last week have been officially rehired — just in time to vote Wednesday on whether to unionize.

Gabriel Howson, 22, a recent college graduate pictured with his mom Monica Beato-Howson.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Why are millennials living at home? Housing costs and student debt, for starters

The high cost of housing in the region is forcing some recent college graduates to move back in with mom and dad to save money.

// ‘We want to shine a light on something no one wants to shine a light on.’ A sister turns her grief into action

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

US Border Patrol agents took into custody a father and son from Honduras near the US-Mexico border this month near Mission, Texas. The asylum seekers were then sent to a US Customs and Border Protection processing center for possible separation.

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Wails of children is the sound of zero tolerance

A dispiriting 27 percent of the country supports the so-called zero-tolerance policy that has led to a sudden, dramatic increase in families being separated at the southern border.

// Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

The three centers have been rapidly repurposed to serve needs of children including some under 5.

// GOP is looking for a solution on separation policy

President Trump and lawmakers searched anxiously Tuesday for a way to end the policy of separating families after illegal border crossings.

The Big Picture

// The family separation crisis at the border, in photos

At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April.


// Red Sox lose series opener to Twins

Eduardo Escobar singled home a pair of runs to put Minnesota ahead in the eighth inning.

Hurricane Harvey over Texas as seen from the International Space Station in August 2017.


Looking for signs of global warming? They’re all around you

Blueberry bushes near Walden Pond are flowering earlier. Polar bear populations in the Arctic are dwindling. Marmots in Colorado are emerging from their winter slumber earlier.

// FDA retreats: Maple syrup may not need an ‘added sugars’ label, after all

The Food and Drug Administration will rethink its controversial proposal to require maple syrup and honey producers to label their products as containing added sugars.

Milford MA 6/19/18 Mike Dundas CEO of Sira Naturals, a marijuana cultivation facility that may be the first in Massachusetts to receive a state recreational license in one of their grow rooms inspecting his product. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

The first recreational marijuana license in Mass. could be granted Thursday

The Cannabis Control Commission will vote Thursday on whether to issue a license to a cultivation facility in Milford.

Miss Conduct

// Miss Conduct’s common sense rules for socializing in the age of legal pot

Dos and don’ts for being around marijuana in social settings.

// How to eat like a local on Newbury Street

A look at some of the street’s establishments that rise above the rest: for value, for charm, for sheer deliciousness.

Devra First

// Learning how to make Bertucci’s beloved rolls

Everyone seems to adore them but me. Can the restaurant’s executive chef change my mind?

In this undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, twin brothers Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms. For decades, he had a number for a name, Unknown X-9352, at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Julius Pieper will be reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died together when their ship shattered on an underwater mine while trying to reach the blood-soaked D-Day beaches. (Susan Lawrence via AP)

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

A radioman killed in WWII is getting his name back — Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper — and a resting place beside his twin, who was killed the same day.

// Lawmakers demand secret VA nursing home data be released after report

Both the Republican-led House and Senate VA committees requested briefings from VA officials following the investigative report by the Globe and USA Today.

// Fans lined up in droves as Boston ‘Hamilton’ tickets went on sale Tuesday morning

They didn’t want to throw away their shot.

Here are all the stations where the MBTA is raising or lowering parking rates

Is your commute about to get more expensive? Check this list for all the changes.

Opinion & Ideas


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/19/ Trump voters must protest his border outrage

Unless Trump supporters protest, they are enabling the president and his policy of separating families at the border.

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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