Some of Gloucester’s downtown residents (the humans) say that they feel under siege by the city’s other downtown residents (the gulls). The humans say the gulls have invaded, nesting on roofs, tearing into trashbags like they’re tortillas, and creating an incessant racket that destroys sanity and a good night’s sleep.

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The gull next door: Some in Gloucester sick of seabirds

Gloucester has a lot of seagulls. But does it have a seagull problem?

// 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?

// 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.

// 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.

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

They didn’t want to throw away their shot.

// Dunkin’ Donuts sign discouraging foreign languages removed after outcry

A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management.

A still image of footage showing the alleged assault and abduction attempt in Bridgewater.

‘The man chased me and he grabbed my wrists’: Terrified 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.

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

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‘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.

// Attleboro child scales ‘un-climbable’ pool ladder in video

The video, taken by an Attleboro family of their toddler climbing what is supposed to be a gate that keeps children from getting into a pool, has been viewed millions of times.

// Rebecca Parris, jazz singer of uncommon range and emotional depth, dies at 66

Ms. Parris wove together jazz inflections, freewheeling scat singing, and an endless palette of vocal shadings into something all her own.


// Trading Rafael Devers makes little sense; here are the reasons why

The production Devers has shown at such a young age is rare and makes him too valuable to move.

Foxborough- 06/05/18- All eyes were on QB Tom Brady as he arrives on the field for the Patriots minicamp at the Gillette Stadium practice facility. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Ben Volin | On football

The more Tom Brady talks, the more it seems to be about leverage over the Patriots

All the talk of retirement could be just Brady flexing his muscles and extracting some concessions from the Patriots.

Waltham 06/08/18- The Celtics brought in rookies to a workout at their Waltham practice facility. Danny Ainge watches from above. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics are in an enviable position of strength this offseason

For the first time in years, they don’t need a major roster move, not even with Kawhi Leonard out there.

// Ohio firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave while the city launched an investigation into the matter.

Opinion | Jim Smith

// Cities and towns face a million-dollar cannabis question

While the majority of the communities are delaying their decisions, there is mounting recognition that there is not much to be afraid of.

Millennials are graduating into a robust economy, but still live with their parents

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

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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.

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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Zero tolerance? Only for those who support cruel separations in America’s name

Anyone who can’t grasp the ghoulishness and abhorrence of this so-called zero-tolerance immigration policy seems at this point to be unreachable.

// Trump says he wants a ‘third option’ on immigration to keep detained families together

A new ‘‘zero tolerance’’ policy from the Trump administration has led to a spike in children being separated from their parents at the border as they seek entry.


// Falsehoods. Obfuscation. Spin. Nothing the White House tries quiets outcry over migrant kids

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

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

// Body of priest exhumed to establish whether he fathered a child decades ago

For 25 years, Jim Graham has tried to prove he is the son of a deceased Catholic priest. A DNA sample from the priest’s exhumed body should offer a morbid end to his search.

// What’s next for Mass. progressives now that the ‘millionaires tax’ has been tossed out by court?

Interviews with key groups and activists suggest things are still in flux, but there are some obvious places where they will make efforts.

Students from Gann Academy in Waltham created an exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in the United States. The exhibit is on display at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. From left: Elianna Gerut, Gabe Rosen, Ben Schwartz, and Sarah Levin.

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‘The history of disability was to hide it,’ but Waltham students bring it to light

A unique course at Gann Academy asked students to creating a museum-worthy exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in America. It’s on display though early September.

// Got open warrants? Do yourself a favor — don’t evade T fares

Jonathan Walsh was spotted “piggybacking” behind a paying rider Friday and things quickly took a turn for the worse, police said.

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.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic



// Calling all foodies

Our new weekly summer newsletter, “Eat. Drink. Eat some more,” gives you 15 weeks of recipes and restaurant tips. Find out more.

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//$medium.jpg Spring House Hunt: Should parents buy property in a college town?

As the spring house hunt gets underway and National College Decision Day nears, thoughts are turning to campus housing.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

US border policy controversy

Customs and border patrol officials in the United States are enforcing Presidents Trump’s strict immigration policies on the Mexico border, causing widespread protests. At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April.


// Play the crossword

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