Mass. workers would benefit greatly from grand bargain

Lawmakers and advocates are close to a compromise on the minimum wage, paid leave, and the sales tax — but it still could fall apart in a matter of hours.

Shirley Leung

// We can’t vote on the millionaires tax. What’s next?

Residents in the high-end suburbs must be clinking champagne glasses, but what about the rest of us? Our schools are still underfunded, and the T is still unreliable.

// Lawsuit claims Stan Rosenberg ‘was aware’ of husband’s actions

It’s the first court action taken against the former state Senate president, but it’s just another piece of legal trouble for Bryon Hefner.

// Dow drops GE, and with it goes a piece of history

The Boston-based conglomerate was the only original Dow member surviving today as an independent company. Walgreens will replace GE on the 122-year-old stock index.

HOV lane reopens after four-car crash on Expressway

The crash forced the closure of the HOV lane on the northbound lanes of the Southeast Expressway during the Wednesday morning commute.

// It’s shaping up to be another pleasant Wednesday in Boston

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and warm, with highs in the lower 80s.

Recent college grad Gabriel Howson, 22, at home in Dorchester with his mother, Monica Beato-Howson.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

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

Unlike a decade ago when the country was in a recession, college graduates are getting jobs, but those housing prices . . .

// Will Milford facility be first in Mass. to sell recreational weed?

The Cannabis Control Commission will vote Thursday on whether to issue a license for Sira Naturals’s cultivation facility.

Bristol Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson (left) called the allegations “completely false, unethical and a clear attempt by an illegal immigration advocacy group to make a political statement.”

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File 2017

Once again, Bristol sheriff faces scrutiny

A lawsuit says Thomas Hodgson and his jail staff violated a Salvadoran immigrant’s civil and constitutional rights by holding him on a civil detainer.

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

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

// At last, family of man allegedly killed by mob got some answers

Steven DiSarro’s relatives spoke after jurors started deliberations over the fate of former Mafia boss “Cadillac Frank” Salemme.

// ‘The man chased me and he grabbed my wrists’

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

// MassMutual poised to receive $46m in tax breaks for expansion

The insurer plans to move 1,500 jobs to its Springfield headquarters, as well as add 800 jobs in the Seaport.

US Border Patrol agents took into custody a father and son from Honduras at the US-Mexico border this month near Mission, Texas.

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They may not be a majority, but the silence is deafening

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

Three centers have been rapidly repurposed to serve the needs of children — including some under 5.

// These are the proposals to end separation of families at the border

Senate and House Republicans disagree on how to tackle the issue, and President Trump refuses to take action on his own.

// Maddow chokes up talking about ‘tender age’ shelters

The MSNBC host tried to read a report at the end of her show, but struggled to get the words out.

// Lewandowski on a separation: ‘Womp womp’

The Lowell native didn’t want to hear about a 10-year-old girl who was taken from her family.


// This is Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s work. He must go.

Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen may be the face of the manufactured humanitarian disaster, but Miller is the brains.


// Why marijuana policies in Massachusetts aren’t strict enough

The ensuing problems will cluster among young people, low-income communities, and people with existing mental health problems.

// Canada’s Senate passes bill to legalize weed — but there will be a wait

Our neighbor to the north is the second country to make pot legal nationwide.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 19: Third base coach Carlos Febles #52 of the Boston Red Sox congratulates Rafael Devers #11 on a solo home run as he rounds the bases against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of the game on June 19, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)


Red Sox lose series opener to Twins

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

Christopher L. Gasper

// The Celtics will be a contender no matter which direction Danny Ainge goes this offseason

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

The Auerbach Center on Guest Street in Brighton, as seen from the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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‘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.”

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?

// ‘Hamilton’ fans spent hours in line waiting for Boston tour stop tickets

The show is scheduled to run at the Boston Opera House from Sept. 18 through Nov. 18.

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

Renée Graham

// The nation’s historical amnesia

In a country that has thrived on racial subjugation and white supremacy, what we’re witnessing at the border isn’t a glitch. It’s a feature.

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



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