Long ER waits persist for children in mental health crises

A backlog in emergency departments slows treatment for mentally ill patients and creates stress for doctors and nurses, who are generally not well-trained to manage patients who might be psychotic, violent, or suicidal.

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On any given night, about 360 unaccompanied youths and young adults are believed to be homeless in Boston. The city won $4.9 million in federal funding to combat the problem.

FILE - In a Tuesday, July 11, 2017 file photo, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks during a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh has taken the oath of office for a second term as Boston's chief executive Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Former Vice President Joe Biden presided over the inauguration Monday at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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Marty Walsh’s next stop? Trump country

The mayor is taking a two-day swing through Republican-leaning districts where Democrats are vying for open congressional seats or mounting challenges to long-time incumbents.

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One of the accused priests was the subject of a letter written in 1992 to the late Cardinal Bernard Law that graphically described sexual abuse faced by its author.

Emanuel Lopes is seated during his arraignment on Tuesday.

Man accused of murdering Weymouth officer and bystander held without bail

Emanuel Lopes, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a hospital gown, was arraigned Tuesday for the murders of Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna and Vera Adams.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_criminaljustice2_met.jpg Legislative session comes to a close without action on noncompete reforms

With two weeks of formal legislative sessions remaining for the year, time has apparently run out on efforts to limit noncompete agreements in Massachusetts.

State shortchanges public schools by $1 billion a year, report from advocacy group says

The shortfall is the consequence of the state’s failure to update its 25-year-old formula for doling out aid, according to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/d2fe854953404a57b1ce8a8c7162b11d-d2fe854953404a57b1ce8a8c7162b11d-0.jpg Scott Lively says politicians are ‘using addicts like cash cows’

Scott Lively framed the “conspiracy theory” as evidence of what he called a corrupt culture on Beacon Hill — even as he struggled to provide a single concrete example.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shutterstock_260028041.jpg When wives earn more than their husbands, both fudge the numbers, Census finds

A surprising new development in the gender wage gap issue? “Manning up” and “womaning down.”

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA - 07/11/2018 Ruth Weiner and Judy Lipsky push through on day two of a three-day journey, covering hundreds of miles, on Martha's Vineyard. Ruth and Judy met in a mom playgroup in the 70s, found they shared a love of bicycling, and now, in their 70s, the two have cycled 1000s of miles together, all over the world. Erin Clark for the Boston Globe

Erin Clark for the Boston Globe

‘Molly-Beas-Del!’ A friendship built on serendipity and a road slowly traveled

After 40 years and 40,000 miles on their bicycle, two Sharon women continue on an epic cycling quest thanks to a little voice that told them it was time to go electric.

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“I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russian meddling in the 2016 election took place,” President Trump said Tuesday, but then immediately added: “Could be other people also. A lot of people out there.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_12SalvadorBrothers-3_metro.jpg Two teens wait in Boston after being separated from their father at the border

Like thousands of families separated by the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, two teenage boys are facing a discouraging bureaucratic maze to reunite with their father.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Clipboard-18152.jpg Lightning strikes houses in three Mass. towns

Houses in Danvers, Sterling and Townsend were struck by lightning Tuesday as severe thunderstorms rolled across Massachusetts.

Two flooded out vehicles sit under the railroad bridge on Cambridge Street in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 17, 2018. Heavy rain caused flash flooding in many parts of the region. Photo by Matthew Healey

These photos show how just bad the flooding was in Worcester on Tuesday

The Worcester area was slammed Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms rolled through Massachusetts, with flash flooding crippling some of the city’s streets.

Seattle Mariners Jean Segura (2) celebrates his three-run homer in the eight inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Patrick Semasnky/AP


American League last one standing in All-Star slugfest

The teams combined for an All-Star Game-record 10 home runs.

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/leung-8374.jpg Harvard lawsuit is about affirmative action, not Asian Americans

The case has divided Asian Americans. Some of us want to keep affirmative action to ensure diverse campuses. Others say race-blind policies ensure Asian American applicants don’t experience bias.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/159795788.jpg Former Patriots aren’t worried about team’s current state of affairs

Sebastian Vollmer, Wes Welker, and Rob Ninkovich all downplayed Tom Brady’s absence from voluntary workouts.

Get Smart

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Walker_101117_12HubCancer_3133x.jpg Study to examine prostate cancer rate in African-American men

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is one of four institutions that will be participating in the research.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Handout_names_01_art-006.jpg If ‘Jagged Little Pill’ goes to Broadway, this super fan will be there

The American Repertory Theater show closed Sunday and perhaps no one is sadder about that than Sol Kim Bentley.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/22checkinog.jpg Check-in: No. 284, where guests are encouraged to feel at home

The former private residence in Back Bay underwent an 18-month, multi-million-dollar rehab that managed to preserve the building’s historic charm while adding loads of modern luxury.

Opinion & Ideas


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-4572.jpg You don’t have to be a transgender man to play one in the movies

To demand that only transgender actors be cast in transgender roles is to deny the legitimacy of acting as a profession.

Special reports

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/africa%20hero.jpg For refugees in Kenya, an education in hope

The Kakuma Refugee Camp is a holding center for thousands dispossessed by war and conflict. A New Hampshire university has made it the focus of its global plans.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/Neisseria-gonorrhoeae-cdc-1024x576.jpg To treat gonorrhea, researchers increasingly look to bespoke treatments

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, clinicians may need rapid, point-of-care diagnostics.

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/lovelettersalbum.jpg Getting over a breakup

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

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic



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