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Walsh wants to build a bridge to Long Island. But will Quincy ever get over it?

Officials in Quincy appear ready to do just about anything to stop Boston from building a new span.

People climbed the border fence to look into the United States as a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers arrived for a rally in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Migrant caravan halted at ‘full’ border post

A group of Central Americans who journeyed to the US border in a caravan resolved to turn themselves.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/JaredCoppola-28consumer(2)-001.jpg Government demands back $1,600 it paid to a quadriplegic while he worked as a summer intern

The government claimed Jared Coppola owed the money because he earned a few thousand dollars as a summer intern in 2014, disqualifying him for benefits during those months.

DA, police at odds over Somerville detective’s fate

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office, whose prosecutors learned of DiFronzo’s texts during the stabbing investigation, has refused to charge the detective, citing a conflict of interest.

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to merge, in bid to remake wireless market

Sprint and T-Mobile announced Sunday that they had reached a deal to merge, moving to create a new telecommunications giant — and betting that regulators would finally allow the U.S. wireless service market to shrink to just three national players.

Chiropractor Derek Golley, seated, works with Army Veteran Stephen Wilber at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. Wilber is being treated for neck and lower back pain.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

VA turns to alternative pain treatments amid opioid crisis

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has sharply reduced the use of opioids to treat chronic pain in favor of once-unlikely alternatives, such as yoga and tai chi.

The Nation

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to merge, in bid to remake wireless market

FILE- In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile and Sprint are trying again to combine in a deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape, the companies announced Sunday, April 29, 2018 (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

By Michael J. de la Merced and Cecilia Kang

Sprint and T-Mobile announced Sunday that they had reached a deal to merge, moving to create a new telecommunications giant — and betting that regulators would finally allow the U.S. wireless service market to shrink to just three national players.

Migrant caravan halted at ‘full’ border post

People climbed the border fence to look into the United States as a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers arrived for a rally in Tijuana, Mexico.

By Kirk Semple

A group of Central Americans who journeyed to the US border in a caravan resolved to turn themselves.

Oak tree Macron gave to Trump removed

On April 23, President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron each added some soil on the South Lawn of the White House to a tree that Macron gave as a gift on his state visit. The tree has since vanished, without explanation from the White House. The photo on the right, from April 28, shows the same area as the photo on the left. (Associated Press/File)

The sapling was a gift from the French president on the occasion of his state visit to the White House.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Jeffrey S. Flier and Josh Archambault

Has Maine found a bipartisan solution to easing health care costs?

Woman holding children hand in hospital. girl sick in hospital. People with medical concept. Vintage tone

By Jeffrey S. Flier and Josh Archambault

The innovative bipartisan health care bill, passed by the Maine legislature in 2017, merits a closer look.

Alex Beam

The socially unacceptable Christians

Bags of Chick-fil-A sandwiches in New York.

By Alex Beam

Remember when gay people were outsiders? That’s the way cultural sophisticates treat Christians now.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

A pretty little double standard

Whatever happened to judging women more on brains than beauty?

Whatever happened to judging women more on brains than beauty?

Metro

Walsh wants to build a bridge to Long Island. But will Quincy ever get over it?

City Councilor William P. Harris represents Squantum, the Quincy neighborhood that leads to the site of the former and potential future bridge to Long Island, where the city of Boston wants to re-open its addiction recovery center. “That’s the business of the mayor of Boston. My business is to protect the neighborhoods of North Quincy, Wollaston, Squantum, and Marina Bay — all of Quincy,” Harris said.

By Milton J. Valencia

Officials in Quincy appear ready to do just about anything to stop Boston from building a new span.

VA turns to alternative pain treatments amid opioid crisis

Chiropractor Derek Golley, seated, works with Army Veteran Stephen Wilber at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. Wilber is being treated for neck and lower back pain.

By Brian MacQuarrie

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has sharply reduced the use of opioids to treat chronic pain in favor of once-unlikely alternatives, such as yoga and tai chi.

Black nurses sue Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital

By Liz Kowalczyk

One woman says she was turned down for a promotion at Brigham and Women's Hospital because she was black. Another says when she stood up for her colleague, the hospital retaliated against her.

Business & Tech

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Government demands back $1,600 it paid to a quadriplegic while he worked as a summer intern

By Sean P. Murphy

The government claimed Jared Coppola owed the money because he earned a few thousand dollars as a summer intern in 2014, disqualifying him for benefits during those months.

Bretton Woods ski resort to add gondolas, events center, restaurant in bid for year-round business

Bretton Woods is seeking to be more of a year-round business. A key part of that effort is a planned restaurant and events center (rendering above).

By Christopher Jensen

With the goal of becoming more of a four-seasons resort, Bretton Woods plans to have a gondola operating for the 2018-19 ski season, followed by a restaurant and events center later.

Ballot initiative would cost hospitals $1b a year, industry-backed study says

Nurses at Tufts Medical Center cheered as they headed back to work last year after a one day strike followed by a lockout.

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

A report commissioned by the Massachusetts hospital industry projects that a ballot question to regulate nurse staffing would come at an extraordinary cost and worsen the quality of patient care.

Obituaries

Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, 79

FILE - In a May 4, 2008 file photo, Charles Neville arrives with The Neville Brothers on stage to perform during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans. New Orleans-born saxophone player Charles Neville has died at age 79. A publicist for Aaron Neville’s management agency confirmed the death in an email. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

By Jon Pareles

Charles Neville, the saxophonist in New Orleans’ most celebrated band, the Neville Brothers, died Friday at his home in Huntington, Massachusetts. He was 79.

Rev. Constance Chandler-Ward dies; ex-Wellesley College chaplain cofounded retreat center in Maine

Rev. Chandler-Ward helped run Greenfire retreat center.

By Bryan Marquard

The Rev. Constance Chandler-Ward, 82, of Tenants Harbor, Maine, who died April 2, formerly was the Wellesley College chaplain and cofounded the Greenfire retreat center for women in Maine.

Sports

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy: ‘Our mind-set is, we can play with anybody.’

Tampa, Florida - 4/29/2018 - Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37), Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) and Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) share a laugh during Boston Bruins practice at the Ice Sports Forum, Brandon, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin P. Dupont , Topic: 30Bruins Practice, LOID: 8.4.1746780919.

By Kevin Paul Dupont

The difference between this season and last is there is no doubt in his players minds that they have a chance to win, the coach believes.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

Charlie McAvoy is feeling better, and it’s showing up on the ice

Tampa, Florida - 4/29/2018 - Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) during Boston Bruins practice at the Ice Sports Forum, Brandon, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin P. Dupont , Topic: 30Bruins Practice, LOID: 8.4.1746780919.

By Jim McBride

The defenseman’s timing and confidence were their best since he returned from injury April 3.

NHL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP

Kevin Fiala scores in second OT as Predators even series with Jets

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala, of Switzerland, center, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, after Fiala scored the winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second overtime in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-4 to tie the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Game 3 of the series will be Tuesday night in Winnipeg, where the Jets posted the league’s best home record.