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‘Children are being used as a tool’ in Trump’s effort to stop border crossings

Parents and children detained at the US border can be separated and fall into very different legal tracks.

Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The Trump administration’s policy of splitting up families is creating a burgeoning population of dislocated and frightened children, held in makeshift detention centers near the border.

// Boston fails in promise to plant 100,000 trees

Not only has the city abandoned its goal of tree planting for this decade, but it has barely kept up with tree mortality.

// Gay boomers look ahead to an old age colored by uncertainty and the help of friends

They might lack the extended family networks that straight people can count on to provide inter-generational support, relying instead on their peers.

Beverly physical therapist Andy McLlarky performed a dry needling treatment on a patient with back and hip pain.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Physical therapists vs. acupuncturists: Who’s sticking it to whom?

Who should be able to stick slender filiform needles into patients?

The Nation

‘Children are being used as a tool’ in Trump’s effort to stop border crossings

Parents and children detained at the US border can be separated and fall into very different legal tracks.

By Liz Goodwin

The Trump administration’s policy of splitting up families is creating a burgeoning population of dislocated and frightened children, held in makeshift detention centers near the border.

Plan to diversify elite N.Y. schools draws fire from Asians

Said New York schools chancellor Richard Carranza: ‘‘I just don’t buy into the narrative that any one ethnic group owns admission to these schools.’’

By Karen Matthews

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last weekend that he wants to scrap the test that governs admission to the schools.

Newark opens surveillance videos to public on Internet

By Rick Rojas

The Police Department program has provoked alarm among civil liberties groups and privacy advocates.

The World

Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves

President Trump listened Saturday during a session at the G-7 summit. Trump’s Twitter comments after the summit threatened to escalate an ongoing trade war.

By Michael D. Shear and Catherine Porter

President Trump says he now doesn’t endorse the statement after what he calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ‘‘false statements’’ at a closing news conference.

Taliban announce first cease-fire with Afghan forces since start of war

Afghan troops stood guard Thursday at a check point in Kandahar.

By Sayed Salahuddin and Missy Ryan

The militant group said it would impose a truce with Afghan troops for three days at the end of Ramadan.

Trump casts North Korea summit as ‘onetime shot’ for Kim

President Trump answered questions during the G-7 summit meeting in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday.

By Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller

The president said he would know within moments whether Kim Jong Un is serious about the talks.

Editorial & Opinion


Senators Angus King and Susan Collins unite to help newspapers

Maine’s senators hope to deter Donald Trump from his newsprint tariffs.

Renée Graham

Against the Eagles, Trump calls a familiar play

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: U.S. President Donald Trump sings the national anthem with a U.S. Army chorus during a

By Renée Graham

The Eagles already gave their fans something far more important than a presidential photo-op.

Dante Ramos

In Boston, we’ll decode your DNA, but transit is hopeless?

Boston, MA - 7/31/2017 - The eastbound Mass Pike traffic, left, is heavier than the westbound, viewed from the Allston footbridge off Cambridge Street

By Dante Ramos

For people who live away from the T’s four core lines, the path forward is murky.


Yvonne Abraham

One man’s mission to remember and honor those lost to AIDS

Bob Quinn with six of his scrapbooks.

By Yvonne Abraham

Bob Quinn could never keep up with all of the AIDS-related obituaries he found. But he didn’t want those lives to be forgotten.

Boston fails in promise to plant 100,000 trees

A stump marks where a tree was removed on the Commonwealth Avenue mall.

By David Abel

Not only has the city abandoned its goal of tree planting for this decade, but it has barely kept up with tree mortality.

In college writings, Third District candidate Beej Das compared minority organizations to Nazis

Candidate Beej Das during a debate in Lowell between the Democratic candidates for the Third Congressional District seat.

By Matt Stout

The self-described “dyed-in-the-wool” Democrat also denounced efforts to “make America bilingual” and backed making English the country’s official language.

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

How to keep young people with great ideas from leaving

Scholar Jet cofounders Joseph Alim (left) and Tuan Ho pose for a portrait at the GSV Lab in Boston.

By Scott Kirsner

Here’s why Boston needs something like the NFL scouting combine to connect college whiz kids with local investors.


Worried about cuts to Social Security?

By Michelle Singletary

Author Andy Landis has created the bible on how to navigate this retirement benefit.

For sale in Newton: A truce in the teardown wars

Developer Chad Maguire is renovating and expanding an 1856 Greek Revival home on Morton Street in Newton.

By John Hilliard

To stem the demolition of historic homes, Newton officials are fast-tracking additions that appeal to modern buyers.



If people listened to the actual issues, protests during the anthem wouldn’t exist, and other thoughts

Foxborough, MA 09/24/17 New England Patriots players took a knee during the National Anthem before their game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Christopher L. Gasper

It never should have gotten to the point of protests during the anthem.


A tale of two Gronkowskis, and their day at the Belmont Stakes

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski meets Gronkowski the thoroughbred before the 150th Belmont Stakes.

By Nora Princiotti

Gronkowski the horse was calm while Gronkowski the football star petted him on the neck. “He was dope,” Gronkowski said.


David Price, J.D. Martinez spark Red Sox’ win over White Sox

Boston MA 6/8/18 Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price delivers a pitch to the Chicago White Sox during first inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 03schtrack reporter:

By Peter Abraham

Price finished strong after allowing two runs in the first and Martinez broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth with a two-run homer.

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Gary Washburn | On basketball

No mystery that Warriors are NBA’s best — only where LeBron goes next

By Gary Washburn


Mookie Betts may be back during upcoming road trip

By Peter Abraham


Michael Bomes comes up clutch for Wellesley boys’ lacrosse

By Trevor Hass


Erin Barry lifts Braintree to narrow win over North Attleborough

By Dan Shulman


Patrice Bergeron’s journey from obscurity to sure Hall of Famer

By Kevin Paul Dupont

Nationals 7, Giants 5

Harper powers Nationals over Giants


US Open golf returns to traditional course with modern touch

By Doug Ferguson


Franklin strikes again in Super 8, surges past St. John’s Prep

By Chris Bokum


J.D. Martinez is everything Red Sox expected — and more

By Nick Cafardo


Thiem at least has hope against Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final

By Howard Fendrich


Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens to win the French Open

By Christopher Clarey


How much is Kyrie Irving missed in Cleveland?

By Gary Washburn


Clay Buchholz, staff savior? The Diamondbacks think so

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Our military: The greatest social engineering machine ever built

Could the military help us close the worrisome gap between red and blue?

By David Scharfenberg

Could the military help us close the gap between red and blue?

Ideas | Tom Emswiler and Will Isenberg

Vote for Jeff Sessions? Why the public should elect the US attorney general

By Tom Emswiler and Will Isenberg

The American people should choose their own enforcer of the law, separate and apart from the president.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Nicaragua on the brink of calamity

Mandatory Credit: Photo by BIENVENIDO VELASCO BLANCO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9697303e) A fire burns outside the National University of Engineering in Managua, Nicaragua, 30 May 2018. According to reports, at least 83 people have died in the ongoing socio-political crisis in Nicaragua since 18 April. Protests against Daniel Ortega's Government in Managua, Nicaragua - 30 May 2018

By Stephen Kinzer

People may seem to accept government corruption, but political explosions can come without warning.

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Ideas | Amy Bentley

Is ketchup the perfect complement to the American diet?

By Amy Bentley

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Swimsuit 2.0: New segments for Miss America

By Beth Wolfensberger Singer


On Second Thought: Blood sample fraud

By Adam Marcus


Innovation of the Week: ‘Optimal alertness’

By David Scharfenberg


Ralph Coburn, 94, who created ‘spare, beautiful’ abstract art

“Blue, White, Green” by Ralph Coburn.

By Bryan Marquard

Never much interested in attention, Mr. Coburn drew consistent admiration, but nothing approaching the fame afforded to some of his friends.

Mel Weinberg, 93, con man portrayed in ‘American Hustle’

Mr. Weinberg traded his criminal savvy for probation and helped the FBI in the operation.

By Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Weinberg — facing prison for fraud — traded his criminal savvy for probation and became a principal orchestrator and actor in the two-year operation code-named Abscam.

Gena Turgel, 95, Holocaust survivor and consoler of Anne Frank

Ms. Turgel married one of the liberators of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Norman Turgel.

By Danica Kirka

‘‘My story is the story of one survivor, but it is also the story of 6 million who perished,’’ she said earlier this year.

Sunday Arts

Tony Awards

Picks and predictions for the Tonys

“SpongeBob SquarePants” is one of the major contenders for Tony Awards.

By Christopher Wallenberg

“Angels in America,” “Harry Potter,” “My Fair Lady,” and “The Band’s Visit” lead the list of contenders.

book review

Lauren Groff’s work pushes back against old prejudices against fiction by women

By Eugenia Williamson

Lauren Groff manages to convey universal truths through the lens of women in middle age. Yes, Virginia, wives and mothers can convey a full range of human ideation.


Medford native Maria Menounos turns 40, exactly one year after brain surgery

Boston, MA -- 9/3/2017 - Actress and Medford native Maria Menounos throws out the first pitch before the start of the game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays during the first inning at Fenway Park. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Red Sox-Blue Jays Reporter:

By Jessica Kasparian

“Today, one year later I know I not only survived, I thrived,” she wrote on Instagram.

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new england literary news | Nina maclaughlin

Why beavers matter; snapshot of history through furniture; Nantucket book fest

By Nina MacLaughlin

Local bestsellers, 6/10

By Robert Steiner


A mystery writer with a taste for true crime

By Amy Sutherland

story behind the book | kate tuttle

Black athletes and political minefields

By Kate Tuttle

Doc Talk

Legs and arms and other things

By Peter Keough

Scene Here | Local Films, festivals, and faces

The films are still the thing in Provincetown

By Loren King

In Focus

What happens when nationalism goes awry

By Peter Keough

Brad Bird is the word

By Ed Symkus


In the lap of luxury in Lenox, at the reborn Blantyre

A face lift has restored Blantyre’s opulence.

By Anthony Flint

The complex of red-brick Tudor mansion, carriage house, and cottages, arrayed on 110 acres of manicured grounds, re-opened Memorial Day Weekend under new ownership.

How to do Cape Cod on a budget

10cheapcape -- The view from the tables at the Sesuit Harbor Cafe in Dennis can’t be beat—and the lobster rolls are pretty wonderful, too. (Diane Bair)

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

The good news is, you don’t have to be a one-percenter (or Kennedy kin) to have a total blast on that jacked arm of sand that lies over the bridge.

Six (avoidable) mistakes travelers make

By Diane Bair and Pamela Wright

We talked to travel experts about the most common travel blunders, and here’s what they said.

Real Estate

Somerville considers giving tenants first crack at rental property deals

By Andy Rosen

The change would amount to a significant new limit on the rights of property owners, and it has already attracted fervent opposition from landlords.

Ask the Realtor: A primer on renter’s rights

By Marjorie Youngren

Ask the Realtor’s Marjorie Youngren talks fees, damages, and contracts. Get more expert advice at

What is it like to live in Davis Square?

By Katheleen Conti

A Craigslist search brought Chris Beland and Clifton Leigh to West Somerville and to a three-decker on Jay Street that “hadn’t been touched since the ’70s.” |


The Boomer Issue | Magazine

Whatever happened to those radical boomer activists from the ’60s and ’70s?

Boston, MA - 10/15/1969: Participants in the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam demonstration hold up peace signs while gathered on Boston Common on Oct. 15, 1969. (Paul Connell/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 180111_BS_003

By James Sullivan

The “Me Generation” propelled an age of dissent, and then seemed to lose interest. Or so the story goes.

The Boomer Issue | Magazine

The kids are gone, but their boomer parents can’t afford to downsize

By Mark Pothier

In the Boston area housing market, there’s no longer an upside to downsizing for many empty nesters.

The Boomer Issue | Magazine

Stop giving so much money to your kids, and 8 more ways to afford retirement

By Susan Moeller

Thanks to debt, divorce, needy children, and a host of other money-sucking problems, many boomers need to rethink their spending habits if they ever want to retire.

Globe North


Help! Your (fill in the blank) is in trouble

By Emily Sweeney

A likely gift card scam is averted, and other odd tales from local police blotters.


Top bank, a reusable shopping bag, and a scholarship in memory of a Salem State student

10noinformer -- Sarah Podradchik, right, and her sister, Abby, hold the bags she designed at a HomeGoods store in Allston. (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

By Julia Preszler

The Institution for Savings was named the number 1 provider of quality banking in northeastern Massachusetts at the first annual Banking Choice Awards.

Determination drives Lynn Tech’s Nelson from homeless to scholarship winner

Lynn, MA -- 3/29/2018 - Shaneil Nelson, (C) a senior at Lynn Tech and a registered CNA dances with a resident as she works at Phillips Manor Nursing Home in Lynn. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 08noscholarship Reporter:

By Julia Preszler

The Friendly Knights of St. Patrick awarded her $20,000 to pursue her nursing career at Boston College.

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Gordon Lightfoot fans can relive the glory days in Rockport

By Kathy Shiels Tully


Spice up your palate with Haitian delights

By Stephanie Schorow


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

By Matt Case


McDonagh plays lacrosse for the fun of it

By Allen Lessels

Globe South

Make way for electric mountain bikes?

Russell Polsgrove says he rarely gets close to his e-bike’s top motor speed of 18 m.p.h. while he’s on a ride in the Blue Hills Reservation.

By Brion O’Connor

A new generation of the pedal-assisted e-bikes is designed for off-road use — but some cycling advocates say they don’t belong on trails.

Trying for diversity, Quincy’s police force still fall short

As a community outreach effort, members of the Quincy Police Department teach a self-defense class at the Sons of Italy organization in Quincy. Gina Mazzulli practiced what she’s learned by kicking at pads held by police Lieutenant Dan Minton.

By Jill Terreri Ramos

Asians make up about 28 percent of Quincy’s population, but there are just five Asian officers — four officers and a sergeant — among the department’s 214 sworn personnel.

Mark Your Calendar

Art center presents 63d annual fest in Cohasset

Doc Ellis is scheduled to perform at the South Shore Art Center's annual arts festival in Cohasset.

By Robert Knox

The South Shore Art Center presents the 63d Annual Arts Festival, offering multiple art exhibitions, craft vendors, and a sound stage on Cohasset Common, for Father’s Day weekend.

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Bella English

Tales of hope and pursuit of life in America

By Bella English

Community Bulletin Board

By Zipporah Osei


Gray, Glennon led Rockland hardball turnaround

By Andrew Higginbottom


Jake Farrell a force in Northeastern return

By John Johnson


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

By Andrew Higginbottom

Globe West


Assisted living that’s a neighborhood, not a facility

Executive director Joe Carella, in the Nordic Hall of the Scandinavian Living Center in Newton.

By Cindy Cantrell

Scandinavian Living Center in West Newton welcomes community members at a pop-up café, meetings, performances, film screenings, and other events at the adjacent Scandinavian Cultural Center.


Speechwriter helps veteran share his story

By Cindy Cantrell

The speech recently earned Jacqueline Fearer a 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award in the military category.


At Dover-Sherborn, a tennis perfectionist leads the way

By Nate Weitzer

Tennis standout Max Schuermann, 19, believes there’s always room for improvement on the courts, and it shows.