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Secrets of a Lost Girl

Alexandra Valoras showed every outward sign of success and promise, a star at school, beloved at home. She revealed nothing of her inner anguish, except in her diary — a chronicle of scathing self-criticism and growing desperation that her parents chose to share so that other families might learn from their loss.

// Trump wants to make foreign arms sales easier

The president has proposed allowing US manufacturers to sell large batches of firearms to other countries without consulting Congress.

// Records reveal trooper posts that are overtime all the time

These Emergency Response posts, tucked in trailers or nondescript government buildings, are staffed purely on an overtime basis.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

// Ripped off by phantom rentals on Craigslist

For almost a year, a parade of would-be vacationers has arrived at the front door of a lovely two-family house in Provincetown.

The Nation

Democratic lawmakers want plan to reunite immigrant families

Demonstrators blocked a bus containing immigrant children during a Saturday protest outside the US Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

By Will Weissert and Elliot Spagat

A delegation of 25 members of Congress visited a US Customs and Border Protection center in McAllen, Texas.

Family doctors can help tackle opioid epidemic

By Abby Goodnough

A few primary care doctors have begun prescribing buprenorphine to help suppress cravings and withdrawal.

75 percent of Americans say immigration is good for country, poll finds

Polls published in the past week shed new light on attitudes toward immigration, a subject that many Americans view as a top concern before this fall’s midterm elections.

By Niraj Chokshi

A larger share of people than at any point since 2001 say immigration is good for the nation.

The World

Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution

Former Holy See diplomat Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella was sentenced to five years in prison.

By Nicole Winfield

Monsignor Carlo Capella was sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and sharing pornography.

Explosions hit rallies for leaders of Ethiopia, Zimbabwe

A Red Cross worker aided an injured woman after a grenade attack at a rally in Ethiopia.

By Hadra Ahmed

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, were not hurt.

Stakes high in Turkish election, for Erdogan and the country

By Iliana Magra

For a decade and a half, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly governed as a strongman.

Editorial & Opinion


Why was the federal response in Puerto Rico so flawed?

A woman places one of the hundreds of shoes in memory of those killed by Hurricane Maria in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol, in San Juan, Friday, June 1, 2018. Puerto Rico's Institute of Statistics announced that it has sued the U.S. territory's health department and demographic registry seeking to obtain data on the number of deaths following Hurricane Maria as a growing number of critics accuse the government of lacking transparency. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

The inadequate response to Hurricane Maria has raised questions for the Trump administration, federal agencies, and the island’s own government.

Renée Graham

We should protect young kids from toxic stress — not inflict it on them

Homeless children have a safe play space inside the Catholic Charities St. Ambrose Family Shelter in Dorchester.

By Renée Graham

Children taken from their parents at the border are at risk of long-term psychological damage, of the sort that Roxbury-based Horizons for Homeless Children seeks to prevent.


The businessman in the cassock

Andrew Bushell of Marblehead Salt Co. and Marblehead Brewing Co. and his dog Theo.

By Jeff Jacoby

Memo to state development bureaucrats: Business savvy shouldn’t be discounted just because it aims at more than profits.


Secrets of a Lost Girl

By Mark Arsenault

Alexandra Valoras showed every outward sign of success and promise, a star at school, beloved at home. She revealed nothing of her inner anguish, except in her diary — a chronicle of scathing self-criticism and growing desperation that her parents chose to share so that other families might learn from their loss.

Tommy Chang’s relationship with community never clicked, observers say

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang announced Friday he would step down after three years.

By John Hilliard

For Superintendent Tommy Chang, a failure at community-building stymied efforts to improve Boston’s public schools, education experts and city officials said.

Mass. ICE agents to reinstate in-office arrests

Lilian Calderon is one of the people suing the Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security over the arrests of immigrants who showed up for hearings at government offices.

By Olivia Quintana

The practice of arresting undocumented immigrants in government offices was halted by the region’s former acting director.

Business & Tech

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

How a failed restaurant became Cambridge’s hottest Thursday spot

Guests chatted during a weekly “drinkup” at the Venture Café in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

By Scott Kirsner

Plans for a Kendall Square restaurant eventually became the amazingly popular Venture Café.

A doctor wages personal and professional battles against aging

Harvard statistician and geneticist Leon Peshkin studies the life cycle of Daphnia in hopes to better understand aging in humans.

By Karen Weintraub

Harvard’s Leonid Peshkin has drawn inspiration from his 96-year-old father, Miron.


Mom, daughter have different goals

By Michelle Singletary

A well-meaning mom has a strong opinion about her adult daughter’s next car purchase.

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Ripped off by phantom rentals on Craigslist

By Sean P. Murphy

The week ahead in business

By Margeaux Sippell


The week in business



Against Mike Leake, Red Sox bats go from mighty to meek

Boston- 06/23/18- Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners- Mariners Nelson Cruz slides safely into home on a Red Sox fielding error in the 3rd inning on a ball hit by Mariners Ryon Healy. Sox catcher Christian Vazquez takes the late throw.Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

By Julian Benbow

A day after exploding for 14 runs against the Mariners, the Red Sox were blanked by Leake for eight innings before scoring twice in the ninth.


After a horrific accident, Patriot Harvey Langi and his wife made it all the way back

Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife, Cassidy. know they are lucky to be alive.

By Tara Sullivan

Eight months ago, they nearly lost everything at a Foxborough intersection; now they have a special appreciation for life.


How the draft played out was the best possible outcome for the Celtics

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens speaks during a news conference, hursday, June 21, 2018, in Boston, after the team selected Robert Williams of Texas A&M with the 27th pick in the NBA basketball draft. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

By Christopher L. Gasper

The Celtics upgraded with a young center and they kept their considerable assets.

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Denied by Ilya Kovalchuk, will Bruins turn attention back to Rick Nash?

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Bruins eye increase in speed with Axel Andersson

By Matt Porter

Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway

Kyle Larson wins pole in Sonoma qualifying

By Greg Beacham


Here are nine changes that would be good for women’s sports

By Shira Springer

Patriots notebook

Malcolm Mitchell, Patrick Chung make youthful connections

By Nora Princiotti


How Nick Boynton’s words affected Patrice Bergeron

By Kevin Paul Dupont


The 76ers improved, but so did a lot of NBA teams

By Gary Washburn


One edge the Yankees have over the Red Sox? The means to improve their roster

By Nick Cafardo


Ideas | Stephanie Schorow

What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition

January 31 1933 / Boston Globe Photo Files / Prohibition / Wine seized by police at 5 Langdon Place in the North End 060216

By Stephanie Schorow

In the years after Repeal, true believers in banning alcohol waged an ever-lonelier crusade.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Hawaii’s quest for a new type of independence

Royal Family of Hawaii. credit: Wikimedia Commons

By Stephen Kinzer

Even without political independence, sovereignty activists can achieve much. They already have.

Ideas | Sonia K. Katyal

The sudden rush of vulgar trademarks

Photo of singer, actress and vaudeville performer Edith Wilson as Aunt Jemima at a personal appearance for the Seattle Kiwanis club's Pancake Festival. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

By Sonia K. Katyal

A 2017 Supreme Court ruling has unleashed a flood of trademarks using ethnic slurs and other bad words. Who knew there was so much demand for branded vulgarity?

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Big Data: Changing norms for teenagers

By Alex Kingsbury


Innovation of the Week: Smiling lessons in Russia

By David Scharfenberg


Examining liberal lattes

By Kevin Lewis


Ernie Richards, 78, coach whose teams won three high school Super Bowls

Mr. Richards was an emotional and innovative coach who often watched game films well past midnight.

By Marvin Pave

Mr. Richards’s head coaching career spanned more than 30 years and included more than 200 wins.

Matt Murphy, 88, master of blues guitar

Mr. Murphy performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2013.

By Richard Sandomir

A masterful bluesman, Mr. Murphy played with Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, Chuck Berry, and Memphis Slim and was a member of the Blues Brothers band.

Reinhard Hardegen, 105, who led U-boats to US shore

By Richard Goldstein

The leading German submarine commander of World War II brought U-boat warfare to the doorstep of New York Harbor in the winter of 1942.

Sunday Arts

Pick and role: Kyrie Irving takes his talents to the big screen

FOR FUTURE LIVING ARTS STORY Boston, Ma., 06/12/18, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving has a movie coming out.

By Mark Shanahan

The Celtics guard makes his movie debut in “Uncle Drew.”

book review

In Jordy Rosenberg’s new novel, it’s a trans, trans, trans, trans world

By Clea Simon

A genre- and gender-bending saga of an 18th-century love story and a modern academic scheme


Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13: Model Gisele Bundchen looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

By Hayden Bird

Brazil left it late to get a win against Costa Rica in the World Cup on Friday, but it only made the celebration more sweet for Gisele Bundchen.

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Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

A guide to good Netflix vs. bad Netflix

By Matthew Gilbert

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

The official language of the US? It’s euphemism

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Ty Burr

Gotta get a ‘Gotti’?

By Ty Burr

book review

Meredith Goldstein is growing love in a lab

By Susan Kaplan Carlton

The Story Behind the Book | Kate Tuttle

Why apes are so great?

By Kate Tuttle

New England Literary news | Nina MacLaughlin

Mass poetry names new chief; Nantucket bookstore turns 50

By Nina MacLaughlin


Greater Boston author readings June 24-30

By Robert Steiner

Summer reading for the ears

By Jeremy Eichler and Zoë Madonna

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

A film fest where the fur flies

By Loren King


Goin’ up the country: The rustic appeal of Maine’s Route 26

The Maine Wildlife Park is home to animals unable to fend for themselves in the wild.

By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

The 25-mile stretch between Maine Turnpike Exit 63 in Gray and the unfortunate strip mall in South Paris is largely rural, intensely green, and blessedly quiet.

Your Perfect Weekend

Montreal’s nonstop summer party beckons

Twilight at Place des Arts in Montreal.

By Christopher Muther

A new column gives the rundown of how to spend a perfect weekend. First up: a perfect summer weekend in Montreal.

There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks

The author’s daughters take in sunset by the marsh.

By Jenna Russell

Returning to the island in April, now with two children in tow, I wondered if it would be as I remembered it — idyllic and unscathed, with a touch of wildness.

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The VIP Lounge | Rafael Devers

The VIP Lounge with Rafael Devers

By Juliet Pennington

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

By Kari Bodnarchuk

Travel Troubleshooter

My airline canceled a leg of my flight, but Expedia won’t refund it

By Christopher Elliott

Real Estate

As comic relief in this frustrating market, a look at the funniest real estate websites

By Dugan Arnett

In one small corner of the Internet, at least, a handful of humorists are doing their best to provide a much-needed — if temporary — escape from the angst. |

Home of the Week: Mediterranean-style house features wine-tasting room

By John R. Ellement

The home, priced at $919,900, has three bedrooms, two full baths, and two half baths. |

Ask the Carpenter: Should you install a floating floor over tile?

By Rob Robillard

Ask the Carpenter's Rob Robillard weighs in on flooring installation and dishwasher smells. Get more home improvement advice at


Globe Magazine

Would you smoke a joint in front of your kids?

By Alyssa Giacobbe

Pot is legal in Massachusetts, but many parents still don’t want their kids to know they partake.

Globe Magazine

21 questions answered about legal marijuana in Massachusetts

By Dan Adams

Get the lowdown on when shops will open, how much pot will cost, where you can legally smoke it, and more FAQs.

Globe Magazine

A family-run club for marijuana enthusiasts opens shop in Worcester

05/30/2018 WORCESTER, MA L-R Lisa Moon (cq) and General Manager Kyle Moon (cq) speak with member Pauly (cq) while he smokes marijuana at the Summit Club in Worcester. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

By Nicole DeFeudis

“We need to have more people willing to come out of the cannabis closet.”

Globe Local


Natick’s new town administrator has first day

By John Laidler

Melissa Malone, who had been chief operating officer for Providence since last August, was named by selectmen in March to succeed Martha White.


Newton eyes ballot question to ban recreational marijuana sales

By John Hilliard

A proposed November ballot question would give them a chance to block commercial sales of recreational marijuana in the city.


Bringing special athletes into the game

By Andrew Higginbottom

MIAA associate director Peter Smith discusses the group’s efforts to involve more students with intellectual disabilities as athletes.