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“I am a completely different person,’’ Shellye Echeverria of Queens, N.Y., said after her care at a specialized McLean Hospital center.

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Unhealthy Divide | part one

At elegant McLean psychiatric outpost, $2,150 a day, and insurance is not welcome

The well-known psychiatric hospital is steadily expanding in the world of “private-pay” treatment, boosting options for the upper middle class and wealthy at a time when many other patients say they can’t get their insurers to pay for adequate treatment.

ARCHITECTURE REVIEW

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/16architpix07b.jpg In adventurous building, Harvard gets a ‘front door’ open to the public

You never lose touch with the city outdoors as your near neighbor, because you can see it looking back at you through so many glass walls and windows.

State Police force shrinks, while workload grows

Troopers are retiring at a record clip this year, amid a growing workload — a trend that experts say could cost taxpayers money, imperil public safety, or both.

Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking habits at Yale University are now a subject of debate.

Matt McClain/Washington Post

Yale classmate accuses Brett Kavanaugh of ‘blatant mischaracterization’ of his drinking

Chad Ludington, who claimed he frequently socialized with Kavanaugh as a student, said in a statement that the judge had been untruthful in testimony.

The Nation

Yale classmate accuses Brett Kavanaugh of ‘blatant mischaracterization’ of his drinking

Brett Kavanaugh’s drinking habits at Yale University are now a subject of debate.

By Michael D. Shear and Robin Pogrebin

Chad Ludington, who claimed he frequently socialized with Kavanaugh as a student, said in a statement that the judge had been untruthful in testimony.

US, Canada reach trade deal hours before self-imposed deadline

Strained ties between President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had threatened to derail negotiations to revamp Nafta.

By Alan Rappeport

The nations overcame deep divisions to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Officials say Pa. car blast was ‘isolated incident’

Law enforcement officials investigated the scene of a fatal, fiery car explosion in Allentown, Pa. on Saturday.

By the Associated Press

Three males, including the likely ‘‘perpetrator,’’ died in Saturday’s explosion, officials said.

The World

Six months before Brexit becomes official, many in UK fear the worst

British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the UN General Assembly last week.

By Ellen Barry and Stephen Castle

After two years of negotiation, Britain has reached a moment of consequence for the process.

At least 832 dead in Indonesia quake and tsunami

An overturned vehicle and debris lined the area Sunday in front of a collapsed mosque in Palu, on Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi island.

By Niniek Karmini

Rescuers struggled to reach victims in several large coastal towns, as authorities feared that the toll of confirmed dead would rise.

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

The country won’t know the truth about Brett Kavanaugh unless the FBI investigation is a real one

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The FBI has the best tools to determine whether Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh is telling the truth. Will the FBI be allowed to use them?

Opinion | Margery Eagan

Sadly, not reporting abuse is common

By Margery Eagan

In Boston, we know very well that not telling for decades is typical — not rare, not suspicious, not disqualifying.

Opinion | Steven Grossman

Golden opportunities in the inner city

City Fresh Foods has a 14,000-square-foot facility in Roxbury.

By Steven Grossman

Thriving businesses are critically important for healthy urban ecosystems, for they change people’s lives by spreading prosperity.

Metro

Boston inches forward with recreational marijuana permits

City officials say Boston will negotiate its first so-called “host community agreements” with marijuana companies in the first two weeks of October.

By Dan Adams

City Hall officials said they would negotiate Boston’s first host community agreements with marijuana operators in early October.

ARCHITECTURE REVIEW

In adventurous building, Harvard gets a ‘front door’ open to the public

CAMBRIDGE, 9/15/2018 - Living walls line the sides of the central corridor of Harvard University's Smith Campus Center, within the building formerly known as the Holyoke Center, by architect José Luis Sert 1966 on Massachusetts Avenue, in Harvard Square, between Dunster and Holyoke streets. (Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe ((arts, campbellr)

By Robert Campbell

You never lose touch with the city outdoors as your near neighbor, because you can see it looking back at you through so many glass walls and windows.

Unhealthy Divide | part one

At elegant McLean psychiatric outpost, $2,150 a day, and insurance is not welcome

“I am a completely different person,’’ Shellye Echeverria of Queens, N.Y., said after her care at a specialized McLean Hospital center.

By Liz Kowalczyk

The well-known psychiatric hospital is steadily expanding in the world of “private-pay” treatment, boosting options for the upper middle class and wealthy at a time when many other patients say they can’t get their insurers to pay for adequate treatment.

Business & Tech

City’s latest boutique hotel is aiming to be Instagrammable

The new Revolution Hotel in the South End will put the focus on Boston’s history of innovation.

By Tim Logan

The Revolution, Boston newest boutique hotel, will offer a modern take on the city’s past.

Federal officials sue California over hours-old Net neutrality law

Hours after California Governor Jerry Brown (above) signed the tough Net neutrality measure, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit.

By Jonathan J. Cooper

‘‘Once again the California Legislature has enacted an extreme and illegal state law attempting to frustrate federal policy,’’ AG Jeff Sessions said.

CHESTO MEANS BUSINESS

Mass. companies team up to make their voice heard in immigration debate

Eva Millona (left), executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, has been trying to line up businesses from all corners and sectors of the state.

By Jon Chesto

When Congress tries again to tackle the thorny issue of immigration reform next year, Eva Millona wants Massachusetts businesses to have a seat at the table.

Obituaries

Merle Debuskey, renowned theatrical press agent, dies at 95

FILE -- Merle Debuskey in New York, June 17, 2009. Debuskey, a press agent who was an influential force on and off Broadway for decades, especially as chief promoter of the Public Theater and counselor to the man who ran it, Joseph Papp, died on Sept. 25, 2018, at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 95. (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)

By Neil Genzlinger

Mr. Debuskey was an influential force on and off Broadway for decade.

Sports

Ben Volin | On Football

How Sony Michel, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Josh Gordon sparked the offense

Foxborough, MA 09/30/18: Patriots Sony Michel rushes in the second quarter. New England Patriots hosted the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

By Ben Volin

The trio of newcomers made an impact in Sunday’s 38-7 defeat of visiting Miami at Gillette Stadium.

TARA SULLIVAN

Patriots are back in familiar territory and away from the edge of danger

Foxborough, MA 09/30/18: Patriots Adam Butler reacts after sacking Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter. Teammate Deatrich Wise Jr. (91) joined in the celebration. New England Patriots hosted the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

By Tara Sullivan

Everything that felt so wrong for the past two weeks took a right turn back into familiarity.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Alex Cora gets our unofficial vote for rookie of the year

Red Sox manager Alex Cora has not wavered in his game plan for the regular season, keeping his eyes on the bigger prize.

By Dan Shaughnessy

Cora has guided the Red Sox to the second-most victories in baseball history among first-year managers.

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