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A memorial in Wellfleet last fall honored Arthur Medici, the first person killed by a shark in Massachusetts since 1936.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/file

Consensus lacking on strategies to prevent Cape shark attacks

A report on proposals to install nets and buoys and cull seals is not expected until September, toward the end of the tourist season — ludicrously late, in the opinion of some.

// For emergency departments, incredible crowding can be normal

The emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is so congested that doctors treat patients in hallways. Delays can last hours. Some frustrated patients simply walk out.

Increasing diversity is a challenge at Harvard graduate schools

At the design school, dental school, government school, and graduate school of arts and sciences, the percentage of African-American students doesn’t crack 5 percent.

Franciscan Friars pause over over the baby's casket.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

They came for many reasons, but the same goal: Bury the baby with dignity

She was alone except for the 23 strangers who gathered on a cold day at the end of January. None of them would ever know this baby’s story. It didn’t matter.

The Nation

Trump derides Mueller probe, mocks Democrats and Sessions

President Trump hugged the US flag as he arrived to speak in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday at a conservative conference.

By Seung Min Kim and Brian Fung

In his remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which stretched beyond two hours, the president also mocked the ‘‘Green New Deal.”

HBO film revives lurid claims, imperiling thriving Michael Jackson estate

Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his 2005 child molestation trial.

By Ben Sisario

Michael Jackson’s damaged reputation began to recover the day he died.

Parents separated from children and deported are back at US border to request asylum

Luisa Hidalgo posed for a portrait in Hotel Salazar. Her 14-year-old daughter is in the Bronx with a foster family. The girl texted her mother the same words over and over: ‘‘Fight for me.’’

By Kevin Sieff and Sarah Kinosian

The parents will pose a significant test to America’s embattled asylum system, arguing that they deserve another chance at refuge in the US, something rarely offered to deportees.

The World

Saudi Arabia is said to have tortured an American citizen

By David D. Kirkpatrick

Friends and families of others detained have also described episodes of torture. At least 17 detainees were hospitalized soon after the crackdown for injuries suffered while in custody, according to a doctor at the hospital and a US official monitoring the crackdown.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival kicks off with Jair Bolsonaro backlash

A street party Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

By Anna Jean Kaiser

Street parties and revelry began Friday amid expectations the celebrations would target the far-right president known for offending the LGBT community and minorities.

After pilot is freed, fatal violence in Kashmir

Pakistani Kashmiris carried the coffin of a civilian at a funeral ceremony near Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, Saturday.

By Jeffrey Gettleman, Hari Kumar and Sameer Yasir

Intense shelling erupted Saturday, killing several civilians and making it clear that hostilities between the two nuclear-armed nations were hardly over.

Editorial & Opinion


Time to equalize and modernize Metco

1/22/2018 - Roxbury, MA - Milagros Arbaje-Thomas, the new head of METCO, met with board for the first time on Monday evening, January 21, 2018. A renowned anti-poverty advocate, Arbaje-Thomas hopes to take METCO to next level. Topic: 24Metco. Story by Meghan Irons/Globe Staff. Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

A new enrollment plan for the state-funded, voluntary desegregation program has sparked controversy among parents.

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Trump pours gas on the EPA, then lights the match

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks during a visit to McCorkle Nurseries in Dearing, Ga., to discuss the EPA's proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, nutrient pollution policy and infrastructure modernization Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

By Michael A. Cohen

The GOP-controlled Senate earlier this week confirmed Andrew Wheeler, a former coal and energy lobbyist, as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Renée Graham

Your black friend doesn’t make you woke

During Michael Cohen’s congressional hearing, Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina brought out Lynne Patton, a black former Trump Organization employee, to ward off charges of presidential racism.

By Renée Graham

Yeah, it was that kind of Black History Month.


Driven from their home by 2018 nor’easter, Quincy family reflects on a year relying on helping hands

The O’Briens — Cory, Evan, Jillian, and Billie — stood in what remains of the living room of their Quincy home that was badly damaged in last year’s storm.

By Laura Crimaldi

Jillian O’Brien was seven months pregnant in March 2018 when she and her daughter, Billie, then 16 months, were rescued from their home which flooded during a nor’easter.

For emergency departments, incredible crowding can be normal

Patient beds lined a hallway in the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

By Liz Kowalczyk

The emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is so congested that doctors treat patients in hallways. Delays can last hours. Some frustrated patients simply walk out.

For local ‘Mockingbird’ productions, the show will go on. Sort of

The Curtain Call Theatre in Braintree had been threatened with $150,000 in damages.

By John Hilliard

Community and amateur theater productions of “To Kill A Mockingbird” threatened with legal action by a Broadway producer may now use another version of the play.

Business & Tech

Michelle Singletary | The Color of Money

Michael Cohen’s stunning admission of financial infidelity

By Michelle Singletary

Had his wife known what was going on, would she have been able to stop him from taking an action that did monumental damage to their family and their finances?



Even after last season, Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez feels he can improve

Fort Myers , FL - 2/18/2019 - (Day 7) Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) during the Boston Red Sox first full squad workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 18Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.44661335.

By Peter Abraham

“There’s always room to grow,” said Martinez, who had a 1.031 OPS, belted 43 home runs in 2018.


Jayson Tatum’s rapid growth has come on and off the court

2-13-19 Boston, MA: After the Celtics Jayson Tatum (right) hita late third quarter three pointer to give Boston an 89-69 lead, he and teammate Semi Ojeleye (rear left) signal that fact. The Boston Celtics hosted the Detroit Pistons in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff)

By Gary Washburn

The Celtics’ second-year star is well aware of the importance of establishing a brand and building on it.


Progress for minority NFL head coach and GM candidates has stalled

Brian Flores of the Dolphins was the only minority head coach hired this offseason, which saw a quarter of the league’s 32 teams seeking to fill vacancies.

By Christopher L. Gasper

The feeling is that the Rooney Rule, which mandates the interviewing of minority candidates, has become a bureaucratic speed bump.

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Here’s an angle for you: This Bruins win was a snoozer

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Masconomet hangs on to capture first state championship

By Jenna Ciccotelli


Bruins continue hot stretch, shut down Devils

By Matt Porter

women’s college hockey playoffs

Ryan Little’s overtime goal lifts BC over UConn

NASCAR Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR drivers ready to open the package

By Greg Beacham


Aidan Felty, Lucy Jenks set meet records at All- New England track

By P.J. Wright


David Ortiz likes what he sees from these Red Sox

By Peter Abraham


Saturday’s spring training report: Sox pitchers roughed up by Orioles

By Peter Abraham


Rockland girls upend Norwell

By Nate Rollins


NFL shouldn’t be so short-sighted on Kyler Murray

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Blue Jackets loaded up for Stanley Cup run

By Kevin Paul Dupont


Could Josh Rosen end up with the Patriots?

By Ben Volin


Pair of New Englanders hope to turn Twins around

By Peter Abraham


Patriots will release tight end Dwayne Allen

By Ben Volin


Ideas | Robert L. Tsai

Abortion goes on trial, again

By Robert L. Tsai

As the Supreme Court swings further to the right, reproductive rights advocates will have to battle it out in the states. That’s where the anti-abortionists have been hacking away at freedoms for decades.

Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

A shocking number of Jews have become willing collaborators in white supremacy

TOPSHOT - Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, ends his testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

By S.I. Rosenbaum

The last temptation of Michael Cohen.

Ideas | Brian Bergstein

Tax credits for your news subscription? It’s not that radical.

Taunton-09/16/17- The Boston Globe new printing press in Taunton has been plagued by a host of mechanical problems. The Sunday business section of the Globe runs through a press. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

By Brian Bergstein

Print gets all the breaks. Maybe it’s time to shift our 200-year-old journalism subsidies to the digital world.


Roderick MacFarquhar, eminent China scholar at Harvard, dies at 88

Dr. MacFarquhar’s writing on Mao’s power politics influenced how people around the world understood China.

By Jane Perlez

Dr. MacFarquhar specialized in the origins of the Cultural Revolution, the decade of turmoil that terrorized China beginning in 1966.

Theodore Bayless, pathbreaker on dairy intolerance, dies at 87

Studies by Dr. Bayless helped in the development of treatments for acute diarrheal diseases and for inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

By Sam Roberts

Dr. Bayless’s discoveries helped bring relief to lactose- and gluten-intolerant patients and others coping with the effects of intestinal disorders.

Zhores Alferov, Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 88

Dr. Alferov’s research underpinned an array of important inventions, from solar cells to DVD players to cellphones.

By Craig Mellow

The Russian physicist won the Nobel Prize for research that underpinned an array of inventions integral to modern life, from solar cells to DVD players to cellphones.

Sunday Arts


Luke Bryan is coming back to Gillette

01bryan Luke Bryan Credit: Jim Wright

By Lillian Brown

The country music star announced Friday that he has added a June 21 stop at the stadium as part of his “Sunset Repeat Tour.”


Greater Boston author readings Mar. 3 - Mar. 9

A weekly calendar of literary and events.

Ty Burr

Thinking about cord-cutting? I did it — here’s what I found out

It’s hard to argue with the numbers, and the cable companies know it, so if they’re smart they’ll start to get competitive.

By Ty Burr

The Globe’s film writer found the financial savings are considerable, and you don’t necessarily lose access to your favorite channels.

More Stories

book review

Will we ever know who killed the Bordens?

By Julia M. Klein


An open letter to Amanda Palmer

By Zoë Madonna

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

The #MomoChallenge, and the bigger problem with YouTube  

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Michael Andor Brodeur | It’s a Thing

Trapped rats, freed weed, useless notes, and more

By Michael Andor Brodeur 

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Scene Here: Dusted off at the Coolidge; a year of women at the MFA

By Loren King

story behind the book | kate tuttle

A better roadmap to the end

By Kate Tuttle



It’s all downhill from here. What happens when an adult learns to ski

A skiier who is far more skilled than the author heads into the sunrise at Stowe Mountain Resort.

By Christopher Muther

Travel writer Christopher Muther attempts to improve his skiing skills, and quickly learns that the hills are alive with the sound of fear.

Sanibel, a refuge for wildlife and humans

By Diane Speare Triant

The fact that more than two-thirds of Sanibel is held as a nature conservancy engenders reverence for exotic birds and wildlife, as well. It’s easy to encounter them on Sanibel’s 25 miles of bicycle trails.

Southern Sardinia is more rugged than the north with few tourists, breathtaking views, and fabulous food

Streets are narrow in the historic districts of many cities and towns in Sardinia.

By Sheryl Julian

All the people the author meets in southern Sardinia are especially friendly and helpful. They want you to like their region.

Real Estate

A guide to buying your first home in Boston

By Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison, the author of “Home Buying in 30 Minutes,” weighs in on what it takes to succeed in this hypercompetitive market. |

Home of the Week: A downtown condo honors its warehouse roots with style

By Arianna MacNeill

The one-bedroom unit comes with 24-hour concierge service and access to an indoor pool. Price: $795,000. Search the latest listings at

Ask the Gardener: Flower and bulb shows will put spring in your step

By Carol Stocker

From Boston to the Berkshires, these programs will make you long to trade your snow shovel for a trowel. |


Globe Magazine

How Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon a year after the bombings

Meb Keflezighi was the first American male to win the race in 31 years.

By Meb Keflezighi with Scott Douglas

“Of course I always ran to win. But this time was different. . . . Boston 2014 was a special focus long before I broke the tape on Boylston Street.”

Globe Magazine

Which city is better for singles: Boston or New York?

Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein sorts it out for romance seekers.

Perspective | Magazine

Massachusetts needs a student loan bill of rights

By Eric P. Lesser

College debt is a monster that’s ruining lives, says state Senator Eric P. Lesser.

Globe Local


A motorist takes an unexpected detour

This vehicle ended up in the Shawsheen River on Feb. 18.

By Emily Sweeney

A motorist ends up in the Shawsheen River, a baby seal is rescued, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

In Scituate, annual St. Patrick’s Day parade brings out a crowd

By Ysabelle Kempe

When the parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on March 17, onlookers can gawk at nearly 20 groups marching by.


Can Thoreau make us care about forest wildflowers?

Richard Primack monitoring marsh marigolds in Newton for flowering time.

By Don Lyman

Since the author’s stay at Walden Pond, researchers have noticed worrisome effects of climate change.

More Stories


Good takeout that’s not an afterthought

By Joan Wilder


Love of running propels Tewksbury’s Makayla Paige

By Alex Bensley


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

By Thomas Herron


Weymouth council rejects dog park proposal

By Johanna Seltz