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A room of one’s own

Derby Street Shops caters to breast-feeding mothers’ needs with stylish privacy pod

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Brendan MacAllister

The 25 year old spends most of his time working three jobs. During his free time, he’s still hard at work — on his illustrations which he highlights on his Instagram.

hot ticket

One to add to your summer beach-read list

WHDH-TV investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan discusses her 11th novel, “The Murder List,” on Aug. 20 at Brookline Booksmith.

love letters

I give off a ‘non-dating’ vibe

I was a late bloomer – didn’t date in high school and had my first kiss at age 19 – and I feel like I’ve been playing catch-up ever since.

Connections | Magazine

Decades later, memories from Mom and Dad

The letters stashed in an old desk stirred up painful memories — and reminders of my parents’ love.

The 2018 festival centerpiece creation.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of July 22-28

A sand sculpting festival, the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts, Shakespeare, and more.

Style Watch

A canine connection is the driving force behind this Newport remodel

A kitchen renovation hinged on creating a space for entertainment — for dogs and humans alike.

Eli Prescott and Jael Witney.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I am a devout Christian and he is an atheist. Classic!’

Can these two daters overcome the ultimate deal breaker?

Why drive to Newport when you can float instead?

Psst, visitors: Riding the ferry, a 65-foot catamaran named the Ocean State, is an easy and affordable way to get from Providence to Newport while taking in the beauty of the state and Narragansett Bay, deemed an “estuary of national significance,” by Congress.

Boston, MA - 7/15/19 The Ban Toi Beef Noodle Soup is served with a side of bean sprouts, basil, chili peppers, and lime. ($12.50) The new Ban Toi Restaurant (cq) is located at 1035 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 21quickbiteBanToi Reporter: Devra First

Quick Bite

Ban Tôi chef-owner Chieu Nguyen used to run a nail salon. Now he’s doing what he loves.

The new Dorchester restaurant’s offerings are tightly edited.


Sally’s Sandwiches at Blackbird Doughnuts, and a Craigie on Main pop-up at Alcove

Here’s some restaurant news you can use.

Miss Conduct

Advice: At a party, we were served vegan mystery food

The host refused to reveal ingredients. What should we have done? Plus, stuck waiting, and funeral rite.

DEVENS, MA - 06/29/2019 A boy jumps into Mirror Lake on a Saturday afternoon. Erin Clark for The Boston Globe

Here are 7 ways to beat the scorching heat this weekend

With temperatures expected to reach well into the 90s this weekend, here are a few ways to stay cool.

Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids

The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Love Letters

He told me he can’t commit to me

I enjoy spending time with him but now I am not so sure I should be.

Ask Amy

Toxic grandma strains family by asking for money

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Park it here on the Cape Cod Rail Trail

Feel like doing just a bit of the rail trail, or ready to go end-to-end? Here are some places to park your car for free.

A health worker wearing protective suits enters an isolation pod to treat a patient at a treatment center in Beni.

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million people.

From left: Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy, pitcher Rich Hill, Dr. David Sweetser, and Hill’s wife, Caitlin.


MassGeneral specialist throws out first pitch at Fenway to raise awareness of rare disease research

Mass General specialist Dr. David Sweetser threw the first pitch at Sunday’s Red Sox vs. Dodgers game.

A Boston Globe employee took the FaceApp program for a whirl.

What is FaceApp, the program everyone is using to find out what they’ll look like as an old person?

The Russian-developed FaceApp is spreading like wildfire again, thanks to a reported update to its “old age” filter. But should users be concerned about privacy?

Love Letters

I’m shy. I don’t drink. I dislike dating sites. Help!

A studious 28-year-old wants to settle down but would rather not have to swipe right.

Ask Amy

Parents want passive son-in-law to step up

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

21capetrail - TheyÕve eliminated hairy road crossings on the Cape Cod Rail Trail by using bridges and tunnels. (Diane Bair for The Boston Globe)

Cool cruising along the Cape Cod Rail Trail

Traveling through the towns of Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet, the Cape Cod Rail Trail “passes through all types of neighborhoods: residential, commercial, woodlands, ponds, bogs, trees, fields, swamps and creeks.”

Casey Affleck stars in “The Finest Hours,” a 2016 film based on the 2009 book by Casey Sherman (who attended Barnstable High School) and Michael J. Tougias that chronicles an extraordinary and heroic rescue off Chatham in 1952 by the US Coast Guard.

Some of the Cape’s finest hours: On the big screen and printed page

Cape Cod has provided inspiration and settings to many a novelist and filmmaker. If you’re heading to the Cape this summer, you may want to check out a book or a movie before you go.

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty at a window of his stick sculpture,

Get stuck on sticks with a visit to ‘A Passing Fancy’

Over the last 30 years, Patrick Dougherty has completed more than 250 stick sculptures, or “stickworks,” all over the world, and involving community volunteers is a hallmark of his process.

Fans take in a game between the Brewster Whitecaps and the Chatham Anglers in Chatham.

Cape Cod baseball, where the grass is real and the price is right

The Cape Cod Baseball League is a summertime staple on the Cape. The best collegiate players in the country compete nightly before Major League scouts, and gems emerge from diamonds.

Winthrop, Massachusetts -- 7/06/2015-- A lobster roll at Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop, Massachusetts July 6, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 09platedpix Reporter:

Where to take your kids to eat this summer vacation

The season offers an excellent opportunity to explore the city with children. Food can be a rich part of the experience.

The Moultons at home.

The VIP Lounge | Seth Moulton

The VIP Lounge with Seth Moulton

We caught up with the presidential candidate to talk about all things travel.


Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

Mr. Tamole team brings authentic tamales to town

For years, Andres Medina Carreto told his mother, Margarita Carreto, it’s not easy to come by authentic tamales in the Boston area, or for that matter, mole sauce like hers. Finally, she joined in a mission to solve that problem.

This is nuts: Peanut butter, now in powder form

Made by pressing gently roasted peanuts to remove most of the fat and calories, then dried and ground into an easy to reconstitute powder, PBFit powdered nut butter has 87 percent less fat and only a third of the calories of traditional peanut butter.

Curio Coffee in Cambridge becomes Curio Wine Bar on Thursday through Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m.


Swapping daytime coffee with nighttime wine

Several nights a week, the lights dim at Curio Coffee in East Cambridge.

The confident cook

Recipe: Marinate pork chops with mustard, then grill them beside juicy tomatoes

Pork loin chops still on the bone have the best protection from the coals because they’ve got bone on two sides and a very thin rim of fat along the curved edge.

Dr. Jori Fleisher, neurologist, examined Thomas Doyle, 66, at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Doyle hopes blood tests may someday replace the invasive diagnostic testing he endured to be diagnosed 4.5 years ago with Lewy body dementia.

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s

Medical professionals around the country are looking to develop a “quick and dirty” blood test that can be administered at routine checkups to help increase early Alzheimer’s detection.

This handout photo released by Mattel on July 11, 2019 shows the David Bowie Doll Barbie. - A limited edition David Bowie Barbie was unveiled on July 11 by toymaker Mattel to honor the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic singer's hit single


Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust.

Nick Santerre is chef at Cork Wine & Tapas in New Bedford. “Fresh! Never frozen,” he says of the locally sourced scallops he proudly serves.

Gift from the sea: New Bedford’s bounty starts with scallops

Between the good scalloping years, there were bad ones, and a valuable lesson was learned about how to turn sea scallops into a sustainable fishery.

Project Bread’s Kristen Ciarlo speaks with Javan Ene at Boston’s Summer Eats kickoff.

Q&A with Project Bread president Erin McAleer, on feeding kids through the summer

In Boston and many other communities, Sumer Eats programs kicked off in early July, but there are plenty of children whose families could use the help who aren’t taking advantage of the programs.

Portland restaurants you can actually get into

Those long waits at some of the Maine city’s top restaurants are a good excuse to branch out and try some spots that may not currently be on the hot list, but are spectacular nonetheless.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Ming Cao of JP Fuji Group

Under his cousin Jimmy Liang’s tutelage — “I was his student; he was my sensei,” Liang says — Cao rose to become the group’s executive chef, specializing in sushi. Whatever you do, don’t try to feed him noodles when he ordered dumplings.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd L) meets cast and crew, including Beyonce Knowles-Carter (C) Jay-Z (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's


Beyoncé, Meghan Markle, and other stars gather at ‘Lion King’ London premiere

The European premiere of “The Lion King” was a royal affair at London’s Odeon Luxe. 

Cosmetically challenged produce, delivered straight to your door

Now, fruits and vegetables that aren’t attractive enough for grocery store shelves — but edible and tasty just the same — have a new purpose, thanks to Imperfect Produce.

story by Liza Weisstuch photo by Liza Weisstuch Bee's Knees (classic drink, not venue-specific.)


When it’s hot, buckle and make a Bee’s Knees

Its chill, which ushers in a muted botanical kick, is the opposite of the sizzling heat, and in this case, opposites certainly attract.

Books 11/23 - 23KLOSTERMAN - Chuck Klosterman (handout)


Chuck Klosterman talks about his first book of short stories, ‘Raised in Captivity’

Klosterman will chat about the book with author Tom Perrotta on Wednesday at the Cambridge Public Library.

Love Letters

I’m not used to a stable relationship

I don’t want to let go, but I have worries that we met too early in life.

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, a bud tender holds two marijuana buds on his fingers on the way to a customer at the Denver Kush Club in north Denver. The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote on June 20, 2019, represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing pot, who have unsuccessfully pressed the idea in the past under GOP control of the House. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

N.H. governor signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions.

Ask Amy

Memoirist might be violating family’s privacy

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.