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Oyster Bar Interior at Encore Boston. (Encore Boston)

Our food critic ate her way through the Encore Boston casino so you don’t have to

Here are the restaurants worth visiting among the glitz and glamour of Everett’s new casino.

US moves migrant kids after harsh conditions, including lack of food and water, are exposed

Most of the infants, toddlers, and teens at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, were to be moved to shelters and other facilities run by a separate federal agency by Tuesday.

Love Letters

I want him to speak my love language

I know this probably sounds like the beginning of a cringey, stereotypical problem, but hear me out.

Naomi Levy is beverage director at Better Sorts Social Club downtown.

GEtting Salty

A conversation with Naomi Levy of Better Sorts Social Club

Despite those swanky surroundings, she’s content with eggplant parmesan at an East Cambridge dive.

FILE - This June 20, 2019, file frame from video shows the entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has told a Texas congresswoman Monday, June 24, that the agency is quickly removing children from the patrol station following reports that children locked inside were in a perilous situation. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio, File)

Government moves migrant kids after bad treatment is exposed

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation


A spectacle of a night

Boston Harbor Now’s Spectacle on Spectacle event raised $645,000.


A conversation with Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s executive chef and author of ‘The Kripalu Kitchen’

Smith teaches food and nutrition programs to guests, in addition to overseeing a staff of 73 who prepare and serve daily meals at the retreat in Stockbridge.

Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

India’s Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died.

The future of chocolate is pink

“Ruby is the biggest innovation in chocolate since white chocolate was introduced 80 years ago,” says TJ Mulvihill of Barry Callebaut chocolate.

Beer jellies sweeter are than you think — and more popular

Nancy Warner was in the midst of making jams one night when she ran out of fruit. Luckily there was plenty of beer. Now Potlicker Kitchen in Stowe, Vt., has become the country’s leading producer of beer jelly.

Brew an easier cold brew

Primula’s cold brew coffee maker does the straining for you.


For the first time in decades, Sam Summer’s recipe is changing

New for 2019 is an update: Sam Summer’s recipe is changing. We called Sam Adams founder Jim Koch and asked him to explain further.

The entrance of a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas.

Government moves migrant children after poor conditions exposed

Most of the children living in a remote Border Patrol station in Texas were moved following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Generous friend is overwhelmed by ‘gimmes’

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Supportive artist

Paula Cole performs at “The 12”

This image provided by Amag Pharmaceuticals in June 2019 shows packaging for their drug Vyleesi. The medication OK'd Friday, June 21, 2019 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. (Amag Pharmaceuticals via AP)

Waltham-based Amag’s sex-drive drug for women gets FDA approval

Women can give themselves a shot in the thigh or abdomen; it raises sexual interest for several hours.

Avi Shemtov of the restaurant Simcha.

Food for thought at the Jewish Arts Collaborative’s Trefa Banquet

The event commemorates the anniversary of the Trefa Banquet of 1883, which started a controversy that some say caused a split leading to the Conservative Jewish movement.

My Instagram

My Instagram: Daniel Alexander Smith

Fresh off his time as a Studio Echelman Fellow and now working at MassArt, the 29-year-old took some time to catch up with the Globe.

Dear Amy

Parents plan to punish for piercings

Their daughter is training to be a nurse and mom thinks multiple piercings are unprofessional.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘We get our hair cut at the same salon’

Will these two daters discover more in common than their MBAs and hair care?


House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Designer Desiree Burns, her husband, Christian, and their dog, Sloane, on the deck of their home in Newport, Rhode Island.

Your Home | Summer Living

Millennials decorate their Newport home with a touch of beachy glam

A jewelry designer turned interior designer brings California style to her East Coast home.

Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court said Thursday new Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect while the government appeals decisions that blocked them.

With a waterproof ceiling, ceiling fans, indoor-outdoor rug, and facing sofas, the lower-level deck functions as an outdoor room. Privacy screens shield the space.

Your Home | Summer Living

Trees made them fall in love with this house in Milton

Two decks and the owners’ British sensibilities transform a residence into an indoor-outdoor showpiece.

White cedar shingles cover the upper portion of the home’s exterior, and red cedar boards run horizontally around the first floor. Low walls built from stones gathered on the site surround the bluestone patio at the back of the house.

Your Home | Summer Living

A Maine lake house gives three generations both togetherness and privacy

This family’s four-season home, close to grandparents, is inspired by turn-of-the-century waterfront camps.

Co-owner Eric Ly serves customers at Coco Leaf Dessert Cafe on Newbury Street.

Quick Bite

Your new spot for matcha cream puffs with edible gold leaf on Newbury Street

Started by an O Ya alum, Coco Leaf specializes in the Vietnamese dessert called che.

I want to cheat on my husband

I wait for my husband to go to work so I can talk to “W.” I hate holidays because my husband is always around and I don’t have the chance to talk with W.

EVERETT, MA - 6/19/2019: Encore provides its own shuttle boats to the casino. Different ways to get to the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett. The casino opens to the public on Sunday. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 21leun


Encore’s many restaurants debut this weekend

Everett’s Encore Boston Harbor opens on June 23, and with it comes 15 restaurants.

Big Plans

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

Ask Amy

53-year-old is ‘falling hard’ for a much younger man

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

$4.5m in settlements over deaths tied to Ohio doctor

An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.

20nameshousewives - From left: Teresa Giudice, Margaret Josephs and Sonja Morgan. The Real Housewives are coming to Beverly — for one evening. Teresa Giudice (New Jersey), Margaret Josephs (New Jersey), and Sonja Morgan (New York City) are coming to the North Shore Music Theatre on August 11 for an “unfiltered conversation” about what happens both on camera and behind the scenes. (handout)


Celebrity Housewives, ‘unfiltered,’ in Beverly

Three Real Housewives will speak at the North Shore Music Theatre in August.

Love Letters

He’s ready for marriage after three months of dating. Is it too soon?

She’s hesitant to move too quickly but she’s also afraid she could miss out.

Love Letters

She put her hands on me during arguments

I broke it off after the third time, literally walking out of our hotel room. I have not dated anyone since.

Travel Troubleshooter

Norwegian Airlines promised to refund my train tickets to London. It didn’t.

When Norwegian Airlines canceled Andrew Brown’s flight, it rebooked him and promised to reimburse the train tickets to his final destination. Then it changed course. Is he out of luck?

FILE - This May 20, 2019, file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. An alliance of large cannabis businesses in the growing global marketplace has a message for the public: We're good corporate citizens. The 45-member Global Cannabis Partnership that includes Canopy Growth Corp. and other major companies issued guidelines Tuesday, June 18, 2019, aimed at minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting ethical conduct and responsible pot use. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

Marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled among US women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows.

Boston, MA, 05/18/2019 -- Alex and Leo hustle to find their spot in line as graduates file in to BU’s School of Public Health Convocation where Alex was being awarded a Masters in Public Health. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 062319AlexLeo Reporter: Scott Helman

Globe Magazine

This boy came to Boston for healing. You won’t believe his life now

Four years ago, I reported on Alex and little Leo’s incredible journey from Burundi to Boston. Today, I cheer for them as their friend.

Ask Amy

Hoarding disorder creates messy situation

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Lego House’s top floor features a Masterpiece Gallery.

How Lego House came to be: brick by brick

Billund, Denmark, is the birthplace of Lego and home to an out-of-this-world creation experience at Lego House.

If you go . . . Lego House

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 Cretaiole, a 14th-century farmhouse converted into a combination inn and working farm.

How Italy’s agriturismo movement gave rise to The Isabella Experience

At 50, Isabella Moricciani is the life force behind The Isabella Experience, a hospitality concept she honed at Cretaiole, an alluring inn situated just outside Pienza, which was her first foray into agriturismo more than 20 years ago.

Reza Pazooki, a personal trainer from New York, clambered atop a precipitous perch for a photo by guide Roberto Calcagno on Cima dei Quattro Denti, overlooking the Susa Valley.

Trekking a golden ridge, bracketed by snow-covered Alps

Turin offers a turnstyle to the Italian Alps.

The Duomo il Milan was constructed over more than five centuries.

In Milan, a low-tech saunter through a mecca of high fashion

Renowned as an epicenter of fashion, this Italian city is also surprisingly walkable, threaded with commerce-canyoned walkways and studded with gems from early Christendom and the Renaissance.

A study released on Tuesday found US preschoolers on government food aid were tipping scales at lighter weights, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of shrinking obesity weren’t a fluke.

Study finds US preschoolers are less pudgy

Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a US study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke.

Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel

Hotels that fit baseball fans like a glove

These hotels understand your total devotion to the sport, and they’ve hit their own home runs with these rooms and packages.

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

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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.