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The staff at Steel & Rye in Milton are ready for the summer.

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Steel & Rye toasts the season with Summer Solstice Party

Al fresco cocktails, tacos, and corn hole — it’s the consummate summertime triumvirate.

People coming from Congo had their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda on Friday.

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Some experts say the disease’s outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago.

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Ali Chabot has a knack for picking up the pieces. The 26-year-old Malden creative turned a moving mishap — cherished plates, broken — into a business.

Connections | Magazine

My childhood seizures could have been terrifying, but my dad made it OK

His simple analogy helped me understand, and made having a brain that works differently seem cool.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston June 17-23

Outdoor movies return to the Greenway, all things Morocco come to Revere, Cirque du Soleil tumbles into town, and more.

Style Watch

Designers create playful refuge in a family’s spare room

Built-in cabinetry, along with rich colors and textures, transforms a spare room into a rec center.

President Donald Trump arrives at a Polish-American reception in the East Room of the White House, in Washington on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Trump on Thursday defended his willingness to accept campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments by equating it to the sort of diplomatic meetings he holds with world leaders as the nation’s chief executive, following an interview with ABC News broadcast on Wednesday night. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Court rules against Trump on migrant teen abortion prohibition

A federal appeals court in Washington is backing an order barring the Trump administration from enforcing the policy.


Squeaky clean

A collection of clean beauty brands specifically for kids debuts in the South End

Anxious bridesmaid feels she ruined a wedding

She tripped over her foot and fell during the wedding of her best friend.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘She said she knew within a narrow range what my net worth was’

Will this financial planner’s ability to calculate his assets lead to a total loss?

Miss Conduct

Advice: We’re giving wedding goodie bags to family. Do in-laws count?

They aren’t in the same hotel. Plus, how to travel with strangers.

You can save a significant amount of money each year using the right apps and websites.


How to put cash back in your pocket using money-saving apps

Want to put an extra $500 back in your pocket every year? Read on.

love letters

Am I being used for sex?

He says he loves me in his life, but he also loves his ex-wife, as she has done nothing wrong. (They had separated because of no physical intimacy for one year, and then he left her.)

Belmont, MA, 06/11/2019 -- The exterior of Thai Noodle Cafe. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 16quickbite Reporter:

Quick Bite

Thai Noodle Cafe is a welcome pit stop in a culinarily rich stretch of Belmont

Owner Sasirat Grande first operated Tony G’s in this space, specializing in barbecue, but then switched to her native Thai food. “Thai is more exciting than barbecue,” she says.


NOCA Provisions is closing its doors; Moody’s Delicatessen and Back Room is back

Restaurant news you can use.

Top: Frida Hirt Raz (left) and her sister-in-law. Above: The author and her daughter, who bought the DNA kit that launched their adventure.

A familial journey to Israel, launched with a simple cheek swab

Little did I know when my daughter gave me a DNA kit that what she was really giving me was a chance to meet family, discover my past, and see Israel with a newfound cousin at my side.

Love Letters

I asked out my neighbor, and now things are . . . weird

He said yes, but since our date it’s been awkward.

Passengers wait to board the M/S Mount Washington.

Seeing Lake Winnipesaukee from the M/S Mount Washington is a N.H. must-do

The boat has been taking families on tours of Lake Winnipesaukee — informing, entertaining, and feeding them along the way — for nearly 150 years.

Seed to Stem is a plant and lifestyle boutique in Worcester.

Worcester has upped its game

It took an unexpected detour to show me the city’s charms, which are real and worth experiencing.

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Students are being shamed and punished over lunch debt, and it may take legislation to stop it

Cold sandwiches are the scarlet letter of the cafeteria world. Students, critics say, are singled out for something over which they have no control: their family’s finances.

Viola Davis presents the crystal award for advocacy in entertainment at the Women in Film Annual Gala on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Issa Rae take the stage at annual Women in Film gala

Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the “empowerment speech.”

Ask Amy

Dad is horrified to learn there’s a gun in the house

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

In this May 27, 2019, photo, Muna Awad, mother of 5-year-old Aisha a-Lulu, shows her photo while Aisha is in a Jerusalem hospital, at the family home in Burij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip. The death of the 5-year-old Palestinian girl has drawn attention to Israel's vastly complex system for issuing travel permits to Gaza medical patients and their families. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit system dies alone

When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came.

If you go. . .

If you go . . . The M/S Mount Washington

The M/S Mount Washington sails Lake Winnipesaukee from Weirs Beach in Laconia from May to October.

Love Letters

Showing him the door leads to regrets

I’ve regretted saying it ever since. It’s not like me to say something like that.

Lagoon-like pools snake along the length of the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa.

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Check In: Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

We need an escape and some peace and quiet. A friend recommended a resort in Cancun. Cancun? Wouldn’t that be crazy? Nope. Happy to report my friend was right.

Bump in the Road

Our travel writer had so much bad luck on a recent trip, he cried on a sidewalk

Christopher Muther had been blessed with decades of smooth travel for a very long time. But lost luggage, lockbox hell, and a flat tire finally caught up to him — all at once.

Boston MA., 05/31/2019, Laura Owen photographed in her home. Her father set up what was known as the 'Bank of Dave' in order to teach his children about savings and money. He would pay them interest on their savings. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Your Money | Magazine

When can kids learn to manage money? She learned at age 9 and now she’s teaching her own daughter

Her father wrote a book about teaching her as a child to manage money. Here’s what she’ll do with her own daughter and son.

Waitress Norma Volante prepared treats for children from the Dedham Country Day School at Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant in Newton.

What She’s Having

Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant celebrates 50 years. They don’t make them like this anymore

Generations of Newton children have come here to mark birthdays, recitals, and graduations. Now they bring their own kids.

Travel Troubleshooter

Why did Frontier make me pay extra for my checked bags?

When Lorine Lashock buys tickets on Frontier Airlines, the fare includes two checked bags. Frontier thinks otherwise, and charges her $100 on her return. Can she get her money back?


Amazon to shutdown US restaurant delivery service

Stories you may have missed from the world of business.

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Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Eric Cornell.


Boston Conservatory at Berklee professor Eric Cornell among Tony winners

He took home an award Sunday night as a co-producer of the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” which won Best Revival of a Musical.

Cambridge, MA., 01/31/17, Gina McCarthy, outgoing head of the EPA, photographed at her new office at the Institute of Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Former Bush, Reagan EPA heads warn on Trump rollbacks

Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers they were concerned by the Trump administration’s rapid rollbacks of environmental protections.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 26: Chef Jose Andres smiles during a reception where he was presented with a ceremonial key to the Las Vegas Strip to recognize his contributions to the Las Vegas culinary scene as well as for his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts at his restaurant, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on April 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Andres, the founder of the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) for his efforts in feeding victims after natural disasters including wildfires, floods and in particular, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

José Andrés learned English by watching Julia Child. Now he’s getting an award in her name

Andrés will be the 2019 recipient of the Julia Child Award, to be presented in November at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where Child’s Cambridge kitchen is an attraction.

A touring production of “Miss Saigon” brings Emily Bautista (pictured in Mexico) to town.

VIP LOUNGE | Emily Bautista

The VIP Lounge with actress Emily Bautista

Bautista is excited about her return to New England as the lead in the North American tour of “Miss Saigon,” which is at the Boston Opera House June 12-30.

Ramen is ubiquitous in Japan, and slurping noodles is feel-good fun. Tempura — fish and vegetables fried in a light batter — is also everywhere.

Food & Travel

Eating and drinking my way through Japan

I was not there to eat healthily, but to eat authentically.

A Red Line train derailed at the JFK/UMass Station, upending the morning commute for thousands of Bostonians.

‘We’re not going to be moving, folks’: A four-hour commute to work on the Red Line

The Red Line announcements began innocuously enough. Then, finally, the words we dreaded: “We’re not going to be moving, folks.”

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON TUESDAY, JUNE 11, AND THEREAFTER - This April 25, 2019, photo shows a tiny container of high-potency marijuana oil, commonly called

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of US states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON TUESDAY, JUNE 11, AND THEREAFTER - In this April 26, 2019, photo, medical marijuana cardholder Scott Donnelly, assisted by his wife and licensed caregiver, Vicki Poppen, leaves Western Oregon Dispensary in Sherwood, Ore., after buying medical marijuana to treat muscle spasms caused by his multiple sclerosis. Donnelly visits the medical-only dispensary once a week and relies on it for the cannabis that eases his tremors long enough that he can fall asleep. The dispensary is one of two medical-only shops left in Oregon. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Broad pot legalization can hurt the medical marijuana industry, AP finds

When states legalize pot for all adults, longstanding medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients.

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON TUESDAY, JUNE 11, AND THEREAFTER - In this April 8, 2019, photo, a jar of medical marijuana sits on the counter at Western Oregon Dispensary in Sherwood, Ore. The dispensary is one of two medical-only marijuana dispensaries left in Oregon. An Associated Press analysis has found existing medical marijuana programs take a hit when states legalize cannabis for all adults. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Maine medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear

A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments.

FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, an employee at a medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., sorts buds into prescription bottles. At the end of 2018, about 1.4 million Americans are actively using marijuana to treat to treat anxiety, sleep apnea, cancer and other conditions, according to an Associated Press analysis of states that track medical marijuana patients. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Medical marijuana laws are no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.


Plant City, a vegan food hall, is opening in Providence this week

All of the food served in the 10,000-square-foot space will be plant-based.

The most useful pasta you’ll ever have

The afaldine elastic silicone bands are shaped like ribbon pasta and secure opened bags of cereal, beans, or grains, or bundle vegetables.

Citrus spritzes, straight from the source

Twist the sharp end of the sprayer into the fruit and pump a few times to dispense a spritz of citrus to enliven a salad, grilled fish and seafood, a cocktail, or really anything that benefits from a little acidity.

Kaliegh Garris, Miss Connecticut TEEN USA 2019, is crowned the new Miss Teen USA at the conclusion of the special programming event from Grand Sierra Resort and CasinoÕs (GSR) Grand Theatre on Sunday, April 28. The new winner will become a spokesperson for various causes alongside (The Miss Universe Organization)


Miss Teen USA is more than her hair, but those natural curls help teach girls to love themselves

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Kaliegh Garris, of Connecticut, who was recently crowned Miss Teen USA 2019.

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


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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.