Part 1

Use of antipsychotic drugs raises alarm

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

Searchable database

Antipsychotic drug use by US nursing homes

The Globe has compiled a database of every US nursing home, showing their use of antipsychotic drugs, registered-nurse staffing, and percentages of residents with behavioral problems.

Music is now a lifeline for ailing opera singer

Illness has derailed Quincy-born Barbara Quintiliani’s promising career, forcing her to miss months of performances. That’s why her upcoming gig is so important.

Fateful WWII exercise recalled

New Bedford commemorated Exercise Tiger, a long-secret D-Day training mission that cost 749 American servicemen their lives.

Yvonne Abraham

A look at how far we’ve come on race — and yet must go

Boston College alum Mark Dullea wants his alma mater’s transgressions against its first black football player — and its own values — made right.

Globe Staff

Why I stayed in Boston

Has Boston moved beyond its racially turbulent past? We asked five minority leaders why they decided to build their lives here.

Shale gas boom has benefits and risks

A proposal to expand a major local pipeline has sparked a debate pitting economics against environment, industry against community, and sometimes neighbor against neighbor.

Waterways headed in right direction

It took decades, but New Bedford Harbor and the Acushnet River are clean, and now there is hope the river will become a recreation destination.

opinion | jeff jacoby

The government’s college money pit

The federal government’s strategy for keeping higher education affordable is crazier than Norman Bates.


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Avery Bradley carves out starting role with Celtics

Bradley has distinguished himself as a pest of a defender at every level, from elementary school to the University of Texas to the Celtics’ starting lineup.


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Innovation Economy

What if? The question that powers Boston’s innovation economy

In academic labs, at start-ups and non-profits, and within corporate walls, teams of exceptionally smart people hunt for ways to render the impossible possible.

Nation & World

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Packing adrenaline, curiosity, folly in Guatemala

David Abel’s journey into the jungle began on the coast of the volcano-ringed Lake Atitlan and took us from the old colonial capital of Antigua to the capital of Guatemala City.