“I have always been drawn to stories about people who try to escape — escape their neighborhoods, their families, their histories — and who instead become what they were running from.”
“RC’s critics say it has no place in public schools and could harm students who feel pressured to participate or burdened by peers’ psychological suffering. Steven Hassan, a Newton-based licensed mental health counselor and cult expert, considers RC a splinter group of Dianetics and a cult.”
These Boston high school valedictorians set off to change the world.
But good grades only got them so far.
When 34-year-old Laura Levis began having an asthma attack, she went to a nearby hospital to save herself but was unable to locate an open entrance. She lost consciousness just outside the emergency room and died seven days later. Her husband, Peter DeMarco, set out to determine why this happened and discovered a series of systemic problems that all played roles in Laura’s death.
“Jaimee was beloved. Jaimee was struggling. And then Jaimee was gone.”
A son spends years trying to learn what happened to a talented young musician whom his mother loved and never forgotten, and recovers some of the music he left behind.
When Pat and Dina Lacey discovered that their baby, Will, had a rare form of childhood cancer, they were told to expect the worst—that Will was incurable. They did not expect to go on a years-long journey with a doctor named Giselle Sholler who would help them, and many other children, fight for a miracle treatment.
Cod’s sudden return to the waters of Newfoundland have New England’s beleaguered fisherman feeling optimistic, but scientists are still trying to understand the fishes’ behavior.
From the Globe’s Spotlight Team: An investigation into the sexual abuse of hundreds of students by private school staffers in New England spanning decades.
Sarah Schweitzer’s moving story of a young boy and his brother, rescued from near-fatal abuse, now in the care of grandparents who have their own difficulties making things work.