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boston globe magazine
January 24, 2010
The police suicide problem (McCarthy family photograph (left); Photograph by Webb Chappell (right))

The police suicide problem

Being a cop is a dangerous job -- and not just for the obvious reasons. Suicide kills more officers every year than homicides or accidents at work. But what does society owe the families of those for whom this high-stress job is too much to take? One widow answers: respect.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Looking for love at 60

I was lonely. What would happen if I made one more concerted effort to find the one?
dinner with cupid

Tales out of school

A date between teachers starts with an accidental kiss.
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Really getting to ’no’

When declarations beat out excuses, plus the problem with “young lady.”
pierced column

Doom’s date

The Mayans deserve better than this.
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Zip in a jar
Liven up your dinner routine with easy roasted red pepper dips and sauces.
Tales from the city
Underground music
Some T passengers give Bostonians a good name, and a child learns a football lesson.
On the Block
Co-op choices
With these urban options, you’re buying a fraction of the building.
Fashion Snapshot
Belted dresses and tunics show off your curves.
Coming home
A Weston family’s move abroad inspired a light and airy renovation.
Parenting Traps
The padlock in the kitchen
Advocating a policy that’s one cookie shy of an outright ban.
Letters to the Magazine editor
Readers sound off on polyamory and Dave Barry's New Year's piece.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.