How does the government count the fish?

Fishermen unloaded and weighed cod in Gloucester.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

As New England faces restrictions on cod fishing amid stark population reports, some question the government’s means of tallying the species.

In June, chef Adam Melonas opened an incubator for food products on the edge of Central Square, Chew Lab. Pictured: Ethan Beswick, a Chew food scientist, performed a vapor extraction of flavors.

Scott Kirsner

Infinite Web shelf space sparks a surge of food startups

A growing number of entrepreneurs in Boston are trying to figure out how to get onto your shopping list and into your fridge.

Marcie Bergan of Seabrook, N.H., with Jackson, her fiance’s golden retriever, of whom he shares custody with an ex.

Divorce lawyers see uptick in ‘pet prenups’

Lawyers say disagreements over custody are on the rise, and more are recommending prenuptial provisions for pets.

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Holiday gift guide: Best boutiques in Cambridge, Newton, Scituate

Shops in Cambridge’s Porter Square, Newton Centre, and Scituate Harbor where you can find that special something.

New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray steps on the field before an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo)


Jonas Gray sent home after being late for Patriots practice

The running back violated one of Bill Belichick’s cardinal rules Friday and was punished in the usual manner.

The “porous alley” between West Canton Street and Holyoke Street in Boston’s South End helps absorb rainwater and filters it back into the ground.

Boston unveils ‘porous alley’ to combat stormwater pollution

The South End alley absorbs rainwater, preventing sewers from overflowing and dumping pollutants into bodies of water.

// Woman sentenced in fatal Stoughton crash apologizes

The Sharon woman drunkenly drove into, and killed, a pregnant woman who was walking with her 11-year-old son.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will pay $100,000 after a physician’s laptop holding personal information for nearly 4,000 patients and employees was stolen in 2012.

Beth Israel fined $100,000 for patient data breach

The settlement comes after a laptop holding personal information for nearly 4,000 patients and employees was stolen.

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber.

N. Carolina fires Gruber after Affordable Care Act remarks

The state terminated a consulting contract with the MIT professor following his controversial comments.

House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

An investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee found the CIA and the military acted properly.

Unusually large loggerhead turtle found on Cape Cod

The sea turtle weighing close to 300 pounds is the largest discovered in Massachusetts waters this century.

// Sudders named health and human services chief

Governor-elect Charlie Baker picked Marylou Sudders, a veteran mental health administrator and child protection advocate.