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From courts to classrooms, fans relish another comeback win

Andrew (left) and Luke Sheridan of Hanover worked on a tribute to Judge Richard Berman at Gillette Stadium.

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Patriots fans, who never once doubted their hero, celebrated Judge Berman’s ruling as a restoration of the rightful order in the NFL.


Judge’s ruling reveals three big missteps by the NFL

In a twist of irony, it turns out that it was the National Football League that didn’t follow the rules, not Tom Brady.

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// Jonathan Kraft rejoices in judge’s decision

In a radio interview, the Patriots team president seemed to let off a little steam as he celebrated his franchise quarterback.

Patriots QB Tom Brady left federal court after a hearing with the NFL in New York on Monday.

Judge voids Brady’s four-game suspension

A federal judge rebuked the NFL as he freed Tom Brady from his suspension, allowing him to lead the Patriots next Thursday.

The AVA Theater District apartment building on Stuart Street is one of many luxury developments new to the market in Boston.

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High end housing market cooling off

With so many new luxury apartments coming onto the market, landlords are competing for tenants who can afford the high rents.

NESN’s ratings dip in the second half of th season is not on Red Sox television announcer Jerry Remy (left) and Don Orsillo but rather, an ineffective team.

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Jerry Remy’s status at NESN for next year remains a question

Remy and Don Orsillo seemed to give NESN a reenergized broadcast this year, but the team on the field was neither energized nor effective.

State will end toll-free perk for Pike retirees

Officials are ending the benefit for more than 600 former employees, saying they had inadvertently continued the practice.

SWAT team police officers were seen Millis after a police cruiser was reportedly shot at.

Millis police shooting tale called a hoax

Police said Thursday the officer who claimed he was fired on by a passing pickup truck driver had fabricated the account.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced she is expecting twins in December.

Shirley Leung

Maternity leave without judgment

So here’s the long and short of maternity leaves: A woman should be able to choose what’s right for her without fear of criticism.

// Image of drowned Syrian boy haunts the world

The photo captures everything we don’t want to see: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent.

Jessica Conway before a vigil for her daughter in Marlborough earlier this month.

Woman whose child died in foster care has died as well

A year ago, heroin cost Jessica Conway her daughter. On Wednesday, police suspect, it cost Conway her life.

Sandy Hoffman, who will be inducted soon into Bentley’s Athletic Hall of Fame, led teams to 11 NCAA tournaments.


Sandy Hoffman, volleyball coach at Bentley, dies at 57

Ms. Hoffman, who will be inducted soon into Bentley’s Athletic Hall of Fame, led teams to 11 NCAA tournaments.

The work of visual artist Matt Saunders (above) is often compared to that of Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter.

Cambridge artist Matt Saunders wins Rappaport Prize

Matt Saunders has won this year’s award, granted annually by the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln.

// What you need to know about Boston’s City Council races

The few challengers on the ballot face an uphill climb to unseat popular incumbents.

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Kim Davis follows the footsteps of George Wallace

This uncivil civil servant isn’t a religious freedom fighter. She’s a homophobe, pure and simple.

The Big Picture

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Migrant crisis in Europe

A record number of migrants, most of them refugees fleeing war and crisis in the Mideast and Africa, are seeking asylum in Europe.


// Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old did not let a 17-foot fall or swarm of bees keep him from the tech showcase.


// Where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.


Love Letters

She’s stringing him along

I asked her on multiple occasions if she would date me exclusively, and she claimed that while it was easy and convenient to do, she wasn’t interested but never fully explained why.