Boston works to reclaim status as a runners’ mecca

Abbey D'Agostino, a seven-time NCAA champion, recently signed with New Balance and moved to Newton.

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The Boston Athletic Association and New Balance are helping the area re-emerge as a training ground for world-class runners.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was among the politicians and labor activists who convened at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston for the Labor Day Breakfast.

At Labor Day breakfast, Walsh gets his turn on stage

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, a former labor leader, was keynote speaker at the annual event.

Spectators at the scene of a small airplane crash that killed two people in North Hampton, N.H.

Two killed in N.H. plane crash

“It dropped, just dropped out of the sky,” a man who witnessed the crash said.

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opinion | JOHN E. SUNUNU

Cash for Clunkers: How bad public policy gets made

The $3 billion program was a spectacular failure, at least according to two studies.

Seth Moulton spoke at a campaign event at the Elks-Peabody Lodge in Peabody Aug. 4.

endorsement | democratic primary

Seth Moulton for Congress

The Globe’s editorial board believes Moulton offers the best chance for effectiveness and influence in Washington in representing the Sixth District.

Dustin Pedroia Monday missed a second straight game after his concussion Saturday night (above). Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Red Sox notebook

Dustin Pedroia may not play against Yankees

Pedroia sustained a concussion Saturday and said he’ll play when he no longer has symptoms.

Ed Coburn and Indira Alvarez of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department watched students in Allston.

As students move in, city vows vigilance on safety

A set of stiff realities has kicked in as thousands of students return to America’s college capital this week.

Opinion

endorsement | Democratic primary

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/12conroymet_photo1.jpg Endorsement in Democratic primary: Tom Conroy for treasurer

The Globe’s editorial board says Conroy shows the most fluency in the details of the job.

Ideas

Hindsight

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/jfk.jpg How New Englanders invented the wilderness

The birth of the movement to protect places ‘untrammeled by man’