Tsarnaev friend in gun charge had past drug arrest

Stephen Silva allegedly told police when he was arrested, “I smoke a lot of weed everyday because my best friend was the bomber.”

The goats will live on site at the West Street Urban Wild for eight weeks

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Boston deploys goats against poison ivy in Hyde Park

The city has enlisted the hairy, four-legged helpers to clear an area overrun with invasive plants.

The chalk board outside of the Somerville Market Basket showed support for Arthur T. Demoulas.

Market Basket workers plan ‘final’ rally Friday

The planned Tewksbury protest is the same day the company’s board of directors is scheduled to meet in Boston.

The Red Sox have won with more frequency lately, rekindling fans’  hope that a playoff spot might be attainable.

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Can the Red Sox make the playoffs?

The Red Sox are a statistical long shot, but baseball has shown before that anything is possible.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walsh150-13052.jpg Walsh to attend US Olympic meeting

Mayor Walsh will meet with leaders from the four US cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The bodies arrived back in the Netherlands — which is home to 193 of the victims — on a day of national mourning.

Netherlands mourns victims as remains begin to arrive

Six days after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands.

Tests suggest limitations to Vertex’s cystic fibrosis treatment

Two independent teams of scientists published studies showing that the medications in the two-drug regimen interfere with each other.

Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/lehigh-1766.jpg Enough with the niceties with Russia

The US needs to speak with force about the evidence surrounding Russia’s role in the downed jetliner and its role in fueling the war in Ukraine.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/league150-7741.jpg Is Boston actually a major tech player?

Scott Kirsner thinks Boston can and should aspire to play at a major league level in tech.