Mother of three killed by errant gunfire is remembered

Franchez Cruz, left, Elsa Parrilla, and Gammalier Parrilla, right, placed flowers at the site where Grisel Sanchez was shot.

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Grisel Sanchez was shot and killed as she walked through Puddingstone Park in Dorchester on Tuesday night.

// Clergy, Walsh express heartbreak over woman’s killing

Mayor Martin Walsh condemned the “senseless tragedy” in which 31-year-old Grisel Sanchez died.

// In Worcester public housing, residents given ultimatum

If you want to receive help from Worcester public housing, you’ll need to get a job, go to school, or get out.

A castor aralia seedling appeared on the UNH campus.

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Invasive tree taking root in N.H. may trace back to Harvard

The Arnold Arboretum distributed specimens of the exotic plant as part of its centennial celebration in 1972.

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Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics.

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Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Looking at the Red Sox’ possibilities at the trade deadline

The saddest blow of all to this miserable season would be if the Sox can’t deal some veteran assets.

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Tech Lab | BetaBoston

With Windows 10, Microsoft has the right stuff

After one of the biggest fiascos in its history, Microsoft is back on track with its new operating system.

// N.Y. prison worker’s sexual relationship with escapees detailed

Joyce Mitchell’s favors grew bigger and riskier as did the stakes of their relationship, she reportedly told investigators.

// Debris found examined for links to missing Malaysia plane

A large object that appeared to be an airplane part washed up on the shore of Réunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean.


HubSpot fires marketing chief, sanctions CEO

The moves at the Cambridge firm come amid allegations that the two improperly tried to obtain a draft manuscript of a forthcoming book.

The Deflategate ruling

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Ben Volin | on football

Brady, Kraft explanations have inconsistencies worth exploring

While the owner and quarterback offered passionate responses to the NFL’s decision on Deflategate, they weren’t totally convincing.

// Tom Brady tells NFL ‘I did nothing wrong’

The Patriots quarterback responded to the NFL’s decision to uphold his suspension via Facebook.

// Boston eyes healthier food options in public schools

Officials are considering a broad overhaul of food service at public schools in Boston.

Lawsuit against Harvard, Brigham and Women’s is dismissed

In 2014, the hospital and medical school launched a review into allegations that two scientists falsified or fabricated data.

Taunton officials seek creators of online page with nude photos

Officials want the creators of an anonymous Facebook page prosecuted for posting nude photos of underage girls.

// Medford mayor promises ‘decisive action’ after taped stop

Detective Stephen LeBert stopped a motorist while off duty and said he could “put a hole” in the driver’s head.

University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing stopped on Samuel DuBose on July 19.


Cincinnati officer facing murder charge in killing

A prosecutor said the University of Cincinnati officer “purposely killed him” and “should never have been a police officer.”

Planned Parenthood ‘fully compliant’ with law, Healey says

The attorney general’s office conducted an inquiry of the state Planned Parenthood in response to videos related to fetal tissue donation.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.



// Amazon’s new storefront, Launchpad, takes on The Grommet

The company’s new storefront borrows heavily from Somerville-based e-commerce site The Grommet.


// ‘Kandhamal’ tells whole story of anti-Christian persecution

What happened to the Christians of Kandhamal, India, in 2008 almost defies belief. Here are six of their stories.