Alleged Millis hoax perplexes people who know officer

Bryan Johnson’s 2009 Millis High School yearbook photo.

Bryan Johnson allegedly confessed to shooting his police cruiser before “blacking out” while driving the vehicle, police said.

Candidates for Boston City Council get feisty at forum

Seven candidates vying to represent two of the city’s predominantly minority communities squared off in Dudley Square.


HubSpot memoir incident prompts federal probe

An assistant US attorney in Boston and an FBI cybercrimes agent are working on the case, sources said.

Credit, debit machines shut down at MBTA subway stops

Credit and debit card fare machines were closed at all MBTA stops on Friday night for an undisclosed reason.

Juan Diego Fuste got to enjoy one of the last days of Summer at Chief John A Martin Playground in Dorchester.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Clinging to summer at a Dorchester playground

The summer bustle has given way to a quieter, more subdued feel, but people were hesitant to suggest the season was winding down.

A refugee family arrive at the Westbound Railway Station in Vienna on Saturday after having earlier been transported by coach from the Hungarian border.

Hungarian bus fleet delivers migrants to Austria

Thousands of exhausted, surprised, and relieved migrants reached Austria on Saturday, clambering off a fleet of Hungarian buses.

// Stop & Shop’s bfresh opens Allston store

Located in a former Staples store on Harvard Avenue, the 10,000-square-foot space is much smaller than a traditional supermarket.

The apartment building that Randall Lints lived in with his 7-year-old son.

Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe

In Hardwick case, DCF missed extent of abuse, report says

A Hardwick boy had lost 12 to 15 pounds and had bruises across his body as he was being monitored by 16 DCF workers, among others.

Dorchester’s Cousin Stizz takes the spotlight, quietly

His solo premiere, “Suffolk County,” has garnered critical acclaim online.

The Deflategate ruling

New England Patriots fans hold a sign that refers to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the first half of an NFL football game between the Patriots and the New York Giants Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman overturned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of Brady Thursday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Ben Volin | On Football

Brady exonerated? The reality is a bit more complex

Brady escaped punishment because of the NFL’s procedural violations, but many questions about this case remain.

The Optum Field Lounge is located in the south end zone of Gillette Stadium. Membership is available only to season ticket holders as a $1,500 add-on.

Patriots seek to bring party from tailgate to lounges

Three new Gillette Stadium hangouts, part of a $30 million renovation, will offer up to 1,650 people a more comfortable pregame alternative.

Shoulder injuries kept Bellingham High School’s Britt Ryan off the gridiron for two seasons, but he’s been cleared to return for his senior year.


Bellingham senior is making a healthy return to the gridiron

A year removed from shoulder surgery, Type 1 diabetic Brett Ryan taking on a significant role for Blackhawks.

Who is arranging these rocking horses? Who is adding them to the herd? It’s a mystery just off the road in Lincoln.

A Lincoln field, a herd of hobby horses, and a whimsical mystery

Dozens of mysterious rocking horses have a presence that falls somewhere between antique yard sale and spooky prank.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

No dummies at Dartmouth with development of MVP

A battery-powered tackling dummy is helping limit injuries at Dartmouth’s football practices.

// Taking a flexible approach to what is yoga

From Acro to Broga, niche offshoots have been designed to attract people who might not practice on their own.

Love Letters

Her speech habit is causing them a problem, you know?

Specifically, he hates when she says “you know” in a sentence. He points it out every time she says it and it’s driving her insane.

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

Robert Reynolds and Clayton Deutsch

// The coming boom in Boston FinTech sector

To stay ahead, and increase its lead, the financial services sector needs to rethink a few fundamental assumptions.

The Big Picture

Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

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.