Report blasts DCF actions in Hardwick case

The review faulted the agency’s handling of the case of a 7-year-old Hardwick boy who has been in a coma since mid-July.

David Noble, president of In Good Health,  discussed opening day with media outside his facility.

State’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens in Brockton

By midday Friday, the In Good Health dispensary had seen 100 to 150 customers.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/allstonxmas6.jpg City issues more than 3,500 fines to landlords

The fines were issued for flouting property codes — mainly for excessive trash — during the move-in craziness on Sept. 1.

An amputee walked among a large group of migrants, many from Syria and hoping to reach Germany, along a six-lane highway outside Budapest.

Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

Migrants fleeing Hungary begin long march

Haggard and defiant, a large number of migrants pledged Friday to march 300 miles toward Germany to seek refuge.

Globe Staff

BetaBoston

US opens criminal probe of HubSpot book incident

Officials opened an investigation into alleged attempts by former executives to obtain a draft of a book about the Cambridge company.

Bryan Johnson’s 2009 Millis High School yearbook photo.

Millis officer charged in alleged false report

Bryan Johnson, 24, faces four criminal charges stemming from his allegedly false claim that he was shot at, then crashed his cruiser.

A Royal Australian navy cap was returned to its rightful owner Friday after he swapped it with the cap of an American sailor more than 50 years ago.

Australian Navy cap returned to owner after more than 50 years

The cap, which was swapped between soldiers in the 1960s, spent 50 years gathering dust in a Malden basement.

Tim Messinger takes a Broga class at Borealis Community Yoga in Medford.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/obama150-8915.jpg T workers to rally in Boston amid Obama visit

MBTA workers will be protesting privatization near the Greater Labor Boston Council’s Labor Day breakfast on Monday.

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

Tom Brady ruling does not mean he is innocent

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

Man completes epic bicycle trip from Seattle to Boston

Natick native John Strater Brown embarked on a six-week, 3,700-mile journey to see his daughter at Wellesley College.

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

Rocking horse graveyard a whimsical mystery in Lincoln

Stories abound of how a herd of plastic and wooden rocking horses spontaneously appeared on a sliver of farmland.

First-grade teacher Shauntell Dunbar.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

THOMAS FARRAGHER

First-grade jitters before a lifetime of learning

This is not pre-school. This is not kindergarten. The training wheels are off. The days of milk and cookies are over.

Hillary Clinton apologizes for e-mail ‘confusion’

“I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and raised a lot of questions,’’ Clinton said on MSNBC Friday.

ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/AP417335523858.jpg Elephants are more human than we realize

The more we learn about them, the more warranted our affection for them appears to be.

Workers removed items from MIT's Great Dome on Friday.

Latest MIT hack is a tribute to pranks of years past

With a fire truck, cow, and a large golden ring placed atop the Great Dome, the pranksters paid homage to previous hacks.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_ted_cruz.jpg 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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/reynolds-deutsch.jpg 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.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/071814_BUS_Blake11A.jpg 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.

Crux

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/02/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/Pope-Francis-Primer.jpg 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.

Lifestyle

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.