Market Basket has several suitors

Arthur T. Demoulas’s bid to buy the grocery chain is one of several offers discussed in recent months.

Shirley Leung

// Demoulases should put threatened company first

The Market Basket clan could use advice from other feuding family businesses.

// Personal touches won loyalty at Market Basket

Solid pay and a boss who cares have created an atmosphere employees want to protect.

// Market Basket feud opens opportunity for farm stands

Many farm stands say they’ve benefited from the nearly empty produce shelves at Market Basket stores.

B.C. ethicist: Don’t cover infertility treatments for fertile gay or single women

The paper was published in a well-respected medical journal and proposed by a doctoral student in theological ethics.

// Judge rejects bid to dismiss Aaron Hernandez charges

The judge rejected arguments that the former Patriots tight end has been wrongly accused in the slaying of Odin Lloyd.

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo

DeLeo could be further haunted by probation verdict

The House speaker himself was never charged, but prosecutors had argued in the trial that he joined in John O’Brien’s conspiracy.

// Jury finds O’Brien ran criminal enterprise

John O’Brien and his top aide, Elizabeth Tavares, were convicted of mail fraud, racketeering, and racketeering conspiracy.

Thomas Farragher

// The spectacular collapse of Jack O’Brien

Just because all your friends were handing out jobs, commissioner, didn’t make it right. In fact, the jury said, it was a broad criminal enterprise.

The first day of drive-through tolls on the Tobin Bridge. More poll respondents favored an increase in fees and taxes if the proceeds would go to repairs of local roadways.

Weekly Poll

Voters would pay for road fixes — close to home

Mass. voters are sensitive to whether their taxes will go toward infrastructure upgrades nearby, a new Boston Globe poll finds.


movie review

// Hoffman shines in ‘A Most Wanted Man’

The adaption of John le Carré’s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role before his death.