Stop & Shop’s bfresh opens Allston store

Workers arranged vegetables and fruit in the produce section as they prepared for the opening of the bfresh grocery store Friday.

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

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

// 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.

// 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.

A young girl held up a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as migrants set off for the border with Austria from Budapest, Hungary, on Friday. Many marchers hope to reach Germany.

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Hungary bows to defiant migrants, promising buses to the border

The Austrian chancellor said he spoke to Hungary and — in agreement with Germany’s Angela Merkel — the refugees would be let in.

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.


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.

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.

// 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.

New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Lindley looks for a receiver in front of New York Giants outside linebacker Devon Kennard (59) in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Patriots cut 11, including linebacker James Morris

Third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley, who played in Thursday’s exhibition game at Gillette Stadium, was also let go.

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.

The dining and living room space at the Bayview 2 model home.

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home of the week

In Dennis, cottage community dots waterfront

The community includes a 600-foot private beach; a clubhouse with a gym and event space; a pool; and a kayak and Sunfish launch.

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.


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.


New study links iron levels and appetite

A surprising new study has found that iron-rich foods could increase appetite and lead to overeating.

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

// 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.


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.