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.

Globe Staff

BetaBoston

US opens criminal probe of HubSpot book incident

Officials opened an investigation into alleged attempts by former executives to obtain a pre-publication 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.

Hillary Clinton apologizes for e-mail ‘confusion’

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

A large group of migrants set out to walk to Germany — some 300 miles distant, along a six-lane highway outside Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 4, 2015. The scenes of defiant marchers reflected both the harsh conditions migrants face in Hungary and the divisions throughout Europe over how best to respond to the crisis. (Mauricio Lima/The New York Times)

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.

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.

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)

Winslow Townson/AP

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.

Jeffrey Kessler was the primary lawyer for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his suit against the NFL.

Attorney was confident judge would rule in Brady’s favor

Jeffrey Kessler also said he hopes the NFL realizes it’s time for a new system of discipline.

First-grade teacher Shauntell Dunbar.

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.

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.

Inside the Fisher Body Plant 21.

Christopher Muther/Globe Staff

Creativity powering Detroit’s slow rebound from the rubble

Because this story is about Detroit, I can’t start writing about the new places without diving into the old, and the extraordinary circumstances that have created a city unlike any I’ve seen.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/01/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/BM-FP-0003[1]%20-%20Copy-4734.jpg Praise for Johnny Depp as ‘Black Mass’ premieres in Venice

Depp’s portrayal of South Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was lauded as “Black Mass” made its debut.

Chad Finn | Sports Media

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/FOR%20FENWAY%20BOOK%20ONLY!!!!!-7556095-7465.jpg Jerry Remy’s status at NESN for next year remains a question

This season, Remy was reenergized and so were the Red Sox broadcasts. But with Don Orsillo leaving, will Remy be back?

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

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-1263.jpg John Kasich is no ‘moderate’

When it comes to reproductive rights, the Ohio governor is very much a political extremist.

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.