Millis officer’s story shifted in alleged hoax

Bryan Johnson, 24, will be fired and face charges for allegedly making a false claim that he had been shot at by a passing driver.

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

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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.

DCF missed signs of abuse in Hardwick case, report says

Despite signs that a 7-year-old boy was being starved and beaten, the department never recognized the full extent of the abuse, the report says.

Candidates for City Council get feisty at forum

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

Red Sox 7, Phillies 5

// Red Sox take down Phillies in series opener

Joe Kelly has now won seven straight starts, the longest such streak in baseball this season.

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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After days of chaos, Hungary lets migrants exit

Thousands who have been bottled up in Hungary, demanding passage to the West, will be let into Austria and Germany.

Pillow fight at West Point turns bloody, bone-breaking

At the annual August event, some swung pillowcases packed with hard objects that broke bones and knocked cadets unconscious.

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

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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.

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.

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 cleared on procedural issues, but that doesn’t mean he’s innocent

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


Book on HubSpot at center of federal inquiry

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

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.

The board of Wicked Good Cause at the Winter Ball 2014. From left to right: Aly Stadelmann, Kristen Frazier, Julia Materna, Cheryl Lalonde.


South Shore mom starts Wicked Good Cause

After the birth of her second child, Kristen Frazier needed help. So she started a nonprofit to help others.

// 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.

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

A herd of old toy horses forms a dreamlike scene in Lincoln field

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


New study links iron levels and appetite

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

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

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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.