Market Basket sides hammering out final details

The agreement in place would sell the grocery chain to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion, according to sources.

 The Rev. Karen Coleman, putting together a basket of supplies at her Helping Hand Food Pantry in Cambridge, links an increase in families seeking help to Market Basket’s troubles.

Zack Wittman/Boston Globe

With Market Basket empty, some turn to food pantries

“Market Basket provided affordable food folks could walk by and get,” said the Rev. Laura Everett, director of the Mass. Council of Churches.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/RatSuite_wideshotA.jpg High-end hotel adds suite dedicated to The Rat

The Hotel Commonwealth, located in a high-end property built on the site of the late legendary punk club, will unveil a suite in its honor.

Bill Belichick called Logan Mankins “the best guard I ever coached” after trading him to Tampa.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Patriots just aren’t sentimental

Despite Logan Mankins’s stature and accomplishments, New England wanted to trade him too soon rather than too late.

Students at the Up School rode on a school bus in Dorchester yesterday.

Boston school buses running on time

For the first time this week, the Boston Public Schools will have enough drivers on hand to ensure that students will get to school on time.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/josh150.jpg Inquiry into Bridgewater hospital death ordered

A special prosecutor will investigate the circumstances surrounding the 2009 death of Joshua Messier.

Colleges enlist apps to combat assaults on campus

An array of mobile apps aim at helping college students navigate their way out of dangerous situations.

Steve Grossman to tap own wealth for TV ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman is putting up $200,000 of his own money to bolster a final-week advertising blitz.

A Palestinian blew fire during one of the many celebrations in Gaza City on Tuesday marking the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Israel-Hamas truce does little to resolve issues

Israeli and Palestinian leaders reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement that left unresolved the broader issues underpinning the conflict.

Opinion

Nussaibah Younis and Robert Caruso

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0827oped_younis.jpg Defeat the Islamic State

The Obama administration must build international momentum to confront and defeat the militants.

Today's Paper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/frontpage0827-9860.jpg Read today’s newspaper

Read the stories from today’s Boston Globe, and browse previous day’s editions and front page images.