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The road to the finish line

Along the way
Finish line
Epilogue

Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

Chiqui Esteban, Javier Zarracina/Globe Staff

Week Ahead: Pop picks

Critic’s picks for pop music performances in the Boston area and beyond, including Toad the Wet Sprocket, ZZ Top, and Jeff Beck.

Week Ahead: Gallery picks

Critic’s picks for gallery exhibitions in the Boston area.

Boston-area kids events

THE FRESH BEAT BAND: LIVE IN CONCERT! Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout perform songs including “Here We Go,” “A Friend Like You,” “Bananas,” and “Just Like A Rockstar.” Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. $24.50-$44.50. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com

Mark your calendar

Upcoming events and activities.

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.

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.

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.

Inquiry into Bridgewater death ordered

A special prosecutor will conduct a criminal investigation into the death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

For Hamas and Israel, truce does little to resolve myriad problems

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

Aprons inspire a jump-start in the kitchen

Put yourself on the best-dressed list — for the kitchen, that is. All you need is a serious apron.

My apron obsession

Food editor Sheryl Julian can tell you the exact moment when her apron obsession began: In a classroom in cooking school in London.

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths

Government investigators found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

Patriots just aren’t sentimental

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

Ukraine says peace plan has support of other nations

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said early Wednesday that he has support for a peace plan from leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk.

Baker, Fisher debate the way forward

In a discussion Monday, the two Republican gubernatorial candidates laid out starkly different strategies for how to rebuild the party in Mass.

Government seeks proposals for Kendall Square complex

The Volpe transportation complex is poised for a dramatic transformation under a federal plan to redevelop the Cambridge property.

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.

Boston school drivers appear ready to work

Officials said almost all routes are covered for Wednesday morning, and drivers are signing up for next week.

Partners HealthCare developing offices in Somerville

The company has agreed to pay Somerville more than $1 million a year when it moves to the new offices.

Your strategy was wrong, Mr. President

President Obama’s foreign policy didn’t lead where he expected it to, and there’s no shame in admitting it.

Mass. home sales fell in July while prices went up

A lack of properties continued to hamper the local housing market.

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