Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown
Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, a MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.
Party Lines: SBLI summer party
More than 175 guests recently attended the South Boston Leadership Initiative summer party on the rooftop of 303 Congress Street.
Boston-area To Do list
Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Feast your eyes on the 1933 42’ Elco cabin cruiser with “Cleopatra’s Couch.” Aug. 23 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and 24 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), rain or shine. $5, free under 12. Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Turner St., Salem. 617-666-8530. www.boatfestival.org
Walmart on Route 1 in Saugus to begin hiring for October opening
Walmart is hiring on Route 1 north in Saugus, where the mass discounter is building a new two-story supercenter.
Beverly’s Cabot Street Cinema to be sold to mystery buyer
The downtown site, one of the last remaining vaudeville-era movie houses left in the country, is set to be sold.
A slow mosquito season, fingers crossed
There has been just one finding of West Nile virus in Northeastern Massachusetts so far this season.
Dangerous world spoils travel for travel’s sake
I’m less inclined to wander these days. Flying from Dublin to Boston and back, twice a year, is enough for me.
Ipswich woman honored for working more than 50 years at Crane Beach
Anna Marini, a third-generation farmer and lifetime resident of Ipswich, started working at Crane Beach in 1963.
Islamist militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley
The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.
Millennials on the land
Laura Olive Sackton, 28, is part of a growing number of young farmers who are trading college acceptance letters for apprenticeships on the land.
Bad policy, bad policing
The police response in Ferguson violated the cardinal rules of security in the homeland: Flexibility and a capacity to pivot are key.
N.H.-bound Rick Perry set to capitalize on indictment
In an odd political twist, Perry’s clash with the law may be his best selling point in New Hampshire.
Medicaid insurers prodding Mass. on funds
Companies that insure Medicaid patients are pressing the state to boost health payments for low-income residents.
Home remodeling rebounds as economy improves
The growing economy, rising home values, and low interest rates are giving homeowners the confidence and cash to spruce up.
Parla is a little speakeasy with big ambitions
The North End spot has big dreams and good ideas. Now it needs focus.
White America’s racial blinders
As unjustified as the shooting of Michael Brown was, and as much as it has dominated the news, white America has barely shrugged its shoulders.
Family of BU student killed in fire prepares lawsuit
The complaint accuses the landlord and brokers of renting an illegal apartment with insufficient exits and a faulty fire alarm.
Pro Grid League to test appeal of fitness competitions
The Boston Iron, one of eight charter member teams in the new league, starts its inaugural season Sunday.
Witness accounts of shooting in Missouri differ
Some witnesses say Michael Brown moved toward the police officer, but others say he was not moving and may have had his hands up.