The Deflategate ruling


Deal with it — Tom Brady and the Patriots are cheaters

Tom Brady during the Jan. 18 game, the focal point of the Deflategate allegations.


Stop twisting yourselves into knots to justify the petty crimes and coverups of the Patriots and their quarterback.

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Tom Brady of the New England Patriots with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Super Bowl XLIX MVP trophy during a press conference folowing the Patriots Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks on February 2, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tom Brady tells NFL ‘I did nothing wrong’

The Patriots quarterback responded to the NFL’s decision to uphold his suspension via Facebook.


// Patriots mishandled and misjudged their defense

Tom Brady and the Patriots gave the NFL enough rope to hang them from their pedestal atop pro football.


// Tom Brady, with nothing to lose, should take NFL to court

At this point, given how badly the Patriots QB feels he is being mistreated, he might as well fight this thing to the end.

Olympics bid comes to an end

Mayor Marty Walsh spoke at a news conference Monday about Boston’s Olympic bid.

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Demands for promises put Walsh, USOC in standoff

The mayor’s dramatic news conference on Monday was the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes tensions.

// Walsh makes graceful Olympic exit, but not without bruises

The effort to host the Games ended without Mayor Walsh fracturing his relationships with Boston 2024 leaders.

Shirley Leung

// Olympics bid is dead, but Brattle report will live on

The leaders of the Cambridge research firm think their study — which will cost as much as $250,000 — will still be worth the money.

// Panel backs City Council raise, but some councilors want more

Council President Bill Linehan called the $9,500 boost, the council’s first raise since 2006, “totally inadequate.”

Boston Public Market readies for Thursday opening

The 28,000-square-foot retail market features 37 vendors and an assortment of New England products.

// A new Kendall Square envisioned in $1.2b MIT plan

A six-building cluster would include apartments for graduate students and low-income tenants, stores, and a tree-covered plaza.

Kayakers passed under the Longfellow Bridge as it undergoes a restoration project.

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Longfellow Bridge construction extended until late 2018

The delay is because of complications associated with preserving the historic nature of the structure, officials said.

// Rand Paul defends campaign during N.H. swing

The US senator from Kentucky isn’t worried about his current poll numbers. The campaign is playing the long game, aides add.

// Court filings say Hardwick boy, 7, lived an isolated life

Randall Lints, the boy’s father, had placed an alarm on the boy’s bedroom door to alert him if he left, police said.

// Threat video wasn’t first run-in for Medford detective

Stephen LeBert was admonished for a 2012 incident and also was disciplined in 1992 after he confronted a neighbor.

Pedro Martinez threw out the first pitch Tuesday with fellow Red Sox Hall of Famers Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, and Carl Yastrzemski — and his newly retired No. 45 — behind him.

Pedro Martinez’s number joins other Red Sox greats on facade

Martinez, the first Sox pitcher to have his number retired, was greeted with adoration by the Fenway Park faithful.


// Fan safety at the ballpark isn’t optional

There have been more than enough screams at Fenway this season, cries that have nothing to do with the team’s performance.

Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.


Richard North Patterson

// Israel is the GOP’s new wedge issue

Mike Huckabee’s controversial remarks dramatize a far more disturbing development.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.



// Amazon’s new storefront, Launchpad, takes on The Grommet

The company’s new storefront borrows heavily from Somerville-based e-commerce site The Grommet.


// ‘Kandhamal’ tells whole story of anti-Christian persecution

What happened to the Christians of Kandhamal, India, in 2008 almost defies belief. Here are six of their stories.

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