TelexFree owners charged with fraud, conspiracy

A grand jury indicted James Merrill of Ashland and Carlos Wanzeler on nine counts in the alleged $1 billion pyramid scheme.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Silva_horiz2.jpg Tsarnaev friend in gun charge had past drug arrest

Stephen Silva allegedly told police when he was arrested, “I smoke a lot of weed everyday because my best friend was the bomber.”

The chalk board outside of the Somerville Market Basket showed support for Arthur T. Demoulas.

As business slows, Market Basket workers prepare for rally

Market Basket employees called for the “biggest and final rally” on Friday, the same day the company’s board meets.

Interactive Map

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/cornflakes--90x90.jpg Reports from Market Baskets around the region

View mapped images from many of the chain’s 71 stores in the region as protests continue.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

New skyscraper renderings for waterfront unveiled

Donald Chiofaro’s plan involves a pair of skyscrapers — one clad in glass, the other in terra cotta — that would would rise to 600 feet along Atlantic Avenue.

The Red Sox have won with more frequency lately, rekindling fans’  hope that a playoff spot might be attainable.

Evan Horowitz | Analysis

Chances of Red Sox making playoffs? 6%

The Red Sox are a statistical long shot, but baseball has shown before that anything is possible.

A screencapture taken Wednesday afternoon shows the photo atop a blog post about Mass. bike trails.

Mass.gov boasts about state bike paths, but photo shows New Zealand

A blog posting on the state’s website about Mass. bike paths is illustrated with an image from Auckland, New Zealand.

The goats will live on site at the West Street Urban Wild for eight weeks

Boston deploys goats against poison ivy in Hyde Park

The city has enlisted the hairy, four-legged helpers to clear an area overrun with invasive plants.

Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/lehigh-1766.jpg Enough with the niceties with Russia

The US needs to speak with force about the evidence surrounding Russia’s role in the downed jetliner and its role in fueling the war in Ukraine.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/league150-7741.jpg Is Boston actually a major tech player?

Scott Kirsner thinks Boston can and should aspire to play at a major league level in tech.