//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/gronk150-13474.jpg Rob Gronkowski cleared to play, Bill Belichick says

The Patriots coach said Wednesday that doctors have signed off on Gronkowski returning to practice when camp begins Thursday.

Bill Belichick will have to pare the Patriots roster from 90 to 53 by the regular season.

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Money may dictate Patriots’ roster moves

There’s only about 18 roster spots up for grabs this camp, and financial considerations may be a big factor in who makes the squad.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chism-12986.jpg Philip Chism arraigned for alleged assault on state worker

Chism, the teen accused of killing a Danvers teacher, allegedly tried to strangle a female worker at a state facility.

In July 1974, a woman’s remains were found in the National Seashore in Provincetown. Her hands were amputated, and she had been nearly decapitated.

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The mystery of Provincetown’s Lady of the Dunes

She was found dead in the sand, and even now — 40 years later — police want to know who she was and what happened to her.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abigail-comp-12989--90x90.jpg In cryptic appeal, officials seek public’s help in Abigail Hernandez case

Authorities are seeking information from anyone who saw the teen, who was missing for 9 months, shortly before she was reunited with her family.



//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.


//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.