New requirement keeps many older users off The Ride

A move by the MBTA to crack down on fraud has led to a sharp drop in the number of older users.

Woman dies after shooting in Dorchester

One other woman also was shot, and police were questioning three people.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/MarketBasketEssay729.jpg Arthur T. Demoulas offers $1.5 billion for Market Basket

Demoulas also provided a financing letter and a deal could be in place by Sunday, officials said.

Review sheds more light on Jared Remy case

More details emerged about why a prosecutor did not contest Remy’s release after his arrest last year on domestic violence charges.

Lowell police officer charged with vehicular homicide, DUI

A driver died early this morning after his vehicle was struck by one driven by Officer Eric Wayne, officials said.

James Foley, a journalist from New Hampshire, was killed by Islamic State militants. He had been kidnapped in Syria in 2012.

opinion | Philip S. Balboni

Tribute to James Foley’s courage and dedication

GlobalPost’s Philip Balboni writes that Foley was among the most courageous journalists he has ever known.

Red Sox manager John Farrell met with Rusney Castillo for the first time today.

Red Sox hope to get Rusney Castillo in lineup this season

Manager John Farrell called the outfielder a “shorter version of [Yasiel] Puig.”

Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery wrote notes to each other in a simple code in 1950. Inside an envelope that traveled from his house in San Diego to her post office box on Martha’s Vineyard, he added one new message, also in code. “I have never stopped loving you.”

More than 60 years later, a love note from a familiar stranger

Separated by distance and time, a couple found the words to connect again.

Christopher Muther

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/06Muther%20-1098.jpg Provincetown vs. Ogunquit: Differences more than marginal

Placing Provincetown and Ogunquit side-by-side is like comparing hard apple cider and orange liqueur.

Opinion

LAWRENCE HARMON

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/harmon-1071.png Beacon Hill residents have the right idea on ramps

The preservationists are right — but in Boston, that only guarantees they will get roughed up twice as hard.

Travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/02/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/GUESTROOOM3_AdrianGaut.jpg A tight squeeze in New York’s stylish micro-hotels

The number of micro-hotels in New York grows while room sizes shrink.