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.”

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.

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.

LANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFF

Food safety in numbers

Even a food editor can feel she is being grilled when it comes to correct temperatures and practices for handling, cooking, and storing food.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/slider_IMG_7456.jpg Tests suggest limitations to Vertex’s cystic fibrosis treatment

Two independent teams of scientists published studies showing that the medications in the two-drug regimen interfere with each other.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/coffin150-1873.jpg Netherlands mourns victims as remains begin to arrive

Six days after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands.

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.