Boston to host anti-extremist pilot program

Boston was one of three cities selected by the Justice Department because of its community engagement and policing.

Stolen US-made equipment a key focus in ISIS fight

The Islamic State’s reliance on American-made equipment has highlighted concerns about plans to supply rebels in Syria.

//}-10522.jpg Blackstone to raze house where babies’ remains found

The house “is a black hole in Blackstone,” the chairman of the Board of Health said.

Summer crime fell in city, police say

Boston Police said the reduction was due to targeting “major players” and hotspots, and efforts to get guns off the streets.

09/10/14: Cambridge, MA: Mike Joyce (right) of Organogenesis is pictured as he beats out an infield single, with Merrimack's pitcher Ryan McGraw fielding the ball in the backround at left during a Mass Biotech Softball League playoff game between Organogenesis and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals at Hoyt Field. Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: business topic:17softball)1)

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Hits keep coming for biotech softball league and industry

The league is one of the biggest in the state, a reflection of how the biotech industry has grown in Mass.

Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes can’t come up with this two-out drive by Ben Zobrist, a double that gave the Rays a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

Rays 6, Red Sox 2

Buchholz, Red Sox falter against Rays

Clay Buchholz took a shutout into the eighth inning but then fell apart.

Shirley Leung

// Charlie Baker saved Harvard Pilgrim

When Baker departed as the company’s CEO, it was rated as the country’s best health insurer.

Martha Coakley met with Democratic canvassers in Gloucester Saturday.

Michelle Obama to stump for Martha Coakley

The First Lady will try to help Coakley close her hefty cash deficit against rival Charlie Baker by headlining a fund-raiser next week.

Harvard endowment posts 15.4 percent gain

The nation’s largest university endowment had $36.4 billion in assets at the end of its fiscal year on June 30.


Book review

//,Daphne(C)TinaTurnbow.jpg ‘The Fame Lunches’ by Daphne Merkin

Merkin’s essays showcase a fearless intelligence, although one that might be a bit too intense to take in all at once.