Boston works to reclaim status as a runners’ mecca

Abbey D'Agostino, a seven-time NCAA champion, recently signed with New Balance and moved to Newton.

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The Boston Athletic Association and New Balance are helping the area re-emerge as a training ground for world-class runners.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was among the politicians and labor activists who convened at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston for the Labor Day Breakfast.

At Labor Day breakfast, Walsh gets his turn on stage

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, a former labor leader, was keynote speaker at the annual event.

Spectators at the scene of a small airplane crash that killed two people in North Hampton, N.H.

Two killed in N.H. plane crash

“It dropped, just dropped out of the sky,” a man who witnessed the crash said.

Students Avdit Kohli, Yan Olshevskyy, and Yajur Gulati carried mattresses down Commonwealth Avenue to their new apartment in Allston Monday.

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Students’ old gear gets a recycling push

Programs are springing up at local colleges to sell former students’ leftover furniture to incoming students so that those items don’t head for landfills.

Seth Moulton spoke at a campaign event at the Elks-Peabody Lodge in Peabody Aug. 4.

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Seth Moulton for Congress

The Globe’s editorial board believes Moulton offers the best chance for effectiveness and influence in Washington in representing the Sixth District.

A missed putt on 15 was typical of Rory McIlroy’s day. Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images


Rory McIlroy’s frustrating day ends in tie for fifth

McIlroy’s putter betrayed him this time, as he shot a final-round 70 at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Dustin Pedroia Monday missed a second straight game after his concussion Saturday night (above). Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Red Sox notebook

Dustin Pedroia may not play against Yankees

Pedroia sustained a concussion Saturday and said he’ll play when he no longer has symptoms.


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