Market Basket facing a mountain of new debt

Arthur T. Demoulas will need to borrow at least $1 billion to buy Market Basket from his relatives.

// Officials plan to identify Mass. pilot killed in Virginia crash

The pilot was part of the 104th Fighter Wing based in Westfield, and had been flying an F-15 Eagle to New Orleans.

Britain raises terror threat level

The raised terror threat level to severe means that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.

Shirley Leung

// Friendly’s and its founders are aging well

Sales may be finally improving at Friendly’s Ice Cream, but does the chain pass a taste test with cofounder Prestley Blake?

The final scene of “The Sopranos” (starring, from left, James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Robert Iler) is still a topic of debate years after it aired in 2007.

Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

Matthew Gilbert | Buzzsaw

Tony Soprano’s fate will always be elusive, as it should

This week, another online debate erupted among TV lovers about the mysterious finale of “The Sopranos.”

Ben Volin | on football

// Jimmy Garoppolo has earned Patriots’ backup job

Garoppolo, who played all of Thursday’s game, has played well enough to win the No. 2 job, and Ryan Mallett’s roster spot would be better used elsewhere.

// Baker catches Coakley, new poll shows

The Republican’s slim lead is a first in the possible matchup for governor.

Adrian Walker

Powerless to stop a nightmare

Charlie Sennott has had the week every editor prays never to have, spending it mourning colleague James Foley.


// Duo jab life, each other on ‘Trip to Italy’

“The Trip to Italy,” a follow up to 2010’s “The Trip,” has belly laughs and a few moments that reach a pitch of sublime lunacy.