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.”

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/2011-2020/2014/06/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/C58C2946.jpg Walsh to attend US Olympic meeting in Colorado Springs

Mayor Walsh will meet with leaders from the four US cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

The chalk board outside of the Somerville Market Basket showed support for Arthur T. Demoulas.

Market Basket workers plan ‘final’ rally Friday

The planned Tewksbury protest is the same day the company’s board of directors is scheduled to meet in Boston.

The goats began grazing shortly after they were unveiled by city officials.

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Boston deploys goats against poison ivy in Hyde Park

The city has enlisted the help of the hairy, four-legged helpers to clear an area overrun with invasive plants.

The bodies arrived back in the Netherlands — which is home to 193 of the victims — on a day of national mourning.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abigail-comp-12989--90x90.jpg In cryptic appeal, officials seek help in case of N.H. teen

Authorities are seeking information from anyone who saw Abigail Hernandez shortly before she was reunited with her family.

Bill Belichick spoke Wednesday morning to mark the opening of Patriots training camp.

Gronkowski cleared to play, Belichick says

The Patriots coach said Wednesday that doctors have signed off on Rob Gronkowski returning to practice when camp begins Thursday.

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.