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.

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.

endorsement | democratic primary

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.

Book Review

Oprah essays ring with truth, truisms

The book’s contents span 14 years, lending a sense of evolving consciousness to the dozens of short essays.

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

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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.

Opinion

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2011/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/12conroymet_photo1.jpg Endorsement in Democratic primary: Tom Conroy for treasurer

The Globe’s editorial board says Conroy shows the most fluency in the details of the job.

Ideas

Hindsight

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/jfk.jpg How New Englanders invented the wilderness

The birth of the movement to protect places ‘untrammeled by man’