Advocate on other side of Green Line extension debate

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack at her office.

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Stephanie Pollack, the transit secretary giving voice to a worst-case scenario, has often pressured officials to keep their commitments.

// Some councilors seeking pay raise attend few hearings

The Boston city councilors pushing hardest for significant raises have had the poorest attendance at hearings since January 2014.

P.F. Chang’s cook stabbed to death sought a new life

Elivelton Dias, 38, was a hardworking immigrant who moved to the US to escape violence and start a family, his sister said.

// Recusal call clouds Gary Sampson case

Concerns over Judge Mark Wolf’s interactions at a film festival have disrupted one of the city’s most high-stakes federal cases.

Madison Borge, 12, was silhouetted in the sun’s reflection on the water while skim boarding at Mayflower Beach on Cape Cod Bay in Dennis, where she was vacationing with her family last week.

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With only a few more weeks of summer left, the heat returns

High heat will make a return statewide this week as the sun beats down on Mass.

//[1]-4870--90x90.jpg Growers see strong apple-picking season in New England

As summer winds down, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop.

// Road incidents snarl morning commute in Mass.

A vehicle collided with a dump truck on Route 140 in Taunton, and a tractor trailer caught fire on Route 24 in Bridgewater.

// With fears of Fed raising rates, US stocks sag at open

It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.

Tom Brady Deflategate hearing

Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady arrived at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York on Monday.

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Ben Volin | On football

Even with decision, Deflategate likely won’t end this week

If the lawsuit over Tom Brady’s punishment does go to a decision, it almost certainly won’t end there.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// Tom Brady has more rights than most American workers

The Patriots QB has the rare ability to take his boss to court when he thinks he’s being punished unfairly.

// Live updates from Deflategate hearing in N.Y.

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell are due in federal district court today for a hearing regarding the Patriots QB’s punishment.

// Glenn Ordway to join WEEI’s midday show

“The Big O” is returning to the station to join Christian Fauria and Lou Merloni weekdays from 10 to 2.

Innovation Economy

// 15 Boston consumer tech companies with big momentum

These consumer-focused tech companies in the Boston area have good buzz and at least 50 employees.

Miley Cyrus performed at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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Album review

Miley Cyrus matures, intrigues on surprise new album

The album was the result of a spiritual collaboration with Wayne Coyne and his cohorts in the Flaming Lips.

// Kanye West for president?

Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts, and West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

//[1]--90x90.jpg Donald Trump was brash and blunt even in college

Trump stood out early at college: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

Ground Game

// Tracking the endorsements of N.H. GOP activists

Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// Another grieving parent steps forward, while politicians cower

The men and women elected to serve our country can only offer empty empathy so long as they fear the wrath of the NRA.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


// EMC battles calls for a break up

If an activist investor gets its way, EMC’s days as the pillar of New England’s tech sector could be numbered.


// A look at Catholic back-to-school . . . um, ‘fashion’

The last major shift in Catholic school uniform fashion was permitting girls to wear slacks