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Arthur T. Demoulas makes offer to buy Market Basket

Demoulas will seek to regain control of the fractured company and end the bitter family feud that has haunted it for decades.

Boston deploys goats against poison ivy in Hyde Park

The goats will live on site at the West Street Urban Wild for eight weeks.

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

The stretch of Boylston Street between Tremont and Washington streets has long been notorious as a destination for drug users and their dealers.

Drug trade heavy amid wealth near Boston Common

Avery and Boylston streets jut out from Boston Common only a block apart, but they might as well be worlds apart.

Planned Parenthood clinics used to have a 35-foot buffer zone (seen above), but after that was struck down, the state House has passed a different bill to protect clinics.

New curbs near on protests at Mass. abortion clinics

The Legislature has scrambled to craft a new law after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “buffer zone” laws.

Fertility doctor allegedly failed to report abuse

State regulators say the founder of a popular fertility clinic failed to warn authorities more than 15 years ago about Dr. Roger Ian Hardy.

Barney Frank says he does not miss Congress.

A mellow and feisty Barney Frank visits Capitol Hill

Frank testified before the committee he once ran, four years after his signature financial reform legislation passed.

The Nation

A mellow and feisty Barney Frank visits Capitol Hill

Barney Frank says he does not miss Congress.

By Matt Viser

Frank testified before the committee he once ran, four years after his signature financial reform legislation passed.

House, Senate release immigration proposals

House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants.

$300m later, IT system in disarray

Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems.

The World

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims’ remains arrive in Netherlands

Mourners watched as a convoy of hearses passed Wednesday containing victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash.

Families, and members of the public gathered to mourn as officials begin to study black boxes.

Passengers were ‘falling from the sky’

By Michael Birnbaum

‘‘We never expected people falling from the sky,’’ said Inna Tipunova, whose kitchen was destroyed last week after the body fell into it. ‘‘They were falling like rain.’’

US presses for truce as fighting rages in Gaza

Palestinian medical personnel carried a girl, who they said was wounded by Israeli shelling, to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

By Ibrahim Barzak and Tia Goldenberg

US Secretary of State John Kerry said there were signs of progress in cease-fire talks, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim.

Editorial & Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

Employees are the losers in Market Basket feud

Worker Tim Tobin took part in a protest outside of a Market Basket store in Somerville.

By Joan Vennochi

Workers put their livelihoods on the line for Arthur T. Demoulas. Will their jobs still be there when the dust settles?

Alex Beam

Don’t deplore — think positive

By Alex Beam

You can find plenty of things to not like if you look.

Jonathon Nix

What have they done to the Clark Art Institute?

By Jonathon Nix

Overdone modern architecture detracts from real works of art with the renovation in Williamstown.

Metro

Drug trade heavy amid wealth near Boston Common

The stretch of Boylston Street between Tremont and Washington streets has long been notorious as a destination for drug users and their dealers.

By Laura Crimaldi

Avery and Boylston streets jut out from Boston Common only a block apart, but they might as well be worlds apart.

New curbs near on protests at Mass. abortion clinics

Planned Parenthood clinics used to have a 35-foot buffer zone (seen above), but after that was struck down, the state House has passed a different bill to protect clinics.

By Joshua Miller

The Legislature has scrambled to craft a new law after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “buffer zone” laws.

Fertility doctor allegedly failed to report abuse

Dr. Roger Ian Hardy

By Liz Kowalczyk

State regulators say the founder of a popular fertility clinic failed to warn authorities more than 15 years ago about Dr. Roger Ian Hardy.

More Stories

Gun charge tied to Collier shooting, lawyer says

By Patricia Wen and Evan Allen

Yvonne Abraham

Trust and transformation in a Roxbury neighborhood

By Yvonne Abraham

METHUEN

3 suspects sought in Methuen home invasion

By Trisha Thadani

Business

Arthur T. Demoulas makes offer to buy Market Basket

Former Market Basket chief executive Arthur T. Demoulas, shown here in 2013, said he will make an offer to buy the embattled supermarket chain.

By Casey Ross

Demoulas will seek to regain control of the fractured company and end the bitter family feud that has haunted it for decades.

TelexFree owners charged with fraud, conspiracy

James Merrill (left) and Carlos Wanzeler face charges for the alleged $1 bilion pyramid scheme.

By Beth Healy

A grand jury indicted James Merrill of Ashland and Carlos Wanzeler on nine counts in the alleged $1 billion pyramid scheme.

Market Basket vendors hurt by work stoppage

Barker’s Farm’s Russell Whitney has a crop of corn Market Basket can’t buy while many stores aren’t taking deliveries.

By Jack Newsham

Farmers, fishermen, and slaughterhouses are scrambling to adapt as Market Basket drivers stop making deliveries and buyers stop placing orders.

Obituaries

Natalie Crate, 41; aide to Romneys who chronicled life after cancer diagnosis

“These years spent nurturing my joyful and kind-hearted daughter have been such comfort,” Natalie Crate blogged.

By Bryan Marquard

When Mrs. Crate was diagnosed with a brain tumor, doctors told her she might live another year, two at most. She lived for more than seven.

Martin Hoffmann, 82; guided Army through West Point scandal

Mr. Hoffmann, shown reviewing troops, approved a recommendation to readmit cadets entangled in a cheating scandal.

By Emily Langer

Mr. Hoffmann, a lawyer and onetime enlisted soldier, became secretary of the Army and helped guide the service through a high-profile cheating scandal.

Karl Albrecht, 94; reclusive founder of grocery empire

Mr. Albrecht was number 24 on Forbes magazine’s most recent list of billionaires.

By Dennis Hevesi and Jack Ewing

Mr. Albrecht returned from Allied prisoner of war camps after World War II to find his mother’s corner shop still standing in bombed-out Essen, Germany.

Sports

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Patriots deliver message to Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski will be back on the field with the Patriots as they open training camp.

By Ben Volin

In clearing his tight end to play, Bill Belichick was telling Gronkowski: No more nonsense. We’ve cleared you to play, so you’re going to play.

Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 4

Blue Jays sink Clay Buchholz, Red Sox

Clay Buchholz was hit by a ball in the first inning.

By Peter Abraham

Dust off those trade rumors. The last-place Sox have lost two in a row and have four games left on their road trip.

PETER ABRAHAM | ANALYSIS

Sign Jon Lester? Consider the dip by Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia’s slugging percentage has dropped every season since he was at .493 in 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Peter Abraham

Pedroia’s dip since signing his contract offers a reason to be cautious with handing out another long-term contract.

G: Style

Summer’s cafe characters

By Kara Baskin

Cafes harbor their own cast of summer characters, attracted by temperate climes, edgy muzak, and speedy Wi-Fi.

Music Review

Festival of Contemporary Music showcases creative process

Jordan Koransky (left) and Joseph Kelly performing at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music on Saturday.

By Matthew Guerrieri

The festival highlighted the process of composition as much as the end product.

Book REview

‘Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands’ by Chris Bohjalian

By Karen Campbell

Bohjalian’s novel is a compelling tale of loss, resilience, and transformation.

Globe North

At Wilmington’s Ristuccia Arena, sled hockey players love their game

Norwell 9-year-old Catherine Faherty (right) dons her gear before a recent sled hockey open house in Wilmington, where (above) she happily scraps with a rising star in the sport, David Eustace, 15, of Stoneham.

By Brion O’Connor

On selected Saturdays throughout the summer, the rink at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington showcases a very different form of ice hockey.

At Wilmington’s Ristuccia Arena, sled hockey players love their game

Norwell 9-year-old Catherine Faherty (right) dons her gear before a recent sled hockey open house in Wilmington, where (above) she happily scraps with a rising star in the sport, David Eustace, 15, of Stoneham.

By Brion O’Connor

On selected Saturdays throughout the summer, the rink at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington showcases a very different form of ice hockey.

Newbury artist will build tower of trash to educate about litter

Carol Baum walks on Hay Street in Newbury, picking up trash as she has done since she retired from teaching English as a second language.

By Taryn Plumb

Carol Baum began picking up litter one day a week on a 2-mile loop around her Newbury home and cataloging everything she found.

Globe South

The making of an epic ‘Les Misérables’ in Norwell

Artistic Director Zoe Bradford (left) and actor and designer, James A. Valentin (right), on the set of Les Miserables at The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts in Norwell.

By Emily Sweeney

After years of waiting and months of preparation, the epic musical will be open there Thursday.

Milton

Hearing Thursday on Milton 40B project

By Jaclyn Reiss

A proposal to construct a five-story, 57-unit affordable-housing complex at the run-down Hendrie’s Ice Cream site in Milton will receive its first public hearing.

Brockton radio station format changes

By Emily Sweeney

Brockton’s AM radio station WXBR-AM (1460) has switched to an international format geared toward Haitian listeners.

More Stories

Behind the Scenes

Museums offer a summer sampler of handmade arts

By Robert Knox

Globe South best bets

By Milva DiDomizio

Bay State Games

Hoops star also big on leadership

By Taylor C. Snow

Notebook

Breakout year for Chris Tamasi at Amherst

By John R. Johnson

Mansfield

Residents will soon see visual budget

By Elaine Cushman Carroll

Walpole

No cash bonus for hosting prison

By Johanna Seltz

Globe West

Volunteers pitch in to clear Charles River of invasive weeds

The state had crews using mechanical harvesters to uproot invasive water chestnuts from the Charles River in Waltham last month.

By Jaclyn Reiss

The Charles in recent years has been increasingly plagued with invasive aquatic weeds such as water chestnuts and milfoil.

Agency cites role in state’s economy

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts

In the 10 years since the Massachusetts School Building Authority was created, the agency has spent $10.5 billion.

Hudson pins hopes on OK for extra liquor licenses

By Justin Rice

Town officials are hopeful state lawmakers will grant their request for 10 new liquor licenses before the Legislature breaks for the summer on July 31.