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Inquiry into Bridgewater death ordered

A special prosecutor will conduct a criminal investigation into the death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

The scene on Tuesday at the Market Basket store at 1900 Main St. in Tewkesbury.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Market Basket sides hammering out final details

The agreement in place would sell the grocery chain to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion, according to sources.

Colleges enlist apps to combat assaults on campus

An array of mobile apps aim at helping college students navigate their way out of dangerous situations.

Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

Boston school drivers appear ready to work

Boston school bus drivers, many of whom have been refusing to show up for work, descended en masse on transportation headquarters Tuesday to finally sign up for bus routes, giving school officials hope that buses will run more smoothly for the first day of classes next week.

Steve Grossman to tap own wealth for TV ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman is putting up $200,000 of his own money to bolster a final-week advertising blitz.

A Palestinian blew fire during one of the many celebrations in Gaza City on Tuesday marking the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

For Hamas and Israel, truce does little to resolve myriad problems

Israeli and Palestinian leaders reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement that left unresolved the broader issues underpinning the conflict.

The Nation

IG: Shoddy care by VA didn’t cause Phoenix deaths

By Stephen Ohlemacher

Government investigators found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

Obama details his plans to revamp VA

President Obama mingled with American Legion officials during his stop Tuesday at the group’s national convention.

By Peter Baker

President Obama acknowledged that the government needed to “regain credibility” after disclosures of falsified records and poor care.

Mass. gubernatorial candidates jump into debate over Real ID

By Jessica Meyers

Gubenatorial candidates blamed policymakers for a law that bans state residents from some federal buildings.

The World

For Hamas and Israel, truce does little to resolve myriad problems

A Palestinian blew fire during one of the many celebrations in Gaza City on Tuesday marking the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

By Jodi Rudoren

Israeli and Palestinian leaders reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement that left unresolved the broader issues underpinning the conflict.

Ukraine says peace plan has support of other nations

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and PETER LEONARD

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said early Wednesday that he has support for a peace plan from leaders who attended a summit meeting in Minsk.

Obama gathers allies to widen assault on Islamic State

Rebel fighters walked in front of damaged buildings in Aleppo on Tuesday. The Pentagon has begun surveillance flights over Syria to look for possible Islamic State targets.

By Helene Cooper and Mark Landler

The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential military action in Syria.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Baker, Fisher debate the way forward

By Scot Lehigh

In a discussion Monday, the two Republican gubernatorial candidates laid out starkly different strategies for how to rebuild the party in Mass.

JEFF JACOBY

Your strategy was wrong, Mr. President

Obama’s foreign policy didn’t lead where he expected it to, and there is no shame in admitting it.

By Jeff Jacoby

President Obama’s foreign policy didn’t lead where he expected it to, and there’s no shame in admitting it.

editorial

Teamsters’ alleged slurs raise doubts about film tax credit

If taxpayers conclude that bullying bigots feel entitled to their tax-credit money, the film incentive program’s days will probably be numbered.

Metro

Colleges enlist apps to combat assaults on campus

Williams College has signed on to use the Circle of 6 app and will encourage students to download it this fall.

By Matt Rocheleau

An array of mobile apps aim at helping college students navigate their way out of dangerous situations.

Steve Grossman to tap own wealth for TV ads

By Frank Phillips

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman is putting up $200,000 of his own money to bolster a final-week advertising blitz.

Inquiry into Bridgewater death ordered

By Michael Rezendes

A special prosecutor will conduct a criminal investigation into the death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital.

Business

Market Basket sides hammering out final details

The scene on Tuesday at the Market Basket store at 1900 Main St. in Tewkesbury.

By Casey Ross

The agreement in place would sell the grocery chain to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion, according to sources.

Government seeks proposals for Kendall Square complex

Aerial shot of the 14-acre Volpe Center in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

By Casey Ross

The Volpe transportation complex is poised for a dramatic transformation under a federal plan to redevelop the Cambridge property.

High-end hotel adds suite dedicated to The Rat

The Rathskeller Suite at the Hotel Commonwealth will cost guests $500 to $900 a night. A keyboard used in the original Rathskeller, also called The Rat, is on display in the hotel suite.

By Katie Johnston

The Hotel Commonwealth, located in a high-end property built on the site of the late legendary punk club, will unveil a suite in its honor.

Obituaries

Alexander M. Tanger, at 94; helped run radio and TV stations

Alexander Tanger was a senior executive for several stations, including WHDH.

By Melissa Hanson

Mr. Tanger bought a Rhode Island radio station and went on to help build a chain of television and FM radio stations.

Philippine de Rothschild, at 80; ‘Baroness’ of Bordeauxs

Philippine de Rothschild was the first woman to run her famed family’s vineyards.

By Jamey Keaten

Mrs. de Rothschild was an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards.

Alan Landsburg, at 81; Emmy-winning producer

By Aaron Gregg

Mr. Landsburg produced 50 television films during four decades in Hollywood.

Sports

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Logan Mankins trade shows Patriots just aren’t sentimental

Bill Belichick called Logan Mankins “the best guard I ever coached” after trading him to Tampa.

By Ben Volin

Despite Logan Mankins’s stature and accomplishments, Bill Belichick wanted to trade him too soon rather than too late.

Patriots trade Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay

Logan Mankins

By Shalise Manza Young

Mankins, the third-longest-tenured Patriot, heads to the Buccaneers in return for tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick.

Red Sox 11, Blue Jays 7

Red Sox beat Blue Jays with 7-run 11th inning

Mike Napoli hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning, part of a seven-run outburst.

By Peter Abraham

The Red Sox offense exploded in extra innings, capped by a Mike Napoli home run, to claim their second straight win.

G: Food

Aprons inspire a jump-start in the kitchen

By Jill Radsken

Put yourself on the best-dressed list — for the kitchen, that is. All you need is a serious apron.

My apron obsession

By Sheryl Julian

Food editor Sheryl Julian can tell you the exact moment when her apron obsession began: In a classroom in cooking school in London.

Dining Out

The Bancroft a steakhouse successfully reimagined

Black Angus bone-in filet with shishito peppers.

By Devra First

Many “modern steakhouses” attempt to refresh the genre. The Burlington spot succeeds.

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By Catherine Smart

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Grilled veggie skewers one night, then pasta

By Karoline Boehm Goodnick

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Investigating form, color, and space

By Cate McQuaid

Book Review

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By Jennifer Latson

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Names

WGBH to air Andrew the seal documentary

By Joseph P. Kahn

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Brian Poe, Gordon Wilcox host fund-raiser for MGH

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Studying the business of Radiohead

By Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta

Music Review

Bristling punk anthems from Titus Andronicus

By Luke O’Neil

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