Millis officer to face charges in alleged false report

Bryan Johnson, 24, will face four criminal charges stemming from his allegedly false claim that he crashed his cruiser after being shot at.

// For 600 retirees, no more free rides on the Pike

Officials are ending the benefit for more than 600 former employees, saying they had inadvertently continued the practice.

The Deflategate ruling

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?The NFL handed this case to the union on a silver platter?

One significant misstep by the NFL would have been enough to vacate Tom Brady?s suspension. Instead, a judge found three.


// The Patriots should go for complete vindication

Why not go back to court for the cash, and the picks, and the team?s reputation?

After a cool-down today, a gorgeous weekend on tap

Highs will be in the 70s today, but temperatures will climb through the weekend, reaching the upper 80s on Labor Day.

Workers repaired a broken water main on Mount Auburn Street and JFK Street in Harvard Square.

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Harvard Square water main break could snarl traffic for days

A major water main break could complicate traffic in and around Harvard Square into Sunday, a police spokesman said.

US adds 173,000 jobs in August

The unemployment rate tumbled to a seven-year low of 5.1%

Workers removed items from MIT's Great Dome on Friday.

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Latest MIT hack is a tribute to pranks of years past

With a fire truck, cow, and a large golden ring placed atop the Great Dome, the pranksters paid homage to previous hacks.

Assistant Rowan County Clerk Brian Mason (left) handed James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky.

Gay couple gets license to wed in Kentucky county

The couple was the first to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, ending a months-long standoff.

Shirley Leung

// Back to work only days after giving birth? Don?t judge

Here?s the long and short of maternity leaves: A woman should be able to choose what?s right for her without fear of criticism.

NESN?s ratings dip in the second half of the season is not on Red Sox television announcer Jerry Remy (left) and Don Orsillo but rather, an ineffective team.

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Jerry Remy?s status at NESN for next year remains a question

This season, Remy was reenergized and so were the Red Sox broadcasts. But with Don Orsillo leaving, will Remy be back?

A 63-year-old Indian male elephant, nicknamed Rajan, swam with people near India?s Andaman Islands in 2013.

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Elephants are more human than we realize

The more we learn about them, the more warranted our affection for them appears to be.

// High-end housing market cooling off

With so many new luxury apartments in Boston, landlords are competing for tenants who can afford the high rents.

President Obama and Bear Grylls take a selfie together during their taping of ?Running Wild.?

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Obama?s not first to walk on TV?s wild side

Pop culture and politicians from both sides of the aisle have been mingling since the advent of TV.

Lily Tomlin in ?Grandma.?

Movie Review

Full glory of Lily Tomlin in ?Grandma?

The film is a character study of a cranky old lady (Tomlin) as she spends a morning and afternoon trying to help her granddaughter get an abortion.

Art Review

//,ChristPreaching,St.Paul.jpg Making the case for the importance of John La Farge

A new exhibition at Boston College showcases La Farge, an artist renowned in his life, and forgotten after his death.

Labor Day weekend may be the busiest stretch of summer at the Clam Box, where owner Chickie Aggelakis (left) supervised as Mackenzie Colbert served.

Ipswich?s Clam Box booms as summer days fade

Summer without fried clams, after all, would hardly be worthy of the name.

Ground Game

// Ted Cruz sells himself as antiestablishment candidate

The US senator from Texas stopped in N.H. on Monday to open his campaign office in Manchester.

Opinion & Ideas

Marty Meehan

// State must do more to help UMass prosper

For public higher education, the biggest factor governing cost and affordability is state funding.

The Big Picture

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Migrant crisis in Europe

A record number of migrants, most of them refugees fleeing war and crisis in the Mideast and Africa, are seeking asylum in Europe.


// Friendly?s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old did not let a 17-foot fall or swarm of bees keep him from the tech showcase.


// Where Pope Francis stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise a range of issues when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27.


Love Letters

She?s stringing him along

I asked her on multiple occasions if she would date me exclusively, and she claimed that while it was easy and convenient to do, she wasn?t interested but never fully explained why.