Athletic retailer City Sports to close all 26 locations

The Boston retailer, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, failed to find a buyer to continue to operate the chain.

Brigham clashes with doctor who raised concerns

An episode involving security and a court order is the latest twist in the battle between Dr. Hooman Noorchashm and Brigham leaders.

Portraits of two plane crash victims, Natalia Soldatulina and Alexandra Pilip, were placed near flowers and toys at an entrance of Pulkovo airport outside St. Petersburg.

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Evidence suggests Russian jet downed by bomb, UK says

Investigators also said the cockpit voice recorder had suffered substantial damage in the weekend crash that killed 224.

08/15/2015 Braintree, MA â?? Shoppers take advantage of Massachusetts' sales tax free weekend at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA on August 15, 2015. Shoppers get to skip paying Massachusetts' 6.25 percent sales tax on Aug. 15 and 16 for purchases of almost all retail items costing $2,500 or less. ()

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Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Think your taxes are high in Mass.? Think again

Despite the gripes and stereotypes, taxes in Massachusetts just aren?t that high. Not compared to other states, anyway.

Two women injured after being hit by car in South End

The women suffered life-threatening injuries after they were hit at Tremont and West Brookline streets on Wednesday.

// US rejects request to suspend Keystone review

The State Department rejected TransCanada?s request to pause the government?s evaluation of the proposed pipeline.

Senate president shifts course, seeks $10.9m for UMass

The state Senate had not secured money in a spending bill passed a week ago to fund retroactive raises to staff and faculty.

//[1]-1746--90x90.jpg Illinois officer?s death was ?carefully staged suicide?

The northern Illinois police officer killed himself after embezzling money from a youth program for years, officials said.

The woman?s body was found along the MBTA railroad tracks near the intersection of Oak and Crapo streets.

Burned remains of woman found in Bridgewater

The death of the woman, who also had her hands and feet bound together, is being investigated as a homicide.

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This small business is making it big

The DIY couple behind Rustic Marlin is taking their artisanal business out of the garage and into commercial space.

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Skateboarders do test run at Lynch Family Skatepark

For the first time Wednesday, skateboarders used the rails, ramps, and bowls of the area?s premiere skate haven.

opinion | Nancy Gertner

// Undoing the damage of mass incarceration

To say that we treated human beings like numbers is not an overstatement.

Dorchester, MA: 11-03-15: Boston City Council candidate Andrea Joy Campbell greets wellwishers as she at her election night party at the Blarney Stone in Dorchester, Mass. Nov. 3, 3015. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Irons, Ryan, Metro ( 04councilelex )

Boston to tie record for most women serving on City Council

Boston voters on Tuesday picked a pair of women for the council, bringing the total number of women to four.

epa05002862 New England Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon (C) intercepts the pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (R) as New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (L) looks on during the second half of their NFL game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, 29 October 2015. EPA/JOHN CETRINO


The secret to the Patriots? success . . . and other takeaways

Thoughts on the unbeaten football team, a memorable birthday party, and other sports topics.

Alex Speier

// How will Dave Dombrowski approach the offseason?

The new Red Sox president of baseball operations has a long history of big deals early in the offseason.

// Boston Scientologists put Hotel Alexandra on the market

The church?s decision to list the five-story building at the corner of Washington Street and Mass. Avenue is a significant reversal.

Surf and turf hot pot with mala broth.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Cheap Eats

In Cambridge, hot pot packs plenty of heat and flavor

At Flame Szechuan Hot Pot & Sushi Restaurant, you cook raw meats, vegetables, and noodles in a bubbling vessel.

// Muslims hold interfaith event to ?re-tag? Burlington mosque

Community leaders held the event just days after vandals sprayed graffiti on the building.

Sav-Mor Liquors is asking the public to come up with its next witty sign.

Liquor store known for witty signs wants public to pick next slogan

Sav-Mor Liquors for years has caught the eye of the public with the quirky slogans on its signs.

Aziz Ansari in ?Master of None.?

Television review

Aziz Ansari?s ?Master of None? is vibrant and original

The story of Ansari?s 30-year-old Dev, the struggling actor son of Indian immigrants, is intelligent, observant, wise, and moving.

The size of the Republican field gives presidential hopefuls incentive to stick around.


Why GOP presidential hopefuls stick it out

The very size of the Republican field gives a major incentive to stay in the race.

The Big Picture

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The World Indigenous Games

Brazil recently hosted the new international event in which 2,000 athletes competed from 30 countries.


// Haverhill woman sues Google over contractor distinction

A client represented by a Boston lawyer is accusing Google Express of misclassifying workers as independent contractors.


// Amid leaks scandal, new Vatican book exposes greed and waste

?Merchants in the Temple? paints a picture of a bureaucracy entrenched in a culture of mismanagement, waste, and secrecy.