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Week In Review: Market Basket, Governor’s Race, Tragedy On Blue Hill Avenue

Market Basket employees Cristhian Romero, of Chelsea, Mass., second from right, and Tracie Parker, of Lynn, Mass., right, embrace near a likeness of Arthur T. Demoulas, top, at a Market Basket supermarket location, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Chelsea. A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of the New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that beloved former CEO Demoulas is back in control after buying the entire company. (AP)

Market Basket employees Cristhian Romero of Chelsea and Tracie Parker of Lynn embrace near a likeness of Arthur T. Demoulas at a Market Basket supermarket location Thursday. (AP)

Arthur T. Demoulas closes a $1.5 billion deal and takes the helm again at Market Basket. There were sharp words in close political races as primary day looms. After almost two years held hostage in Syria, a journalist is home in Cambridge. And following a tragedy at a Boston parade, a bereaved father reaches out to the shooter who killed his daughter.


John Carroll, mass communications professor at Boston University and blogger at campaignoutsider.com. He tweets @johncarroll_bu.

Jeff Jacoby, columnist for The Boston Globe. He tweets @Jeff_Jacoby.

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