Walsh open to city funds for Olympic infrastructure

The infrastructure improvements would have to have a lasting public benefit after the Games, Mayor Walsh said.

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The family of Dennis Simmonds, who died a year after suffering a head injury in a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, received $150,000.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/mbtaolympics1.jpg Judge denies injunction from losing bidder on MBTA cars

A Chinese company is still on track to build new Red and Orange Line cars.

Second person admits role in murder of Woburn officer

A Wakefield man admitted to misleading police investigating a 2010 robbery that ended with the death of John Maguire.

The UMass Integrated Sciences Center in Boston opened at the start of the spring semester in January.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

UMass self-assessment shows mixed results for school

The second annual assessment is part of a frank attempt to tell the public where the institution is and where it should be.

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A Delaware woman blamed the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts for leaving her in constant pain and unable to have sex.

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A tight supply is even more dire in many municipalities this season, driving prices even higher and spurring bidding wars.

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Sepp Blatter said Thursday he intends to help restore trust in world soccer in the wake of corruption investigations.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/tsar150-8801.jpg Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentencing set for June 24

A federal jury agreed to sentence Tsarnaev to death earlier this month, but the judge must still impose the sentence.

The brick lighthouse will travel over a specially made track of steel beams just 129 feet to its new perch over Vineyard Sound.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Team begins moving Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse

The delicate process will save the iconic Gay Head lighthouse from the steady erosion of the surrounding cliffs.

Fort Myers, FL - 03/02/15 - Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and Red sox General Manager Ben Cherington observe today's workout. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 03Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Fire Cherington and Farrell? That’s not going to happen

If the Red Sox are still in last place at the end of the season, then it’s time to talk about a leadership change.

Dan Shaughnessy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7033.jpg Time to question the Red Sox talent evaluators

Who thought swapping John Lackey for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig was a good idea?

A bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, New York.

Boch reportedly donates $20,000 to replace ‘Scary Lucy’ statue

Ernie Boch Jr. donated the money to replace an infamous statue of comedian Lucille Ball located in her western N.Y. hometown.

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The e-commerce powerhouse is offering free same-day delivery service in some cities — including parts of Boston.

“Weird Al” Yankovic (with Jodi DiPiazza) performing in New York City earlier this year.

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Comedy Central

Weirdly, ‘Weird Al’ is at the peak of his career

Yankovic, who brings his tour to the Wilbur Theatre in early June, remains not only hugely popular but vital.

Alex Beam

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Alex_Beam_150px-1234.png Bush family shows how to build cottages, WASP-style

Since when is a 3,000-square foot, four-bedroom, four-and-half-bathroom home considered a “cottage”?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/warren150-1346.jpg Elizabeth Warren’s populist bestseller earned her a bundle

The senator gained more than populist fame for taking on Wall Street and big banks. She also earned a small fortune.

The Big Picture

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.