Severe storms moving toward Boston

Forecasters said the thunderstorms of strong winds, hail, and lightning would reach the city around 6:15 p.m.

// 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.

// Deval Patrick urges Harvard graduates to open hearts, minds

The former governor spoke to graduates, beaming relatives, and alumni in Harvard Yard on Thursday.

//[1].jpg Transparency pledge left out of Olympics document, report says

Organizers promised to be open about what the event would cost, but reportedly omitted some information.

// Officer wounded in shootout awarded death benefit

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

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

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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.

State panel allows extension for New Bedford casino proposal

The only other applicant for the state’s third and final resort casino license is proposing a $650 million casino in Brockton.

// FIFA president pledges to put an end to soccer corruption

Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal.

Boy, 7, recalls ‘bleeding bad’ after being shot in Dorchester

Divan Silva, 7, who was shot Sunday while visiting his grandmother, was back in Brockton with his family Thursday.

Boston, MA: 05-27-2015 Jenny (left) and Christopher Reynolds with Sarah Michaud (center), who officiated at their wedding in 2010, photographed in Marblehead, Mass. May 27, 2015. (Photo was taken at Seaside Park, where they gathered for photos to be taken.) Photo/, Boston Globe staff story/Catherine Cloutier, Metro ( 28oneday )

Tossing tradition, more opt for one-day wedding officiants

Wedding planners and frequent officiants say that the uptick follows the movement of many couples away from traditional ceremonies.

// Family rescued in Royalston after getting lost on camping trip

The family of five got lost, drenched, and bitten by mosquitoes before they were rescued by first responders Thursday morning.

Boston, MA - 05/23/15 - (6th inning) A frustrated Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) walks back to the Sox dugout after flying out in the sixth inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 24Red Sox-Angels, LOID: 8.1.795861124.

Red Sox to sit David Ortiz a few games

Manager John Farrell said Thursday the slumping designated hitter will take a breather.

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// 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.

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Boch 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.


MIT’s four-legged robot leaps over obstacles

In a new video released this week, the quadruped can be seen faultlessly clearing obstacles that are 18 inches tall.


What Boston can learn from the Special Olympics

A story of sportsmanship, resilience, and excelling when no one thinks you have it in you.

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.