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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 )

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More couples shun priests for one-day ordinations

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

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

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.


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.

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The Isles Arts Initiative will transform both Spectacle Island and Georges Island.

Dan Shaughnessy

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

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

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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.

Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, Miss. stood on stage before correctly spelling

Ten make finals of 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

The finalists include several young spellers who are veterans of the competition.

Boch donates money to replace ‘Scary Lucy’ statue

Car dealer Ernie Boch Jr. has donated $20,000 to replace a statue of comedian Lucille Ball in her western New York hometown.

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.