Boston may rate restaurants on cleanliness, safety

The effort could resemble New York City’s prominently posted letter grades for establishments.

Air National Guard Lt. Col. John Klatt invited Boston Marathon bombing survivors, Celeste Corcoran from Lowell and her daughter Sydney, 20, to fly in formation over the Merrimack Valley. Klatt is one of the top performing aerobatic pilots in the country. He will be performing with his fellow stunt-pilots of the John Klatt Airshows this Saturday and Sunday along with the Blue Angels at the Quonset Air Show in Rhode Island where the Corcorans will be his VIP guests. Celeste(left) and Sydney walk to the plane Celeste flew in reflected in a puddle from a rainshower.

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Corcorans join Air National Guard pilot for special fight

Marathon bombing survivors Celeste and Sydney Corcoran joined one of the top aerobatic pilots in the country for a flight over the Merrimack Valley.

Edwin Alemany’s defense lawyer, Jeffrey Denner, has indicated he will mount an insansity defense.

Alleged killer’s ex-girlfriend breaks down, flees stand

“I just thought he had a drinking problem,” the witness said of Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping and killing Amy Lord.

// Despite corruption scandal, FIFA president wins reelection

Sepp Blatter has been chosen for a fifth term to lead world soccer.

// More than 4,000 degrees conferred at UMass Boston

The speakers celebrated the students for finishing programs while working full-time jobs and raising families.

Somerville Police Captain Mike Cabral’s father, Joe Cabral, committed suicide.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

New suicide prevention website targets middle-aged men

The number of suicides has steadily gone up in the state, driven by increasing rates among that demographic group.

// Police seize 9 dirt bikes from Dorchester home

The bikes have been associated with shootings and robberies in the neighborhood.

// Dance party to take over Cambridge street

The dance party has consistently been one of the biggest events the city hosts, Mayor David Maher said.

Bill Belichick deflects all Deflategate questions

The coach would not address Tom Brady’s suspension, saying, “We’re on to next year.”

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Alex Speier

A closer look at where Eduardo Rodriguez’s debut ranks

The rookie became the first Red Sox starter in 20 years to not allow an earned run in his big league debut.


Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Free iced coffee? It’s the hot new perk at Boston startups

Forget craft beer on tap. There’s a new, free-flowing beverage making an appearance in the office kitchen.


MIT to expand commercialization initiative

MIT has launched an aggressive new program to smooth the often torturous path from invention to commercialization.

Ray Flynn reigned over Boston from 1984 until his somewhat abrupt departure in the summer of 1993.

Adrian Walker

Raymond Flynn International Airport, anyone? Anyone?

Underlying the back-and-forth over how Boston should honor the former mayor is the complicated matter of his legacy itself.

A view of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill in the 1860s.

Library of Congress


A road trip that predates cars

“Across the Continent: A Stage Ride Over the Plains, To the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States” is something of a travel guide to Manifest Destiny.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

// The NSA is about to stop collecting your phone records

If Congress does nothing this weekend, a lot will happen.

Reporter’s notebook

// One reporter’s search for talk show host Alex Jones

Jones made a career out of conspiracy theories, and is an integral part of understanding the Jade Helm 15 controversy.

Ground Game

// N.H. endorsement tracker

James Pindell tracks the state’s 115 most desirable endorsements for Democrats seeking the presidency.



// Jeb Bush has a lot of explaining to do

A host of family-connected reasons could explain the often pained look on Jeb’s face.

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.