State officials advance plans for new Cape bridge

The state has focused on the possibility of adding a three-lane span right next to the Sagamore Bridge (pictured).

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Transportation officials are moving ahead with a way to ease the pain of Cape Cod traffic: a new, privately-funded bridge.

5/24/2015 - Dorchester, MA - Boston police Superintendent-in-Chief William G. Gross, cq, said that Divan Silva, cq, 7, of Brockton, sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound today at the same time that a 20-year-old man was also grazed by a bullet at 302 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester on Saturday afternoon, May 24, 2015. Story by Travis Andersen/Globe Staff. Topic: 25shooting. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff.

7-year-old boy shot in Dorchester

The Brockton boy, who was in Dorchester visiting relatives, was shot while riding his bicycle on Sunday.

The initiative is being run by Brian Forde, who will raise money for the project. 

MIT sets up bitcoin research, development

MIT hopes to help the sprawling bitcoin project shed its chaotic past and emerge as a more versatile platform.

Defense secretary Ash Carter spoke at the Pentagon on May 1.

Iraqi forces lack ‘will to fight,’ defense chief says

Defense secretary Ash Carter’s harsh assessment came after Islamic State forces captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

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Fans gather in Foxborough to support Tom Brady

Patriots fans waved signs, chanted, and wore number 12 jerseys at a rally for Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium.

New ‘cottage’ at Maine compound for Jeb Bush

The 3,000-square-foot vacation home could be a reminder of the complications facing Bush’s presumed presidential campaign.

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash and his wife Alicia arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, in this file photo taken March 24, 2002. Nash, whose life was portrayed in the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', died with his wife on Saturday in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to news reports. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files


John Nash, Nobel prize winner, dies in crash

Nash, a former MIT instructor and the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday, along with his wife, in a crash in N.J.

Anne Meara  and her husband, Jerry Stiller, on the set of “The King of Queens” in 2003.

Anne Meara, comedian and actress, dies at 85

Meara, the matriarch of the Stiller family who had a diverse career as an actress, died Saturday in Manhattan.

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Summer is here — and so are the Red Sox

Boston’s win over the Angels was complete with lights-out starting pitching, thunder from the offense, and sterling defense.

Wade Miley focused on the here and now

The Red Sox lefthander allowed just four hits in eight innings to even his record at 4-4.

BPD’s Moynihan, Evans receive law enforcement awards

Officer John Moynihan, who was recently shot in Roxbury, and Commissioner William Evans were honored.

This artist's rendering provided by Carson2gether shows the exterior of a newly revised plan for a proposed stadium that would house both the Chargers and the Raiders NFL football teams.

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NFL teams battle it out for Los Angeles

The return of the NFL to LA — possibly as soon as the 2016 season — is a foregone conclusion.

Facebook-themed art at the company’s Kendall Square office.

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What’s next for Kendall Square?

The past five years have seen brand-name companies set up shop in the square, hiring thousands of people in the process.

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performing Saturday at Boston Calling.


Pleasant surprises, a variety of styles at Saturday’s Boston Calling

My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Ben Harper, and Run the Jewels were among the highlights at Boston Calling on Saturday.

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Making sure Dad is OK

Our solution for keeping tabs on our widowed father has had unexpected benefits.

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.