BC to purchase 24-acre synagogue site in Newton

Congregation Mishkan Tefila.

Joanne Rathe/Globe staff

Boston College has reached a deal to buy a rare large tract of mostly open land in Chestnut Hill.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/hail5.jpg Thousands without power after strong storms

Storms brought large hail and strong winds that downed trees and power lines.

Paul Leveson shielded himself with a trash bag as he made his way through the storm in Boston.

Photos: Thunderstorms and hail pound region

Severe thunderstorms swept through the state Tuesday, dropping hail as large as golf balls.

Interactive graphic

Power outages in Mass.

An interactive map shows utility customers without power in Massachusetts.

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The father and daughter killed in the collapse were identified as 41-year-old Robert Young and 8-year-old Annabelle Young.

Mourners grieved outside of the funeral for Grisel Sanchez.

Mourners fondly recall victim of shooting as caring mother

More than 200 mourners gazed at Grisel Sanchez’s casket from packed wooden pews at St. Peter’s Parish in Dorchester Tuesday.

A rendering of proposed condos at Pier 4 in the Seaport District. Being developed by Tishman Speyer which hopes to start construction by the end of 2015 on 100 units, with a new 13-story office building next door.

Developer plans for condos on site of Anthony’s Pier 4

At long last, construction could start on the old restaurant site later this year.

A hiker explores Mount Lafayette, the highest point on Franconia Ridge.

Jeff Romano for The Boston Globe

Hike the Whites

Why Mount Lafayette is the best hike in New England

After two weeks and more than 55,000 votes, the winner of our Hike The Whites bracket was Mount Lafayette.

dining out | devra first

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/devra%20first%20final-3924.jpg Jacky Robert returns to Boston, and results are uneven

It is good to have Jacky Robert installed at Ma Maison. But there is work to be done to put this house in order.

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The transcript of Brady’s statements at his appeal hearing sheds light on the destruction of his phone and other key points.

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Newly released documents suggest how the Colts came to question Patriots footballs, and what Tom Brady said in his testimony.

The New England Patriots held their first day of training camp at the practice filed next to Gillette Stadium. A plane circled above with a banner that read,

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Gillette banner pilot says he was asked to leave airport

Ashley Chalmers said he was kicked off a local airport’s property following the aerial stunt over Gillette Stadium.

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski watches a baseball spring training workout in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Gene Puskar/AP file

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Dave Dombrowski could be what the Red Sox need

The well-respected Dombroski was released from his Tigers contract and would be welcome in Boston.

Fox News announces GOP debate participants

The network picked 10 candidates for the main event Thursday night, and the remainder will take part in a pre-debate four hours earlier.

Two groups push marijuana legalization measures

Two ballot questions are proposed, setting the stage for a battle over the direction legalized marijuana could take in Mass.


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If you need a parking permit for a moving truck in Boston, you can now get one online.

Vedder, the dog that was trapped 35 feet down a well, was rescued Tuesday.

Dog rescued from Medfield well after falling 35 feet

Rescuers pulled a dog from a Medfield well on Tuesday afternoon after the animal plunged 35 feet through a rotted wooden cover, officials said.

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The Chelsea officer apparently left the victim with injuries to his lip, jaw and forehead during the 2014 incident.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher-8528.jpg Nantucket-based author the queen of summer beach read

Thanks to her discipline and determination, Elin Hilderbrand has made herself into a literary dynamo.

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bush2--90x90.jpg Who’s on top in the race for the GOP nomination?

The Boston Globe has revised its rankings of the top 10 Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire.


Gabriel Nicholas

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The candidates’ constant streams of incendiary comments feed the ever-growing demand for smartphone content.

The Big Picture

Wildfires burn thousands of acres in California

Drought and extreme weather have fueled numerous wildfires in California that have destroyed property and forced evacuations.



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Crashes and other miscues are part of the drill when running a race for flying drones.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/03/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/trump150-1327.jpg US Catholic bishops take on Donald Trump

Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico has riled US bishops