Revelation Boston 2024 sought public funds draws fire

The development has inflamed critics and renewed questions about the committee’s commitment to a privately funded Games.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (left) isn’t warm to the idea of using public funds to build a sports arena. Meanwhile, Revolution owner Robert Kraft (right) is already on much better terms with the mayor than his predecessor

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Shirley Leung

Kraft might finally get to build a stadium in Boston

Robert Kraft and Mayor Walsh have been talking steadily about a soccer stadium for the Revolution.

// Gold coins reported missing from Boston Public Library

The report from a retired employee comes after the disappearance of two prints valued at more than $600,000.

// Commuters getting a break on fines for late Tobin toll payments

For 30 days beginning Monday, people can simply pay the amount of tolls they owe without any late payment fines at all.

Thunderstorms moved through Methuen on Thursday, downing numerous trees.

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Thunderstorm generated microburst in Methuen

Winds blowing up to 70 miles per hour brought down nearly 30 trees in the city last night.

Power restored after thousands affected by outages

More than 45,000 customers were affected at one point by the outages in Everett, Malden, Medford, and Melrose.

A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina earlier this month.

Vermont company taking on Facebook over name

The upstart is disputing Facebook’s claim that their name infringes on the social media giants trademark.

Talk radio host Alex Jones alerted his listeners in April to what he said was an invasion of Texas.

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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.

Eduardo Rodriguez probably earned himself another start and maybe a permanent home in the Red Sox rotation.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Eduardo Rodriguez proved he was worth the wait

Rodriguez looked nothing like a 21-year-old rookie making his big league debut as he baffled the Rangers for 7 innings.

// A few days off doesn’t signal David Ortiz’s demise

Over the next couple of days the slumping slugger will look at video, do all of the basic hitting drills in the cage, and get back to basics.


// How will conservative base navigate the Duggar problem?

The conservative wing of the Republican Party has somehow misread TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” as aspirational.

Amy Schumer’s Comedy Central show has become a must-watch.

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‘Inside Amy Schumer’ doesn’t let anyone off the hook

Comic Amy Schumer is rescuing the art of irony from self-satisfied snark and detachment and giving it a sharp Swiftian point.

// End of financing threatens progress on bridge repairs

A sweeping $3 billion program to help reduce the state’s number of deficient bridges is nearing an end with no funding to replace it.

// Harvard primate lab’s end puzzles researchers

The center is one of eight national primate research centers, and in the past half-century, the only one to shut down.

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.