Summer forecast bright for tourist trade

New England’s winter of discontent has indeed made for a possibly glorious summer — at least for those in hospitality.

Shirley Leung

// Soccer stadium talks between Kraft, Walsh kicking along

Lost amid the hoopla over hosting a Summer Olympics is that Robert Kraft might finally get to build a stadium in Boston.

J. Dennis Hastert allegedly paid $1.7 million to an unnamed person.

Ex-House speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges

Dennis Hastert is accused of withdrawing $952,000 in such a way to evade reporting requirements and lying to the FBI.


Break 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.

Boy, 7, ‘a little scared’ at being shot in Dorchester

Divan Silva, 7, who was shot Sunday while visiting his grandmother, was back in Brockton with his family Thursday.

// 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.

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

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

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.

Brookline votes to oppose Olympic bid

The article puts Town Meeting on record against the bid and urges Brookline’s representatives to actively oppose it.

// Olympic bid draws fire over funding omissions

The revelation that bid leaders proposed public funding for land and infrastructure costs for a stadium has inflamed critics.

A cubicle showcased some of the monkeys used for scientific research at Harvard’s New England Regional Primate Research Center in Southborough. The center is one of eight around the country and the only one in 50 years to close.


Harvard primate lab’s end puzzles researchers

Harvard is taking a major step back from primate research at a time when the science remains a powerful tool.

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -- 08/09/2012 -- State Representative Carlos Henriquez, right, who is facing assault and kidnapping charges, has an exchange with Thomas Dooley a candidate for Massachusetts Senate about the charges against Henriquez during a community meeting at the Dorchester House Thursday evening. Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

After jail, ex-state representative mulls another run

Carlos Henriquez, who served jail time for assaulting a woman, said he will soon decide whether to launch a campaign.

Ongoing work includes several major projects, including restoring the Longfellow Bridge (pictured).

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.

On trail in S.C., Clinton faces old ghosts

Cognizant of how her 2008 campaign angered African-Americans in the state, Hillary Clinton is taking pains to make amends.

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Texas flooding

Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas.