Boston 2024 backs off public financing tool

The group may propose public spending for infrastructure, but backed away from a tax financing plan it had not disclosed to the public.

// Prosecutors now oppose release of ex-Roxbury drug kingpin

After initially supporting his bid to be released, prosecutors asked a judge to deny a request for freedom from Darryl “God” Whiting.

Ex-student sues Amherst College over rape case

The lawsuit claims the plaintiff was falsely accused of rape, not given a fair investigation by the college, and denied justice.

Udit Batra (right), chief executive of EMD Millipore, spoke with George Oulundsen while touring the firm’s bio-manufacturing sciences and training center.

EMD Millipore set for expansion with $17b takeover

The Billerica-based company is poised to become a much larger player in supplying life sciences equipment to drug makers.

// Alleged Hastert payments linked to sexual abuse

The former House speaker made payments to a man he allegedly sexually abused decades ago in return for the man’s silence.

These days, a different type of weather — such as heat and lightning — is causing some of the commuter rail delays, officials said.

Snow is gone, but delays persist on commuter rail

These days, a different type of weather — such as heat and lightning — is causing some of the delays, officials said.

Kamaia the lion appeared publicly at the Franklin Park Zoo for the first time Friday.

Franklin Park Zoo displays new lions for first time

Dinari and Kamaia, a pair of six-year-old cats, came in from Texas after the zoo’s former lion, Christopher, died.

Boston may publicly rate restaurants’ cleanliness

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

// Silk Road founder gets life in prison for drug-selling site

A judge in Manhattan federal court announced the sentence Friday for 31-year-old Ross Ulbricht.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored Friday at Harvard University for her work as a pioneer in gender equality.

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Harvard honors Ginsburg for gender-equality advocacy

The 82-year-old Supreme Court justice, lauded at Harvard Friday for her work as a pioneer in gender equality, is having a cultural moment.

Jeff Kinney, author of the best-selling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” inside his new bookstore An Unlikely Story in Plainville.

‘Wimpy Kid’ author opens bookstore in Plainville

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at an old market turned into a bookstore by children’s author Jeff Kinney.


Hungry Mother closing July 3

It’s closing time for Hungry Mother, the Kendall Square restaurant favored by foodies.

// Waltham High assigns ‘Serial’ podcast to students, teachers

Instead of summer reading, the high school is asking all students and teachers to listen to “Serial” this summer.


Offerman addresses grads at North End woodworking school

A de-mustachioed Nick Offerman, of “Parks and Rec” fame, was both silly and serious as he lamented the culture of consumerism.

// 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.

Foxborough Ma 5/29/2015 New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (cq) at Patriots OTA Session at Gillette Stadium. Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter

Tom Brady’s appeal will be heard June 23

A league source confirmed the date, which will be more than a month after the appeal was filed.

Boston police are becoming more aggressive in confiscating dirt bikes.

Police seize 9 dirt bikes from Dorchester home

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

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

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.

Ground Game

// N.H. endorsement tracker

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


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// Turkey on the brink

The country was once seen as “the shining star of the Muslim world.” Now the gilt has worn off the ruling party.

The Big Picture

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Scenes from daily life in May 2015

From graduations to beautiful beaches to blooming flowers, a look at daily scenes around the world this May.