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.

Large hail was seen in Kittery, Maine.

‘Dangerous’ storms move through region

As the storm passed, it left significant damage in its wake. Nearly 30,000 people in Massachusetts were without power just after 5 p.m.

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.

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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

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

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITION, JAN. 31-FEB. 1 - FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks to pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Concussions, domestic abuse arrests, questionable officiating and another cheating controversy. And yet, the league still popular as ever with ratings and revenue streams that make other leagues jealous. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Brady appeal testimony revealed as NFLPA refiles complaint

Brady explains how he prepares footballs, and much more, in the NFLPA transcript.

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

Pilot who flew ‘cheaters’ banner was asked to leave airport

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

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.


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

Aaron Hernandez was found guilty this year in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Judge wants sworn statement from tipster in Hernandez case

The woman claims the convicted killer’s trial was compromised by juror misconduct.

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.


MGM Resorts seeks to block Connecticut casino

The gambling company said it was unfair for the state of Connecticut to limit casino development to Native American tribes.

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