Many Mass. bridges structurally deficient

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.

Boy, 7, recalls ‘bleeding bad’ after being shot in Dorchester

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

// Walsh open to city funds for Olympic infrastructure

The infrastructure improvements would have to have a lasting public benefit after the Games, Mayor Walsh said.

Brookline Town Meeting to vote on opposing Olympics bid

The article would put Town Meeting on record against the bid and urge Brookline’s representatives to oppose it.

// Deval Patrick urges Harvard graduates to open hearts, minds

The former governor spoke to graduates, beaming relatives, and alumni in Harvard Yard on Thursday.

// Officer wounded in shootout awarded death benefit

The family of Dennis Simmonds, who died a year after suffering a head injury in a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, received $150,000.

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) speaks during a news conference in Batavia, Illinois in this October 5, 2006 file photo. Hastert was indicted on May 28, 2015 on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said. REUTERS/John Gress/Files

Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

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

FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 28, 2015. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on May 28 that the scandal-tainted football body faces

US Soccer to support Sepp Blatter rival in FIFA election

The president of US Soccer said he will instruct the US delegate to vote for the only other candidate, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.

Falmouth 05/23/2015: People enjoy the beach and water at Last Falmouth Heights Beach in Falmouth. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (business)

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Summer forecast bright for tourist trade

Tourism officials expect a strong season in New England, with travelers determined to make the most of summer after a brutal winter.

Boston, MA: 05-27-2015 Jenny (left) and Christopher Reynolds with Sarah Michaud (center), who officiated at their wedding in 2010, photographed in Marblehead, Mass. May 27, 2015. (Photo was taken at Seaside Park, where they gathered for photos to be taken.) Photo/, Boston Globe staff story/Catherine Cloutier, Metro ( 28oneday )

Tossing tradition, more opt for one-day wedding officiants

Wedding planners and frequent officiants say that the uptick follows the movement of many couples away from traditional ceremonies.

// Family rescued in Royalston after getting lost on camping trip

The family of five got lost, drenched, and bitten by mosquitoes before they were rescued by first responders Thursday morning.

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

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.

A paper model illustrated what the finished giant typewriter will look like.

Jason Turgeon

Giant typewriter sculpture coming to the Greenway

Visitors will be able to climb from key to key on the 24-to-1-scale replica of a 1927 Underwood typewriter.

A bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, New York.

Boch donates $20,000 to replace ‘Scary Lucy’ statue

Ernie Boch Jr. donated the money to replace an infamous statue of comedian Lucille Ball located in her western N.Y. hometown.

Boston, MA - 05/23/15 - (6th inning) A frustrated Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) walks back to the Sox dugout after flying out in the sixth inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 24Red Sox-Angels, LOID: 8.1.795861124.


Red Sox to sit David Ortiz a few games

Manager John Farrell said Thursday the slumping designated hitter will take a breather.

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// Time to question the Red Sox talent evaluators

Who thought swapping John Lackey for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig was a good idea?

 Actors Richard Dreyfuss (left) and Robert Shaw faced off with a great white shark in “Jaws,” which was originally released in 1975.

‘Jaws’ returning to theaters to mark 40th anniversary

The horror classic, filmed in Martha’s Vineyard and directed by Steven Spielberg, will be in theaters for two days in June.

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Texas flooding

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