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.

Thousands affected by power outages this morning

Widespread power outages hit more than 41,000 residents in parts of Everett, Malden, and Medford.

// 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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Wind turbines off the coast of Dronten, the Netherlands.

Cape Wind seeks more time to restart stalled wind farm

The wind farm’s developer was supposed to begin construction by May 1, but has asked for a two-year extension.

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

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

Endorsement tracker

// Are they really ready for Hillary?

With just more than eight months until the primary, Hillary Clinton has scored public support from a sizable chunk of New Hampshire political insiders.

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.

// 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.

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Texas flooding

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