Boston may rate restaurants on cleanliness, safety

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

// 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.


// Boston Flower Exchange in center of development boom

Even with the lucrative market, some shareholders don’t seem thrilled about abandoning the South End exchange.

// Despite corruption scandal, FIFA president wins reelection

Sepp Blatter has been chosen for a fifth term to lead world soccer.

// More than 4,000 degrees conferred at UMass Boston

The speakers celebrated the students for finishing programs while working full-time jobs and raising families.

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

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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.

// Dance party to take over Cambridge street

The dance party has consistently been one of the biggest events the city hosts, Mayor David Maher said.

// Northeastern allegedly hit by entrance exam scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals allegedly tried to game the system using fake passports and test-taking impostors.

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Third ear

How did vinyl make an improbable return?

With vinyl, both nothing and everything has changed.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Alex Speier

A closer look at where Eduardo Rodriguez’s debut ranks

The rookie became the first Red Sox starter in 20 years to not allow an earned run in his big league debut.

Reporter’s notebook

// One reporter’s search for talk show host Alex Jones

Jones made a career out of conspiracy theories, and is an integral part of understanding the Jade Helm 15 controversy.

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.

The Toy Shop has been a Concord Center fixture for 72 years.


Concord teen turns to crowdfunding to save toy store

After the venerable Toy Shop of Concord announced plans to close, a 16-year-old resident set up a GoFundMe page for the store.

Primary memories

// In ’92, an iconic image captured a weary Clinton

Here’s how that unlikely bathroom photo came to be.

home of the week

// With 85 windows, Hull home lets you enjoy the view

You don’t need a clear day to see for miles from this grand house on Allerton Hill.

The Big Picture

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Texas flooding

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