Olympic group backs off tax plan

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

A view of the undeveloped property at Tremont and Whittier streets in Roxbury that was being considered for a new state Department of Transportation headquarters.

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Plan to move DOT to Roxbury is abandoned

The Baker administration’s decision deals another blow to longstanding efforts to redevelop a prominent city-owned site.

Boston may create a restaurant rating system that resembles New York’s prominently posted letter grades for establishments.

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Boston may post food safety, cleanliness grades for restaurants

“If we walk past a restaurant and it has a low rating, we’re not going in,” one diner said.

Expelled under new policy, ex-Amherst College student sues

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


Josh Hamilton does Sox in with two homers

In 2012, Boston passed on the slugger, who Friday night showed flashes of old brilliance.

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

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


New study finds link between unemployment rate and cellphone use

The unemployed are likely to make fewer calls in general, according to researchers.

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Tom Brady mum on his suspension appeal at practice

After the Patriots’ offseason workout, the quarterback headed to Harvard Stadium to lead a charity touch football game.

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.

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.

Dinari (pictured) is one of the two new lions at Franklin Park Zoo.

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New lions make a quiet debut at Franklin Park Zoo

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

The Vertex offices in the Innovation District.


Pricey biotech drugs steer health care to precipice

The biotech industry needs to consider ways to trade short-term “profit maximization” for its own long-term vibrancy, writes Scott Kirsner.

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“I just thought he had a drinking problem,” the witness said of Edwin Alemany, who is accused of kidnapping and killing Amy Lord.

The Essex County Bulldogs U12 rugby team practicing a scrum before  a recent match.

Rugby wins young players in the States

Rugby is the fastest-growing youth game in the nation, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

Joel Idelson (left) of Allen & Gerritsen marketing firm interviewed entrepreneur Jeff Raider in a MyTV38 “content” piece.


On TV news, lines blur between journalism, ads

The move comes as outlets seek alternative revenue and marketers try to embed their messages in the programs people consume.

Ground Game

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


Robert Ellis

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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.