Comm. Ave. timeline ‘seems too good to be true’

The state is confident that the project will be done on time. Commuters are skeptical. A MassDOT official said “it would take a hurricane” to change plans.

// Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, Dr. Carmen Puliafito was known as driven and intense, a physician who relished the business of running a clinic as well as his time in the operating room.

// SJC ruling gives legal cover to sanctuary cities

Mass. court officers can’t honor federal agents’ requests to hold people wanted solely for immigration violations, the court said.

In this July 20, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks into the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington. A brutal reality is settling over Capitol Hill: The Republican effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” which has consumed the first six months of the Trump administration, may never yield results. Not only that, the GOP goal of overhauling the tax code requires passing a budget that is months overdue. (AP Photo/)

Senate heads toward a health care vote today

Senators have yet to be told the details of the legislation they will be debating.

// Boehner predicts Republicans will ‘never’ repeal and replace Obamacare

Former House speaker Boehner told a business gathering that Obamacare has “been around too long. And the American people have gotten accustomed to it.”

The Trump presidency

// Trump keeps up the heat on Jeff Sessions

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes,” President Trump tweeted.

// Boy Scouts get Trump’s usual song and dance

“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” President Trump asked. It turned out he did, at least a little.

// Trump’s approval rating in Mass. is second-lowest in the US

It looks as if the commonwealth is living up to its liberal reputation.

// Man accused of punching woman at N.H. gym is arrested

Jordan Lamonde of Portsmouth snuck up behind the 18-year-old last month and punched her 39 times, police said.

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// Billy DeVincenzi takes another wrong turn

A cold case from 1990 has caught up with East Boston’s “Baby Driver.”

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// They won’t let her on the bus, and she’s speaking out

A Boston-based tour company wants JoAnn Becker, who is blind, to find a traveling companion before it allows her on the trip. She says that’s unfair.

The pedestrian buttons at crosswalks? They do nothing.

Waiting to cross the street? Press all you want, or don’t — it doesn’t matter either way.

// ‘You think you are leaving early, but it is never early enough’

The endless lines of brake lights are striking earlier and staying later. In Boston, you just can’t beat the traffic.

// Enjoy another chill and mostly dour day, weather-wise

Temperatures in Greater Boston will crawl only into the mid 60s Tuesday.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JULY 22: Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)


Andrew Benintendi knows what Rafael Devers is going through

Benintendi was last year’s Next Big Thing for the Red Sox.

Helen and John Kelly celebrated their 75th anniversary Tuesday at the Natick nursing home where they live.

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What makes a marriage last 75 years? This couple spilled the beans

In Natick, John and Helen Kelly shared their secrets of what makes a relationship last.

// Al fresco with Fido in Boston sounds good, but city laws limit it

Yappy Hours are prevalent in the summertime, but the laws around them still seem ambiguous.

// Parking meter price hikes across most of Cambridge

Most rates will increase by 25 cents, to $1.25 per hour, the city said.

// Brown researchers say evidence found of water in moon

Data collected by a lunar probe suggests that the moon’s mantle, the layer between the core and the crust, contains water.

// Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline.

// Legendary Democratic fund-raiser Robert Farmer dies at 78

Farmer, who died July 22, raised money for Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry.

// Disney cuts ties with YouTube star after TV report

The split came after KTLA-TV reported that neighbors were angered over Jake Paul’s antics, which included setting furniture on fire in a pool.


// Justin Bieber cancels rest of tour, including date at Gillette Stadium

No explanation was given for the sudden cancellation.


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// Marijuana cultivation applications approved by DEA: 0

The DEA solicited applications to grow marijuana for research nearly a year ago. Since then, the agency has yet to greenlight any.