After Chris Curtis uses ethnic slur against Mina Kimes, sports media figures fire back in her defensePeople across sports media have coalesced around Kimes, championing her for her in-depth analysis of the NFL, impressive talent, and ability to stand up for herself in a largely male-dominated field with humor.
Freight train carrying trash derails in Ayer
The train derailed just before noon on Thursday on a line jointly owned by Norfolk Southern, the company linked to a catastrophic train derailment in February in Ohio, and CSX, according to a statement from the latter outfit, which said the freight train that derailed was being operated by Springfield Terminals.
Black leaders are developing Nubian Square. Can they revitalize the economic heart of Black Boston?The Globe spoke with 10 leaders involved in redeveloping Nubian Square, most of them Black and with longstanding ties to the community, who believe there’s an opportunity to restore the square to its former glory.
Tom Brady quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson in Instagram post, one day after Gisele’s tell-all interview with Vanity Fair
One day after supermodel Gisele Bündchen’s tell-all interview with Vanity Fair dropped, former husband Tom Brady took to Instagram to post a famous quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, in which the 19th century author references “the betrayal of false friends.”
MBTA’s subway tracks are far more broken than previously disclosed
The T’s new speed restrictions dashboard unveiled Thursday showed the slow-zone problem has only grown worse, with 27 percent of all subway track under some kind of speed restriction, a big jump from 7.5 percent at the end of February.
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Andrew’s Point in Rockport has long been open to the public. Now, an oceanfront homeowner is suing to end that.
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‘I have a lot of faith’: McKee still believes Tidewater stadium project will happen
R.I. Governor Dan McKee said Thursday he remains optimistic about the Tidewater Landing soccer stadium project in Pawtucket, even after news that Pawtucket had not yet gone out for financing on a big chunk of the public’s support for it.
Track and field
Track bans transgender athletes, tightens rules for Caster Semenya
The World Athletics Council adopted the same rules as swimming did last year in deciding to bar athletes who have transitioned from male to female and have gone through male puberty. No such athletes currently compete at the highest elite levels of track.
Ukraine president visits front-line areas as new phase nears
Ukraine’s president on Thursday made his third visit in two days to areas that have felt the brunt of Russia’s war, with a trip to the southern Kherson region that was retaken from the Kremlin’s forces, and as a senior Kyiv commander hinted that a brewing Ukrainian counteroffensive could come “very soon.”