Brookline Town Meeting votes to oppose Olympic bid

The article puts Town Meeting on record against the bid and urges Brookline?s representatives to actively oppose it.

On trail in S.C., Clinton faces old ghosts

Cognizant of how her 2008 campaign angered African-Americans in the state, Hillary Clinton took pains to make amends.

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

Harvard is taking a major step back from primate research at a time when the science remains a powerful tool.

Ongoing work includes several major projects, including restoring the Longfellow Bridge (pictured).

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.

Boy, 7, ?felt a little scared? after being shot in Dorchester

Divan Silva, 7, who was shot Sunday while visiting his grandmother, was back in Brockton with his family Thursday.

// 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.

DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -- 08/09/2012 -- State Representative Carlos Henriquez, right, who is facing assault and kidnapping charges, has an exchange with Thomas Dooley a candidate for Massachusetts Senate about the charges against Henriquez during a community meeting at the Dorchester House Thursday evening. Brian Feulner for the Boston Globe

After jail, ex-state representative mulls another run

Carlos Henriquez, who served jail time for assaulting a woman, said he will soon decide whether to launch a campaign.

// Walsh open to city funds for Olympic infrastructure

The infrastructure improvements would have to have a lasting public benefit after the Games, Mayor Walsh said.

The remaining two spellers Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, right, of St. Louis, sit on stage during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

National Spelling bee ends in tie for second year in a row

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar shared the title, making history in two different ways.

May 28, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (52) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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Red Sox 5, Rangers 1

Eduardo Rodriguez shines as Red Sox top Rangers

The rookie lefthander fired 7? innings of shut out ball, allowing just three hits and fanning seven in his major league debut.

Beach-goers enjoyed the shore in Falmouth earlier this month.

Summer forecast bright for tourist trade

New England?s winter of discontent has indeed made for a possibly glorious summer ? at least for those in hospitality.

Celtics rookie ready to leap into second year

Marcus Smart?s season was, by most measures, a success. But he focuses on where he fell short, and how he can progress.

Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) speaks during a news conference in Batavia, Illinois in this October 5, 2006 file photo. Hastert was indicted on May 28, 2015 on federal charges including making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said. REUTERS/John Gress/Files

Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money

Dennis Hastert is accused of withdrawing $952,000 in such a way to evade reporting requirements and lying to the FBI.

Boston, MA: 05-27-2015 Jenny (left) and Christopher Reynolds with Sarah Michaud (center), who officiated at their wedding in 2010, photographed in Marblehead, Mass. May 27, 2015. (Photo was taken at Seaside Park, where they gathered for photos to be taken.) Photo/, Boston Globe staff story/Catherine Cloutier, Metro ( 28oneday )

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Tossing tradition, more opt for one-day wedding officiants

Wedding planners and frequent officiants say that the uptick follows the movement of many couples away from traditional ceremonies.

A paper model illustrated what the finished giant typewriter will look like.

Giant typewriter sculpture coming to the Greenway

Visitors will be able to climb from key to key on the 24-to-1-scale replica of a 1927 Underwood typewriter.

// Deval Patrick urges Harvard graduates to open hearts, minds

The former governor spoke to graduates, beaming relatives, and alumni in Harvard Yard on Thursday.

A bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, New York.

Boch donates $20,000 to replace ?Scary Lucy? statue

Ernie Boch Jr. donated the money to replace an infamous statue of comedian Lucille Ball located in her western N.Y. hometown.

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Texas flooding

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