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.

Wind turbines off the coast of Dronten, the Netherlands.

Cape Wind seeks more time to restart stalled wind farm

The wind farm?s developer was supposed to begin construction by May 1, but has asked for a two-year extension.

Eduardo Rodriguez probably earned himself another start and maybe a permanent home in the Red Sox rotation.

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Eduardo Rodriguez proved he was worth the wait

Rodriguez looked nothing like a 21-year-old rookie making his big league debut as he baffled the Rangers for 7? innings.

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.

Shirley Leung

// Soccer stadium talks between Kraft, Walsh kicking along

Lost amid the hoopla over hosting a Summer Olympics is that Robert Kraft might finally get to build a stadium in Boston.

J. Dennis Hastert allegedly paid $1.7 million to an unnamed person.

Ex-House speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges

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

A report of gold coins missing from the Boston Public Library (pictured) comes after the disappearance of two prints from the library valued at more than $600,000.

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.

The brick lighthouse will travel over a specially made track of steel beams just 129 feet to its new perch over Vineyard Sound.

David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Team begins moving Martha?s Vineyard lighthouse

The delicate process will save the iconic Gay Head lighthouse from the steady erosion of the surrounding cliffs.

Brookline votes to oppose Olympic bid

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

// Olympic bid draws fire over funding omissions

The revelation that bid leaders proposed public funding for land and infrastructure costs for a stadium has inflamed critics.

Endorsement tracker

Are they really ready for Hillary?

With just more than eight months until the primary, Hillary Clinton has scored public support from a sizable chunk of New Hampshire political insiders.

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

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

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.

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.

Divan Silva, 7, is recovering after being shot in the leg by a stray bullet while playing near his grandmother's home in Dorchester.

Boy, 7, ?a little scared? at being shot in Dorchester

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

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.