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Plainridge Park Generates $6.1M In Gambling Revenues

July 2, 2015
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opened in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The haul by the Plainridge Park slot parlor in Plainville means the state will receive about $2.5 million

Police Seek Help Identifying Toddler Found Dead On Deer Island

July 2, 2015
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Authorities have released a computer-generated composite image of what the girl may have looked like.

How Music Celebrating A Russian Victory Became Synonymous With American Independence

July 2, 2015
Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart takes a bow during rehearsal for the orchestra's Fourth of July concert in 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The “1812 Overture” actually commemorates Napolean’s retreat from Russia in 1812. It became tied to American independence in 1973, when two men were driving down Commonwealth Ave.

What Makes A Great, American Burger?

July 2, 2015
The burger at JM Curley in Downtown Crossing is one of the top-rated burgers on Chudy's blog, with a score of 93 which puts it in the 'best of the best' category. (Courtesy of Richard Chudy)

We explore the secrets to making and finding a perfect summer hamburger.

Man Fatally Shot After Allegedly Pointing BB Gun At Brockton Police Officers

July 2, 2015

Police were responding to a complaint that a man was threatening to burn down a house. They say the man had two guns on him that “closely resemble authentic guns,” and he pointed one of them at officers.

Quotation Of The Week: ‘Minimal’ Olympic Risk?

July 2, 2015
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Whether voters agree that Olympic risks are “very minimal” — and/or worth potential benefits — well, that’s the question going forward.

What Boston Looks Like Today, From Space

July 2, 2015

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly shares a photo of the Hub of the Universe.

Suspect Who Shot Good Samaritan Following A Traffic Accident In Lynn Remains At Large

July 2, 2015

Police and witnesses say a good Samaritan who came to the aid of an elderly man who was being assaulted following a traffic accident in Lynn was himself shot by the assailant who then fled the scene.

Harvard Says Recent Computer Data Breach May Have Compromised Email Logins

July 2, 2015
People walk through Harvard Yard at Harvard University. (Lisa Poole/AP)

Administrators are recommending that people who work at the affected departments and schools change their passwords.

Forecast: Long Stretch Of Fantastic Weather Ahead

July 2, 2015

The holiday weekend is looking sunny and pleasant, with temperatures largely in the 80s. With humidity decreasing, try to get outside and enjoy this nice stretch of beautiful weather.

Having A Baby? Big Differences In Hospital Quality Across Massachusetts

July 2, 2015
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Data we’ve collected from Massachusetts hospitals on C-section rates and four other childbirth quality measures show there are big differences in hospital quality across the state.

Having A Baby? Compare Childbirth At Mass. Hospitals

July 2, 2015

Use this interactive map to compare Massachusetts hospitals that perform deliveries on five childbirth quality measures.

Porcello's Struggles Continue As Blue Jays Rout Red Sox, 11-2

July 2, 2015

The Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays in Toronto yesterday. Starter Rick Porcello Gave up three homers before he was pulled after the second inning.

Hip-Hop Fest Showcases A Boston Rap Scene Now Gaining Steam

July 2, 2015
Rite Hook, one of the performers on the bill for the Boston Hip-Hop Fest. (Isaac Remsen)

Our guide to performers to check out at the festival, which reboots an event started in 2000.

Pressure Is On For Boston 2024 To Generate More Public Support For Bid

July 1, 2015

The pressure is on for Boston 2024 to generate more public support for its plan to host the Olympics here.

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