Brawl long over, bruises remain on Plum Island

In the wake of a wild overnight fight on this quiet island, two very different stories ? and a thousand rumors ? have emerged.

At one point during the struggle, Boston firefighters were ordered out of all three buildings amid fears that roof or a chimney could collapse onto them.

Fire rips through three buildings in East Boston

No major injuries were reported and the six-alarm blaze was brought under control in about 90 minutes.

// Jon Lester scratched as trade talk swirls

Lester won?t make his scheduled start Wednesday, with the Red Sox listening to trade offers that could send their ace out of town.

How much longer will Jon Lester be Boston?s ace?

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Will Red Sox fans be patient if Jon Lester departs?

The Red Sox want you to stick with them as they refuse to compete in the marketplace for their best pitcher.

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Market Basket loyalists face mixed bag at competitors

The Market Basket regulars were not hard to spot among the hordes crowding the aisles at neighboring supermarkets.

The original Star Market in Watertown, operated by the Mugar family, in 1921.

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Decision to sell is difficult for grocery families

New England has had several family-owned grocery chains, some of which have sold out to other companies.

// Bill Belichick says Patriots in grind mode now

Fundamentals and team chemistry are the focus of Week 2 of the Patriots training camp.

// Whale watch lurches into overnight ordeal

The tour, run by Boston Harbor Cruises, bills itself as ?Boston?s only three-hour whale watch.? This trip ended up taking 18 hours.


// Mitt Romney joins Medium

The former Mass. governor joined the blogging network to share pictures and reflections from a recent family vacation.