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Big plans for a cheesy concept

Michael Inwald left business school at Yale a few years ago to launch Cheeseboy, the nation’s first quick-service grilled cheese chain.

Jon Lester snapped a career-worst streak of  losing five straight decisions and going eight starts without a win dating to  Sept. 11 of last season.

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Red Sox nip White Sox for 6th straight win

Jon Lester outdueled Jake Peavy Saturday night, lifting the Red Sox to a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox for their sixth straight victory.

BC student found dead in dorm

A Boston College student was found dead in his dormitory on Saturday afternoon, university officials said, but no cause of death has been determined.


Nonprofit greed’s real victims

What happened at the Life Focus Center of Charlestown looks like another scandalous case of nonprofit-gone-wild. But it’s also a tragedy for 140 men and women with disabilities.

BP gas station operators sue supplier

More than 30 operators of BP gas stations have filed a lawsuit against gasoline supplier Green Valley Oil LLC after weeks without deliveries caused many to run out of gas.

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A sampling of stories from this Sunday's Globe.


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Bring a fishing pole, not a shopping list in Freeport

Settle at one of the outdoor fire pits on the busy corner of Bow and Main streets, where you can sip a local beer and observe visitors as they navigate Maine’s foremost retail mecca.


If you have not been to Freeport, Maine, in a few years, there is much that is new. Pictured, the new Freeport Village Station filled with a plaza of shops and eateries.

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Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is one of the many attractions in the coastal town about 15 miles north of Portland.


Enjoy the afternoon tea buffet complete with finger sandwiches, fruit, cheeses, and scones in front of the fire in the drawing room at the Harraseeket Inn.

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Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern on Main Street is a crowd pleaser. Pictured, US Representative Ron Paul held a private campaign reception at the tavern.


L.L. Bean regularly holds in-store clinics and demonstrations on such topics as bike maintenance, catch-and-release fishing techniques (pictured demonstrated at the indoor trout pond), and ultralight camping.

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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School's archery lessons.


Among its off-campus adventures in May are sport clay target shooting and fly-casting.

L. L. Bean's kayak offering.


The outfitter is 100 years old this year, and to celebrate it is offering even more events and activities. Pictured, L. L. Bean's fireworks.

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Ann Kimmage walked in Leon Gorman Park, located just two blocks from the retail outlets on Main Street.

Yahya Ahmad Masalma, 6, received a complex kidney transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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For the life of Yahya

For one Palestinian boy, borders and politics were no barrier to a lifesaving transplant.

Joe Castiglione, right, in the booth overlooking the field at Fenway Park.


Sportscaster and history buff

In the off-season, Joe Castiglione, a.k.a. the voice of the Red Sox, has plenty of time to write (his newest “Can You Believe It?” is just out), teach (he’s a lecturer at Northeastern University), and read.


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Alfonzo Dennard of Nebraska in action at the NFL Combine on Feb. 28, 2012.

A look at the Patriots’ last three picks

The Globe’s Greg A. Bedard offers his thoughts on Ohio State defensive back Nate Ebner, Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, and Northwestern wide receiver Jeremy Ebert.


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Patrick urges Robert Covelle to resign

The call for the Medford housing director to resign comes amid an intensifying investigation into alleged favoritism in hiring at the agency.


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Ford reports income drop

Ford took a beating from plummeting European sales and weaker results in Asia and South America. It also started paying more in taxes.

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Officers in an armored vehicle headed toward the scene of a standoff at an underground bunker in the woods in North Bend, Wash., on Friday.

Police find body in Wash. bunker

After a nearly 23-hour standoff, police raided the bunker of a survivalist wanted in the deaths of his wife and daughter last weekend.