Fire rips through three buildings in East Boston

The fire appears to have started inside a multi-family apartment building at 309 Sumner St.

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The six-alarm blaze was brought under control after about an hour.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_torbospre4_spts-13356--90x90.jpg 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.

Kerry Rivers and Meghan Sullivan looked for two dogs on Donna’s Way on Plum Island before the confrontation.

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Two months later, brawl still captivates Plum Island

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/demoulas150-7991.jpg Market Basket board still ponders sale offers

People familiar with the talks said Arthur T. Demoulas’s offer was the focus of talks throughout the second day of negotiations.

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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/whale150-12784.jpg 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.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/mitt-on-medium-8039--90x90.jpg Mitt Romney joins Medium

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