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Road manager for the stars (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

Road manager for the stars

Framingham resident Wayne Lebeaux keeps famous company. Once a Celtics ball boy during the Larry Bird era, Lebeaux is now a road manager for Bruce Springsteen and former Beatle Ringo Starr. Boston Globe, 10/17/11
A hot dog a day is his quest (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)Rob Merlino samples the fare at Dog Gone Ron’s in Needham last Thursday.

A hot dog a day is his quest

Without regard for his fat or salt intake, Rob Merlino, a 47-year-old father of five from Natick, is celebrating National Hot Dog Month by chowing down one frank a day, every day, throughout July. Boston Globe, 7/28/11
Framingham's shrinking landmark (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

Framingham's shrinking landmark

For 17 consecutive weekends, Cliff Henricksen took his point-and-shoot Canon to the overflow parking lot across the street from the AMC Framingham Cinema, lined up the same shot of the heap of snow and grit and odd debris left behind by the plows and storms of last winter, and tripped the shutter. Boston Globe, 8/22/11
Framingham's 'most spectacular house' up for sale (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)Bruce Davis is the owner of the Owl's Nest, an eccentric and storied Framingham mansion that has 26 rooms and a ballroom built to resemble one at the Sudbury Inn.

Framingham's 'most spectacular house' up for sale

One of Framingham's largest and most storied homes, which reportedly once hosted Buffalo Bill Cody at parties, is looking for a new owner. The price: $1.37 million. Boston Globe, 8/13/11
Veterans, friends, family pay tribute at Vietnam Moving Wall

Veterans, friends, family pay tribute at Vietnam Moving Wall

Under a hot afternoon sun, friends, neighbors and relatives of Vietnam War veterans who gave their lives 40 years ago paid tribute at the Vietnam Moving Wall in Natick. Boston Globe, 6/13/11
In North, Civil War sites, events long 'forgotten' (Michael Dwyer/Associated Press)In this March 25, photo, a workman does repairs at the Framingham History Center behind a statue of a Union soldier in Framingham, Mass.

In North, Civil War sites, events long 'forgotten'

While the South goes all out, many states in the North are planning only scant events for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. "It's almost like it never happened," said Annie Murphy, executive director of the Framingham History Center in Framingham, Mass. "But all you have to do is look around and see evidence that it did." Boston Globe, 4/19/11

Incumbents rule election day

Giombetti, Lee re-elected

Incumbents ruled the day in Framingham's annual town election Tuesday, despite numerous challengers for Board of Selectmen and School Committee seats. Selectmen incumbents Dennis Giombetti and Laurie Lee were re-elected. Boston Globe, 4/6/11
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Highest paid CEOs

Ronald L. Sargent, CEO at Staples Inc., and Carol Meyrowitz of TJX Cos. are on the Globe's list of highest-paid CEOs in Massachusetts. Meyrowitz's compensation totaled $17.4 million. Sargent's compensation totaled $10.8 million.

Build your own graphic: Engineers per community

Licensed engineers are all around. The state licenses more than 40 types. The state median is 1.4 engineers per 1,000 residents. The data, from 2009, is from the the Department of Professional Licensure. Create your own graphic with this data.