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Take the NFL QB walk around Boston

Want to experience just how far the eight quarterbacks remaining in the NFL have passed the football this season? We've mapped a route, starting from Government Center, that shows their passing distance in a different way. Click the logo at the end to see where it takes you.
4,827 yd.
Tom Brady Patriots
4,719 yd.
Matt Ryan Falcons
4,659 yd.
Peyton Manning Broncos
4,295 yd.
Aaron Rodgers Packers
4,008 yd.
Matt Schaub Texans
3,817 yd.
Joe Flacco Ravens
3,118 yd.
Russell Wilson Seahawks
1,814 yd.
Colin Kaepernick 49ers

SOURCE: NFL

Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff

Mosquitoes in Reading test positive for West Nile virus

The West Nile virus also has been found in mosquito pools tested in Malden, Medford, Melrose, and Somerville.

Wellesley Planning Board seeks members for Route 9 study committee

The Wellesley Planning Board is seeking one resident and one representative from the commercial/business community to serve on town’s Route 9 Enhancement Study & Plan Stakeholder Group.

Funds for Needham Street traffic improvements approved

Funds to upgrade parts of Needham Street and Highland Avenue were approved by the Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization on July 30, a Newton official announced.

Lexington Police to offer summer youth academy

Applications for the Lexington Police Department’s youth summer academy are due by Aug. 10.

City still trying to get Newton Centre signals right

Newton is still tinkering with the light signals at Centre and Beacon streets to find the best configurations to get pedestrians and cars moving through the intersection safely and efficiently.

Bedford Fire Department to begin offering advanced life support services

Two firefighter/paramedics have joined the Bedford Fire Department after recently graduatingfrom the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, said Fire Chief David Grunes.

Concord hospital to offer self-defense class for young women

Emerson Hospital will offer a self-defense seminar for females ages 13 and up from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. 

Boxborough names new police second-in-command

Boxborough Police Sgt. William O’Brien has been promoted to lieutenant and second-in-

command of the Boxborough Police Department.

Registration open for run/walk to benefit Wayland’s Dudley Pond

Registration is open for the 19th annual Dudley Pond Run, which will be held Sunday, Sept.

20.

Lawmakers restore funding for Framingham student at-risk program

Democratic state Representative Chris Walsh of Framingham said the Legislature recently voted to restore funding for the Resiliency for Life Program at Framingham High School.

Art on Hopkinton trail through September

Sculptures by local artists are being exhibited along the Hopkinton Center Trail through September.

Legislature restores $500K to address Ashland schools overcrowding

The state Legislature restored $500,000 in funding to the fiscal 2016 state budget that will be used to help mitigate overcrowding in Ashland’s schools.

Franklin community presentation on opioids, heroin use

A presentation and discussion on prescription opioid abuse and heroin use will be held Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in Franklin High’s auditorium.

Ravens tipped off Colts on deflated footballs, documents show

Newly released documents suggest how the Colts came to question Patriots footballs, and what Tom Brady said in his testimony.

Circus operator in N.H. tent collapse lacked some permits

Investigators say that Walker International Events Inc. put the tent up without approval.

Federal officials want fishermen to pay for catch monitors

Fishermen insist they can’t afford to pay the $710 it would cost each time observers accompany them to sea.

At East Boston Y, little hands grow it and cook it

Ten young students are participating in the East Boston YMCA’s “Urban Farm to Kitchen,” one of a range of healthy cooking classes offered.

Baxalta rejects Shire’s $30 billion unsolicited bid

The board of Baxalta said the offer significantly undervalues the company and “its attractive prospects for growth and value creation.”

Different strategies for groups pushing legal marijuana

Two groups are planning to file petitions for ballot measures Wednesday, setting the stage for a fierce battle in 2016.

Sandra Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers

The family of the black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Israeli court orders man accused of leading extremists to be held

An Israeli court Tuesday ordered held for five days a young man who authorities contend heads a new, dangerous network of extremists.

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