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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


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We’re Boston’s Dudley Square: Witnesses to a neighborhood’s rebirth

Renowned photographer Nicholas Nixon captures the people of a community long neglected but now on a rising tide of renewal.

Board games are back, and Boston’s a player

A Golden Age of tabletop games, from nerdy to mainstream, is afoot.

What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy

It’s quantifiable: Editors are suckers for cute pups. But we have a defense!

Quarry Street development returns to Quincy City Council

Avalon Bay Communities’ proposal to build a 398-unit residential development off Quarry Street in Quincy will return to the City Council.

Are modern guitars the best ever made?

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‘Webrooming’ shoppers research online, then buy in stores

It’s the opposite of “showrooming” — where shoppers browse items in stores and then buy online — and has become a popular way to shop.

Fee dispute leaves FIOS customers in Mass. without Fox 25

The new owner of the Boston-area Fox affiliate and Verizon were not able to reach a deal, leaving about 400,000 without the channel.

Music Gift Guide: Box sets

A look at a few of the deluxe box sets vying for the attention of music fans this holiday season.

Various Artists, “The Art of McCartney”

A chat with producer Ralph Sall, who assembled a star-studded cast for the new tribute compilation “The Art of McCartney.”

Charlie Baker, Maura Healey share a basketball bond

The incoming governor and newly elected attorney general have at least one thing in common: Both played basketball for Harvard.

Despite cease-fire, Ukraine conflict Grinds On, With Deaths Mounting

PISKY, Ukraine — Since a cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine on Sept. 5, nearly 1,000 soldiers and civilians have died in a grinding conflict with rebel separatists that is being waged largely out of sight. That is almost a quarter of the 4,317 killed since April and an average of 13 a day, the United Nations estimates.

Over the same three-month period, the Ukrainian military says it has recorded 3,412 rebel cease-fire violations, while separatist fighters regularly accuse Ukrainian forces of shelling the region’s biggest city, Donetsk, killing civilians. And Russia has continued to build up the rebel forces, sending in troops, military vehicles, and heavy weapons, including what Ukraine says was a convoy of 85 vehicles this week carrying heavy armor, fighters, and ammunition.

Sharon Robinson, ‘On Tour With Leonard Cohen’

A new photo book offers an intimate’s glance at veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, through the eyes of a collaborator and tourmate.

Music Gift Guide: Books

A few books — including one on Peggy Lee’s musical life — vying for music fan’s attention this holiday season.

On the court, a polite, bipartisan shootout

Governor-elect Charlie Baker and incoming Attorney General Maura Healey met for a basketball shootout at Harvard.

Music Gift Guide: DVDs

DVD collections feature Whitney Houston, James Brown, Depeche Mode, and other artists.

Environmentalists wary of Baker’s energy pick

Charlie Baker’s choice for a job overseeing an $800 million budget and 2,700 employees is a two-term lawmaker.

Music Gift Guide: Reissues & rarities

Some new reissues, including Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis.

Holiday Gift Guide, Reissues & Rarities: Public Enemy

A look at new reissues of classic Public Enemy albums including “Fear of a Black Planet” as potential holiday gifts.

The Massachusetts governor’s mansion that might have been

John Hancock sought to leave his family home for public use, but death, neglect, and politics got in the way.

Music Gift Guide: Holiday albums

New holiday releases from The Living Sisters, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, the cast of “Nashville,” and more.

For 600 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.

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