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The road to the finish line

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Finish line

Texts and information by Jenna Russell, David Filipov, Steve Wilmsen, Patricia Wen, Geoff Edgers, David Abel, Michael Rezendes, Sarah Schweitzer, Steven A. Rosenberg

Chiqui Esteban, Javier Zarracina/Globe Staff

An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage

While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.

A new home that’s beachy, but also toasty warm

With inspiring views of Cape Cod Bay, the homeowners knew that this two-acre plot in Brewster was the site for their dream home.

“They lived in an apartment over the garage for 10 years, biding their time and planning,” says architect Alison Alessi of A3 Architects in Dennis.

Boston-area nightlife

Nightlife in and around Boston:

BLOND:ISH It all began in Montreal, when Anstascia D’Elene and Vivie-Ann Bakos won the world Air Guitar Championship. The DJ duo describes its music thusly: “timeless, rulebending, electronic, eclectic, psychedelic, romantic technoish techish house.” Nov. 28, 10 p.m. $20. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston.

ERIC PRYDZ We can’t think of a better way to work off too much pumpkin pie than dancing to music by this Swedish superstar. Nov. 28, 9 p.m. $20-$40. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston.

Hey, what happened to those branches?

Q. My wife and I came home one day recently and found a tree service cutting branches off some of our trees. We asked who they were and who hired them without our approval or advance notice. They identified themselves a tree service and said NStar hired them, but had no credentials. NStar should have notified us in advance, and I asked the tree service, did you give notice? “We rang the bell,” said one.

On Demand movie highlights

A sampling of movies available on cable television

Impassioned crowds take to the streets in Boston

There were more than 15 arrests during last night’s protests, but police said the demonstrators had not been violent.

Make the most of Thanksgiving’s leftovers

Sharing a bounty of recipes, from pot pie to sandwiches, for day-after-Thanksgiving food.

Passing the drumstick to a new generation

State judges in Mass. face mandatory retirement at age 70. But when it comes to stepping aside at Thanksgiving, the rules aren’t set.

Donated arms thrill transplant recipient

For Will Lautzenheiser, the limbs of a stranger have become his own, transplanted during a nine-hour operation in October.

Colleges face quandary over ties to Cosby

Berklee College of Music distanced itself from Bill Cosby amid accusations against him, but UMass Amherst is maintaining its ties.

Ferguson decision leaves city anguished, uneasy

In Ferguson, Mo., where schools have been closed and businesses destroyed, residents worried about surviving the days and weeks ahead.

The media’s version of Ferguson

The camera tells the truth, but it’s usually not the whole truth.

Fox may go dark on Thanksgiving

The new owner of Boston’s Fox affiliate is in a heated showdown with Verizon over a proposed rate increase to carry Fox programming.

Recipe for turkey pot pie

A classic American pie is deep, with only a top crust, and the meat can be beef, turkey, or chicken, along with vegetables.

Hong Kong police struggle to clear protest

Thousands surged into a Hong Kong neighborhood, defying a police attempt to shrink one of the protest camps that have sprung up.

Immigration ball is in the GOP’s court

President Obama has essentially said to Republicans: I’ve granted these protections. Take them away if you want.

Across city, a sense of resigned anger toward Ferguson

The day after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, some black residents of Boston said the ruling was the product of racial injustice that seems deeply resistant to change. But downtown and in predominantly white neighborhoods, some said the grand jury’s decision was justified.

Recipe for toasted Gruyere and turkey sandwiches

Recipe for toasted Gruyere and turkey sandwiches

First winter storm expected to hamper busy travel day

Boston may see 4 inches of snow while interior areas could get as much as 14 inches, and the Cape may be buffeted by gusts.

Wide gulf facing Iran nuclear talks

The United States and Iran say a new deadline in nuclear talks could allow them to finally reach a deal.

Red Sox to be applauded for spending

John Henry said the Sox are now willing to exceed the magical $189 million salary tax threshold. Wow. Now we’re talking.

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