Patriots 24, Eagles 13 | halftime

Patriots field goal lengthens their lead

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, reacts with wide receiver Wes Welker, second from left, and tight end Rob Gronkowski (87), left, after Welker's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


The Patriots scored a field goal with less than a minute to go in the half to put their lead back to 11 points.

Back in action, Celtics must act quickly

With the tentative agreement reached by NBA players and owners, the questions for a Celtics team coming off a second-round playoff exit are plenty.

 In 1863, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frederick Douglass were part of a crowd that gathered at what is now the Orpheum Theater to await word that President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Barbara F. Berenson

Ghosts of the Civil War

Boston’s role in the abolitionist movement is barely visible.

Schools’ costs top state estimates

The state’s funding formula for public schools underestimates the rising cost of special education and teachers’ health care by more than $2 billion a year, according to a new report.

Catholic liturgy has new translation

In Boston and across the country, a revised text will be said at Mass, starting today. Some are minor tweaks, others not — and not everyone’s happy.

A nod to those up long before dawn

They make your coffee and bake your bread. They make you sweat and calm your nerves. Here is a look at the people up long before dawn, setting Boston in motion.

Arab League approves Syria sanctions

The Arab League’s decision is an unprecedented move against an Arab state and comes after eight months of fighting within Syria.


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On the Hot Seat

Y looks for path through lean times

As president and chief executive of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Kevin Washington is looking to expand the organization’s outreach amid a tight fundraising environment.

Nation & World

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Owners, players save NBA season

A 149-day labor ordeal that stymied the NBA ended early yesterday when the league’s owners and players tentatively agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement.


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Chloë’s excellent adventures

Chloe Grace Moretz, the young star of Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” approached the role like everything else — with disarming confidence.


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A foie gras appetizer at Beaver Hall.

Finding foie gras in Montreal

During three days in Montreal, where French cuisine is king and the fatty liver of a duck or goose is a staple of special occasions, I was determined to understand its allure.

Special reports

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Director Caitlin Lowans (center, in black) directs a theatrical adaptation of “The Nutcracker” at the Stoneham Theater.

Holiday Arts Preview

Our critics give their top picks for what to see and experience this holiday season in the worlds of theater, dance, movies, DVDs, classical music, and pop music. This is your guide to holiday season entertainment.