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New GM pledges openness at MBTA helm
Defending her record in Atlanta, Beverly Scott promised transparency about her past service and about her plans to help lift the beleaguered T to fiscal health. 
Safety chief has long list of driving violations
The driving record of the director of the Mass. Highway Safety Division includes seven accidents, four speeding violations, and two failures to stop for an officer. 
Despite woes, Harlem Quartet still plays on
The ensemble, which plays both classical music and jazz, was ready to take off, before it threatened to come apart. 
Photos: Four dependent parts, one giant hole
The Harlem Quartet players
The Back Story: Covering the Harlem Quartet
Uncertainty in Washington makes tax planning tricky
Many investors and taxpayers are trying to plot a post-election personal finance strategy as Washington debates the future of Bush-era tax cuts. 
In N.H. town, kids grow up fast racing stock cars
At Riverside Speedway, a quarter-mile track in Groveton, N.H., anyone over 10 can start racing in the derbies.
Growing up fast in New Hampshire
At Riverside Speedway, they don’t wait to grow up to race stock cars. 
Port cities hope to prosper off ocean again
New England communities built up around fishing and other seafaring industries are now reinventing themselves for the energy industry. 
Graphic: Spin-off industries around New England
KEVIN CULLEN
No signs of tradition flagging at annual Harvard-Yale game
Some old-timers have reinstituted the tradition of having the Harvard man who has attended the most Harvard-Yale football games carry the Little Red Flag.
Harvard has edge over Yale again in The Game
New Boston law targets head injuries
The city is joining the effort to protect young athletes from concussions, and will require teams to have training and management procedures in place. 
10/24: Concussions bring more scrutiny in youth football
Amherst looking inward after sex assaults, misogyny
The college is reevaluating its policies on sexual assault after a series of recent incidents ignited the campus.
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In 1971, the team officially became the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots) and found a new home in Foxborough. 
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TRAVEL
Food tours are enriching travel
For many baby boomers, food has become as central to their travel planning as scenery and culture.
Retiring soon? Do the math
Empty nesters carve out ‘boomer caves’
Holiday gatherings for the family — away from home
Retirement destinations require family considerations
Boomers living in the wired home
When returning to exercise, build up gradually
Sports
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COLTS AT PATRIOTS, 4:25 P.M. SUNDAY
Patriots’ keys to a win vs. Colts
How can Tom Brady and the Patriots overcome Andrew Luck and the Colts? Jim McBride has a path to victory in his scouting report.
Patriots release Deion Branch, activate Aqib Talib
Harvard has edge over Yale again in The Game
Rajon Rondo propels Celtics past Raptors
Virginia Tech trips up BC in overtime
R.A. Dickey’s success makes an old knuckler smile
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Boy Scout files stir painful memories of abuse
For victims of childhood sexual abuse, the publication of thousands of files documenting allegations of sex abuse was a painful reminder of their own experiences.
2,000 receive Thanksgiving food baskets in Boston
Beverly man among dead in Maine plane crash
Gunman prompts N.H. campus lock-down
Baby girl born in car on Route 9 in Natick
Man, 20, dies in single-car crash in Wareham
Columnists
Nation & World
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Rocket fired at Tel Aviv, more strikes in Gaza
Israel warned it was widening its range of targets to go after military commanders of the territory’s Hamas rulers.
With strategic goals, President Obama visits Asia
51 die as train hits Egypt bus
Susan Rice made Benghazi comments while filling in for Clinton
Low water may block Mississippi barge traffic
Coast Guard finds body near burned Gulf oil rig
Business
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ON THE JOB
A tastemaker in the world of cheese
Cheese monger Peter Lovis has been behind the counter at the old-fashioned Concord Cheese Shop for more than a decade.
Port cities hope to prosper off ocean again
Uncertainty in Washington makes tax planning tricky
Expect more consolidation among state’s small banks
Programmable thermostats can save you money
Two years after its IPO, GM confronts fresh challenges
Arts
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MOVIES MUSIC BOOKS TELEVISION THEATER & ART
Holiday classical music performances beyond the ‘Messiah’
Soon it will be Christmas. What should you listen to? This is not a simple question.
Holiday arts preview
Boston Ballet conjures a new ‘Nutcracker’
Orphans get elfish with ‘Rudolph the Red Necked Reindeer’
Martina McBride gets in the spirit with holiday tour
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a warhorse for all times
Travel
Shopping on Main Street in Falmouth
Unlike much of the Cape, Falmouth is a year-round destination, and it hosts a surprising number and range of downtown shops.
Providence’s South Main Street features slower paced shopping
For a well-curated gift, try a New England museum shop
A Freeport outlet expedition by train
Santa-themed events in New England
Chill: Let it snow
Books
BOOK REVIEW
‘The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill’ by William Manchester and Paul Reid
A sweeping biography that’s befitting of Winston Churchill.
Helen Vendler: Poetry critic and fan of art history
‘Dear Life’ by Alice Munro
‘Magnificence’ by Lydia Millet
‘Rwanda, Inc.’ by Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond
Review: Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander conductor
“Look, I’m a public servant, always been a public servant. . . . I’m very transparent, and who you see is who you get.”
Beverly Scott,  the MBTA’s next general manager
Magazine
Opinion
“Politicians today can’t bear the thought of giving up the power with which we cloak them. And we, to our discredit, are rarely prepared to take it away.”
Jeff Jacoby 
Unhealthy devotion to incumbents
Character sketch: Jill Kelley
Next up in Mass.: Marijuana legalization
Smartphones: T passes of the future?
States should agree to cut voting lines to a half hour
The UN Human Rights Council takes step backwards
Ideas
“Funded in large part by the United States and its allies, Cambodia’s war-crimes court seeks to plant the seeds of Western-style justice in Eastern soil, transforming an entire legal system rather than merely putting aging war criminals behind bars.”
Peter Canellos on the power of imported justice 
How Boston changed Lincoln
What dirty money does to us
Vintage cookbooks reveal secrets of America’s past
Bacterial kings of the belly-button jungle
The advice-wrangler in chief
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