Senator Joyce’s gifts raise concerns on ethics

Sunglasses given by Brian Joyce to his Senate colleagues may violate ethics rules for the cut-rate price that he paid for them.

Morning commute expected to be sloppy

Boston was reporting light snowfall as of 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

2 men shot, killed in Brockton

The males, in their early 20s, were shot at about 2:40 a.m. Friday, police said.

Adrian Walker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/07/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/walker_20131007.jpg Teacher’s gift to school an ethical no-brainer

Far from being a violation, Nicole Bollerman’s actions exemplified what public service is about.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/south150-3943.jpg Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected

A judge denied the deal in a devastating blow to Partners HealthCare, and to former attorney general Martha Coakley.

Attorney General Maura Healey has had a busy first week in office.

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As Healey gets to work, she faces unusual question: What’s next?

Maura Healey’s swearing-in as attorney general was just the start of a big week for the Next Big Thing in Massachusetts politics.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_bob_deleo.jpg Mass. House votes to abolish term limits for speaker

The vote extended indefinitely the reign of Robert DeLeo, one of the most powerful politicians on Beacon Hill.

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1143.jpg Robert DeLeo, the indispensable man on Beacon Hill

When you find yourself in the position of undoing the very reform you once insisted was vital, you will grasp at any straw you can.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/aaron150-8156.jpg Lawyers offer divergent portraits of Aaron Hernandez

In opening statements, prosecutors laid out the evidence that they say proves Hernandez’s role in the murder of Odin Lloyd.

SHIRLEY LEUNG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/leung-3959.jpg At what price will the Summer Games be worth to Boston?

It’s easy to get an Olympic-size headache trying to figure out the actual cost of hosting the Games.

Larry Bird and Bill Russell — torchbearer candidates?

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If Boston gets Olympics, who lights the flame?

It has the potential to be the next great Boston sports argument, and nine years hardly seems like enough time.

Blizzard of 2015

The Louisburg Square home of Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry fined for failing to shovel sidewalk outside home

Boston officials slapped John Kerry with a $50 fine for failing to clear a snow-clogged sidewalk at his Beacon Hill mansion.

Cormac and Clara Ryan took an investigative walk with their reporter father to test conditions after the blizzard of 2015 struck, and schools were shut down for a third day.

Taking measure of the walk to school

It seemed only right for a reporter to use his children to test Mayor Walsh’s decision to cancel a third straight day of classes in Boston.

Super Bowl XLIX

Four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana blames kickers for the strict rules regarding the pregame handling of footballs.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Montana blames, praises Brady over Deflategate

Joe Montana said Tom Brady is behind the Patriots playing with underinflated footballs.

Ernie Adams (right is the Patriots’ director of football research and close confidant of Bill Belichick.

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The Patriots’ man behind the curtain

Is Ernie Adams, a little-known Bill Belichick confidant, the secret to the Patriots’ success?

Ty Burr

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ty-3711.jpg Not bowled over by the Super Bowl

Good luck to Tom Brody and Bill Beelzechick, but I think I’ll just settle for a cross-country ski down the Mass Pike.

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 29: NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino attends the Super Bowl XLIX Football Operations Press Conference on January 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ben Volin

Colts, NFL did not conduct sting in Deflategate, NFL official says

The NFL’s head of officiating said the issue of deflated footballs was brought up in the first half of the AFC Championship.

Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-1129.jpg No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’

How can an entire planet, with its multifarious systems, be said to have a temperature, or even an average temperature?

The Big Picture

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Massive snowstorm hits the Northeast

The storm blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly three-feet high in some places.

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