Surge in heroin overdoses puzzles health workers

Heroin overdoses rose last month in Mass., prompting health workers and police to scramble to curb the crisis.

Mitt Romney spoke at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday.

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In Mississippi, Romney is in campaign mode

Mitt Romney displayed a somewhat looser style in Starkville, Miss., as he weighs a third White House run.

Longer school day for Boston schools wins final approval

The School Committee approved extending the day at more than 50 schools by 40 minutes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/deleo150-7925.jpg In reversal, Robert DeLeo opposes term limit

New internal rules would abolish current restrictions that require the House speaker to step down in 2017.

Super Bowl XLIX

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch makes a catch against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Patriots focus on stopping Marshawn Lynch

The Patriots lauded the Seahawks running back, who is truly a beast.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-6976.jpg Rob Gronkowski, the serious side

The Patriots star tight end has total recall and enjoys a quiet night studying the playbook. Seriously.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Hiawatha-Bray-3952.jpg For the Super Bowl, an inside look

Technology is enhancing the fan experience both for the couch-bound and those who pony up the money to see the game in person.

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New vehicles were covered at the Massport terminal in Charlestown, in this aerial photo.

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A loader cleaned up snow on Beacon Street in Boston.

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Sledders made use of a hill on Boston Common.

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A damaged home in Marshfield.

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A snow farm in South Boston.

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Snow drifts on a frozen Charles River.

Region digs back toward routine

Roads reopened, train service resumed, and residents shoveled their way out from more than 2 feet of snow.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner012615METRO27blizzard40.jpg Luck of an accurate forecast helps Baker, Walsh

The storm’s severity confirmed the decisions that Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh made.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/StormTotalSnowRange-8037--90x90.png Two more storms headed for Mass.

The storms are set to hit Thursday and Sunday night, though they won’t have the impact of this week’s blizzard.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/marathon150-7964.jpg Runner clears a space in Marathon history

Christopher Laudani, who ran in five Boston Marathons, cleared snow off the finish line out of his love for the race and the symbol of unity that the strip brings to the city.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Tlumacki_marshfield-blizzardaftermath_metro378seqn}seqn}.jpg In Marshfield, taking stock after the storm

Flooding in Marshfield prompted a 50-year resident to say, “This is definitely the worst I’ve been through.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/29hudsonpic08.jpg For some towns, snowfall broke records

Auburn, Hudson, and Lunenburg each got three feet of snow, the highest levels reported from the storm.

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Photos: Region begins recovery after blizzard

Officials assessed the damage in flooded areas, while residents around the state dug out from snow that was measured in feet.

Opinion

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/nburns-1126.jpg Remembering Auschwitz

On the 70th anniversary of liberation, a survivor’s journey is a reminder to recall each victim’s story of strength.

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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