Taft Street in Dorchester was busy Wednesday morning.

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Taft Street in Dorchester was busy Wednesday morning.

It was easier to walk on Dorchester Avenue than the sidewalk.

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It was easier to walk on Dorchester Avenue than the sidewalk.

A Dorchester resident cleared snow off his upper deck.

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A Dorchester resident cleared snow off his upper deck.

Cars were buried under snow on Chelmsford Street in the city.

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Cars were buried under snow on Chelmsford Street in the city.

In Hingham, Dominic Noskovic used a hockey stick to clean off his parent’s car.

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In Hingham, Dominic Noskovic cleaned the family car with a hockey stick.

Theodoros Ganopoules cleared a path in front of  St. John the Baptist Church.

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Theodoros Ganopoules cleared a path in front of St. John the Baptist Church.

The digging-out effort was underway in South Boston Wednesday.

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The digging-out effort was underway in South Boston Wednesday.

Southie residents worked to shovel out their cars.

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Southie residents worked to shovel out their cars.

A police officer surveyed the scene in Scituate.

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A police officer surveyed the scene in Scituate.

A car made its way down a snowy street in Charlestown.

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A car made its way down a snowy street in Charlestown.

Peter Gonsiorowski worked to shovel out his car following in Somerville Wednesday morning.

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Peter Gonsiorowski shoveled out his car in Somerville.

A worker cleared snow out of a building under construction in Cambridge.

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A worker cleared snow out of a Cambridge building under construction.

Roads open, MBTA service resumes as region digs out

The MBTA is up and running with delays and cancellations on all transportation modes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/nurse150-3864.jpg For thousands, dedication to work outweighed obstacles

Many workers found ways to get to their jobs and the people that depend on them.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/27stormbiz206.jpg Under siege from storm, hospitals get creative

From ferrying patients home in four-wheel-drive vans to fashioning temporary rooms out of waiting areas, hospital administrators did what was needed.

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Punch was expected, but snow’s lightness was a boon

Winter-lovers can take heart that this is probably not the last storm of the season.

BetaBoston

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/betaboston.jpg The ‘Uber of snowplows’ is ready to clear your driveway

Syracuse-based startup Plowz and Mowz has 225 trucks at the ready in the Boston area.

A home owned by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann in La Jolla, Calif.

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Romney built expensive homes after 2012 loss

Now that Mitt Romney is considering a third presidential bid, the monuments of his wealth could become a political inconvenience.

Super Bowl XLIX

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/super150-6878.jpg Live updates from Super Bowl week

Globe reporters are in Phoenix providing updates throughout the week leading up to the Patriots-Seahawks game.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-7020.jpg Robert Kraft has picked a winner in Deflategate

Either Robert Kraft or Roger Goodell will take another legacy body blow when a Deflategate decision comes.

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Matt Patricia is brains behind Patriots’ defense

On Super Bowl Media Day, we set out to learn a little bit more about the team’s defensive coordinator.

Thomas Farragher

Seattle thinks it can become Titletown USA

The city is caught up with its Seahawks 12th man mania — which is really a mania about itself.

Evan Horowitz

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/horowitz-080.jpg With switch to PARCC from MCAS, benefits uncertain

This spring, about half of all Mass. school districts will drop the MCAS and use a new test called the PARCC exam.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/apple150-3867.jpg After strong earnings report, what’s next for Apple?

The company reported record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday.

Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-1151.jpg We will take the lashes for Saudi blogger

Seven members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom offered to share personally in the flogging.

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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