City, state prepare for massive blizzard

Governor Baker declared a state of emergency and a travel ban effective at midnight, while Mayor Walsh announced Boston schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Curl up with “Cheers” — starring (from left) Shelley Long, Ted Danson, and Rhea Perlman — during this week’s snowstorm.

Maura Johnston

What to binge-watch during the blizzard

Get ready to be trapped indoors with full seasons of TV shows.

Recipes to make during the blizzard

While you take shelter from the storm, find solace in these comforting dishes.

SJC updates definition of reasonable doubt

The state’s highest court reworked the definition of reasonable doubt used in Mass. courthouses since 1850.

Boston’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Conceptual drawing of the Olympic Stadium at Widett Circle.

Boston 2024

Boston lawmakers elevate concerns over Olympic costs

The lawmakers said they were concerned that the infrastructure costs to the state would top $5 billion.

Harvard-Smithsonian scientist Willie Soon apparently failed to disclose conflicts of interest in a new paper.

Climate change skeptic accused of violating disclosure rules

Harvard-Smithsonian scientist Willie Soon apparently failed to disclose conflicts of interest in a new paper.

NFL playoffs


// This time, it’s the Patriots against the world

Around here, fans believe Bill Belichick gave the Patriots their swagger back; everywhere else, the view is harsher.

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Patriots, fans rally in Boston

“We have the best fans in America,” Tom Brady said at the rally held before the team heads to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

“Professor Belichick got it exactly right,” said Richard P. Binzel, professor of planetary science at MIT.

Scientists find Belichick’s explanation plausible

Four of Boston’s best scientific minds agreed: If you take a ball from a warm place to a cool place, it will lose air pressure.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Healey to sue Partners if judge rejects settlement

Attorney General Maura Healey said she’ll file an antitrust suit if a state judge rejects the pact Partners signed with Martha Coakley.

Virginie Esain (above) is one of the moms who took part in a perinatal support pilot program out of the Southern JP Health Center. The program aims to prevent postpartum depression.

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Funding an issue for program that helps new mothers

Mothers around the state took advantage of a free program aimed at staving off postpartum depression. So why has funding dried up?


Jodi Beggs

// ‘Equal pay for equal work’ isn’t so simple

Women’s pay will be most helped by paying attention to the details.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Yemen

The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week following a rebel takeover of the country.

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