Heavy snow, strong winds batter Mass.

A winter storm is striking Massachusetts with heavy snow, strong winds, and expected coastal flooding.

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Henrique Freitas and Goustavo Gonzalez shoveled snow in Coolidge Corner.

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An MBTA employee worked to keep Green Line tracks clear in Brookline.

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Plows were at work on Berkeley Street in Boston.

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A pedestrian walked through Harvard Square as snow fell.

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Snow blew across a parking lot in Plymouth.

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Plows waited near the Allston toll booths.

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A man walked down Becket Street in Dorchester.

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Employees set up cots at Beth Israel Deaconess for hospital staff members.

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A pedestrian walked in Boston Common.

As darkness set in, a tractor worked on Nantasket Beach in Hull.

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As darkness set in, a tractor worked on Nantasket Beach in Hull.

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Terminal C at Logan was almost empty Monday.

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David O’Neil walked his dog Callie on Conant Road in Lincoln.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-7938.jpg Blizzard can seem like the end of the world

Blizzards are like roller coasters: they’re only fun if they scare the bejeebers out of you.

Utilities geared up to tackle outages

Thousands of utility workers across Mass. have been mobilized for what electric companies are assuming could be prolonged outages.

Clinical director of operations Daniel Nadworny (center) helped convert a conferenceroom into makeshiftsleeping quarters for workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Blizzard, travel ban forces businesses to scramble

Statewide, businesses are finding creative ways to serve their customers while keeping employees safe when a storm bears down.

For small businesses, storm’s punch can be especially painful

Losing a day’s worth of sales or a valuable customer because of the weather can have a painful impact.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/462285052-3988--90x90.jpg ‘Snow Crew’ helps neighbors dig out

Residents can post a description of the shoveling help they need and able volunteers, or “Yetis” in Snow Crew parlance, will assist them.

New England Patriots fan Anthony Monaco waited in line for his flight to Phoenix.

Phoenix-bound jet soars past guilt to Super Bowl

One of the last Super Bowl-bound non-stops before the blizzard hit left Logan Airport as planned Monday afternoon.

Pedestrians gather in Times Square following road closures in New York.

Millions in path of fierce storm

More than 5,800 flights in and out of the region were canceled, countless roads were closed ,and travel bans were put into effect.

NFL playoffs

01/25/15: Chandler, AZ: The Patriots held a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, their headquarters for the week. Team owner Robert Kraft made a surprise trip to the podium and addressed the

Robert Kraft wants apology from NFL if team is exonerated

“I want to make it clear that I believe unconditionally that the New England Patriots have done nothing inappropriate,” Kraft said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/461782662-6887.jpg NFL eyes Patriots’ locker room attendant in probe, report says

The attendant had access to the Patriots’ game footballs after the officials inspected them, Fox Sports reported.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-6926.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/cb65361b9b7c44be9db5dd5e844c7b23-cb65361b9b7c44be9db5dd5e844c7b23-0.jpg Healey opposes deal with Partners HealthCare

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

Graduation rates rise, with big gains for those at risk

Groups that have struggled to complete high school showed notable gains as state graduation rates climbed last year.


Steven Pinker

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/pinker200-1132.jpg Why free speech is fundamental

We must have the reasons at our fingertips when this right is called into question.

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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