Mass. residents hunker down for blizzard

Heavy wind and snow began battering the region Monday night from a storm that could bring up to three feet of snow.

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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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The last scheduled flight from Logan was to depart at 10:30 p.m. to Dubai.

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Terminal C at Logan was almost empty Monday.

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A woman waited to board a flight from Logan airport to Dubai.

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

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Skiers were undeterred in Weston.

Utilities expect extended outages

Thousands of utility workers across Mass. have been mobilized as electricity companies prepare for possible widespread outages.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/wiggs_prestorm_l236029.jpg Coastal towns advise evacuations

Forecasters are warning of major flooding that could lead to structural damage and beach erosion during high tide.

A person crosses a snow-covered Broadway in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. People in the Northeast by the thousands left work early as the region started to shut down in the face of a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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New York, Northeast contend with blizzard

Residents in New York and elsewhere on the Eastern Seaboard dealt the the blizzard, and its winds and possible power outages.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner012615METRO27blizzard88.jpg For governors in a storm, showing up is half the battle

Governor Charlie Baker, new in office, will be judged by how he performs during the blizzard.

Tech Lab

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Hiawatha_Bray_150px.jpg Get your tech gear ready for the blizzard

There’s still time to get your phones, laptops, and tablets ready for the meteorological wrath to come.

Double Shot

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Tlumacki_dunkindonutscoffeetaster_business172.jpg Making powerful coffee with no power

Have no fear: Coffee has a centuries-long record of being made without electricity. And it can still be done.

Mosi Tatupu scored on a short run up the middle for the Patriots in a photo from Nov. 9, 1986.

A football warrior’s long descent, finally explained

Mosi Tatupu, a Patriots fan favorite in the 1980s, underwent a heartbreaking metamorphosis toward the end of his football career and in retirement. Now, his family knows why.

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

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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.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-6879.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/2011-2020/2015/01/24/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Copy%20of%20UntitledA.jpg Boston lawmakers elevate concerns over Olympic costs

The lawmakers are worried that the infrastructure costs to the state would top $5 billion.

Opinion

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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