Surge in heroin overdoses puzzles health workers

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/200_mitt_romney-1312.jpg Mitt Romney outlines economic, foreign policy vision

Romney called for a war on poverty and tested attack lines directed at presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in the June 2013 death of Odin L. Lloyd.

Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial starts Thursday

It appears Hernandez’s lawyers are poised to blame Odin Lloyd’s death on a drug-impaired friend.

Yvonne Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/abrahamy_20131010[1].jpg Sidewalk Sam, social activist

Bob Guillemin came to prominence at a time when a broken city desperately needed more magic.

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

The House speaker successfully championed the limit on his post in 2009.

Super Bowl XLIX

Patriots use their smarts as their key intangible

Dumb jocks? You’d better do your homework before slapping that tag on these Patriots, because they do theirs.

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.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

//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.

The Blizzard of 2015

Resourceful Bostonians rise to a ritual challenge

Many of the city’s residents spent the day bent over, shovel in hand.

On Chester Street in Allston on Tuesday, a group of friends played beer pong during the blizzard.

Allston parties hard, glad for snow day

When a weekend arrives unscheduled in the middle of a week, Allston has a long history of charging hard at it.

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

Christopher Laudani shoveled 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/2011-2020/2015/01/29/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.

The weather did not stop John Crossman, 79, from wearing shorts as he shoveled in Hudson.

Hudson wins Mass. snowfall jackpot

The 36-inch bounty prompted a tad of self-congratulation at Town Hall.

//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.

Opinion

nicholas burns

//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

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

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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