State of emergency as storm strikes

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

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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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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 geared up to tackle outages

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

// Coastal towns advise evacuations

Forecasters warned of major flooding, beach erosion and possible damage to buildings.

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

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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.

// New York, Northeast contend with blizzard

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

// 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.

Graduation rates rise, with big gains for at-risk students

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

NFL playoffs

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.

// 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.


// 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.

// Boston lawmakers elevate concerns over Olympic costs

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


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// 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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