Sense of relief as region digs out

The last piece of the state travel ban was lifted at midnight and the MBTA planned to resume service Wednesday morning.

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Residents were digging out Tuesday on Brent Street in Dorchester.

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A pedestrian walked on Seaport Boulevard toward downtown.

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Cathleen Cahill faced deep snow as she took her dog, Chikita, for a walk in Rockport.

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Shovelers were at work on St. James Street.

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Lindsey Demint, an Emerson student, tossed a football on Harvard Avenue in Allston.

Mayor Walsh declared a snow emergency in Boston.

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People were outside, even as the snow continued to fall Tuesday.

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Amy Grace, 10, found a mountain of snow on Tremont Street.

Two residents made their way on cross-coutnry skiis in downtown Boston.

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Two residents made their way on cross-country skis in downtown Boston.

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Snow fell against a darkening sky and high tide on Plum Island.

Bill Blackwood made his way onto the beach to walk his dog on Plum Island.

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Bill Blackwood made his way onto the beach to walk his dog on Plum Island.

Children sledded down Pleasant Street in Charlestown during the blizzard.

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Children sledded down Pleasant Street in Charlestown during the blizzard.

Large rocks filled homes along the shore of Brant Rock in Marshfield.

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Large rocks filled homes along the shore of Brant Rock in Marshfield.

In Marshfield, heavy surf washed out a sea wall Tuesday morning.

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In Marshfield, heavy surf washed out a sea wall Tuesday morning.

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The blizzard caused flooding and power outages, but less of the devastating damage that some had feared.

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Many workers found ways to get to their jobs and the people that depend on them.

BetaBoston

The ‘Uber of snowplows’ is ready to clear your driveway

Syracuse-based startup Plowz and Mowz has 225 trucks at the ready in the Boston area.

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On snowbound streets, it’s plow, relax, repeat

For plow drivers in a big storm, their work doesn’t stop, and the hazards can be numerous.

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In Nantucket and Provincetown, the storm brought widespread power outages and forced some evacuations.

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Cats, move over. The Internet has fallen in love with a new breed: school principals singing about snow-day cancellations.

A home owned by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann in La Jolla, Calif.

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Romney built expensive homes after 2012 loss

Now that Mitt Romney is considering a third presidential bid, the monuments of his wealth could become a political inconvenience.

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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Kraft has picked a winner in Deflategate

Either Robert Kraft or Roger Goodell will take another legacy body blow when a Deflategate decision comes.

Michael Heiser, New England Patriots Fan and Massachusetts native, currently lives in Arizona. Here he is seen in Toso's Bar and Grill in North Phoenix, the official headquarters of the 300-member New England Patriots Fan Club. Finally they're back, but fans are still haunted by their last visit. (Kieran Kesner for The Boston Globe)

In Phoenix, Patriots fans live in 2008’s wreckage

Patriots fans everywhere recall the nightmarish ending of the 2008 Super Bowl, but New England fans in Phoenix must live at the scene of the crime.

Alex Speier

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Football analyst Warren Sharp’s data show the Patriots have been far better than other teams in preventing fumbles in recent years.

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On Super Bowl Media Day, we set out to learn a little bit more about the team’s defensive coordinator.

Opinion

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-1151.jpg We will take the lashes for Saudi blogger

Seven members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom offered to share personally in the flogging.

The Big Picture

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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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