Mass. residents hunker down for blizzard

Forecasters are predicting a “crippling and potentially historic” storm with prolonged power outages likely for some.

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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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Traffic moved west on the Mass Pike near Wellesley as snow accumulated.

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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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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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Nicole Low watched her first big storm on Plum Island.

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Skiers were undeterred in Weston.

The calm before the storm at the Scituate Lighthouse.

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The calm before the storm at the Scituate Lighthouse.

Clouds filled the skies above Nantasket Beach ahead of the storm.

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Clouds filled the skies above Nantasket Beach ahead of the storm.

Snow began to accumulate early Monday evening in Jamaica Plain.

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Snow began to accumulate early Monday evening in Jamaica Plain.

Governor Baker held a press conference Monday afternoon.

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Governor Baker held a press conference Monday afternoon.

Most Monday night flights at Logan were canceled.

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Most Monday night flights at Logan were canceled.

A shopper in Winthrop bought a shovel ahead of the storm.

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A shopper in Winthrop bought a shovel ahead of the storm.

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.

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

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Phoenix-bound fliers from Logan mix guilt with glee

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

//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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/maeda_30recipebox_g8--90x90.jpg Recipes to make during the blizzard

While you take shelter from the storm, find solace in these comforting dishes.

NFL playoffs

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft received a Super Bowl cap from former Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest after arriving in Phoenix.

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Kraft expects 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.

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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.

Medtronic completes $43b Covidien buyout

The deal for Mansfield-based Covidien is one of the largest ever in the medical technology sector.

Opinion

Steven Pinker

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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

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