This is the latest coverage from Globe reporters around the state, as well as notable reports from the social media world.
Winter scenes on Maine’s Deer Isle and Isle au Haut
A photo essay captures life in two tiny island towns.
Recipes for stromboli, three ways
With store-bought pizza dough, it’s an easy and filling snack for Super Bowl celebrations.
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.
Surge in heroin overdoses puzzles health workers
Overdoses rose last month in Mass., prompting health workers and police to scramble to curb the crisis.
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.
Region digs back toward routine
Roads reopened, train service resumed, and residents shoveled their way out from more than 2 feet of snow.
DeLeo seeks to strip term limits on speakership
Speaker Robert A. DeLeo told House members Wednesday that he plans a Thursday vote to abolish the eight-year boundary on a speaker’s term — even though he was the person who successfully championed that limit in 2009.
On the 70th anniversary of liberation, a survivor’s journey is a reminder to recall each victim’s story of strength.
The fans’ guide to Super Bowl XLIX
If you’re tired of hearing about deflated balls, these spots will pump you up — with Tom Brady, cool clothes, venison hot dogs, beer, and plenty of TVs.
House bill aims to address state’s power shortfall
A sweeping bill aims to address high electricity prices and concerns about the regional grid’s reliability.
AG nominee Lynch cautiously backs immigration policy
Loretta Lynch sidestepped political tripwires before lawmakers deeply critical of the department she has been picked to lead.
Jordan may free suicide bomber to rescue pilot
The sensational offer to free the suicide bomber, whose device failed to explode, illustrates the tremendous pressure on King Abdullah II and his government.
McDonald’s? I still love it
It’s not what you would call fine dining, but it is too often simply the large, convenient target of choice.
Seth Greenberg enjoys an evening with ‘Scotty’ Brown
The Mistral owner has been returning to Boston to assay Bastille Kitchen, his new French Bistro in Fort Point.
Snow day is a workday and payday for many
Technology has made it easier for most workers to telecommute and made it a much simpler call for companies to pay their employees if they’re not in the office.
Don’t shift gears on term limits, Robert DeLeo
Allowing one person to monopolize the speakership can have a corrupting influence on government.
John Lam’s adventurous sense of style
The Boston Ballet dancer, who was named a principal in the company in August, uses creativity to his advantage — even in how he dresses.
Harvard Pilgrim negotiates discount on pricey hepatitis drug
Wellesley-based Harvard Pilgrim expects to save about $10 million on reimbursements to doctors who treat hepatitis C patients.
Hezbollah missile attack leaves 2 Israeli soldiers dead
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a missile attack Wednesday as they drove in a disputed zone along the Lebanese border, Israel said.
For sledding, both cities and parents can use common sense
Steps as simple as limiting liability and using helmets are more reasonable than banning the activity on city property.