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MBTA contends with delays amid record cold

The Red, Orange, and Green lines faced mechanical and rail problems. Meanwhile, many people who lost power have had it restored.

Baker, Catholics, Harvard dean mourn Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia, who died suddently on Saturday, graduated with a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1960.

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2016. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day.

Sunday’s child

Jenna, 5, is ready for a family of her own

Jenna needs a family that will provide a home for her with structure and have a lot of patience.

Ruth Halloran, 100, original Framingham Heart Study participant

Mrs. Halloran’s longevity and good health were particularly useful to cardiovascular research.

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Colby College President David Greene walked by one of the buildings the school has purchased in downtown Waterville, Maine.

Greta Rybus for The Boston Globe

Maine city teams with Colby to revitalize a college town

A struggling blue-collar city in Maine sees a reason for hope with help from an unexpected source — Colby College and its president.

// Community leaders view video of Friday’s fatal police-involved shooting

It appears to show that the man fired first, they said.

// Despite brutal cold, some people refuse shelter

Dozens of homeless people in Boston have opted to stay outside, and volunteers have been helping them.

Another college might terminate its Regan contract

Public relations firm Regan Communications Group stands to lose a lucrative deal with the UMass Building Authority.

Yvonne Abraham


Abraham is a Metro columnist. Her work appears on Thursdays and Sundays.

Kevin Cullen


Cullen is a columnist for the Metro section who previously wrote for the Foreign desk and Spotlight team. His column appears Tuesdays and Sundays.

Thomas Farragher


Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Adrian Walker


Walker has been a columnist for the Metro section since 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder



The former Patriots tight end was convicted in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd.