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Live updates: Winter storm hits Mass.

A blizzard warning is in effect for parts of Mass. as a winter storm is expected to drop as much as 18 inches in some areas.

Storm floods roads in coastal towns south of Boston

Streets turned to rivers as the arrival of a powerful storm coincided with the late-morning high tide.

Police recover loaded gun in Mattapan

Police found the gun hidden near Edgewater Drive and Topalian Street after getting a tip from a concerned citizen.

Firefighters rescue stranded dog from icy pond

After the team brought the mid-sized dog back to shore, “the dog just decided it didn’t want to stay there anymore,” an official said.

N.H. weather not bad enough to keep voters home, forecasters say

The majority of the state is only expected to see several inches of snow Monday and Tuesday.

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A prediction of snowfall totals issued by the National Weather Service early Monday.

National Weather Service

Some parts of area expecting 18 inches of snow

Plymouth County and Cape Cod could see a foot and a half. Eight to 12 inches are forecast in Boston.

// GOP hopefuls build on, recover from Saturday debate

Sunday’s campaign events featured large crowds and candidates who were pointed in their criticism of their rivals.

// Hillary Clinton’s team tries to downplay expectations in N.H.

Even some top Clinton supporters acknowledge that a win Tuesday looks nearly impossible.

// New local FBI chief vows collaborative approach

Harold Shaw, who grew up on the South Shore, took over in October as special agent in charge of the Boston office.

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.