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Western Mass., N.H. dig out after storm

 Sean Correa, 15, and family members cleared their sidewalk in Fitchburg on Thursday after the first winter snowstorm of the year struck Central and Western Massachusetts and Northern New England.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Snow blanketed New Hampshire and Western Massachusetts, but Boston was doused with pelting rain that dumped nearly 2 inches on the region.

Gray seals have been blamed for attracting sharks and cutting fishermen’s catch.

Scientists hope to help seals and humans better coexist

New ­England’s growing seal population has been blamed for luring great white sharks to Cape Cod beaches and snatching prized fish away from fishermen.

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell was among the legislators who trickled back into the Capitol on Thursday.

Brief delay built into fiscal cliff tax hikes

IRS gives added time; Washington engaged in yet another day of blame and bluster with no visible signs of progress.

Congressman Ed Markey will run in 2013 for the US Senate seat expected to open with the nomination of US Senator John Kerry to secretary of state.

Rep. Markey to run for Kerry’s seat

US Representative Edward Markey, the first major candidate in the likely race, could face recently defeated Senator Scott Brown.

Student athletes return too soon after concussions

A study found many student athletes might be returning to physical activity too soon, before their brain is fully healed.

The Nation

Brief delay built into fiscal cliff tax hikes

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell was among the legislators who trickled back into the Capitol on Thursday.

By Christopher Rowland

As Washington engaged in another day of blame and bluster, the IRS effectively delayed the economic impact of the automatic income tax hikes.

EPA head Lisa Jackson to step down

By John M. Broder

Jackson’s tenure began with high hopes but ended with actions to defend the agency against challenges from industry.

Bush family quiet about ex-president’s condition

Former President George H.W. Bush March 29, 2012, file photo. Bush is in intensive care at a Houston hospital in

By MICHAEL GRACZYK

George H.W. Bush’s family provided no new details about his medical condition a day after his spokesman said he is in intensive care.

The World

US-Russia tiff stuns adopting couples

By David M. Herszenhorn and Erik Eckholm

“I’m a little numb,’’ said Maria Drewinsky, who was in the final stages of adopting Alyosha, a 5-year-old boy.

Indian leader pledges to make women’s safety a top issue after brutal rape

Several hundred people gathered in New Delhi on Thursday in a bid to rekindle mass protests sparked by a gang rape.

By RAVI NESSMAN

The Dec. 16 rape and brutal beating of the 23-year-old student triggered widespread protests, demanding a government crackdown on the daily harassment.

Leader’s dog dig divides South Africans

By Christopher Torchia

President Jacob Zuma made critical remarks about pet care that touch on sensitive race relations in South Africa.

Editorial & Opinion

Opinion | Joan Wickersham

Schoolyard roulette

By Joan Wickersham

Placing armed guards in schools is circular logic for fools.

Joshua Green

Holiday kudos for Congress

By Joshua Green

In the spirit of the holiday season, let’s look for the good that Congress did this year, such as working on matters ranging from cancer drugs to Internet fraud.

Len Burman and Joel Slemrod

Changing the cost-benefit calculus on taxes

House Speaker John Boehner has felt resistance from members of his own party.

By Len Burman and Joel Slemrod

Although Republicans purport to care about more than low taxes, the party’s anti-tax ideology easily trumps its other concerns.

Metro

Rep. Markey to run for Kerry’s seat

Congressman Ed Markey will run in 2013 for the US Senate seat expected to open with the nomination of US Senator John Kerry to secretary of state.

By Mark Arsenault

US Representative Edward Markey, the first major candidate in the likely race, could face recently defeated Senator Scott Brown.

Student athletes return too soon after concussions

By Lisa Kocian

A study found many student athletes might be returning to physical activity too soon, before their brain is fully healed.

Scientists hope to help seals and humans better coexist

Gray seals have been blamed for attracting sharks and cutting fishermen’s catch.

By Beth Daley

New ­England’s growing seal population has been blamed for luring great white sharks to Cape Cod beaches and snatching prized fish away from fishermen.

Business

Signs of recovery in latest Mass. home-sale data

By Jenifer McKim

Massachusetts home sales had their strongest November since 2005, adding to signs of recovery in the housing market.

Boston Capital

Manager took mutual fund from beaten up to best

By Steven Syre

Fidelity’s Chuck Myers is the winner of the 12th annual Boston Capital mutual fund manger of the year award.

Lawyer for Upper Crust workers objects to bid

A 2009 file photo of Upper Crust founder Jordan Tobins at the Coolidge Corner Upper Crust in Brookline

By Beth Healy

A lawyer representing former ­workers filed an objection in US Bankruptcy Court to the sale of any of the pizza chain’s stores to entities affiliated with its founder.

Obituaries

Timothy M. Warren, 89, chairman of Warren Group

TIMOTHY M. WARREN

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Warren was the third generation of his family to run what is now called The Warren Group, which compiles real estate data in New England.

Brad Corbett, 75, mercurial Rangers owner

BRAD CORBETT

By Bruce Weber

Mr. Corbett’s turbulent tenure as principal owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team brought the franchise Steinbrenner-like hubris and pocketbook diplomacy, but only middling success.

Larry Morris, 79, star linebacker for the Chicago Bears

Larry Morris (number 33) and the Bears defense shut down Y.A. Tittle and the Giants to win the 1963 NFL championship.

By Richard Goldstein

Mr. Morris was named the most valuable player of the 1963 NFL championship game, in which he stymied New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle.

Sports

Stephen Drew wants to be his own man in Boston

Stephen Drew is inclined to show more emotion than his brother.

By Peter Abraham

The new Red Sox shortstop will wear No. 7, the same number his brother, J.D. Drew, wore during five exasperating years in Boston.

Clippers 106, Celtics 77

Clippers pummel Celtics

Kevin Garnett goes elbow to elbow with the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan in the first quarter.

By Gary Washburn

Kevin Garnett had 16 points as the Celtics, with 18 turnovers, missed layups and defensive breakdowns, were overwhelmed, 106-77.

Networks ratchet up challenges to ESPN

DAN PATRICK

By Chad Finn

NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network are hiring high-profile talent such as Jim Rome, Dan Patrick, and Michelle Beadle.

G: Arts & Movies

The Amazing Royal Crowns assemble for a rockabilly reunion

Members of Amazing Royal Crowns (from left) J.D. Burgess, Jack Hanlon, Jason “King” Kendall, and Judd Williams.

By Scott McLennan

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ now-annual homecoming Throwdowns have become as notable for their ability to pull bands out of retirement as for being showcases for Boston’s ska-core kings.

new year’s eve

Our guide to starting 2013 off right

Members of Amazing Royal Crowns, from left: JD Burgess, Jack Hanlon, Jason King Kendall, and Judd Williams.

By Michael Andor Brodeur

Despite the fears, predictions, and doomlust that hung over us for most of 2012, we have a 2013 full of tomorrows to look forward to. Thus, we should party.

Lee Fields & the Expressions bring the soul to First Night

“People know when you’re feeling good, and feeling good is a contagious thing,” says Lee Fields.

By Sarah Rodman

Instead of sitting at a bar recounting his glory days, veteran soul singer Lee Fields is living them.

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Stages

Trivial? Not for Morgan White.

By Joel Brown

Night Watch

NEW YEAR’S EVE: NIGHT WATCH

By Andrew Doerfler

events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Classical notes

Classical Notes: 2013 concerts to watch for

By David Weininger

Movie Stars

Movie capsules

Critic’s corner: Dec. 28

By Matthew Gilbert

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

Dear Margo

Dear Margo column

Music Review

The Roots dig deep at House of Blues

By Sarah Rodman

Names

Kids behave like animals at Wheelock Family Theatre

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

names

Alicia Witt, Ben Folds take on Worcester

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Aly Raisman visits Newtown gymnasts

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Former Pats serve up meals, good cheer

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Names

Frank White joins Questlove at party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

Celebrity news

Kate Winslet re-marries