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A lone pedestrian made his way across Congress Street in Post Office Square at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Warnings heard, a hush falls over Boston during storm

As the icy bite of the nor’easter took hold, the revelers fled, leaving a vacant tundra of empty squares and abandoned thoroughfares.

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Old-fashioned good sense

Metro

Amid the turmoil, Patrick is calming voice of caution

Governor Deval Patrick was at the Emergency Management Agency headquarters wearing his familiar fleece vest.

By Michael Levenson

He is the anti-Chris Christie. Governor Deval Patrick has made his mark with an even-keeled demeanor. His tone is serious, but not alarmist.

In Marblehead, marveling at the fury, majesty

Ken and Joan Sulbergeit of New York toasted to the storm with Joan’s sister Nancy Rooks (right). The Sulbergeits drove to Marblehead to enjoy the inclement weather.

By Joseph P. Kahn

Life goes on more or less as normal — or does it? — as winter unleashes its full fury in one North Shore seaside town.

Obituaries

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Sports

Without Rajon Rondo, Celtics sharing workload

The Celtics have spread out the offense; defensive wizard Avery Bradley went over Kobe Bryant Thursday.

By Baxter Holmes

Instead of giving the responsibility of steering the offense to one player, as the team did with Rondo, the Celtics have given it to several.

G: Family

Opera Review

BLO’s Opera Annex premieres MacMillan’s ‘Clemency’

Neal Ferreira, David McFerrin, Samuel Levine, Christine Abraham, and David Kravitz in “Clemency.’’

By Jeremy Eichler

The progressive flank of the Boston Lyric Opera resumed its march on Wednesday night, as the company unveiled the fourth production in its Opera Annex series.

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