Roads, cars submerged: Storm raged with snow, floods

With astronomically high tides coming near the peak of the storm, streets from Boston to the Cape were flooded with storm surges thought to be the highest in decades.

From left: Tami Gouveia founded and led the Massachusetts chapter of the women’s march; Lucy Lyman, a 17-year-old, marched last year with her mother; Linda Sopheap Sou works for the Lowell Community Health Center; Lianna Kushi marched while pregnant with her daughter, Ella Kushi-Pouv; Nicole LaGuerre (standing, center) was a lead Massachusetts organizer of the March on Washington; Yvonne Spicer was elected mayor of Framingham; Stephanie Martins ran for City Council in Everett; and Sumbul Siddiqui became the first Muslim woman elected to the Cambridge City Council.

A year after the first Women’s March, what’s changed?

It was a year that brought women a dizzying array of almost daily humiliations and vindications.

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Ethics probe barely alive, as those who spoke up fear Senate reprisals

Only one of the four men who made assault and harassment allegations against the husband of state Senator Stan Rosenberg has spoken to investigators.

12/24/2017 BOSTON, MA Cardinal Se‡n O'Malley (cq) offered a blessing during the Christmas Eve Luncheon held at the Pine Street Inn in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Cardinal O’Malley speaks out against pope’s comment to sex abuse victims in Chile

Cardinal Sean O’Malley issued a strongly worded statement reproaching Pope Francis over comments he made in Chile.

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Woman seriously injured in single-car crash in Bridgewater

Two people were ejected from a car on Route 24 in Bridgewater Sunday in what State Police called a serious single-vehicle crash.

Male body found in Chelsea Creek

A passing tugboat reported the body near the Meridian Street bridge Sunday evening, officials said.

Kyzr Willis’s family is still waiting for answers, and for a fair settlement

The 7-year-old boy drowned in 2016 while attending a city-operated day camp in South Boston. His family has filed a suit, claiming negligence, but has been frustrated by the city’s response.


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List of public school closings for Friday

Schools around eastern Mass. are deciding to cancel classes for Friday to clean up after a formidable nor’easter hit the region.

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Tyngsborough crash kills 31-year-old woman

Officials are investigating a two-car crash in Tyngsborough that killed a 31-year-old woman on Sunday afternoon.

Visitors to some historic sites disappointed because of government shutdown

One family after another arrived at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to find an empty parking lot and locked doors.



Roads, parks, and rail trails aren’t the most exciting topics in the world — unless you happen to live near one.

Brookline police investigate fight that left one hospitalized

A fight between two brothers at during a social event at a local veterans’ post Saturday night left one person hospitalized Sunday morning with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Here’s how to measure the snow in this blizzard

Take a break from shoveling the sidewalk or watching Netflix to see how much snow the city is actually getting.

A woman looked out at a flooded street as the tide came up in Rockport.

Residents evacuated and roads blocked as flooding hits Mass. coast

The storm rendered main thoroughfares impassable, forced people from their homes, and compelled first responders to make daring rescues of motorists.

Police find loaded gun in Roxbury intersection

Boston police say officers found a handgun in the street after a suspect crashed and later abandoned a sedan while fleeing a traffic stop Saturday.

Patriots fans reacted to the game.

Patriots fans cheer as AFC championship game begins -- and the cheers continue into a close win

“I feel completely stoked,” Melissa Berglund, 38, of East Boston, said inside the The Fours Restaurant and Sports Bar Sunday evening. “We’re going to win our sixth Super Bowl ring right now.”

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This day in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year.

Man killed by train Sunday afternoon in Belmont

The man, whose name and exact age have not been released, was in the vicinity of Brighton Street when he was struck by an inbound Fitchburg Line train around 12:15 p.m., according to a statement from transit police.

The Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vt.

Burlington, VT police to host bias training with expert

The police department in Vermont’s largest city is going to be hosting four days of implicit bias training next month for its law enforcement and civilian employees.

Boy honored for reporting fire at N.H. City Hall building

A 9-year-old boy has been honored for reporting a fire that broke at a City Hall annex in New Hampshire.

A volunteer cleans up needles used for drug injection in Everett, Wash.

Supervised injection sites up for debate in Mass.

The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained in helping counter the effect of potentially fatal overdoses — all with the approval of public health officials.

Tom Brady is helped to his feet during fourth quarter.

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Patriots punch Super Bowl ticket

The Patriots and Jaguars fought until the end for a spot in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, but New England prevailed.

Authorities identify man killed Saturday in six-car crash in Longmeadow

Anthony Gentile, 33 of Thomaston Conn., died after his 2014 Peterbuilt tractor-trailer crashed into a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer that had slowed down due to construction in the northbound lane at about 7 a.m., State Police said in a press release.

Zoots files for bankruptcy, leaving customers’ clothes locked indoors

The Brockton-based dry cleaning store chain announced the move Friday on its Facebook page.

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Texas man arrested for allegedly scamming Beverly grandparents

Jason Temprachah,27, was arrested in Haltom City, Texas, on Jan. 17, according to a press release from the DA’s office.

2 men shot inside Taunton home

One man was shot multiple times, and the other was shot once in the arm, police said.

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Take a look at the areas Amazon is considering for HQ2

Amazon’s short list skews toward the East Coast and Midwest.

The sandy-colored dog’s head was above water, as firefighter Sean Williams slid toward it on a rescue board, photos posted on Twitter show.

Cambridge firefighters rescue dog from Charles River

The dog fell into the frigid waters near the Eliot Bridge at about 3:50 p.m., the department said.


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Former N.H. elder care worker sentenced for stealing fentanyl

Stephanie McMahon of Derry, N.H., pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a prescription drug, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said in a press release.

Woman sentenced to prison for selling fentanyl that killed an N.H. man

Jennifer Bonner, who bought fentanyl in Lawrence, Mass., pleaded guilty to selling the drug to an New Hampshire man who died from it, officials said.

Two Boston men arrested for illegal possession of two rifles

Two men were arrested on gun charges early Friday morning after they drove around South Boston with rifles in a silver PT Cruiser, officials said.

N.H. man allegedly shoots adult son in neck

The son, who was not identified, was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital and was in stable condition Saturday, Lee police said in a statement.

A woman reacted as she listened to a speaker during a rally at the Women's March on Washington.

A timeline of the Year of Women

The day after President Trump was inaugurated, cities around the world erupt in protest.

Dorchester men arrested on gun, drug charges

The men were arrested Saturday on gun and drug charges after police recovered two loaded handguns, crack cocaine, and marijuana during the search.

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New England news in brief

Providence man, a registered sex offender, charged with child porn

Michael Llorca, 47, who was convicted of child rape in Massachusetts more than 20 years ago, was ordered held in federal custody, the US attorney’s office for Rhode Island said.

State Police identify victim in fatal Carver crash

Daniel Newcomb, 31, of East Taunton died shortly after a 23-year-old Monponsett man drove his 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant into Newcomb’s vehicle.

The crash spilled bottles of shampoo and other debris for about 300 yards on the highway.

Longmeadow tractor-trailer crash kills driver, injures three

A man who was driving a tractor-trailer filled with shampoo on I-91 Saturday was pronounced dead at the scene.

01/20/2018 Boston Ma - Emily Howley (cq) from the Argenziano School , took part in the Future City Competition held in Boston. 26 teams of Middle School students and teachers took part in the competition.Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Children of today build cities for tomorrow

Middle school students used engineering skills to create model cities as part of DiscoverE’s Future City regional competition.

Shuttle buses will replace early morning train service for a section of the Orange Line on Sunday.

Emergency repairs for Orange Line station scheduled for Sunday

Shuttle buses will run between Sullivan Square and North Station from the start of service at 6 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Dorchester, MA - 9/4/2016 - Cardinal Sean O'Malley talks with reporters about St. Teresa of Calcutta after celebrating family mass at Saint Mother Teresa church in Dorchester, MA, September 4, 2016. (sa

Statement by Cardinal O’Malley

Cardinal O’Malley in Boston released a statement in response to comments by Pope Francis in Chile.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Mass Audubon Society

This day in history

Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018. There are 344 days left in the year.

Shane looks forward to school every day, building with Legos.

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Sunday’s Child: Shane, 11, loves dogs, going on adventures

Shane, who is legally free for adoption, is a cheerful, sweet and playful 11-year-old boy who enjoys the outdoors..

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has shown some support for commuter rail service from Boston to the Granite State.

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Amazon may have given New Hampshire’s proposed commuter line a new breath of life

A study of a possible extension of the Lowell line to Manchester and Concord has a surprising new champion.

The parks and grounds of the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown remained open Saturday but the monument itself is closed.

Tourist sites closed, canceled flyover for Patriots game among local signs of shutdown

Attractions operated by the federal government closed Saturday after Congress failed to pass a budget bill, forcing a government shutdown.