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Mayor Menino apologizes for clogged Boston streets

Summer Street in Charlestown

More than two days after the last snowflakes fell, Mayor Thomas Menino expressed frustration at the pace of snow removal.

Discontent grows as thousands wait for power

National Grid said it will restore power to all customers by Tuesday; NStar said it will need until Thursday.

Pope Benedict XVI gave blessings in St. Peter's Square in 2010.

Pope Benedict stuns Catholic world with resignation

Citing physical and mental frailty, Benedict XVI announced his departure after eight years marred by controversy.

Representatives Edward Markey (left) and Stephen Lynch

Stephen Lynch, Edward Markey vie for union support

The battle between the two labor-friendly Democratic representatives for John Kerry’s Senate seat has split unions in the state.

The Nation

Election themes to echo in State of the Union

President Obama is expected to outline his plan to create jobs and stabilize the middle class.

By Julie Pace

President Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts.

Afghan veteran gets Medal of Honor

US Army Staff Sargent Clinton Romesha and US President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House February 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

A veteran who helped ‘‘defend the indefensible’’ at a vulnerable Army outpost in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest award for military valor Monday.

Residents of Miss. city amazed no deaths in tornado

Hattiesburg, Miss., resident Charlie Ramp salvaged guns from his destroyed home Monday. Officials estimated that wind speeds from the tornado reached 145 miles per hour in parts of the city.

The powerful twister that struck Mississippi over the weekend tore a path across at least three counties, injuring more than 60 people.

The World

Pope Benedict stuns Catholic world with resignation

Pope Benedict XVI gave blessings in St. Peter's Square in 2010.

By Lisa Wangsness

Citing physical and mental frailty, Benedict XVI announced his departure after eight years marred by controversy.

North Korea says it conducted 3d nuclear test

The test is the first under the country’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, and an open act of defiance to the Chinese.

By David Sanger and Choe Sang-hun

The test poses a new challenge for the Obama administration in its effort to keep the country from becoming a nuclear power.

French, Malian troops secure Gao

Malian soldiers scoured the city of Gao for remnants of the radical Islamic fighters who invaded the town and engaged in an hourslong fight.

Editorial & Opinion

PAUL MCMORROW

Chelsea reclaims its waterfront

The Eastern Minerals salt dock spans six acres along Chelsea Creek.

By Paul McMorrow

Chelsea is connecting to its waterfront not by dumping the industry that’s there, but by growing it smartly.

JOANNA WEISS

Time to expand the Family Medical Leave Act

By Joanna Weiss

The FMLA doesn’t cover part-time workers or those at businesses with fewer than 50 employees, or who haven’t held their jobs for at least a year.

noah berger

Tax cuts that continue to haunt Mass.

By Noah Berger

Deep tax cuts adopted between 1998 and 2002 are at the core of our state’s fiscal problems.

Metro

Mayor Menino apologizes for clogged Boston streets

Summer Street in Charlestown

By Andrew Ryan

More than two days after the last snowflakes fell, Mayor Thomas Menino expressed frustration at the pace of snow removal.

Stephen Lynch, Edward Markey vie for union support

Representatives Edward Markey (left) and Stephen Lynch

By Michael Levenson

The battle between the two labor-friendly Democratic representatives for John Kerry’s Senate seat has split unions in the state.

Casino market getting crowded

By Brian MacQuarrie

Foxwoods’ decision to join the scramble for a resort casino in Greater Boston gave added visibility to a proposal for a tract off Interstate 495 in Milford.

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Republican Gomez to campaign for US Senate

By Michael Levenson and Noah Bierman

On snow-clogged streets, residents’ frustrations mount

By Meghan E. Irons and Matt Rocheleau

Kevin Cullen

Whitey Bulger says Ronald Reagan got it

By Kevin Cullen

LAWRENCE

Roof collapses at 30-unit complex

By Travis Andersen

BROCKTON

Carbon monoxide sends 5 to hospital

By Todd Feathers

BOSTON

Man assaults two women in break-in

By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

Pontiff ’s decision to resign stuns many of faithful

By Brian Ballou and Jarrett Bencks

Business

Discontent grows as thousands wait for power

Craig Hallstrom, right, NStar president, and Tom May, CEO of parent company Northeast Utilities, met with reporters in Marshfield to discuss power outages.

By Erin Ailworth

National Grid said it will restore power to all customers by Tuesday; NStar said it will need until Thursday.

Insurers see fewer claims from storm than expected

Power crews worked to restore electricity on Robinwood Avenue in Buzzards Bay for residents and businesses.

By Todd Wallack

Last week’s snowstorm may be one for the record books in terms of snowfall, but probably not in storm damage, insurers said.

Snow, power outages trap workers at home

No power at the Liquor Barn in Buzzards Bay meant assistant manager Nancy Smith and manager Phil Malouin had to work by candlelight.

By Michael B. Farrell and Katie Johnston

Local businesses on Monday were still digging out, coping with outages, or having to make do without workers who were plowed in.

Obituaries

Sami Saba, 58; popularized Lebanese food in Boston

Sami Saba started his food business in a converted bread truck in 1979.

By Bryan Marquard

Mr. Saba started his food business in a converted bread truck in 1979.

Sports

BC 6, NU 3

BC’s seniors win fourth straight Beanpot crown

BC’s Parker Milner won the best goalie award, but it was the Beanpot that he was more happy to get his hands on.

By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell

The Eagles seniors amassed an 8-0 tournament record and won a fourth straight Beanpot title for the first time in school history.

Bobcats 94, Celtics 91

Leandro Barbosa injured in Celtics’ loss

Guard Leandro Barbosa is tended to by coach Doc Rivers and trainer Ed Lacerte after injuring his left knee.

By Gary Washburn

The last-minute loss to the Bobcats just added to the pain from yet another potentially serious injury.

John Henry says he won’t sell Red Sox

Red Sox owner John Henry met with reporters on Monday.

By Peter Abraham

The team owner reiterated that he intends to hold on to the team and rejected reports that he is distracted from running the Sox.

G: Living

G Cover

Messages in a bottle chart a lifelong romance with the sea

Ship captain Sean Bercaw

By Jan Brogan

Sea captain Sean Bercaw has sent more than 250 messages in bottles out to sea, communicating with people across the world in an archaic, romantic form.

Book Review

‘Whitey Bulger’ by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy

James “Whitey” Bulger in a Boston Police Department booking photo after an arrest in 1953. He was on the lam for 16 years until caught in 2011.

By Sean Flynn

The Globe reporters dispense with what little remained of the Bulger myth.

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Music Review

Violinist takes Jordan Hall by storm

By Matthew Guerrieri

Afghan students relish NEC residency

By James H. Burnett III

ART REVIEW

Here, too, John Cage is outside the box

By Cate McQuaid

Q & A

‘The Taste’ a fun challenge

By Sarah Rodman

Events

Boston-area to do list

By June Wulff

Annie's Mailbox

Ask Amy column

MOVIE STARS

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Fun night for local connections at Grammys

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Meet the new Miss Boston and Cambridge

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Matt Damon on bathroom strike for environment

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Benefit at the House of Blues goes over big

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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‘Pope’ play scores musical theater award

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein

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Lawmaker looks to make ‘Roadrunner’ Mass. state song

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein