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Boston-12/17/2016- The first significant snow blanketed the region, as it took an hour to get from Pembroke to Braintree on Rt 3 northbound at 8a.m. traffic JohnTlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

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A field guide to the worst kinds of Boston snow drivers

You’d think people would calm down behind the wheel when things get icy in Boston. But you’d be wrong.

Cambridge, MA - 4/25/2017 - Drinks are prepared at the bar at Les Sablons in Cambridge, MA, April 25, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Task force wants relaxed alcohol laws, higher taxes

The suggested changes could raise alcohol prices, but also make life easier for businesses and shoppers.

Catholic Charities of Boston is concerned that changes in the new tax law will lead to a decline in donations that support programs like the Yawkey Center food pantry in Dorchester.

Facing uncertainty, charities use new tax law to push for donations

Some charitable groups are urging people to make donations before New Year’s Day, when a powerful incentive runs out.

12/27/2017 QUINCY, MA Doris Prendiville (cq) was the guest of honor during a party held for her at Alba in Quincy. Doris was injured during a mugging before Thanksgiving. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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After mugging, 92-year-old is Queen for a Day in Quincy

Doris Prendiville was mugged days before Thanksgiving, suffering a fractured sternum. Wednesday was all about praising her grit.

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Kyle Draper on what the Cavs shakeup means for the Celtics.

Northern Essex Community College Professor Habib M. Maagoul with freshman student Riya Patel in his pre-calculus class. The college is working to overhaul its math curriculum.

Mass. state colleges are trying to solve a math problem

Massachusetts is embarking on its most ambitious effort yet to shake up how community colleges and four-year state universities teach math.