After record-tying cold, a snowstorm is on the way

01/02/2018 WELLFLEET, MA Fishing boats were surrounded by ice off the Wellfleet Town Peer. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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A storm Thursday could bring high winds, near-blizzard conditions, and up to a foot of snow before giving way to another blast of intense cold.

// Frigid conditions cause delays and cancellations

If a full week of wrenching cold hasn?t stalled your commute or closed your child?s school, the snow forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday may end your lucky streak.

// It?s a glacier out there: Waters off Mass. are freezing solid

The Coast Guard has been busy breaking up ice off the shores of Hingham, Weymouth, and Winthrop.

// A reporter asked about Trump?s frequent golfing. Here?s how the White House responded

Press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump?s copious amount of time playing golf since he took office.

// Trump tweets that he has a bigger ?nuclear button? than North Korea?s

President Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful ?nuclear button? than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who had earlier said he had a nuclear button on his desk.

President Donald Trump returns with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron to the White House in Washington after vacationing at their resort in Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 1, 2018. Trump made his first ?Crooked Hillary? Twitter post less than 48 hours into the new year on Tuesday, accusing a former Clinton aide of ?disregarding basic security protocols,? and calling his own Justice Department a ?deep state.? (Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times)


Suffering from work re-entry? Try the Trump plan

Say what you will about the president: He appears to attack the post-holiday workweek with unmatched vigor.

// Senator Hatch to retire, paving way for Romney run in Utah

Speculation has been rampant that Mitt Romney would mount a run in Utah if Senator Orrin Hatch were to retire.

Commuter rail has been a frequent source of complaints.

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Contracted services are a persistent problem for the T

As it embarks on major projects like the Green Line extension and a replacement of its fare system, the MBTA is reckoning with an old Achilles? heel: keeping outside contractors in line.

// Baker to release $100m, most pegged for human services

His refusal to release the money until now had created anxiety among advocates for some of the state?s neediest populations.

Delta flight from Boston to Paris diverted because of generator issue

A Delta Airlines flight from Logan International Airport to Paris was diverted to New York on Tuesday night because of an issue with its generator.

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to board Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla., to return to Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Trump is expected to face a difficult 2018

The new year began under the same clouds of controversy and uncertainty that have often come to define this constantly embattled administration.

// New deals for Michael Felger and Dale Arnold

The two Boston sports radio personalities on competing afternoon drive programs signed multiyear extensions.

Pittsburgh, PA 12-17-17: Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (eft) and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (right) come out of the tunnel together for the start of the game. The New England Patriots visited the Pittsburgh Steelers for an NFL regular season football game at Heinz Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Josh McDaniels to interview with Colts on Thursday

The Patriots offensive coordinator has interviews with the Bears and the Giants on Friday.


// Except for Chiefs, playoff path may be clear for Patriots

The Chiefs, not the Steelers, might be the only team standing in the way of another Super Bowl for the Patriots.

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 2: Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells to a teammate during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena on January 2, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Trail Blazers 127-110. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Isaiah Thomas explains why he asked the Celtics not to give him a video tribute Wednesday

Thomas said he just wants to be playing and have his family with him for a tribute, which will be Feb. 11.

A Jamaica Plain man is so frustrated with the Orange Line that he?s challenged Governor Charlie Baker and other elected officials to endure the same commute as other public transit riders.

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Starts & Stops

One MBTA rider has a challenge for Baker: Take the T for 5 straight days

Jamaica Plain resident Brendan Halpin is throwing the gauntlet at elected officials.

// Woman accuses BSO guest conductor Dutoit of sexual assault at Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched an investigation into allegations against conductor Charles Dutoit after a former intern accused him of groping her at Tanglewood.

// Romney changes his location on Twitter to Utah as Hatch announces retirement

As of 3:12 p.m., Mitt Romney?s location was ?Massachusetts.? By 5:45 p.m., it was tweaked to ?Holladay, Utah.?

// Where are you most likely to pick up germs?

Hands are the biggest carriers, and over the course of the day your hands pick up other people?s germs and deposit germs of their own.

Newman (Wayne Knight), left, and Kramer (Michael Richards), center, explain their new idea of bringing a rickshaw business to New York City to Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) in this scene from a 1998 episode of NBC's hit sitcom

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Advice: I?m being taunted by my nemesis in the commuter rail quiet car

A fellow passenger is taunting me after I tried to shush a loud talker.


// Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen say Boston show won?t be all about politics

The pair?s performance on CNN?s New Year?s Eve show was criticized by some.

// Thomas S. Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at 90

For more than 50 year, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church.

A Toyota SUV crashed into the front of Benny?s Barber Shop in Marlborough Tuesday afternoon.

Car crashes into Marlborough barber shop

A man crashed a Toyota SUV into the front of Benny?s Barber Shop in Marlborough Tuesday, shattering the front window glass but leaving no injuries.

The train station currently serves only people who work at the GE plant, seen in the background.

The GE commuter rail stop in Lynn is opening to the public . . . someday?

There?s confusion between the state, the developer, and advocacy groups about if and when the quirky station will be ready for new riders.

// Quincy mayor knocks Walsh?s plans to rebuild Long Island Bridge

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said his city would be most affected by an influx of traffic and that a ferry should be considered.

// The Season Ticket podcast

NFL reporter Ben Volin joins guest host Joe Sullivan to discuss the NFL coaching landscape in ther aftermath of ?Black Monday.?

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Opinion & Ideas


// Mass. should set standards for recovery coaches

Massachusetts now lets just about anyone market themselves as a coach to help people claw back from addiction.


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Special reports

// At ESPN, the problems for women run deep

The unforgiving culture at the sports media behemoth has led some women to feel pressured to hide pregnancies or take short maternity leaves. One anchor even did her scheduled broadcast while she was having a miscarriage.

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// He creates bizarre creatures with electricity. Could it one day aid humans?

Tufts?s Michael Levin believes manipulating the electrical charges that flow among cells could help us cure diseases.