Caution urged as Boston, southeast battle storm

As the snow began to accumulate Tuesday night, a bicycle commuter pedaled through Coolidge Corner in Brookline.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

A punishing snowstorm prompted school closings and the postponement of Governor Patrick’s final State of the Commonwealth address.

// Many Logan flights canceled before snow

Airlines canceled nearly a third of Tuesday’s flights in and out of Logan, and also scrapped a quarter of Wednesday’s flights.

On Tuesday, Governor Patrick postponed his final State of the Commonwealth speech four hours before he was set to deliver it.

Storm causes Patrick to postpone his speech

Governor Patrick will probably appear at a budget rollout Wednesday, but such events lack the drama of a State of the Commonwealth speech.

// Leading investors leaving mark in city philanthropy

These investors, well-known in their business but not household names, are funding grass-roots works as well as traditional Boston institutions.

WPI named Laurie Leshin its first female president.

Space scientist scores another first as WPI’s new chief

Laurie Leshin will lead Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the first woman president in its 149-year history.

Bob Braunsdorf used an X-ray fluorescent machine, which does elemental metals’ analysis, at Continuum Energy Technologies.

Shirley Leung

Molten Metal revisited?

Continuum Energy Technologies, which is being sued by a Swiss heiress, shares similarities to Molten Metal, a high-flying startup that eventually went bankrupt.

Capability at issue in shaken baby case in Auburn

Relatives said the 18-year-old accused of shaking his 11-month-old cousin has special needs and was not capable of the act.

Safely back at Harvard, the jade censer was carefully unpacked on Tuesday. It will eventually be displayed again.

Stolen jade returns to Harvard after 35-year hunt

A global effort helped recover the $1.5 million Chinese jade artwork stolen from Harvard’s Fogg Museum in 1979.


Charles Derber and June Sekera

// An invisible crisis

We are suffering from a mushrooming public goods deficit.


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Heat 93, Celtics 86

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Celtics fight hard, but fall to Heat

The Celtics now have the fourth-worst record in the NBA, a fact that is hard to escape even after they gave the Heat a tough game.