Chandler to remain Senate president this year

Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler addressed reporters at the State House on Wednesday.

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Hoping to end political jockeying that has disrupted policymaking on Beacon Hill, Senate Democrats decided to keep Senator Harriette Chandler as their leader for the rest of the year.

// Snowfall totals from around the region

How much snow has fallen in your area? Here?s a look, according to the National Weather Service.

Angier Elementary School students, including Ryan Dawley (center), tried to catch snowflakes on their tongues in Newton.

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Watch out for slippery roads across Mass., forecasters say

Roads were treacherous in some places because of snow, and freezing rain and sleet will create icy conditions as the temperature falls.

// ?I am transgender,? Swampscott elementary school principal announces

Principal Daniels shared an ?intensely personal decision to identify as transgender? with parents this week, garnering support from the administration.

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures as she speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the heels of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Pelosi is expected to target the recently approved federal tax overhaul during a town hall-style meeting in Massachusetts. Her appearance at the event in Cambridge on Thursday, Feb. 1, is part of what organizers say is a nationwide tour featuring members of Congress and others to call attention to the Republican tax plan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Pelosi launches hours-long filibuster-style speech about ?Dreamers?

Nancy Pelosi began speaking shortly after 10 a.m. on the House floor, using her right as minority leader to speak for how long as she wants.

Ground Game

// Democrats should just let Trump have his parade. It?s a trap

Yes, there are many reasons the parade shouldn?t happen, but opposing it puts Democrats squarely in the middle of a political trap.

// Top Trump aide resigns after allegations of spousal abuse

One of President Trump?s closest aides said Wednesday he would resign after news reports that he emotionally and physically abused his ex-wives.

Conservationists at the Whydah Pirate Museum said they found skeletal remains from the pirate ship Whydah Gally inside a mass of hardened sand and stone pulled from the wreck site near Wellfleet.

Dead man may tell a tale: Cape Cod museum tests DNA from pirate ship

There?s a chance these remains could be of pirate captain Samuel ?Black Sam? Bellamy.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass. The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that hey have hired Josh McDaniels as their new head coach. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)



For Patriots? Josh McDaniels, it better have been worth it

McDaniels?s name is toxic right now in the NFL, and he was not given written assurances about being the successor to Bill Belichick in New England.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Host Chris Gasper and Chad Finn react to the stunning news that New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels has decided to return to the team.

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Matt Patricia appeared to have left his iconic unkempt look back in New England.

Matt Patricia was almost unrecognizable at his Lions press conference

The former Patriots defensive coordinator was introduced as the Detroit Lions head coach Wednesday ? without his most recognizable feature.

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Gisele clarifies the Super Bowl postgame comments she made to her children

It seems like Gisele Bundchen has heard enough.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Dion Lewis #33 of the New England Patriots runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Patriots? will have needs in the offseason, including at running back

The Patriots aren?t expected to make any significant moves until the end of the month, but once they start happening, the decisions could come fast and furious.


// New England was fine with the Patriots? arrogance, until they lost

Why does Patriots Nation celebrate Belichick?s rudeness and evasiveness?

Julian Houston on the second floor of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse.

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New exhibit documents the long road to justice for African-Americans in Boston

Julian Houston, a 73-year-old retired judge, wants to enshrine in our consciousness the struggle toward justice for African-Americans from their arrival here in chains in 1638 to the present.

Love Letters

My old high school sweetheart has feelings for me, and her husband

She also says I?m being selfish because I want space and she doesn?t. What do I do?

// New study suggests diet could affect deadly spread of breast cancer

An amino acid commonly found in food is essential for breast cancer to spread, and restricting it stopped it from spreading in mice, according to a new study.

Special reports

// The best Blizzard of ?78 stories you could dig out

The Globe?s call last week for reminiscences about the Blizzard of ?78 resulted in a veritable flurry of stories from our readers. Here are some highlights.

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// Black doctors trying to improve their ranks share their own experiences

While African-Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, only about 6 percent of doctors are black.

Real Estate

Recent home sales west of Boston (Feb. 6)

ACTON: 21 Samuel Parlin DriveOne-family Colonial, built in 1988, 3,887 square feet, 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 30,000-square-foot lot.