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Mitt Romney began building expensive homes after his 2012 loss

bostonglobe.com — Two years ago, Mitt Romney didn't really think he would run for political office again. And in the aftermath of a bitter loss in the presidential campaign, he set about buying, building, and renovating large, sprawling homes that could accommodate his large, sprawling family (23 grandchildren, and counting).
Jan 28, 2015

#2011tweets RT @BostonGlobe Romney wealth could become political inconvenience next election ow.ly/I3S8K http://t.co/jq1hoaiVav

Jan 27, 2015

RT @nycsouthpaw: Given the choice, I'd rather hang out in my four awesome mansions with my family than lose the presidency again. bostonglobe.com/news/politics/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @mviser: Romney is frugal in many ways (duct taped gloves, homemade PB and honey sandwich). One area he's not? Real estate. bostonglobe.com/news/politics/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @PhilipRucker: It's ironic/sad that after taking such a hit for it in 2012, the Romneys may never use that car elevator bostonglobe.com/news/politics/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @PhilipRucker: It's ironic/sad that after taking such a hit for it in 2012, the Romneys may never use that car elevator bostonglobe.com/news/politics/…

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Blizzard of 2015 has Massachusetts under siege

bostonglobe.com — Massachusetts is under siege Tuesday morning by a mixture of powerful, gusting winds, relentless snow, and rising tides from a January blizzard that has triggered a state of emergency and the virtual shutdown of the state. By around 5 a.m.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: #blizzardof2015 dropped 23.3 inches of snow by 7 p.m. making it Boston's 6th biggest storm ow.ly/I3yaA http://t.co/ROT2VMZ50i

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: #blizzardof2015 dropped 23.3 inches of snow by 7 p.m. making it Boston's 6th biggest storm ow.ly/I3yaA http://t.co/ROT2VMZ50i

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: #blizzardof2015 dropped 23.3 inches of snow by 7 p.m. making it Boston's 6th biggest storm ow.ly/I3yaA http://t.co/ROT2VMZ50i

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Coastal residents struggle with flooding during the blizzard of 2015

bostonglobe.com — Scenes from along the Massachusetts coast as a nor'easter set its cross hairs on New England: CHATHAM -- John Small stood near the Chatham fish pier early Tuesday, the parking lot full of the Atlantic Ocean, not vehicles.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: “It’s really bad, it’s the worst I’ve seen since the Halloween storm,” Chatham resident says ow.ly/I20b8 http://t.co/Tuck2YNbQx

Jan 27, 2015

Coming up on high tide for the South Shore. Really critical time after the early morning damage. Hope everybody's ok. bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @clairemcneill: Great photos from @BostonGlobe staff chronicle the blizzard's highs and lows, from kids sledding to destroyed homes bit.ly/1yLDayt

Jan 27, 2015

RT @clairemcneill: Great photos from @BostonGlobe staff chronicle the blizzard's highs and lows, from kids sledding to destroyed homes bit.ly/1yLDayt

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Patriots’ Alan Branch playing with heavy heart after death of his dogs

bostonglobe.com — PHOENIX - Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch has a heavy heart as he prepares for his first Super Bowl this week. This one's for Tonka. And Buick. And Francis. And Snickers. "Those guys are always going to be in my heart," Branch said Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day.
Jan 28, 2015

Wow. 4 of dogs who died at Green Acre boarding last June belonged to @Patriots’ Alan Branch: bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01… by @BenVolin #Gilbert23

Jan 27, 2015

Patriots’ Alan Branch playing with heavy heart after death of his dogs bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01… via @BostonGlobe #12news

Jan 27, 2015

RT @andrewfox10: NFL player part of #gilbert23 playing in #SuperBowl2015. Patriots' Alan branch lives in AZ and lost 4 dogs. bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01…

Jan 27, 2015

NFL player part of #gilbert23 playing in #SuperBowl2015. Patriots' Alan branch lives in AZ and lost 4 dogs. bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01…

Airport may be closed, but its Dunkin’ Donuts shop stays open

bostonglobe.com — Logan International Airport may be closed to flights, but airport employees are still running on Dunkin' today. Sal Amico, general manager of aviation business at the Massachusetts Port Authority, said concessions throughout the airport began to shutter as the last flights took off Monday evening and will remain closed until flights resume on Wednesday.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @jtuohey21: Dunkin' never closes: Logan closed, but its Dunkin’ Donuts stays open. bostonglobe.com/business/2015/…

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Providence school head is a YouTube star with his parody of Frozen’s “Let it Go.”

bostonglobe.com — Cats, move over. The Internet has fallen in love with a new breed: school principals singing about snow day cancellations. Over the past year the genre has exploded. YouTube is full of educators - with varying amounts of musical talent - crooning snow-day-themed lyrics set to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby," and Billy Joel's "Allentown," among others.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: A Providence school head is a viral star with his parody of "Let it Go:" ow.ly/I3E60 #Blizzardof2015 http://t.co/qW66lLIU6f

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: A Providence school head is a viral star with his parody of "Let it Go:" ow.ly/I3E60 #Blizzardof2015 http://t.co/qW66lLIU6f

Jan 27, 2015

With parody of #Let it Go, Providence school head is YouTube star on snow day bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2015… via @BostonGlobe

Study questions what’s behind Patriots’ low fumble rate

bostonglobe.com — PHOENIX - So about that circumstantial evidence ... In the wake of Deflategate, plenty has been made about whether or not the Patriots might have tampered with footballs or whether their pregame preparations of footballs have been on the level.
Jan 27, 2015

Could it be the balls? Study questions what’s behind Patriots’ low fumble rate. ow.ly/I3K85 #deflategate

Jan 27, 2015

RT @mattpep15: Study questions what’s behind Patriots’ low fumble rate. @alexspeier takes a closer look. bit.ly/1zVxNyp

Jan 27, 2015

RT @mattpep15: Study questions what’s behind Patriots’ low fumble rate. @alexspeier takes a closer look. bit.ly/1zVxNyp

Jan 27, 2015

Study questions what’s behind Patriots’ low fumble rate. @alexspeier takes a closer look. bit.ly/1zVxNyp

Chat with a Weather Channel meteorologist about the Blizzard of 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

RT @cmcloutier: You can read the transcript of our chat with @WxNick here: bit.ly/18pUpvl Lots of good #bosnow #masnow knowledge in there.

Jan 27, 2015

RT @cmcloutier: You can read the transcript of our chat with @WxNick here: bit.ly/18pUpvl Lots of good #bosnow #masnow knowledge in there.

Jan 27, 2015

You can read the transcript of our chat with @WxNick here: bit.ly/18pUpvl Lots of good #bosnow #masnow knowledge in there.

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: Snow expected to stop at Logan between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday, @WxNick says. Live chat: bit.ly/1zUKl9o #bosnow @blizzardof2015

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Patriots’ locker room attendant took footballs into bathroom

bostonglobe.com — A day after it was reported the NFL is eyeing a locker room attendant in the Deflategate debacle, NBC's Pro Football Talk has reported video evidence shows that attendant going to a bathroom after he removed a bag of game footballs from the officials' locker room on his way to the field.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: Patriots found the video evidence of attendant bringing bags containing footballs into bathroom, and gave to NFL: bit.ly/1uxLSv5

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: Patriots found the video evidence of attendant bringing bags containing footballs into bathroom, and gave to NFL: bit.ly/1uxLSv5

Jan 27, 2015

Patriots’ locker room attendant took footballs into bathroom, report says bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/01… via @BostonGlobe

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‘This is God’s country,’ Marshfield resident says, vowing to rebuild after high tide damages home

bostonglobe.com — MARSHFIELD - A portion of the seawall along Bay Avenue here was destroyed by Tuesday's storm-driven high tide leaving a mangled mess of concrete slabs, cinder blocks, metal, and bricks. One house that sits along the wall was boarded up and a part of its oceanside porch was ripped away.
Jan 27, 2015

9th TIME'S THE CHARM? #Marshfield man says he'll rebuild home after #blizzardof2015. He's only done it 8 other times. ow.ly/I3Qj0

Jan 27, 2015

RT @TheBelloBlotter: Marshfield resident vows to rebuild after high tide bursts sea wall and damages homes. bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/…

Jan 27, 2015

Marshfield resident vows to rebuild after high tide bursts sea wall and damages homes. bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/…

Boston Yeti on the loose during blizzard of 2015

bostonglobe.com — As the streets of Boston emptied and a historic blizzard named Juno made its blusterous arrival on Monday night, another ominous presence became known nearby: the Boston Yeti. A tall figure dressed in a snowy-white costume trekked through the storm in its early hours, calling itself @BostonYeti2015 on Twitter.

Keeping restless kids occupied during the blizzard

bostonglobe.com — David Mogolov is a dad, a comedian, and a playwright. His parenting comedy is forthcoming as a collection titled "I Should Have Done That Differently." Kara Baskin is a mom, a journalist, and author of "Size Matters: The Hard Facts About Male Sexuality That Every Woman Should Know."

Snow totals in Mass., Northeast

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: At least 31 inches in Framingham, 26 in Boston. Check the total in your town #Blizzardof2015 bit.ly/1jefED8 http://t.co/oVaqaEbaaq

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: Track snow fall totals, town-by-town ow.ly/I3tx6 #blizzardof2015 http://t.co/FyrIDEmA10

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: Nearly 20 inches of snow has fallen in Somerville. Check the totals for other towns: bit.ly/1zAqJ6b #bosnow pic.twitter.com/QiUIRpD1Kv

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Marshfield investigates collapsed seawall

bostonglobe.com — SCITUATE - "Sometimes you make bad decisions," said Lisa Caisse, who called rescuers for help about 5 a.m. Tuesday after a rock hit a storm shutter at her home in the Humarock section of this South Shore town. She said she thought she could ride out the storm. She was wrong.

Major snowstorm hits Northeast

As Sidewalk Sam, Boston’s street artist, Robert Guillemin created murals and magic on city’s walkways

bostonglobe.com — Leaning down from his wheelchair, Bob Guillemin dipped a brush into a yogurt cup filled with purple paint late one October afternoon in 1995 and highlighted the chalked words "For the Homeless" to complete a painting spanning a Government Center sidewalk.

It’s the end of the world: TV said so

bostonglobe.com — I don't see the point of writing this column because no one is going to read it. The world is about to end. I saw it on the news. Having watched TV nonstop for 24 hours, I sent the wife out for supplies Monday morning. She has not come back.

No timeline for T to reopen

bostonglobe.com — As commuters wait to learn when the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will be back up and running, the general manager of the T warned commuters to expect interruptions and delays once service resumes.
Jan 27, 2015

MBTA officials say there will be delays when service resumes on Wednesday. bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @BostonGlobe: No timeline for #MBTA to reopen, but expect service to be inconsistent when it resumes, official says ow.ly/I2X1H

Was Patriots’ involvement in Deflategate a godsend for NFL?

bostonglobe.com — PHOENIX - Silliness typically reigns at Super Bowl Media Day, a claustrophobe's nightmare in which football reporters are left to jostle with personalities from other mediums to ask questions of the game's participants. During Tuesday's separate sessions featuring the Patriots and Seahawks, opponents in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, such silliness was at its usual premium.