Falling oil prices boost Main Street but worry investors

The decline in energy prices has been good for consumers but could signal an economic slowdown.

Police were at the scene of the deaths in North Andover.

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Police say three men were beaten to death in N. Andover

A 57-year-old man allegedly killed three elderly men who were his long-time neighbors in a public housing complex.

Cape Wind project is dealt a major setback

Two utilities that had agreed to buy energy from the wind farm ended their contracts when the project missed a Dec. 31 deadline.

Billy Scanlon of Marshfield took in the view from the sea wall along Ocean Street in Marshfield.

Mass. residents in for a bitterly cold week

Temperatures are expected to drop to zero or below Wednesday with dangerous wind chills.

Dorchester man, 23, is season?s first flu-related death in Boston

The man had an underlying health condition, Boston Public Health officials said.

$18.3 million is seized from pharmacy owners

Officials seized the money from owners of a now-defunct Framingham compounding pharmacy blamed in a deadly meningitis outbreak.

?I know what works and doesn?t work,? said Paul LePage, who emphasizes self-reliance.

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For Maine?s governor, a harsh past forges steely presence

Paul LePage, who is beginning his second term, had a difficult childhood that has informed his conservative beliefs.

Newspapers from 1855 were in the time capsule.

Coins, newspapers found as time capsule is opened

The time capsule was first placed in the State House in 1795 and was opened at the Museum of Fine Arts today.

At Fenway Park, Pedro was king

Pedro Martinez?s starts in Boston were must-see viewing, and he relished the electric atmosphere.

Boston Red Sox Pedro Martinez is sprayed with champagne in the locker room by teammates after they defeated the Cleveland Indians 11 October 1999 in game five of the American League Championship Series in Cleveland, OH. The Red Sox defeated the Indians 12-8, to advance to the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. AFP PHOTO Jeff KOWALSKY Library Tag 10131999 Sports


In Boston, we got the best of Pedro

Pedro Martinez?s most dominant years were with the Red Sox ? and he was pretty entertaining off the field, as well.

Nomar Garciaparra at the 1999 All-Star Game in Boston.

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Nomar Garciaparra and the Hall of Fame career that wasn?t

The former Red Sox shortstop once appeared to be destined for the same honor Pedro Martinez received.

Alan Dershowitz was photographed at his home in Miami Beach Jan. 5.

Dershowitz ?thrilled? at chance to question lawyers of accuser

Alan Dershowitz was sued by two lawyers for a woman who alleged that Dershowitz had underage sex with her.

71 dachshunds removed from Westminster home

Some dogs were kept in outdoor cages in below-freezing temperatures and others were covered in urine and feces, officials said.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, center, chats with teammates Keith Wenning, left, and Tyrod Taylor during an NFL football practice, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens will travel to New England for a divisional playoff game against the Patriots on Saturday, Jan. 10. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ravens aren?t intimidated by Patriots, Flacco reiterates

?We?re very confident and we believe we have a good team and we can win this game,? the Ravens quarterback said.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/davis_pedro6_spts.jpg Pedro Martinez a shoo-in for Hall of Fame

The former Red Sox ace?s statistics and infectious personality make him a worthy hero for any child.

The Big Picture

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Globe photos of the month: December 2014

Photographers captured images of Boston protests and holiday events.