Boston officials at home living in residency loophole

Some city officials keep their families in the suburbs while establishing an apartment in the city to comply with the residency requirement.

As oil plunges, investors worry

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

A prospective juror arrived at courthouse Tuesday.

Thomas Farragher

The harrowing duty to decide between life and death

Those who have been in a death penalty jury room use words like profound, wrenching, and traumatic to describe the experience.

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

Three men beaten to death in North Andover

Authorities have not said how or why a 57-year-old man allegedly killed three elderly men who were his long-time neighbors.

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

Fred Field For the Boston Globe

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.

Two utilities opt out of Cape Wind

The two utilities had agreed to buy energy from the wind farm, but ended their contracts when the project missed a Dec. 31 deadline.

People waited to be admitted to the Boston Night Center one at a time shortly after the doors opened at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

John Blanding/Globe Staff

A rush to get homeless in from cold

With temperatures expected to plummet below zero, city officials and homeless advocates have been racing to find more shelter space.

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.

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 Tuesday.

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.

Alex Speier

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.

Shirley Leung

The true value of a new start

If there is one piece of advice Charlie Baker should take from Deval Patrick it is this: Being governor is about creating policy that touches people.

At issue is the period when a driver is on duty but has not agreed to pick up a passenger. UberX drivers have access to commercial insurance coverage only when they have accepted a ride.

Insurance could make road bumpy for Uber and Lyft

Around the country, state legislators are discussing proposals that include stricter insurance rules to regulate the so-called ride sharing industry.



// Pedro Martinez was a shoo-in for Hall

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

The Big Picture

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Globe photos of the month: December 2014

Photographers captured images of Boston protests and holiday events.