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Ask a Concierge: Laura Sprague at Hotel Veritas
As a concierge at Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square, it's Laura Sprague's job to be an expert on the surrounding area. When guests come to her with questions about Boston and Cambridge, she's got plenty of answers. Find out about her favorite places to run, listen to live music, and indulge in hot chocolate.
The Hub's favorite facades
The Hub is a playground for architecture buffs, boasting buildings from the post-Medieval era (the Paul Revere House) to modern times (the Institute of Contemporary Art). For a lesson in Architecture 101, simply hop on the T for a little self-guided tour. These are a few of our favorite facades.
Peek at the Past: Irish in Boston
  The November election of Marty Walsh signaled a return to a long tradition of Irish-American mayors in Boston. Starting in 1885, Hugh O’Brien of County Cork became the city’s first Irish mayor, and in the 1900s, Irish-American politicians held the mayor’s seat for 85 out of 100 years. However, Boston’s Irish residents weren’t always so accepted.
Tot 10: School Vacation Week
If you notice more rugrats than usual running around Boston over the next few days, you’re not imagining things. It’s February School Vacation Week, which means the city will be serving as a playground for a whole lot of lucky kids. Here are 10 things to do with the youngsters in your life.
Beyond Boston: Mohegan Sun Casino
While Boston’s own dreams of a casino remain in limbo, one of the biggest casinos in the country is just a short jaunt away. Located in Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun offers gambling, entertainment, shopping, dining, and more.
Black History Month in Boston
 Boston has been called the Birthplace of Liberty and the Cradle of Freedom thanks to its significant role in the Revolutionary War. But these are also fitting monikers considering the city’s place in African American history. As we celebrate Black History Month throughout February, be sure to visit these Boston-area stops.
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