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.
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Want the inside scoop on Boston? Look no further than the ultimate experts: The city's concierges. We chatted with Betty Salemme, the head concierge at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center about being an ambassador for Boston.
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.
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.
Planning a trip to Boston — or just in need of a staycation? Take note: Hotel Week Boston begins February 16. The week-long event attempts to bust out of the winter blues by offering special promotions at Boston-area hotels. With packages crafted exclusively for the event, discounts start at 30 percent off and go up from there.