When they hear “Fenway,” most people think of baseball, but there’s a whole lot more going on in this Boston neighborhood than pop flies and World Series wins. Here are 10 ways to have a ball, even when it’s not game day.
In 1963, Kennedy’s White House partnered up with DC Comics to create a story promoting his Council on Physical Fitness. The comic, drawn by Superman artist Al Plastino, was still in production when Kennedy was assassinated. Now you can see the original comic book art for the first time at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Red Sox catcher David Ross on beards, Twitter and bouncing back
After suffering a severe concussion last season, Red Sox backup catcher David Ross was forced to take off two months, missing a total of 65 games. There were times when he wondered if he’d ever play again, but he returned to his spot behind the plate in August and ended up playing in four of the six World Series games— including the series clincher on October 30, 2013.
Fenway Park is one of the oldest and smallest baseball stadiums in America—and also one of its most beloved. Situated in the middle of a dense city block, the park has endured a lot over the years, including multiple fires, threats of demolition, and a near-century-long losing streak from its home team. Nevertheless, Red Sox fans consider it sacred—some even going so far as to spread family members’ ashes on its grounds—and with a 100th anniversary under its belt and no end date in sight, Fenway seems poised to play on for generations to come.
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 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.
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.