Weekend in... Boston
  • Travel
  • October 24, 2015, 01:00

Thanks to the area’s 50-plus colleges, Boston has a reputation for hitting the books first, goofing off second. To be sure, venerable institutions (...)

James “Jes” Staley: is a Wall Street veteran, having spent more than 30 years at JP Morgan Chase. Photograph: Bloomberg

When Bob Diamond resigned from Barclays in the wake of the Libor-rigging scandal three years ago, a deep gloom descended over the group’s investment b(...)

Irish republican leader Eamon de Valera speaking at a packed Fenway Park in Boston in 1919. Photograph: Getty Images/General Photographic Agency

An hour before the scheduled start, the police closed the gates at Fenway Park. More than 50,000 had already been shoehorned inside, safety was bec(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte and Galway’s Dave Collins at a press conference announcing the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival Announcement, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox

It may not offer much consolation for the way their seasons ended but the Dublin and Galway hurlers are headed for Boston’s Fenway Park at the end of(...)

Police officers detain a demonstrator on Gilmore Avenue near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters.

Twelve people were arrested after a protest in the US city of Baltimore over the unexplained death of a black man in police custody. Pockets of vio(...)

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile leaves the federal courthouse after the first day of the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Maybe it’s the snow. There’s about eight feet of it, with snowbanks on street corners even taller than that.Or maybe it’s the fact that everybody in a(...)

Dortmund’s charismatic manager Juergen Klopp with his players in front of the Südtribune prior to their Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Once you’ve been to a certain number of football stadiums they begin to blur into each other, but something about the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund bre(...)

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (R) drives in a run  against the Boston Red Sox during a recent game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. A fan who was caught on camera asleep during a recent broadcast of a game between the two teams has filed a law suit seeking $10m in damages.  Photograph:  Jason Szenes/EPA.

A New York man has taken legal action against a US broadcaster after commentators teased him on air for being asleep in the crowd at a New York Yankee(...)

 Joe Canning celebrates scoring a late penalty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Manny Ramirez is one of the most colourful characters in the last 20 years of Major League Baseball. He led the Boston Red Sox to world championships (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to reporters alongside Boston mayor Marty Walsh at a St Patrick’s Day breakfast meeting in Boston today.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has heaped praise on Ireland’s Six Nations Championship-winning rugby team, saying that the players showed “incredible courage(...)