Karen Brassard, a Boston Bombing survivor, and  Carlos Arredondo (L), who  helped victims on the day of the bombing, talk to the media after the jury verdict of guilty on all charges against Dzhokhar Tsamaev. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA.

In the silent well of Courtroom Nine, a clerk read out the jury’s verdicts: Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. The word echoed in the courtroom as the clerk pron(...)

A woman shovels out her family’s car during a winter snowstorm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Reuters

South Boston’s annual St Patrick’s Day Parade may be cancelled due to snow on the parade route.The parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, and while(...)

Marty Walsh pictured with his mother Mary (L) after he was sworn in as mayor of Boston today.

Massachusetts state congressman Martin J Walsh, the son of immigrant parents from Galway, was sworn in as mayor of Boston today. He was elected on Nov(...)

Marty Walsh at his election-night rally following his victory in Boston earlier this month. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/New York Times

Martin J Walsh, the new mayor of Boston, jokes that it was his two Irish aunts, one travelling from Galway and the other from England, that “put me ov(...)