Boston mayor Marty Walsh: had threatened to boycott the march if gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups were not allowed to march. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times.

Boston’s St Patrick’s Day parade organisers have invited a gay rights group to march on condition they don’t display si(...)

 Plucky surfers plough  through  snow on Rockaway Beach, New York, today. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

At least nine people are thought to have died due to a winter storm which has hit the northeastern United States bringing travel chaos as it dumped n(...)

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(...)