Rise up, ye garden party skunks

Driving down the Mass Pike the day after Boston was tapped for the 2024 U.S. summer Olympics bid, there on the WGBH electronic billboard, the five Olympic rings logo against our beautiful skyline. A frisson of excitement. Wow; it's coming here! Congratulations to the bidding group. And in a split second, I wondered what (and who) …

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Boston 2024 Olympic bid: we could – but should we?

Yesterday, the city of Rome included itself among the potential hosts for the 2024 summer Olympics.  Now, where would you rather be that August - Boston or Rome?   Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said, "it's unacceptable not to try."  Boston's self-appointed elite apparently feel that way.  Today, Boston's bid boosters are in San Francisco to persuade the United States Olympic Committee to choose Boston over  San …

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