Tag Archives: Boston 2024

Walsh stands tall: now how about Boston 2030?

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who has long seemed in thrall to the Boston 2024 Olympic bid, said at a press conference this morning that he refuses “to mortgage the future of the city away.” He added, “I will not sign … Continue reading

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Fox Olympics debate more heat than light

A serious debate over the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston was a good idea.  What took place Thursday night wasn’t. Promising a no-rules, informal format, the two moderators (the Boston Globe’s Sasha Pfeiffer and Fox 25’s Maria … Continue reading

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Globe struggles to balance Olympics coverage

Yesterday the Boston Business Journal revealed some of Boston 2024’s duplicity in misrepresenting to the public what it had included in its bid for bringing the Olympics to the Hub.  Information the BBJ obtained through a Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading

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Combatting ISIS: Seth Moulton on strategy and tactics

Just 119 days into his first term in Congress,  Salem’s Seth Moulton, who upset longtime incumbent John Tierney in the Democratic primary last fall, brought his distinct perspective to The New England Council for the first time.  He won, he … Continue reading

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The downhill race for the summer Olympics

Former Governor Deval Patrick seems to have caught on that the optics of his $7500 per day pay (plus expenses) for serving as a globe-trotting ambassador for Boston2024’s summer Olympics proposal might not play in some future bid for the Presidency or even a U.S. … Continue reading

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Walsh bows to Boston workers gag order

  If you’re one of Boston’s 18,000 municipal employees, you just lost some important First Amendment rights. If your paycheck says your employer is the City of Boston, your boss, Mayor Marty Walsh, has contractually barred you from saying anything … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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