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. Supreme Court seat. Nor was it helpful when Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, an enthusiastic Olympics booster, raised …

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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 negative about the prospect of hosting the Olympics in 2024. Section 2.05 of the Joinder …

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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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