Boston 2024

After two public meetings held this week to consider the contours and costs of Boston‘s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Games, two themes have emerged: Anxious citizens are looking for hard facts about the effect of the Games on their lives and on their... Read more
A bill filed in the Legislature last month would create a seven-member commission charged with ensuring that Boston’s bid process to become the 2024 Summer Olympics host city “be transparent and accountable to the people of the commonwealth,” according to... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and top officials from Boston 2024 met with business owners from New Boston Food Market on two occasions over the last week to soothe fears over the businesses’ future and clear a path forward for a possible agreement over the use of... Read more
With Olympics boosters touting existing and planned transportation infrastructure in Greater Boston as sufficient to handle the international sporting contest, a transportation advocate says the bid documents significantly overstate the amount of upgrades... Read more
Last week’s “reveal” by the Boston 2024 committee, the non-profit organization that has led the effort to bring the Summer Games to Boston, was a mixed bag. On the one hand, the presentation offered the most in-depth glimpse to date at what could be a... Read more
Despite assurances from Boston 2024 that the businesses in the 20-acre food production facility at Widett Circle would have a seat at the table in any ongoing Olympic discussions, that was not the case as the bid was unveiled on Wednesday. “We never had... Read more
House Speaker Robert DeLeo wants to see 2024 Summer Olympics venues around the state and not just in the greater Boston area. Organizers should look to Springfield, Worcester, the South Coast and the Berkshires for venues, DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said... Read more
Boston’s bid to secure the 2024 summer Olympic games won the US committee’s nod last Thursday— a significant victory for proponents of the idea, most notably Mayor Martin Walsh, who has become the most prominent public face of the effort. Walsh trumpeted... Read more
Mayor Marty Walsh is California-bound as he and backers of Boston’s Olympic bid officially make their case to the US Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Walsh’s office confirmed today. “The mayor will be traveling to California to participate in a meeting with... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick gave his qualified support to Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics in a speech at the 27th annual Governor’s Travel and Tourism Conference on Thursday afternoon. “I think the Olympic bid is wicked exciting,” Patrick said to the packed... Read more


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