By - 7/27/15 - 2:51 pm

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By - 7/27/15 - 10:59 am
Kids in a field in Old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this old Boston scene.

By - 7/27/15 - 10:05 am

Mayor Walsh said this morning he will not agree to sign the "host city contract" without assurances that Boston will not be liable for any possible cost overruns. And if the USOC says he has to agree to a contract today even though it won't be available until September, "then Boston is no longer pursuing the 2024 Olympic and paralympic games." Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 7:47 pm
Boston 2024 leaflet

Steve reports finding a two-page leaflet on his front steps in South Boston yesterday from Boston 2024, extolling its new "fact-based plan for hosting the games" that will, of course, fix the T, create thousands of new jobs and housing units, lead to better bike lanes and mean more taxes for the city. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:16 pm
Fish, Romney and Pagliuca

Fish, Romney and Pagliuca, from the Political chapter.

Boston 2024 today released the two previously withheld chapters of its initial bid documents that won us the right to compete for the 2024 Olympics.

Although Boston 2024 has repeatedly said - as recently as last night - that the games will be profitable - the previously secret Bid and Games Budget document said that would happen only after first plugging a sizable budget hole: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 12:56 pm

The convoluted legal maneuverings around the proposed Wynn casino in Everett got more interesting this week when the US Attorney's office denied the city's claims that two former state troopers, working on the side as private eyes for Wynn, got a look at what were supposed to be private documents related to Wynn's purchase of the land from three men now under federal indictment for the way they allegedly tried to hide that one of them was a convicted felon. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 10:32 am

A local man who got three junk calls on his cell phone is suing the company he says made them. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 8:08 pm

Boston 2024 head Steve Pagliuca opened an Olympic debate tonight by saying the group would release the financial and political parts of the initial bid tomorrow, rather than next week.

By - 7/23/15 - 12:18 pm

The FBI reports arresting a flim-flam man living in Orlando on charges he defrauded Bostonians and others out of $12 million over the past year with promises of riches from non-existent gold-mining operations in Brazil and Africa. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:50 am

Boston 2024 today released details of its plans to spend more than $100 million on insurance to cover the risks of a hurricane hitting Boston during the Olympics, terrorists striking the games, sponsors dropping out, ticket sales proving disappointing or entire countries boycotting the games. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 6:20 pm

This statement just in from Mayor Walsh:

The question of releasing the original bid documents has become an unnecessary distraction in what should be a constructive civil discourse about the future of the City of Boston. It's important that we continue our focus on building a concrete and sound plan that is shaped by community input and brings long-term benefits to the City of Boston and its residents. As a result, I asked Boston 2024 to provide the original bid, in its entirety, for public review. Both Boston 2024 and the United States Olympic Committee fully support the release of these documents in order to maintain an open and transparent process.

The chapters, from Boston 2024's original bid to the US Olympic Committee, involve the financing and political support for the proposed 2024 games.

And when the mayor talks, Boston 2024 listens, unlike when mere city councilors talk.

By - 7/22/15 - 6:14 pm

The first episode of ABC's mini-series on Boston ERs includes scenes from the hospital treatment of Ryan Morrissey, the Charlestown teen who was fatally shot last November - including video from a meeting between his surgeons and his parents.

By - 7/22/15 - 3:17 pm

City Council President Bill Linehan today blocked a vote to force Boston 2024 officials to show up with secret documents related to Olympic financing - until at least the council's next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 12. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 8:17 am

The Globe reports a judge has ordered Boston to rehire David Williams, fired for allegedly lying about the chokehold he applied during a North End arrest in 2011. Williams was back on the job then after an arbitrator ordered the city to rehire him after he was fired for his role in the 1995 beating of Boston police officer Michael Cox.

By - 7/21/15 - 11:03 pm

The City Council tomorrow is scheduled to consider Councilor Tito Jackson's request to force Boston 2024 officials to show up with a copy of two chapters of their original Olympic bid that they don't want anybody to see. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 12:24 pm
Panelists talking about future transportation in Boston at MIT

Sheila Kennedy and Carlo Ratti of MIT, Wendy Landman of WalkBoston, Kent Larson of MIT Media Lab and Stacy Thompson of Livable Streets.

As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.

In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.

By - 7/20/15 - 10:46 am
Tito Jackson demands Olympics documents

Jackson makes a point at morning press conference at City Hall

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) this morning filed his formal request to ask fellow councilors to order Boston 2024 to hand over two private chapters of its Olympic bid that relate to finances and political support of the proposed games.

By - 7/19/15 - 8:53 pm

City Councilor Tito Jackson gave Boston 2024 until Friday to give him the 100% unredacted version of its "Bid 1.0" for the 2024 Olympics. On Friday, Boston 2024 sent the Roxbury city councilor a note saying, in essence, sorry, Tito, no can do, there's proprietary stuff in there, but we can show you the Bid 2.0 stuff, and it's even better.

Jackson, who has latched onto the fact that one of the few actual powers the City Council has is that of subpoenaing people, has scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday to discuss what his next steps are in getting the docs that may or may not have committed Boston to something.

By - 7/19/15 - 3:11 pm

The Equal Pay Coalition is holding a press conference at the State House this Tuesday at noon to show support for the Equal Pay Bill, which is headed to the State House floor the same day.

The Equal Pay Bill seeks to eliminate the gender wage gap in the following ways:

(1) EQUAL PAY FOR COMPARABLE WORK: This bill clarifies terminology in the existing law to effectively implement equal pay for comparable work.