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.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.
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.
Mayor Walsh formally inaugurated the new City Hall "lawn" - a 40x40 piece of Astroturf - with cornhole, Adirondack chairs and food he cooked up himself.
Donny Trump took time out from battling Mexican drug lords today to order Boston voters to oust Marty Walsh because Walsh objects to his racist comments about Mexicans and vows to block the serial bankruptcy filer from building a hotel in Boston (which raises the question of whether Trump was even thinking of doing that).
David Bernstein reports on how they voted in advance of the election even though working for a candidate on election day is not one of the reasons you can legally do that in Massachusetts - and even after they were warned about it.
Mayor Walsh's office announced today Boston will host the 2018 US Conference of Mayors, which will bring mayors from around the country to Boston for four days of
wild carousing serious discussions on the critical issues facing the nation's cities - most notably income inequality.
Mayor Walsh today unveiled two "gender-neutral" restrooms at City Hall with markings that replace the "Men" and "Women" signs that once hung on the doors.
In a statement, the mayor said: Read more.
Boston Magazine reports Hizzona signed that initial Olympic binder without actually reading the "bid book" it went with.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today announced the city has expanded its lawsuit against the state Gaming Commission to seek nullification of all its decisions, not just the one allowing a casino in Everett on the Charlestown line, and a court ruling that the present commissioners be disqualified from any future votes on a Boston-area casino. Read more.
The Globe reports Mayor Walsh wants Kairos Shen to quit, but Shen is all, yeah, well, fire me then, because of a state law that can boost the pension of public workers fired by incoming administrations.
City officials joined with residents, new store owners and Historic Boston on Fairmount Avenue today to re-dedicate the Vertullo Building.
The building, which dates to 1868 - the year Hyde Park became a town - has space for five stores on the first floor and four apartments above. Historic Boston bought the building in 2011 and spent $1.3 million renovating it. Read more.
Nick Barber captured the scene as Marty Walsh greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Abe laid a wreath at the Boston Marathon finish line this morning.
Mayor Walsh today announced the creation of an Office of Olympic Planning and a full-time executive director: Sara Myerson, formerly chief of staff and director of policy at Preservation of Affordable Housing in Boston: