Daily News Roundup – January 22, 2015
The two biggest stories from yesterday were Marty Walsh’s gag order on city employees and Boston 2024’s partial release of the bid to the public.
Walsh OK’d Ban on Criticism of Olympics Bid (Boston Globe) Not only does the document he signed ban city employees from criticizing the Olympics, the IOC, or the USOC, but it also requires them to actively promote the bid. The authoritarianism of the Olympics on clear display.
Walsh, Olympic Committee Must Drop Ban on Criticism (Boston Globe) From the editorial board
Decree Reflects Rift in Boston over 2024 Olympics (New York Times)
City Employees Can’t Criticize Hub Olympic Bid (Boston Herald)
In Cradle of Liberty, An Olympic Muzzle (Minnesota Public Radio)
Redacted Bid Documents
Documents: Boston 2024 Proposal (Boston Globe) A link to what was released of the bid
Olympic Games Would Transform Industrial District (Boston Globe)
Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events (Harvard Crimson)
Boston 2024 Proposes Olympic Cycling Events at Assembly Square, But Doesn’t Give Price Tag (Wicked Local-Somerville)
Lack of Olympics Debate is Chilling (Boston Globe) From Yvonne Abraham
Organizers Lift Veil on Some Boston 2024 Details (Boston Herald) The Herald has been very good at framing this issue in their headlines.
Franklin Park Stadium, Golf Course Planned as Olympic Venues (Jamaica Plain Gazette)
Stadium Plans Call into Question No Taxpayer Money Promise (Boston Herald)
Boston Olympics Backers Believe They Can Win Over Skeptics (Wall Street Journal) Not if we can help it.
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