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Daily News Roundup – February 6, 2015

A lot of coverage of yesterday’s public meeting, highlighting the fact that the people were overwhelmingly opposed. I storified my tweets from it.

Overruns Are Focus on Public Meeting on Boston Bid (NYT)

Olympic Concerns Aired at Community Meeting (Boston Globe)

Hundreds Attend First Public Meeting on Boston Olympics (CBS Local)

Boston’s First Olympic Meeting Packed (My Fox Boston)

Mayor, Community Discuss Boston 2024 (NECN)

Mayor Holds 1st Meeting on Boston Olympics, Draws Big Crowd (Boston Herald)

Boston Mayor Reiterates Support for Hosting Olympics (USA Today)

Boston 2024 Proposals Vetted at First City-Sponsored Public Meeting (Dorchester Reporter)

6 Takeaways From Boston’s First Community Meeting on 2024 Olympic Bid (

No Cost Overruns, Marty Walsh Vows (Boston Herald)

Boston’s 1st Public Olympics Meeting Was Spirited, But Tinged with Frustration (WGBH News)

Boston Hosts First Public Hearing on 2024 Olympic Bid (WCVB)

Large Crowd Comes to Mayor’s First Meeting on Boston Olympics (Macomb Daily)

And in other news…

Evan Falchuk’s New Mission: No Boston Olympics (Boston Globe)

In ‘Walkable’ Olymics Plan, Miles of Shutdowns, Detours (Boston Herald)

Franklin Park Key to Plan for Olympics; Its Boosters Weigh Impact (Dorchester Reporter)

Attorney: Olympics Bid Overstates Funding Commitments (Lowell Sun)

What Would the International Olympic Committee Require of Boston? (

Boston 2024 Drops One Hilariously Terrible Part of Their Bid to Host the Olympics (Blue Mass Group)

Top Mayoral Aide Joins Boston 2024 (Boston Globe)

Job Boosting Bid an Ethics Minefield for City Insider (Boston Herald)

Editorial Cartoon: MBTA Holds Olympic Trials (Boston Globe)

Editorial: Olympics vs. Democracy (Mission Hill Gazette)

Olympics Comes with Big Local Impacts, Prof Says (Mission Hill Gazette)

A Coast-to-Coast Education of the Insanity of Boston’s Olympic Dream (

The Great Olympic Meltdown (Cambridge Community Television)

#CommunityMeeting #MartyWalsh #EvanFalchuk #Walkable #Transportation #Fundraising #IOC #Housing #JoeRull #Corruption #MBTA #Snow #Democracy #JulesBoykoff #Priorities #Costoverruns #FranklinPark

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