Olympics bid comes to an end

Mistakes, missed opportunities sank Boston’s Olympic bid

Opposition to Boston’s Olympics bid was strong, and was evident at the first public forum on the issue in February.

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The effort was mortally wounded by controversy, public opposition, and Boston 2024’s inability to find a sales pitch.

“Boston is our city,” USOC board member Dan Doctoroff said during the last week’s televised debate on the Olympic bid. Four days later, the USOC and Boston 2024 elected to suspend the local bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Shirley Leung

New Boston acts a lot like Old Boston

To the world, Boston is still the same old, same old — a difficult place to get anything done, a place where we’re happy as we are.

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Other recent, would-be hosts continue to feel the effects of failed or scuttled bids — for good and bad.


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There were some well-meaning folks aligned with the Olympic effort, but they shot themselves in the foot at every turn.

New Celtics (left to right) Perry Jones III, David Lee and Amir Johnson with their jerseys in Waltham on Monday.

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Celtics complete flurry of trades, signings

Boston continues to upgrade its roster in workmanlike fashion, laying the groundwork for further reconstruction.

Since the start of the 2014 season, Shane Victorino has played in only 63 games and hit .258.

Trade deadline week begins with Shane Victorino deal

Before leaving, the outfielder expressed his appreciation for the opportunity the Red Sox gave him.

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The airlines’ penchant for fees is not going away any time soon in what has become a highly profitable industry.

Video captured detective’s vulgar threat to driver

The Medford detective told a motorist that he would “put a hole right through [his] head” and cursed repeatedly.

Other states say enhanced records access not a burden

A state that just weeks ago updated its public records law says it’s had few requests since reforms were enacted.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

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Last month’s widely popular IPO by Seres Therapeutics was the culmination of hard work, successful clinical tests, and good timing.

David Bookbinder saved $600 a year by switching to Allstate for his auto insurance.

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Pricey car insurance policies test consumers

One in three policyholders have never shopped for automobile insurance quotes.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney at his new Plainville bookstore.

‘Wimpy Kid’ buys its author’s dream bookstore

Jeff Kinney’s success permitted his family to open An Unlikely Story and transform Plainville into an unlikely destination.

Sean Sumner tested his Lego robot during a recent course for parents and teachers at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke.

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Lego program helps parents, teachers conquer robotics

The intent is to familiarize adults with concepts in programming and encourage them to work with kids in a Lego robotics competition.

Biogen seen vulnerable to takeover after sell-off

The Cambridge biotechnology giant now may have to make a bold move to reassure investors.

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Norah Dooley plans to shutter massmouth’s office and hand over its day-to-day administrative tasks.

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Seif al-Islam Khadafy was sentenced for deaths that occurred during the country’s 2011 uprising.

Ground Game

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Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.


Hillary Clinton

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The presidential candidate touts the effects of profit sharing on employees’ paychecks as well as the economy as a whole.

The Big Picture

A boy plays during breaktime at the Senator Obama primary school in the village of Kogelo, west of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi on July 16. US President Barack Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month.

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The Big Picture

Obama’s ancestral home

President Obama visits Kenya and Ethiopia this month. His ancestral home of Kogelo is home to Sarah Hussein Obama, his step-grandmother.



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Fox Sports is leading a $300 million investment that will help the Boston fantasy sports startup battle its larger competitor.



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India showcases the maddening complexity of religious persecution.

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