Olympics bid comes to an end

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Who wants to host the Olympics?

We’re not the first city to drop our Olympic aspirations after a hard look at the costs.

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Cities all around the world seem increasingly reluctant to host the Games.

Shirley Leung

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/shirley-4620.jpg New Boston still 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_no_olympics_signs.jpg Mistakes, missed opportunities sank Boston’s Olympic bid

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


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/cullen-8641.jpg Cynicism didn’t kill Boston’s Olympic bid

Taxpayer liability, not small-mindedness, was always the elephant in this room we call Boston.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during an NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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Ben Volin | Three downs

With camp looming, Patriots still waiting on Deflategate

Exactly five weeks since Tom Brady’s appeal at the NFL league offices, we still don’t have any resolution.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1019sox48.jpg Shane Victorino’s departure leaves only 10 from 2013 Red Sox

The outfielder’s emotional candor after being traded showed how much Boston meant to him.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/21/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Pic.3A.jpg Where one family’s kitchen is the heart of the village

In a 250-year-old house in India, more than 50 meals are prepared and served daily — to family, household staff, and field hands.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/481594676.jpg Mass. had its best June for home sales in a decade

Real estate sales, slowed this spring by the year’s record-breaking snowfalls, bounced back with a vengeance last month.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/officer1.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/150727_kdb_standalone_0001[1]-8518--90x90.jpg Hot, humid conditions to continue through midweek

Mass. will endure another sweltering day today with thunderstorms likely in the eastern part of the state.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said, departing from his prepared text in a speech at the African Union. “I think if I ran, I could win.”

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‘I could win’ a third term, President Obama says

The comments in an African Union speech were directed at leaders in the country that attempt to hold onto power.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/clinton150-8551.jpg Hillary Clinton returns to N.H. for town hall meeting

Tuesday’s town hall marks Clinton’s seventh visit to New Hampshire, with its first-in-the-nation primary.

“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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/LegoRobots_2015Jul16_0064A.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/bf471965932f4641a055e09a61305b2b-7cd13f602e1843aa842c02032fa7303d-0-1373--90x90.jpg No sign of teens who went missing on Florida fishing trip

Rescuers endured a fourth night of an anxious search for two 14-year-olds whose boat was found capsized.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/09232010_23massmover_photo-7716025[1]-4554--90x90.jpg Higher fees propel airlines’ profits — and travelers’ ire

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

Ground Game

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/rathe_pindell_employee02.jpg--90x90.jpg Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

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



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/20marathonmood15.jpg A final blow to Olympic bid

The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.

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.



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_draft_kings.jpg DraftKings gets a boost, led by Fox Sports

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



//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen.jpg Religious persecution, by both oppressors and the oppressed

India showcases the maddening complexity of religious persecution.

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