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USOC, Boston organizers halt bid to host Olympics

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the US Olympic Committee was long aware that he had misgivings about the cost overruns guarantee.

The tumultuous effort was racked by acrimonious debate, public relations blunders, and limited public support.

 

Shirley Leung

New Boston a lot like Old Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh’s hastily called news conference seemed designed to preempt a decision from US Olympic officials to dump the city.

Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.

 

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.

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

 

Elsewhere in US, access to records no big burden

Dire predictions about efforts to reform records laws are almost certainly hyperbole, according to government watchdogs.

 
 

Globe Events

 
 

A home with open space

A new floor plan for a renovated 1960s ranch-style house makes entertaining easy.

 
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The Nation

 

Elizabeth Warren, Newt Gingrich team up for NIH

Senator Elizabeth Warren greeted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich before Monday’s forum.

The liberal Massachusetts senator invited the former Republican House speaker to appear at her forum on the importance of scientific research.

 

La. theater gunman wasn’t committed against will

A funeral was held Monday in Franklin, La., for Mayci Breaux, 21, one of two women killed in a movie theater shooting last week in Lafayette, La.

An involuntary commitment would have banned John Russell Houser from buying a firearm.

 

Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous’ and ‘sad’

President Obama suggested the comments were an attempt to gain attention.

President Obama said their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran would be “ridiculous if it weren’t so sad.”

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The World

 

US, Turkey to take on ISIS in Syria’s north

Emergency responders carried a wounded man on a stretcher following an airstrike Monday on rebel-held Douma, Syria.

The plan envisions US warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from northern Syria.

 

Obama pushes South Sudan peace bid

 Ethiopian women waved as President Obama’s motorcade passed them near the airport in Addis Ababa.

President Obama convened a meeting of African leaders in his most direct personal intervention since the violence broke out more than 18 months ago.

 

Thailand ranks low on rights record

Thailand remains among the nearly two dozen countries that are making little to no effort to stop the smuggling of people.

 
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Editorial & Opinion

 

editorial

A final blow to Boston’s Olympic bid

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

 

opinion | Hillary Clinton

Profit sharing is a win-win

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

 

Joan Vennochi

No Boston Olympics activists are heroes

People held up placards against the Olympic Games coming to Boston during a public forum in February.

Boston 2024 never made a convincing case that the Olympic process was the best way to grow the city for everyone.

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Metro

 

Elsewhere in US, access to records no big burden

Dire predictions about efforts to reform records laws are almost certainly hyperbole, according to government watchdogs.

 

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.

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

 

USOC, Boston organizers halt bid to host Olympics

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the US Olympic Committee was long aware that he had misgivings about the cost overruns guarantee.

The tumultuous effort was racked by acrimonious debate, public relations blunders, and limited public support.

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Business

 

Shirley Leung

New Boston a lot like Old Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh’s hastily called news conference seemed designed to preempt a decision from US Olympic officials to dump the city.

Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.

 

Pricey car insurance policies test consumers

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

Even though insurance regulators and pro-athlete pitchmen urge consumers to compare prices, 1 in 3 policyholders have never shopped for insurance quotes.

 

Could Olympic effort make lasting impact on landscape?

Organizers envisioned Widett Circle in Boston being redeveloped as a new neighborhood after the Games ended, similar to what’s pictured in the rendering above. The area was being pushed as a site for the Olympic  stadium.

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

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Obituaries

 

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at 83; ex-president played outsize role in India’s missile program

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a scientist, was president of India from 2002 until 2007.

India’s president from 2002 until 2007, Mr. Kalam was a scientist and science administrator for four decades before that.

 

Edward F. Madden, at 77; stalwart of Merrimac youth sports

Edward F. Madden helped to invigorate sports in Merrimac and became a coach and organizer for Little League.

Mr. Madden worked at various insurance agencies in New England before founding Ed Madden Real Estate in Merrimac.

 

Van Alexander, at 100; swing-era songwriter, bandleader, arranger

Mr. Alexander was a musical jack-of-all-trades who became a composer and music director in Hollywood.

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Sports

 

White Sox 10, Red Sox 8

Kelly, bullpen dig hole Red Sox can’t fill

Rusney Castillo reaches to high-five a fan after scoring on Mookie Betts’s infield single in the fourth inning.

Red Sox starter Joe Kelly lasted only 3 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits.

 

Shane Victorino emotional following trade to Angels

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

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

 

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Blake Swihart is learning on the fly

Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart strokes a double against the Tigers on Sunday night.

Expected to be in Pawtucket, the Red Sox catcher has made the most of his rookie season in the majors.

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Tuesday Stories

 

‘Wimpy Kid’ buys its author’s dream bookstore

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

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

 

A new chapter for Mass. storytelling group

Norah Dooley is the funny and frenetic force behind massmouth, which has produced six seasons of competitive story slams in and around Boston.

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

 

Frame by Frame

With these twins, differences lie in the details

Samuel and William Wonson of Gloucester were captured in a portrait by Boston artist Moses B. Russell in the mid 19th century.

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Comics

Crossword

Circulars

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