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Commonwealth Magazine Talks Olympic-Sized Cost Overruns

Commonwealth Magazine Senior Associate Editor Gabrielle Gurley asks: “State Auditor Bump found significant flaws in several MBTA station renovation projects that cost taxpayers millions in fixes. If the MBTA can’t properly design a station to handle crowds for games that have been going on for more than a century, what possibly could go wrong with…

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Herald Says Pols Wary of Boston Olympics

The Boston Herald quotes House Speaker Bob DeLeo: “I want to make sure it’s not a financial boondoggle, as I’ve seen in other major cities around the world.  I’m not interested in the taxpayers of Massachusetts having to foot a billion dollars or more just to be thrown away for the sake of having an…

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Boston Globe Olympic Writer to USOC: Pick L.A.!

Boston Globe Olympic writer John Powers has been following the auction for the 2024 Olympics.  For the USOC, he says, “The easy choice would be LA, the two-time host that recently unveiled its venue plan that would use a number of its 1984 sites (most notably a renovated Coliseum), plus newer ones such as the…