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Boston 2024 ‘Bid Book’, Obtained by Boston Journalists, Reveals Need For Public Money

In the debate over whether or not to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston, one of the most contentious questions is this: would taxpayers end up picking up the bill, and if so, how much would it cost?

Preserving Disappearing Data In The Digital Age

How do we decide what we should keep and what we should trash online? And what does it mean for future generations if what we save is carefully curated?

Matthew Aucoin’s Opera, Based On Walt Whitman Diaries, Gets World Premiere At A.R.T.

Matthew Aucoin grew up in Medfield and completed his first symphonic work at the age of 9. By 11, he could play Mozart’s entire “Marriage of Figaro” on the piano — from memory.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Why Massachusetts Got An “F” On Public Records Access

The state’s public records laws are among the least transparent in the country.

In New Book, ‘Bowling Alone’ Author Examines Impact Of Economic Inequality On Kids

Robert Putnam argues there’s a huge “opportunity gap” between rich kids and poor kids in the U.S. He says that getting ahead is no longer an opportunity available to all, but instead, a kind of lottery.

Littlefield On Sports: FIFA Officials Arrested In Zurich

Corruption, bribery, money laundering, wire fraud and racketeering. We’re not talking about mafia dons. We’re talking about top international soccer officials.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Former Atlanta Mayor Says Olympics Were A Boon To The City

Young argues that the Atlanta Olympics sparked billions of dollars in investment and development, expanded affordable housing and extended Atlanta’s civil rights legacy.

A History Of Black Holes From Improbability To Central Question In The Universe

Black holes are among the most bizarre and mysterious of celestial objects. But for decades, many scientists outright dismissed black holes, saying the idea was too preposterous to even consider.

Longest-Serving Mayor In Mass., Michael McGlynn Of Medford, Won’t Seek 15th Term

The first thing you learn about Michael McGlynn is that he loves being mayor of Medford. He’s been at the job since 1987.

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