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Kelly Struggles Again As Red Sox Fall To White Sox

July 28, 2015
Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers to the White Sox during a game at Fenway, Monday, July 27, 2015. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Red Sox lost to the White Sox 10-8 last night at home. David Ortiz and Mookie Betts both drove in two runs.

Hundreds Say Goodbye To Springfield Marine

July 27, 2015

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan was honored at a private funeral Monday, attended by family, friends and dignitaries including Gov. Charlie Baker.

No Boston Olympics Welcomes Failure Of Bid

July 27, 2015

Dempsey says this is an opportunity for the city of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts to start a conversation about how to change on our own terms.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Lawyers Submit Appeal

July 27, 2015

Lawyers for convicted gangster, “Whitey” Bulger, argued before a federal appeals court Monday that it should set aside his 2013 conviction.

The Role Of Public Opinion In The Boston Bid’s Failure

July 27, 2015

Steve Koczela joins All Things Considered to discuss the role of public opinion and transparency played in the failure of Boston’s Olympic bid.

Mixed Reaction From Dorchester Avenue As Boston Olympic Bid Dies

July 27, 2015

Dorchester Avenue was to have been the Olympic Boulevard. Reaction there was mixed Monday afternoon as the USOC and local organizer announced the Boston bid had been pulled.

7 Reasons Why Boston's Olympic Bid Failed

July 27, 2015
The U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics Monday. The decision came after months of low public support and mounting criticism over whether the city should host the games. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

There will be no Olympics in Boston in 2024. The city’s quest to host the 2024 Summer Games came to an end Monday after the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug on Boston’s bid. Here is a closer look at the issues and controversies that brought down Boston’s Olympic bid.

Now That Boston Pulled Its Bid, What’s Next For The 2024 Games?

July 27, 2015

Saying the bid was “sound” and would have benefited Boston for decades to come, the USOC cited the inability to get public support behind the proposal as the reason for dropping it saying “we are out of time.”

U.S.O.C. Ends Support For Boston’s Olympic Bid

July 27, 2015
Reporters view a video display of the sites of the potential Olympic stadium, athlete's villages and media centers during a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The city’s bid has been in peril for months. And earlier Monday, Mayor Marty Walsh said that the U.S.O.C. was pressuring him to sign a host city contract.

Watch Live: Gov. Baker Holds Press Availability

July 27, 2015

Gov. Baker is scheduled to speak to the press at 3 p.m. on the same day Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced he would not sign a host city contract with the USOC without more assurances that taxpayers won’t be held responsible for cost overruns.

USOC, Local Organizers Drop Bid To Bring 2024 Olympics To Boston

July 27, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Games — which from the beginning has been plagued by a string of controversies, an active opposition and meager public support — has officially come to an end.

Beverly Residents Seek To Rename Park In Honor Of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Creator

July 27, 2015
Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player stricken with ALS whose Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for ALS research, attends this year's Red Sox home opener game in April. (Elise Amendola/AP)

A group of Beverly residents want to rename a neglected playground in honor of Pete Frates, whose father says it would be the first all-inclusive handicap accessible park in the city.

Springfield Marine Killed In Tennessee Shooting Called ‘Exemplary’

July 27, 2015
Marine pallbearers carry the casket of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, who died in the July 16 Chattanooga shooting, into a funeral service in Springfield, Mass., on July 27, 2015. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The family of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan has invited fellow Marines to attend his private funeral Mass Monday morning at Holy Cross Church in his hometown of Springfield.

USOC To Talk With Gov. Baker, Decide Next Step For Boston Bid

July 27, 2015

The leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are supposed to hear from the governor of Massachusetts on Monday. What he tells them could very well dictate the future of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Mayor Walsh Says He Won’t Be Rushed Into Signing Olympic Host City Contract With USOC

July 27, 2015
Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca, left, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, speak to reporters in June at TD Garden. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Walsh said he wouldn’t sign the contract without more assurances that taxpayers wouldn’t be held responsible for potential cost overruns.

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