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Although the idea was destined for failure from the moment it was conceived, the bid for Boston to host the 2024 Olympics fell flat on its face on Monday when the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) officially ended its bid for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games. The idea that New England’s largest city would host the Olympics didn’t sit well with many Bostonians from the start. Years of construction associated with building Olympic venues, few economic benefits, and a potential for the event to go over budget, which is the main reason the bid ultimately fell through, were all reasons so many were wary of the idea.


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Discovering Boston from a Different Perspective

The following is a guest article by Dan Patterson.

Boston skyline

When planning your trip to Boston, you may find yourself in a fluster, struggling to soak up the city for every inch of street it offers. Being one of the most historic cities on the globe, there are certainly a plethora of amazing sites to see. Though you may be consumed with nostalgic tours of the city, we want to help you discover Boston from a totally different perspective, allowing you to taste the city’s true flavors.

Between the mix of professional sports, comedy shows, art galleries and more your long weekend will certainly be filled with excitement. There are plenty of destinations off the beaten path, so we’d like to throw a few pointers your way so that you can leave the hub of New England satisfied with the sights and sounds.


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Boston event cancellations and postponements - April 19, 2013

Fenway Park

Due to the ongoing manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the city is pretty much shut down. Therefore, several events that were to go on tonight have been cancelled or postponed.

Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - According to the Red Sox website, the game scheduled for Friday has been postponed until a later date.

Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - According to the Bruins website, the game has been postponed tentatively until Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm.

The Joy Formidable - According to their Twitter account, the Joy Formidable concert scheduled for Friday at the House of Blues has been postponed until June 20.

The Book of Mormon - According to the Boston Opera House website, the Book of Mormon show scheduled for Friday at the Boston Opera House has been cancelled.

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This week, we've been inspired by everyone who came together following the Boston Marathon tragedy, amused by a Pixar/AMC mash-up, and giggling uncontrollably at things that sounds like "bad words" on TV.

Bruins/Sabres National Anthem

The recent Boston bombings have been on everyone’s minds this week, with an overwhelming amount of support for Boston throughout the country. The hashtag #BostonStrong has been trending on Twitter, alongside tweets of support and well wishes, including the Boston Red Sox. At a Yankees v. Diamondbacks game earlier this week, the team paid tribute to their longtime rivals, Boston Red Sox, by playing “Sweet Caroline” — the song that’s become a staple of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The first Boston home game (Boston Bruins played Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden) gave us what could arguably be one of the best National Anthem performances ever. Rene Rancourt, who was intended to sing the song, got through only a few lines before the entire crowd joined in. They sang the rest together.