Mayor Sets JP Community Meeting on Olympics Bid

As Bostonians come to grips with the idea that the city is the nation’s nominee to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a slate of community meetings.

On Friday morning, City Hall broadcast a slate of nine community meetings. There’s one in JP, to be held June 30, 6:30 p.m., at English High (144 McBride St.).

Here’s the full list:

  • Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m. – Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St.
  • Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m. – Condon School Cafeteria, 200 D St., South Boston
  • March 31, 6:30 p.m. – Harvard Business School, (building to be determined)
  • April 12, 6:30 p.m. – Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury
  • May 19, 6:30 p.m. – Cleveland Community Center, 11 Charles St., Dorchester
  • June 30, 6:30 p.m. – English High School, 144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain
  • July 28, 6:30 p.m. – Mildred School, 5 Mildred Ave., Boston
  • Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m. – Orenberger School, 175 West Boundary Road, W. Roxbury
  • Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. – East Boston High School, 86 White St., East Boston

Calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime urban planning and economic development opportunity,” the mayor said in a statement:

“Today marks the start of a long process to meet with residents and solicit feedback from our many diverse neighborhoods as we move forward in our quest to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. I am excited to share our vision with the people of Boston and hear their thoughts on how we can work together to not only bring the Games to Boston, but create one of the most innovative, sustainable and successful Olympics the world has seen.”

While details of Boston’s bid haven’t been made public, Franklin Park appears to have been tapped as host of equestrian events and the pentathlon.

The International Olympic Committee will make its choice in 2017. Boston’s bid is expected to be competing with ones from Paris, Berlin, Istanbul and Johannesburg.

Previous Boston 2024 coverage on Jamaica Plain News:

Mayor Sets JP Community Meeting on Olympics Bid

Franklin Park Golfers Take ‘Wait and See’ Approach to Olympics

‘No Boston Olympics’ Group Meets in JP Monday Night

[Editor’s note: I’ve fixed a subject/verb disagreement in this post.]

  • kinopio

    How does having Franklin Park ruined so Mitt Romney can watch his horse dance around for a few days 10 years from now benefit the people of Jamaica Plain?

  • mjb918

    Build a velodrome at the terminus of the Pierre Lallement (SWCP) bike way at Forest Hills. Riders from all around the metro area could then access a safe indoor track to ride (exercise) year round.