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Afternoon bits: Boston Olympics are dead, LaGuardia’s $4B makeover and more

Updated Jul 27th, 2015 4:32PM EDT
Boston Olympics Dead LaGuardia Airport Makeover

Interested in what’s going on outside the tech world this afternoon? Here are some news items that are rocking the web on July 27th, 2015.

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  • That sound you hear in Boston is spontaneous cheers erupting after the United States Olympic Committee announced that Boston’s bid to host the Olympics in 2024 is mercifully dead. The only people who ever thought this was a good idea must have been people who have never driven through Boston at all — the city is a complete nightmare to get through even in the best of days and we cannot imagine the chaos that the Olympics would have caused.
  • Anyone who’s ever flown through LaGuardia Aiport in New York knows it’s in need of a makeover and New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday unveiled a $4 billion plan to do just that. Cuomo described the current LaGuardia as “slow,” “dated” and “a terrible front-door entrance way to New York.” The same thing could be said for the George Washington Bridge, of course, but one thing at a time…
  • New York Magazine is out with a massive scoop featuring interviews with 35 different women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby. It’s a very sad and unnerving piece but it’s also an absolute must read.
  • On a much more lighthearted note, a new Dr. Seuss book called What Pet Should I Get? is coming out tomorrow. Although Theodor “Ted” Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, passed away in 1991, his widow approached publisher Penguin Random House with an unpublished manuscript that had been written in the late ’50s/early ’60s. You can preorder the book for yourself here.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.