- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) - Roughly 60 people gathered in Arlington for a town hall meeting on Boston’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic games.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1AKF8lX) supporters at Arlington Town Hall Monday night said hosting the Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and they hope the area would see an economic boost from it.

But opponents of the bid say they’re worried about gentrification, cost overruns and misplaced priorities.

The debate was the 13th “community conversations” meeting held by Boston 2024, which has promised to hold 20 sessions across the state over the course of 20 weeks. The group’s revised plans are set to be unveiled at the end of June.

State Sen. Kenneth Donnelly organized the meeting and told attendees he has not decided on the issue.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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