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John Fish Tops List Of Boston's Most Powerful Despite Public Being Sour On Olympic Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 01 / 15

Boston 2024 Chair JOHN FISH was ranked No. 1 on BOSTON magazine's list of the 50 most powerful people in the city. The magazine's Erick Trickey writes Fish is "using the Olympics to make the city take a long, hard look at our long-term transportation, infrastructure, and housing woes -- whether we...

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08/12/98
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08/11/98
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08/11/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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08/10/98
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