Watertown Councilor Questions Lt. Gov. About Boston Olympics

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When Watertown Town Councilor Cecilia Lenk had an opportunity to ask new Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito a questions, she asked what many have been wondering – how will Boston and the state be prepared for the Olympics?

Lenk asked the question at the WEMO (Women Elected Municipal Official) luncheon at last week’s Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting.

The councilor said that the communities surrounding Boston have felt left out of the dialogue about the bid to get the 2024 Summer Olympics. Lenk said she worries about the transportation infrastructure, which is already overburdened in Watertown, despite the booming development – and that is without a major sporting event.

Her question got a response, and not just from the Lt. Governor.

“The whole room applauded,” Lenk said.

Polito said preparations will have to include more than just the host city.

“For us to be able to service all that comes with that great, grand event, it certainly will require the attention of more than just Boston and the communities surrounding it,” Polito said, according to a report by the State House News Service.

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