City Councilors have given a green light for a loan that helps the downtown area to market itself. Bob Stroh (pictured) and other members of the Downtown Business Association will spend $55,000 on a consultant. Stroh says the goal is to make the downtown business district more competitive with local shopping centers.
Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.
A number of candidates are expected to vie for the chance to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.