The Daily Free Press reports the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square has re-done one of its suits in homage to BU:
Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:
Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.
State Police report recovering the parts shortly after noon, near the BU sailing pavilion.
The origin of the partial remains is the subject of an ongoing investigation. In order to protect the integrity of that ongoing investigation, no further information about the partial remains is being released at this time. The public may be assured, however, that based on the investigation to date, the discovered... Read more
Mass Live reports on an 8-5 vote against a proposal to fight research on the world's deadliest microorganisms at BU's South End research facility.
Charlie MacSteven photographed bystanders trying to comfort a woman after she was hit by a car on Comm. Ave. at St. Paul around 2 p.m.
The Daily Free Press reports on a hearing yesterday on a proposal by City Councilor Charles Yancey to ban the sort of research BU wants to do on the world's deadliest microorganisms at its South End research lab.
BU Today reports BU is going to start checking IDs on people boarding university buses, so no more free alternative transportation for people with no school affiliation.
Large numbers of BPD officers descended on the Esplanade and the BU Bridge shortly after 4 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man in camouflage running around near the bridge with a rifle. Cambridge Police sent some officers to their side of the bridge as well.
In fact, it turned out there was a whole troop of men running around the Esplanade with rifles... Read more
Boston's Mobile Food Truck Committee (yes, of course the city has a Mobile Food Truck Committee) has approved a pilot project in which food trucks can keep serving food until midnight in designated areas in Copley Square and at Boston University East and Northeastern on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Mayor Walsh says that if the pilot proves successful, he'd want to look at expanding it... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports on the temporary punishment meted out to Zeta Beta Tau on Linden Street in Allston.
BU Today reports the 25 tech companies sued by Boston University - including Apple and Amazon - have agreed to pay licensing fees for the way their blue LEDs are manufactured.
BU Today reports 10 employees didn't get paid last month because somebody gained access to their direct-deposit information and had the payments routed elsewhere.
The university suspects a devious phisher somehow convinced the employees to hand over their information with sophisticated - and bogus - requests for the information.
MuckRock posts some FBI files on the former BU president.
Boston University Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with at least three laptop thefts at the Mugar library since September. He looks for an unattended backpack or laptop, then takes it:
In all cases the suspect was in and out of the building in ten minutes or less.... Read more
WBZ reports that after saying no to Harvard, Tom Menino said yes to an appointment at BU.
Flea spotted a piercing beam of light in the sky over BU last night. BU Today reports it's an installation called uboc No. 1 & stuVi2 that will run through Sunday in honor of a conference BU is hosting:
The starkly visible blue-green laser will connect two towers, the BU School of Law - Josep Lluis Sertâ€™s modernist icon, nicknamed by students the... Read more
Over the past few months, Boston University has taken a somewhat leisurely approach to filing lawsuits over its patent on making a component of LEDs, suing Apple here, lobbing a lawsuit at Amazon there.
Yesterday, though, BU opened the floodgates, filing nine separate lawsuits in US District Court against Acer, BlackBerry, Canon, Dell, Fujifilm and some companies few people have heard... Read more
A concerned citizen frets:
Is there something we can do to curb the throngs of BU students from crossing Comm Ave against the walk light? They haphazardly cascade across the street between classes, with no regard for vehicles and bikes. Not only is it unsafe for them, but it creates a dangerous driving situation. Thanks!... Read more