BU Today reports the Boston Public Health Commission has given the go-ahead to BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on Albany Street to begin research on the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.
The owner of Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., acknowledged today that he and his staff need to do better after police detectives on a routine inspection found six underage college students with mixed drinks at a reserved table after the Head of the Charles Regatta last month. Read more.
BU Today recounts how a BUPD detective found a student's stolen $14,000 silver flute:
Eventually, Stone found someone in the neighborhood of BU who’d had an earlier encounter with the suspect and was willing to give Stone a name - but it was just a first name. That was enough to reduce that pawnshop database to about 500 hits. After searching hundreds of records in more detail, Stone found a 2014 transaction where the first name and a picture matched the suspect on the video.
Wheelock College officially becomes part of Boston University on June 1 of next year - and its president will stay on as dean of BU’s new Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, about an underage Boston University student served a vodka drink at Eastern Standard on May 2 and an underage BU student served a Red Bull and vodka the next night at T's Pub. Read more.
UPDATE: State Police report Jeune was found safe and "in good condition" at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
State troopers in boats searched the Charles River this morning for Tamika Danielle Jeune after her ID, wallets and shoes were found on the riverbank.
The Daily Free Press reports several students have been hit by a scam in which a stranger comes up to them at an ATM on Comm. Ave. and asks them to deposit a check, withdraw some money and keep the rest of the check. Don't do that, BU Police is warning students.
Punter's Pub, 444 Huntington Ave., no longer accepts foreign IDs from people wanting a drink, due to an incident last month in which police found three underage students drinking draft beer after showing what turned out to be fraudulent foreign IDs. Read more.
Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today called on the council to try to prevent Boston University from beginning work on particularly nasty microorganisms at its Albany Street biolab, by amending city ordinances to prohibit such research. Read more.
The Daily Free Press reports neo-Nazis are having fun trolling for printers accessible over the Internet - and have found a bunch at Boston University that they used to spit out anti-Semitic flyers.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Genki Ya, 232 Tremont St., shut for two days because BPD detectives caught three underage BU students with rum drinks - and the realistic-looking but fake out-of-state IDs they'd used to buy them. Read more.
Police, including the bomb squad and a SWAT team, arrived around 8:30 a.m. at 771 Commonwealth Ave. The building was emptied and the street shut to both pedestrians and motorists.
BU Today reports police were forced to act after getting what turned out to be hoax calls about a man claiming he was strapped into a booby-trapped room in the building.
The street was re-opened at 9:26 a.m.; firefighters and EMTs were released from the scene.
A Redditor reports that this tanker truck stopped just before striking a low-clearance bridge on Storrow Drive this morning, fouling up traffic.
Looks to be eastbound just before the Silber Way footbridge.
BU Today reports the buyer is Related Beal, which turned the old Lovejoy Wharf into Converse's new world headquarters, and which is currently building an all-affordable apartment building near North Station.
Although the company is buying the buildings, BU will continue to own the land they're on. Not resolved: The future of the Citgo sign.
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