Kat Cornetta reports the twin fighter jets that zoomed at near-treetop level over Brookline Village around 10 a.m. - and which could be heard as far away as Weston - were part of a Boston University salute at Nickerson Field to ROTC and to alumni who have served in the military.... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports the student was thrown into the air when hit by a car near the BU East T stop around 12:30 p.m. today, but that she was conscious when taken away by EMTs. The driver was not cited.
[T]wo males approached them from either side and asked, "Do you want to get shot?"
Meanwhile, out in Newton, two residents of Tent City in the South End were arrested at Mount Ida College... Read more
The Boston University class of 2014 moved in this past Saturday and Sunday, and for some parents, it was a tough weekend.
Boston and Brookline firefighters responded to BU's College of Arts and Sciences building, 685 Comm. Ave., for an electrical fire in the basement shortly before 6 p.m. The all-out was signaled around 6:25 p.m.
Boston University Police report a rash of eBay and Craigslist frauds involving checks allegedly from either BU trustees or BU student services.
In the frauds, somebody selling something online will get a check from one of those sources, made out for far more than the amount of the sale (like $5,000 for a $400 purchase). The buyer tells the seller to deposit the... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports foul play doesn't seem to be at work in the death of the professor in a fifth-floor lab in the Photonics Center this morning.
Boston University reports it's secured a supply of 34,000 bottles of water to quench student thirst and several tons of a ice a day (to cool boiled water). And, the school has figured out how to have coffee available to students during final exams.
The Supreme Judicial Court today threw out drug-related evidence seized by BU police on an I-93 entrance ramp from a man they had no reason to believe had anything to do with BU.
The case involved two BU police officers who decided to "randomly" run the plate of a man they watched pumping gas near Boston Medical Center, which BU police patrol. When they found... Read more
One of the first things Brighton District Court Judge David Donnelly asked the two college students up on graffiti charges this morning was whether their parents knew.
The pair, arrested early Saturday at a freshly tagged building near Boston University, said they did not.
"Why didn't you call your parents?" Donnelly asked the two, both 19 and both from the San Francisco area. They... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what to do about underage drinking at Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street.
At a hearing today, Boston Police Det. Kevin McGill said that, after receiving tips from local college police departments, he and another detective paid the club a visit on March 5 - and promptly found two underage BU sophomores, drinks in hand.
Owner Joe Cimino pleaded guilty,... Read more
Jim Sullivan remembers his friend:
... I will say Howard inspired many, myself included, as a historian, activist, an avid participant in the world, someone who never let his optimism fail, despite... Read more
From the BU Daily Free Press: High female ratio not a problem, BU males say.