The Daily Free Press reports the guy who held up City Convenience at 700 Comm. Ave. Monday night also claimed to have a gun.
Boston University reports a spike in robberies of laptops, smart phones and other gizmos in the past couple of weeks. Mugar Memorial Library, the George Sherman Union, and FitRec are all targets, but sharp-eyed thieves are on the prowl for unlocked empty rooms and other opportunities. Campus police suspect just one or two purloiners are responsible:
It could be outsiders, but we're not naÃ¯ve enough to think that it couldn't be individuals affiliated with BU.
Kenn Elmore, Boston University's dean of students, discusses a site that lets people rate BU women.
At least, when it comes to reimbursing Boston for city services.
A new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge looks at "payments in lieu of taxes" negotiated between some municipalities and their non-profit, non-property-tax paying landowners. Boston collects more of these payments than any other city in the country (and Massachusetts has much more cities collecting them than any other state), but because they're negotiated separately, the amount each local institution pays varies considerably.
BU Today reports health officials are trying to figure out what's been giving students vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains over the past few days. At least a dozen have sought medical attention, but more could be affected:
Virginia Barney (CFA'14) says her English class, which normally has 25 students, had only half that number this week.
The Daily Free Press informs us that even BU is not immune from mice:
"We didn't realize there was a mousetrap underneath our radiator. A mouse got caught and then started burning underneath the radiator. So basically, it was really, really gross."
The Daily Free Press reports on the university's 208-room med dorm, on Albany Street.
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.
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.
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 check, then immediately wire them the difference via Western Union. Of course, the checks then bounce and the buyers are gone:
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.