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By - 6/24/09 - 8:56 pm

Small chemical explosion on the third floor, 590 Comm. Ave., around 8:45 p.m., hazmat team on the way.Read more

By - 5/9/09 - 10:26 am

Outrage, dispair, Facebook grumbling, that the Somerville congressman is their commencement speaker.

Be sure to read the quotes from the journalism and poli-sci major who is particularly incensed because Capuano got BU some money to fix up part of Comm. Ave.

The Outraged Liberal tells them to grow up and suggests the particular student outraged over sidewalks consider a profession where she doesn't...Read more

By - 4/28/09 - 9:25 am

The Daily Free Press reports a BU junior was arrested at the Comm. Ave. Star Market around 3 a.m. on April 24 for wandering around the store, opening packages and eating the stuff inside:

The officer confronted the suspect when he tried to leave the store with his fingers covered in mashed potatoes from an open package he still had in his hands.

By - 4/25/09 - 7:53 pm

Looks like a steam leak in an elevator control room left a number of students trapped in elevators (see comments below).

TONS of firetrucks and police.

Warren towers has multiple elevators stuck with multiple occupants.

Building without power, lots of alarms.

Comm. Ave. inbound totally shut down....Read more

By - 4/23/09 - 4:29 pm

The Daily Free Press reports workers at the school admissions department removed copies of the paper with stories about their most infamous medical-school student from a reception area for prospective students and their parents:

An admissions office employee, who wished to remain anonymous out of concern for her job, told a Daily Free Press reporter Wednesday that the papers had been hidden because of

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By - 4/22/09 - 10:32 am

Boston University Police report a woman walking in front of 200 Bay State Rd. this morning was mugged by another woman who used a "small, light-colored stick" to smack her in the head repeatedly as she attempted to make off with the victim's handbag:

The victim was dazed and had a severe laceration to her forehead and was transported to the hospital.

Boston Police...Read more

By - 4/20/09 - 6:23 pm

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says Philip Markoff, 22, of Quincy, was today charged with the murder of Julissa Brisman at the Marriott and the attack a few days earlier on another woman at the Westin.

In a press conference with Davis, Suffolk County DA Dan Conley said authorities are looking for additional victims and urged anybody who'd been attacked after placing a Craigslist...Read more

By - 4/16/09 - 8:21 am

The Globe reports that the BSL4 lab in the South End will be delayed until at least late next year. Reportedly, the safety review will take longer than projected.

Putting a lab that could handle the most deadly biologicals in a dense urban area has been opposed by residents and some professional organizations. See also a report by the Security Studies Program at...Read more

By - 4/13/09 - 4:22 am

BU is the NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Champion! As winners of every tournament they entered this season, the team will be riding duck boats from Kenmore to Marsh Plaza with the Championship Trophy to celebrate on Tuesday, April 14 at noon. Be there! There will be cake!Read more

By - 4/12/09 - 12:01 am

Amanda can't believe the BU win - especially the last minute:

... I'm still in shock.

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By - 4/9/09 - 2:14 pm

"Cyberbullying" has become a genuine problem on some college campuses, reports BU's Bostonia magazine in its Spring 2009 edition:

In summer 2007, a music professor at BU was shocked to learn that he had a Facebook page — in his name, with a recent photo and a spot-on bio. But, the professor recalls, “embedded in the document were really scurrilous things that were reputed to

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By - 2/24/09 - 10:53 am

The Daily Free Press reports a number of BU students didn't wake up even as nine firetrucks arrived outside their 6 Buswell St. apartments on Saturday to put out a fire. The paper also reports on the likely cause of the fire: Ashes from a hookah brought over by one student's friend....Read more

By - 2/11/09 - 3:42 pm

Boston University Police report they are looking for a bronze statue that went missing from a fifth-floor storage room at 808 Comm. Ave. sometime between Nov. 21 and now:

The missing piece is described as a large dog, approximately 6' in length and 4' tall, weighing several hundred pounds.


Hokay, I think we can see now...Read more

By - 2/9/09 - 9:50 am previews tonight's Beanpot final between Northeastern and Boston University:

... Separated by the Charles River, Parker's No. 1 Terriers and Cronin's No. 3 Huskies will meet Monday night in the Beanpot final. ...

Via On Being a Sports Girl.

By - 2/4/09 - 3:01 pm

Boston and BU police responded in force to the BU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 705 Commonwealth Ave., when a student reported seeing a suspicious man:

According to Boston University Police Chief Thomas Robbins, the suspect was described as a white male, approximately 22 years old, with short brown hair and wearing a heavy green coat with a fur collar. "The caller

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By - 1/15/09 - 10:24 pm

Boston University Police report a woman walking in front of 189 Bay State Rd. was jumped from behind around 8:45 p.m. last night by two guys trying to steal her cell phone:

[T]he male suspect came from behind her and put both arms around her and held her as he attempted to take her phone from her pocket. The victim put her arms

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By - 11/29/08 - 3:22 pm

First Belinda the Willow Tree, now the radio tower atop the College of Communications at BU. Ross Levanto reports BU today took down the radio tower that had long symbolized the college, even if it hadn't actually broadcast anything since the 1950s:

... Maybe only a BU COM grad can understand, but it was somewhat of a poignant, if accidental moment. We recognize

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