[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... Read more
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... Read more
... I suggest the [BU] administration to either make an effort to buy the property or put pressure on the Brookline Housing Authority to monitor the tenets it accepts to 51-85 Egmont St. BU students who live in the Ashford/Gardner area they face a consistent problem every weekend with residents from the Egmont housing projects who... Read more
Beth Adelson listens as a Green Line conductor tries to remember the name of the stop that comes after BU East outbound.
Boston University assures us they won't let anybody with psychological problems work at its new South End biolab.
But instead, Good Girl Gone reports the two large signs right in the middle of BU's Marsh Plaza warning people to accept Jesus or they'll burn in hell actually made her feel good:
... Clearly, according to the two people holding those signs, I am destined to go to hell, simply because I'm Jewish. But what I got from this experience, was a sense... Read more
Did anybody in Boston not get a call last night from the National Institutes of Health about a hearing on BU's Deadliest Things Alive project in the South End?
Just in case, it's on Oct. 14, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St.
Light turns green, BU student on bicycle attempts to turn left in front of car going straight on Comm. Ave. and University Road Tuesday morning, the Daily Free Press reports, adding he was taken away with a head wound.
BU freshman from Kansas learns about the harsh realities of life in Allston after his iPod, GPS and radio are stolen from his car parked on Comm. Ave.
... He ran back to the apartment and told his roomies what happened. They were all very upset on his behalf. Then one of them asked him how the thief got in. As it turns out,... Read more
Jennifer Douglas, who told workers at Boston University's Mugar Library she had a bomb on May 4, yesterday admitted to sufficient facts in the case and was sentenced to two years' probation and mental-health treatment - and was ordered to stay the hell away from BU - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.
She was also ordered to stay away from the Bethel... Read more
By forcibly removing any bicycles not attached to a rack on Comm. Ave.
Jennifer Douglas, 28, is charged with making a false bomb threat by walking into BU's Mugar Library with two boxes and telling an employee she had a bomb yesterday evening.
The library was evacuated as the Boston Fire Department and the police bomb squad investigated. They eventually concluded the library was safe to re-open. The Daily Free Press reports the boxes contained a cuckoo... Read more
One guess what the author of that review of John Silber's harangue about new buildings at MIT and Harvard thinks about former BU strongman Silber's own fleet of new buildings across the river.
... Is he angry that his 13 million square feet have risked nothing, aspired to nothing and achieved no... Read more
BU Medical Campus wisely decided to spray the lawn with pesticides the day before the first sunny, warm spring day. Did the nasty smell and the little yellow signs stop people from playing, picnicing, and lying out on the grass? Of course not.
Why are we spraying the lawn with... Read more
The Tab reports police filed a license violation against the Common Ground on Harvard Avenue after a woman allegedly committed "assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (pint glass)" on April 5 by throwing her stein at another patron, getting him in the face and sending him to the hospital (report does not state if the pint glass still had beer in it).
The... Read more
Go figure: The old Charlesgate Hotel is haunted, and Eugene O'Neil's ghost makes occasional appearances at BU's Shelton Hall. Sam Baltrusis, writing a book on the paranormal at New England campuses, discusses.
The Allston-Brighton Tab reports a national fraternity conclave - headed up by some BU students - got a bit out of hand at the Soldiers Field Road Days Inn this past Sunday. Well, you know how boys are.
... The hotel manager told police Sunday, March 23, that dozens of people from the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity were allegedly going from room to room... Read more
Fenway? Colin the Bold reports parking meters all around the neighborhood are already plastered with "No Parking Sun - Mon" signs. Huh? Oh, right, Boylston Street, the preferred rioting grounds of students everywhere.
But lest one think the BPD is discriminating against Northeastern and BU students, Police Commissioner Ed Davis warns he will brook no nonsense from anybody Sunday night:
Davis said come... Read more
Jason Schwartz reports on an intensive, 18-month rebranding effort in which Boston University, um, er, removed a thin white line between "Boston" and "University" in its official logo. Also: The letters are a bit thinner now. And so, progress marches on.