UPDATE: Licensing Board ordered a four-day suspension: Three for serving the minors, one for owner Joseph Cimino's actions during the police investigation. Cimino can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
It was bad enough, police say, that they caught four underage Northeastern students inside Daisy Buchanan's with Bud Lights. Even worse was that owner Joseph Cimino tried to keep them from questioning one of the four - after he had already tried to flee out the back - two detectives told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday
Nothing good can come of that, a Northeastern student learns the hard way.
The campus newspaper wishes BC fans hadn't spent their energies yelling "Fuck Northeastern" at a Friday hockey match:
The growing number of students who use obscenities in chants at home BC hockey games is unacceptable, and the student body and Athletics must move to end the practice.
The Huntington News reports (scroll about halfway down) on an incident Saturday night in which a student walking near the school library was accosted by two guys, one of whom said he had a gun. Campus police stopped one of the junior ruffians on his not-fast-enough way to Ruggles Street - and found the student's laptop, phone and credit card on the ground nearby. The News reports the lad was a resident of a halfway house who ran away after first ditching his GPS monitoring device - by cutting it off.
The Huntington News reports on a recent arrest at Northeastern:
A man, not affiliated with the university, approached an officer and claimed that he worked for the US Government agency called "Black Ops", and was assigned to count every toilet on campus. As the officer began to question the man, he assaulted the officer.
The Huntington News reports Northeastern police officers came running when a college worker reported "a man in the Smith Hall laundry room standing still in a strange position for several hours" - with his head stuck in a drier. Turns out he had good reason for standing still: He was a mannequin.
The Huntington News reports the father of a student who'd just flunked out of school for the second time didn't take kindly to the news and called an associate dean to express his displeasure:
The dean reported the father said "in the future he will act as a terrorist toward the university."
The father lives in Turkey but is currently in Russia.
WBUR rounds up the top highest salaries for college presidents in Massachusetts.
The Huntington News reports that campus police officers responded to a pre-Thanksgiving report of students chucking pumpkins out of a third-floor window of a Columbus Avenue dorm. Officers found "small pumpkin pieces on the ground" but no students willing to own up to the gourdgeous desecration.
The News reports campus police did take decisive action when they found a student pissing on a car on Gainsborough Street:
The officer reported that they were able to pour a bottle of water over the area on the vehicle and that there was no damage.
In among the usual reports of students found lying in their own vomit and being surprised that their laptops were gone from the classrooms they'd left them in several days earlier, the Huntington News reports that when a Northeastern student had her phone swiped at the Ruggles T stop, another student swung into action: He got on his skateboard, chased the punk down and got her phone back:
A security officer reported observing a student riding a skateboard down the Egan Access Road chasing another party and yelling "Stop."
The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student who tweeted that he would shoot the university president if he didn't get more financial aid suddenly found himself in a little f2f with campus police:
Detectives checked the student's apartment for weapons and found none.
Most journalism students don't walk right into their dream jobs, but I suspect if they did, most probably wouldn't find a reason to whine about it.
The justice system gave Cornell Smith a second chance. And a third. And a fourth. And now he stands accused of murdering an innocent Northeastern student in a case of mistaken identity.
A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Smith on Friday on charges he murdered Rebecca Payne in her Parker Hill Avenue apartment in 2008 by shooting her in the knees and the chest. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says Payne, a New Milford, CT resident who had a job at Legal Seafood, did not know Smith. Channel 7 reports police think Smith got Payne confused with another resident of the building, who looked like her - but who had some sort of gang affiliation.
Yeah, whatever happened to that?
The Huntington News has some problems of its own - but theirs are just computer related: The paper kept all its important software and licenses on a single server, and it just died:
Recently, the server hosting all software licenses, archives and fonts crashed. The News no longer has access to its contents, leaving staff to use their laptops and trial software to produce the paper.
The Huntington News reports student government has given the OK for a proposed Popeyes in the student-center space originally set aside for Chick-fil-A.
The News reports a Student Government Association poll found more support for Popeyes than two competing fried-chicken chains suggested by university officials and that Popeyes business practices gave students nothing to cluck about.
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