WBUR reports on work at Northeastern to deal with the fact that Lyme Disease often doesn't seem to completely die off after treatment with antibiotics: Researchers are looking at how to kill off the "persister" spores that can erupt back into infection after a patient is given a regular course of the drugs - by adding additional courses of medication over a period of time.
No, not a typo: Mayor Walsh and the Lord Mayor of Belfast today announced hockey teams from Northeastern, UMass Lowell, Brown and Colgate will fly to Belfast this November for the first "Friendship Four" hockey tournament, the winner of which will get a pot in which to cook their bels.
Walsh cooked up the idea with Belfast officials during a trip to Ireland last year.
Walsh and Lord Mayor Arder Carson announced the tournament in a press conference at the Bobby Orr statue outside the Garden.
UPDATE: After shutting off the gas to the entire building, National Grid said residents - many Northeastern students - could return inside, but that they won't have any gas until after repairs are made tomorrow.
204 Hemenway St., around 9:45 p.m. Both Boston Fire and National Grid teams are on scene.
Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:
After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.
The City Council voted unanimously today to issue a formal summons to landlord Anwar Faisal to appear at a hearing on Aug. 13, or risk possible arrest.
Faisal has declined past requests to appear voluntarily at council hearings on his rental practices. City Councilor Josh Zakim, who is particularly concerned about Faisal's dealings with Northeastern University, submitted the request for a summons.
At-large Councilor Steve Murphy said he will brook no dissing of the council. "If that means we should bring in Mr. Anwar Faisal in irons, then we should do that," he said.
The Huntington News reports a leafletting campaign over the treatment of Palestinians on the West Bank.
Boston's Mobile Food Truck Committee (yes, of course the city has a Mobile Food Truck Committee) has approved a pilot project in which food trucks can keep serving food until midnight in designated areas in Copley Square and at Boston University East and Northeastern on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Mayor Walsh says that if the pilot proves successful, he'd want to look at expanding it to other areas.
John Carroll reports Huskie U. has taken out full-page ads in not just the Globe but the Times and the Wall Street Journal to inform their readers how wonderful it is.
Brian D'Amico reports a chemical reaction inside a lab fume hood at the Egan Engineering and Science building at 120 Forsyth Street sent one victim to the hospital with facial irritation around 6:30 p.m.
The Boston Business Journal reports on an effort by mechanical-engineering students at Northeastern to create a sort of sensor web around a bicyclist that would alert the rider to any cars getting too close:
Laser lights are also added to the bicycle to project a bike lane onto the street, so that the cyclist knows where the bike's safe zone is. If a vehicle gets too close to the zone, the lasers - which can be seen during the day - will blink. Vibration technology on the bike will also cause the handlebars to vibrate if cyclists speed up as they approach an intersection.
Boston Police report several incidents over the past year of people having their purse stolen or picked at the 289 Huntington Ave. outlet.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to sanction the restaurant for an incident on Oct. 14 in which a woman had her wallet taken out of her pocketbook.
When Det. William Gallagher of the BPD's licensed premises unit finds very young looking people drinking in a bar and they hand over licenses that seem to show they're over 21, he likes to ask them questions on the information on the cards. Such as what their Zip code is.
The Huntington News takes a look back at Columbus Avenue, when it was home to the South End Grounds, where the Boston Beaneaters baseball team played, rather than a parking lot slated to be turned into the Northeastern science center.
According to police, two black teens asked the students for the time; when both students took out their phones to answer the question, one of the teens pulled a knife and demanded the phones. The pair then fled toward the Ruggles T stop.
The Huntington News reports that among Northeastern's class offerings this year is "Health Innovation with Google Glass." Students are encouraged to wear the computerized glasses as a way to help come up with innovative apps related to healthcare.
The ADL wants an investigation, WBZ reports.
This fall, Northeastern students, faculty and staff will have to leave the butts at home - the school tomorrow will announce plans for a smoke-free campus, both indoors and outside. In an e-mail to students today, Terry Fulmer, dean of BouvĂ© College of Health Sciences writes:
UPDATE, 3:20 p.m: Northeastern says two students "have accepted responsibility for vandalizing the university's Menorah" and that they now face disciplinary action. Still no word on just what they did.
Northeastern President Joseph Aoun alerted his campus in e-mail this morning. He didn't specify just how the Krentzman Quad menorah was damaged, but said it's been repaired and that campus police are hunting suspects. His e-mail:
To all members of the Northeastern community: