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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
Chain officials told the board they've installed 16 surveillance cameras in the... Read more
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 trick came in handy on Nov. 8 at the Banshee on Dorchester Avenue in... Read more
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.... Read more
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 BouvÃ© College of Health Sciences writes:
Last fall, President Aoun and the university's Senior Leadership Team asked me to chair a committee to explore the... Read more
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... Read more
The Huntington News reports that campus police were summoned to a dorm early one recent morning on a noise complaint from an anonymous student, they quickly learned from a resident assistant what the real problem was:
The officers spoke to an RA who stated the student is overzealous regarding other people living on the floor and often complains of people opening and shutting doors.... Read more
Huntington News reports that when Northeastern police asked a particular student about her alleged drug sales, "she admitted she supplied friends with drugs for money, but insisted that she was not a dealer because she didn't make enough profit."
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports on a mega-keggah on Linden Street in Allston that apparently featured sentries: When the cops showed up around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, a couple dozen people began running outside yelling "the party's over!"
Grads won't get traditional handshakes tomorrow. Or as James T. Kirk might say: SWIIIIINE!
The Huntington News reveals they were "students ... participating in Northeastern's third annual Husky Hunt, a city-wide 24-hour scavenger hunt."