Boston city councilors are going to give Northeastern officials a second chance to show up and discuss their decision to equip the campus police force with high-powered weaponry. Read more.
Northeastern University wants to replace a parking lot on Columbus Avenue with a 20-story building that would house 800 students in roughly 207 apartment-style dormitory rooms. Read more.
Didn't bother to tell Boston Police first, the Globe reports.
The Huntington News reports a Northeastern student narrowly avoided setting his or her dorm on fire by trying to cook a bag of Corn Puffs in an oven.
The Huntington News reports Northeastern Police officers came upon three guys attempting to use a bolt cutter to remove a bike at a campus bike rack Saturday afternoon. The three managed to flee, one holding an orange bolt cutter. But an hour later, police responding to a similar incident at a bike rack outside the Museum of Fine Arts found and this time detained bolt-cutter guy, who turned out to be a juvenile, who got to stew in the NUPD lockup for a few hours until his father arrived to pick him up.
About 50 Northeastern students protesting in support of higher wages for both adjunct professors and people who make the minimum wage blocked the E Line at Forsyth Street for several speeches and chants this afternoon. Read more.
The Huntington News reports on an incident early on Nov. 1 involving a student "in a cow suit and potentially possessing a knife."
It's Northeastern's annual underwear run, and thousands of students in their underwear are streaming down Huntington Avenue towards the Pru.
Around 8:30 p.m. at 96 Fenway, by a black man, around 5'8" with short hair and wearing a blue zip-up jacket.
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.
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