Northeastern University

By - 4/10/15 - 11:19 am

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....Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 10:04 pm
Gas leak on Hemenway Street in the Fenway

The scene on Hemenway. Photo by RA.

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.Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 12:55 pm

Northeastern University Police report that two students were mugged in the area of Albert and Ruggles streets between 9 and 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

In both cases, the attacker approached the students, struck up a conversation, then demanded their valuables.

Although no weapons were shown in either incident, the suspect indicated he had one.

Northeastern University Police say they are stepping...Read more

By - 9/1/14 - 2:55 pm
Ticket on illegally parked car in Boston

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.

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By - 7/30/14 - 1:33 pm

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...Read more

By - 3/14/14 - 7:45 pm

The Huntington News reports a leafletting campaign over the treatment of Palestinians on the West Bank.Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 9:32 am

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

By - 2/25/14 - 11:18 am

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.Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 9:51 pm

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.Read more

By - 2/6/14 - 8:12 am
Going downhill at Northeastern University

Brian D'Amico captured snow scenes around Northeastern yesterday, including kids going down a snow hill on cafeteria trays.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 1/21/14 - 2:48 pm

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

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By - 1/14/14 - 2:12 pm

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

By - 1/14/14 - 2:01 pm

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

By - 1/9/14 - 8:10 am

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.Read more

By - 10/6/13 - 10:22 am

Around 10 p.m. on Leon Street outside the West Village G dorm, according to an alert from Northeastern Police.

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

By - 10/3/13 - 7:28 am

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.Read more

By - 9/19/13 - 7:36 am

The ADL wants an investigation, WBZ reports.Read more

By - 5/13/13 - 3:39 pm

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 Bouvé 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

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By - 11/30/12 - 12:20 pm

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

By - 10/18/12 - 8:03 am

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.

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