Boston College

By - 2/12/15 - 7:48 pm

The college has posted:

BC Emergency. Bomb threat reported at Lower Campus Dining Hall. BC Police ask all on the Main Campus to avoid area and shelter in place.

Update: The college is now asking students to avoid all dining halls on campus.

By - 1/15/15 - 7:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner immediately noticed "several small groups of patrons" who appeared to be too young to be quaffing suds legally.

Sure enough,... Read more

By - 12/29/14 - 11:37 am

Boston College says it's doing its part to minimize the impact of students in the 17-story apartment building it bought on Comm. Ave. in part by installing locks that will keep students from opening windows more than six inches - and which will make apartment balconies completely off limits to them.

In a filing with the BRA, BC says the changes at 2000 Comm.... Read more

By - 10/17/14 - 4:16 pm

BC will be shooting off fireworks around 8 p.m. for the amusement of alumni.

By - 4/7/14 - 7:19 am
Turkey at Boston College

ODS spotted this turkey trying to get into a BC dorm early this morning, no doubt after a long weekend of eating its wild oats.

By - 1/24/14 - 12:26 pm
Jimmy the Gent

The arrest this week of an alleged New York capo on a variety of organized crime charges might seem to have little to do with Boston, especially not the planning and execution of a huge heist at Kennedy Airport.

But some of the evidence, the New York Times reports, comes in the form of human remains dug up from under the Queens home of... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 7:36 pm
Car on the Green Line at BC

An actual car, at BC, as photographed around 7:15 p.m. by Josh Gottlieb.

By - 11/27/13 - 3:32 pm

A BC junior was arraigned today on charges of setting fires in two college buildings on Nov. 9, the school reports.

Pengliang Yue, a junior from Shenzhen, China, was arraigned today in Newton District Court on one count of arson, three counts of attempted arson, four counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of disorderly conduct for the fires in Gasson... Read more

By - 11/4/13 - 8:02 am

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.

By - 10/9/13 - 12:02 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by three Brighton residents against a major expansion plan by Boston College.

In their suit, residents said the BRA was a "quasi judicial" body and therefore violated the state constitution in approving a 10-year, $1.6-billion "institutional master plan" by holding private discussions with college officials and not swearing in people testifying in public on... Read more

By - 9/6/13 - 2:14 pm

Boston College is expected to shoot off fireworks at the end of the Eagles game against Wake Forest tonight, which could be sometime around 11 p.m.

By - 8/29/13 - 2:12 pm

BU Today reports District D-14, which covers Allston and Brighton, begins a booze crackdown next month that will feature more arrests as the first response to violations of alcohol-related laws. BU Today quotes BPD Superintendent William Evans:

We are going to come down a little harder at the outset than we did last year. When a party gets out of control, we’re going to

... Read more
By - 4/18/13 - 3:20 pm

The Heights reports city officials were concerned about keeping participants in the planned Last 5 walk safe - especially after more than 17,000 signed up for it on Facebook. Instead, organizers are now planning a vigil for 4 p.m. Friday on O'Neill Plaza.

By - 4/10/13 - 4:09 pm

Six BC students will graduate this spring with criminal charges over their heads after they allegedly broke into a Brighton apartment on March 16, tore the place apart, urinated all over the apartment and ripped a gas line out of a basement dryer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The six seniors were arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of breaking and... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 6:25 am

The Heights reports Stephanie McCaffrey's suspension over tweets cracking wise on the Penn State sex-abuse case (no link to her Twitter feed because it's disappeared).

By - 6/1/12 - 10:00 am

The Boston Fire Department reports nobody was injured when some piperidine spilled around 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Merkert Chemistry Center, but that firefighters trained in hazmat responses had to go in to clean it up.

H/t Kristina Muskiewicz for correcting the spelling of the stuff.... Read more

By - 4/19/12 - 8:43 pm

A Boston College vice president e-mailed students today to report an investigation by campus police found no basis to a freshman's story that she was the victim of two racially motivated attacks over the weekend. According to one account, she told police a man hurled a racial epithet at her Friday night, stabbed her and then found her the next night and began kicking... Read more

By - 3/21/12 - 6:00 pm

A player on the BC football team was arraigned today on charges he used his cell phone to record the sounds of his roommate and a woman having sex, then played it for others; all very illegal under Massachusetts law. Channel 5 reports.

By - 3/2/12 - 6:54 pm

Citizen Bank surveillance photo of Garcia at 12:18 a.m. the day he disappeared.

State Police say four days' of dives into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir produced no traces of Franco Garcia, a Boston College student last spotted shortly after leaving Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle early on Feb. 22:

We searched the reservoir with divers and sonar for four full days with negative results. Likewise, all ground and air searches earlier this week have not located any evidence.

... Read more

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