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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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
Franco Garcia was last seen Tuesday night at Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle. He made a phone call around 1:15 a.m., possibly on his way back to the BC campus, but he hasn't been heard from since - and his car is still parked at the school.
If you've seen him since then, or know anything at all about what's happened to him, contact Newton... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a sulfuric-acid spill at the Boston College science building left one professor with "very minor burns" around 6:20 p.m.
The department's hazmat team responded to the spill at 2609 Beacon St. to evaluate and clean up the spill, of about a quart of the H2SO4.
The Supreme Judicial Court today threw out drug evidence against two BC students because campus police didn't have a warrant or clear, voluntary permission from the students to search their room.
Campus police originally showed up at Daniel Carr and John Sherman's dorm room in 2007 after a residence assistant reported they might have a weapon. The two allowed officers inside, but after they handed... Read more
Remember that crash involving the seven BC students in an SUV that got hit by a trolley on Comm. Ave.? Brian McGrory reports the T suspended the trolley driver because he was doing 35 m.p.h. at the time, when the trolley shouldn't have been going more than 10 m.p.h. And now it's pursuing perjury charges against him, because he allegedly failed to tell... Read more
The Heights reports an attack by Boston College officials on the veracity of an MBTA investigation into an April 25 crash between a trolley and a Jeep loaded with BC students at Comm. Ave. and South Street.
"As a result of our discussions with the students, we have serious concerns about the MBTA's seemingly deliberate campaign to assign full blame for this unfortunate... Read more