The Crimson reports Harvard is only talking about a possible student uptick in the vaguest of terms at this point - except to deny they would do it just because several of their Ivied competitors - and Stanford - are doing it.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave @Union on Harvard Ave. permission to add cordials to its beer and wine offerings and extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight. Read more.
Michael Ratty looked up to watch the sun go down.
Ian Jaffier is running to raise money for the West End House in Allston, where he and his sister Dawnn basically grew up. Dawnn Jaffier was shot to death in 2014 in a gun battle she had nothing to do with. Her brother, who still works part-time at the West End House, writes:
Each mile of the marathon represent a year in her life: 26 miles for 26 years. I am excited and know that with all your help, I will be able to achieve anything.
The long stalled Harvard Science and Engineering Complex started in 2007, then stopped in 2009 when the economy did a number on the university's endowment.
The revised center along Western Avenue will feature offices for dozens of professors and hundreds of researchers and will have its own power plant. Read more.
Alyssa Thompson captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 5 p.m. when the drivers of three charter buses (one out of camera view) managed to pull up short before peeling their roofs off like sardine cans.
Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
The Subways @ Brighton Music Hall
Friday 4/15: Doors @ 8pm, Music @ 9pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Tickets start @ $15, sold here: http://bit.ly/1XtQgtY
For a change, Gawker does some actual Boston reporting, instead of just making like a 7-year-old who's discovered four-letter words, and gets the lowdown on fliers that appeared on the finer utility poles in Allston over the past few days that expressed outrage over the T's decision to name a new K-9 Hunter instead of Mr. Spaghetti.
Not surprisingly, it's all a joke.
H/t Allston Rat City.
Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.
The Crimson reports the U is looking at how to give students enough time to get from Class A to Class B when the undergraduate campus extends across two counties. One proposal includes simply spacing out classes more in general through "de-compression of the instructional week" - ending the current practice of scheduling as few classes on Fridays as possible.
The Daily Free Press reports some 20 printers across campus started spewing anti-Semitic fliers after hackers discovered they were not behind the university firewall.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bravo Pizza, 160 Brighton Ave., has exited stage left and won't be coming back for an encore.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has dismissed a lawsuit by a student in a Boston University master's program who was angry that his professor deprived him of the chance to take the final exam listed in the course syllabus. Read more.
Chistopher the roaming UHub photographer spotted these space savers at the ready at Armington and Islington streets in Allston this afternoon.
The T is running new announcements on the Green Line, at least at above-ground stops: "Pay your fare! It's only fair!"
As Boston Dog kvetches:
Oh my God. The "Pay your Fare!" announcements on the Green Line got obnoxious after three stops.
Pict Liberation Army adds:
Particularly when its playing over drivers flagging people past farebox.
Zef shows us the aftermath of a head-on crash on the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue near Allston Street (Allston's vortex of doom, of course), around 10:45 p.m.
Both outbound lanes blocked by police cruiser. One inbound lane taken up by fire trucks.
UPDATE: Zef reports that one outbound driver, impatient at the delays, tried to get around the scene by driving on the inbound side of Comm. Ave. - where he was promptly chased and stopped by police.