Boston Restaurant Talk reports Emerson College decided not to renew the leases for Remington's and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault. The bar is closing, while the comedy club will seek new digs.
News item: MBTA may sell station names - and one of the first of the new stations could be Emerson Boylston.
Emerson Boylston knew what they say: Gentlemen never drink before 11 a.m. or east of Tremont.
WECB reports Emerson is being more thoreau than Concord, which tried and failed to ban bottled water: It's not only banning the bottles, it's setting up replacement "hydration stations" (Ed. question: And those would be different from water fountains or bubblers how?). Only problem, WECB reports: A student who finds herself without her official college refillable bottle may wind up buying the sugary sodas or juices the college still permits.
Before Barack Obama arrived in Boston last weekend to campaign for Deval Patrick, three Emerson College students and a fourth from Lesley College arrived at Hynes Convention Center around 6 a.m., more than six hours before doors would open.
Sexually assaulted on bench Friday night, John Guilfoil reports.
Brown's HuffPo wanna-be site ranks Emerson the most dangerous campus in America because it's next to the scary Boston Common and two demonspawn Green Line stations.
The Berkeley Beacon reports that 16 people (Ed. question: That a record?) had to be freed from an elevator stuck in the basement of 180 Tremont St. on April 7. The paper notes:
Most of the occupants of the elevator were prospective students on a tour of the campus.
The Berkeley Beacon reports that six students had to be rescued from an elevator at 150 Boylston St. on April 3.
The Berkeley Beacon, which is the paper at Emerson College, reports on a pair of elevator-related incidents:
On March 26, Emerson police and building maintenance guys had to rescue 15 people trapped in an elevator in the basement of 180 Tremont St.; one person "was complaining of claustrophobia." The very next day, a student "close to hysteria" was rescued from a stuck elevator at 150 Boylston St.:
Facilities was able to open the door and the student was calmed down with no further need of medical attention.
Gabrielle Tassone makes the case against requiring out-of-state college students from serving on Massachusetts juries - they can be called by both Massachusetts and their home states. But she snowflakes it all up:
Students are not compensated for their "inconveniences" and, more importantly, they might be missing a day of classes. The learning potentially missed during that day is not easily made up.
That's pretty cool that she's never cut a class.
The Berkeley Beacon reports the Gypsy Bar on Boylston Street bar is complaining about chain-smoking, loitering Emerson students clogging up the sidewalk in front of its doors:
... Though no official report was filed, Emerson Police Chief George Noonan said he would like to see Emersonians respect the wishes of the college's neighbors. Officers have begun asking students to move out from the storefront.
The problem, said day manager Tanya Cavazza, is when students don't move even after she and the delivery people ask. ...
The paper quotes students who basically say, tough, the bar sucks:
... Students interviewed said they didn't care if the managers were complaining about them smoking in front of their door, since the people who go to the bar are equally disruptive to the Emerson community.
"Well, we're complaining about assholes blocking the street, getting drunk and [getting] in fights," said junior theatre studies major Brian Tweedy as he stood in front of the Gypsy Bar's doorway. "[Emerson] should give us somewhere that's convenient to smoke." ...
Kids today, they just don't know from romance. Oh, but wait, this is Emerson - maybe it's really a video project.
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