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By adamg - 10/26/20 - 10:07 pm

The Heights reports Boston College has canceled spring break so it can start the spring semester later. Students will get a spring-break day, however.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 10:21 am
Proposed new innovation center on Lincoln Street

Rendering by CBT Architects.

Berkeley Investments has filed plans with the BPDA for a "post-Covid" three-building campus on Lincoln Street at Everett Street that would include an apartment building with 314 units and two buildings with life-sciences R&D space and ground-floor retail. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 1:36 pm

Update: 1:40 p.m. A hazmat crew in the building got no hydrogen-sulfide readings; the gas has dissipated through the lab vent system.

Boston firefighters are at Boston College, at the Brighton/Newton line, where a liter bottle of hydrogen sulfide has leaked in Merkert Hall, inside a hood, at least, which might minimize exposure and its rotten-egg smell. Police have been requested to block traffic on Beacon Street.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:29 pm

The T is reporting both a dead outbound trolley at BU East and a wire problem near BC.

By adamg - 9/27/20 - 11:17 pm
Don't feed the waterfoul, sign says

A typo-sensitive citizen files a 311 request to have this sign at Chandler Pond in Brighton fixed.

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By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:43 pm

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. It's normally a time to go to temple, where the new year is brought in with blasts from the shofar. but, of course, not this year. Several congregations in Brookline and Brighton have organized outdoor shofar blowings at 4 p.m. on Sunday (5 p.m. at Amory Park): Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 10:03 am

With Boston College in the news because of a Covid-19 outbreak, a school vice president e-mailed students Friday afternoon reminding them to wear masks, social distance and not have parties, at the risk of suspension. The student newspaper, the Heights, however, reported on the scene on campus Friday night: Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 9:42 pm

Newton and Boston are taking over Covid-19 tracking and followup of positive cases from Boston College now that the school has become the first in the Boston area to develop a Covid-19 outbreak, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 11:35 am

Boston College reported today that 67 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week, up from 46 on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 12:16 pm

Boston College is now reporting 46 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 9:10 am

The Globe reports some 13 members of BC's swimming and diving teams have tested positive for Covid-19. Unlike many other schools in the area, BC decided to continue its sports programs this fall.

BC reports it currently has a total of 30 students in Covid-19 isolation - 10 locally and 20 at home.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 9:14 am

A Boston College junior is hoping to become the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking partial tuition reimbursement for the way her school shut classrooms in March and moved students to online classes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 11:38 am
Osmani

Osmani makes his case.

The owner of Eagle's Deli, 1918 Beacon St. in Cleveland Circle, could find out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board has any beer-and-wine licenses left to dole out and, if so, whether he can get one. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/20 - 11:11 am

City Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) reports that Boston College has agreed to hire a BPD detail to roam Brighton on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to bust up any gatherings of hardy partying Eagles as part of its plan to keep the college and the surrounding neighborhood from turning into a Covid-19 hotspot. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 4:54 pm

The Boston Licensing Board told beer-garden operators it's still trying to figure out new state regulations on food and liquor service in a time of pandemic - and warned Allston/Brighton liquor-license holders they better be on their best behavior, because the city's already getting too many complaints about them, even before college students deluge the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 9:04 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled two emergency hearings on Thursday, one for operators of beer gardens and large outdoor dining places in the city and one for restaurant owners with liquor licenses in Allston/Brighton to "address the numerous complaints" the board and ISD have received over their operations in an age of Covid-19 and social distancing. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 3:49 pm
Crash on Parsons Street in Brighton

Clay N. Ferno captured the scene on Parsons Street after a crash shortly after 3:15 p.m. He reports Boston firefighters arrived not long after.

By adamg - 7/30/20 - 11:03 am
Waverly Street fire

Waverly Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 10 Waverly St., near Birmingham Parkway around 2:05 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 10:39 am

Local developer Berkeley Investments has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for a three-building complex with 314 residential units and 548,000 square feet of office and R&D space at the Harvard-owned 176 Lincoln St. - the old Boston Tech Center that has sat vacant since the 1980s. Read more.

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