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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:51 pm

Northeastern University announced tonight that it's reversed its decision to make 11 first-year students found in a room together forfeit roughly $28,000 in payments if they decide to re-enlist at the school for the spring - the money will instead go towards the cost of being at Northeastern then. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 2:15 pm

The Boston Cannabis Board yesterday approved a proposal by the city's first medicinal-marijuana dispensary, on Milk Street, to add recreational pot to its offerings and approved a number of proposed pot shops from East Boston to Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 10:00 am

Of course, there will be some changes due to Covid-19: You'll have to buy tickets in advance, wear a mask and undergo a health check before entering. Not all galleries will be open and there's no coat check. There's also a reserved hour - 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays - for high-risk visitors. The museum closed its doors March 12.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 9:50 pm
Lit drones over Northeastern

Edward Orde caught Northeastern University's convocation for the beginning of the school year, which featured a show of illuminated drones.

By adamg - 8/28/20 - 2:58 pm

Boston University says lawsuits by several students seeking tuition reimbursements because of the shift to online learning in March should be dismissed because they violate Massachusetts law against suits over "educational malpractice." Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 9:18 am

Northeastern University has increased its Covid-19 testing requirements for its students in Boston from every five days to every three days - after the students finish a round of three tests in their first five days back in the city. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 3:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Braintree man for robbing somebody at gunpoint outside a Dana-Farber research building on Burlington Avenue, a dead end off Brookline Avenue behind the Harvard Vanguard building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:20 am

Layoff notices went out yesterday, according to one of the workers, Tammy Lynch, who has started a GoFundMe page to help her colleagues.

Many of those laid off have had very little time and ability to develop any savings, and they face uncertain futures, particularly regarding health insurance.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 2:23 pm

Northeastern has set up a Covid-19 dashboard to post daily updates on its testing and positivity numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 8:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Revere man on charges he killed a woman in a room at the Verb Hotel, 1271 Boylston St., on March 13. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/20 - 10:53 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 10:38 am

Boston Police report arresting eight people - and issuing summons to two more - for last night's attempt to cover at least one side of the Citgo sign with a climate-change banner. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 8:13 pm
Citgo sign now a Climate Justice sign

Update: Ten charged.

TJ Connelly got a photo of the Citgo Sign refinished as the Climate Change Sign this evening. Unfortunately for them, they forgot to put holes in the banner to account for the wind, so ... Read more.

By Irma la Douce - 8/9/20 - 8:04 am
Cy Young

With some Northeastern students already returning to campus, MLB icon Cy Young models appropriate COVID precautions, while demonstrating excellent form on the mound.

By adamg - 8/8/20 - 10:49 pm

The Daily Free Press reports the station, WTBU, canceled an online benefit, scheduled for this past Friday, after learning the fund paid to bail a man charged with rape who is now charged with another rape following his release.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 8:57 am
Tipped over truck

The driver of a box truck proved no match for the Fenway overpasses on Storrow Drive this morning. Josh happened to be right there to catch all the peeled-back, tipped-over glory for what is clearly the best storrowing of this still young month. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:42 am

Boston University advised faculty and staff today it's taking a number of steps to reduce the odds of any airborne Covid-19 infecting people who have to spend time in its buildings - including dorms - as the school re-opens. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 2:12 pm

City Councilor Kenzie Bok, who represents the normally student-heavy Fenway and Mission Hill, is urging the city's two largest universities to reverse course and not let any students come to Boston for at least the fall semester - saying the greatest potential risk to Boston is "the sheer influx" of people from out of state, many from places with far higher Covid-19 rates. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 8:57 pm

Greg Cook reports on the Covid-19-related layoffs and early retirements at the museum.

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