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By adamg - 3/23/23 - 11:00 am

The Daily Free Press reports that Monday afternoon, police were called to the third floor of the above-ground Warren Towers garage, 700 Commonwealth Ave., on a report of a hawk. Police eventually called in Boston Animal Control, which was unable to capture the raptor.

By adamg - 3/15/23 - 5:27 pm

Boston University sent e-mail to students today that starts with a limerick about "St. Patty's Day" (note to BU: Check with BC about how to spell that) before getting down to some nuts-and-bolts advice about how to survive Friday intact, including: "Avoid the dreaded BORG. They are dangerous (and sound disgusting, fwiw)." Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 11:15 am

The Daily Free Press reports a 33-year-old Cambridge man with no connections to Boston University jumped out of a 26th-floor window at a BU dorm on Harry Agganis Way Wednesday night.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 3:46 pm

The Daily Free Press reports Boston University will sell all four Los Angeles apartment buildings it owned to its tenants, rather than selling one of them to the highest bidders, who might have kicked the tenants out. BU was willed the building by Frederick S. Pardee, a real estate investor and BU alumnus and donor.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 9:41 pm

The Boston School of Public Health this week said it will no longer post on or engage with Twitter now that it's now controlled by a transphobic promototer of stochastic violence against Anthony Fauci and other public-health figures. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 12:12 pm
John Schall

El Jefe's John Schall in Zoomed hearing.

Mark Harrington

Update: 3 a.m. approved.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let El Jefe's Taqueria, 957 Commonwealth Ave., near Agganis Arena, extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/22 - 9:58 am

More than 170 Boston University student groups have asked the school to rename Myles Standish Hall as Wituwamat Memorial Hall in honor of one of the indigenous leaders Myles Standish massacred in what is now Weymouth in 1623 after inviting them to "a peaceful summit." The university has no connections to Standish; it kept the name after it bought the Myles Standish Hotel in 1949.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 1:28 pm
Possible next steps in BU expansion

Possible BU expansion sites in green, including decks over the turnpike.

Boston University recently filed a 10-year, $1-billion "institutional master plan" that calls for a new research building, possibly up to 16 stories, and a new premium student dorm, along with an expansion of solar panels across the campus and a major rehab of the Warren Towers dorms on Commonwealth Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/22 - 3:03 pm

A federal judge today tossed a former BU theology grad student's attempt to permanently ban the school from ever making her take a nasal Covid-19 test should she return to classes and should the school resume Covid-19 testing. Read more

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:45 am

The Daily Free Press reports a woman was stabbed at the College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave. Thursday night. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 9:22 am

Live Boston reports that Boston, state and federal bomb squads swarmed local college campuses this morning to check for the sorts of devices that sent a Northeastern professor to the hospital last night after he opened a hardened case with a bomb inside. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 12:59 pm

The Globe reports Editor Brian McGrory will step down after 10 years to become chairman of the journalism department at Boston University. He will also start writing a column for the Globe again.

Dan Kennedy has a copy of his memo to his staff.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 12:40 pm

BU Today announces that Robert Brown will step down as president of the university at the end of the current school year, his 18th as president. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 10:50 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Jose Martinez, now 61, will have to wait until 2025 to re-apply for parole for the life sentence he got for raping a BU student in Brookline, when he was just 16. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 7:35 pm

Last Thursday night, somebody walked in through an unlocked front door at one of those student houses on Ashford Street in the GAP and made off with five MacBook Pro laptops - and $400 in cash - Sgt. Edward McMahon told the Allston Civic Association this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 10:33 pm
Three of the photos from the Building Safety celebration

Thumbnail versions of some of the images from the Flickr RSS feed.

Mayor Wu, ISD officials and various local construction-industry panjandrums and workers put on hard hats and celebrated International Building Safety Month today by going on a tour of Boston University's still unfinished Jenga Building, um, Center for Computing and Data Sciences in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/22 - 9:06 am

The Daily Free Press reports masks are still required on the BU Shuttle, which connects the main BU campus with its Fenway and Boston Medical Center campuses.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 1:43 pm

Update: Northeastern goes even further.

BU announced today that starting March 7:

Face masks will no longer be required in most areas on campus, including dining halls, residential housing common areas, offices, libraries, food courts, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks will continue to be required indoors for instructional purposes and lectures in classrooms, the BU Shuttle, all healthcare facilities, and in those venues which are open to the public and host ticketed events.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 9:10 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a walkout by social-work students - and some professors.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 4:20 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says there's nobody to charge for the way Boston University professor David Jones died by falling 20 feet through missing stairs outside the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last September. Read more.

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