The Boston University class of 2014 moved in this past Saturday and Sunday, and for some parents, it was a tough weekend.
Boston and Brookline firefighters responded to BU's College of Arts and Sciences building, 685 Comm. Ave., for an electrical fire in the basement shortly before 6 p.m. The all-out was signaled around 6:25 p.m.
Boston University Police report a rash of eBay and Craigslist frauds involving checks allegedly from either BU trustees or BU student services.
In the frauds, somebody selling something online will get a check from one of those sources, made out for far more than the amount of the sale (like $5,000 for a $400 purchase). The buyer tells the seller to deposit the check, then immediately wire them the difference via Western Union. Of course, the checks then bounce and the buyers are gone:
The Daily Free Press reports foul play doesn't seem to be at work in the death of the professor in a fifth-floor lab in the Photonics Center this morning.
Boston University reports it's secured a supply of 34,000 bottles of water to quench student thirst and several tons of a ice a day (to cool boiled water). And, the school has figured out how to have coffee available to students during final exams.
The Supreme Judicial Court today threw out drug-related evidence seized by BU police on an I-93 entrance ramp from a man they had no reason to believe had anything to do with BU.
The case involved two BU police officers who decided to "randomly" run the plate of a man they watched pumping gas near Boston Medical Center, which BU police patrol. When they found out he had an outstanding warrant (for what turned out to be a misdemeanor), they pursued him as he drove away, stopping him on the Mass. Ave. connector. They arrested him and discovered heroin and cocaine in his car's center console.
One of the first things Brighton District Court Judge David Donnelly asked the two college students up on graffiti charges this morning was whether their parents knew.
The pair, arrested early Saturday at a freshly tagged building near Boston University, said they did not.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what to do about underage drinking at Daisy Buchanan's on Newbury Street.
At a hearing today, Boston Police Det. Kevin McGill said that, after receiving tips from local college police departments, he and another detective paid the club a visit on March 5 - and promptly found two underage BU sophomores, drinks in hand.
Owner Joe Cimino pleaded guilty, agreed that, in hindsight, he should have been more vigilant after noticing a recent surge of college students on Thursday nights.
From the BU Daily Free Press: High female ratio not a problem, BU males say.
Boston University Police report a woman waiting for the elevator in the basement of 725 Commonwealth Ave. was indecently assaulted around 1:50 p.m. on Jan. 20 by a guy who looks like this who then took the elevator to the third floor.
If he looks familiar, contact BU Police at (617) 353-2110 or 353-2121.
A speech by a Cairo native on the lack of human rights in Moslem countries had to be moved on Wednesday after a fire broke out in a restroom near where she was originally supposed to speak.
Google just launched new street view imagery taken by their camera equipped tricycle (the trike) which allows them to take pictures of areas not accessible by car. Along with Legoland, Seaworld, Hershey Park and other attractions, the trike visited BU. The older sun-soaked footage of BU, taken from Comm Ave has been removed.