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By adamg - 9/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has shut its eponymous Yard to the public between 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. through Oct. 11, partly for Covid-19 concerns, but more to provide some respite for the tender Harvard freshmen who live on the Yard.

The ban on non-Harvard students in those hours even applies to parents - the Crimson quotes one frosh who came back from a Target run with her parents only to learn they couldn't come up to her dorm with her, forcing to carry all of her purchases to her room by herself.

By adamg - 9/11/21 - 6:24 pm

Shamus Moynihan, who lives in JP, but who has occasion to travel along Huntington Avenue from time to time, suggests:

As part of orientation, could you please teach a class called “How to Cross a Street”? This current wandering en masse into the middle of Huntington ave with headphones in while staring at their phones isn’t working out.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 2:56 pm

In a statement, BPS says 57% of students who take school buses got to school on time today, despite a widely publicized shortage of drivers, up from 43% in the last normal start to the school year in 2019. Some 85% of bused kids arrived within 15 minutes of the start of their school days and 96% made it within 30 minutes. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 10:41 pm

The Heights reports BC has decided that a high vaccination rate among both students and faculty and a desire to return to "a normal teaching environment," but that some 300 professors signed a letter respectfully suggesting that's dumb. Masks are required in other indoor spaces on campus.

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By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:39 pm

Adam Balsam grabbed the images from the 500 "student move-in" complaints filed with 311 over the past couple of days and used them to create a mosaid of a case of Natty Light: Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 1:42 pm

A federal judge today tossed a request from students at the University of Massachusetts campuses in Lowell and Boston to force the schools to let them attend classes without getting Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 10:39 am

The Herald reports the state education board gave Commissioner Jeff Riley the power to required indoor mask use at all Massachusetts schools - for both students and staff - through Oct. 1, after which schools would be able to lift the requirement if they can prove at least 80% of students and staff have gotten shots.

The vote came despite the presence of a small but noisy group of right-wing anti-vaxxers.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 4:20 pm

Northeastern University today added indoor mask use to vaccination as being required by all students and staff, due to the delta variant. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 1:12 pm
Couches and stuff

Early Allston Xmas display.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these derelict couches on Coolidge Road in Allston.

Also see: Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 7:18 pm

Never mind Pope Francis has urged his flock to get Covid-19 shots, that, in fact, he calls people who refuse them sufferers of "suicidal denialism." Associated Press reports parents of some Boston College student are rending their garments over the way the Jesuit-run school is refusing to grant their children religious exemptions.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 10:34 am

Cambridge Day reports on a bit of uproar surrounding Radcliffe Quadrangle: Nearby residents had long used the space as an unofficial dog park, but when a Harvard student started chasing dogs with a large stick last month, the university responded by banning unleashed dogs. Cambridge Day reports that when one dog owner confronted the H-Man and threatened to call police, he responded by calling his house dean.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:43 am
View from Linden and Pratt

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of the view from across Linden Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by the owner of the Linden Street block that houses the Garage nightclub with a three-building complex with 349 tiny apartments, including some lofts set aside for artists. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/21 - 11:26 am

A former track and field coach at Northeastern University was charged today with wire fraud and cyberstalking for allegedly posing as a woman himself as part of a ploy to get athletes to send him nude photos and for allegedly cyberstalking one Northeastern athlete - to the point of figuring out how to break into her Snapchat account. Read more

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 9:07 am

Northeastern is expecting fully vaccinated Huskies this fall - except for people with a medical or religious exemption. International students from countries that might not have as plentiful a supply of vaccine can still come, but the school will help them get a shot.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:41 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a Boston University forum on anti-Asian racism, and includes this account:

By Fenway Park, just over a week ago, Yeh said he was walking back from Northeastern University around 8:30 p.m. when a maskless middle-aged white male approached him, called Yeh a racial slur and told him to "go die."

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 8:56 am

Cambridge Day reports on a Covid-19 outbreak among Sloan School of Management grad students, many of whom were "gathering and traveling together." There was a similar Sloan outbreak last fall.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 9:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports a group of students are demanding Boston University provide free washing machines and dryers across campus. The school offered to look at helping out students with financial need pay for washing their clothes, but the group says that's not good enough - laundry needs to be free for all.

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