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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 - 12/30/22 - 2:52 pm

Cohasset Police announced today they will charge a 16-year-old basketball play at Excel High School in South Boston with misdemeanor assault and battery for an incident during a game in Cohasset on Wednesday.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 10:38 pm

Cohasset Police say they are investigating an incident this evening in which a 17-year-old player from Excel High in South Boston attacked a referee. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 10:03 am

Mayor Wu said today a decision will come "soon" on whether to require BPS students and staffers to don mask for the first couple of weeks of school in January. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 1:18 pm
Guy enjoying marijuana

Don't be like Kevin here and get behind the wheel, video warns.

Starting Jan. 1, teenagers who take driver's ed in Massachusetts will have to sit through a 25-minute AAA video about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 1:13 pm

Revere school officials ordered a "hold in place" at Revere High School this morning to let State Police and local drug-sniffing dogs go through the school. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 3:47 pm

A bomb threat over alleged mistreatment of white people forced Tufts University to evacuate several buildings on its main campus this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/22 - 2:18 pm
Window poster calling for democracy in China

The window poster that allegedly outraged Xiaolei Wu.


A Chinese guitar player studying at Berklee was scheduled for an appearance in Boston federal court today on a charge of stalking for allegedly threatening the student who posted a poster calling for democracy in China, by saying he had reported that student's family to Chinese authorities and hoping the student would get stuck with a needle by an addict at South Bay and then eaten. 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.
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By adamg - 12/14/22 - 9:59 am

The Huntington News reports an apparent we'll-get-to-it-when-we-get-to-it campus mail system that meant some students didn't get absentee ballots in time to vote in last month's election.

By adamg - 12/8/22 - 9:40 am

The BC Heights reports that a month after Boston College banned students from riding e-scooters indoors, it has now banished them - and those powered mono-wheel things - from campus completely, effective Dec. 22.

"A number of BC students have suffered injuries from e-scooter falls," mirroring similar trends at campuses across the country, officials told students this week, adding there's also a fire risk when their batteries are recharged.

By adamg - 12/1/22 - 10:46 am

The Huntington News reports Northeastern University plans to fill some shelves in its Snell Library with books, which the library hasn't had since the pandemic. The News notes Northeastern removed books to expand social distancing for study spaces in the time of Covid, but adds the school first started denuding library shelves of books in 2018.

By adamg - 11/20/22 - 9:48 am
Crashed bus

Crashed bus. Photo by Live Boston.

WBZ reports a bus carrying Brandeis students crashed into several trees on South Street at the Waltham/Weston line last night. Authorities say the bus was bringing students back from a hockey game at Northeastern, although Brandeis itself says the bus was part of the school's regular weekend shuttle service to and from Boston and Cambridge.

By adamg - 11/14/22 - 10:00 am

Fretful that Harvardians are not fighting fiercely enough because they have no mascot, only a color, the school's undergraduate government is looking at creating an official mascot for the school in the form of a turkey - and it's allocated $1,000 to buy a large turkey outfit to test out the idea at The Game this weekend, where Yale fans will no doubt give the idea the respect it deserves. Read more.

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 - 11/10/22 - 2:38 pm

Parents of two former students at the Mission Hill School, which the School Committee ordered shut as unfixable earlier this year, are suing Boston, the school's onetime principal and two teachers for the unconscionable treatment they say their kids received from not just students but the principal and her staff. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 3:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old with a gun loaded with 13 rounds after he and two other teens beat up another teen outside the Joseph Lee School, 155 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester Monday afternoon. 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

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