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.
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
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.
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."
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.
Although the Covid-19 test positivity rate at Northeastern University's Boston campus remains far lower than the surrounding area, the school is sounding the alarm after the rate doubled over the past week. Read more.
Northeastern University announced today it's planning on fully re-opening its Boston campus for the fall semester, although students and staff will still need to keep those faces covered and maybe even come in for some Covid-19 testing. Read more.
The Daily Collegian reports on the annual Blarney Blowout festivities this past weekend, featuring crowds more akin to what you might see in Florida, only more warmly dressed and in a state that still has Covid-19 restrictions.
The Daily Free Press reports BU is planning to hold its May commencement in person, although it cautions: "The event is subject to change and will occur in accordance with city and state guidelines." Read more.
The Tech reports and condemns e-mail from somebody claiming he will pay $50,000 to female students with certain Chinese surnames if they give up some of their eggs - about five times the going rate for them and without any mention of the potentially serious complications (like, oh, death) for women who get hormone shots to stimulate extra egg production for harvesting.
No more virtual nonsense, Northeastern says: It's going to let its seniors graduate outdoors, even if that means holding two commencement ceremonies to safely handle them all. The school is also looking at possibly holding a separate outdoor celebration for people who had to graduate virtually in 2020. Read more.
The Heights reports BC is telling students, especially freshmen, they're cruising for a bruising, like maybe just sending students home for the rest of the semester, because of an uptick in Covid-19 cases of late.
Several students have been booted from campus housing - or even suspended - after "gatherings' over the past couple of weekends involving too many students in one place, many without masks on, the Heights reports.