Northeastern University

By - 10/18/18 - 8:48 am

The Huntington News reports on a protest aimed at getting Northeastern to increase its voluntary payments in lieu of taxes.

Boston has long asked non-profits to kick in 25% of what they would pay in property taxes if their property were commercial instead of non-profit. Northeastern has always been on the low side of PILOT payments, but says it more than makes up for it in other things, such as annual scholarships for Boston residents attending Northeastern - and the $100 million it put into renovating a city playground (in a statement, the university did not mention that that money also gave it rights to use the playground).

By - 10/15/18 - 4:55 pm

News @ Northeastern reports on a new pedestrian bridge dropped into place (very, very carefully) over the Northeast Corridor and Orange Line train tracks over the weekend to connect the Fenway and Roxbury parts of the Northeastern campus. It took a week just to assemble the crane that would put the bridge in place.

By - 10/4/18 - 9:01 am

The Huntington News reports a well meaning Northeastern student gave $60 to a guy at Ruggles who said he needed to get back to New Hampshire. Campus police caught up with him and escorted him off campus.

By - 7/31/18 - 9:51 pm

Seems Northeastern President Joseph Aoun lives on Beacon Street at Joy and protesters are trying to occupy it to protest a research contract ICE has with Northeastern.

Beacon is currently shut between Joy and Park.

By - 7/2/18 - 8:59 pm

WBUR reports, quotes a Northeastern official who told the reporter to stop listening to lying liars, so you can tell things are going well.

By - 6/11/18 - 11:29 pm

WBZ reports their landlord is kicking them out after they withheld rent pending the outcome of a BPD investigation.

By - 3/19/18 - 10:57 am

A man who went into court ready to acknowledge he was walking across the Northeastern campus with a loaded gun had his conviction dismissed because campus police didn't have enough of a reason to "seize" him in the first place and because the judge in the case failed to ask him at the start of his trial if he were really sure he wanted to admit possession of the gun. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 12:23 pm

Greg Cook reports on the sortable diplay of signs from the 2017 women's march and protest on the Common and in the streets of the Back Bay.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:47 am

A pair of 19-year-old Northeastern students nabbed buying two 30-packs of Natty Light and a bottle of vodka at the Boylston Street Target last month have spurred the chain to begin looking at updated scanner software for picking out fake IDs, a chain attorney and security manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/20/17 - 9:45 pm

Shamus Moynihan watched the annual Northeastern underwear run, at Huntington and Mass. avenues tonight.

By - 6/17/17 - 12:06 pm

Jason Turgeon spotted this FedEx truck in a close encounter with a Northeastern building on Tremont Street near where it turns into Columbus Avenue late this morning.

By - 5/4/17 - 1:59 pm

Four Chinese women, including a Northeastern student, were arrested today on charges that one of them took a US college-entry exam for the others, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:12 am

Officials credit stepped up patrols by Northeastern cops in the neighborhood on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus counseling for off-campus students on how not to be jerks, according to the Huntington News, which reports officials made the assertions at a "town hall meeting" on community relations to which community residents were not invited.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:38 am

Punter's Pub, 444 Huntington Ave., no longer accepts foreign IDs from people wanting a drink, due to an incident last month in which police found three underage students drinking draft beer after showing what turned out to be fraudulent foreign IDs. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 11:37 am

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the first Logan immigration case, eight universities in the Boston area and Worcester say they have 535 students and 217 professors and researchers from the seven countries affected by the government's ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries. Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 1:07 pm

Michael Ratty reports the Taco Bell at Northeastern University is gone, leaving Boston with just one Taco Bell, on VFW Parkway northbound in West Roxbury, just past the Dedham line and just before the new sex-toy shop.

By - 12/22/16 - 6:41 pm

John Keith reports Northeastern University just put down $5.3 million to buy the building housing Punter's Pub at 450 Huntington Ave. No word on what they want to do with it, but he notes the school also owns the two parcels next to it.

By - 11/10/16 - 12:46 pm

Beth Treffeisen reports that Northeastern is looking to lease roughly 80,000 square feet of space in the Christian Science publishing complex off Mass. Ave. for office and storage space.

By - 11/2/16 - 10:12 am

The Huntington News reports on a Suffolk Superior Court lawsuit by a Northeastern student.

By - 9/25/16 - 8:10 pm

Earlier today, 376 Northeastern students got low to the ground, made like crabs and moved backwards in unison, as a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records sternly watched and counted and then gave them all a large certificate proving they had just set a world record for mass crab walking, at least by humans.

So far, the only photos I've found are of students getting ready to get on the ground and then posing afterwards with the certificate. Anybody have any crabby photos?