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By adamg - 11/20/23 - 9:58 am

The Heights reports on the state of BC's most recent acquisitions: The 23-acre former Mount Alvernia High School in Newton and the former Pine Manor College in Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 10:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day license suspension for Walsh Wine & Spirits, 388 Washington St. in Brighton Center, which police detectives cited on July 19 for selling tequila, rum and other drinks to two guys who were under 21, in the latest such incident at a place that had become popular among Boston College and Boston University students. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/23 - 10:00 pm

The Heights reports a law firm hired by 28 members of the Boston College swimming and diving teams says school officials jumped the gun in suspending all of them over alleged hazing before the school had even finished its investigation. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 4:09 pm
Flooded St. Thomas More Road

A roving UHub correspondent decided discretion was the better part of driving valor and turned around when he saw how flooded St. Thomas More Road, between the BC lower campus and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, was after today's torrent. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 5:11 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge last week ordered the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to give Gopuff, a Philadelphia-based delivery company, its license to deliver alcohol back while its lawsuit against the commission proceeds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 9:35 am

The Boston Police Department reports detectives are investigating a series of residential break-ins in an area along Commonwealth Avenue near Boston College over the past couple of weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/23 - 12:45 pm

Gopuff, a Philadelphia chain that last week lost its state license to deliver alcohol after inspectors cited it for repeatedly delivering alcohol to BC freshmen, yesterday sued to get its license back, arguing it's completely changed its ID and training policies - that it's unfair the state didn't rescind its license until nearly 2 1/2 years after the violations and that the punishment was particularly unfair for a "first time" violation. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/23 - 5:01 pm

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission yesterday ordered the immediate shutdown of the GoPuff delivery outlet at 82-84 Needham St. in Newton after hearing evidence that over five days in the fall of 2021, its drivers delivered beer, vodka, wine, tequila, hard seltzer and even Four Loko to Boston College freshmen at a variety of locations on and near the BC campus. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/23 - 1:41 pm

A Brighton Center liquor store that had become known as the place for Boston College students to buy booze says it's bought a new license scanner with which to bar underage drinkers with fake licenses, even as Boston Police step up stakeouts there to nab Eaglets with a thirst for beverages that should still be two or three years beyond their grasp. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/23 - 9:17 pm

While Boston University is urging students not to OD on borgs, Boston College is sending a sterner message to it students about their behavior during the Marathon - especially on the streets of Brighton and Newton.

In e-mail today, BC officials say: Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 10:57 am

The Heights reports "five cardinals, six archbishops, 21 bishops, and 40 theologians from across the country" are gathering at Boston College this weekend for what it says is "the largest gathering of Catholic leadership at a university in US history." They'll be looking at synodality, the idea of decentralizing Church decision making.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 1:01 pm

The Heights reports on burst pipes burst all over the Boston College campus yesterday.

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 - 10/3/22 - 2:55 pm

Boston College is out with formal regulations about scooters with motors that include such common-sense rules as yielding to pedestrians and not driving them hellbent for leather while on campus, the BC Heights reports. But also:

Students living in residence halls can store their scooters inside, but they must carry and not ride the scooters while indoors, the email states.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:05 pm

Boston College, Boston and Newton police searched the campus for the man, who made his call around 10:50 p.m. The call was eventually tracked to California.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 11:05 am

Eric Bolduan, 47, of Rochester, MN, yesterday pleaded guilty to transmitting in interstate commerce a threat to injure another person for threatening e-mails he sent to a Boston College student he apparently found at random on social media. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:15 pm

The Heights reports a broken water main at Comm. Ave. and Lake Street disrupted traffic and the Green Line and forced businesses at the B Line terminal to shut down after water flooded their basement.

By adamg - 12/26/21 - 12:58 pm

WBZ reports BC, which was scheduled to play East Carolina in the Military Bowl in Annapolis tomorrow has pulled out because it's lost 40 players to a combination of injuries, opt-outs and, yes, of course, Covid-19.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 2:29 pm

Inyoung You, now 23, today admitted she helped drive her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to suicide the day he was supposed to graduate from Boston College in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:32 am

The Harvard Crimson reports Harvard had 195 new Covid-19 cases over the past week, the highest number of the pandemic so far. Read more.

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