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By adamg - 11/18/21 - 1:17 pm
Coyote on Boston College campus

K spotted a rough looking coyote on the Commonwealth Avenue side of the Boston College campus today.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 10:09 am

BC students scattered like mice when state alcohol inspectors walked into their party at Servia on State Street one April night, but inspectors were able to interview enough of them for a hearing that means the Middle Eastern restaurant will have to go without a liquor license for a week next month. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 2:29 pm

A team of researchers at Boston College, Boston University and Harvard have won the federal grant to study "how the massive makeover will affect the health and well-being of more than 1,000 children and adults" who live in the state's oldest public-housing complex. 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.

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.

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By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:39 pm

The Heights reports Boston College suspended a student whom officials determined "wrote racially offensive language on classroom chalkboards."

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:45 am

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.

By adamg - 1/16/21 - 11:55 am

Inyoung You will face trial for manslaughter on allegations she prodded her boyfriend to throw himself off a garage roof in 2019, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 10:07 pm

The Heights reports Boston College has canceled spring break so it can start the spring semester later. Students will get a spring-break day, however.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 1:36 pm

Update: 1:40 p.m. A hazmat crew in the building got no hydrogen-sulfide readings; the gas has dissipated through the lab vent system.

Boston firefighters are at Boston College, at the Brighton/Newton line, where a liter bottle of hydrogen sulfide has leaked in Merkert Hall, inside a hood, at least, which might minimize exposure and its rotten-egg smell. Police have been requested to block traffic on Beacon Street.

By adamg - 9/27/20 - 12:06 pm

And at least one Newton city councilor is pretty damned pissed about right now: Read more.

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

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reported tonight that the state has changed Newton's Covid-19 risk level from "low" to "moderate" because the city's average number of new daily cases has increased to 4.1 from 1.9 last week - which she said is not due just to the the Boston College outbreak but also because: Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 10:03 am

With Boston College in the news because of a Covid-19 outbreak, a school vice president e-mailed students Friday afternoon reminding them to wear masks, social distance and not have parties, at the risk of suspension. The student newspaper, the Heights, however, reported on the scene on campus Friday night: Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 9:42 pm

Newton and Boston are taking over Covid-19 tracking and followup of positive cases from Boston College now that the school has become the first in the Boston area to develop a Covid-19 outbreak, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 11:35 am

Boston College reported today that 67 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week, up from 46 on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 12:16 pm

Boston College is now reporting 46 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 9:10 am

The Globe reports some 13 members of BC's swimming and diving teams have tested positive for Covid-19. Unlike many other schools in the area, BC decided to continue its sports programs this fall.

BC reports it currently has a total of 30 students in Covid-19 isolation - 10 locally and 20 at home.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 9:14 am

A Boston College junior is hoping to become the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking partial tuition reimbursement for the way her school shut classrooms in March and moved students to online classes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/20 - 11:11 am

City Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) reports that Boston College has agreed to hire a BPD detail to roam Brighton on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to bust up any gatherings of hardy partying Eagles as part of its plan to keep the college and the surrounding neighborhood from turning into a Covid-19 hotspot. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 11:27 pm

The BC Heights reports.

H/t WIll Kilburn, who predicted this last week, although did Ye UHub listen?

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