BMW spins onto Green Line Tracks, causing delays – The Daily Free Press

A BMW driver lost control of his vehicle and spun out of control onto the B Line tracks on Commonwealth Avenue near the Boston University Bridge Monday afternoon causing T delays, according to MBTA Transit Police.

There were no reported injuries and the vehicle landed on the MBTA Green Line tracks by University Road, possibly due to slick road conditions, Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan wrote in an email statement.

“This incident resulted in four flat tires, undercarriage damage


BOSTON – Nestled near the Jamaica Plain section of Southwest Corridor Park, an orange three-story apartment complex surrounds a vibrant courtyard. Each element deliberately and carefully chosen, the courtyard has a large patio, a children’s playset and a community garden.

Jamaica Plain Cohousing, founded in 1999, was intentionally designed to foster community among its nearly 60 owners. Each household has a private home and access to shared common areas.

“The idea is to build spaces that are c

Barry Lawton on D3 campaign: ‘I go by what’s right’ | Dorchester Reporter

Barry Lawton started a recent Tuesday morning at McKenna’s Cafe in Savin Hill with his regular order: a plate of scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, and wheat toast.

The District 3 candidate then made his rounds around the restaurant, handing out campaign brochures and introducing himself to customers, asking them what issues matter most to them and about changes they want to see in their community.

“If there’s one thing you could fix if you were in charge of this city, what would it b

In her first run for office, Wornum focuses on housing and homelessness | Dorchester Reporter

Rosalind Wornum, a 35-year Dorchester resident, is running for elected office for the first time, saying she plans to “bring the community to City Hall.” A single parent to four daughters, she says her experience of nearly losing her home inspired her research into the support services accessible to her.

“Almost being homeless made me stretch my hands more into the community,” she said in an interview with the Reporter. “My past doesn’t define who I am today. Where I am going will define that.”

New Chief of BUPD sits down for first interview with editors – The Daily Free Press

With a doctorate from New York University, a law degree from Massachusetts School of Law and a 22-year stint in law enforcement as a campus security officer and later superintendent of operations for the Cambridge Police Department, Robert Lowe began his new position as the chief of police of the Boston University Police Department on Aug. 1.

The Daily Free Press campus news editors met with Lowe to discuss his new position, including what prepared him for this role, what he hopes to accomplish

A pitch for White Stadium renovation: Women’s soccer team backers eye a public-private partnership deal | Dorchester Reporter

City and school officials are weighing a public-private partnership with Boston Unity Soccer Partners, a group of investors seeking to bring a women’s professional soccer team to Boston and proposing a $30 million overhaul of city-owned White Stadium in Franklin Park.

“We believe that a stadium can serve as a catalyst for positive change, fostering economic growth, community engagement, and social development,” Jennifer Epstein, Boston Unity’s controlling manager, wrote in the proposal. “We wil

The oldest public school in the US had enslaved people on its campus

Advisory: This story includes descriptions of abuse and oppression of Black people, which were the norm in colonial-era Boston.

Boston Latin School, the nation’s first public school, founded in 1635, famously educated Benjamin Franklin and four other men who went on to sign the Declaration of Independence. But there were also enslaved people on the grounds likely serving the early students.

An examination of probate records shows Nathaniel Williams, one of Boston Latin’s first schoolmasters in

Adding funds to budget of Cambridge Math Circle could set nonprofit precedent, councillors worry

Giving the nonprofit Cambridge Math Circle a city budget supplement of $100,000 could set a troubling precedent, city councillors warned during a recent vote.

In a 5-4 vote June 26, the Council decided to ask the city manager for additional money to go toward the budget of Cambridge Math Circle, which was established in 2018 by teachers Mira Bernstein and Nataliya Yufa and serves elementary and middle school students in Cambridge and surrounding towns. If acted on, some councillors argued, the

What the kids are doing this summer: Attending camps that take them from dungeons into space

From solving logic puzzles to learning how to juggle, kids in Cambridge and Somerville have more to do this summer than scroll Disney+ and get in another hour of Roblox. Some programs are even free – or pay.

Cambridge Community Television’s Summer Media Institute pays teens from 14 to 18 years old to work as media artists. Students learn how to operate cameras, animate, do graphic design and edit video.

“Once they get the basic skills of how to use each piece of tech and gear, they’re given th

Girls can feel shame around periods even now, but Mpower. changes tone with a party setting

Erin Dullea noticed that conversations about menstruation in her daughter’s Cambridge elementary school were just as taboo as when she was in school.

Dullea wants to change that.

“We really haven’t come far in terms of helping support and change the narrative around periods,” said Dullea, who has four kids in Cambridge Public Schools. “There still tends to be a lack of education and preparation prior to menstruating age.”

Seventy percent of students say the school environment “makes them espe

Students Create Ads for Chobani, Celebrity Cruises, and More

For nearly 50 years, Boston University’s AdLab, the largest student-run advertising agency in the country, has enabled students to produce advertising campaigns for real-world clients. Their year culminates in the AdLabbies, a semiannual event recognizing students’ best work. The spring awards were held at the Center for Computing & Data Sciences building in May.

“The AdLab is meant to be very reflective of what the agency environment is like: the meetings you go to, the feedback you get, the c

Diving into Splash: a guide for navigating the September club fair – The Daily Free Press

From Board Games Club to BU Beekeeping, Boston University’s 450 student organizations will adorn Nickerson Field this September, eager to recruit new members.

Thousands of BU students attend the club fair each year to learn more about how they can get involved on campus.

Come with both some knowledge of BU’s club offerings and an open mind.

CleanTech Club aims to bring engineering students together to promote sustainable technology. The club seeks to teach its members about clean technology a

BU commencement speaker sparks controversy – The Daily Free Press

Students, faculty and alumni express their discontent with Boston University’s decision to host David Zaslav, president and chief executive officer of Warner Bros. Discovery, as the 150th all-university commencement speaker May 21.

After failed negotiations with studios and streamers — including Discovery-Warner — about compensation, residuals and working conditions, the Writers Guild of America announced its plan to strike for the first time in 15 years on May 1, three days before it was annou

Board of Trustees appoints Kenneth Freeman as BU interim president – The Daily Free Press

Boston University’s Board of Trustees appointed Kenneth Freeman, vice president and associate provost and dean emeritus of the Questrom School of Business, Wednesday as the interim president of the University.

Freeman will assume the position August 1 after President Robert Brown steps down July 31.

The Board wrote in an email letter to the BU community the trustees decided to introduce an interim president because it aims to make the process “careful, unhurried” and conducted in a “strategic

The Week Ahead: May 8 to 14

BU Today’s new weekly feature, The Week Ahead, aims to keep you informed of what’s coming up around campus, Boston, the country, and the world, with a curated list of interesting and notable happenings.

To submit an idea for a future listing, fill out this form.

BU Dance Program is hosting end-of-semester dance classes for dancers of all levels. The final one offered is stretch and relaxation, a fitting class as students head into finals.

Stretch and relaxation class, 5 to 6 pm, FitRec. Mo

Sustainability Seed Grants Will Fund Ideas Ranging from Textbook Lending to Eliminating Dental Supply Waste

A graduate student in the College of Fine Arts’ graphic design program, Nina Gozzi (CFA’23), noticed the large amount of wasted paper from the building’s printing and graphic design studios. This problem inspired her to start Plant Me After Reading, workshops designed to educate people on how to repurpose waste.

Plant Me After Reading was one of a dozen projects that recently snagged a 2023 Sustainability Innovation Seed Grant, made possible by Innovate@BU and BU Sustainability. The grants give

BU Figure Skating Club Tries for Its Seventh National Title in Anaheim This Weekend

The BU Figure Skating Club is in shape for another run at a national title—their seventh, if they win—this weekend, as they head to Anaheim, Calif., for the National Intercollegiate Final, taking place April 14 to 16.

The team of 23 BU skaters will face off against 16 other teams from across the country. Led by coach Andrea Mohns-Brillaud (COM’87), the group is one of BU’s most decorated, winning its first national title in 2009 and never finishing outside the top three since. Last year, they p

Making Sense of “Swatting” Hoax That Hit BU Sunday Night

The calls came in to the Boston University Police Department in rapid succession around 8 Sunday night. A frantic voice with gunshots in the background reported an active shooter at 855 Comm Ave, 233 Bay State Rd., and 733 Comm Ave.

One clue that it was a hoax might have been when, asked for a location, the caller said “the University of Boston.” But the BUPD must take a call of that gravity seriously, and so officers responded as if it was the real thing—securing buildings, ushering students i
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