• Worcester April 2, 2024 1:37 pm

    Worcester sandwich shop Ziggy Bombs opening in Brookline

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Last spring, it was reported that a Worcester dining spot known for its steak and cheese subs was expanding to the local area, and now we have learned that its new location is up and running. According to a poster in the Friends of Boston’s Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Ziggy...

  • higher education March 27, 2024 5:44 pm

    A first for Mass. colleges: Breaking the $90,000 barrier

    Two Boston-area schools are the first local higher education institutions to break $90,000 in annual student costs.

  • Boston University March 25, 2024 5:51 pm

    Boston University graduate workers are on strike

    The graduate student workers are calling for better pay and better benefits, including child care.

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  • Boston University March 25, 2024 6:19 pm

    BU graduate student workers on strike

    About 3,000 Boston University Graduate Workers Union members went on strike Monday. Workers gathered in Marsh Plaza with signs held high calling for fair wages, comprehensive health care, and stronger benefits such as child care.  This is the union’s first contract negotiation with the university. It’s part of the SEIU 509, the Massachusetts Union for Human Service  Workers and...

  • Labor unions March 21, 2024 1:45 pm

    BU grad workers vote to strike Monday

    The Boston University graduate workers union voted Wednesday to go on strike Monday afternoon if they do not reach a contract agreement with the university. The union, which represents roughly 3,000 graduate student workers at BU, voted last week to authorize the strike after a longstanding battle with the university over fair pay and stronger benefits, including health care coverage…

  • Boston February 9, 2024 5:22 am

    Driver hospitalized from crash with Mass. State Police in Boston

    A Massachusetts State Police cruiser was involved in a crash in Boston Thursday that led to the other driver being injured, police said. The crash happened about 11:23 a.m. in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and University Road, which is near the Boston University Bridge, a police representative said. Further details around the crash, like how badly the driver was…

  • Boston February 7, 2024 11:51 am

    New Boston University study could help diagnose CTE before death

    A new study out of Boston University could be a game changer in the battle against chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Experts say the results could help diagnose the brain disorder earlier than once thought possible, which is a breakthrough for people who play high level contact sports. The study revealed doctors might soon be able to diagnose the neurodegenerative disease…

  • local February 7, 2024 6:09 am

    Boston University CTE study

    CTE was previously commonly found in athletes in full-contact sports and could only be detected after death. However, local researchers may have found a way to diagnose it while patients are still alive.

  • Boston University January 12, 2024 4:39 pm

    Parents of 6 BU student-athletes targeted by arrest scammers, police say

    The families of six student-athletes at Boston University received phone calls from scammers posing as police officers requesting money early Friday morning, according to an alert from the school’s police department. In each of the cases, an unidentified caller claiming to be a member of the university’s police department contacted the student-athlete’s parents around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning, BU...

  • Boston University November 9, 2023 10:28 am

    BU finds Ibram X. Kendi's antiracist research center managed funds properly, despite turmoil

    Boston University launched an inquiry into the financials of the Center for Antiracist Research after the organization announced plans to lay off about half of its staff and change its operating model.

  • Boston University October 27, 2023 6:38 pm

    Just this week, Boston University reports 4 sexual assault incidents

    Days after an arrest was made in connection with two Boston University sexual assault incidents, police found themselves once again investigating two more similar cases that were reported this week, according to school officials. The first incident took place at about 10 p.m. Thursday near 168 Bay State Rd. In this case, police said a student reported that they were…

  • local October 25, 2023 8:51 am

    Boston University issues warning after sexual assault reports

    Boston University police are issuing an urgent warning to keep students safe on campus after two sexual assault incidents were reported this week.

  • Massachusetts October 25, 2023 11:50 am

    Arrest made in Boston University sexual assault incidents

    Boston University said Wednesday someone was arrested in connection to the sexual assault incidents that were reported this week. The identity of the person was not immediately released. Police said the two incidents are believed to be related. In each case, the student was approached by a person and had unwanted physical contact. The first incident happened at about 10:45…

  • Boston University October 4, 2023 10:55 am

    Boston University makes history with hiring of new president

    Boston University announced Wednesday that Dr. Melissa L. Gilliam has been named the school’s 11th president. Gilliam, 58, the executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University and a physician, will be BU’s first woman and first Black president. “I’m really excited about how engaged Boston University is in the city and how engagement has been a hallmark...

  • Boston University September 11, 2023 8:43 am

    Person punched during attempted robbery on Boston University campus

    Police are investigating after a person was attacked by someone on the campus of Boston University over the weekend. Boston University police issued an alert on Sunday saying that a person reported that they were approached by several individuals while walking home around 11 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Cummington Street and Commonwealth Avenue. The group allegedly punched the…

  • Boston University September 3, 2023 12:23 am

    ‘Unnerving': At least 2 burglaries near Boston University's campus during move-in week

    As Boston University students returned to the city and were unpacking during move-in week, campus police sent out an alert notifying them of burglaries that happened on or near campus early Saturday. BU police say there were two incidents that occurred on Bay State Road between 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. “It’s a little nerve-racking to hear just because...

  • Boston University September 2, 2023 11:35 pm

    Police warn of break-ins near Boston University

    BU police say there were two incidents Saturday on Bay State Road.

  • artificial intelligence July 11, 2023 9:28 am

    ‘Domesticate AI': How Boston higher ed is responding to the advancing technology

    As artificial intelligence technology advances, Boston universities are preparing to tackle AI within the classroom — but not in the way many may assume. Despite the ever-increasing ability for students to find answers at the click of a button, experts explain AI can enhance college degrees more than it can hinder them. Newly released software such as ChatGPT has earned…

  • Boston July 7, 2023 1:02 pm

    How colleges are tackling advancing AI technology

    Ahead of the 2023-24 school year, local colleges weigh in on the opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence for students and teachers

  • WGA strike May 31, 2023 3:23 pm

    BU Prez Slams ‘Deliberately Abusive' Commencement Protest

    The outgoing president of Boston University has denounced some of the students who protested their commencement speaker, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, at the ceremony last week, saying they were pushing “cancel culture.” Zaslav, a BU alum, spoke to the graduates Sunday, May 21, as the writer’s guild strike began. There were protests both inside and outside Nickerson Field,…

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