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Heavy fire breaks out in Allston apartment building, displaces 10

Heavy fire breaks out in Allston apartment building, displaces 10

Ten people were displaced in a heavy three-alarm fire on Linden Street Sunday evening, fire officials said. The fire at the three-story Allston home at 27 Linden St. broke out at around 7 p.m., the Boston Fire Department wrote on Twitter. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. Damage is estimated at $750,000, Boston fire spokesperson Steve MacDonald said. […]

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In a short video, BU School of Public Health Dean Sandro Galea says research shows more guns lead to more murder and suicides.

In response to Orlando shooting, SPH launches campaign addressing gun violence

The Boston University School of Public Health launched an anti-gun violence social media campaign Tuesday, two days after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando killed 49 and injured 53. The campaign consists of four videos, starting with one titled “The Toxic Mix of Guns and Hate.” SPH Dean Sandro Galea said he hopes this campaign will reach students, […]

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Amidst hundreds of other supporters, members of a Boston Pride group hug at City Hall Monday evening. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston residents flock to City Hall, stand in solidarity with Orlando

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh led thousands of Boston residents in a vigil outside Boston City Hall Monday evening to honor victims of the Sunday morning shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The vigil lasted for approximately 20 minutes. A massive, diverse crowd stood on the plaza in front of City Hall, many attendees holding rainbow flags or placards […]

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Campus News 101: What’s going on at BU

The 2015-16 Boston University school year was one marked by voices. Different groups on BU’s campus, may it be adjunct professors, BU Police Department officers, Student Government, cultural student groups or sexual assault survivors, have voiced their concerns and suggestions to the university and its student body. Will these voices lead to changes? And what impact, if any, will these […]

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A student’s guide to transportation

As you finally settle into your space at Boston University, you’ll need an easy, affordable way to travel around campus and beyond its borders. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is a student’s go-to, with a vast system of subways, buses, commuter rails and boats. The MBTA’s subway system (called “the T” by students and locals) consists of five lines: the […]

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The 2016 presidential election: What to expect as a BU student

The 2016 presidential election: What to expect as a BU student

With the 2016 presidential election just around the corner, we at The Daily Free Press hope to keep students informed about topics that matter to them. In March, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries in Massachusetts, foreshadowing November’s likely presidential ballot. Here’s a look at some issues that matter to you, and where the presumptive nominees stand. Hillary […]

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Fans flock to BU bookstore to meet rapping YouTube sensation MattyB

Fans flock to BU bookstore to meet rapping YouTube sensation MattyB

  — MattyB Photos|Videos (@MattyB_Newsss) June 4, 2016 “OMG, there he is. We love you, Matty!” screamed hordes of adolescent girls waiting in line to meet their favorite music artist — and, likely, crush — the up-and-coming rap singer Matthew Morris, otherwise known as MattyB. The 13-year-old YouTube sensation greeted approximately 100 excited young fans and their family members at […]

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A study released Wednesday by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, which included research from the Boston University School of Medicine, found a way to predict which patients may some day need life support. PHOTO BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Study led by BU researcher to examine CTE among living athletes

Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine, in conjunction with researchers from other major medical institutions, announced Wednesday a seven-year $16 million study to diagnose Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, a degenerative brain disease, according to BU Today. One of the main goals of the study is to identify and find treatments for CTE among the living. […]

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Top 10 study spots on campus

If you want to study for a quiz with friends, hunker down for several hours to pass a cumulative final exam or just finish reading a book that has sat on your shelf for weeks, BU offers a variety of intriguing study locations on campus (other than your dorm). Here are a few of The Daily Free Press staff’s favorite […]

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City News 101: What’s going on in Boston

As a student in the vibrant City of Boston, you’ll be witness to the local issues Bostonians experience every day. The State House and City Hall are bustling with policy leaders aiming to solve Boston’s most heated problems. We here at The Daily Free Press pledge to keep you informed throughout the school year. Here are five of Boston’s hot […]

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