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Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour.

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on […]

by and · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Curt Nikitas, Project Manager of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, describes a map of proposed changes to the Green Line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. PHOTO BY L.E. CHARLES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MBTA proposes changes to Green Line stops on BU campus

Approximately 60 city and state officials and community members convened Thursday evening in the Commonwealth Salon […]

by and · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University students wrote about actions they could take to reduce climate change at the George Sherman Union Link for National Sustainability Day Wednesday. PHOTO BY MINA CORPUZ/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU reaches greenhouse gas emission goal six years early

Due to extensive efforts addressing climate change and sustainability, Boston University announced Wednesday that they achieved […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Charles River Conservancy President Renata von Tscharner speaks to professional skateboarders Tony Alva and Christian Hosoi during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lynch Family Skate Park. PHOTO BY DREW SCHWARTZ/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Long-awaited skate park to come to Boston area

After fighting for more than a decade for a place Boston’s skateboarders could call their own, […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University launched The Conversation Monday, which is a news platform where teachers and researchers can collaborate to write commentary and essays about news in the scientific community. SCREENSHOT VIA THECONVERSATION.COM/US

Online international publication launches pilot program at COM

The Conversation, an online international publication that fuses academic and journalistic writing, launched a pilot program […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Ana Lopez (COM ‘15) does homework on her bed in her room at the Brookline Holiday Inn, where she has been living as a result of a lack of on-campus housing at Boston University. PHOTO BY ANN SINGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University students live in hotel due to housing overflow

While Boston University guarantees four-year housing for all students, some international and exchange students are receiving […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Charlie Baker, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election, speaks at his primary election party in September. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DFP FILE PHOTO

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker addresses issues facing children, MA Health Connector

This is the fourth part in a five-part series of interviews with the Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates. […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Professor Harvey Cox of the Harvard Divinity School speaks at a prayer rally at The Memorial Church at Harvard University Wednesday night advocating for people to vote “yes” for Questions 3 and 4 on the Nov. 4 Massachusetts general election ballot. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Harvard-based prayer vigil rallies for civil rights in Massachusetts ballot questions

Stand for Democracy, an Harvard University-based group dedicated to maintaining the public’s right to vote, sponsored […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has implemented a food waste ban with the goal of regulating waste and encouraging more ecofriendly practices, such as composting. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Statewide food waste ban reduces waste accumulation, encourages composting

A first-in-the-nation, statewide food waste ban has been implemented in Massachusetts in an effort to reduce […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University’s inaugural “Kill the Cup Challenge” started on Oct. 6 and runs through the end of October to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of using disposable cups and encourage use of reusable containers. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHANIE PAGONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University kills the cup campus-wide

Coffee shops throughout Boston University’s campus in the month of October are participating in the “Kill […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, City, News