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BU grad in serious condition after fall down elevator shaft

Elisabeth Scotland, a 2014 graduate of Boston University’s School of Management, fell down an elevator shaft in Fenway Park Friday night and remains in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to a statement from her family released through the hospital. Scotland, 22, of Brigantine, N.J., suffered serious injuries after falling from the […]

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick reminds BU graduates of the importance of human connection

In front of a crowd of 7,000 graduates and about 25,000 family members on Nickerson Field, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick encouraged Boston University’s graduating Class of 2014 to remember the importance of face-to-face interactions in an era of social media. “Given the level of personal engagement that good citizenship requires, I’ve been wondering and worrying […]

Man arrested for trying to carry handguns into BU’s commencement

A man was arrested Sunday after trying to get into Boston University’s commencement ceremony with two loaded handguns. At about 1 p.m., Andrea Massa, 28, of Marshfield, was stopped at a security checkpoint and was found with two loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic handguns in his possession, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s […]

BU biolab closer to full operation after legal victories

After months of deliberations. a City Council vote and Massachusetts Superior Court ruling on Wednesday moved Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories closer toward full operation. The Council voted 8-5 in favor of permitting Biosafety Level 4 research in Boston – which involves the testing and development of vaccines and treatments to combat infectious […]

MassDOT board of directors approves 5% MBTA fare hike, effective July 1

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s board of directors voted Wednesday to increase Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority fares by 5 percent, effective July 1. Under the plan, originally proposed in March, CharlieCard adult subway fares will increase from $2.00 to $2.10, and adult bus fares will increase from $1.50 to $1.60. Student fees will also increase […]