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Occupy Boston clashes with BPD over tent set-up

Boston Police Department officials interrupted Occupy Boston’s Health and Safety Improvement Festival Monday afternoon by prohibiting protesters from bringing a flame-retardant military tent into Dewey Square. Shortly after noon, when the festival was initially slated to begin, a group of occupiers delivered a large tent wrapped in plastic wrap to the Dewey Square plaza. Officials […]

Boston ranked fifth happiest city in the nation

Bostonians’ healthy lifestyles and access to parks earned the city a fifth-place ranking as the happiest city to live in the U.S., according to a report by “Men’s Health” released last week. To calculate the happiest cities and “Frown Towns,” “Men’s Health” compiled suicide and unemployment rates from each city as well as percentages of […]

Students’ struggles echo education secretary’s concerns

Between her expectation of the job market and the debt from her annual $10,000 loan, College of Communication senior Chelsea Merget said she is feeling the strain of higher education. “I took out personal loan payments, and so did my mom and so did my dad because this school is that expensive,” Merget said. “And […]

Occupy protesters expect on-campus demonstrations in Spring semester

Following the Marsh Plaza protest on Nov. 9, some members of Boston University Occupies Boston said they are planning larger assemblies in the future. “We proved what we wanted to do, which was to give a taste of our power and strength and willingness to stand up,” said Sean, a College of Arts and Sciences […]

Bostonians line up at Pru. to get autographs from Bill Clinton

Flanked by the Secret Service and hundreds of copies of his new book, former President Bill Clinton smiled as some of his star-struck supporters reached out to shake his hand at the Prudential Center on Monday. “Thank you for taking the time to come out today,” Clinton said to a crowd of people who stood […]