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Increases on federal loan interest rates take effect Tuesday

Effective Tuesday, college students taking out loans for the 2014-2015 school year will see an interest rate increase for federal Stafford loans, PLUS loans and some graduate loans. The interest on an undergraduate Stafford loan will be raised from 3.66 percent to 4.66 percent. The graduate loans affected will now have 6.21 percent interest rates, […]

Jury selection begins for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

The lawyers defending Azamat Tazhayakov, who is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy in the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, began selecting a jury for Tazhayakov’s trial alongside federal prosecutors Monday. Tazhayakov, who is the first of Tsarnaev’s four friends to be put on trial for obstruction charges, allegedly removed Tsarnaev’s […]

Mayor Walsh appoints new, tech-savvy CIO

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Wednesday that Jascha Franklin-Hodge, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumnus with 15 years of information technology experience, will serve as the City’s new Chief Information Officer. Franklin-Hodge will be responsible for overseeing the Department of Innovation and Technology to bolster online service delivery, equip city employees with digital tools and […]

Defense team for alleged marathon bomber requests venue change for trial

The defense team representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of placing two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon with his brother Tamerlan, requested a change of venue Wednesday for Tsarnaev’s trial, scheduled to begin in November. The attorneys cited a defense expert’s survey that indicated almost 60 percent of Boston’s population […]

BU affiliate declares bankruptcy, students to complete programs at COM

After the Center for Digital Imaging Arts, a for-profit school formerly affiliated with Boston University, declared bankruptcy on June 11, BU announced they would issue certificates for 40 students who are still enrolled in the program. Since 2004, BU has issued certificates in digital arts fields including filmmaking, animation and web design to students at […]