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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a Complete Streets Funding Program that allocates $12.5 million to state initiatives that make streets safer for all modes of transportation. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Gov. Charlie Baker launches Complete Streets Funding Program

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced Monday the launch of a $12.5-million program aimed at making the streets of the commonwealth safer. The program is called the Complete Streets Funding Program and will focus on helping cities and towns around the commonwealth make their street networks safer for all users. The $12.5 million will be […]

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A timeline shows the suspension status of fraternities at BU between March 2013 and December 2015. GRAPHIC BY ALEENA QAZI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Two fraternities suspended, under investigation due to misconduct

Boston University withdrew its recognition of the university’s chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Dec. 9, 2015 for violation of the university’s “student organization policies,” according to PIKE International Fraternity spokesperson Brent Phillips. The university is also currently investigating the Lambda Chi Alpha’s BU chapter following the BU Interfraternity Council’s suspension, Assistant Dean of Students John Battaglino said. Administration is working […]

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Recipients of microgrants from the Santander Universities program meet in the Howard Thurman Center Wednesday evening to share their progress on grant-funded projects. PHOTO BY NICKI GITTER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Santander-BU program provides students grants to uplift community

The first Santander-Boston University Urban Impact Program grant recipients gathered Wednesday and presented their projects’ initiatives with the BU community and Santander Bank representatives at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground. The 11 recipient teams, each comprised of BU students, have received a total of $11,000 to improve the Boston area through civic projects. Approximately 25 members of Santander […]

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Friday morning, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers began the appeal process to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to overturn his conviction and death sentence. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeal conviction to First Circuit

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev officially appealed Friday morning to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, according to Susan Goldberg, the circuit executive for the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Tsarnaev was sentenced to death after he was found guilty on 30 counts for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 260, […]

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released “Rigged Justice: 2016: How Weak Enforcement Lets Corporate Offenders Off Easy” Wednesday, which argues that law enforcement is soft on corporate crimes. ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Sen. Elizabeth Warren releases report criticizing criminal justice system

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a thirteen-page report Friday, entitled “Rigged Justice: How Weak Enforcement Lets Corporate Offenders Off Easy,” which argues against weak law enforcement for corporate crime. The report details 20 cases in 2015 where federal agencies failed to properly punish corporate offenders. Relaxed law enforcement, especially toward white-collar crime, enforces the idea to corporate offenders that they […]

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A Friday report released by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York indicates a decrease in unemployment of recent college grads between September 2014 and September 2015. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Recent graduates’ unemployment rate decline sets “positive attitude”

The unemployment rate for recent U.S. college graduates between 22 and 27 years old has fallen from 5.3 percent in September 2014 to 4.9 percent in September 2015, according to a Friday report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In a one-year period from September 2014 to September 2015, college graduate unemployment rates dropped from 3.4 percent to 2.8 […]

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The Massachusetts Senate approved a new bill Thursday that set new goals regarding statewide greenhouse gas emissions. ILLUSTRATION BY BRIGID KING/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts Senate passes greenhouse gas emissions bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Jan. 28 that will help Massachusetts reach its greenhouse gas emissions goals as set by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008. The bill sets a target of between 35 and 45 percent below the 1990 emissions level by 2030, and another target of between 55 and 65 percent below the 1990 emissions level […]

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Campus Crime Logs Jan. 25 – 31

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31.  Trespassing and threats at 775 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to an altercation Sunday in the George Sherman Union Food Court at 6:29 p.m. A 31-year-old female victim reported that she was heating her food in a microwave when a male party […]

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Firemen remove the leaking bottle of hydrochloric acid in a secure environment. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hazardous material leak causes gridlock near Myles Standish Hall

A bottle containing corrosive hydrochloric acid leaked inside a FedEx van and caused a hazmat incident on the outside of approximately 595 Beacon St. Tuesday afternoon. The Boston Fire Department responded to the van’s driver’s 911 emergency phone call and was on site at approximately 4:45 pm, BFD Deputy Chief Michael Ruggere said. Ruggere explained that the incident posed no […]

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Mary Moore, the dean of the School of Theology, held a meeting Tuesday about plans to expand the presence of the Howard Thurman Center on campus. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU community exchanges ideas to increase cultural inclusion visibility

Approximately 60 members of the Boston University community gathered in the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground Tuesday evening and exchanged ideas for a social hub on campus that would make cultural celebration and inclusion a mainstream part of campus life. School of Theology Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore said members of the BU community are the most important part in […]

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