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Supermarkets are launching a TV ad campaign to dissuade Massachusetts voters from supporting a "bottle bill" in November's election, which would provide 5 cent refunds for all non-alcoholic beverage bottles. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Bottle bill opposition launches ad campaign, draws criticism from environmentalists

A coalition of bottling company supporters is launching a television advertisement campaign to encourage Massachusetts voters […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
Though a Boston area taxi association has raised concerns over Uber's background check practices, Uber claims it vets its drivers more thoroughly than Boston cab companies do. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Taxi, rideshare companies debate safe hiring practices

Uber, a ridesharing service widely used by Boston-area college students, debuted a bring-your-own-device program in August […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News

Greater Boston GDP declining, report finds

The Boston metropolitan area experienced a decrease in its rate of economic growth in 2013, though […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University benefactors Alan and Sherry Leventhal spoke at a ceremony Tuesday that recognized them for their dedication to the university and officially named the admissions reception center in their honor. PHOTO BY ADRIAN BAKER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU admissions building named in honor of Alan, Sherry Leventhal

Boston University held a ceremony Tuesday to recognize two of its major benefactors, dedicating the university […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Mary Elizabeth Moore (center), dean of the Boston University School of Theology, cheers with BU students at BU Central for Sons of Serendip, a musical act composed of BU alumni, during the America’s Got Talent season finale. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Central cheers on alumni in America’s Got Talent finals

Members of the Boston University community came together for a viewing party Tuesday at BU Central […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Greenovate Boston hosted an Upcycling Panel Tuesday at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf where panelists Brooke Nash of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Ross Lohr of Project RePAT, Julie Shane of Causes International and Brad McNamara of Freight Farms talked efficient and creative ways to repurpose material goods. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Panel on sustainability discusses upcycling initiatives

Sustainability organization Greenovate Boston held a panel at Atlantic Wharf on Tuesday to talk about upcycling […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
The Boston University School of Public Health has appointed Sandro Galea, formerly of Columbia University, as its new dean. He assumes the position on Jan. 1. PHOTO COURTESY SANDRO GALEA

BU appoints new dean of SPH

The Boston University School of Public Health has appointed a new dean who is an accomplished […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston Calling Music Festival has been guaranteed to continue at City Hall Plaza through 2017. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Calling cements six upcoming dates at City Hall Plaza

Concertgoers of Boston’s well-known Boston Calling Music Festival can look forward to several more shows, after […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News
Assistant Professor of International Health at the Center for Global Health and Development Jacob Bor was awarded the Peter Paul Professorship in 2014. PHOTO COURTESY JACOB BOR

Three BU faculty earn annual $40,000 research grants

Three assistant faculty members at Boston University received the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, garnering more […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Campus, News
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line will be expanded by 4.5 miles from Cambridge to Medford and will cost nearly $2 billion. PHOTO BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Green Line extension to cost almost $2 billion

The cost of a 4.5-mile green line train extension from Cambridge to Medford has increased from […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · City, News