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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has launched an early voting website “Vote Early Boston” as an initiative to make voting more accessible for people who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day.  PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/ DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston launches early voting website

The City of Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh launched its inaugural early voting website, “Vote Early Boston,” on Monday, which provides information about how residents can vote up to 10 days before Election Day online, according to a press release. The “Vote Early Boston” website provides voters with information about the early voting initiative, which was signed into law by […]

By Maddie Domenichella· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston University President Robert Brown released a statement Monday that the BU Board of Trustees will do its best to divest from the fossil fuels tar and coal. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU should further its efforts to divest, community argues

While the Boston University community is generally pleased that the BU Board of Trustees endorsed two of the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing’s proposals, many said they are not satisfied with the university’s small steps toward fossil fuel divestment. The Board of Trustees released its decisions Tuesday. Instead of rejecting or accepting ACSRI’s recommendation on divestment, the Board of […]

By Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Inspection records raise health concerns on BU dining halls, restaurants

Inspection records raise health concerns on BU dining halls, restaurants

Pink mold inside an ice machine. Dirty cooking equipment. Improperly stored rice from last night. During an inspection last winter, these were among seven health and safety violations that city inspectors found in the Warren Towers dining hall. In fact, according to a Daily Free Press review of Boston Inspectional Services Department’s public data, approximately 40 percent of the time, […]

By Mina Corpuz· · 0 comments · Campus, News
On Monday, Whole Foods Market donated over $30,000 to Boston Public Schools' Countdown to Kindergarten program. PHOTO COURTESY BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Whole Foods donates over $30,000 to kindergarten readiness program

Whole Foods Market donated $31,675 to Boston Public School’s Countdown to Kindergarten  program on Monday, according to a BPS press release. Countdown to Kindergarten, a group within BPS that prepares children for kindergarten, will be using the cash grant to support kindergarten readiness programs, work on kindergarteners’ perfect attendance and promote various family activities, Countdown to Kindergarten Director Sonia Gomez-Banrey […]

By Dave Sebastian· · 0 comments · City, News
Anthea Bhargava (COM ’99) and Kyle Tucker (COM ’07) of NBC’s “The Voice” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at Sunday’s ceremony. PHOTO BY ANNALYN KUMAR/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Two COM alumni win Emmys, continue school tradition

When Kyley Tucker was little, she wrote that she wanted to win an Oscar, then she put the note into a time capsule. Although her dream haven’t exactly come true, she got pretty close on Sunday. The Boston University alumna, who graduated from the College of Communication in 2007, was one of two BU Terriers who were recognized an Emmy […]

By Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Campus Crime Logs: Sept. 12 – 19

Campus Crime Logs: Sept. 12 – 19

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department from Sept. 15-19. Heroine found in bag in Allston A female student reported on Sept. 15 at 7:36 p.m. that she had picked up the wrong bag at John F. Kennedy Airport. The airline then shipped her a bag to 533 Cambridge St. The bag held two plastic bags […]

By Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · Campus, News
The George Sherman Union, along with the Fresh Food Company at Warren Towers, is now open to students until 10 p.m. PHOTO BY ADRIANNA DIAZ/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

GSU extended operation hour to adjust to students’ needs

As dozens of Boston University students studied and ate at the George Sherman Union on a casual Monday evening, many said they appreciated BU Dining Services’ decision to keep some of the GSU facilities open until 10 p.m. on weeknights. While places like Panda Express and BU Cheeseology still close at 8 p.m., students can now get a cup of […]

By Anna Whitelaw· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston University Dining Services has added a new vegan station to the Fresh Food Company at Marciano Commons at 100 Bay State Road. PHOTO BY ALEX MASSET/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU Dining expands vegan options

In response to student feedback, Boston University Dining Services upgraded the vegan stations at its three dining halls on campus, introducing several new menu options like “Vegan Your Way.” Now every Tuesday at lunch and Thursday at dinner, students will be able to create their own vegan dish by choosing from a variety of protein, vegetable, starches and sauces. New […]

By Sophia Eppolito· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Crispy Crêpes Café has been back on campus for six months in its new location on Commonwealth Aveue. PHOTO BY ERIN BILLINGS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Crispy Crêpes sees more customers at new location

Five months after Crispy Crêpes Café opened at its new location on Commonwealth Avenue, the restaurant continues to thrive, co-owner Brahim Bendokr said. The eatery has been a student favorite for 13 years before its old store in South Campus closed down last October, The Daily Free Press reported on Nov. 9, 2015. “At South Campus, we weren’t doing great […]

By Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News
Trader Joe's will open a new location on Western Avenue in Allston next year. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Trader Joe’s set to open Allston location in 2017

Trader Joe’s announced Thursday plans to open a new store in 2017 on Western Avenue in Allston, according to a press release. The store will occupy approximately 13,000 square feet of the bottom floor of the Continuum mixed-use project building, Trader Joe’s spokesperson Alison Mochizuki said. The Western Avenue location will be the first Trader Joe’s in Allston when it […]

By Maisie Guzi· · 0 comments · City, News