Waterfront land should be preserved for what it is, not built up and privatized. Land on the water belongs to the residents fortunate enough to live near it for their enjoyment, not for the use of a select few people with money. The South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan to build two large hotels on the […]
Diesel engines cause massive pollution, are responsible for thousands of premature deaths and cost millions of dollars in the treatment of asthma-related illnesses, a study released yesterday by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group claimed. The study, titled “Dangers of Diesel,” said the health risks could be avoided if the Environmental Protection Agency adopts strong […]
The new Student Village Apartments were officially dedicated yesterday afternoon, with speeches from Chancellor John Silber, Executive Vice President Joseph Mercurio and President Jon Westling. “It’s a great day for all of us who have worked so long to see this come to fruition,” Westling said. “It’s a great day for the students who live in it now, and who will continue to live in this splendid facility for years to come.” The ceremony culminated in unveiling a commemorative plaque. University Trustees, along with community neighbors, building architects and other invited guests, attended the dedication, which was followed by a lunch in a tent at 10 Buick St.
Last week it was announced that the Boston Red Sox are up for sale. Well, we here at the ol’ Free Press feel that since Boston University already owns everything else in the city, the Ol’ Town Team should be next. However, this would cause some changes to the way the team and Major League […]
Although most historians blame ethnic and religious prejudices for the 1834 mob burning of a Boston Ursuline convent school, Salem State professor and author Nancy Lusignan Schultz said last night that the conflict was really the result of gender and class prejudice. The burning took place at the Somerville convent on Aug. 11, 1834, during […]