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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 10:10 pm

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller reported tonight that the state has changed Newton's Covid-19 risk level from "low" to "moderate" because the city's average number of new daily cases has increased to 4.1 from 1.9 last week - which she said is not due just to the the Boston College outbreak but also because: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:51 pm

Northeastern University announced tonight that it's reversed its decision to make 11 first-year students found in a room together forfeit roughly $28,000 in payments if they decide to re-enlist at the school for the spring - the money will instead go towards the cost of being at Northeastern then. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:56 pm

New England Law Boston has filed plans with the BPDA to rent the 6,400-square-foot ballroom at the neighboring Revere Hotel on Stuart Street for use as a three-section classroom. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 1:06 pm

WFXT reports Dover-Sherborn High School was supposed to open to students tomorrow, but put that off after a major party on Friday where up to 150 kids were found boozing it up without masks on. It joins Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in having students who just can't control themselves during a pandemic.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 10:03 am

With Boston College in the news because of a Covid-19 outbreak, a school vice president e-mailed students Friday afternoon reminding them to wear masks, social distance and not have parties, at the risk of suspension. The student newspaper, the Heights, however, reported on the scene on campus Friday night: Read more.

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By adamg - 9/13/20 - 12:18 pm

WBZ reports Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School will start the new year with entirely remote learning for at least two weeks to reduce the risk that some kids who fled a boozy party when police arrived might spread Covid-19.

Officials had hoped to start the year with one of those hybrid schedules, but had to go to all remote after because so many local kids went to the crowded party and then ran away when police arrived, with many of the students who were nabbed giving police fake names.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 9:42 pm

Newton and Boston are taking over Covid-19 tracking and followup of positive cases from Boston College now that the school has become the first in the Boston area to develop a Covid-19 outbreak, Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said tonight. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/20 - 11:35 am

Boston College reported today that 67 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week, up from 46 on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 12:49 pm

Dedham has put off a Sept. 21 start date to resume limited in-school education, and will now be getting a three-day visit from a mobile Covid-19 testing unit now that the state has added the town to its list of communities with elevated testing numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 12:16 pm

Boston College is now reporting 46 undergraduates have tested positive for Covid-19 this week. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 9:10 am

The Globe reports some 13 members of BC's swimming and diving teams have tested positive for Covid-19. Unlike many other schools in the area, BC decided to continue its sports programs this fall.

BC reports it currently has a total of 30 students in Covid-19 isolation - 10 locally and 20 at home.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 9:14 am

A Boston College junior is hoping to become the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking partial tuition reimbursement for the way her school shut classrooms in March and moved students to online classes. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 4:43 pm

Northeastern University reports the 11 were found in a one room Wednesday night in violation of the school's Covid-19 regulations, which ban such fraternization. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 12:46 pm

A number of local colleges and universities are posting daily or weekly Covid-19 testing results; to date, the numbers show much lower infection rates among students who have come to Boston even if that means taking classes in their dorm rooms and prohibitions against parties. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/20 - 2:58 pm

Boston University says lawsuits by several students seeking tuition reimbursements because of the shift to online learning in March should be dismissed because they violate Massachusetts law against suits over "educational malpractice." Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 9:18 am

Northeastern University has increased its Covid-19 testing requirements for its students in Boston from every five days to every three days - after the students finish a round of three tests in their first five days back in the city. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 2:23 pm

Northeastern has set up a Covid-19 dashboard to post daily updates on its testing and positivity numbers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 10:04 pm

Why, hello there, Holy Cross students! Sup?

The party in question was this weekend, several days after the school announced it was moving to online learning this fall. Holy Cross announced it is very, very disappointed in the students.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 11:32 am

The News&Observer reports how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill went back to online learning after just a week due to Covid-19 outbreaks on campus. Yeah, not Boston at all, but given all the precautions local colleges are taking, let's consider this quote from the college provost about how none of the cases seem to be linked to academic buildings: Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/20 - 11:11 am

City Councilor Liz Breadon (Allston/Brighton) reports that Boston College has agreed to hire a BPD detail to roam Brighton on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to bust up any gatherings of hardy partying Eagles as part of its plan to keep the college and the surrounding neighborhood from turning into a Covid-19 hotspot. Read more.

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