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By adamg - 7/29/20 - 9:53 am

Several Boston colleges have filed plans with the city to take over all or parts of local hotels and apartment buildings to house students this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:37 am

Suffolk University yesterday became the latest local college to get hit with an online-learning-sucks lawsuit, by a biology major who wants some of her spring-tuition tuition back. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 12:36 pm

Boston tomorrow re-opens the long shuttered Kindred Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton to house homeless people in need of isolation who don't need more intensive hospital care - and will use a Suffolk University dorm for housing the homeless, Mayor Walsh said today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 8:29 pm

Suffolk University is sending out notifications to students tonight that they're going to do the rest of their learning this semester via online classes. An Emerson student alerts us that Friday will be the last day of in-person classes at that school.

A Suffolk Law student reports the school is giving students with on-campus housing a pro-rate refund of housing fees.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 4:56 pm

The Globe reports Suffolk University is buying the Ames Hotel across from the Old State House and will convert it into a dorm - much like BU did decades ago with a couple of hotels in Kenmore Square, such as the old Myles Standish Hotel.

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By adamg - 1/8/19 - 4:08 pm
Blowup of Massachusetts driver's license

Micro-printed words on real state IDs, like this Mass. license, don't show up on fakes, at least not yet.

The doorman at Bijou on Stuart Street was a bit suspicious of the young-looking woman with the Maine license trying to get into the club one October night, even though her ID checked out OK on the computerized scanner he uses. So he turned to a trick police and the more experienced door staff use to ferret out people with fraudulent IDs: He asked her the state capital. When she replied "Augusta," he let her in - because most people who get fake IDs don't expect to be quizzed on facts about the state they're allegedly from and can't answer such questions. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/17 - 6:58 pm

Suffolk University, which is already looking at locations in East Boston to house its students, has notified city officials it plans to lease what is now a BU dorm in Packards Corner in Allston for at least a couple of years to house up to 350 students. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/17 - 12:57 pm

The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.

By adamg - 4/18/17 - 3:56 pm

David Scher, a former Suffolk Law student, today pleaded guilty to trying to alter court documents to try to change his Guilty finding for stealing a laptop from the school to Not Guilty, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/17 - 12:39 pm

A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/17 - 5:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Icon, 100 Warrenton St., shut indefinitely over a pair of incidents in which detectives found underage drinkers on the premises. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/16 - 11:03 am

Two Boston Police detectives walking down Newbury Street the evening of July 4th say they knew right away the guy sipping a Corona on a restaurant patio was underage - because they'd busted him for the same thing at Fenway Park in April. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/16 - 7:49 pm

A former employee of the Suffolk University registrar's office admitted today she gave herself an A in a class she never actually took - business ethics - and passing grades in other classes so she could get federal student loans, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/16 - 12:19 pm
Proposed Temple Street development on Beacon Hill

Architect's rendering.

A developer last week filed detailed plans with the BRA to convert two former Suffolk University buildings on Temple Street behind the State House into a 75-unit luxury condo development.

JDMD Owner, LLC, of Dedham, says the project will meet what it says is "significant need" in Boston in general and Beacon Hill in particular, for "high-quality housing," as well as rid the neighborhood of some of those annoying college students. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/16 - 4:28 pm

The Globe reports the Suffolk board of trustees has hired Raskey Baerlein, which firms often hire to handle PR crises, to replace Regan Communications, which firms often hire to handle PR crises, such as the one involving Regan and the ouster of the school's latest president.

By adamg - 2/6/16 - 12:01 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the resolution to the battle between the president and the board.

By adamg - 1/6/16 - 9:45 pm

JDMD Owner, LLC, owned by three New Yorkers, has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to convert buildings at 33 and 61 Temple St. into 75 condominiums. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/15 - 11:25 pm
Paul Andrade painting

"Complementary Colors" by Paul Andrade.

Andrade

Colleagues, friends and family members are mourning the loss of Paul Andrade, 49, who died in a crash with a taxi while riding his motorcycle on Albany Street Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/14 - 11:27 am
Obnoxious ad for Suffolk University

The Suffolk Journal reports that one of new President Norman Smith's first acts was to cancel those ads whose main purpose seemed to be to make everybody want to punch the person responsible for them.

By adamg - 7/29/14 - 3:04 pm

Suffolk University, which currently has an ad campaign boasting how many of its law-school graduates are Massachusetts judges, is ending its commitment to the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service, which trains law students for careers in public service.

The news comes in a mailing from Rappaport Foundation Chairwoman Phyllis Rappaport today:

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