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August 31, 2016

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    Women’s hockey welcomes five freshmen

    The Northeastern University (NU) women’s hockey team will be adding five freshmen in the fall, according to head coach Dave Flint. Forwards Bailey Coyne, Matti Hartman and Andrea Renner, and defensemen Paige Capistran and Codie Cross have all committed to come to Huntington Avenue this fall, Flint announced earlier this month.

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    In the wake of hateful online threats, Northeastern Muslim community presses for unity

    Wilmington, Mass. resident Patrick Keogan, 44, was arrested last week for allegedly making a series of social media threats against the Boston Muslim community and purchasing enough ammunition to burn Boston’s largest mosque to the ground.

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    Governor Baker signs ridesharing regulations

    By Callie Marsalisi, news correspondent Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies will now be transportation options for passengers traveling to and from Logan International Airport (LIA). A bill passed by Massachusetts legislators on July 31 and signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Aug. 5 will enable ridesharing companies statewide to pick up passengers from the airport, among other regulations. The regulations on ridesharing companies mark a new relationship between such companies and the government as the latter tries to even out the transportation playing field, according to Daniel Aldrich, Northeastern University professor and director of the Security and Resilience Program. “Taxi services have long argued that they are unfairly burdened by the regulations and licenses when they compete with such companies, which have far fewer laws governing their daily activities,” Aldrich said in an email to The News. “This legislation puts Massachusetts at the forefront of the attempts to regulate an industry that has long been criticized for being free from strong oversight.” Previously, Uber was restricted from picking up passengers at the airport by LIA’s overseer, Massport, according to a March 24 Boston.com report. In March, Uber spoke out against a potential ban that was voted out of the bill. The ban would have also barred drivers from picking up passengers at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Summer Street. “[W]e should be advocating for choice and competition, and we should give riders and drivers the options they have come to expect in global cities,” the company stated on itsRead More

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    Black Lives Matter needs more than social media activism

    Videos showing two tragic and brutal killings of black men by police officers two weeks ago marked the latest iteration of a shocking—yet too familiar—pattern of police violence against African-Americans in this country. Within 48 hours, Alton Sterling was shot in the chest while pinned to the ground by officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile was shot in the arm while reaching for identification after an officer pulled him over for resembling a robbery suspect with “a wide-set nose.”

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    More than 1,000 march through protest against police violence

    A close-knit ring of protesters, signs held above their heads, swayed outside the Boston Police Department (BPD) headquarters on Wednesday, July 13. The group’s leader, sporting a megaphone, began a call-and-response chant.

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Crime Log: Aug.15 – 21

Aug 29, 2016

Crime of the Week: Wednesday, Aug. 17

12:15 a.m.

Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) reported a suspect who approached three men in Ruggles Station and threatened them with a firearm. The suspect then took an orange scooter from one of the victims and fled toward Melnea Cass Boulevard. NUPD located the scooter by the tennis courts on Ruggles Street. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Transit Police was notified and the victim, unaffiliated with Northeastern University (NU), took possession of his scooter and was sent on his way. MBTA Transit Police assumed jurisdiction.

Crime Log: Aug. 8 – Aug. 14

Aug 21, 2016

Crime of the Week: Tuesday, Aug. 9

8:41 a.m.

A Popeye’s Chicken employee reported smoke coming from the roof of the Curry Student Center but did not observe signs of a fire. No alarms were triggered. Boston Fire Department (BFD) was notified and Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) reported the hot water machine was filling the room with steam, causing it to release from the ceiling. The machine was shut off and a technician was called to service it.

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In the wake of hateful online threats, Northeastern Muslim community presses for unity

Aug 10, 2016

Wilmington, Mass. resident Patrick Keogan, 44, was arrested last week for allegedly making a series of social media threats against the Boston Muslim community and purchasing enough ammunition to burn Boston’s largest mosque to the ground.

arts & entertainment

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Frederick Douglass honored in images, words

A new exhibit at the Museum of African-American History, “Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century,” showcases the charismatic abolitionist, orator and social reformer of the 1800s through a mixture of remastered and enlarged photographs and accompanying text.

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21st French Film Festival opens at MFA

The French have long been at the forefront of artistic output. From Van Gogh’s masterworks to Debussy’s compositions, the world has looked to France as a beacon of creative expression. It must have come as a shock to few to learn that the Francophone nation had developed the art of film in the late 19th century. Over a century later, France is still a master of cinema — a legacy that is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) 21st Annual Boston French Film Festival, its most popular and widely attended film festival.

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Nature-themed art exhibit highlights cultural differences

“De Aquí y de Allá,” a Northeastern graduate’s new art exhibit at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, illustrates the dichotomy of being a stranger in a strange land through landscapes of both South American and New England nature.

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Public Library concerts tap local talent

The Boston Public Library continues its 10-year tradition of free Concerts in the Courtyard this summer, curated by Adult Programs Librarian Rebecca Campbell. The McKim Courtyard, an outdoor space centered around a fountain and surrounded by Roman-style columns, will host the series of one-hour concerts.