Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 1

Dazed and confused On Sept. 26 at 12:08 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a call that a person was stumbling around on Fairmont Street. TUPD was dispatched to the approximate location and found the individual sitting on the steps of 22 Fairmont St. The individual was unable to answer any basic questions; however, they received a phone […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 24

Water under the ceiling On Sept. 18 at 11:03 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at McCollester House on 28 Capen Street, Medford. TUPD observed water seeping through the ceiling following heavy rain. The water came in contact with the smoke detector and set off the fire alarm. There was a small […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 17

We didn’t start the fire On Sept. 11 at 12:44 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Hillsides Apartments. TUPD checked for the source of the fire alarm and entered a suite in which they detected a strong smoke odor. The windows were open and the suite had been evacuated […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 10

Vandals On September 4 at 9:30 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report that a Facilities Services’ van had been broken into. Power tools worth an estimated $1,200 were taken from the van, which was parked behind Bray Lab, the window had been smashed on the driver’s side. The theft is still under […]

Picante Taqueria opens on Boston Avenue

Picante Taqueria, a Mexican restaurant located at 352 Boston Ave., next to Tamper Cafe and the Campus Mini Mart, is a new restaurant owned by Edgardo and Jessica Morales. The restaurant opened in July. Edgardo has over 26 years of experience in the restaurant business, starting as a dishwasher and moving his way up to prep chef, line […]

Green Line Extension progresses, massive construction effort underway

Construction on the first phase of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) ramped up this summer, the latest step forward for a public transit project in the works since 1990. The extension, which will add a stop at the intersection of College Avenue and Boston Avenue and allow students to commute to the School of […]

CoHo housing development launches this fall

The first phase of Tufts’ latest addition to on-campus housing, the conversion of a set of university-owned wood frame houses, launches this fall. The new development, known as CoHo, will add 45 single rooms to the existing campus housing options, according to the Student Affairs website. The rollout of CoHo is divided into three phases, according to the website. The second phase, which will open up 39 additional beds, […]

24 Medford, Somerville students receive Class of 2022 acceptances

This year, Tufts accepted 13 Somerville students and 11 Medford students into the Class of 2022, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management Karen Richardson. Tufts works with schools in Medford and Somerville to support and attract high-achieving students. “We work very closely with schools in our host communities to ensure that students […]

Editorial: Tufts students should give back to Medford and Somerville communities

Tufts University, as an educational institution, is exempt from a variety of taxes due to its non-profit status. Essentially, Tufts pays less to federal and local governments because it is classified as a charitable organization. Instead of these taxes, Tufts uses payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to partially offset the lack of taxes paid […]

Police Briefs — Week of April 23

You got Google Played On April 17 at 5:16 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from the International Center that an individual posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had scammed a graduate student. An email sent to the student claimed they were staying longer than their visa allowed and thus they would […]