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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Police responded to the Little Building on Friday morning after a student was found deceased, according to officials.

Police investigate campus tragedy in Little Building

February 3, 2023

Police responded to Emerson's Little Building on Friday morning as part of a "death investigation." College officials confirmed that the deceased was a...

Boston police detectives exiting Downtown Convenience after the alleged robbery.

Boylston convenience store robbed

December 2, 2021

A Boylston Street convenience store was robbed on Wednesday evening, according to a store employee. Boston police responded to 40 Boylston St. after...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

October 20, 2021

Police arrested a male suspect at Emerson’s Rotch Field on Tuesday evening, after an hours-long standoff closed the South End athletic grounds as well...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Emerson College Police responded to bypass of security at the Union Savings Bank building

March 31, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

Police officers stand outside the Massachusetts State House.

Boston, Emerson police brace for Inauguration Day

January 15, 2021

In preparation for potential demonstrations, Boston police plan to increase security near Emerson’s campus in the days in preparation for potential violence...

The Boston Public Garden.

Man arrested following alleged assault in Public Garden Monday

September 29, 2020

Boston police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape a woman in the Boston Public Garden Monday morning. Police took Luan Maxwell,...

The Boston Common.

One man injured after shots fired on Boston Common

April 7, 2020

One person was rushed to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries following a shooting on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, police said.  The...

Brothers of Phi Alpha Tau Abe Speck (left) and Joshua Sun (right) helped organize this years Dr. David Brudnoy Memorial Award Gala. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent.

Phi Alpha Tau honors Boston police commissioner

November 11, 2019

In the early 2000s, Phi Alpha Tau active brothers often met at Dr. David Brudnoy’s apartment to listen in on his WBZ radio show and meet his guests.  Brudnoy,...

ECPD

Incident Journal: Follow us to the “Church of God,” hot chocolate to the face

October 31, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

Beacon Archive.

Boston Police treating sophomore’s death a homicide

October 3, 2019

Update 10/3/19: Boston Police are investigating the death of Daniel Hollis as a homicide. Update 10/3/19: Boston Police identified Daniel Hollis as...

Daniel Hollis (No. 27) died after an altercation in Brighton. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Sophomore dies after altercation at party in Brighton

October 2, 2019

Sophomore Daniel Hollis died on Wednesday at 5:32 p.m. after a Saturday confrontation in Brighton sent him to a local hospital with extensive injuries...

Protesters yell at Straight Pride Parade participants. Photo by Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Staff

Tensions flare during Boston’s Straight Pride Parade

August 31, 2019

Boston’s first Straight Pride Parade transformed the city’s downtown into scenes of contentious encounters and conflicting ideologies on Saturday.  The...

Boston police detain an individual during the Straight Pride Parade. Photo by Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

Live Updates: Boston Straight Pride Parade

August 31, 2019

The Straight Pride Parade will pass the college’s Boylston and Tremont Street buildings today. The controversial march first gained media attention in...

Super Happy Fun America President John Hugo (left) and Samson Racioppi organized Saturdays parade which is expected to draw dozens of supporters and hundreds of counter protesters.
Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondant

Boston Police release plan for parade day

August 30, 2019

The Boston Police Department alerted residents of road closures and other restrictions on Friday via a press release in anticipation of the Straight Pride...

BFD trucks blocked off traffic heading southbound at the Stuart and Tremont Streets intersection. Tomas Gozalez / Beacon Staff

Fire breaks out in high rise under construction on Stuart Street

April 4, 2019

The Boston Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire that broke out in a 24-story high rise under construction next to the Wilbur Theatre at the corner...

The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Watch: East Boston fire destroys family-owned business

March 16, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a family-owned casket company...

Residents return to Orient Heights after toxic 9-alarm fire

Residents return to Orient Heights after toxic 9-alarm fire

March 16, 2019

Residents returned to the Orient Heights neighborhood in East Boston late Friday night after a massive nine-alarm fire carried smoke and toxic fumes over...

East Boston residents were evacuated after a nine-alarm fire broke out at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 15. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

Live Updates: 9-alarm fire breaks out in East Boston

March 15, 2019

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in East Boston on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at...

Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Boston Fire Department extinguishes dumpster fire behind campus

February 14, 2019

The Boston Fire Department extinguished a dumpster fire in Allen’s Alley behind Little Building on Thursday after students smelled smoke in multiple...

Students and Boston residents flood the Common after the Patriots 6th Superbowl victory. Photo by Chris Van Buskirk / News Editor

Students celebrate Patriots victory with canceled classes

February 5, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton canceled the majority of Feb. 5 classes because of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade crowds. All classes starting...