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The womens volleyball team stranded on the side of the Mass. Pike. on Saturday, after their bus burst into flames.

Women’s volleyball team stranded after bus catches fire on Mass Pike

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 24, 2022

The bus carrying Emerson’s women’s volleyball team caught fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Saturday morning. No injuries were reported. The team was traveling to a game at Springfield College...

FIREs Truck of Shame advertising its 2022 Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression list around Emersons campus.

Emerson placed on FIRE’s ‘Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression’ 2022 list

By Adri Pray and Frankie Rowley
February 10, 2022

An educational advocacy group named Emerson as one of the “worst colleges for free expression,” rooted in its accusation that the college “censored” members of its Turning Point USA chapter.  The...

FIRE, working with Emersons chapter of TPUSA, hired a truck with the phrase Emerson Kinda Sus to circle Emersons Boston campus.

Turning Point USA responds to suspension with ‘Kinda Sus’ ad campaign

By Vivi Smilgius and Adri Pray
January 27, 2022

Months after being accused of propagating anti-Chinese rhetoric, Emerson’s chapter of Turning Point USA has mounted an advertising campaign targeting the college for “abandoning its promise of free...

Turning Point USAs booth in the 2 Boylston Place alley.

College lifts suspension on conservative group

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

Emerson lifted a suspension of the college’s Turning Point USA chapter this month, allowing the conservative organization to resume on-campus activities weeks after drawing backlash for promotional material...

The police and fire department closed down Harrison Ave. yesterday.

Fire alarm briefly closes testing center again

By Camilo Fonseca and Frankie Rowley
November 3, 2021

Emerson’s testing center was forced to close for the second time in as many days due to a fire alarm at 116 Harrison Avenue on Wednesday morning. Boston firefighters arrived at the scene at 8:35 a.m....

Firefighters put away the water hose.

Tufts refrigerator fire closes testing center amid hazmat concerns

By Frankie Rowley, Gabriel Borges, and Henrique Rocha
November 2, 2021

Emerson’s testing center was abruptly shuttered Tuesday afternoon after a fire forced the evacuation of the surrounding Tufts Medical Center complex, fire officials said.  Firefighters were sent...

Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire that broke out next to Emerson Colleges Los Angeles campus.

Building burst into fire next to Emerson Los Angeles campus

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 2, 2020

No injuries were reported in a building fire across the street from Emerson’s Los Angeles campus Sunday, officials said.  The college instructed students to stay inside the 5960 Sunset Blvd. campus...

The Getty Fire broke out approximately 16 miles away from the Emerson LA campus on Monday. Photo courtesy of Timothy Chang.

ELA campus safe as Getty Fire moves west

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 28, 2019

The Getty Fire, the latest in a recent string of blazes to tear through California, broke out this morning approximately 16 miles from Emerson’s Los Angeles campus. Operations at ELA remain normal...

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

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
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 of Stuart and Tremont Streets. No injuries were...

Watch: East Boston fire destroys family-owned business

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
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 on 1411 Bennington St. at about 3:30 p.m. The...

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

Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

By Maya Gacina
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 casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m. One student...

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 approximately 3:30 p.m. The BFD allowed residents...


Incident Journal

October 10, 2018

The Incident Journal is provided to the Beacon weekly by the Emerson College Police Department. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Tuesday, Oct. 2 The...

Firefighters on scene after reports of fire in Center Stage. Photo: Chris Van Buskirk // Berkeley Beacon

Minor fire in Center Stage, no injuries

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
January 22, 2018

Center Stage faced minor water damage after a fire started in Whiskey Saigon and transferred to the cafe. The nightclub also sustained minor damage to it's exterior walls. The Dining Center will reopen...

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