The Suffolk Journal

America, is it finally time?

America, is it finally time?

Chris DeGusto and Nick Viveiros

February 21, 2018

The United States has suffered from a string of mass shootings that have occurred in churches and schools alike. As some call for gun control, others look to arm university police.

Firearm search forces evacuation of students from residence hall

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Melissa Hanson

April 6, 2015

Suffolk University police and Boston police searched a dorm room in Miller Hall Monday evening after resident assistants heard a student make a comment about obtaining a firearm, according to police and a statement sent to students. No weapons were found in the room, according to the statement and...

Brookline man released on charges of trespassing and theft in Ridgeway


Melissa Hanson

April 2, 2015

A 43-year-old Brookline man was released on personal recognizance after being charged with stealing a cell phone in the Ridgeway building, authorities said. Kerry Jones was found walking around the fourth floor of the Cambridge Street building Monday, according to James Connolly, a captain for the...

Two park rangers stabbed in Boston Common

(By Melissa Hanson)

Melissa Hanson

October 14, 2014

Two park rangers were stabbed by a Boston man in the Common on Tuesday night, police said. Bodio Hutchinson, 34, allegedly stabbed the park rangers around 5 p.m., according to Boston police spokesman David Estrada. Both rangers were taken to Boston hospitals, Estrada said, one with life-threatening...

SUPD works on app in hopes of increasing safety

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Connie Lai and Melissa Hanson

October 8, 2014

The Suffolk University Police Department published its annual security and fire safety report last week, revealing statistics on campus crime and data on how the university deals with incidences like sexual assault. SUPD has a limited police escort program, as noted in the report and by Chief Gerard...

Gas leak prompts evacuation of 73 Tremont

(Photo by Vassili Stroganov)

Melissa Hanson

February 19, 2014

By Melissa Hanson and Vassili Stroganov Suffolk University's 73 Tremont building was evacuated this afternoon when an odor of gas was detected, officials said. The call for the gas leak came in at 4:44 p.m., Boston police said. The Boston Fire Department responded to the gas leak, but left shortly...

Changes for SUPD: Stepping up services, considering arming officers

Photo by Dani Marrero

Dani Marrero

October 30, 2013

As his second semester at Suffolk hits its midpoint, University Police Chief Gerard Coletta has made changes to empower SU officers as well as strengthen communication between SUPD and students, faculty, and administration. “One thing I have changed is to give our officers power to do things that...

SUPD should expand escort service

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Thalia Yunen

October 23, 2013

Just out of curiosity, how many commuter students stay late and does not take the T where Suffolk has jurisdiction? How many of you are concerned for your safety whenever you stay late? I wasn’t, really. I have the kind of swift walk and, at times, downright rude and eviscerating face that I thought...

Suffolk names Gerard Coletta new Chief of Police

Suffolk names Gerard Coletta new Chief of Police

Ally Thibault

February 28, 2013

Suffolk named Gerard A. “Chip” Coletta the new permanent Chief of the University Police on Monday. Current Interim Chief of Police James Ferrier has agreed to stay on the job through to the end of March to help with the transition in the department. Coletta, a Quincy native, is a retired major...

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