Prosecutors Dropping Numerous Charges in BU Hazing Case

Prosecutors Dropping Numerous Criminal Charges in BU Hazing Case. Instead, many of the Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers involved in April’s BU hazing incident will face civil charges, fines, and likely a collection whispers and snickers from their peers until commencement. [Herald]

Whitey Bulger’s Immunity Claims Aren’t His ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz isn’t having any of Bulger’s claims that his crimes were government-approved because he was an FBI informant. “Being an informant in a criminal case does not in and of itself immunize you from crimes,” she said. [Washington Post]

Proposed Financial District Skyscraper Would Rival City’s Tallest. The tower formerly known as Steve Belkin’s 2006 high-rise is in the early stages of development once again. Though its height clocks in at 700-800 this time around, the tower, if built, would join the ranks of Boston’s tallest buildings. [Globe]

Keeping Your Enemies Closer Is True for Yankees Fans. This study, which found that Yankees fans perceived Fenway Park as closer to Yankee Stadium than the Orioles’ Camden Yards, was conducted at a time when the Red Sox were, you know, not near dead last. [NYU]

It’s Time for Mitt Romney To Get Serious About Who’s On First. Mitt Romney’s VP choice can make or break his election — a lesson that became all to clear back in 2008. Despite growing signs of disinterest, many say that former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is Romney’s best bet. [WBUR]