Longwood Medical Area

By - 11/5/15 - 8:52 am

Emmanuel College has filed plans with the BRA for a 19-story, 691-bed dorm on its Longwood Medical Area campus.

The proposal replaces earlier plans, approved by the BRA in 2012, for a shorter dorm with more beds. Read more.

By - 10/30/15 - 7:31 am

Harvard reminds us that among the oddities at the Warren Anatomical Museum at the medical school is the skull of Phineas Gage - and the 17-inch, 13½-pound iron bar driven through his head while he was working on the railroad in 1848.

By - 10/7/15 - 2:23 pm

Flu-fighting staffers at Beth Israel get down to this. sick. beat.

H/t Nick McNulty.

By - 9/27/15 - 11:22 am

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is suing a Japanese researcher it says patented a promising method for battling cancer that is based on work by researchers at Dana-Farber and Genetics Institute in Cambridge. A Japanese drug company and Bristol-Myers Squibb are also named. Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 9:36 am

Consigli, which is building the 10-story Mosaic on the Riverway, has had a camera pointed at the site since work began, and put together a time-lapse vidoe of the building going up (you can also get a near-live view). Read more.

By - 8/27/15 - 2:55 pm
Proposed Children's Hospital bridge

Children's Hospital says a pedestrian bridge over Longwood Avenue would not only help "physically challenged patients and families with young children" avoid the cold, rain and Boston drivers, it would improve traffic on the narrow, crowded street. Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 1:45 pm

WBUR reports on the struggle to keep the hospital from putting up a new building on what is now Prouty Garden. The attorney general's office is involved because she oversees charities and garden supporters argue the garden is a charitable gift that can't simply be removed.

By - 7/15/15 - 9:52 pm

Children's Hospital this week sued a Seattle-based software company to get it to back off from claims the hospital owes $925,000 for "terminal emulator" software the hospital last used in 2004. Read more.

By - 5/12/15 - 4:01 pm

Huran Delismail, 22, was charged today with smashing into a pole early this morning at the Riverway and Brookline Avenue and sending his three passengers to local ERs - one with injures that were considered life threatening - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/27/15 - 4:50 pm
Man with a cross on Longwood Avenue

Why, yes, that was a guy carrying a cross down Longwood Avenue today, as Brian shows us. And yes, he had a pad and the wheel at one end to help him:

I should have called him out "REAL JESUS DIDN'T HAVE PADS OR TRAINING WHEELS!"

By - 4/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Goose in a pot in the Longwood Medical Area

Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.

By - 3/12/15 - 8:00 pm

Like, say, your penis. Dr. Robert J. Hartman, Jr., of Brigham and Women's, discusses the case of a man who presented in the hospital ER with a broken penis.

On the basis of the clinical presentation, the patient was taken to the operating room for emergency repair.

His article is, of course, accompanied by a photo of the damaged appendage, so don't click unless you want that right in your face.

By - 1/20/15 - 10:54 pm

Boston Police report that Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital from Wellesley, died tonight from being shot this morning.

Police say Stephen Pasceri, whose mother Davidson had operated on, shot Davidson twice at close range in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center shortly after 11 a.m., then killed himself.

By - 1/20/15 - 11:13 am

Update, 10:55 p.m. Davidson has died

Update, 8:30 p.m. WBZ identifies the doctor as Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon from Wellesley.

By - 9/22/14 - 9:03 am
Nitrogen leak on Longwood Avenue in Boston

Longwood Avenue this morning. Photo by Kellylate.

UPDATE, 9:22 a.m.: Technicians, who had to be freed from a traffic jam on Melnea Cass Boulevard, stopped the leak.

Fire crews are on Longwood Avenue this morning awaiting the arrival of a crew that can shut off a nitrogen leak. Stanley Staco reports Harvard evacuated three buildings due to the leak.

Parents of students at Boston Latin School got robocalls this morning that while the leak poses no threat to students, the school had gone into "safe mode," in which students were not being allowed outside.

By - 9/8/14 - 8:07 am

The Crimson reports on the gift from Hong Kong businessman Gerald Chan - who has a doctorate from the school - in honor of his father, T.H. Chan, who always wanted to start a school.

By - 7/31/14 - 1:32 pm

WBUR reports on lessons the hospital learned from the attack, over the Justina Pelletier case.

By - 6/25/14 - 7:49 am
Firefighters at Beth Israel

Firefighters at the hospital. Photo by C.D. See it larger.

Around 7:30 a.m., an electrical panel in the basement of Beth Israel's Feldberg building, 330 Brookline Ave., began to emit smoke. That's rarely a good thing; BFD dispatched firefighters to deal with the resulting small fire, which they did in short order - after shutting off the power.

By - 1/7/14 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the sixth-floor pipe failure today.

By - 12/9/13 - 8:49 am