Longwood Medical Area

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... Read more

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.

Davidson was rushed into surgery; doctors operated on him for... Read more

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.

Update, 5:30 p.m: WCVB identifies the shooter as Stephen Pasceri of Millbury, whose mother had been a patient of the doctor before her death in November. Pasceri leaves his wife and four children.

Updated, 1:25 p.m.

A man walked into... Read more

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... Read more

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 - 10/24/13 - 2:15 pm

Seems nobody's happy with the current cab situation in Boston, not riders, not drivers and owners and not large institutions that employ the sort of people who would be likely to need a cab.

The mayor's office today released a lengthy report on the state of cabs in Boston that features a number of findings and recommendations. Among them:

  • Consider a nighttime surcharge to attract
  • ... Read more
By - 10/18/13 - 7:16 pm

Bill Clinton's getting an award at the Harvard School of Public Health next Thursday and the kids at Boston Latin School couldn't be more thrilled. Not because they get to mingle with Bubba, because they don't, but because the fact the award is being given across Avenue Louis Pasteur from the school means they all get out of school 2 1/2 hours early so the... Read more

By - 8/22/13 - 9:52 am

Tremont Street around 10 a.m. Photo by Marc W.Tremont Street around 10 a.m. Photo by Marc W.

Police shut the large intersection around 9:45 a.m. due to a suspicious package under a bus. A T spokesman says:

The Route... Read more
By - 7/15/13 - 1:21 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating a home invasion around 9 p.m., Sunday at 51 Fenwood Rd.

According to police, a 29-year-old resident was watching TV when he heard a knock at the door. Believing he knew the guy he saw through his peephole, he opened the door. The 5'6", 150-lb. black man walked in:

Once the door was open two additional unknown

... Read more
By - 6/3/13 - 2:05 pm

OopsiesOopsies. Truck came to a stop on Brookline - on both sides of the road. Photo by ParquetOverIce.

The driver of a truck that had just offloaded steel to that new building under construction at Longwood and Brookline cut a right turn just a bit too closely... Read more

By - 6/1/13 - 4:20 pm


Carolyn Lewenberg's The Head is currently sprouting in front of the Boston Latin School parking lot - literally. Those bag things on its head contain grass seed, which this morning showed signs of sprouting - and of needing a good soak.

Lewenberg describes the head's origins as... Read more

By - 12/14/12 - 9:09 pm

Stanley Stacos reports a guy showed up in the Children's Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to the hand around 8:35 p.m. Police were, naturally, summoned. At 9 p.m., Alexandra Murray reported there were six cruisers outside the Bertucci's across the street on Blackfan Circle.

By - 8/24/12 - 8:45 am

You know all those giant boxes that have been showing up at key intersections all over town? Boston Police are now enforcing the New York-like "don't block the box" rules that basically require you to stay out of an intersection if you can't get to the other side before the light changes. KWAPT reports this morning:

Boston PD is up & down Brookline

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By - 8/7/12 - 5:53 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports crews rushed to 77 Ave. Louis Pasteur around 3 p.m. when a doctor moving some bottles of chemicals on the tenth floor jostled three bottles of acid that dropped to the ground and broke.

The doctor, wearing full protective gear, was not hurt when the two-liter bottles, containing hydrochloric acid and acetic acid, broke. She "self-deconned" herself and was... Read more

By - 7/22/12 - 1:23 pm

Brian D'Amico reports a man was stabbed around 12:30 p.m. in the area of Longwood Avenue and the Riverway. He managed to run away and get to the Longwood Green Line stop on the Brookline side of the Muddy River, where police found him and summoned EMTs for what they said were not life-threatening injuries. The robber, meanwhile, got away with nothing.

Boston Police... Read more