longwood medical area

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
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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

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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

Ch-Ch-Chia

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.

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By - 7/17/12 - 4:27 pm

Kevin Wiles Jr reports (and photographs) a crane collapse at Longwood Avenue and Pilgrim Road.

Crane just missed hitting 2 buildings connected to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic.

No injuries, he reports.

By - 5/31/12 - 8:00 am

Kevin Wiles, Jr. posts a photo of a deer that somehow wound up in a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center bike cage today. Yes, in the medical area.

By - 5/17/12 - 8:50 am

Emmanuel College got a green light from the city this week to finish plans for a 17-story dorm on Brookline Avenue and to lease part of its campus to Brigham and Women's for a new research building on Avenue Louis Pasteur.

In a vote earlier this week, the BRA approved the college's "institutional master plan," which calls for replacing the existing four-story Julie Hall... Read more

By - 5/11/12 - 10:50 am

The Crimson reports ISD has given Sami's a month to either install plumbing or shut down, because inspectors have determined the stand at Longwood and Avenue Louis Pasteur is not mobile and therefore falls under the city building code, which requires permanent plumbing. Sami's landlord, Harvard, says it has no plans to help Sami's out by running pipes out to the stand, the Crimson... Read more

By - 4/22/12 - 12:19 pm

Deb Geisler reports some computer at Brigham and Women's Hospital keeps making appointments for her in departments that have no record of her - and then calling her to inform her about them.

By - 3/9/12 - 8:10 am

Dr. T, an anesthesiologist, reports on her son's appendectomy at Children's Hospital - where she did some of her training:

And now came the hardest part: waiting. Waiting sucks. It was six in the morning. Even though all I wanted to do was sleep, I could only doze off for about twenty minutes. I wandered aimlessly through the parents' lounge. I watched the slice

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By - 12/23/11 - 9:02 am

So far this morning, a charred 39 bus was towed from Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle and buses had to be rolled out for the C line when an overhead power line came down near Cleveland Circle.

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