Tufts Medical Center
MBTA Transit Police report an Orange Line rider engrossed in a game on his iPhone 4 failed to notice the guy who was about to snatch it out of his hands as the train pulled into Tufts Medical Center around 12:20 p.m.
However, police say:
The victim gave chase, following Isiah Cooper out onto Washington Street. The victim was yelling for passersby to stop Cooper. Several security guards from Tufts Medical Center happened to be posted in front of the hospital and were able to stop and detain Cooper til arrival of Transit Police.
Cooper, 25, of Jamaica Plain, was charged with unarmed robbery. The victim's iPhone was recovered, police add.
Pack attacks woman on Orange Line; one alleged member arrested at police HQ when he shows up to bail out the othersBy adamg - 10/24/12 - 6:55 pm
Six teens were arraigned today on charges they attacked a woman on an Orange Line train yesterday evening and made off with her cell phone. And after they were done, they exchanged high fives, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office adds that one of the teens, Eric Thompson, 18, of Dorchester, was arrested at Transit Police headquarters in Roxbury when he showed up to help bail out the other teens - still wearing the same sweatshirt he allegedly wore during the attack.
According to the DA's office and Transit Police, the six went after a woman on an outbound train approaching Tufts Medical Center around 6:40 p.m.:
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say "manipulated himself" in front of a woman at Tufts Medical Center on Oct. 6 when the woman saw him again last night at the Orange Line station.
Police say Juan Pena, 23, started his subway interlude on Oct. 6 by piggybacking his way into the station. Then:
[He] proceeded over to the victim with his pants unzippered and was manipulating himself. The female victim screamed and attempted to walk away from the male, however he followed close behind her the entire time masturbating. The victim contacted Transit Police and reported the incident.
Last night, around 8:20, police say, the woman entered the station and saw the guy on the platform. She immediately contact police, who, after she IDed him, arrested him on a charge of open and gross conduct. He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court.
CommonHealth reports on the collapse of contract talks between the hospital and the insurer.
Got on the Orange Line to Forest Hills at Downtown Crossing at rush hour today and Angry Screaming Driver was in fine form, yelling at some woman who apparently didn't like the car she was in and ran to another. Then, at Chinatown, ASD kept it up:
Ma'am, you in the black dress, STOP RUNNING FROM CAR TO CAR! YOU'RE HOLDING UP THE TRAIN!
By the time we got to Tufts Medical Center, the black-dress lady had apparently learned her lesson, but the driver was still so mad she screamed out "TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER!" like an insult.
WBUR reports on possible effects of research cuts on teaching hospitals in Massachusetts, which bring in more federal science funds per capita than any other state - some $2.4 billion just from the National Institutes of Health last year.
Nurses, hospital reached a last-minute deal, Channel 5 reports.
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a state board's decision to strip a male nurse of his license for repeated inappropriate behavior with drunk women in the emergency room at what is now Tufts Medical Center.
Tufts Medical Center paid the MBTA $150,000 for the recent re-naming of New England Medical Center stop on the Orange Line, spokesman Joe Pesaturo says. Pesaturo adds the new name will eventually be added to maps across the system as part of a two-year map replacement project.
This morning, Rob Sama reported he was going into Tufts Medical Center to have a benign tumor removed from his pituitary gland. Went into quite a bit of detail; even posted copies of his MRIs for all you House and Gray's Anatomy fans. He came out of surgery OK, might even get to go home early, which we know because, of course, he posted an update this afternoon.