The preliminary investigation indicates that the baby’s mother was also in the motor vehicle when emergency responders arrived.
There were no visible signs of trauma to the baby, however, homicide investigators are awaiting the... Read more
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... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Greenwood Street resident who'd allegedly finally snapped at all the parents who stop in front of his driveway to pick up kids at the school across the street.
According to police, a father of a Greenwood School student pulled up in front of Henry Perry's house at 136 Greenwood St. around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
According to the victim,... Read more
Serious pearl clutching going on in Boston media circles today. In the Globe, one mother frets about her kids using the word "butt." In the Boston Business Journal, one father frets that his sons are now going to exclaim "suck" all the time now that they heard Tom Brady use the verb in his post-game interview:
Come on, Tom. You're better than that.... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a lower-court judge who had ordered a woman with severe mental problems to be sterilized as part of an abortion the judge had agreed with her family to make her have over her objections.
The family of the woman, identified only as Mary Moe, had sought an abortion when they learned she was pregnant in October because otherwise she... Read more
In Brookline overnight, Wicked Local Brookline reports: The kid was in the car with his mother's boyfriend.
With what they could call their Munchkins for munchkins program.
Channel 4 reports on a case involving a student at the Tynan School.
UPDATE: Channel 4 reports the girl has died.
A 12-year-old Boston Latin Academy student is "very, very, seriously, critically ill" with bacterial meningitis, but poses no risk to most other students, a city public-health official says.
A school nurse recognized symptoms of the potentially fatal disease... Read more
At some point last night, Margarita joined Ken, probably to tell him to talk to parents about the problem of late school bus arrivals, or something else.
CommonHealth alerts us to a Children's Hospital study that found kids infected with MRSA seemed to be especially at risk to death by flu. In some areas, up to 9% of kids now have the antibiotic-resistant bacteria living in their noses; such kids had an eightfold risk of severe and sometimes fatal H1N1 flu infections. And this, they say, is why kids need to... Read more
Parent Imperfect reports on the re-opening of the newly remodeled Hennigan School library - in a sea of red, participants were asked to wear Target's primary color - that included not just a spiffy new library but 40 pounds of food for each family:
After about ten minutes, they emerged with bags full of frozen chicken, pancake mix, apple juice, soup, crackers, granola bars,... Read more