A sleepless citizen complains:
Lights in the Nashua Street Jail basketball courts stay on from dusk to dawn and interfere with my sleep. Please get the jail to turn off all the lights when the courts are vacant. Thanks.
Kylejemge watched the driver of an outbound Red Line train get out of the train and put a fire extinguisher to good use just before Charles/MGH this afternoon:
Climbed back in and kept going.
Nicole Levay noticed this sign outside Old West Church on Cambridge Street today.
Around 10:20 a.m. on the third floor of the garage off Cambridge and North Anderson streets. Firefighters quickly doused the flames.
Mass. General's Center for Global Health is hosting a hackathon next month to try to develop products and techniques to slow the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus:
Attention designers, engineers, clinicians and all innovators! We need your knowledge and expertise for a 48-hour hack-a-thon to create new product concepts, design novel personal protective equipment and develop new methods for local vector control that will help bend the curve of the Zika epidemic and similar outbreaks.
Tinker Ready extracts the relevant passage from a Times story about gun-toting security guards at hospitals in the rest of the country. At Mass. General, they're not even sure the guards should wear uniforms.
The BRA board yesterday approved a 44-story apartment building behind the Boston Garden over the objection of neighboring residents worried about traffic. Read more.
The Globe takes a detailed look at the practice in the orthopedic surgery department at Mass. General: The hospital says it's safe, lets surgeons in training gain valuable experience and, oh, yeah, brings in more revenue. Other Boston hospitals don't allow it except in emergencies.
The US Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a jury verdict dismissing a young surgeon's sex-discrimination suit against Mass. General, ruling that it saw nothing wrong in the jury's decision or in a judge's decision to bar some of her claims because she waited to long to sue under the federal statute of limitations. Read more.
Developers who want to replace a garage at the If You Lived Here complex with a new residential tower have submitted new plans to the BRA that lops two floors of the structure. Read more.
Eric Moskowitz recounts the tale of the tenement that somehow survived the destruction of the West End.
The Globe reports.
Boston firefighters responded to 2 Hawthorne Pl., off Blossom, for a fire around 9:25 p.m. on the second floor of the 12-story building. They had the fire knocked down by 9:40 p.m.
Anthony Sammarco reports somebody borrowed a collection of photos and documents related to the old West End from the BPL's West End branch and then just never returned them.
A collection of West End photographs and archives was loaned to someone who has not returned it to the West End Library. We are looking to recreate a collection on the Lost West End. Any photographs or materials on the once thriving neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. Please send to West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. Let's recreate what has been lost by theft.
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