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By adamg - 11/25/23 - 10:56 am

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports the US Attorney's office in Boston has dropped charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and unlawful monetary transactions against a Marblehead man who runs a Greek Orthodox shrine and his longtime attorney. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 11:24 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that starting Wednesday, the city will offer free Covid19 vaccinations noon to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St. in Nubian Square and in the 2nd-floor Haymarket room at City Hall, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Although free, the city requests people register for the shots.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 1:58 pm

A federal judge today dismissed a Medfield man's legal attempt to block all Covid-19 shots in Massachusetts - and to have the state give him access to all autopsy reports dating to the start of the pandemic - saying neither had anything to do with his bid to get back into the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover after he was expelled for refusing a shot. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 10:39 am

A former Revere man now living in Florida was sentenced this week to 29 months in federal prison for applying for - and getting - a $2.5 million Covid-19 payment for the 154 employees he didn't have in his Massachusetts painting company, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/23 - 1:29 pm
Miller's high life in Los Angeles

Miller high life on government money in LA, via Homeland Security.

A Manhattanite turned Miami glamazon who chronicled her pricey lifestyle on Instagram was sentenced to five years in federal prison today for a scheme in which she used other people's IDs to fraudulently obtain enough Covid-19 small-business and unemployment benefits - many via a scheme involving the Massachusetts RMV Web site - to support a lifestyle that included private-jet trips to Las Vegas and Los Angeles and a luxury apartment, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/23 - 10:19 am

List of sites to pick them up and their hours.

By adamg - 9/1/23 - 9:06 am

A no longer cocky man who thought he could get away with overcharging desperate hospitals for N95 masks in the spring of 2020 on the mistaken belief that was at worst a civil infraction, has agreed to plead guilty to the criminal offense of conspiracy to commit price gouging in violation of the Defense Production Act, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/23 - 1:28 pm

A Beverly pizza-shop owner who got $680,000 in federal Covid-19 relief funds based on applications with inflated employee counts, then used the money to jump from pizza making to alpaca farming, was sentenced to two years in federal prison this week for his wooly fabrications, the US Attorney's office announced. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/23 - 10:45 pm

A federal magistrate judge today dismissed most of a lawsuit by 20 nurses, technicians and other workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and related institutions over their firings for refusing to get Covid-19 shots in 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 3:05 pm

A federal judge this week sentenced Loc Vo, 56, of Brighton, to two years behind bars following his admission that he used much of the $1.5 million he got in federal Covid-relief funds to invest in a stocks rather than the food-truck and publishing-tech companies he claimed he would use the money to support. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/23 - 9:14 am

A federal appeals court has ruled that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has as much of a right to complain about anti-vax books as anybody else and has rejected a bid by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and two other anti-vaxxers to make her say she's sorry she asked Amazon to stop promoting it. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/23 - 5:09 pm

Covid-19 isn't dead yet: WFXT reports Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center yesterday reported a "recent outbreak of Covid-19 among staff and patients." The patients were put into an isolation ward and, at least around them, the hospital brought back the universal masking requirements it gave up along with other hospitals last month.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 10:20 pm

A woman who faces a misdemeanor larceny charge over the body-worn camera she says an officer managed to drop while pushing her out of the way of Mayor Wu's car outside the mayor's Roslindale home during an early morning Covid-19 screaming protest has sued the city, the mayor, all the judges who sit at West Roxbury municipal court and a clerk magistrate there for violating her civil rights. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/23 - 4:23 pm

The owners of five North End restaurants who claimed a fee only North End restaurants had to pay to serve diners on public property was proof Mayor Wu hates White Italian men, even though two of them are women and another of Hispanic origin, this week asked a federal judge to let them drop their lawsuit over the fee. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 8:33 am

GBH reports the hospital has modified its "don't even think of asking" policy, but adds immunocompromised Bostonians still worry about going to hospitals in these officially post-pandemic days.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 9:35 am

An Alabama woman who worked as a United flight attendant out of Boston has sued the airline, claiming it violated her religious rights by putting her on unpaid leave and then firing her when she refused to comply with company requirements for Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/23 - 11:24 am

WBUR reports what today's official end of the Covid-19 public-health emergency both nationally and in Massachusetts means.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 2:28 pm

Three nurses who say Beth Israel's parent company violated their religious right to refuse Covid-19 vaccines yesterday sued for at least $2 million apiece. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/23 - 3:42 pm

Tufts Medical Center reports today:

We reached a big milestone this morning! We have zero COVID inpatients at Tufts Medical Center for the first time since March 21, 2020.

Let's set the Covid wayback machine to March 21, 2020. Some Universal Hub headlines from that day: Read more.

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