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By adamg - 9/29/23 - 9:12 am

Catherine Leavy of Westfield yesterday pleaded guilty to two federal counts for calling in a bomb threat to Children's Hospital on Aug. 30, 2022 as part of a wave of threatened violence against the hospital and its doctors spurred by online transphobes making fake claims that the hospital was mutilating children. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/23 - 11:05 am

After Judy Martin lost her job as an EEG technician at Children's Hospital for refusing Covid-19 shots, she sued. Attorneys for Martin and the hospital today filed an agreement to dismiss the suit with prejudice, meaning she can't bring it again. The short agreement does not specify why she dropped the case.

By adamg - 11/16/22 - 9:37 pm

WCVB reports the bomb threat mailed in this morning referenced Children's Hospital's programs for transgender youth - and alleged bombs were also placed at the homes of three doctors. Police cleared the scene after an hour.

In September, the FBI arrested a Westfield woman for calling in a threat that shut the hospital for a couple hours.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 5:06 pm

A technician who helped administer EEG exams at Boston Children's Hospital today sued over her firing in December for refusing to get Covid-19 shots. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/22 - 4:48 pm

A federal judge today agreed to let Catherine Leavy swap in her retired father for a GPS device strapped to her ankle as a way to ensure she goes nowhere near Children's Hospital - to which she allegedly called in a bomb threat that shut down both the hospital and Longwood Avenue on Aug. 30. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 6:12 pm

The FBI today arrested a Westfield woman on charges she called in a bomb threat to Children's Hospital last month that led to the hospital and the area surrounding it being locked down for a couple of hours on Aug. 30. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 12:31 pm

NECN reports on the latest phone threat - which proved fake, again - at Children's Hospital yesterday.

By adamg - 8/30/22 - 9:24 pm

Longwood Avenue shut in front of Children's. Photo by Curtis.

Update: Lockdown ended, police perimeter removed, hospital and Longwood Avenue re-opened around 9:55 p.m.

NBC Boston reports the bomb squad responded to the hospital after the threat was called in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/22 - 10:18 pm

Online trolls led by a Brooklyn real-estate broker have been targeting Children's Hospital over false claims that the hospital performs hysterectomies and other procedures on transgender children in its care. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 11:44 am
819 Beacon St. rendering

Rendering by Gensler.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by a London-based developer and Children's Hospital for four new buildings at 819 Beacon St. that will have one wing rising 17 stories and which will include 53 units that will provide short-term housing for families living more than 50 miles from Boston who have children getting care at the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/22 - 9:06 pm

Tufts Medical Center President Michael Tarnoff announced today that, with the imminent closing of the hospital's in-patient services for children, it will stop intensive treatment of young cancer patients July 1, because many of the patients require overnight stays that the hospital will no longer have for them. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 10:47 am

Tufts Medical Center announced today it's shutting down its 41 in-patient beds for children to create new space for "critically ill adults" - although it said it will keep its neonatal ICU and several primary-care programs for kids and teens open. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 11:00 pm
Gottesfeld tweet

A Gottesfeld tweet, still online today.


A federal appeals court ruled today that the judges involved in Martin Gottesfeld's trial for launching a massive cyberattack against Children's Hospital over the Justina Pelletier case did nothing wrong and that Gottesfeld can spend the rest of his 121-month sentence behind bars.
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By adamg - 8/25/21 - 11:45 am

A registered nurse pursued by an angry woman who tagged Children's Hospital in a Facebook rant after learning the nurse had gotten a job there can continue her suit against the hospital under a state law intended to protect victims of domestic violence and harassment, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:41 pm

Live Boston reports on an incident at Boston Children's Hospital last night that sent a worker to a nearby trauma center with serious injuries.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 1:19 pm

NPR reports doctors are looking at why and have several possible explanations: Less exposure to other infectious diseases - due to isolation and better hygiene - better adherence to medical advice on inhalers and less air pollution.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization for Asthma - the report by Children's Hospital.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 4:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man on charges he smashed his way into two nurses' cars at the Children's Hospital garage earlier this month. Read more.

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