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By adamg - 8/18/23 - 1:28 pm

Boston Animal Care and Control reports five rabid raccoons have been recovered of late in Boston - most recently on Mission Hill: 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 - 7/8/23 - 9:14 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports the number of fatal opioid overdoses in Boston increased 7% in 2022, and that the 352 deaths is a 36% increase over the number in 2019 - more than double the increase seen statewide. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/23 - 9:09 am

Los Amigos, 366 Washington St. in Brighton Center is shut again, this time over a variety of problems a health inspector found on June 23 - just two weeks after it was cleared to re-open following its salmonella outbreak in May. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 3:58 pm

A woman who says she ate at the Brighton Center Los Amigos last Wednesday today sued the restaurant for the salmonella infection that hit her full force on Friday - one day after a city health inspector ordered the 366 Washington St. restaurant shut due to a salmonella outbreak linked to it. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 10:12 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that some raw sewage got into the inner harbor early this morning through combined sewer outflow pipes in East Boston and the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/23 - 12:01 am

NBC Boston reports city and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak linked to Los Amigos, 366 Washington St. in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/23 - 2:02 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission announced today that it's shutting its vaccination sites at the Hyde Park community center and the Fiorentino center in Allston and the Lena Park CDC in Dorchester on May 13, because so few people are now showing up for shots. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/23 - 1:22 pm

City officials are organizing a pilot for stocking libraries, community centers, schools, shelters and other municipal buildings with menstrual products for women who might otherwise have trouble getting them, City Councilor Gabriela Coletta says. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/23 - 10:29 pm
Flaherty holds 'crack and meth pack'

Flaherty with a "meth and crack pack" he pulled out of his jacket pocket.

City officials from Chelsea traveled across the Mystic today to tell Boston city councilors how a ban on 50-mil liquor bottles has meant fewer drunken incidents for police and EMTs to respond to and cleaner and even safer streets. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/23 - 10:02 am

Constantin Takacs, an assistant professor of biology at Northeastern who specializes in studying the local ticks that spread Lyme disease, tells Northeastern Global News that ticks start looking for blood (i.e. yours) when the temperature approaches 40, so that's bad news in general as our winters get less cold, but also something to keep in mind if you go traipsing through the woods or meadows on warmer winter days. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 2:52 pm

The Scope takes a look at plans by the city and Fenway Health to open a facility where drug users could inject themselves with medical help just a step away - and with access to information about treatment programs.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission relays the news, based on growing numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Boston, Revere, Chelsea and Winthrop.

Also at high numbers: Covid-19 viral particles in sewage at the MWRA's Deer Island plant, which has become a predictor of new cases in the coming couple of weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/22 - 10:11 am
Latest Covid-19 numbers for the northern half of the MWRA district

The latest numbers from the MWRA's Deer Island treatment plant are out and they're not looking good.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 9:41 pm

The Boston School of Public Health this week said it will no longer post on or engage with Twitter now that it's now controlled by a transphobic promototer of stochastic violence against Anthony Fauci and other public-health figures. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 12:51 pm
Rabid cat

The Boston Public Health Commission reports that a cat acting oddly at 132 Glenway St. in Dorchester around 3:20 p.m. on Monday has tested positive for rabies. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 9:43 am

The Boston Public Health Commission reports 700 new flu cases in Boston over the past week - along with "a rapid increase in influenza-related pediatric hospitalizations." Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 12:12 pm
Where the sewage monitors are, or soon will be

Map of installed and planned Covid-19 test sites, from BPHC

Boston has hired the company that has been sampling sewage at Deer Island for the presence of Covid-19 viral particles to perform similar tests at 11 sites across Boston, Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Bisola Ojikutu told a City Council committee today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/22 - 11:59 am

Boston and Chelsea managed to reduce Covid-19 rates among their public school students and staff simply by requiring them to keep wearing masks after the state lifted its requirements, researchers report in a recent New England Journal of Medicine article. Read more.

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