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By adamg - 5/10/19 - 10:24 am
Rendering of proposed Simmons tower

Rendering of proposed Simmons tower, next to Boston Latin School.

Simmons University has filed plans with the BPDA to shut down its current six-acre residential campus in the Longwood Medical Area and tear down its science building and to replace both with a single, 21-story "Living and Learning Center" that would house 1,100 dorm rooms, classroom and office space and athletic facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 9:17 am
Decontamination tent at Brigham and Women's Hospital

A roving UHub photographer spotted staffers at Brigham and Women's Hospital this morning testing a chemical decontamination tent in preparation for Monday's race.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 8:47 pm

Boston Children's Hospital is suing a Saudi prince it says has reneged on a commitment to pay for the care of a baby with a rare disease that can only be treated with an incredibly expensive drug. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 6:02 pm
Firetrucks at Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 30 Shattuck St. - the Thorn Research Building at Brigham and Women's Hospital - this afternoon for "a small chemical solvent spill" on the 10th floor.

As a precaution, the 9th, 10th and 11th floors were evacuated. There were no injuries, the department reports.

By adamg - 2/14/19 - 3:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports what could be the end of Sami's, which has been feeding hospital staffers and medical, college and high-school students in the Longwood area since 1979.

By adamg - 2/11/19 - 8:37 am

UPDATE, 8:50 a.m. Partners reports the EPIC system is back up.

Patrick McMahon reports from a Mass. General waiting room that the Partners computer network was down.

By adamg - 8/17/18 - 10:30 am

WBUR reports on Children's Hospital's new transgender surgery center - which only takes patients over 18 - and interviews its first surgical patient.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 11:40 am
Scene outside Beth Israel

Scene outside Beth Israel. Photo by DJDJDJDJ.

UPDATE: Leak stopped, roads being re-opened.

Boston firefighters are on Brookline Avenue near Beth Israel, where construction workers hit an 8-inch gas main. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/18 - 9:18 am

WBZ reports the anesthesiologist is charged with grabbing a nurse's buttocks outside an operating room.

By adamg - 6/12/18 - 10:17 pm
Big, fallen tree limb

Roving UHub photographer Michelle Lowe Ocana marvels this large tree limb on Brookline Avenue at the Riverway didn't hit anybody when it could no longer fight the law of gravity this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/18 - 7:00 pm
On the lawn at Harvard Medical School

Roving UHub photographer Matt Colvin noticed people enjoying the warm weather today on the lawn at Harvard Medical School.

Meanwhile, JP Licks in Jamaica Plain got pretty crowded: Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/18 - 7:18 pm
Map of proposed Beth Israel building location

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today filed plans with the BPDA to build a ten-story inpatient building on Brookline Avenue near the Riverway. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/18 - 12:44 pm

The Crimson reports the medical school hopes to sell 8 of the 11 floors in a building it owns at 4 Blackfan Circle in the Longwood Medical Area. The money will help reduce the school's debt and, if enough comes in, let it stop drawing down its endowment to pay for operations.

By adamg - 8/23/17 - 9:41 am
Happy bank robber in Boston

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports this happy man held up the Bank of America branch at 333 Longwood Ave. in the Longwood Medical Area, around 1:40 p.m. on July 31. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/17 - 11:34 am

WHDH reports the school on Longwood Avenue was evacuated, including students performing dental surgery at the time. WBZ updates that the person may have been dead since yesterday, that there was no spill and that hazmat crews were called because the school's labs have various chemicals.

By adamg - 5/16/17 - 8:22 am

IT'S NOT A ZEBRA! ft. Harvard Medical School & HSDM ("CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" Parody)

First-year students at Harvard Medical School go through some rigorous training in diagnosing illnesses - and also make annual parody videos.

By adamg - 4/27/17 - 11:11 am

The Globe reports Brigham and Women's Hospital has offered voluntary buyouts to 1,600 workers.

Separately, the hospital and parent Partners Healthcare have agreed to pay the federal government $10 million to resolve fraud allegations involving "manipulated and falsified information" used by three Brigham doctors to obtain federal stem-cell research grants.

By adamg - 4/13/17 - 10:41 am

UPDATE: The coffee shop passed a re-inspection on Marc. 14 and was allowed to re-open.

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered Red Barn Coffee Roasters in the Longwood Galleria shut for a series of health violations, many focused on the lack of hand washing by workers. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/17 - 12:34 pm

A few days after Partners HealthCare announced plans to subsume Mass. Eye and Ear, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Lahey Clinic are announcing plans to merge, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By adamg - 1/9/17 - 9:46 am

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Brookline Avenue near the Riverway. The officer got out OK.

Meanwhile, at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Hampden Street, a broken-down 18-wheeler has created girdlock.

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