A large group practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center informed its physicians today that it's ending its contribution to their retirement fund, which had been equivalent to roughly 10% of their salaries, on April 1. Read more.
The Joslin Diabetes Center reports that as a precaution, it cancelled all patient appointments today after learning an administrative worker - who had no patient contact - tested positive for Covid-19. Read more.
Officials at Partners HealthCare - which includes MGH, Brigham and Women's and McLean Hospital - yesterday directed their large research staffs to begin shutting down their labs to keep people away from each other, and told them to expect the labs to stay shut for up to eight weeks. Researchers working on Covid-19, however, will be allowed to continue their lab work. Read more.
Shattuck Street, a narrow street behind Brigham and Women's Hospital's main building, has been shut to allow for a temporary receiving area for as many as 60 people, likely from that Marriott Long Wharf meeting held last week by Cambridge's Biogen, to be tested for possible Covid-19 infection. Read more.
Boston Police this afternoon released some preliminary information on the morning incident that ended with a Brigham and Women's Hospital valet wounded, the suspect dead, the hospital locked down and several cars damaged in a crash that shut the westbound side of Rte. 9 in Brookline. Read more.
A shooting on Fenwood Road outside a Brigham and Women's building shortly after 9 a.m. resulted in a chase that ended with a car crash outside the Star Market on Rte. 9 in Newton and a suspect taken away in critical condition. Read more.
State Police report that a car chase involving a suspected fentanyl dealer started on Rte. 9 in Brookline and ended in a garage at 375 Longwood Ave. near the Riverway around 7:30 p.m. after the suspect drove in, then tried to run away from both state troopers and BPD officers. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.