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By adamg - 12/11/23 - 11:52 am
Rough sketch of the proposed new cancer hospital

Rough sketch of the proposed new building.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today filed an "institutional master plan" with details, if not architectural renderings, of their proposed 14-story cancer hospital on what is now the site of the Joslin Diabetes Center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/23 - 10:14 am

The Crimson reports Harvard will rename its medical school for the first person to give it $1 billion - although the money would have to come with no restrictions.

In contrast, Harvard renamed its public-health school after somebody for just $400 million.

By adamg - 6/30/23 - 2:15 pm

Four New Hampshire residents who say their father willed his body to Harvard Medical School yesterday sued Harvard and former mortuary director Cedric Lodge for the way Lodge may have removed parts from their father's body to sell to one or more macabre collectors - at least some right at the school mortuary, whose doors he allegedly opened to them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 5:27 pm

The families of three Massachusetts residents who willed their bodies to Harvard Medical School yesterday sued Harvard over what might have happened to those bodies under the care of a school mortuary director now facing federal charges of selling off various body parts to a ring of creepy collectors. 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 - 6/15/23 - 5:17 pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital today sued the companies that run the Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) - which provides electricity, heat and chilled water to Longwood Medical Area facilities - for trying to add what the hospital says is a bogus "reliability adder" to boost its profits by millions of dollars on the back of the medical center and other institutions. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 1:51 pm
Root and BPD officer

From report: Root (top) approaches Godin, yelling "I'm law enforcement."

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said today no criminal charges are warranted for the police gunfire outside Brigham and Women's Hospital that injured a hospital valet and sent Juston Root driving down Rte. 9, until he was stopped and shot to death by pursuing officers near the Chestnut Hill Star Market on Feb. 7, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request for a Panera to stay open 24 hours a day - inside the lobby of Brigham and Women's Hospital at 75 Francis St.

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 - 10/26/22 - 2:30 pm
Image of wanted man

Image of armed man distributed by police; turned out to be a student in a costume.

Mass Art and the neighboring Wentworth Institute of Technology went into lockdown, and Boston Latin School went into "safe" mode this afternoon after somebody reported a man with a gun walking around a Mass Art dorm. 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 - 9/10/22 - 12:31 pm

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

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 12:03 pm
Car wanted

Surveillance photo of scammers' Frankencar via BPD.

Boston Police report a second grandfather has been scammed by a bogus "public defender" who convinced him to hand over several thousand dollars to allegedly spring his son from jail where he was supposedly stewing after a car crash that purportedly left a woman seriously injured. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 3:26 pm
Baby-goat yoga at Harvard Medical School

Handmaid watched some baby-goat yoga in the yard at Harvard Medical School today.

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 - 1/5/22 - 12:15 pm
Rendering of proposed Brookline Avenue complex

Possible rendering by Sasaki Associates.

Skanska USA has filed preliminary plans with the BPDA for the proposed six-acre, four-building mixed-use complex it plans to build with Simmons University off Brookline Avenue as the school moves its current dorms to new space on its main campus a few blocks away. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 8:51 pm

Starting Wednesday, Brigham and Women's Hospital will limit patients to just one visitor at a time due to Covid-19 concerns - and no more than two visitors or "support persons" for the entire day. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 9:56 pm

Skanska USA told the BPDA today it will soon file plans for a six-acre mixed use development along Brookline Avenue to replace the dorms that Simmons University is planning to move into a new 18-story tower on its main campus a few blocks away. 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.

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