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By adamg - 10/14/20 - 9:02 am
Suspect

Boston Police report arresting Tyler Baker, 36, on charges he's the guy who ran up to a woman and punched her in the head for no reason outside the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Jimmy Fund Way on Oct. 5.

Baker was charged with aggravated assault and battery, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 1:53 pm
Wanted for assault and battery in Longwood Medical Area

Update: Suspect charged.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say ran up to a woman standing outside the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Jimmy Fund Way and punched her in the right side of her head, around 10 a.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 9:58 pm

Brigham and Women's reported this afternoon that 19 staffers and 9 patients have now tested positive for Covid-19 in a cluster related to two units, and that 600 additional people are now awaiting testing.

The hospital says all of the cases have been in people connected to its Braunwald Tower 16A and 14CD units. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 10:18 am

NBC Boston reports on a cluster of Covid-19 cases among 19 patients and staffers in two medical/surgical units, with another 420 people awaiting test results.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 12:37 pm

WBZ reports on the lawsuit by the family of Justin Root, fatallly shot in Chestnut Hill after threatening police with what turned out to be a fake gun outside Brigham and Women's Hospital. A valet was injured by a bullet shot at Root by an officer.

Complete complaint (3M PDF).

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By adamg - 7/12/20 - 8:08 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports students and professors at the Harvard medical and dental schools are petitioning to change the name of one of the five "academic societies" incoming students are assigned to because it honors Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 2:25 pm

Deans at Harvard's medical and dental schools told students today that due to Covid-19, the fall semester for incoming students will start with only online classes - a couple weeks after a Harvard University official said that the main Harvard campus would be open to students in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 8:17 am

The Massachusetts Air National Guard will fly several F-15s over Boston-area hospitals roughly around 12:15 p.m. The Guard reminds people to maintain social distancing if you go outside to look for them.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 12:00 pm

Starting this week, some people going in for Covid-19 testing in New York City will be asked to have two swabs stuck up their noses, one a traditional plastic stick tipped with cotton or nylon, the other also a plastic stick, but one that ends in a corkscrew design rather than having something absorbent attached to it, and designed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute, based at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Read more.

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.

By adamg - 4/7/20 - 11:46 am

Massachusetts College of Art and Design President David P. Nelson today alerted his campus community that the college, which includes buildings in the Longwood Medical Area, will house up to 150 medical workers who might not be able to get home again at the end of their shifts. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:26 am

WBZ reports the booth, based on a design from South Korea, lets clinicians examine and test people with Covid-19 symptoms from behind a polycarbonate shield, meaning they don't have to use a new set of increasingly rare personal protective equipment for each patient.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 6:02 pm

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.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 9:39 am

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.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 9:30 am

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.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 3:09 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 3:02 pm

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.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:58 am
Shut road in Longwood Medical Area

Roads into Longwood Medical Area were shut. Photo by Kristin Johnson.

UPDATE: Valet now in critical condition.

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.

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 11:08 am

Two days after prosecutors unsealed the case against a Chinese researcher they charge tried to sneak 21 vials of biological samples from Beth Israel out of the country, Brigham and Women's Hospital is warning all of its doctors and researchers not to make the same mistake. Read more

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