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12‑P‑1915 Appeals Court
STATE ROOM, INC. vs. MA-60 STATE ASSOCIATES, L.L.C., & others.
Suffolk. May 10, 2013. ‑ September 13, 2013.
Present: Grasso, Sikora, & Maldonado, JJ.
Appraisal. Value. Landlord and Tenant, Rent.
Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on October 6, 2011.
A motion to dismiss was heard by Peter M. Lauriat, J.
Five weeks ago, there was one declared candidate for mayor. John Connolly had his run of the city while current Mayor Tom Menino weighed his future. Now, fully two dozen men and women have pulled nomination papers for the mayor’s race.
A map of the current list of candidates finds some familiar patterns: Most candidates live toward south and center of the city, matching the city’s overall population density. But that means candidates who live a mere blocks apart will tussle over the same turf and base of voter support.
There are 11 candidates from Dorchester, four from Hyde Park, three from Roxbury, two from Roxbury and one each from East Boston, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill. The top two vote-getters in the primary will move on to the final.
The Boston Herald’s Peter Gelzinis called this a “shootout in a lifeboat” for some off the major candidates, who need a reliable base of support as they reach out for voters in other parts of town. If the 11 Dorchester candidates break up the neighborhood’s massive voting bloc, that means the top-two candidates need fewer votes to make the finals. That’s a boost for small-neighborhood candidates like JP’s Felix Arroyo and Mission Hill’s Mike Ross.
Which Boston emergency room is the most efficient? It depends on what you mean, according to data released by the Center for Medicare & Medicid Services.
At the South End’s Boston Medical Center, the average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional was 18 minutes, which is much quicker than the state and national averages of 40 and 30 minutes, but but longer than the wait at Mass. General, which is 10 minutes.
Of those patients, the average time patients spent in the BMC emergency department before being sent home was 181 minutes, compared to the state average of 152 minutes and the national average of 140 minutes.
Finally, the average time patients spent in the BMC emergency department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient was 280 minutes, compared to the state average of 311 minutes and the national average of 277 minutes.
Boston’s famous for its medical facilities, several of which offer emergency care. But anyone who’s gone to the ER in the city knows it can take a while before you get back home.
The chart above compares various emergency room wait times in Boston. The data used comes from the center for Medicare & Medicaid Center’s Hospital Compare web site.
Boston Police Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male locked in a bathroom stall at Boston Medical Center at 840 Harrison Avenue at 3:45 p.m. on March 4.
Upon arrival, officers reported that they found an unresponsive male slouched over the toilet in a locked stall with a hypodermic needle exposed and an aluminum container with a brown colored cooked residue consistent with heroin located on the bathroom floor.
The officer called for the in-house medical staff for a possible overdose and broke open the lock to check on the well being of the suspect.
The suspect came to, but was disoriented. He sat on the toilet with his sleeve rolled up and the officer reportedly observed a mark from a recent injection. The officer asked if the man was OK. The suspect reportedly replied that he had “just shot some heroin.” As the officer went to help the suspect stand up, the officer reportedly saw a small bag of brown powder fall from the suspect’s waistband.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate a conviction.
A call for suspicious activity at Boston Medical Center lead to the arrest of a South End man for drug possession on Friday.
Boston Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance on the 7th floor of 725 Albany Street on February 22 around 10:45 a.m.
While conducting a routine patrol of 725 Albany Street, an officer reported he witnessed a man in a handicapped bathroom stall hand something to a man outside. The men denied that any transaction took place. The officer reported that both men looked panicked.
The officer conducted a query and found that one of the men was wanted on a warrant out of Brighton District Court. Officers placed the suspect in handcuffs and took him to the holding cell at Boston University Medical Campus.
Boston Police transferred the suspect to the District Four Police Station at During the booking process, the officers found two bags in his possession, one with brown powder believed to be herion and the other with white powder believed to be cocaine.