Seven-year-old Cadence, pricked by a needle she picked up in Hyde Park (Family photo)

Girl Pricked By Needle At Boston Playground

A young girl is being treated with drugs to prevent HIV after she was pricked by a needle at a Hyde Park playground.



Leominster Police Find Kids Playing With Hypodermic Needles In Dumpster

Not far from a community playground, police found a group of children playing with hypodermic needles in a dumpster.


Brian Benoit in Suffolk Superior Court Nov. 9, 2012.

Former Boston EMT Charged With Stealing Painkillers From Ambulances

A former Boston paramedic pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing and tampering with painkillers and sedatives from ambulances and locked drug storage areas.


A new device could make painful needles a thing of the past.

New Medical Technology May Eliminate Need For Needles, Shots

A Cambridge company says their device aims to change the way we draw blood.


Christina Eichel and her 1-year-old son.

Lynn Mother Says Son Put Dirty Needle In His Mouth At Playground

A mother says her one-year-old son found a needle at Ames Playground and put it in his mouth.


Veterans Memorial Elementary School playground in Saugus.

Saugus Dad Finds Needles At Playground

Saugus’ police chief says he will increase patrols in the area of a playground where the father of a 3-year-old girl found discarded hypodermic syringes.