The Longwood Medical and Academic Area

The LMA is a workforce powerhouse for the city and state.

57,000 workers

29,000 students

2.3 million patients annually

$184 million in state payroll tax revenues annually

HAPPENINGS

  • Dec

    2019

    Ice skating rink to open in Fenway this winter

    REI Boston is sponsoring an outdoor skating rink at 401 Park Drive. In addition to normal ice skating, the rink will host skating lessons and themed skating nights. Adult tickets are $10 and student, senior, and child tickets are $6. Visitors can rent skates for $6. Although the organizers have not yet announced an opening date, the rink is set to open later in December as the temperature drops. Find more information about the rink at the link to the right.

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  • Dec

    2019

    MCPHS celebrates President Charles F. Monahan, Jr.'s retirement

    The President of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), Charles F. Monahan, Jr., will retire in January. He has led MCPHS for 23 years, overseeing the student body more than sextuple and helping the university develop a national reputation for excellence in pharmacy and health sciences. A fitting testament to President Monahan's remarkable tenure, the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce recently named MCPHS the #3 school in the country for return on investment. For more information on President Monahan's retirement, follow the link to the right.

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  • Dec

    2019

    10,000 steps a day: Fact or Fiction?

    Walking 10,000 steps a day is not necessarily the path to health. The Harvard Women's Health Watch reports new research that older women need only take 4,400 steps a day to improve their health. Although smartwatches tout 10,000 steps as the universal standard for walkers to see health benefits, the number has little scientific backing. A Japanese pedometer from the 1960s likely started the 10,000 step trend, guiding decades of marketing strategy that crafted an ideal of healthiness that many, especially older people, found unattainable. For more information on the research, click the link to the right.

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