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Primate Center: Investigation into 6 more monkey deaths; revelation of 12 deaths prior to 2011

April 14, 2015 09:12:00 AM

According to The Boston Globe, the New England Primate Center is under investigation again for more suspicious deaths of monkeys.

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Roundup of SWL news: Campaign ethics, last minute delay on Park Central hearing, Primate Center cited and report rescinded

April 25, 2014 02:25:38 PM

Here are some recent Southborough Wicked Local stories about town news.

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Roundup of business news: Grand opening, parties, real estate for charity, warming families, innovation recognition and federal fines

December 30, 2013 07:30:00 AM
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Most of the following are announcements that town businesses asked me to share with you. (There’s also one story that wasn’t proudly touted by the business, Harvard’s primate center, but was eagerly covered by local media.)

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Harvard to close Southborough primate center

April 24, 2013 09:41:09 AM

Harvard University announced yesterday it will close its primate research center located on Parmenter Road in Southborough. The decision comes after a troubled stretch for the facility, which reported the deaths of four monkeys between June 2010 and February 2012.

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Southborough headlines you may have missed

July 23, 2012 11:41:12 AM

As most of you know, I spent the past two weeks on blogcation, enjoying some much-needed sun, sand, and surf (and perhaps a much-needed cocktail or two). While I was having some summer fun, Brad over at the Metrowest Daily News was still working hard on behalf of Southborough. Here are some of the stories he filed over the past couple of weeks that you might have missed.

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MWDN: Health board chief details visit to primate center in Southborough

June 21, 2012 12:21:26 PM

When news broke earlier this year that another monkey had died at the Harvard-owned New England Primate Research Center on Parmenter Road – the fourth such death at the facility in less than two years – many of you asked how much our town knows about what goes on in the research center and how it’s run.

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Southborough police logs (5/17/12 – 5/19/12): Assault and battery at the Primate Center

May 21, 2012 09:53:29 AM

The latest logs from the Southborough Police Department.

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Report: Monkey death in Southborough violated welfare act (MWDN)

April 9, 2012 11:47:27 AM

It’s more bad news for the Harvard-run New England Primate Center located off Parmenter Road. The Metrowest Daily News reported last week that the latest monkey death at the facility – there have been four in the past 19 months – was the result of a direct violation of the Animal Welfare Act.

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Harvard touts changes at Primate Center while activist group files complaint

March 23, 2012 09:49:42 AM

The Harvard-owned New England Primate Research Center in Southborough has been under the microscope lately after four monkeys died at the facility in less than two years. Harvard recently invited a Boston Globe reporter to tour the facility to see the changes they’ve made in response to the deaths. Meanwhile, an animal rights group has filed a complaint against Harvard saying there was a fifth death that went unreported.

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Does the primate center pose a risk to Southborough?

March 2, 2012 11:24:58 AM

The sad saga surrounding the recent death of several monkeys at Harvard’s primate center on Parmenter Road continued yesterday when the facility’s interim director abruptly stepped down.

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Harvard suspends new experiments after fourth monkey dies in Southborough

February 29, 2012 08:44:29 AM

Yesterday I told you the USDA would be taking a hard look at the Harvard-owned New England Primate Research Center after a monkey died under questionable circumstances in December – the third primate death in 19 months. Today comes word that a fourth monkey died on Sunday, on the very day the USDA released their report.

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Third monkey death reported at Harvard-owned primate center

February 28, 2012 09:25:05 AM

The USDA revealed in a report released this week that another monkey has died at Harvard University’s New England Primate Research Center in Southborough. That makes three primate deaths in the last 19 months for the Parmenter Road facility.

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Deaths at primate center spark protests in Southborough and Cambridge

January 24, 2012 11:47:58 AM

Protesters gathered near the New England Primate Research Center in Southborough on Sunday to protest recent primate deaths at the facility. Protesters also gathered in Cambridge, home of Harvard University, which owns and operates the research facility.

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MWDN: USDA to probe monkey death at Southborough facility

January 17, 2012 12:53:19 PM

Last week New England Primate Research Center in Southborough was cited by the USDA for an animal death that occurred in October. Now comes word the feds have decided to launch an investigation into the incident.

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