Police officers found two dogs in two broiling cars on Boylston Street this afternoon. Just as they were calling in the Fire Department to open up the cars, one of the owners arrived. The other one, however, did not: Read more.
The Boston Courant reports (note: Link will take you to a photo of the Courant story, since the Courant is one of the few papers left in the US that does not have a Web site - on purpose, no less).
UPDATE: Conventures, which is running First Night, says there will be the traditional fireworks over Boston Harbor.
Stevil took in the Tanglewood 75th-anniversary simulcast in Copley Square tonight.
Our own Ron Newman reported yesterday:
When WGBH's Laura Carlo introduced the Handel and Haydn Society's youth choir at this afternoon's Boston Summer Arts Weekend, did she really have to announce from the stage that "these young people would never set off bombs on the other side of Copley Square?"
That struck me as poor taste, poor judgment, and an unwanted reminder of a tragic event that most of us here in Boston are trying to move beyond.
The Boston City Archives recently posted a collection of photos of Boston street cars, including this photo of trolleys lined up in Copley Square for the School Boy Parade on June 6, 1937, and a photo of the scene on Tremont Street around 1895 - two years before the first subway tunnel in America opened underneath Tremont: Read more.
Sup3rmark shows us the main library in Copley Square today.
The Friendly Toast, which has an outlet in Kendall Square, wants to move into space being vacated by a Mexican restaurant at 76 Stanhope St. Read more.
Cambridge Day talks to Clover CEO Ayr Muir about the experiences of running a 24-hour restaurant in Central Square (all good, he says) and reveals that, in addition to the Newbury Street cafe now under construction, Clover is also scouting locations in Copley Square.
The Herald reports the keeper of special collections at the BPL in Copley Square has been put on leave as police and now the FBI investigate the disappearance of two valuable prints from the library.
The Herald reports on the disappearance of a Rembrandt etching and a Durer engraving.
Boston loves its lions. From stately lions in our main library to lions that spout water around a flagpole, from stylized lions with wings to lions that proclaim the majesty of the British empire, lions are our pride. Read more
Jay Franzone was among those on hand to watch Adrianne Haslet-Davis dance across the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square this morning.
Haslet-Davis, you may recall, was the ballroom dancer who lost her left leg below the knee in the 2013 bombings.
The intersection of Dartmouth and Boylston streets and Copley station on the Green Line were shut shortly before noon as the BPD bomb squad investigated a suspicious vehicle and its apparent driver.
Rory Razon, who took the photo of the car in question, reports:
Some idiot left his car and refused to move it. Police action. They took to guy into custody.
Dvdoff was in the Copley Plaza this morning as the elite runners got a sendoff before boarding a bus for the Marathon starting line in Hopkinton.
Our own Dvdoff was down in Copley Square this morning, watching workers cleaning the Marathon finish line.
The BRA was scheduled to vote on a proposed 52-story residential building atop the mall yesterday, but the Globe reports the authority put off the vote because community groups continue to protest the number of affordable housing units as too low.