Copley Square

By - 5/21/15 - 9:41 am

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.Read more

By - 5/20/15 - 6:11 am

The Herald reports on the disappearance of a Rembrandt etching and a Durer engraving.Read more

By - 5/1/15 - 11:43 pm
Lion inside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square

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

And they're everywhere, even if sometimes you have to look way, way up to see them...Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 8:19 am
Adrianne Haslet at the Boston Marathon finish line

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.

By - 4/27/15 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police have released details on their encounter with the guy they say refused to move his car off Boylston Street in Copley Square yesterday as they were trying to get the street ready for the Greek Independence Day parade.

Police say an officer in a cruiser pulled up behind Udaykumar Patel , 25, parked in front of Old South around 12:19 p.m....Read more

By - 4/27/15 - 8:38 am
Nepal vigil in Copley Square in the Back Bay

Stevil attended the vigil for earthquake victims in Nepal in Copley Square last night.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 4/26/15 - 12:51 pm
Car won't move on Boylston Street

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.

Roads were...Read more

By - 4/20/15 - 9:20 am

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.Read more

By - 4/20/15 - 8:59 am
Cleaning the Boston Marathon finish line in the Back Bay

Our own Dvdoff was down in Copley Square this morning, watching workers cleaning the Marathon finish line.Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 6:13 am

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.Read more

By - 3/30/15 - 11:19 pm
Space for lease in the BPL main library in Copley Square

J. Patience was startled by the retail-lease sign on the side of the new wing of the under-renovation BPL main library in Copley Square.

Earlier this month, BPL trustees issued an RFP for companies interested in leasing the space, at the corner of Boylston and Exeter in the under-renovation Johnson wing.

Brandon Abbs is on a BPL advisory board that will...Read more

By - 2/23/15 - 8:26 am
Inside the renovated Johnson wing of the BPL main branch in Copley Square

A roving UHub photographer took this panorama inside the renovated Johnson wing of the BPL main branch in Copley Square.Read more

By - 2/22/15 - 1:50 pm
New second floor children's library at the BPL in Copley Square

The BPL formally opened its revamped modern wing at the main library in Copley Square yesterday. Whitney Wilson loved the new children's library.

Greg Cook also toured the updated wing:

The first thing you notice about the renovation of the second floor of the Johnson Building at the Boston Public Library’s central Copley Square branch ... is the color.

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By - 2/15/15 - 2:25 pm
Man hitting golf ball on top of snow mound in Copley Square

Man tees off atop Mt. Copley this afternoon as Catboston watches.Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 9:33 am
Tropical bus stop in Copley Square, Boston

Well played, Ft. Lauderdale, well played. Edmond Hatfield ran across its oasis last night in Copley Square.

Copyright Edmond Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 12/31/14 - 9:41 pm
First Night parade down Boylston Street in Copley Square

A little cold weather didn't deter First Nighters from enjoying the traditional parade down Boylston Street tonight.

Marchers wished watchers a happy new year; some threw glow sticks or applied reflective stickers to the faces of little kids:

Sticker guy in First Night parade

What would a parade be without dragons?

By - 12/31/14 - 10:08 am
Ice sculpture in Copley Square

Louise Miller took in the ice sculptures in Copley Square this morning.Read more

By - 12/6/14 - 12:00 pm

The Herald reports on the battle between the BPL board of trustees, who think it's dandy to decorate the main library with Christmas wreathes, and a Back Bay resident who wants to supplement the wreathes with a menorah.

The mayor, who appoints library trustees, has decided it's "not his place" to try to convince them otherwise.

Good ol' Joe Fitzgerald, who for years wrote...Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 12:35 pm

Green Line service turned into a complete oxymoron this morning when a trolley died. The T rolled in substitute buses between Kenmore and Park. At 11 a.m., Zach Tucker tweeted:

3 dark trolleys sitting at Copley IB, no MBTA CSA's anywhere to explain to clueless tourists.

UPDATE: At 1 p.m., the T announced resumption of normal service, but, naturally, with residual delays....Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 1:33 am

Around 1:10 a.m. at Boylston and Dartmouth streets. Police found two possible suspects - and a gun - in Public Alley 439 between Boylston and Newbury. Two other suspects were clad in hoodies, one black, one red.

UPDATE: Boston Police report:

While en route to the call, officers were notified that four black male suspects had fled the area and one of them had

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