Copley Square

Copley Square

By - 7/27/15 - 12:34 am

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.

By - 6/28/15 - 9:41 pm
Trolleys in Copley Square

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.

By - 6/26/15 - 6:58 pm
Pride flags at BPL

Sup3rmark shows us the main library in Copley Square today.

By - 6/25/15 - 7:57 am

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.

By - 6/9/15 - 10:45 pm
Piano on wheels in Copley Square

Nilesh Gandhi reports this guy wheeled into Copley Square tonight with a piano hitched to his bike, unhitched the piano and started playing classical and jazz.

By - 5/26/15 - 8:00 am

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Haslet-Davis at the finish line
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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