Copley Square

By - 1/15/17 - 4:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Brookline man they say had a gun in his backpack while lifting about $400 worth of stuff from Lord & Taylor yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/1/17 - 2:01 pm
Fireworks over Boston Common

David Parsons took in the 7 p.m. fireworks over Boston Common last night.

Leslee watched the light show on Trinity Church in Copley Square: Read more.

By - 12/31/16 - 11:19 am
Copley Plaza Hotel lit up for New Year's Eve

617Images shows us the Fairmont Copley Plaza last night while they were testing their New Year's Eve display.

By - 12/29/16 - 2:19 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com wonders if the real reason the current operators of First Night have shifted the midnight fireworks from Boston Harbor to Copley Square is not because it's cheaper but to try to build up a Boston version of Times Square:

Watch this year as the TV hosts interview the Copley attendees and count the suburbanites that will have come in to Copley, all decked out in a spectacularly crowded space. The Back Bay event will be instantly labeled a “success” because it will look good on television.

By - 12/17/16 - 4:13 pm

Jason Kaplan happened to be at Copley outbound around 1:20 p.m. J. Tammaro reports the fire was preceded by "a ton of sparks."

By - 12/7/16 - 12:40 pm
New 39 bus with a driver barrier

The T's Joe Pesaturo shows us a new 39 bus at Back Bay with a barrier to help protect the driver from the sort of people with anger-management issues who insist on taking buses.

By - 11/16/16 - 4:46 pm
Giant turkey in Copley Square

Christina couldn't help but notice this really tall turkey in Copley Square this afternoon:

It was the weirdest scene. Literally rehearsing a scene with a kid and a skateboard and sad turkey...

By - 10/21/16 - 10:44 am

The Boston Architectural College Library shows us the changes.

By - 10/15/16 - 8:45 pm
Young reader at tbe Boston Book Festival

Johnmcboston spotted an enthusiastic reader at the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square today.

By - 10/8/16 - 3:07 pm
Smart Car in Copley Square

David Harris notes the advantage of having a Smart Car in the city (note that the perpendicular Smart Car is right in front of a behemoth Mini Cooper).

By - 10/3/16 - 9:10 pm
MBTA workers outside Boylston Green Line station

T workers outside Boylston telling passengers: Nope. Photo by Nicky Enriquez.

Buses have replaced trolleys between Park and Kenmore due to what appears to be a derailment at Copley Square.

By - 9/21/16 - 2:30 pm
New entrance between old and new wings of Copley Square BPL library

Not long after the Johnson wing of the BPL's main library went up, the story goes, an old lady became forever trapped in the stairs that were the only way to get between the new and old wings. The new renovations have finally fixed that.

UPDATE: When I originally posted this, I thought this was just one of those urban legends. But it turns out an elderly woman actually did die in a BPL corridor, although not one connecting the two wings, in 1977.

By - 8/16/16 - 1:00 pm
Trump supporter in Copley Square

This Dedham resident says he's been coming up to Copley Square since May to show his support for the Republican nominee. He says most people ignore him, some take his photo, some give him the finger and a few wave. As we spoke, a woman in her 30s came up to him with a big smile, exclaimed "I'm going to vote for Trump, too!" "Tell your husband!" he exhorted her, then started yelling to passersby, as the Opera Singer Guy continued to belt out a song about 40 feet away: "A million-dollar woman! We've got a million-dollar woman right here!"

By - 7/28/16 - 6:00 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to signal problems.

By - 7/22/16 - 12:49 pm
A guy in a hot dog costume in Boston's Back Bay

Jan is in Copley Square, where Kayem is giving out free hot dogs.

By - 7/19/16 - 6:35 pm

The T is warning of "moderate" delays on the Green Line outbound because of a trolley that joined the choir eternal.

Tim Lawrence reports from the front: Read more.

By - 7/14/16 - 9:22 am

Alex Green can't say enough about the new non-dungeony insides:

A literary culture thrives on readers, and while our city has never lacked for those, it has gone long stretches with little in the way of public spaces in which they might feel inspired to gather. The Boston Public Library’s newly renovated Johnson building, which opened on July 9, so successfully embraces and celebrates the idea of being a literary public space that it has the potential to fill that absence for good.

By - 7/9/16 - 10:18 am

Boston Magazine takes us on a tour of the renovated Johnson wing of the main library in Copley Square. Read more.