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.

By - 6/22/16 - 8:57 pm
Green Line emergency exit opened up on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Madeline Donohue was walking down Boylston Street near Dartmouth around 7:30 p.m. when she noticed this Green Line emergency exit opened:

Alarms going off and no one is coming out.

By - 6/21/16 - 10:54 am
Copley cabs crash

Cara captured the scene in Copley Square where one cab driver rear-ended another.

By - 6/17/16 - 9:10 am

The T is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays due to an inbound trolley that is now D for Deceased. Ryan Hatcher reports from Copley Square:

Conductor told people to get off "if they don't mind walking" due to a disabled train at Boylston.

By - 6/12/16 - 11:06 pm
William remembers those lost in Orlando

William, who used to perform at Pulse Orlando, remembers friends and co-workers killed there.

Several hundred people gathered in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square tonight to vent their anger at the deaths in Orlando, but also to show their love for those hurting.

William, a drag performer who moved to Boston from Orlando last fall, recalled the four friends he had there who died, the four in critical condition and others who were shot. But as he tried to maintain his composure, he said, "if I preach one word today, it would be love." Read more.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:50 pm
Interesting bus stop on Boylston Street in Back Bay

JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.

By - 5/21/16 - 12:03 am
Allium in Copley Square

Chris in Boston shows us what a beautiful night in Copley Square looks like.

Juliana declared the square straight up magical when viewed through the allium puffballs.

By - 5/4/16 - 2:00 pm

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for two guys who held up the TD Bank branch at 533 Boylston St. on Monday. Read more.

By - 5/2/16 - 6:10 pm

Severe delays on the Green Line, the T advises.

By - 4/26/16 - 12:44 pm

Kevin Williams, 40, of Waltham, was arraigned today on charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer for an incident yesterday at the main BPL library in Copley Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/25/16 - 12:11 pm

One of the officers suffered a leg injury during the incident, around noon in the McKim wing.

By - 4/12/16 - 3:56 pm

From the MassDOT blog:

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2016 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 18.

Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day of the race.

By - 3/19/16 - 12:41 pm

UPDATE: The T announced the resumption of service at 4:50 p.m.

An inbound D train derailed between Hynes and Copley Square. Brian Campbell reports a friend called to say she's now covered in soot after something began burning and passengers had to walk through the tunnel to Copley:

She was on an inbound train and evacuated in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley, they exited at Copley.

The T is now running buses instead of trolleys between Park Street and Kenmore Square.

By - 3/18/16 - 8:52 am

Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley has put together an animation that shows how Boylston Street in Copley Square has been built up over the millennia: