Copley Square

By - 9/8/17 - 11:33 am
Destroyed Boston Coliseum

Post-Gale coliseum.

Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.

Linda Horton writes about the Gale: Read more.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:36 pm
Willem Doeleman

Transit Police report they've charged an Easthampton man with using a selfie stick to take a photo up a woman's skirt at the Copley Square Green Line stop back in June.

Read more.

By - 6/22/17 - 8:48 am

Vanessa Kuo spotted him outside Trinity Church in Copley Square yesterday, four days after he was beaten downtown.

By - 6/9/17 - 5:12 pm

A severely indisposed trolley at Copley Square is causing "moderate" Green Line delays, the MBTA advises.

By - 5/2/17 - 7:54 pm
Weird sign in Copley Square

There's probably a point to this sign posted today on the bus stop on Boylston Street in front of the Copley Square library.

The sticker on a traffic sign on Dartmouth, of course, makes way more sense: Read more.

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

BqRally snapped a photo as Carlos Arredondo led the annual blessing of the runners at Old South Church's Easter service today.

By - 4/7/17 - 5:28 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.

UPDATE: The T now reports "severe" delays, says the flatlined trolley is at Boylston. Unclear if it's a different one or they managed to get the Copley one running just long enough to move the problem a station down.

By - 3/31/17 - 1:00 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the E Line due to a trolley frozen in place at Copley and on the Red Line north from Broadway to Alewife because, well, they don't say, but maybe the trains are shuddering thinking about the impending snow.

By - 3/9/17 - 5:07 pm
Boylston Street fire

Firefighters from above. Photo by Jan.

Boylston Street in Copley Square was shut around 5 p.m. as firefighters raced to the top of the eight-story 583 Boylston St. (the building with the New Balance store) for a roof fire. The fire extended to a shed on the roof before they knocked it down.

By - 2/19/17 - 2:35 pm
Alternative facts are irrational

Ask a high-school math student.

A couple thousand scientists took time out today from a national conference at the Hynes - or just their weekends at home or in the lab - to protest attacks on science in general and climate science in particular, in a rally in Copley Square. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/7/17 - 10:53 am

A Patriots fan waiting for the parade inscribed a, um, hearty message for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the snow in Copley Square park this morning.

By - 2/7/17 - 9:27 am
Patriots fans at 9 a.m. on Boylston Street

Luisa LaSalle shows us Boylston Street at 9 a.m., two hours before the start of the Patriots Duck Boat procession (which will start at the Pru, head down Boylston, turn left on Tremont and end at City Hall).

By - 1/29/17 - 5:59 pm
No fear of Muslims

Like the Common last week, Copley Square this afternoon was a sea of people, protesting President Trump's attempt to shut the US to refugees and people with visas and green cards from seven mainly Muslim countries.

"We stand with Muslims in Boston," and against "the betrayal of American values," Mayor Marty Walsh told the rally, organized by the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. Read more.

By - 1/28/17 - 10:15 am

1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday in Copley Square.

Next month, Roslindale Is for Everyone will hold a forum on Immigration in the Age of Trump - 6:30 p.m. on Feb.16 at the Roslindale Congregational Church.

By - 1/19/17 - 3:14 pm
Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings ready for protest in the Public Garden

Looks like Mrs. Mallard and her brood are ready for Saturday's protest march from the Common down Comm. Ave. and back to the Common, as Jason shows us.

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.