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.
A severely indisposed trolley at Copley Square is causing "moderate" Green Line delays, the MBTA advises.
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.
BqRally snapped a photo as Carlos Arredondo led the annual blessing of the runners at Old South Church's Easter service today.
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.
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.
Dimas looked out over the Back Bay around 11 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Why, yes, of course, a Trump protest. Read more.
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.
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).
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.
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