BPL trustees today agreed to rent space in the renovated Johnston building to WGBH, which will build a news bureau and studio, and the library's existing cafeteria operator, which will build a new cafe.
A tentative contract calls for WGBH to build an 800-square-foot bureau and anchor desk, where library visitors will be able to watch WGBH news people talk into microphones.
Also, BPL says: Read more.
WBZ reports an outbound trolley died in the tunnel near Copley around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, forcing riders to be evacuated back to the station and bollixing up service for everybody else.
J. Tammaro spotted this "intactivist" in Copley Square this morning, urging people to vote against circumcision, even though there are no circumcision-related ballot questions in the works for the 2016 ballot.
Julie Ciollo notes it was a little foggy in the Back Bay this morning.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 attempts to calm a wary citzenry:
The drone flying above Copley Place is authorized by the FAA & BPD.
Police officers found two dogs in two broiling cars on Boylston Street this afternoon. Just as they were calling in the Fire Department to open up the cars, one of the owners arrived. The other one, however, did not: Read more.
The Boston Courant reports (note: Link will take you to a photo of the Courant story, since the Courant is one of the few papers left in the US that does not have a Web site - on purpose, no less).
UPDATE: Conventures, which is running First Night, says there will be the traditional fireworks over Boston Harbor.
Stevil took in the Tanglewood 75th-anniversary simulcast in Copley Square tonight.
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.
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.
Sup3rmark shows us the main library in Copley Square today.
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.
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.