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By adamg - 11/22/23 - 4:51 pm

A man who now does "faith" outreach for the homophobic, book-banning Moms for Liberty in Philadelphia was once a familiar sight in Copley Square, where he'd try to convince passersby that Barack Obama was as evil as Hitler and Dick Cheney. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 3:50 pm

A federal judge yesterday agreed to let Charles Murrell III, beaten by members of the white-supremacist Patriot Front rabble on July 4th weekend last year, formally alert the group's leader of his lawsuit against it by e-mail instead of in person, because the guy has been changing addresses like somebody who doesn't really want to be served with lawsuit paperwork. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/23 - 11:34 am
MBTA wire workers

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA said yesterday it's identified the overhead power-line issues that have led to a recent spate of dead trolleys from the new Green Line Extension to the ancient tracks near Copley and on Beacon Street. The T also said it's working to keep them from happening again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 11:23 am

Noon update: The T reports the problem is fixed, but says delays could persist through the afternoon due to the need to send a wire-inspection crew along the tracks.

For the third time in less than a week, the MBTA has been forced to roll out some buses to play the role of trolleys after yet another power problem near Copley Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 9:10 pm

The day after a train stopped dead between Science Park and Lechmere, service on the Green Line failed this morning due to "an overhead wire problem" near Copley.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 1:25 pm
Wanted for laptop thefts at Copley Green Line station

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who took advantage of a Green Line rider's lapse of forgetfulness at Copley to walk off with two laptops early on Oct. 10. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 10:36 am

Live Boston reports on the rally in front of the Copley Square library and march through the Back Bay yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 9/19/23 - 8:59 pm

A perturbed citizen files a 311 complaint about the scooter situation in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/23 - 10:19 am
Rendering of proposed bollards

Proposed bollards on Boylston Street.

The Apple Store, 815 Boylston St. goes before the Back Bay Architectural Commission tomorrow for a review of its plans for bollards in the sidewalk out front to ward off the sort of crash that killed one and injured nearly two dozen at the Apple Store in Hingham last year. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 2:09 pm

The Clover Food Lab outlet at 565 Boylston St. closed today, victim, the owner says, of a combination of long Covid-19 effects and a landlord who wouldn't negotiate a rent reduction.

CloverBBY took over the space of the failed Minigrow in December, 2019 - just in time to get whacked by the pandemic. Owner Ayr Muir writes today: Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 9:28 am

The owners of a dispensary on Boylston Street between Gloucester and Fairfield streets in the Back Bay yesterday sued the operators of a proposed dispensary three blocks down the street - and the Zoning Board of Appeal, which approved both. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/23 - 8:43 pm

Around 7 p.m., the MBTA announced inbound delays of 20 minutes due to "a train with a power problem at Copley," or what Chen Cao described as "wires down" just inbound from Copley - about 40 minutes after similar delays due to a dead trolley at Arlington. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/23 - 6:08 pm
John Davidson with a guitar on Boylston Street outside the BPL

Joe Curnane caught a performance by John Davidson on Boylston Street outside the BPL today.

Davidson, now 81, who was both an actor and a musician, and who guest hosted the Johnny Carson Show 87 times, came down from Sandwich, NH, where he runs a summertime music venue.

By adamg - 4/11/23 - 5:21 pm

One of the companies that purchased the Sheraton Boston Hotel last year says it will soon file detailed plans to permanently convert the 428-room south tower into a dormitory with room for roughly 854 college students. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 4:10 pm

The MBTA reports Green Line service is now back to the new-normal regular delays now that it's done something about the dead trolley that was gumming up the works at Copley.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 1:59 pm

The Dig has photos from yesterday's rally.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 9:27 pm
First responders in Copley Square

The scene in Copley Square. Photo by Rand. Can't sit still.

What the MBTA described as a signal problem turned out to be a trolley derailment just after Copley Square outbound that left passengers on that train and two trains behind it stuck in the tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 11:15 am

The BPDA board this afternoon will vote on spending $100,000 for a consultant to recommend ways to turn Dartmouth Street between the BPL main library and the Copley Square park into a permanent mall for pedestrians and bicyclists - with space set aside for a lane for emergency vehicles. Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 11:39 am

Transit Police report arresting a South End men they say attacked at least two women at the Copley Square Green Line stop this month - and say they are now investigating whether he is responsible for additional attacks. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

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