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By adamg - 8/31/21 - 7:10 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 3:45 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a car fire on the turnpike in the Pru tunnel - which sent smoke into the first floor of Copley Place - and found the flaming car and two separate crashes, one involving six cars, the other two cars.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 8:48 pm
Donna Summer disco ball

Greta the roving UHub photographer was among the people in Copley Square at the Donna Summer disco party tonight.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 5:00 pm
Reopened BPL and resorted DVDs

Michael Malyszko checks in from the now fully reopened Copley Square library: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:19 pm

The annual Donna Summer Disco Party, in honor of Boston's own, returns this month after being canceled last summer. The free party starts at 6 p.m. on June 24 in Copley Square.

No roller rink this time, but, yes, a disco ball - along with glow sticks and lots of lights. Also, hand sanitizer (attendees are encouraged to wear a mask, although one isn't required).

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 11:21 am

The man Copley Square is named for is better remembered as a painter, but J.L. Bell reports on the one time he drew a political cartoon, about the Stamp Act.

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By adamg - 3/24/21 - 12:04 am

Adam Castiglioni reports union workers protesting the use of non-union staff to remodel the Copley Square Hotel have ditched the traditional giant inflatable rat for a giant inflatable bedbug: Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 9:01 am
Rabbit on Green Line tracks at Copley Square

Tim Murphy reports spotting this rabbit on the Green Line tracks at Copley Square last night.

By adamg - 3/8/21 - 10:11 pm
Proposed expanded Boylston Street buildings

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi Architects.

A Florida-based developer yesterday filed plans with the BPDA for adding five floors to the three-story buildings that now house Abe & Louie’s, Crate and Barrel and the Atlantic Fish Co. on Boylston Street in the Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 9:05 pm

The MBTA reports 20-minute delays on the Green Line due to "a train with a mechanical problem approaching Copley eastbound."

This comes a few hours after the Green Line was completely stopped after a trolley lost its pantograph at Park Street.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 9:23 pm

DEA agents and Boston Police arrested three men at the Allston DoubleTree Hotel Thursday as part of an effort to break up a drug ring selling meth, cocaine and fentanyl, Live Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/20 - 10:56 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Max Brenner has closed forever.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 9:53 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Oak Long Bar + Kitchen, in the Copley Plaza, has shut down for the winter. The hotel itself remains open and will continue to provide room service for guests.

By adamg - 11/27/20 - 11:22 pm

Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police say, Brian Buhamiizo, 38, went up to a legally blind man on Boylston Street near Ring Road, grabbed his cane, said he had a gun and demanded money. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 3:00 pm

WBZ reports an argument turned into a stabbing this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 2:01 pm
New box going in

Vivien Li watched today as a mailbox outside the Copley Square CVS where a letter carrier found burned mail yesterday was replaced with a new box, one with a far narrower opening that would make it more difficult to drop a flaming ball of doom in it. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 9:10 am

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Worldy Armand had no political motive in setting a Copley Square ballot drop box on fire, but her office will seek to have him detained behind bars as a danger to society at a hearing on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 10:04 pm

Boston Police report a postal worker found "mail that had been damaged by fire" in a postal box outside the Copley Square CVS this afternoon - on the other side of Dartmouth and Boylston streets from the ballot drop box that somebody set on fire early Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/20 - 4:12 pm
Wanted for setting ballot drop box on fire

Update: Suspect charged.

Boston Police have released photos of a guy they say set fire to the ballot drop box outside the Copley Square library around 4:10 a.m. Read more.

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