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By adamg - 6/7/24 - 12:39 pm

Large fans that were delivered to public areas of the BPL's main library in Copley Square this morning are too little too late for workers - especially those in back offices who didn't get any fans - who have been falling faint and developing nausea over more than a week without air conditioning, the unions that represent them say. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/24 - 10:50 am

Update: Copley workers are steamed.

Boston Public Library officials say they're hopeful they can turn the air conditioning back on in the new wing of the Copley library early next week after work is finished on a project to rebuild a loading dock at the library - although they caution that, as with any construction project, there could be delays. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/24 - 9:18 am

GBH's Jim and Margery show, which normally broadcasts from the new wing of the Copley library, reported this morning it's shifted to the main GBH studios in Brighton because of the library's ongoing AC problems, which started last week.

By adamg - 6/5/24 - 8:57 pm

Brian reports the doors to the main library in Copley Square were shut again. The signs on the doors said just the new wing was closed, but he says there was no staff in the old wing to help puzzled patrons.

A week ago, the signs said the entire library was shut.

By adamg - 5/30/24 - 9:01 am
Sign on door at central library saying it's shut due to cooling issues

Penny Cherbuino snapped the sign posted on one of the doors at the BPL central library in Copley Square yesterday. The BPL reports the library is closed today as well.

By adamg - 3/23/24 - 12:59 pm

State Police report a man whose body was found on the exit ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike to Copley Square died from falling 20 feet from a ledge, not by being hit by a car. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/24 - 9:38 am
Car on fire on the Copley ramp from the Pru tunnel

Teddy Kokoros reports he was on his usual bus ride from Watertown into Boston around 7:15 this morning when he looked out the window in the Pru Tunnel to see a car fully engulfed in flames on the Copley offramp. Sounds like the car occupants were able to get out OK, at least, neither BFD nor State Police called for an ambulance.

By adamg - 1/4/24 - 1:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by Food & Life Companies of Osaka to open Sakabayashi Sushi Tavern at 665 Boylston St. in Copley Square, where the b.good used to be.
Read more.

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.

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