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By adamg - 8/2/20 - 12:07 pm

Northeastern University has told the BPDA it has increased the number of rooms it wants to rent to house students and the staffers who would oversee them at the Westin Copley Place from roughly 575 to as many as 875 - which would mean up to 19 floors in the hotel being set aside for Northeastern. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 4:26 pm

Northeastern University says it hopes to take over the entire Midtown Hotel and to lease floors in the Westin Copley Place to serve as dorms after eliminating on-campus triples and similar spaces and setting aside 500 campus rooms to quarantine any students who contract Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 1:11 pm

BEES!!!

A sting-averse citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation outside the Crate & Barrel on Boylston Street in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.

Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 8:45 pm
Marc Aaron Ross

Memorial photo of Ross on Boylston Street. Photo by Patrick Reardon.

Many Boylston Street regulars knew Marc Aaron Ross as that guy who always seemed to have a friendly or funny word as he sat on the street. Of course, Ross didn't just appear one day; he had a family, and when he died recently, they posted a remembrance - one that was quickly added to with memorials by people who would see him in the street.

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By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:57 am

The MBTA experienced delays after one trolley's brakes seized up at Copley and began to smoke. Workers uncoupled the seizing trolley and took it to that place where bad trolleys go. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/20 - 1:57 pm
Broken door on a new Green Line trolley at Copley

Jonathan Berk was among the riders inconvenienced at Copley Square around 11:40 a.m. when yet another one of the brand-spanking new Green Line trolleys had to be taken out of service because one of its doors broke. He adds it wasn't just Green Line regulars who were put out - there were a lot of Orange Line riders trying to use the Green Line as a downtown replacement due to it being shut for repairs this weekend.

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 9:48 pm

WHDH reports the worker was hit in the head with ballast while working on First Night preparations this morning on Boylston Street between Clarendon and Berkeley streets.

By adamg - 10/19/19 - 10:36 pm
Sign announcing the closing of the Boloco in Copley Square

Ron Newman spotted this sign at the Boylston Street Boloco today. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 1:34 pm

WABC in New York reports that Barneys New York now plans to shut all of its stores as it sinks further into bankruptcy. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/19 - 10:52 am

UPDATE:: Suspect charged.

Around 2 a.m. at Huntington Avenue and Blagden Street.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 10:19 am
Copley Square bank-robbery suspect

The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force has released photos of the guy it says held up the TD Bank branch at 535 Boylston St. around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday.

If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 857-386-2000.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 12:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say tried beating up a BPL employee on Boylston Street last night after the worker asked him to leave the building for causing a ruckus. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 12:59 pm

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a trolley with a dreaded mechanical problem at Copley.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 2:18 pm
Wayfair worker holding sign reading Endless Detention is Torture

A couple of hundred workers at Wayfair, the online home-goods concern headquartered at Copley Place, walked over to Copley Square this afternoon to protest the company's contract with a contractor that runs border detention camps. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 9:45 pm

Boston EMS Lt. Tony O'Brien worked Copley Square yesterday. He reports there were so many inspirational people yesterday, including the guy who crawled across the finish line, but this guy may have been the most inspirational: Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/19 - 1:27 pm
Greek Independence Day parade in Copley Square

Teddy Kokoros took in the Greek Independence Day parade in Copley Square today.

By adamg - 4/7/19 - 1:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man after they say officers watched him sell some crack on Boylston Street at Gloucester Street around 8 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 11:02 am
Brady jersey at zoning meetin

Zoning hearings went on this morning, but with a nod to events outside City Hall.

Chick-fil-A won permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals today to begin outfitting the Boloco at 569 Boylston St. as a two-story chicken-sandwich emporium. Read more.

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