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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.

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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.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:44 pm

The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association today called on its members to boycott a Lower Mills taco place whenever a particular bartender is on duty because of the way she tangled with cops while protesting white supremacists in Copley Square over the weekend. Only problem: She hasn't worked there since 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 4:32 pm
Open emergency exit on Boylston Street

Greg spotted one of them at least partially open, in front of the CVS in Copley Square. The T said it would send somebody over to close it.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 3:00 pm

Update: The Globe reports the victim was WCVB reporter Ted Wayman, while working on a story.

Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he used a pair of scissors to stab another man in the forearm in an attack that ended when the victim managed to shut the door of his van, at Boylston and Dartmouth streets around 9:05 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

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.

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