Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Copley Square makeshift memorial continues to grow as one-month anniversary of Boston Marathon bombings passes.
Crowds continued to gather at the makeshift memorial in Copley Square commemorating those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings Wednesday, which marked one month since the attacks shook the city. There was no special occasion, no moment silence as 2:50 p.m. came and went, which was the time on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three and injurying 260 others. Instead, those at the memorial shared their own moments of quiet reflection as the memorial continues to grow. Ed Starbuck of Hyannis has been coming to the area nearly every day since shortly after the bombings. What started as a few flags he put down grew into the memorial which has been moved four times, most recently to its current locale. "I would …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The memorial at Copley Square continues to grow with an outpouring of support for the city of Boston.
The memorial at Copley Square continues to grow, with more candles, hats, stuffed animals signs and other well-wishes appearing by the day. Have you left anything at the memorial? Does it encourage you to see the support from around the country? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The proposed high rise would replace the Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center.
Developers are looking to build a 33-story hotel and residential tower at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, where the Boston Common Hotel & Conference Center now sits. Trinity Stuart LLC – a joint venture between Jordan Warshaw, Gary Saunders and Jeffrey Saunders – filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Aug. 21 to build a tower with 220 hotel rooms, 142 residential units, ground-floor retail space and 100 parking spaces. It would replace the eight-story Boston Common Hotel. "We look forward to working with the City and the community to help ensure that our project complements the surrounding urban context and brings new vitality and energy to this important, underutilized block of Stuart Street," …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The park will be near the Zakim bridge, in East Cambridge.
Construction on a long-awaited Charles River Skatepark is set to begin next year, per agreement of the two agencies charged with building it. The skatepark has been in the works since 2001, when the Charles River Conservancy began planning for it and raising what today totals $2.5 million toward its construction. This summer the CRC and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation finalized the Memorandum of Agreement governing the contruction of the park, which will be in North Point Park in East Cambridge, under the ramps of the Zakim Bridge. After the park is complete, the DCR will operate it. The park will serve skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX bikers. Its design was based on the input of hundreds of skaters in the Greater …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A number of diseased trees were replaced, but not all of them have survived.
In May the city and Friends of Copley Square spent $30,000 to replace 20 trees in Copley Square suffering from canker stain fungal infection. But two months later, a handful of the samplings are dead. But, this is normal. "While most of the new trees are growing, some have died and others many not survive, which is not uncommon after transplantation," according to a notice from the Friends of Copley Square posted on the dying saplings. "Any newly planted trees that do not survive will be replaced in September - a good time for planting ... " They're also covered by a warranty. In addition to the 20 trees that were replaced, the Friends and Boston Parks and Recreation Department, on the advice of a hired consultant, inoculated 31 trees …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Boston Fire report there has been no evacuation ordered as of 10:40 a.m. Monday.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Firefighters and police have responded to a reported fire in the Weston Copley Place's parking garage. An acetylene torch may have started the first floor fire, according to the Boston Fire Department's offical Twitter account. "Fire is generating smoke in the garage. Firefighters have water on it keeping it cool. No hotel evacuations at this time," tweeted the department. Public safety Twitter users @FirePhoto161 and @AlertNewEngland both reported the fire around 10:20 a.m. Monday morning. This is a developing story. Patch will update as more information becomes available. Public scanner transmissions are not a confirmation by public safety officials.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
The three-day festival from July 27 - 29 is free, and designed to showcase Boston's thriving arts community.
Copley Square will come alive with free concerts, theater performances and local artists from Fri - Sunday as part of the Boston Globe and WGBH's Summer Arts Weekend. The three-day festival is free, and designed to showcase Boston's thriving arts community. Music will spans from jazz, blues, pop, Celtic, folk, classical and kids tunes, and highlight performers include folk singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, Low Anthem (which has worked with Brice Springsteen and his E Street Band) and Dan Zanes & Friends, who have been playing family-friendly music for more than a decade. View the full schedule. Once the main stage closes, get after-hour tickets to the cocktail parties and Sunday brunch at The Copley Club in the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The city will spend $30,000 to replace them.
The tops of 20 London plane trees in Copley Square have been trimmed because they're infected with canker stain fungal infection, and the city will spend $30,000 to replace them. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and The Friends of Copley Square met last Wednesday to for a public hearing on the issue, and experts agreed it needed to be done before the disease spreads to the other trees. Signs were also attached to the tree trucks to educate residents and answer questions.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The diseased trees will be removed and replaced. Learn more Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Twenty London plane trees in Copley Square are infected with canker stain fungal infection, and will be cut down and replaced. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and The Friends of Copley Square will will co-host a public information meeting from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Boston Public Library. Staff will be on hand to present details about the tree removal and the remedies planned for the site, including planting of replacement trees and enhanced tree care needed for the park’s remaining trees.