UPDATE: This is an old post. Here's a link for: What's Open in Boston on Patriots' Day - Monday, April 18, 2016 + Parking, Trash & MBTA Schedule Changes
Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed in Boston on Patriots' Day, and the MBTA schedules for - Monday, April 16, 2012.
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Patriot's Day is a Massachusetts State Holiday Only.
Restaurants, Bars, Convenience Stores, Supermarkets, Retail Stores, Liquor Stores
Financial Services: Banks may open if they wish. All markets are open.
Federal Offices and Facilities are open: This includes the Postal Service.
Massachusetts City, Town, State Operations: This includes Schools, Libraries. Only emergency services are available.
One of the most common questions we get is about street sweeping on Patriots' Day.
Here's the page from the city website with the answer. It says:
"Daytime street sweeping is suspended on city holidays, but nighttime sweeping schedules remain in effect. Constituents are advised to call 617-635-4500 for exact details."
City of Boston via @NotifyBoston says "STREET CLEANING: Overnight sweeping Sunday-Monday morning still in effect. NO MONDAY regular posted sweeping."
You don't have to feed the meters. Other parking rules apply. Many streets will be cleared of parked cars to accommodate the Boston Marathon and Patriots' Day activities.
Be sure to check your car in the days leading up to the marathon to be sure it is not in a tow-away zone for the event. Here's how you can sign up for parking alerts and tow alerts.
Here's our latest post with tips for local parking on this holiday–
Delay trash and recycling pickup 1 day only if you live in Allston, Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain*, Mattapan, Roslindale, or West Roxbury.
*If you live in Jamaica Plain and your trash is picked up 2 times per week, do not delay."
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2012 MBTA Marathon Monday Schedule - Updated 4/6/2012
Buy your fares in advance with a Charlie Card or Charlie Ticket to avoid waiting in line on Monday.
"Copley Station will be closed all day ... access to the Green Line at Hynes Convention Center or Arlington Station."
Due to crowds, they don't allow bikes on the subway on Patriots Day.
Blue, Orange, Red, Green, and Mattapan Line service will run on "regular weekday schedule with extra service before and after the marathon."
Commuter rail trains will operate on their "regular weekday schedule."
"Buses and trackless trolleys will operate on a Saturday schedule."
Commuter Boats will operate on "regular weekday service."
"THE RIDE will operate on a modified weekday schedule."
Bus routes that impact the marathon course will be rerouted at times.
Complete details on all changes are here: Official MBTA Information for Marathon Monday 2012
Official Boston Marathon information.
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