Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed in Boston on Labor Day. We'll also keep up with parking information, trash schedules, and changes to MBTA schedules for Monday, September 1, 2014.
Yes, Labor Day is the very first day of the month this year!
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We hope you find time to enjoy some of the holiday weekend. How about a walk in the Pubic Garden?
Restaurants, Bars: Open
Convenience stores: Open
Liquor stores: Open
Retail stores: Are allowed to open, if the owners wish to open.
City, Town, State and Federal offices and facilities are closed: This includes Schools, Libraries, and the Postal Service (express mail will be delivered). Only emergency services are available.
Financial Services: In general, as the British would say, this is a Bank Holiday with both Banks and the stock markets in the United State closed. Some international markets are open. And, check with your bank, they might have some offices open.
Boston Parking: You don't have to feed the meters. Other parking rules apply.
This is from last year but it may help until the new version is released.
Traffic and Parking Advisory, Student Move-In, 2013 - There are some temporary restrictions from 8/30 to 9/5 in Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Mission Hill details here.
Street Sweeping: The City 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."
Boston Trash Collection:
The City says,
"Labor Day Week: Monday, September 1, 6am – Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5pm
No Delay of trash or recycling collection in Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown, Fenway, Leather District, Mission Hill, North End, Roxbury, South Boston, and the South End.
Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Jamaica Plain*, Mattapan, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park, delayed a day.
*If you live in Jamaica Plain and your trash is picked up 2 times per week, do not delay."
MBTA Labor Day Schedule for this year is not published yet. It will show up at this link sometime before the holiday.
In case it helps you plan, here is the information from last year.
Most of the system will operate on a Sunday Schedule but there are some commuter rail lines, buses, and boats that will not operate on the holiday. Please check the link above for these exceptions.
For additional, specific information on routes, schedules, and fares, please call the MBTA at (617) 222-3200, TTY 617-222-5146, or visit www.mbta.com."
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2013 Ed Cherubino