Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed in Boston on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. We'll also keep up with parking information, trash schedules, and changes to MBTA schedules. This is now a permanent page that we'll update from year-to-year.
Rather than an end to summer, we call Labor Day the beginning of the golden days of summer that last well beyond the Autumnal Equinox (September 22nd is this year's date.)
We publish these reminders well before a holiday (especially big ones like this) to give you a nudge to finalize your holiday plans. Follow along on Twitter (@bostonzest) or bookmark this page to check back. We'll update as information comes to us.
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.
Yes, it's the big Move-In Weekend!
Traffic Advisory for College Move-Ins Aug. 31 - Sept. 5 (2016)
The city press release advises, "The student move-in process at Boston’s colleges and universities will significantly impact local streets and parking."
"Students and their families are asked to plan accordingly to ensure a smooth transition. Drivers are asked to allow for extra time and to pay extra attention to all posted signs."
Boston Trash Collection:
The city has changed the way it publishes the schedule for holidays so that you now have to go to the city site and look up your specific address in order to get information.
MBTA 2016 Labor Day Schedule Changes
MBTA Service Schedule for Labor Day 2016 can be found at this link through the holiday.
MBTA 2016 Labor Day Service Quick Look:
Subway, Commuter Rail, Buses, and The Ride will operate on a Sunday schedule.
The Hingham and Hull boats will operate on a Sunday schedule.
The Charlestown boat will operate on a weekend schedule.
For additional, specific information on routes, schedules, and fares, please contact the MBTA at (617) 222-3200, TTY 617-222-5146, or visit www.mbta.com.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
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