Robert Gould Shaw memorial is cleaned on 2/12/1934 (Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.)
This year, November 11th falls on a Wednesday, giving a few lucky folks a break in the middle of the week.
We publish these reminders before each holiday to help you make the most of your time off!
Restaurants, bars: Open
Convenience stores: Open
Retail stores: Are allowed to open if the owners choose
Liquor stores: 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: As the British would say, this is a Bank Holiday with most Banks closed. But, we are noticing that some banks are keeping some branches open, so check with your own institution.
Stock market: Open, as are international markets.
Boston Parking: The City says, "City of Boston parking meters are free on Sundays and legal holidays and no time limit is enforced. All other parking regulations, including rush hour restrictions at meters, remain in effect."
Street Sweeping: 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 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.
The MBTA has posted its Veterans Day Schedule.
The system will operate on a weekday schedule. You will find Complete Details Here. (But, only for a few days before and after the holiday.)
For additional information on routes, schedules, and fares, "please call the MBTA Customer Service Center at 617-222-3200 or 1-800-392-6100 (hearing impaired TDD 617-222-5146)" or contact them at www.mbta.com.
And, if you have to work: Holiday Pay Information for Retail Establishments from the Secretary of State.
"Retail establishments which operate on New Year's Day, Columbus Day after 12 noon, or on November 11th after 1:00 p.m. are required to pay their employees time and one-half regardless of the number of employees on their payroll."
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection. Used under creative commons license