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 7, 2015.
Yes, it's the big move-in weekend!
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.
From Last year: Traffic Advisory for College Move-ins - we'll update this when the new info is published. Traffic and Parking Advisory, Student Move-In, 2014 - There are some temporary restrictions from 8/25 to 9/1 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 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 Labor Day Schedule Changes
MBTA Labor Day Schedule for Labor Day 2015 can be found at this link through the holiday.
Subway, Commuter Rail, Buses and The Ride will operate on a Sunday schedule.
The Hingham and Hull boats will operate on a Saturday schedule.
The Charlestown boat will operate on a weekend schedule.
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
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