Here's a rundown of what's open and what's closed in Boston on Presidents' Day and the MBTA schedule changes, plus information on Boston trash pick-up and parking information for - February 17, 2014.
(The Emancipation Statue of President Abraham Lincoln and a newly freed slave in Park Square from the Boston Public Library Collection.)
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UPDATE 02/015/14: Here is the information box from the city of Boston site.
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 both Banks and the stock markets in the United State closed. Some international markets are open. In recent year's, we've notices some banks keep some branches open at unexpected times so check with your own bank.
Parking, Boston trash, and MBTA after the ad.
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Boston Parking: You don't have to feed the meters. Other parking rules apply.
Boston Recycling and Trash Collection:
DETAILS: "No delay of trash or recycling pick up 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.
Report Missed Pickup"
Here's the source of the recycling and trash information.
MBTA Schedule for Presidents' Day, February 17, 2014:
For a short time before the holiday a complete list of schedule changes with appear at this link.
- Blue, Orange, Red, Silver, and Green Lines will operate a Saturday schedule.
- Commuter Rail trains will operate a Saturday schedule. So, the Fairmont, Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Needham lines will not operate.
- Buses and trackless trolleys will operate a Saturday schedule. Check this link for bus routes that will not operate. (Note: this link will only work up until the holiday.)
- Hingham and Charlestown Boat Service will operate a regular weekday schedule.
- THE RIDE will operate a Saturday schedule, but contact your local RIDE contractor for details.
For more information on routes, schedules, and fares, contact the MBTA at 617-222-3200, TTY 617-222-5146), or log onto the MBTA’s website www.mbta.com.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: From the Boston Public Library Collection.
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