Boston students aren’t the only ones who get to sleep in this morning, the first day of their April vacation. It’s also Patriots' Day, so many state, county and town employees have the day off as well, as Massachusetts commemorates the official start to the Revolutionary War (the opening battle of which began on April 19, 1775).
Whether you’re looking to get some errands done with the day off or it’s business as usual, you may be wondering how the state holiday will affect your schedule. Here’s a look at a few of the places that are closed today.
- Banks: Most banks are open today. If you’re not sure, find your local bank in our directory and call to make sure.
- Boston Marathon: Get event information, participant information, and more here.
- Buses: Buses and trackless trolleys will operate on a Saturday schedule. Certain routes will not operate today.
- City offices: All City of Boston offices are closed.
- Commuter rail: Commuter rail will operate on its regular weekday schedule.
- County offices: All Suffolk County offices are closed today.
- Library: The Charlestown Branch and all other Boston Public Libraries will be closed today. It will reopen for its usual hours at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
- MBTA T service: The Red, Blue, Orange, Green and Silver lines will operate on a regular weekday schedule with extra service before and after the marathon. The Green Line's Copley Station will be closed. The Berkley Street entrance/exit of Arlington Station will remain closed. The "B" section of Hynes Convention Center located on Boylston Street will be available for exit only. These above-ground Green Line stations will be closed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today: South Street, Kent Street and St. Mary's Street.
- Parking: Parking meters are free today; the Transportation Department has issued a traffic advisory for many streets because of the Marathon.
- Post offices: The U.S. post office in Charlestown will be open today.
- Schools: All Boston Public Schools are closed today, but not just because it’s Patriots’ Day. All this week, local students will be enjoying their April vacation week. Parents: Looking for ideas to keep the kids busy? Check out the Patch events calendar. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22.
- State offices: All state offices are closed today.
- Street sweeping: There will be no Monday daytime posted sweeping. Sweeping will resume at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday as listed on posted arterials.
- Tow lot: Tow lot hours today are 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Trash collection: There will be no trash or recycling collection today. For the rest of the week, there will be no delay in Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown, Fenway, Leather District, Mission Hill, North End, Roxbury, South Boston and the South End. Collection will be delayed one day for those living in Allston, Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale and West Roxbury.