Monday, 15 April 2013

Massachusetts Patriots Day: Are post offices, banks, state and city offices open

Massachusetts Patriots Day: Are post offices, banks, state and city offices open, It’s Patriots' Day and Massachusetts recognizes the holiday much like they do other holidays with schools, state, county and town offices closed. According to Patch on Monday, April 15, 2013, not only do Mass. residents get an extra day to do their taxes because of the Patriots Day holiday, many folks have the day off.

What exactly is Patriots Day commemorating? "The official start to the Revolutionary War (the opening battle of which began on April 19, 1775)," according to Patch.

If you live in Mass. and were planning to do some errands today, this list may be helpful to check out before going out the door. Boston will see more traffic today because the Boston Marathon kicks off Monday morning.

* The 2013 Boston Marathon: Kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET and you can watch it live here at the Boston Marathon official website. Parking meters are free today for the marathon today.

*What's open and what's closed in Mass. today?

•Banks: Most banks are open today, but it can't hurt to call ahead.
•Buses: Some bus lines in the state will operate on a weekend schedule, so check with your municipal.
•City offices: Town hall, and city offices are closed.

•State offices: All state offices are closed today.

•Commuter rail: trains will operate on its regular weekday schedule.
•Library: Most libraries will be closed in the state.
•Post offices: The U.S. post office is open today.
•Schools: While the schools are closed, many towns and cities have schools closed all week for spring vacation.
•Trash collection: Many cities and towns won't have trash collection on Monday, but check with your local municipal.

Patch put together: Detailed MBTA T service list for the Boston Marathon:

"•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."

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