What do you do if it’s Saturday and you see the following instructions on a parking meter? “Hours of operation 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday” and “No fee required Sundays and holidays.” On Gloucester Street, a battery of meters bears the same ambiguous messages, leaving confusion about whether quarters are needed Saturdays. They aren’t. Meters on the alphabetical streets forming the ladder rungs on the Back Bay map do not need to be fed Saturdays between Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue.
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