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What’s open, closed in Boston on July 4

Holiday observed: Thursday

Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion.

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Liquor stores: Open at owner’s discretion.

Supermarkets: Open.

Convenience stores: Open at owner’s discretion.

Taverns, bars: Open.

Banks: Closed.

Stock market: Closed.

Municipal and state offices: Closed.

Federal offices: Closed.

Libraries: Closed.

Schools: Closed.

Mail: Post offices closed and no regular mail delivery, but Express Mail is delivered.

MBTA: Bicycles not allowed on subway lines. Bicycles not allowed on inbound commuter rail trains from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on outbound trains after 4 p.m. Beginning at 2 p.m., subway service on all lines will operate at rush hour levels to accommodate increased holiday ridership. Fares will be free after 9:30 p.m.

All subway lines on a Sunday schedule. Commuter rail on a Saturday schedule; buses on a Sunday schedule.

Hull boats on a weekday schedule.

Quincy boats on a weekday schedule.

Charlestown boats on a Saturday schedule.

Hingham boats will not operate

The Ride recommends that you check with your contractor for specific schedule changes.

Boston traffic rules: Sunday parking rules in effect. Meters are free.

Street sweeping: No daytime sweeping.

Boston trash collection: Delay trash and recycling collection a day if you live in South Boston, Allston, Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, or West Roxbury AND your trash and recycling is normally collected on Thursday or Friday. No delay if your trash is picked up two times per week.

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