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    What’s open, closed on New Year’s

    Holiday observed: Tuesday.

    Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion.

    Liquor stores: Open at owner’s discretion.


    Supermarkets: Open.

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    Convenience stores: Open at owner’s discretion.

    Taverns, bars: Most are open.

    Banks: Most closed. On New Year’s Eve, some branches may be closed.

    Stock market: Closed.


    Municipal and state offices: Closed both days.

    Federal offices: Closed both days.

    Libraries: Closed both days.

    Schools: Closed both days.

    Mail: Post offices are closed; express delivery only. On New Year’s Eve, most post offices close at noon; if collection times on mailboxes are listed after noon, mail may be collected early.


    MBTA: All four subway lines, Silver Line, commuter rail, and buses will run on a Sunday schedule; there will be no ferry service; the RIDE will operate on a Sunday schedule. On New Year’s Eve, all four subway lines will have additional service from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.; commuter rail lines will have extended service; the Silver Line, buses, and The RIDE will run on a regular weekday schedule; refer to for details regarding ferry and commuter rail routes.

    Boston traffic rules: : Parking meters are not in effect. On New Year’s Eve, many streets will be closed or detoured for First Night celebrations; the city urges those traveling into the city to use public transportation.

    Street sweeping: No daytime street sweeping.

    Boston’s trash collection: No collection delays in Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown, Leather District, and the North End. Residents of Allston, Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, South Boston, and West Roxbury are delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Neighborhoods with multiple weekly collections, including some residents in Jamaica Plain, are postponed to the next scheduled collection.

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