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Here's what's open and closed on Memorial Day

American flags placed in the Boston Common ahead of Memorial Day. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
American flags placed in the Boston Common ahead of Memorial Day. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Memorial Day has long been the state's official "unofficial" start of summer. But more importantly, the final Monday in May is one of somber remembrance honoring people who died while serving in the U.S. military.

This Memorial Day will be the second in Massachusetts to feature the usual in-person events — like the Boston Common flag garden — after the pandemic interrupted and canceled most public commemorations two springs ago.

Here's a list of places that will be open and closed on Monday, May 30:

Federal offices: Closed.

Federal courts: Closed.

Post offices: Closed.

State offices: Closed.

RMV: Closed.

State courts: Closed.

Municipal offices: Closed.

Public schools: Closed.

Libraries: Closed.

Trash pickup: Boston will have a normal Monday pickup. Most communities will delay trash pickup by a day. Check with your local government or provider.

Banks: Closed.

Stock market: Closed.

Retail locations: Open.

Liquor stores: Open, but no earlier than noon.

Supermarkets: Open.

MBTA: Subway, bus, ferry and RIDE service will run on a Sunday schedule, while the commuter rail will follow a weekend schedule.


Jack Mitchell Associate Producer
Jack Mitchell was an associate producer in WBUR's newsroom. He works across a wide spectrum of departments and shows — from the newscast unit, to, to Radio Boston.



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