A summary of what is and isn't open today.
Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion. Liquor stores: Open. Supermarkets: Open. Convenience stores: Open. Taverns, bars: Open. Banks: Closed. Stock market: Closed. Municipal, state, federal offices: Closed. Libraries: Closed. Schools: Closed. Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery only. Trash/Recycling: Delayed one day. MBTA: Running a Saturday schedule. Parking meters: Free in Boston (though time limits apply)
Find out who -- and what -- we celebrate on Presidents Day, as well as some other fun facts.
Check out any calendar and you’ll see that the third Monday in February is designated as Presidents Day, a holiday most commonly associated with two of the (arguably) most important presidents of our country, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. But really, only one of those is accurate. Read on to find out who -- and what -- we celebrate on Presidents Day, as well as some other fun facts: 1. Abraham Lincoln and George Washington share the same birth month. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, while Washington was born on February 22, 1732 -- only some 10 days and 77 years apart. But while Honest Abe made some important contributions to our country’s history, the federal government never really saw him as Washington’s equal. Here’s why…