What's Open, Closed on the Fourth of July
Restaurants and supermarkets are open, but libraries and post offices are closed.
Restaurants, bars: Open at owners' discretion. Ula Cafe will be open at 7 a.m. and stay open as long as there are customers. Vee Vee will be closed, reopening on Thursday. Robinwood Cafe and Bakery will be closed, reopening Thursday at 6 a.m.
Convenience stores: Open
Supermarkets: Open, including Whole Foods JP, which has its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Retail stores: Open at owners' discretion. Ferris Wheels Bike Shop and Fresh Copy will be closed. JP Massage Therapy Center will be open by appointment only. Miss Laura's Beauty Culture will be closed.
Liquor stores: Open
City services (schools, library, post offices): Closed
Banks: Check with your financial institution
Boston Parking: Meters are free. Be aware of road closures for the July 4th Celebration at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
Street Sweeping: Suspended during the day, but nighttime schedules remain in effect.
Trash: If your normal trash day is Wednesday, it's delayed one day for most of us in JP (and also South Boston, Allston, Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, or West Roxbury). But if you are a JP resident whose trash is picked up twice a week, there's no change.
[JP Business owners: Let residents know about your store's schedule by adding it in the comments below. Happy Fourth!]