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Media Update: Parking and transportation, City Hall hours, services

November 1, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

City Hall will be open today until 6:00 p.m. for members of the public. On Sunday, City Hall will remain open while Mayor Thomas M. Menino lies in state, for the duration of the public event.

Mayor Walsh will have no additional public events today through Monday.

Guidance for media is available online:

Parking & Transportation

A number of parking restrictions will be in place for Sunday and Monday. Parking restriction signs will be posted in affected areas throughout the City. Streets adjacent to the church will be closed, as well as Central Ave. which is adjacent to the Hyde Park Community Center, on Monday, November 3. Other temporary closures of minor streets may be made to support the activities related to the funeral.

Members of the public are strongly encouraged to use public transportation.

Tow Zone No Stopping, Sunday 12:01 a.m., to Monday 12:00 noon:

  • North Street, both sides, from Congress Street to Clinton Street
  • Union Street, both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street, excluding any HP spaces
  • Congress Street, Faneuil Hall side, from State Street to New Sudbury Street
  • Hanover Street, both sides, from Surface Road to Congress Street
  • Blackstone Street, both sides, from Hanover Street to North Street
  • Chatham Street, south side, from Merchants Row to Commercial Street
  • Merchants Row, both sides, from State Street to Chatham Row
  • State Street, north side, from Chatham Street to Congress Street
  • Clinton Street, both sides, from Surface Road to North Street
  • Chatham Row, both sides, from Chatham Street to State Street

Tow Zone No Stopping, Monday 12:01 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • Maple Street, both sides, from River Street to Oak Street (near Walnut Street)
  • Oak Street, both sides, from Hyde Park Avenue to Oak Street
  • Pine Street, both sides, from Hyde Park Avenue to Maple Street
  • Hyde Park Avenue, both sides, from River Street to Factory Street

Tow Zone No Stopping, Media Only, Monday 12:01 a.m. to 3:00 pm.:

  • River Street, both sides, from Hyde Park Avenue to Central Avenue

Sunday, November 2

On Sunday, starting at 9:40 a.m., Mayor Walsh will lead a procession of elected officials from City Hall to Faneuil Hall to open the wake. Officials will include: all of the Boston City Council; City Mayors from across the Commonwealth; Suffolk County law enforcement; State House leadership; members of the federal delegation; Boston legislators; state representatives and senators from across the Commonwealth; and Mayors from across the U.S.

Members of the public will be welcomed in to Faneuil Hall starting at 10:00 a.m. Guidelines for members of the public who wish to pay their respects:

  • Parking in the areas surrounding Faneuil Hall will be extremely limited. Attendees are strongly encouraged to use public transportation for travel on Sunday.
  • Attendees are strongly discouraged from bringing bags into Faneuil Hall. All bags will be subject to search.
  • Cell phones should be turned off inside Faneuil Hall.
  • No photography/videography will be allowed inside Faneuil Hall.

For complete, up-to-date guidelines, visit:

Monday, November 3

On Monday, a funeral procession for Mayor Thomas M. Menino will depart Faneuil Hall for Most Precious Blood Parish in Hyde Park.

View Map of Route

The procession will pass a number of places of significance: Boston City Hall, Parkman House, Boston University/Kenmore Square, Fenway Park, Dudley Square, Grove Hall, Franklin Park, Bowdoin and Geneva, Mattapan Library, and Roslindale Square. Full information, including explanations for each location, is included online: Members of the public are encouraged to line the procession route.

A private funeral mass will commence at 12:00 p.m. at Most Precious Blood Parish. A large screen will be available on City Hall Plaza for members of the public who wish to view the funeral mass.