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Mayor urges fans to party responsibly

10/30/2013

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is urging fans to celebrate responsibly if the Boston Red Sox win the World Series either Wednesday night or Thursday night at Fenway Park.

“This is such an exciting week to be in Boston,” Menino said. “As the Red Sox work to close out an amazing season, Bostonians have been tremendous in showcasing our city on the national stage. This week I just ask that we stay the course: Be responsible. Use public transportation. Use common sense.”

The Boston Police Department will have extra officers out and about in case fans cross the line from celebrating to vandalizing or violence.

Coincidentally, President Barack Obama will be in Boston on Wednesday, as well. He’ll give a speech at Faneuil Hall this afternoon.

Between the two events, and the mayor closing down some streets near Fenway, people are urged to take public transportation to Game 6 tonight.

Below are further instructions and street closing information from Boston City Hall:

* After the seventh inning of both Games 6 and 7 (if necessary), there will be no vehicular traffic allowed in the area surrounding Fenway Park. Pedestrians will also not be allowed to enter the area after the seventh inning.

* Approximately 200 restaurants, bars and other businesses in the area of Allston/Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, the South End and Downtown have already received detailed instructions from the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on new directives in place for games that can result in the Red Sox clinching the World Series. Directives include dispersing lines once premises have reached capacity, preventing crowds from gathering to watch televisions from the street, and clearing the outside areas of establishments by the end of the fifth inning.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

* No vehicles will be allowed to park in any area that is posted with temporary signs that read, “No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Wednesday and Thursday 4 PM to 2 AM.” THIS INCLUDES VEHICLES DISPLAYING A CITY OF BOSTON ISSUED RESIDENT PARKING PERMIT. Although this is an inconvenience for residents, it is a necessary part of the Boston Police Department’s public safety plan designed to provide a safe environment for residents and visitors alike.

* There are some resident parking spaces around the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood that are not subject to this week’s temporary parking restrictions. Additional parking enforcement staff will be working to ensure that these non-restricted Resident Parking spaces are available for parking by neighborhood residents only.

* The parking restrictions below apply Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. They will also be enforced Thursday if the Red Sox lose Wednesday night.

BRIGHTON AREA

Beacon Street

Both sides, from Chestnut Hill Avenue to Ayr Road

Brighton Avenue

Both sides, from Chester Street to Allston Street

Cleveland Circle

Cassidy Playground Area – Both sides of Metered Area

Sutherland Road Area – Both sides of Metered Area

Harvard Avenue

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Cambridge Street

KENMORE SQUARE/FENWAY AREA

Bay State Road*Both sides, from Beacon St. to Granby Street.

Beacon Street

Both sides, form Kenmore Square to Park Drive

Boylston Street

Both sides, from Mass. Ave, to Park Drive (Brookline Ave./Boylston St.)

Brookline Avenue

Both sides, from Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Park Drive

Burlington Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

Commonwealth Avenue

Both sides, both roadways, from Massachusetts Avenue to the Boston University Bridge

Deerfield Street

Both sides, from Commonwealth Avenue to Bay State Road

Ipswich Street

Both sides, from Boylston St. (Hemenway) to Boylston Street (Sunoco Gas Station)

Jersey Street

Both sides from Boylston Street to Peterborough Street

Kenmore Square (in its entirety)

Both sides, both roadways, from Kenmore/Raleigh Streets to Deerfield Street/Beacon Streets

Kilmarnock Street

Both sides, from Van Ness Street to Peterborough Street

Lansdowne Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street

Newbury St. Extension

Both sides form Beacon St. to Charles Gate West

Park Drive (DCR Roadway)

Left side, Left roadway (Roberto Clemente Park side) from Agassiz Road to opposite Kilmarnock Street

Raleigh Street

Both sides from Bay State Road to Commonwealth Avenue

Van Ness Street

Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street

Yawkey Way

Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue

Fullerton Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

Overland Street

Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to the Dead End

Peterborough Street (in its entirety)

Both sides, from Park Drive to Park Drive

NORTHEASTERN AREA

Gainsborough Street

Both sides, from Huntington Avenue to Hemenway Street

Hemenway Street

Both sides, from Forsyth Way to Boylston Street

Symphony Road

Both sides, from Saint Stephens Street to Hemenway Street

Saint Stephens Street

Both sides, from Westland Avenue to Forsyth Way

Opera Place

Both sides, from Saint Stephens Street to Huntington Avenue

Westland Avenue

Both sides, From Hemenway Street to Massachusetts Avenue

Forsyth Street

Both sides, From Hemenway Street to Huntington Avenue

Forsyth Way

Both sides, From Huntington Avenue to the Fenway

FANEUIL HALL AREA

Blackstone Street

Both sides, from Hanover Street to North Street

Congress Street

Both sides, from Nw Chardon Street to State Street

North Street

Both sides, from Surface Road to Congress Street

Union Street

Both sides, from North Street to Hanover Street

Clinton Street

Both sides, from North Street to Surface Road

State Street

Both sides, from Surface Road to Washington Street

Hanover Street

Both sides, from Congress Street to Surface Road

NORTH STATION AREA

Causeway Street

Both sides, from Merrimac Street to North Washington Street

Canal Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Friend Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Portland Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Lancaster Street

Both sides, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street

Merrimac Street

Both sides, from New Chardon Street to Causeway Street

Beverly Street

Both sides, from Causeway Street to North Washington Street

Haverhill Street

Both sides, from Rip Valenti Way to Causeway Street

Rip Valenti Way

Both sides, from Merrimac Street to North Washington Street