Mayor urges fans to party responsibly

October, 30, 2013
10/30/13
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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.

[+] EnlargeThomas Menino and Barack Obama
AP Photo/Charles DharapakMayor Menino greeted President Obama at Logan Airport on Wednesday with a Red Sox hat.
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

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