It's Columbus Day—What's Closed?
Needham Public Schools, town offices among sites not open today.
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...
Though there is some controversy over this holiday, Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since it was established in 1937, and that means there are several places that will be closed today. Here's a quick look at some of them:
Banks are closed today.
Most are open today.
All Norfolk County offices are closed today.
Most are open, but some may have limited hours. Call ahead or check your gym's Web site to make sure.
The Needham Free Public Library will be closed today. It will reopen for its usual hours at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
MBTA TRAINS AND BUSES
The Needham commuter trains will be running on their regular weekday schedule today. MBTA buses will run on their Saturday schedules. For schedule information, visit mbta.com.
The U.S. post offices in Needham and Needham Heights are closed today.
Most of Needham's restaurants are open for business today.
Most of Needham's businesses are open today—and some might even have a Columbus Day sale going on. (Know of one? Share it in the comments below.)
All Needham public schools are closed today. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Both the Council on Aging office and the Stephen Palmer Senior Center are closed. Activities will resume on Tuesday.
All state offices are closed today.
Need to drop off a bill, register to vote or apply for a building permit? Not today. All Needham town offices are closed. Note: Most offices will remain closed until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, as town employees settle into their new location at the newly renovated Town Hall.