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What's Open on Columbus Day in Needham?

A quick guide to holiday closures around town.

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: Most banks in Needham are closed today.
  • Bus Service (MBTA): The Needham bus line (Bus 59) will run on its regular weekday schedule today.
  • Commuter Rail (MBTA): The Commuter Rail's Needham Line will run on its regular weekday schedule today.
  • County Offices: All Norfolk County offices are closed today.
  • Grocery Stores: Roche Bros. will be open its regular hours today.
  • Library: The Needham Free Public Library will be closed today. It will reopen on Tuesday.
  • Post Office: The U.S. post offices on Great Plain Avenue and Highland Avenue are both closed today.
  • Schools: Needham Public Schools will be closed today.
  • Senior Center: Both the Council on Aging office and the Stephen Palmer Senior Center are closed. Activities will resume on Tuesday.
  • State Offices: All Massachusetts state offices are closed today.
  • Town of Needham Offices: Need to drop off a bill, register to vote or apply for a building permit? Not today. All town offices at Town Hall, the Public Services Administration Building and other locations are closed.

See something else that's not open today? Know a tricky traffic area to avoid? Share it in the comments or via Twitter to @NeedhamPatch.

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