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Boston trick-or-treating: City issues safety guide for Halloween night

Several street closures

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The city will close certain stretches of various neighborhoods at various times on Halloween night. The city is also recommending certain times and locations by neighborhood for trick-or-treating.

First, a rundown of the street closures and then of the trick-or-treating times.


Back Bay

  • Marlborough Street in Back Bay will be closed to traffic from Berkeley Street to Fairfield Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Beacon Hill

“Halloween on the Hill” will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Pinckney Street, Joy Street to Charles Street
  • Mt. Vernon Street, Joy Street to Charles Street
  • Chestnut Street, Walnut Street to Charles Street
  • West Cedar Street, Revere Street to Chestnut Street
  • Anderson Street, Myrtle Street to Pinckney Street
  • Branch Street, Charles Street to Spruce Street

Charlestown

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Monument Avenue, Warren Street to Monument Square
  • All of Monument Square
  • Winthrop Street Monument Street to Common Street
  • Common Street, Winthrop Street to Adams Street
  • Adams Street, Common Street to Winthrop Street
  • Park Street, Common Street to Winthrop Street

"Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Tuesday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m." parking restrictions will be in place on the following streets in Charlestown:

  • Monument Square, both sides, around the entire Square
  • Winthrop Street, both sides, from Monument Square to Common Street
  • Common Street, both sides, from Winthrop Street to Adams Street
  • Adams Street, both sides, from Common Street to Winthrop Street

Jamaica Plain

  • Dunster Road will be closed to traffic from Centre Street to Dane Street from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Roslindale

The following streets will be closed to traffic .

  • Tyndale Street, Roslindale, will be closed to traffic from Guernsey Street to Ainsworth Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Mendum Street, Roslindale, will be closed to traffic from Fairview Street to Walter Street from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • South Street, Roslindale, will be closed to traffic from Lesher Street to Washington Street near Healy Field from 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Musgrove Avenue, Roslindale, will be closed to traffic from South Street to Washington Street from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

South Boston

  • Beckler Avenue will be closed to traffic from K Street to the end, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m..

South End

Rutland Street, South End, will be closed to traffic from Tremont Street to Shawmut Street, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Here’s where and when the city recommends trick-or-treating.

Back Bay

  • Marlborough Street from Berkeley Street to Fairfield Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Charlestown

  • Monument Square from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dorchester

  • Butler Street from Richmond Avenue to Branchfield Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ocean Street from Welles Avenue to Ashmont Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

East Boston

  • St. Andrew Road from Bayswater Street to Annavoy Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fenway

  • Morville House (100 Norway Street) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hyde Park

  • Colchester Street from Neponset Valley Parkway to Millstone Road from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Jamaica Plain

  • Centre Street from Green Street to Eliot Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Connolly Library (433 Centre Street) will be hosting a Halloween Parade to Hyde Square starting at 3:30 p.m.

Mission Hill

  • Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont Street) in Mission Hill from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Roxbury

  • Hawthorne Street at Cedar Street in Roxbury from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

South Boston

  • West Broadway at Dorchester Street to East Broadway at L Street in South Boston from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Local businesses with an orange sign will be welcoming trick-or-treaters.

South End

  • Pembroke Street from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue in the South End from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

West Roxbury

  • Corey Street & LaGrange Street in West Roxbury from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.