The last MBTA commuter train will leave Boston much earlier than usual on Friday because of the approaching blizzard.
The MBTA plans to completely halt service on Friday afternoon as the incoming blizzard is expected to really be firing up. In general, the T said service will end at about 3:30 p.m. on all subways, commuter rail trains and buses. The final train to Hamilton-Wenham station will leave North Station in Boston at 3:20 p.m. It is train No. 175 and is scheduled to arrive at Hamilton-Wenham at 4:04 p.m. The final inbound service to Boston will end across the commuter rail network at 3:30 p.m. The T has not announced when service will resume.
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Today is Monday, Dec. 26. Here are five things you need to know 1. Great day: Monday is shaping up to be a great early winter day weatherwise. The forecast calls for sun with temperatures getting into the mid-40s. 2. Holiday: Monday is Christmas Observed, meaning it is an official holiday. Many companies are closed but most retail businesses are open, although the hours may vary. Your best bet is to call ahead. The Hamilton Town Hall, Wenham Town Hall and Hamilton-Wenham Library are all closed, there is no mail delivery or trash collection and the MBTA commuter rail will operate on a Saturday schedule. 3. Kwanzaa: Kwanzaa, a weeklong holiday that celebrates African culture and traditions, begins on Monday. It began in 1966 and runs Dec. 26…