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Former Gov. Paul Cellucci, who passed away Saturday after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, will be honored at the State House with a memorial service Thursday.
A funeral Mass for Cellucci will be held Friday in his hometown of Hudson as well, according to a statement from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Shortly after noon on Thursday, Cellucci’s motorcade will be arriving at the State House with a formal procession up the State House front steps.
An invitation-only memorial service for Cellucci will begin at 12:30 p.m. According to the Boston Globe, the service will be live-streamed.
Thereafter, a public viewing for Cellucci will be held in the Hall of Flags Rotunda at the State House from 2:30 to 7 p.m., according to UMass Medical School.
On Friday, the public is invited to attend Cellucci’s funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Parish, 21 Manning St. in Hudson at 11 a.m.
Discussions to create a permanent Boston Marathon memorial have not yet taken place in City Hall.
While the memorial in Copley Square is still growing, the city’s archivist has been regularly making sure paper materials and other delicate items are protected.
In order to preserve the well-wishes and notes left for Boston, the city created a Tumblr page to document the memorial in Copley Square to effectively memoralize the memorial.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has made it clear that whatever memorial is made will respect the wishes of the victims and survivors of the bombings. When discussions about creating a permanent memorial begin survivors and victim families are going to be asked for feedback and thoughts, a city official told Patch.
So what would you like to see for a permanent Boston Marathon bombings memorial in Copley Square? Would you want to see statues?Would you like to see a monument erected? A glass-enclosed memorial of the items left at the temporary memorial? Tell us in the comments.
Closed: All municipal offices, including Boston City Hall, schools, libraries and community centers.
Trash & Recycling: Trash collection remains unchanged.
MBTA: Operating on a Sunday schedule: www.mbta.com.
Parking: Parking meters not in effect. All other rules apply. The Tow Lot is closed Sunday and Monday.
Street Sweeping: There will be no daytime sweeping on Monday (except overnight on posted arterials). Resumes 12:01 a.m. Tuesday as listed on posted materials.
Many businesses close or operate shortened hours on Memorial Day, so call ahead before walking out the door.
if you know of what any business is doing on this holiday, please add it in the comments below.
When you’re done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what’s standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend.
Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it’s red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has released a list of its accommodations for drivers on one of the heaviest traffic weekends of the year.
Here’s what driver’s can expect this Memorial Day Weekend, provided by MassDOT:
Construction work on major roadways will be suspended between Friday, May 24 at noon and the start of business Tuesday, May 28.
- Free coffee will be served at 18 MassDOT service plazas between 10 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 and 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
- MBTA buses will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
- MassDOT recommends avoiding driving during peak traffic times, which are between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Monday.
A specific note on where traffic is heaviest, from MassDOT:
“Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and at Exit 11A, I-495, which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine. In 2012, the Friday before Memorial Day was the 13th busiest day on the Turnpike in terms of toll transactions with approximately 350,000 logged between I-95 and the New York Border.”
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party.
1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead — say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try these marinade recipe ideas.
2. Set your grill to medium heat. It’s so easy to overcook meat, especially when you’re entertaining. “Grilling over medium heat is key because the beef will be browned perfectly and cooked evenly,” says Dave Zino, Executive Chef and culinary spokesperson for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. The same goes for chicken.