Did Christopher Columbus envision parking meters when he was on his way to the Americas? Probably not. But here's a list of what's open and closed on Columbus Day.
City Offices: Closed.
Boston Public Schools: Closed.
Trash and recycling Collection: Delayed one day.
Street Sweeping: None during the day Monday.
Parking: Meters not in effect. Other parking rules appy.
MBTA: Runs on a Saturday schedule.
Federal offices: Closed.
Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery only.
Stock market: Closed.
Retail stores: Open.
Liquor stores: Open.
Convenience stores: Open.
Taverns, bars: Open.