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5 Things You Need to Know Today: September 5

Today is Labor Day. Know what is open and closed.

"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the five things in the comments section.

  1. Sorry, but because of Labor Day, trash and recycling days are being pushed back one day.
  2. You may dispose of small tree/yard waste with your normal trash. Tie branches in secured bundles and cut to no longer than 3-feet in length and no wider than 1-inch in diameter. To remove larger debris on private property, you should hire a disposal company, advises the City's website.
  3. Government buildings are closed today, as are libraries and BCYF community centers. Sunday parking rules are in effect. Call individual stores before going to see if they are open.
  4. On Wednesday at the there will be a Kindergarten Days Celebration. Children who will be entering Kindergarten (K0, K1, & K2) for the first time in the Boston Public Schools are invited. Wear your yellow Countdown to Kindergarten T-shirt and join the fun. 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free.
  5. Tomorrow at the is From Seed to Tree. A free event, but registration is required. Get a behind-the scenes look at how all the new plants in the Arboretum begin in the greenhouse growing process (seed, sprout, seedling, tree). 1-2 p.m.

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