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Amid Massachusetts State Of Emergency, Boston College To Reopen Tuesday

Boston College announced that all classes will begin and offices will reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, in an email sent late Monday night. This notice came shortly after Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for all of Massachusetts, asking all non-emergency state personnel in the Boston area to not go to work Tuesday.

The city of Boston has faced a record snowfall totaling just over 60 inches in the last 30 days. The city has issued an emergency parking ban that is expected to continue until Tuesday night. No travel ban is in place for Tuesday, but the MBTA shut down service at 7 p.m. on Monday. On Sunday evening, it was declared that Boston city schools would be closed both Monday and Tuesday of this week.

“The only other thing I want to mention is that we’ve been frustrated, disappointed with the performance of the T,’’ Baker said at a press conference on Monday. “The public transportation system has to work. Let’s face it, this can’t happen again.”

On Monday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, WCAS ’09, announced that City Hall will be closed for a second straight day on Tuesday, and asked private employers to let workers stay home on Tuesday so the city can focus on snow removal.

By 7 a.m. Monday, Boston had received 61.6 inches of snow, which broke the previous 30-day record for snow set in 1978 of 58.8 inches.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Harvard University, Emerson College, and Northeastern University have announced they will be closed Feb. 10.

Featured Image by Arthur Bailin / Heights Editor

News Editor Carolyn Freeman and Metro Editor Bennet Johnson wrote this report.

February 9, 2015

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Amid Massachusetts State Of Emergency, Boston College To Reopen Tuesday”

  1. The MBTA is chronically underfunded. Gov. Baker, while righteously calling the MBTA’s closure “unacceptable” (as if the problem is just a couple bad apples in its top management), is ignoring the systemic problem of its aging infrastructure. He has also recently proposed cutting their funding by another $40 million. I’m no fiscal policy expert, but I’m pretty certain that will not help the problem. With climate change all but ensuring similar winters in the years ahead, we need a working public transit system more than ever. Consider signing this petition: