Self-service gas stations
Residents can’t pump their own gas in some Eastern Massachusetts towns, including Arlington, Weymouth, Milford, and Upton.
For many communities, the ban was enacted to avoid gasoline spills and fires. Some communities, such as Holbrook, have overturned this ban because of advances in fire suppresion.
A frustrated Arlington man plans to bring his case for a repeal of this ban in his city in front of the Arlington Board of Selectmen in mid-March.