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Your New Year's Weekend in South Boston

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 30, 2011 10:38 AM

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2012 is just around the corner. Here are a few helpful tips to make sure your New Year’s weekend is fun and safe.

Transportation:

On New Year’s Eve the MBTA will offer free service after 8 p.m. The T will also be offering extended hours Saturday night and Sunday morning. All trains will operate on a normal Saturday schedule but the MBTA will be extending service until 2 a.m. Sunday to make sure everyone can get a safe ride home. The Silver Line and buses will also run on a Saturday schedule.

What to do:
Although a night of big and loud parties might not be your cup of tea, Boston.com has a complete guide to where the hottest New Year’s Eve bashes will be, along with some great tips for dining and kids’ activities. To get the scoop visit Boston.com’s New Year’s Eve Guide.

If you are looking for a little family friendly entertainment NECN will bring the fireworks to your house with their Boston Family Fireworks celebration. Coverage of the 12-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 6 p.m. on NECN. Also don’t forget Boston’s annual First Night celebration which features everything from food to family activities from 1 p.m. – 12 a.m. Dec. 31.

Some may find it a little hard waking up on Jan. 1, but South Boston has the solution. The L Street Brownies will hold their annual polar plunge in Dorchester Bay. The chilly event begins at 8 a.m. at the Curley Community Center.

The event is free and open to all and donations for the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund will be accepted. For more information, contact Fred Ahern, director of the Curley Community Center, or Jack Dever, president of the L Street Brownies at 617-635-5104.

The Year in Review:

It wouldn't be the end of another year without a few of those lists looking back at the year that was. Boston.com has a few of them and they are a great way to look back at what went on in 2011. To find out what the top stories in 2011 were click here.

Email Patrick D. Rosso, patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com. Follow him @PDRosso, or friend him on Facebook.

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