What's Open, Closed on MLK Day in Malden

Federal and state offices are closed but many businesses are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


On Monday, Jan. 21, Massachusetts observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday (actually on Jan. 15).

While King's Birthday is one of 10 holidays recognized by the federal government, the feds don't require employers to pay workers for this holiday from work. Businesses traditionally provide their employees with a paid holiday as part of a benefits package because most other employers do the same.

And according to the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office, business and commercial activities may operate as usual.

Here's a look at what's open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Malden:


• City Hall
• Malden Public Library
• Malden schools
• Post offices and regular deliveries. 
• Bank offices; although some branches will be open in certain area supermarkets.

• Trash collection will be delayed one day.



• Many businesses

• Stores

• Supermarkets

• Convenience stores 

• Establishments that sell beer and wine are also allowed to be open.


• Buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. Some bus routes will not run (full list here).

• Commuter rail trains will operate on its regular weekday schedule. 

• Subway lines will operate on a Saturday schedule.

broadway Jay January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Does anyone know who won the AFC Championship game last night.. I was watching the Home Shopping Network. I bought this totally awesome battery-powered ear wax vacuum !!
broadway Jay January 21, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Are the Patriots going to the Superbowl? I didn't see the game. I was at Sung Kong Lounge with Chris Caesar watching Downtown Abbey !! #facebookcheckin


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