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Happy Repeal Day!

Raise your glass!

Thanks to the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified 79 years ago on December 5, you can fill that empty glass pictured here with a variety of adult beverages.

Personally, we think it should be a federal holiday.

But if you’ve got one of those employers that doesn’t even give you Veterans Day or MLK Day off, chances are they’re not going to want to give you time off to celebrate the end of Prohibition as it truly should be – as festively as St. Patrick’s Day.

So as you’re sipping on that glass of wine tonight, having a cold beer or a spiked hot chocolate, pause and be thankful you don’t actually live in the Boardwalk Empire era and have to get your poison from Steve Buscemi. Instead there’s a multitude of packies (like Jackie’s) and pubs that you can visit without fear of your life or legal repercussions – well, for the most part anyway!

Our suggestion: Head over to the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill tonight to celebrate!

And, of course, share your favorite Boston beverage hotspots with us on We Love Beantown’s Flickr. Cheers! Slainte! Prost!

Quickly Around Town, Transportation and the T

Toys For Tickets Begins Tomorrow

Now is the time to get a parking ticket in the city of Boston!

Beginning tomorrow, November 29th though Saturday, December 1st, anyone issued a “non-public safety parking ticket” in Boston can simply donate a toy of equal or greater value to the City of Boston. The ‘Toys for Tickets’ exchange program is valid from November 29th through December 8th. For drop off locations and more information, go to the City of Boston’s website.

Remember, the toy must be of equal or greater value than the parking ticket, you must provide a receipt and this isn’t necessarily an excuse to park as you please in Boston for the next few days.