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Higher meter rates OK’d for Sox games

January 19, 2011

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Brookline will raise parking meter rates just in time to charge Red Sox fans $22 to park along a stretch of Beacon Street near the St. Mary’s MBTA stop during the home-opening series against the New York Yankees in April. Yesterday, selectmen unanimously approved the special rates during Sox games, as well as other meter rate increases around town that are expected to raise an additional $1 million a year in revenue. The hikes mean that motorists parking along the Beacon Street median from St. Mary’s to Hawes streets will pay $1 per hour for the first two hours in a metered spot, and $10 per hour for an additional two hours, bringing the four-hour total to $22 on game nights. Motorists will have to pay to park at the spots until 10 p.m.