Tom Menino fired a Bloombergian final shot, as he leaves office. He got the City Council to ban smoking in Boston’s Public Parks. The ban takes place immediately.
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a ban on smoking in city-run parks.
The ban approved Monday takes effect immediately and applies to tobacco, marijuana and other “lighted or vaporized” substances. Violators face a fine of up to $250.
The ban covers the 251 parks, squares, cemeteries and other spaces run by the Parks and Recreation Department, including Boston Common, the Public Garden and Franklin Park.
Menino’s putting a chill on hempfest man.