Government shutdown having major local impact

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October 1, 2013, 4:46 pm
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(NECN: Greg Wayland, Boston) - The shutdown is having a major local impact. Sites like the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston are closed to visitors.
Capitol Hill is where the real fight is right now.

All around Boston, heritage sites are locked and shuttered. Gates are closed, but nonetheless, there are lots of tourists still making the grand tour.

The National Park that is the Concord Battleground is closed.

Concord-Carlisle High School teacher Johanna Glazer was counting on taking her students to the visitor’s center, but even the parking lot and bathroom were closed.

As for the politics of the shutdown, some people are understanding.

Others, not so much…

Many were disappointed they couldn’t go on the U.S.S. Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

You couldn’t go to the African American heritage museum on Beacon Hill or the JFK birthplace in Brookline, either.

A British tourist said it’s about time everyone in Washington starts working together.

Watch the attached video for more.

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