Boston officials update First Night security plans

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- City officials told First Night revelers to expect an increased presence of public safety personnel at the annual event.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino encouraged visitors to take public transportation during a public safety press conference Monday. The MBTA will offer free transportation after 8 p.m.

City officials cautioned attendees that public drinking will not be permitted.

Dozens of parking restrictions will also be implemented during the New Year's Eve festivities.

Boston's 38th annual First Night activities are open to anyone who purchases a $10 First Night button at participating Boston-area CVS stores, Bank of America, the City Hall ToGo Truck, BosTixBooths and online at www.firstnightboston.org. Children under four are free. Dozens of events are planned throughout the city beginning at 10 a.m., ending with the midnight Harbor Fireworks.