State, local police beef up security for Super Bowl

BOSTON — The Boston Police Department will heighten security in several areas of the city Super Bowl Sunday, and Patriots fans are being reminded to celebrate responsibly.

Commissioner William Evans said the department has requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions in areas of the city, including the Brighton area, Kenmore Square, Northeastern, Faneuil Hall and North Station areas.

In addition, Evans said, there will be restrictions on when and where people can move about Sunday starting at 6 p.m. Kenmore Square is one area that will be restricted after the third quarter of play.

Boylston and Hemenway streets will also be affected.

Extra police patrols will be around the city, including neighborhoods where there is an increase in activities.

Any student whose behavior warrants police intervention because of misconduct will have their name turned over to their respective dean of students for appropriate discipline.

Patriots fans out celebrating this Sunday are also being remind to be aware of surroundings, especially vehicular traffic.

“Boston and its surrounding communities are fortunate to have exceptional athletic teams and the most loyal and enthusiastic fans,” Evans said. “It is our hope that you enjoy the festivities and celebrate in a safe and responsible manner.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also advised fans to be smart and safe.

“We want to make sure kids act appropriately and remember that other people live in this city,” he said. “College students, you can celebrate if we win. We have to win first, but celebrate appropriately.”