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By adamg - 7/21/23 - 8:58 am

The Haley School in Roslindale has alerted parents and staffers that one of its students was seriously injured in a fireworks explosion on July 5th, and points them to a GoFundMe page set up by his mom, which says that in addition to losing most of his fingers on one hand, he suffered serious facial injuries and faces a series of operations.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 6:21 pm
Phone message urging people to leave the Esplanade

People with phones set up for emergency messages were warned this afternoon to leave the Esplanade as a line of thunderstorms approached south of Boston. State Police stopped letting people onto the Esplanade to reduce the number of people they might have to move out in a hurry had the heavy rain and lightning reached the Charles, which it didn't. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/23 - 11:17 am
USS Constitution escorted out of dock

Adam Castiglioni watched the USS Constitution leave the dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard for its annual turn-around cruise out to Castle Island.

By adamg - 7/2/23 - 1:08 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor, with Custom House on the right

Matt Conti got a bird's-eye view of last night's Boston Harborfest fireworks over the harbor.

After watching the fireworks towed into place, Matt Frank watched the fireworks from the other side of the Tobin Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 11:38 am

Cambridge Police report that around 8:20 p.m. on July 4th, one of the fireworks two guys were setting off on Cherry Street shot into a house, "causing smoke." Officers who arrived on scene in response to several calls about the bombs bursting in air wrote summonses for the two on charges of illegal fireworks possession and disturbing the peace.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 11:21 am

Gregory Gill, 23, is scheduled for arraignment on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in East Boston Municipal Court today after he allegedly pointed "a realistic-looking replica AK47 at passersby" during preparations for the Winthrop July Fourth parade on Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/22 - 9:43 am
Car smoking after fireworks attack

Live Boston reports a Jeep that just happened to be sitting atop a box of fireworks on Michigan Avenue near Columbia Road caught fire around 2:50 a.m. on July 4th. Neighbors rushed over with garden hoses to douse the car before firefighters arrived.

By adamg - 7/4/22 - 4:45 pm
USS Constitution off Castle Island

Out at Deer Island, Matt Frank watched the USS Constitution fire a 21-gun salute off Castle Island this morning.

By adamg - 7/2/22 - 5:16 pm

Chowderfest returned to Boston this year, after a couple years away because of, well, you know. City Hall Plaza is under reconstruction, so it was held this year along Washington Street in Downtown Crossing: Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/21 - 9:26 am

Based on Matt Frank's video, it sure seems that way (caveat: He did not report seeing a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man): Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:12 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank made sure to get a good spot to watch one of his favorite July Fourth traditions: The USS Constitution's stately tour of Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:21 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 10:04 pm
Fireworks at Healey Field in Roslindale

Erica had a good view of the fireworks at Healy Field in Roslindale tonight.

Brad Searles took in some of the Lower Allston fireworks action: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 9:24 pm
Empty Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

Ron Newman this morning visited the Esplanade, which, in the Before Times, would have already been completely jammed with people awaiting the night's concert and fireworks.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 5:26 pm

2020 Boston Independence Day Fly Over

Neil caught today's flyover. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 1:52 pm

Keith Lockhart made the announcement this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 3:21 pm

Peter Wilson reports the Boston Pops have cancelled their spring season and that they're still considering whether to perform on July 4th at the Hatch Shell and this summer in Tanglewood.

By adamg - 7/4/19 - 11:30 am
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Theradrebe is on a boat in Boston Harbor, watching the USS Constitution taken out for a tour of the water.

Chrissy, meanwhile, is actually on the Constitution as it's led out into deeper waters: Read more.

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