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.
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Matt Conti had the best seat for the foggy First Night fireworks over Boston Harbor at midnight. Read more.
Family and friends of Robert "Buddy" Spagnuolo gathered at St Leonard's Church on Hanover Street this morning for a funeral mass to celebrate the life of the 90-year-old North End resident, who died on Aug. 30. And then, before they left for his burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, they further celebrated his life with an unusual daytime fireworks display above the North End: Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: People who went up to New Hampshire didn't all blow their wads on July 4
A wide-awake citizen in South Boston filed a 311 complaint at 1:22 this morning:
loud fireworks are set off by beach past 1 am. as loud as cannons. causing dogs to bark
Aly Raisman (yes, that Aly Raisman) reports:
To my followers in the seaport/Boston area…my dog Mylo was terrified of fireworks and ran off. He has a tag on and a leash. Please let me know if you see him. Thank you.
Adam Castiglioni watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight: Read more.
Citizen complaint of the day: 311 says contact them with fireworks complaints, then tells people not to contact them with fireworks complaints
A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about 311 fireworks complaints: Read more.
Over the last few days, concerned citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks at Castle Island in South Boston, Charlestown High (where they burned the turf) and the Bremen Street Park and the McKay School area in East Boston. Read more.
Several annoyed citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks returning, from Forest Hills to Mission Hill, including this one from Parker Hill Avenue:
Enormous m80 sounding fireworks.
Cambridge Street in Sullivan Square in daylight perhaps not the best place and time to set off fireworks, man learns
A Somerville man police say was shooting off fireworks on the Cambridge Street bridge around 4 p.m. yesterday now faces drug and weapons charges after Transit Police officers nabbed him at the neighboring T station, two Roman candles "protruding from his person." Read more.
They shoot fireworks at him, he hurls a brick and knife at them; all now face charges, police in Cambridge say
Despite today being July Fifth, Boston's 311 system is still full of fireworks complaints, a number with less than nice things to say about Marty Walsh, as well as at least one referencing people taking matters into their own hands:
Large group of men on Hancock Street headed to Columbia rd looking for the ones responsible for fireworks. Hope they get them.
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.
Police: Guy runs Mattapan stop sign, gets stopped, gets arrested for all the fireworks and drugs and a gun in his SUV
Massachusetts tells New Hampshire fireworks concern to knock it off with its marketing south of Seabrook
Massachusetts Attorney General's office today warned Phantom Fireworks to stop sending Bay Staters ads for fireworks or risk an explosive lawsuit. Read more.
Mayor Walsh today announced a task force to consider what to do about the exploding problem of fireworks in Boston in the few days remaining until July 4.
Among the members of the task force: The four at-large members of the City Council, including Julia Mejia, who has beendemanding action against illegal fireworks for weeks now. Read more.
A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint to have the city clean up the remains of a fireworks show last night at Mother's Rest Park at Four Corners in Dorchester.
Man rents U-Haul van to drive fireworks to Grove Hall, only to have them confiscated by police, at least the ones he didn't shoot off first
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