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By adamg - 9/7/21 - 12:03 pm
Buddy Spagnuolo

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.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 9:51 am
Fireworks from the beach in South Boston

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

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 10:35 pm
Mylo

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.

Update: Don't actively search for him or yell his name.

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

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

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By adamg - 4/11/21 - 2:29 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/20/20 - 10:39 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 9:40 am
Sally

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.

By adamg - 7/6/20 - 12:35 pm

Cambridge Police report arresting a Boston man they say reacted to having fireworks shot at him by chasing after his assailants' car and, after it swerved and crashed, flinging both a brick and a knife at them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/20 - 10:27 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/5/20 - 3:26 pm
Seized fireworks

Seized fireworks

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun charges - and seizing "a large quantity of illegal fireworks" from his trunk - early this morning. 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 - 7/2/20 - 12:05 pm
Fireworks seized in Mattapan

Seized fireworks, drugs and money. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man they say was driving around Mattapan last night with a lot of fireworks, as well as cocaine, marijuana and a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 3:24 pm

Massachusetts Attorney General's office today warned Phantom Fireworks to stop sending Bay Staters ads for fireworks or risk an explosive lawsuit. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 4:29 pm

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.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 9:55 am
Fireworks remains in Dorchester

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.

By adamg - 6/20/20 - 10:24 am
Fireworks seized in Grove Hall

A selection of seized fireworks.

Boston Police report seizing "a large quantity of fireworks" on Dacia Street in Grove Hall last night. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police report seizing "a large amount of illegal fireworks" in Roxbury last night by officers assigned to patrol the area specifically to look for fireworks following "numerous community complaints." Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 2:42 pm
Bad mailings

Angry citizens are filing 311 complaints (like this one) about the fireworks mailings they're now getting from a New Hampshire fireworks dealer in this, the Year of the Fireworks, even though the offerings are, you know, technically illegal here.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 11:18 am

At a City Hall press conference this morning, Mayor Walsh said fireworks complaints in May were up 2,300% over last May. He then emphasized that was not a typo - the city got 650 fireworks complaints last month, compared to just 27 a year ago. Read more

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