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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Celebrate July 4th at Larz Anderson Park

Brookline Police will be out in full force tomorrow night, as Boston celebrates the fourth. In prior years, many residents have gone to the top of Summit Avenue in hopes of viewing the fireworks. This location may not actually be the best viewing spot. People will be allowed up there to enjoy their evening, but keep in mind that there are many trees and the view is blocked. Summit Ave. will have an alternate traffic pattern starting at 7:00PM. There will be no parking in the area. Residents are encouraged to walk up Summit Ave. A better viewing of the area to see the fireworks (weather permitted) is the Larz Anderson Park. This area will also be well staffed with Brookline Police and Civilian Park Interns. The top part of the park will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic at 7:00PM. People will be allowed to walk to the hill side for viewing of the fireworks. Reminder- No alcohol or fireworks are allowed. 

Massachusetts Fireworks Law prohibits private citizens to use, possess, or sell fireworks in Massachusetts, or to purchase them legally elsewhere and then transport then into the state. In the case of selling fireworks, statute states that officers may arrest without a warrant and shall seize any fireworks. In the case of possession, use, and cause to explode of fireworks, statute provides for a fine upon conviction and automatic confiscation of fireworks.

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