BOSTON (CBS) — There was no official Fourth of July fireworks performance in Boston Saturday night, but the night sky lit up anyway as illegal fireworks exploded nonstop around the area.

Video shared on social media and a feed from WBZ-TV’s Hancock tower camera showed the constant stream of fireworks shooting into the air after dark.

“The sheer number of backyard fireworks shows in Boston right now is unreal,” Twitter user Jonathan Berk said. “It feels like every block is having its own show.”

In Braintree, the police department tweeted “It’s been zero minutes since our last fireworks call. . . let’s call it a night,” just after 10 p.m.

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Complaints about illegal fireworks have skyrocketed in Massachusetts. Police say they’ve been causing injuries and starting fires. Attorney General Maura Healey had to send a cease-and-desist letter to retailer Phantom Fireworks, telling them to stop advertising their New Hampshire stores to Massachusetts residents.

Raw Video: Illegal Fireworks Going Off Around Boston

On the day before the Fourth, Boston police seized a large number of illegal fireworks in South Boston.

Comments (8)
  1. Scott McLeod says:

    You can’t hold people down no matter hard you keep your boot on their throats. This should be a wake up call to all the politicians who think they can control us.

  2. Eric says:

    Do you guys get paid a bonus every time you use the word “illegal”?

    Just because something’s illegal doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Last time I checked, it was still illegal to kiss someone in public on Sunday in MA. Maybe they should start cracking down on that too.

  3. bill says:

    i guess even bostonians have a limit to how much tyranny they will endure. makes me pround.

  4. NoMoreNFL says:

    Happy Birthday America and fk these dumb Democrats. The 2 clowns Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker need to go.

  5. Marty says:

    Hate to break this to you, but Charlie Baker is a Republican. And those two “clowns” as you call them are responsible for Massachusetts being one of the few states in the Union to have gotten a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Maybe you should move to Texas or Florida if you want the “freedom” to act like an ass and die.

  6. Francis Castiglione says:

    What a Beautiful Sight. This is the silent majority showing how they will not be censored nor canceled by the fascist left democratic party ☭.

    God bless America and 4 more plus great years for Trump 2020 and beyond…..

  7. Claire says:

    Beautiful sight America ,freedom

  8. Robert Fowler says:

    we in NH have a republican governor (he is more purple than red lol) foreworks are legal in NH, most of those fireworks probably came from here ( Seabrook NH), people here are experienced fireworkers lol.

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