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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.

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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.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 9:48 am
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Adam Balsam watched last night's fireworks over Boston Harbor from Lewis Wharf in the North End.

Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 7/5/18 - 9:03 am
Fireworks on July Fourth in Boston

David Parsons watched the July Fourth fireworks shot off from the Mass. Ave. Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/18 - 1:55 pm
Glendower Street tin-can man

Glendower Road in Roslindale today.

By adamg - 7/4/18 - 10:24 am
Reading the Declaration of Independence in Boston

The first ever reading in Boston. Image from the National Archives.

On the afternoon of July 18, 1776, Col. Thomas Crafts walked out onto the balcony of what was then called Town House and read a declaration that had been signed by representatives of the 13 colonies two weeks earlier in Philadelphia. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/17 - 10:18 am

A disgusted citizen files a complaint about the post-Fourth condition of Walker Playground off Norfolk Street in Mattapan:

Fireworks reminants all over basketball and park. Courts damaged. Litter everywhere.

By adamg - 7/5/17 - 9:05 am
Boston's July Fourth fireworks as seen from Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the Esplanade fireworks last night from between the towers of the Chelsea Street bridge (foreground) and the Zakim.

Others, of course, watched from the other side of the harbor: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/17 - 12:58 pm
Parading patriots in Boston on July Fourth

John Gage watched the parade after the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old State House.

By adamg - 7/4/17 - 10:21 am
Fireworks in Needham

Redsox223 took in the Needham fireworks last night.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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