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Boston Fourth of July fireworks moved to Thursday, July 3
Boston Globe ^

Posted on 07/02/2014 7:01:39 PM PDT by shineon

BOSTON (WHDH) - As the Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular approaches officials in charge of planning have decided to move the festivities to Thursday night, July 3.

"We think tomorrow, the 3rd, gives us the best opportunity to get the live show and fireworks off,” Mass. State Police Col. Tim Alben said.

The decision to move the Boston Pops concert and fireworks over the Esplanade was based on the expected track of Tropical Storm Arthur.

"It's not optimal, we wish it were, but we've got to deal with this,” Alben said.

Storrow Drive will be closed at noon on Thursday and the Mass. Ave Bridge will close at 6 p.m.

The secure area on the Esplanade will not be opened until 5 p.m. Thursday but the rest of the park will remain open.

If rain causes problems the fireworks could be postponed to Saturday but the concert would be cancelled.


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I don't know why this bothers me. It shouldn't. They aren't moving the fourth of july just the concert. But I keep thinking of General George Washington dragging canons from Fort Ticonderoga through the woods to Boston in the Winter. The frostbite. Just so we could move the fourth of july. I'm probably too sensitive or plain old hungry or something.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 7:01:39 PM PDT by shineon
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To: shineon

Something’s afoot — I smell a war being waged against the 4th of July.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 7:03:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: shineon

Anything at all for the libs to take away from America’s fight for freedom and the celebration thereof.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 7:04:07 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: shineon

I tend to agree with you. It’s unfortunate that it turned out this way, but I don’t see malice.

There will be a lot of folks outside, and it would be best to play it safe rather than be sorry later that something went wrong.


4 posted on 07/02/2014 7:05:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SkyDancer

The fact that they are celebrating at all, kind of shoots down the idea they were trying to avoid it.

There are times when it’s reasoned to switch things around.

I say this believing weather is a problem. If it isn’t, then I would have to lean back in your direction.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 7:07:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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3rd, 4th, 5th, whatever. As long as there’s a good sale at Target or the Toyota store. Right?


6 posted on 07/02/2014 7:07:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: shineon

I feel the same way.

(It was General Knox).


7 posted on 07/02/2014 7:08:03 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Gene Eric

Celebrating the 4th of July is offensive to people who celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

This is their country now.

Get with the program.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: shineon

I agree


9 posted on 07/02/2014 7:09:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Gene Eric

Frostbite in the hands and feet probably yeah.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 7:10:14 PM PDT by shineon
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To: P-Marlowe

Cinco de Mayo. is a made up holiday nmeans nothinfg to mexicans its a american holiday to sell beer and tacos


11 posted on 07/02/2014 7:11:18 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: al baby

It means a lot to liberals who hate America and worship the idea of a Brown Majority that speaks something other than that damned Anglo Saxon tongue.


12 posted on 07/02/2014 7:13:50 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: al baby

I thought it was Cinco de mayo. Like, add a 5th of mayonnaise to that sandwich brother.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 7:13:55 PM PDT by shineon
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To: shineon

The storm will be at North Carolina on Friday.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 7:15:47 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Still would have been smarter tomove it to the next day instead of earlier.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 7:17:09 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: shineon

On July 3rd 1776, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

“The SECOND day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”


16 posted on 07/02/2014 7:18:26 PM PDT by mikrofon (Happy Independence Days)
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To: smalltownslick

If heavy rains come, it would be hard to get things cleaned up and prepared in time. Think muddy venues and the like.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 7:20:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Gene Eric

I’ve never, ever heard of a 4th of July show being moved up early due to weather in my 20+ years. Maybe someone can correct me?


18 posted on 07/02/2014 7:20:52 PM PDT by changeNOTneeded
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To: shineon

Columbus Ohio has been doing this for years. And they do have a great fireworks show.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 7:21:00 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: shineon

They probably could not postpone it, if the production people for fireworks and sound and lights had commitments after the fourth.

Preponing it may have been the best solution to having the event at all.

And it still may get rained out.

this should not bother you. What would bother me is if they cancelled entirely- this shows that at least the libs care about contracts and possibly the Fourth.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 7:22:33 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Gene Eric

The big name democrats have been tweeting about civil rights all day as if it was what Independence day is all about.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 7:23:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: shineon

This is all a prelude to the usual climate change assertions. Most of those asserting this nonsense either live or were educated in Boston.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 7:26:47 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Hope that’s true.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:02 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: shineon

When I saw Boston Pops and the date I remembered the old Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones film.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DoughtyOne

Okay, well, guessed since it was Boston.


25 posted on 07/02/2014 7:27:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: shineon

Has anybody noticed that Labor Day, Memorial Day and other holidays always happen to fall on a Monday? How convenient, we are always getting a three-day weekend.


26 posted on 07/02/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: DoughtyOne

Some towns have been doing the fireworks on
July 3 for years.

It’s the eve of the holiday.

Holiday eves are special.

.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 7:49:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: smalltownslick

Well, if not then we have to side with folks that think things are askew. In this day and age that wouldn’t be all that surprising. I still like to extend the benefit of the doubt until it makes no sense to. And with track records being what they are, is there any such time?


28 posted on 07/02/2014 7:58:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SkyDancer

I hear ya...

Look, you may be proven right yet.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 7:58:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Mears

I agree with that. Santa Monica (Moscow on the Pacific) chose to change their fireworks display to before dawn instead of after dusk.

It solved a lot of issues with elevated crime after the display at night. Not a bad idea for a whack-job of a city.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 8:02:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DBrow

What you say is true.Also, the stage is enclosed in a half
shell,which makes it open to the elements.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Get with the pogrom.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 8:39:58 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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