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Milton Residents Complain of Fireworks Noise from Mattapan

Milton residents say the noise pollution is increasing from illegal fireworks nearby.

Illegal fireworks. Credit: Patch file photo
Illegal fireworks. Credit: Patch file photo

Milton residents have become increasingly annoyed, and frightened, by what seems to be an increase in illegal fireworks shot in Mattapan, reported the Boston Globe. 

Boston Police didn't know if use of illegal fireworks activity had increased dramatically this summer, but Milton Police said they are used more often, and are bigger. Milton's Chief Richard Wells discussed the issue with the Board of Selectmen, said the Globe, and reported that this year, complaints began earlier (late May) about hearing the fireworks. 

Last month, Milton resident Bonnie Abbot, who lives in the Tucker neighborhood, sent a letter to the editor to My Town Matters, complaining of the problem. 

"These nightly displays of fireworks are getting very tiresome," she wrote in My Town Matters. This isn’t some town having a celebration. These fireworks are being set off by individuals who buy fireworks out of state and set them off illegally."

Do you think fireworks have become a bigger problem? Is it a concern for you? What should be done about it? Share your feedback in the comments section. 




shinty July 01, 2014 at 12:05 AM
Let's just shoot some back at them!!!!
ellen July 01, 2014 at 10:01 AM
We noticed the fireworks around June 14. They are every night now and too loud. Sometimes as late as 11 pm.
ellen July 05, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Saturday morning from 1:00 am - 2:30 AM.

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