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Chief James X Fitzpatrick

Lawrence Police Department

90 Lowell St
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Summary of Massachusetts Fireworks Law
– MGL Chapter 148, S. 39

What does the law prohibit?
It is illegal for private citizens to use, possess, or sell fireworks in Massachusetts,
or to purchase them legally elsewhere and then transport them into the state. The
law prohibits any article designed to produce a visible or audible effect.
Sale of fireworks:
Penalty: Fine or imprisonment or both, and confiscation.
Fine: $100 to $1000
Imprisonment: Maximum of 1 year.
Seizure of fireworks: Mandatory.


JAG14 Grant:
The Lawrence Police Department has been notified by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the City of Lawrence’s eligibility to apply for the FY2014 Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $65,697.  The Lawrence Police Department proposes to utilize grant funds to partially fund the upgrade of the Department’s portable two-way radios and infrastructure.  Copies of the application are available at the police station through the end of July.  Please contact Amanda Wall at awall@lawpd.com, if you have any questions regarding this grant application.   




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Double Shooting - March 2, 2014
Outside 190 Lawrence Street

Please call 978-794-5900 ext.625

to provide assistance in this investigation

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