Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom).
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.
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 email@example.com, if you have any questions regarding this grant application.