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Michael Burke, Getty images

Lost Your Dog Because of the Fireworks? Here’s What You Should Do

They will be scared and they won’t be able to tell you, so please be aware that dogs maybe as faithful as you are to your country, but they are petrified of fireworks. So on this Independence Day, please keep them in mind and provide them a secure place away from the noise of fireworks going off. 

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

It’s Independence Day and We Should Call It That!

Independence Day says what the day is. The Fourth of July is just one of 31 days in the month. It tells us nothing about what the day is all about...

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FEMA’s Top Ten Safety Tips for Independence Day Weekend

Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Gems Parking Lot to Close for Fireworks. Shuttles to Be Provided

The Quincy Gems are preparing to hold three large fireworks displays after games conclude on July 2, 3 and 16. As a result, their parking lot on Sycamore Street will not be available on those dates.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

Fireworks! What’s Legal and What’s Not

American's love their fireworks but there are laws regarding the use of fireworks. With that in mind, the Quincy Police Department has released the following information to the public.

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Michael Boyle, Getty Images
Michael Boyle, Getty Images

Dogs and Fireworks Are NOT a Good Mix

Before you head out for a fireworks display, please find a way NOT to take your dog with you. A fear of fireworks is commonplace for dogs. They find the loud noise and bright displays of light truly frightening.The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help your dog make it through the Fourth of July festivities.

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Courtesy of John McCoy
Courtesy of John McCoy

Fireworks Display in Quincy Belongs on the Riverfront

The Bayview Bridge lighting ceremony in Quincy last summer was quite a sight to see. Thousands of people were on hand last year to witness the colors being turned on during a fireworks display which took place as well. This writing though is not about the bridge lighting, but it is about the fireworks.

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Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images
Thomas Lohnes, Getty Images

The 4th Brought Out the Best and the Worst in People

Another Independence Day has come and gone and with it another round of Fourth of July celebrations featuring cookouts and fireworks. Unfortunately, the holiday also brought out the worst in some people.  

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Who Puts Those American Flags Along Maine and 24th Streets Every Year?

If you have been driving down Maine or 24th Streets in Quincy, you can't help seeing all the American flags in the yards. It happens every year around the 4th of July. American flags are placed on properties along several Quincy city streets. If you were curious as to who was responsible, here is your answer.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Wavering Aquatic Center Closed July 4 and 5

When the Fourth of July arrives, people plan outdoor activities like watching fireworks, picnics and a visit to the local swimming pool. If you choose to do the latter in Quincy you will have only one option this weekend and that option is Indian Mounds Pool.  

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