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First Night pledges received by Boston

Offers of help stream into the mayor’s office

A number of businesses and individuals contacted Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s office Friday and offered money and other support to help keep First Night festivities alive on New Year’s Eve.

The offers of assistance followed the announcment by First Night Boston that it will cease operations after almost four decades because of dwindling donations and sponsorships.

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