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Boston’s First Night festival saved by donors

Donors have banded together to save the city’s annual First Night celebration, guaranteeing that the festival will go forward on New Year’s Eve, even though its longtime organizing body folded in June, officials said Tuesday.

The Highland Street Foundation, a Newton-based nonprofit group, said in a statement Tuesday that it will be the “lead sponsor of the First Night 2014 celebration.”

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