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Boston’s Fourth of July festivities set for Thursday

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, a tradition that has thrilled spectators on the Charles River Esplanade every Fourth of July for four decades, was rescheduled to be held a day earlier this year, on Thursday, to avoid a tropical storm that is expected to soak the region.

The change, announced at a press conference Wednesday, marked the first time since 1992 that the cherished fireworks and music extravaganza will be rescheduled.

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