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opinion | jennifer graham

Fireworks freedom

As the Fourth looms, ban shows Mass. is at its nanny-state worst

Lest anyone need a reminder that our state is less than free, the Department of Transportation is warning motorists that fireworks are illegal here, and we’ll pay fines and go to jail if we dare get pyrotechnical on Independence Day.

That’s all we need, more patriots in jail.

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