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Watching New Year’s Fireworks at Christopher Columbus Park (Photo by Matt Conti)

Everyone assumed they were on, but then it was announed they’re off. But, this week the Mayor’s Office said the New Year’s midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor are officially back on.

“I am grateful for the City of Boston Credit Union for stepping up and sponsoring this year’s midnight fireworks,” said Mayor Walsh. “I know how special this tradition is to so many of Boston’s residents and visitors, and I am confident under the experienced leadership at Conventures, this year’s First Night will be a success.”

The City of Boston Credit Union has agreed to donate $30,000 that will allow the midnight fireworks tradition to continue as part of the First Night 2016 celebration.”The City of Boston Credit Union has been serving the City for over 100 years and we support Mayor Walsh 100 percent in his effort to preserve the Boston Tradition that is the Midnight Fire Works on New Year’s Eve,” said President of the Boston Credit Union Board Steve Green.

Conventures, Inc. is managing a scaled down First Night 2016 under a one year agreement with the city. The Grand Procession is at Copley Square and there will not be a parade on Boylston Street. In addition to the midnight fireworks on the waterfront, there will also be a 7pm family fireworks on Boston Common.

Earlier this year following a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the City of Boston awarded a one year partnership to Conventures, Inc. to manage and direct First Night Boston 2016.

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