BOSTON — Night after night and into the early morning, Sania O’Leary says she cannot get a good night of sleep.
“This morning, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work and they were still going on," she said.
All over Roslindale and across Boston, you can hear the nonstop fireworks.
O’Leary says her it’s affecting her dog too.
“I have a little dog who can’t sleep, who we have to medicate to sleep," she said.
Kim O’Connell and Beth Columbo held a meeting Monday night in their Dale Street neighborhood in Roslindale, with about 100 concerned citizens, to try to put an end to fireworks going off every night.
Police cannot do much except to confiscate or cite someone for selling them. But catching people is not easy. Every time police show up, they stop.
“Their hands are tied so there’s not much they can do about it,” Columbo said.
And O’Connell said these neighbors are mentally and physically exhausted. “There’s no consequences, but the consequence is us not getting enough sleep,” she said.
City Councilor Michelle Wu also lives in Roslindale and she also hears the fireworks. Monday night, she promised to help.
“It is affecting people very deeply every single day to the point where people are frustrated angry and looking for immediate solutions,” Wu said.
But people like O’Leary are at their wit’s end and want these nightly fireworks shows to stop now.
“I’m pleading with the governor. I’m pleading with Mayor Walsh. We need to have a plan because we can’t get thru the summer like that,” she said.
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