First Night Boston lacks funding to continue tradition

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June 21, 2013, 8:54 am
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(NECN: Eileen Curran) – The annual First Night in Boston may be in jeopardy because of a lack of funds.

It’s a New Year’s tradition that started in Boston almost four decades ago.

The day-long celebration is marked by ice sculptures, the traditional parade, and the fireworks at midnight.

Officials from First Night Boston say that they don’t have the funds to support it anymore.

Dot Joyce, Mayor Tom Menino's spokesperson said, “The city will be fine. First Night will go on. It just won’t be a private non-profit running it. The city and sponsors will make sure the events happen.”

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