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NECN to host New Year's Live: Boston Family Fireworks

Dec 27, 2011 9:00am
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(NECN) - NECN, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and The Mugar Foundation to Bring New Year's Eve Live: Boston Family Fireworks to All of New England for Second Straight Year!

Twelve Minute Fireworks Display, Produced by Boston 4 Productions, and Performance of "So Good: The Boston Song" Headline Live Special

For the second consecutive year, NECN will bring the Boston Family Fireworks celebration to nearly 4 million New England homes with its one-hour New Year's Eve Live special featuring a 12-minute fireworks display at a family friendly time. NECN's special coverage, hosted by The Only News at 9 anchor Latoyia Edwards and morning anchor Erick Weber, begins live from the Boston Common at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve. 

The Boston Family Fireworks are an annual tradition established in 1999 by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and The Mugar Foundation. Boston 4 Productions, internationally recognized for organizing the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular which is televised annually to millions, produces the Boston Family Fireworks each year.  

New Year's Eve Live will feature a main stage on Boston Common near the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets, plus live reports by NECN's Matt Noyes, Danielle Niles and Ally Donnelly from The Boston Common Frog Pond, site of a Skating Club of Boston exhibition and two other locations downtown.  New Year's Eve Live will also feature a performance of "So Good (The Boston Song)" by Boston area vocalist Dis Vincent. "So Good" has become an unofficial anthem of sorts for the City of Boston and the area, thanks in part to its catchy beat and lyrics that spotlight all that's great about Boston. 

"The Boston Family Fireworks are a wonderful way for Boston families to celebrate the New Year.  It's a special event for the city and a great way for everyone to ring in 2012," said Mayor Menino.  

The Boston Family Fireworks ring in the New Year at an earlier hour (approximately 6:46 p.m.) so children can attend before midnight. Atlas PyroVision Productions of Jaffrey, NH will produce the fireworks display, which will include 3,800 pyrotechnic effects all choreographed to a vibrant musical score.   

"Mayor Menino and The Mugar Foundation have created this great annual tradition. Last year's special was a tremendous success and we are happy to once again bring the event to all of New England," said Bill Bridgen, NECN executive vice president and general manager.  

"The Mugar Foundation and Boston 4 Productions are excited to partner with Mayor Menino and NECN again this year on the Boston Family Fireworks. NECN's extensive reach will bring a slice of the holidays in Boston to all of New England," said David Mugar, trustee of the Mugar Foundation.  

About Boston 4 Productions Boston 4 Productions is responsible for all phases of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, known as America's premier Independence Day celebration.  Boston 4 Productions is involved in many other well-known Boston events, including Boston Family Fireworks now in its thirteenth year. 

Visit www.july4th.org for more information about all of Boston 4 Productions events and telecasts.  

NECN is the largest regional news network in the country, serving more than 3.7 million homes in more than 1,000 cities and towns throughout all six New England states. Launched on March 2, 1992, NECN is owned by Comcast and provides 24-hour access to breaking news, sports, weather, and traffic. The award-winning NECN is a two-time winner of The Associated Press' News Station of the Year Award and a 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.
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