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Police Looking to Curb Scituate Beach Parties



    (Published Saturday, July 1, 2017)

    A stone's throw from Humarock Beach in Scituate, it's Ann Mori's 32nd year vacationing on the coast with her family.

    "We love it," said Mori. "We look forward to the fireworks. We look forward to the crowds."

    The crowds on the beach on July 3 will look much different this year.

    Scituate Police have announced starting at 4:30 p.m., the "public beach area" will be closed.

    It will reopen at sunrise on July 4.

    Police are citing the "historic cycle" of drinking and partying of teenagers and young adults that disrupts the area.

    "It's like one big block party," said Amy Ferreira of Brookline. "Everyone comes down, hangs out. It's a very good environment."

    Police say if anyone sees underage drinking, fights brewing, or dangerous fireworks, give them a call.

    "I think it's great because I have five kids and now Ii don't have to worry about them coming to the beach and partying," said Michelle Anne Murphy of Scituate.

    Scituate Police say parking on Central Avenue and River Street will be strictly enforced.

    "Well, I'm sort of disappointed because we like the fun," said Mori. "We'll enjoy it anyway."