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Elizabeth Young

Five for the Fourth

Today we celebrate our country's birthday, and there plenty of awesome events happening across the SouthCoast in recognition of Independence Day.

Here's our list of Five Things to Do for the Fourth:

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Michael Valdez

July 4th Fireworks On Saturday

There are four fireworks shows scheduled for Saturday night on the Southcoast. Of course, the City of New Bedford is sponsoring a fireworks display at 9 over New Bedford Harbor.

In Fall River, fireworks are scheduled at 9:30pm over Battleship Cove

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Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images
Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

New Bedford Celebrates The Fourth

New Bedford is again hosting its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show on Saturday along the waterfront. The pyrotechnics will be fired from a barge in waters off the State Pier, starting at 9pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says Hawthorne Medical Associates is again sponsoring the fireworks display

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Public Safety Officials Remind Residents About Dangers Of Illegal Fireworks

The Fourth of July weekend is upon us and some people may be thinking about messing around with illegal fireworks in their backyards.

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4th Of July Firework Cruise

WBSM wants you to cruise with us on the Seastreak Fast Ferry this Independence Day. Watch the New Bedford firework display in style this year! Our four-hour tour of the New Bedford Harbor includes great music with DJ Gazelle and a full service bar

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FaceBook/ Marion Fireworks
FaceBook/ Marion Fireworks

Southcoast’s 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Is there really any other way to spend America's holiday than by watching fireworks with your family and friends, being thankful to live in the land of the free, home of the brave? 

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Freedom Festival | UMD
Freedom Festival | UMD

The 20th Annual Freedom Festival at UMass Dartmouth

Thanks to the generous support of Bristol County Savings Bank, the annual Freedom Festival is back!  Celebrate America's Independence Day at  the 20th Annual UMass Dartmouth Freedom Festival on Friday, July 3rd.

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Fireworks Light Up Skies Over NYC On Fourth Of July
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UMass Dartmouth Fireworks a No-Go

UMass Dartmouth is cancelling any planned fireworks for this year. University spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News the summer Freedom Festival fireworks display was postponed until this season due to inclement weather

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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tsarnaev’s College Friend Pleads Guilty

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.

Twenty-year-old Dias Kadyrbayev is accused of removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan

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David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Authorities To Release Official Cause Of Deadly Lowell Fire

Authorities are getting ready to release details on the suspected cause of a fire that killed seven people, including three children, in a Lowell apartment building last week.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, Lowell Fire Chief Edward Pitta and other officials planned a news conference late Tuesday afternoon at a fire station located just 100 yards from the scene of the fire

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