During a recent press conference Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that calls for fireworks have gone up by 2300%. Firework complaints typically increase in the week before fourth of July; however, this statistic is unprecedented. According to Massachusetts State Law, it is illegal for citizens to use, possess, or sell fireworks, or to purchase them legally else ware and transport them into state. If you are found in possession of fireworks, an officer is mandated to confiscate them, and you may receive a fine of up to $100. If you are found distributing fireworks, you can face a much larger fine of up to $1000 or possibly imprisonment. It is not unusual to see an increase in arrests after a holiday weekend so be safe!