For weeks, neighbors in Syracuse have complained about nightly neighborhood fireworks. This week, Mayor Ben Walsh tweeted that he hears them and the city is working on a plan to deal with the issue.
Data provided by Syracuse Police indicates complaints are recently off the charts. Last year at this time Syracuse Police had recorded 67 fireworks related complaints. As of this day, Police have recorded 292 complaints – a 335% increase.
Syracuse is not alone in dealing with a spike in fireworks related neighborhood issues. Boston’s Mayor reports complaints up more than 2,000%.
Boston’s Mayor says it would be easy to blame fireworks sales in neighboring New Hampshire, but some of the fireworks being recovered by Boston Police aren’t even sold in New Hampshire.
New York Sate law says it’s illegal to buy or use fireworks that project into the air. Only sparkling devices are legal.