Tuesday Morning: Revelry, And Violence, Mark The 4th Around Boston

Published July 5, 2011

After a long weekend of holiday revelry, Boston is back to work Tuesday.

Yesterday, thousands marked the Fourth on the Esplanade with the annual fireworks show and Boston Pops concert conducted for the 17th year by Keith Lockhart. Boston awoke this morning to additional fire power from the barge that shot off the July Fourth fireworks. A fire was spotted on the barge at about 5 a.m. Boston Fire Department’s harbor unit quickly had the blaze under control within an hour.

For some around Boston the holiday was marked by violence. Overnight 13 people were shot and stabbed, leaving four dead in five neighborhoods around Boston. This afternoon, Radio Boston will take a deeper look at these events.

A Wayland teenager, 18-year-old Nathanial Fujita, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of 18-year-old Lauren Astley. A bicyclist found Astely’s body in the marshy area of Wayland on Monday.

The death of Roman Catholic priest, Reverend Paul Archambault, in Springfield has been ruled a suicide. His body was found Sunday at the Sacred Heart rectory.

Another company is set to relocate to the Boston waterfront. According to the Globe, Brightcove Inc., maker of digital media products, has signed a deal to move into the new Atlantic Wharf complex, where it will hire 120 more employees to fill out its new space.

WBUR’s Curt Nickish reports that local investors are throwing millions of dollars at the state’s young entrepreneurs. The tried and true advice given to recent graduates used to be to get  some business experience under your belt first. Now, some investors have realized that on-the-job experience may actually teach you bad things.