In mishap, San Diego fireworks all go off at once
A display that was planned to last nearly 20 minutes was launched all at once in a 15-second bonanza.
(JAMES GREGG/U-T SAN DIEGO/AP)

In mishap, San Diego fireworks all go off at once

A display that was planned to last nearly 20 minutes was launched all at once in a 15-second bonanza.

(JAMES GREGG/U-T SAN DIEGO/AP)

MUSIC REVIEW
With July 4th storm, a concert interrupted 
If you were watching last night’s TV broadcast of the Boston Pops Firework Spectacular between 9:25 and 10:10, be aware that what you were watching was a lie.
(TAMIR KALIFA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

MUSIC REVIEW

With July 4th storm, a concert interrupted

If you were watching last night’s TV broadcast of the Boston Pops Firework Spectacular between 9:25 and 10:10, be aware that what you were watching was a lie.

(TAMIR KALIFA FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

After lightning, rain pass, it was fireworks as usual 
Storms prompted an evacuation on the Esplanade and a delay in Boston’s Fourth of July celebration, but the fireworks eventually went off.
(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

After lightning, rain pass, it was fireworks as usual

Storms prompted an evacuation on the Esplanade and a delay in Boston’s Fourth of July celebration, but the fireworks eventually went off.

(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

Fireworks displays are 1,000 years in the making 
Modern displays like the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular have benefited from years of advances in chemistry and circuitry.
(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

Fireworks displays are 1,000 years in the making

Modern displays like the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular have benefited from years of advances in chemistry and circuitry.

(JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)

TV coverage sticking to real fireworks this year 
CBS’s national broadcast of Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was criticized last year because historic buildings had been inserted into the fireworks video feed.

TV coverage sticking to real fireworks this year

CBS’s national broadcast of Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was criticized last year because historic buildings had been inserted into the fireworks video feed.

OPERATION SAIL
Shipping up to Boston 
The Globe guides you through activities as the Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail, from June 30 to July 5.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

OPERATION SAIL

Shipping up to Boston

The Globe guides you through activities as the Navy vessels pull into Boston Harbor for Operation Sail, from June 30 to July 5.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

20 from Navy, Marines help out at Pine Street Inn 
Anthony Murphy has served in the Navy for nearly eight years. Visiting Boston this week for Navy Week, the 27-year-old boatswain’s mate second class, was on a liberty day. He could have been doing anything he wanted on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon. He used his day off to serve. 
(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)

20 from Navy, Marines help out at Pine Street Inn

Anthony Murphy has served in the Navy for nearly eight years. Visiting Boston this week for Navy Week, the 27-year-old boatswain’s mate second class, was on a liberty day. He could have been doing anything he wanted on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon. He used his day off to serve.

(YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)