Public Safety officials sending message to Patriots fans ahead of Superbowl Sunday

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross are sending a message to Patriots fans: “celebrate smart!” 

During a news conference on Friday, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross reinforced the state’s public consumption laws.  

“We don’t want any tragedies as a result of a game,” Gross said. “This is about the safety of our citizens our visitors, our college students.”

He reminded fans that it is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public.

If you choose to consume it in your own home, make sure you are not driving because OUI laws will be strictly enforced.

Mayor Walsh, who plans to attend Sunday’s game in Atlanta, said as long as we are all on the same page everything should go smoothly. 

“What we need most is cooperation from the public, we need to make sure you’re working with us and not against our public safety agencies,” Mayor Walsh said. 

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will be joining Mayor Walsh at the Superbowl to show their Patriots pride in Atlanta. 

This will be Baker’s third trip to a Super Bowl, but his first as governor. It’s the fourth Super Bowl the Patriots have been in since Baker took office in 2015. 

The message from public safety officials to Patriots fans; “We’ve been here before, so let’s act like it.” 

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