(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – With hundreds of thousands of people expected on the Esplanade Wednesday night, the number one concern is keeping everyone safe.Massachusetts state police are ramping up their patrols and have extra crews on scene to help with crowd control. Former American Idol contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will headline the 39th annual Independence Day celebration with the Boston Pops. The area around the Hatch Shell opened at 9 a.m., so expect delays and road closures in that area all day long.
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