Couple extra hours to get Australian meat pies in East Boston; no extra time for Chinese food in Dorchester

Meat pieA meat pieThe Boston Licensing Board this week gave KO Catering and Pies, 256 Marginal St. in East Boston, two more hours in which to serve up its flaky down-under comestibles.

The Australian meat-pie place convinced the board - along with neighbors and city officials - to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight. City officials and members of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association said KO has proven an asset to the area as the shipyard is revitalized.

There was no such luck, however, for Yong Hon, 772 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, whose request to extends its closing time from 1:30 a.m. to as late as 2:30 a.m. on weekends was quashed by the board.

Unlike in the East Boston case, city officials rose as one to urge rejection, so that people getting out of bars would have one fewer place at which to raise hell.

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I dunno

At least google believes that on Blue Hill Ave, between Talbot Ave and the American Legion Highway, whether you are in Mattapan or Dorchester depends on what side of the street you're standing on.

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