The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ruled last month that the Boston Licensing Board erred in requiring the new owners of a Washington Street liquor store to stop selling liquor in tiny bottles.
The ruling requires the local licensing board to amend Crown Liquors' license to permit nips sales at its 571 Washington St. outlet.
In recent years, the licensing board has generally required new owners of package-store licenses to not sell nips on the theory they encourage street drinking and littering.
The state commission ruled the board can keep doing that - but only on proof there is support in the surrounding community for such a license requirement.
Although representatives from Mayor Walsh's office and City Councilor Michael Flaherty urged the board at a November, 2015 hearing to ban the nips when Christ and George Stamatos took over the old MOD liquor store, the commission said no residents formally objected to nips sales and that neither of the city officials provided any specific reasoning at the hearing to ban nips.
Mod Liquors had sold nips for 35 years, the commission said.
Sure, Grass Fed in Forest Hills just shut down, but now word comes that Jackson Square at the other end of JP will be getting a burger joint. Jamaica Plain News reports a small chain called MOOYAH (which sounds like what they should've shouted every time you placed an order at BurgerFi in West Roxbury, only it wasn't, and now they're gone, too) plans an outlet at Columbus and Centre.
The Rev. Michael E. Haynes, who served with King as a young minister at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, recalls King's time here. Anthony Cromwell Hill discusses discusses what Boston and BU were like when King came here in 1951.
Quincy Police report arresting Malik Horani, 33, of Medford, on charges he used a needle to rob the Chipotle on Newport Ave. on Jan. 10.
Police say a video they posted resulted in "numerous tips" from both the public and the Boston and Watertown police departments, leading them to Horani, whom they say robbed the restaurant after ordering some food:
[The cashier] stated that a white male grabbed the bag containing his food and said "put all the money in the bag". The cashier stated she didn't understand the request until the male displayed a hypodermic syringe and threatened to stab her. The manager then approached the suspect and cashier and the suspect fled.