After its seventh hearing on an underage person found with alcohol over the past year - compounded by the fact that it was an employee - a co-owner of Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue got a stern message from the chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board this morning: Read more.
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An MIT fraternity on Bay State Road had to explain itself before the Boston Licensing Board today for an incident last month in which all non-residents were evacuated after police and fire inspectors found too many people inside, a two-story shower-head waterfall was drenching a marble staircase, and a kid popped open a can of Bud Light. Read more.
On the evening of July 20, a man who said he was a Marine walked into Game On on Lansdowne Street with what he said was an emotional-support dog. By the time he left, police and bar managers said, he slapped one woman in the face, punched a bouncer twice and unleashed his now snarling dog on the crowd, urging it to bite everybody. Read more.
An underage BC student and his equally underage friend who were turned away from an event at the Baseball Tavern walked across the street to Tony C's, where they had no trouble getting drinks, a Boston Police detective said today. Read more.
The owner of a Cleveland Circle pizza place with a beer and wine license says a new computerized scanner has finally brought his months of problems with underage BC students getting drinks under control. Read more.
First the basement flooded at Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon on A Street. Then a water-main break sent water up into the restaurant's grease traps, causing a second, and smellier, flood. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board holds hearings on five fried-chicken take-out places in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan on Tuesday to decide whether to pull their food-serving licenses after their main owner pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to their operation. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.
The Wine Gallery chain is planning a new outlet in a new Seaport Boulevard building that its attorney says would be the first store to offer everything from beer to hard liquor in the South Boston Waterfront area. Read more.
The Playwright Bar, 658 E. Broadway in South Boston, is changing its name to the Punk & Poet. Read more.
UPDATE: The board took no action Thursday as it continues to investigate the case.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to take any action against Prestige Cuisine, 924 Morton St., after a BPD detective said an investigation - started after patrons were shot at as they left around 4:30 one March morning - showed an owner was opening up the basement for a nightclub at 2 a.m. Read more.
Warren Mustaccio's family has been running the St. Agrippina di Mineo feast on the North End for 103 years. Never, he says, has he seen anything like the night of Aug. 4, when a "flash mob" organized on social media brought hundreds of teenagers from northern suburbs into the North End, many with backpacks filled with alcohol. Read more.
Boston Police report detectives ordered the immediate evacuation of several dozen non-residents at Phi Delta Theta, 97 Bay State Rd. on Sunday night after they discovered a place filled with both water from the ad-hoc waterfall and way too many people - including at least one hapless freshman with a Bud Light. Read more.
Boston Police said today they are dealing with at least one gang of young men who like to roam downtown when the bars let out, searching for people standing alone with phones they can grab. Read more.
A bouncer at the Harp on Causeway Street is on the lam following an incident last month in which he reacted to being urinated on by knocking out the guy who did it, police said today. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday found Croke Park did nothing wrong in the way it handled an incident early on July 5 in which several women were coated with pepper spray. Read more.
Boston Police detectives report finding three underage Boston College students - one just 19 - quaffing draft Bud Light at Agoros Bar and Grill, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave., early on July 14. Read more.
The Globe talks to some current liquor-license holders who object to a City Council proposal to increase the number of liquor licenses in the city because it might affect their investments in licenses - something made possible by the state cap on the number of licenses in the city. Of particular concern: Read more.
The owners of El Diamante billiards place, 71-73 Meridian St., have ordered its security guards to leave their pepper spray at home after a July incident in which a guard sprayed two obstreperous patrons with the noxious stuff.
Exactly why he sprayed the two men with OC spray proved a bone of contention at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, and could help determine what action, if any, the board takes at a meeting on Thursday. Read more.
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