Boston Licensing Board

By - 3/22/17 - 11:02 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to allow the transformation of the North Star, 222 Friend St. into a calmer, quieter "professional" establishment aimed at the sort of people filling the new apartments sprouting like mushrooms around North Station, rather than rowdier Celtics and Bruins fans. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 10:51 am

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center plans to open a cafe in its mosque at 100 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury Crossing. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:56 am

An exchange of words over a drink spilled on the DJ's equipment at Porter Belly's, 338 Washington St., last month ended up as an all out assault on the DJ, who had to be taken to nearby St. Elizabeth's for treatment, a Boston Police sergeant and a pub manager said today. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 11:38 am

Punter's Pub, 444 Huntington Ave., no longer accepts foreign IDs from people wanting a drink, due to an incident last month in which police found three underage students drinking draft beer after showing what turned out to be fraudulent foreign IDs. Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 12:40 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. Read more.

By - 3/9/17 - 3:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today revoked Pho So 1's food-serving and beer-and-wine licenses after its fifth citation in seven months for staying open well past its licensed closing time of 10 p.m. Read more.

By - 3/8/17 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to Toasteo Flats, 53 Chelsea St., to sell toasted flatbread sandwiches to go.

An aide to the mayor supported the proposal, saying workers at nearby hair salons are particularly looking forward to the new food option. An aide to City Councilor Sal LaMattina also spoke in favor. Nobody spoke against the idea.

By - 3/7/17 - 12:20 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week will decide whether to revoke Pho So 1's liquor license - or possibly even shut the restaurant completely - because police keep finding it open and serving beer way after its licensed 10 p.m. closing time. Read more.

By - 3/7/17 - 11:49 am

The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., sought to reassure the Boston Licensing Board today it will try to prevent a recurrence of a Dec. 22 incident in which a woman had her forehead opened up at closing by a bottle-wielding man apparently upset she had bumped into him on the dance floor earlier in the evening. Read more.

By - 3/6/17 - 10:59 am

Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today unveiled a proposal to add 152 new liquor licenses aimed mainly at helping out start-up restaurants in outer neighborhoods.

But their proposal, which would require approval by the state legislature and the governor, would also grant the city the power to give an "umbrella" license to any development of more than 500,000 square feet, such as the South Bay Town Center project now under construction in Dorchester and the Seaport Square development in South Boston. Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 12:39 pm

A pair of 18-year-old Suffolk University students with fake Canadian IDs managed to procure a couple of vodka drinks at Bijou on Stuart Street shortly before several Boston police officers walked in for an unscheduled inspection on Nov. 10. Read more.

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board has issued a one-day license suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill on Chesnut Hill Avenue over an incident on Jan. 14 in which a Boston College student working as a bartender sold beers to two underage BC students without even asking for their IDs. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:03 pm

A man escorted out of West End Johnnie's on Portland Street shortly before closing on Nov. 11 says he suffered a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in an attack down the street by Trump haters who'd overheard him expressing his happiness at the election results two nights earlier. On Nov. 12, another man claimed he was jumped by more than a dozen Trump supporters and bouncers at Limelight on Tremont Street, whom he claims broke his nose.

Boston Police assigned a civil-rights detective to investigate the West End Johnnie's case, but say there is no evidence the Limelight victim was jumped by anybody, let alone 15 Trump supporters. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether any punishment is warranted for the underage BC students found with beers inside Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle and Umbria on Franklin St. downtown. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 9:43 am

Small restaurants in outer neighborhoods could soon be letting their customers bring a bottle of wine or some beer with them to enjoy with their meals.

On Monday, the Boston Licensing Board begins accepting applications for BYOB permits for restaurants with fewer than 30 seats that don't already have liquor licenses. The board will then schedule public hearings on the permit requests.

By - 1/31/17 - 2:12 pm

A man punched in the head by a guy holding a salt shaker at the Boston Beer Garden in December remains in the hospital with head trauma - and finding his attacker is now District C-6 detectives' top priority, a C-6 detective said today. Read more.

By - 1/23/17 - 12:57 pm

The backers of a restaurant proposed for New Balance's Brighton Landing project go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the liquor license of the failed-before-it-even-opened Painted Burro on Temple Place downtown. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 2:25 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved regulations that will let small restaurants without liquor licenses let their customers bring in beer and wine.

But there's a catch: Read more.