By - 11/18/15 - 1:00 pm

The woman, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey testified this morning, was "substantially unclothed," she was straddling the man's waist and she was in motion.

Now Christine Pulgini, acting director of licensing and consumer affairs for the city of Boston, has to decide whether the stripper at the Glass Slipper on Lagrange Street was merely engaged in exotic dancing, which is permitted under the First Amendment, or whether she was participating in the sort of "intimate physical contact" prohibited under Section F 1(c) of the Rules and Regulations of the Mayor's Licensing Division. Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 12:33 pm

Bostonian Hospitality Group is negotiating with the owners of Church - which recently shut the concert part of its Kilmarnock Street location - to buy the place and operate it as a restaurant. Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 5:25 pm

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday considers a request from Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Avenue, to add entertainment to its food offerings.

The restaurant is seeking an entertainment license that would let it host live music, karaoke, dancing and a floor show that would include a comedian.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 7/13/15 - 1:14 pm

At least temporarily, the city's two licensing boards will have a single chairwoman. Patricia Malone is out as director of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing. A couple weeks ago, Mayor Walsh named Christine Pulgini, chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board as interim director of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, at least for the next two months. Read more.

By - 7/23/14 - 3:03 pm

TD Garden officials said today they tripled the number of ambulances they normally have on hand for a concert and added extra security guards and other staffers to deal with what they knew could be an onslaught of pre-gamed ticketholders streaming in for a June 25 concert by the Swedish EDM DJ.

By - 4/14/14 - 2:38 pm

Grand Canal, 57 Canal St., is defending itself against new allegations its bouncers beat up a would-be patron they didn't like.

This time, the bar is fighting back - saying it had nothing to do with the man having his head cracked open after he was turned away at closing time on March 16, at a hearing this morning before Patricia Malone, the city commissioner of consumer affairs and licensing.

By - 9/27/13 - 2:02 pm

Salvatore's, 225 Northern Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday to seek permission to hire a DJ and allow dancing.

By - 9/18/13 - 11:05 am

The Red Sox and LiveNation said today they're planning on three nights of country and rock music at Fenway Park next August.

Larry Cancro, senior vice president of Fenway affairs for the Sox, said the two concerns are still negotiating with potential country and rock performers for the Aug. 7, 8 and 9 dates, but said a final decision could be announced before the Christmas shopping season - people like giving the tickets as gifts, he said. He did not specify which days would be country and which rock.

Jason Aldean gave Boston its first Fenway country concerts this past July.

By - 5/30/13 - 8:23 am

Underbar says it's tightened up its customer screening to keep another guy from coming in and slicing people up, following a May 3 fight that left three stabbed.

In addition to pat downs, people entering the 275 Tremont St. dance club are now also being checked with a metal-detector wand, George Kalevas, Underbar's manager, said yesterday at a hearing before Patricia Malone, director of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing.

By - 5/29/13 - 9:42 pm

John Caron says he's at his wit's end: Guys keep making like "gorillas" and latching onto the pipes attached to his bar's low-ceilinged basement and plunging to the ground or starting fights, causing injuries and earning him yet another trip to the city's two licensing boards.

Today, Caron had to explain to Patricia Malone, director of the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing, why she should believe his story that a patron was being escorted out of the Portland Street bar on April 14 for hanging from the pipes and that it was one of his pals who jumped a bouncer, causing a melee that left the guy with a shiner.

By - 4/8/13 - 2:57 pm

City licensing chief Patricia Malone today warned the Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St., she will suspend its license because of a stabbing last month - unless the bar can show her a substantive plan to stop people with weapons from showing up there.

The bar seems to be "attracting people who carry weapons, and that is a huge concern to me," she told owner Yiser Mohammad and his lawyer at a hearing this morning on a March 11 incident in which one patron stabbed another - despite efforts by bar security staff to pat down all incoming patrons and use a metal-detecting wand on them.

By - 2/14/13 - 12:31 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that a state trooper will get his day in court to make the case that two Boston detectives libeled him in a report on overcrowding at a nightclub where he sometimes moonlighted as a DJ.

In its ruling, which overturns a lower court's ruling against Trooper Anthony Dear, the court said a report by detectives John Devaney and Kevin McGill of the BPD licensing division did not have "absolute immunity" against a defamation claim.

By - 8/31/12 - 12:00 am

Royale, 279 Tremont St., is seeking permission from the city to expand its capacity from 775 to the 1,200 patrons its troubled predecessor, Roxy, was once allowed to let in.

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing holds a hearing on the request on Sept. 5. The office slashed Roxy's maximum capacity to 775 in 2007 after a skein of violations, from overcrowding in the streets at closing to cases of assault and battery.

By - 5/2/12 - 5:49 pm

Boston Licensing Director Patricia Malone says she faces a thorny question: Whether to let an upscale waterfront steakhouse turn the sound on on televisions mounted on its outdoor patio.

Smith and Wollensky, on Congress Street on Fort Point Channel, has probationary permission to turn TVs on the patio on - but only with the sound off. Now it wants to be able to turn the sound on, for both select TV shows and for background music.

By - 4/26/12 - 7:55 am

Attorney William Ferullo and his client, Umbria Prime owner Frank DePasquale, however, did allow as how DePasquale failed to notify the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing about the "theme" night at which the models appeared, as required by the license that licensing chief Patricia Malone reminded them DePasquale signs for every year "under the pains and penalties of perjury."

By - 4/25/12 - 12:53 pm

City Licensing Director Patricia Malone told the owners of the Point on Hanover Street near Faneuil Hall Marketplace that she's considering lifting their entertainment license because of an incident last month in which a bar manager allegedly punched out a Syracuse University fan - after three other incidents involving the same manager, at least one also involving him punching a patron.

By - 4/4/12 - 1:10 pm

This morning, the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing was scheduled to hold a hearing on the seven-stabbing closing at Ups N Downs in Dorchester in February. Assuming the hearing happened as planned, two Boston Police detectives would provide an account of what happened. A lawyer for bar owner Arthur Sutliffe would explain how Sutliffe plans to close the bar and sell the liquor license to the Boston Tea Party Museum. Another lawyer for Sutliffe would lead at least one bar employee through testimony on what happened. Other employees would be on hand, just in case.

By - 3/14/12 - 7:43 pm

Karlsie tweets from the Lansdowne Street hall that while they have yet to install the city-mandated illuminated "No moshing" signs,

Ramshackle Army announced from stage "just dancing, no moshing."

UPDATE: Kalsie tweets next up is DYS:

DYS just said "where I come fm that ain't right & I come from here " and told the crowd to "just be safe" when they slam dance.

By - 3/13/12 - 7:39 am

The Herald reports House of Blues landed before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing yesterday for failing to break up a mosh pit at a Feb. 21 concert.

By - 3/1/12 - 6:27 pm

Common Ground, 85 Harvard Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday for permission to expand its music and dancing hours.

Common Ground wants to be able to offer a DJ and dancing until 2 a.m. seven days a week and to have up to five live performers in the same hours. Its current license only allows a DJ and dancing on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays and limits it to three live performers and only until 6 p.m.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room at City Hall.