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.

But just as Avicii was taking the stage around 9:30 p.m., city EMS...Read more

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...Read more

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.

Why, yes, of course, establishments in Boston that already have licenses to play music, such as Salvatore's, have to get separate approval for dancing - and heaven help any establishment with music that is caught with patrons bopping...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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."

At issue at...Read more

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.

At a hearing this...Read more

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...Read more

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

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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.Read more

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...Read more