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Underage Boston College students get two bars in trouble - only one of them in Cleveland Circle

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.

Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey told the board this morning that around 9:25 p.m. on Jan. 14, he and his partner found two underage BC students sitting at the bar at Agoros with Bud Lights. The bartender - himself a 21-year-old BC sophomore - admitted he'd never asked them for IDs, Mulvey said.

Co-owner Dimitrios Liakos acknowledged the lapse and said he's informed his staff that from now on, anybody caught serving a young-looking person without checking ID would be automatically terminated.

Agoros had previously been cited for an underage incident in October. Liakos acknowledged he has to be especially careful given his location just down the street from BC.

In a court hearing, the two were ordered to perform 30 hours of community service, after which the charges would be dismissed, he said.

In a separate hearing, Mulvey said that shortly before 1 a.m. on Nov. 4, he and his partner found a total of five underage BC students with beers inside Umbria.

All had gained admittance using fake out-of-state licenses - from New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, South Carolina and Quebec - he said.

Four of the students were given fines and told the charges would be dismissed if they stay out of trouble, he said. The fifth has yet to appear before a clerk-magistrate.

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what are the odds?

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Could send the info to those states, for charges of falsifying their government ID.

Let's just lower the drinking age, rather than have students do it anyway, while conditioning them to think that criminal behavior is OK.

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....you're old enough to drink

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People who are still in their teens who drink to excess are more susceptible to developing permanent cognitive problems as a result of the excessive use of alcohol, plus most people under 21 years of age are incapable of handling it, to boot.

Nobody says that people over 21 don't drink to excess, get behind the wheel of a car and end up maiming or killing somebody, or gets damaged, but teens, especially those who do imbibe to excess, are more likely to suffer permanent affects, and many of them, as I pointed out, are too immature to recognize the consequences.

Also, once somebody reaches the age of 18 and gets a record, that record follows them for the rest of their lives, plus they stand a good chance of getting expelled from the college they applied for.

The owner of that bar should've asked for the ID's of those underaged drinkers who entered his bar in the first place.
It would serve the bar owner right if he got his liquor license lifted.

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When the drinking age was lowered here in the Bay State, it was found that there was an increased rate of drinking among high school kids, because they were able to more easily get access to alcohol through 18 year old high school companions. That's why the drinking age here in Massachusetts was raised back up to 21.

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The 5 passing fake IDs are simply asked to stay out of trouble, while the 2 who were never even asked for ID get 30 hours of community service? Seems backward to me.

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One was Boston Municipal Court, the other Brighton court. Different clerk-magistrates take different approaches, police said today.

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