Boston Licensing Board

By - 4/17/18 - 11:24 am

The guy was just not doing well at West End Johnnies on Super Bowl Sunday: The Patriots had lost, the bar wanted him to leave because he'd had too much to drink and then the cops showed up when he refused to leave. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 11:03 am

An investigation into a triple stabbing at the Burger King at 280 West Broadway on Feb 5 has reached a dead end because none of the victims - two of whom initially said they knew their stabber, with whom they'd started an argument - want to cooperate with police, Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing today. Read more.

By - 4/5/18 - 6:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from a brewery that wants to open in Roslindale Square and a convenience store that wants to start selling adult beverages on VFW Parkway. Read more.

By - 3/27/18 - 12:31 pm
Brandon Scruggs

Scruggs, responding to questions from Centerfolds's lawyer.

Brandon Scruggs, a Lexington patent attorney, was not ashamed to admit today he was in love with a stripper at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street.

But now the Boston Licensing Board, where Scruggs made his public admission this morning, has to decide whether his allegations of illegal dancer touching and heroin use at one of Boston's two remaining strip clubs are valid or whether they're the statements of a bitter, lovelorn man now barred from strip joints across the country. Read more.

By - 3/27/18 - 11:36 am

A bouncer at Empire, 1 Marina Park Dr., required more than 100 stitches and may have permanently lost vision in one eye after he was attacked by a customer upset at being asked to leave the establishment in January, a BPD detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 12:12 pm

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (at large) wants to ask the state legislature to give Boston the ability to issue 153 new liquor licenses, mostly in neighborhoods not served by cash-rich outlets of national chain restaurants - and to issue "umbrella" licenses that would allow unlimited numbers of alcohol-serving eateries at really big developments in the city, such as the South Bay Town Center now opening up in Dorchester and the Seaport Square project under development in South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:49 am

After hearing reports of violent closing-time incidents outside a cluster of Bennington Street bars, the Boston Licensing Board said today it would haul the bars in for a hearing to determine what's going on and what to do about it. Read more.

By - 3/20/18 - 11:17 am

The Baseball Tavern told the Boston Licensing Board today that it will really crack down on underage college students bellying up to its bar after it was caught serving more young people. Read more.

By - 3/6/18 - 3:50 pm

A man who tried to wake up a guy seemingly passed out on a couch at Royale, 279 Tremont St. got a punch in the face for his efforts, police and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board. Read more.

By - 3/6/18 - 3:40 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to do anything about the two Tufts freshmen caught enjoying some draft beer with their food at Eventide, 1321 Boylston St. on the evening of Jan. 21. Read more.

By - 3/6/18 - 1:17 pm

Managers at Earls Kitchen and Bar in the Prudential Center apologized to city officials today for renting out their enclosed patio for a corporate holiday party in December - saying they didn't realize the patio license they had previously agreed to required them to stop patio operations in November. Read more.

By - 2/27/18 - 1:34 pm

When the two licensing detectives walked into Billares Colombia on Bennington Street around 12:40 a.m. on Jan. 15, an employee who had been overseeing shots of aguardiente fled, leaving the bottles just sitting on a pool table, where anybody could drink from them. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 11:40 am

Two inebriates being escorted out of Machine, 1254 Boylston St., swiped $10 from the bar, tried to punch bar workers and managed to send a bouncer to the hospital for treatment of a human bite, police and bar workers said today. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:33 pm

Two Boston College students who decided to venture into the wilds of the Fenway got the Baseball Tavern on Boylston Street hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today after police detectives found them enjoying a couple of bottles of Bud Light on Dec. 31. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:21 pm

In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 12:18 pm

An argument inside New York Pizza, 224 Tremont St., in November ended with a man getting puncture wounds in the head, neck and shoulder, Boston Police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:47 am

A pair of 19-year-old Northeastern students nabbed buying two 30-packs of Natty Light and a bottle of vodka at the Boylston Street Target last month have spurred the chain to begin looking at updated scanner software for picking out fake IDs, a chain attorney and security manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:32 am

Managers at Guilt on Warrenton Street had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today how a 19-year-old Harvard student wound up requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital for extreme ethanol poisoning on Dec. 1, while the owner of T's Pub on Commonwealth Avenue had to explain how a 19-year-old BU student managed to get a rum and ginger ale on Nov. 28. Read more.

By - 1/18/18 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a four-day license suspension for Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., after BPD detectives found two 18-year-old BU freshmen there with vodka-and-cranberry drinks last month. Read more.

By - 1/16/18 - 2:14 pm

Two Boston University freshmen told police detectives who nabbed them with vodkas and cranberries at Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., that they got in without showing any ID by slipping the doorman some money - $10 in one case, $15 in another. Read more.