Since September, the Kells has had at least four violent incidents linked to it, most recently this past weekend's murder that prosecutors say started as an argument inside the Brighton Avenue bar. Here's a rundown of these incidents linked to the bar, which members of the Boston Licensing Board said is not a trouble spot:
Early on Nov. 8, Gregory Phillips was stabbed to death just outside the Kells. A Dorchester man is charged as an accessory to his murder; the actual killer remains at large.
On Oct. 18, a woman who got into an argument with a bartender over a friend's tab threw a stool at a bartender, then, after she was kicked out, returned and threatened to shoot the place up.
On Sept. 25, Wicked Local Allston/Brighton ran a somewhat vague police blotter item about the Kells' 20th citation by police (this year? ever?) for an argument among a dozen men leaving the Kells that ended with one man pushed to the ground.
On Sept. 6, two Dorchester men were arrested following a brawl that started outside the Kells and ended with several people in the hospital, including a man stabbed in the chest and a police officer.