Liquor Licenses

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Task Force Taps Into Twitter to Find the Best Neighborhoods for After-Hours Entertainment

Members of a special task force charged with figuring out which neighborhoods would best serve Boston residents and visitors by allowing later service hours at […]

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The Power of Ideas

Meet the city’s new power class: visionaries, idealists, and thinkers among us whose insights are transforming the way we live, work, learn, and play—not only here in Boston, but around the world.

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Mayor Marty Walsh Answers Hard-Hitting Questions During Reddit AMA

Sticking to his promise to somehow connect with residents everywhere, whether in person or online, Mayor Marty Walsh entered the Reddit arena on Thursday to […]

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An Expanded Liquor License Proposal Is Working Its Way Through Beacon Hill

It’s been six years since Karen Henry-Garrett, owner of Dot2Dot Café, opened her business on Dorchester Avenue. And in those six years, it’s been almost […]

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City Councilor Hopes to Bring Life to Dudley Square With More Liquor Licenses

While City Councilor Ayanna Pressley works hard to put the control of Boston’s liquor licenses back into the hands of local authorities, another elected official […]

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Barbara Lynch on Toques & Tonic, Boston Restaurants, and Her Forthcoming Memoir

Tonight marks chef Barbara Lynch’s Toques & Tonic, one of the heaviest-hitting chef events to ever go down in Boston (three names from the guest […]

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Bill Linehan Elected As New City Council President

It didn’t happen without a fight—and some hissing from the crowd—but following an 8 to 5 vote during the first meeting of 2014, Bill Linehan […]

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Boston Could Soon Have More Control Over the Liquor License Cap

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has been working for more than two years to try and pass legislation that would put the control on the number […]

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Why Liquor License Laws Aren’t the Only Things That Need To Change

City officials in charge of making sure that bars and restaurants are complying with the state liquor laws are likely scoping out websites where organizers […]

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Spiced-Up Spirits: Introducing the Exotic Cocktails at Sarma

Oleana’s spice collection gets put to boozy use at Sarma.

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City Councilor Wants Liquor Stores to Charge Sales Tax on Booze

If City Councilor Bill Linehan has his way, buying booze in Boston could get more expensive. On Monday, Linehan filed for a home rule petition, […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Ramon Soto

David S. Bernstein: Why are you running for at at-large seat on the City Council? Ramon Soto: This is a historic moment in our city, […]

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City Council Candidate Chat: Tito Jackson

David S. Bernstein: You were looking seriously at running for mayor; why have you decided to run for re-election as district councilor? Tito Jackson: I […]

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Hey, This Liquor License Thing Is A Big Deal

I realize there’s a lot going on around Boston. I get that. But a genuinely pretty big piece of news happened yesterday: Ayanna Pressley introduced, […]

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Councilor Files Bill to Uncap Liquor License Restrictions in Boston

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley thinks the state’s liquor laws are extremely outdated. “State control over liquor licenses was a result of [a] Prohibition-era frenzy […]