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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CITY OF BOSTON’S ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSES

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:     A recent 12-1 Boston City Council vote seeks to empower the City of Boston to determine how many liquor licenses are issued and to allow local appointment of Boston Licensing Board members. In every city and town in Massachusetts, except the City of Boston, the number of liquor licenses each municipality is allowed Continue Reading...
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AMENDMENTS TO MASSACHUSETTS LIQUOR CONTROL ACT IN DISCUSSION AT THE STATE HOUSE

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On November 12, 2013, the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure held a public hearing at the State House in Boston to discuss various bills introduced in connection with the Massachusetts Liquor Control Act (M.G.L. c. 138).  Members of the alcoholic beverage industry came from throughout the Commonwealth to testify about Continue Reading...
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IN THE NEWS: CERTAIN ADVERTISING PRACTICES IN THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE INDUSTRY PROHIBITED

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Sellers and manufacturers of alcoholic beverages have seen a crack down in enforcement of advertising regulations recently.  Throughout the nation, alcohol industry authorities have made the news in their efforts to ban certain alcoholic beverage advertising practices.  While some of those advertising violations were upheld, others proved unsuccessful and merely provided more publicity Continue Reading...
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WHEN CUSTOMERS DON’T GET WHAT THEY PAID FOR

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  Liquor retailers have made recent headlines after getting caught switching out the contents of top-shelf liquor bottles and selling their customers cheap liquor for more.  In the past year, over one hundred investigators for the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in the state of New Jersey participated in a probe known as “Operation Swill” Continue Reading...
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APPLYING FOR THE ABCC’S NEW “FARMER SERIES POURING PERMIT”

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  There is a new type of State license that licensees of farmer-breweries, farmer-wineries and farmer-distilleries should now apply for when seeking authorization to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on their premises.  Pursuant to an advisory issued by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) on August 17, 2013, any licensed farmer-brewery, farmer-winery Continue Reading...
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