Tag Archives: Ayanna Pressley

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New FDA Regulations Could Cost Breweries

Law Offices of John Connell, P.C.: New U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations will soon require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to display the nutritional information on their menus (or make such information available upon request by the customer) by December 1, 2016, including nutritional information for alcoholic beverages sold by these “national chains.” Such required information Continue Reading...
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THE CASE FOR MAINTAINING THE LIQUOR LICENSE CAP IN MASSACHUSETTS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In Massachusetts, pursuant to state law, the number of liquor licenses towns and cities are authorized to issue is capped at a certain number based upon that municipality’s population.  Essentially, the law provides that one all alcoholic beverages pouring license may be issued for every thousand people in that municipality. Yet, not all Continue Reading...
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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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BOSTON CITY COUNCIL REQUESTS STATE LEGISLATURE FOR ADDITIONAL LIQUOR LICENSE TO BE ISSUED TO THE IRISH SOCIAL CLUB

Earlier this month, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley requested the Boston City Council to consider allowing Boston to acquire additional Liquor Licenses from State Legislature.  As discussed in our previous blog, Councilor Pressley challenged the current quota of issued Liquor Licenses, claiming it does little to promote cultural and economical growth for the City of Boston. Today, the Boston City Continue Reading...
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CALL TO EXPLORE CHANGES TO BOSTON’S LIQUOR LICENSE QUOTA SYSTEM

City Councilor Seeks Reformation to State’s so-called Antiquated Liquor License Laws On June 4, 2012, City Councilor Ayanna Pressley filed a Request for Hearing in the Boston City Council requesting it to examine and explore changes to the process of acquiring a Liquor License in Boston.  Pressley also requested the Council to consider measures that would allow the City of Continue Reading...