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RENEWING YOUR LICENSE FOR 2013

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  The Licensing Board for the City of Boston (“the Board”) has issued an advisory letter concerning the procedures for renewing your current license for 2013 At the end of October this year, each licensee will be sent a packet containing the renewal application and all related documents, as well as instructions on renewal Continue Reading...
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ENTERTAINMENT LICENSES: COMMON VIOLATIONS

Entertainment licenses are granted throughout Massachusetts by Mayors and Boards of Selectmen pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140, sections 183A or 181, and authorize a licensee to provide such entertainment as televisions and radio music, to musicians and concerts.  These entertainment licenses, however, may be modified, suspended or revoked for any violation of the licensing “standards” set forth in Continue Reading...
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WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ILLEGAL DRINK SPECIAL?

It is well known among patrons of Massachusetts bars that “Happy Hour” is an after-work concept that does not exist in the Commonwealth.  Discounted drinks for a period in the afternoon cannot be found as restaurants and bars are prohibited, under Massachusetts law, from offering time-sensitive discounted alcoholic beverages. Regulation 204 CMR 4.03(1) prohibits certain practices, including making drinks available Continue Reading...
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BREWER – DISTILLER COLLABORATION RESULTS IN BURNT BEER AND WHISKEY

Burning beer to make whiskey? An interesting collaboration between alcoholic beverage manufacturer licensee and farmer-distillery licensee has resulted in just that.  The Boston Beer Co. announced its joint effort with Berkshire Mountain Distillers Inc. to formulate 500 gallons of two varieties of barrel-aged whiskey, deriving from Sam Adams Boston Lager and a limited-edition brew, entitled Cinder Bock.  The spirits are Continue Reading...
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