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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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MASSACHUSETTS LIQUOR STORES TO OPEN ON SUNDAY MORNINGS?

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On January 22, 2013, two bills were introduced in the House of Representatives that are intended to expand the potential hours of operation for Massachusetts liquor stores on Sundays.  House Bill No. 228, introduced by Representative Steven S. Howitt of Seekonk, would allow liquor stores to open their doors for business at 10 Continue Reading...
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THE BREWING BATTLE TO DISMANTLE THE NATION’S “FRANCHISE LAWS”

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On June 28, 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported on the brewing battle to dismantle the nation’s “franchise laws” that prevent manufacturers of alcoholic beverages from terminating their wholesalers. As the Journal reports, Diageo, the world’s largest distiller and the owner of many household brands of spirits, is seeking to terminate its wholesaler, Continue Reading...
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ABCC RESTRUCTURES APPLICATION PROCESS FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: A new policy has been adopted by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) to simplify the application process for persons seeking retail alcoholic beverage licenses, such as those authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages at restaurants, pubs, lounges and liquor stores.  Effective Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the process aims to alleviate the delay Continue Reading...
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