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WHAT BARS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE HIRING A BOUNCER

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In 2007, Mayor Menino signed “Imette’s Law,” making it mandatory for bouncers to submit to a background check and training prior to being hired at any Boston bar or club. The law was named after Imette St. Guillen, a 24-year-old Boston native who was murdered in Brooklyn and last seen working at a Continue Reading...
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LAW OFFICES OF JOHN P. CONNELL PREVAILS IN ABCC DISPUTE

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On March 21, 2013, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (“ABCC”) issued a thirteen page decision in the matter of Murflix, Inc. d/b/a Murphy’s Package Store (“Murphy’s”) in which the Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C. represented Murphy’s in an appeal against the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Falmouth.  The ABCC Continue Reading...
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CITIES CRACK DOWN ON FOOD SERVICE

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Retailers licensed to sell food and alcohol may be at risk of losing their licenses as cities crack down on what constitutes adequate food service.  Under Massachusetts law, any license issued for the sale of alcohol at a “restaurant” will not be renewed if a licensee fails to show he is in good Continue Reading...
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STOP & SHOP DENIED A LIQUOR LICENSE BUT VOWS AN APPEAL

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  On March 18, 2013, The Harwich Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to deny the transfer of a liquor license from a liquor store going out of business to Stop & Shop, the venerable supermarket chain.  An overflow crowd spilled out from the meeting room where the public hearing was held into the hallway Continue Reading...
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CHOOSING A LABEL FOR YOUR BEER: WHAT LEGAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER AND HOW TO GET IT APPROVED

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  There are an estimated 2,750 breweries in the United States, 50 of which are located in Massachusetts.  With the recent craft-brewery movement and the increasing number of contract brewing relationships in the industry, it is important for brewers to make their beer readily distinguishable in order to stand out in the market.  Good Continue Reading...
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