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WALSH ADMINISTRATION PUSHES FOR LATE-NIGHT HOURS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: On February 10, 2014, newly appointed mayor Martin Walsh named John Barros to be Boston’s first chief of economic development.  Now, Barros is moving fast to spur economic development and push for a livelier city.  Among his top priorities is a proposal for later closing hours for Boston restaurants and bars. Currently, pursuant 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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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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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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WHEN ONLINE CROWDFUNDING MEETS THE BREWING INDUSTRY

The Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In light of the digital age, it is a growing trend for start-up companies and entrepreneurs to use online crowdfunding to finance their operations. Internet portals have become a convenient tool for emerging businesses striving to meet their start-up costs. Businesses in the brewing industry, especially smaller craft breweries, are one such Continue Reading...
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