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By adamg - 9/29/22 - 12:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St., in East Boston, shut on Saturday because of repeated complaints from nearby residents about noise and crowds. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/22 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by El Jefe's Taqueria to extend the closing time at its Emerson location, at Boylston and Tremont streets, to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:54 am

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let El Jefe's Taqueria extend the closing time of its outlet in Emerson College's Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets from midnight to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:32 am
Virginia Schubert

Virginia Schubert at licensing hearing today.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant Virginia Schubert permission to re-open the Birch Street Bistro in Roslindale Square as Midnight Morning, and, if so, whether it also has any full-alcohol licenses for the new restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/22 - 12:24 pm

Board issued a warning to the club for allowing an armed employee without board permission, but acknowledged it has stepped up its training.

A bouncer who had worked at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street for ten years lost his loaded gun one May night when he put it in a backpack and dropped that by the main stage, then went to the men's room. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:00 pm
Red Line Pizza says it's open until 2:30 a.m.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, to start complying with its license and close its doors to walk-in customers at 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 1:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday warned the owner of La Chiva, 259 Bennington St. that he needs to step up his game and stop letting customers bring in beers to enjoy on its outside patio, since he doesn't have an alcohol license. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board today revoked the beer and wine license for Bubor Cha Cha, 45 Beach St., not because its current owners are involved in a legal tussle over who can run the place, but because they purchased it with an alcohol license that can't legally be sold. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Billares Colombia, 28 Bennington St. to go without its liquor license for one day after police found it seriously overcrowded one June night and then found it exceeding its capacity just a week later. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 1:49 pm

A regular at Renegade's Pub, 1004 Bennington St. in East Boston, exploded in uncontrollable rage one July evening when the restaurant's co-owner and manager blocked her from leaving to drive away with her tiny dog because she appeared under the influence and they didn't want her to get behind the wheel. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:48 pm
Biplaw Rai

Biplaw Rai at Wednesday hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Biplaw Rai to turn a long abandoned trolley station on Columbia Road in Uphams Corner into a restaurant that serves food with "Asian and African inspiration" by night and more traditional cafe fare by day. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:22 pm
Derek Brady

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a proposal by Derek Brady, who owns six restaurants and bars in Boston, to buy the closed White Horse Tavern on Brighton Avenue in Allston, because his application included a statement he had no criminal record when, in fact, he does. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 1:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Chicago hotpot restaurant open up on Cambridge Street in Allston using the beer and wine license it hopes to buy from a defunct pizza place in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 2:38 pm

What started as a 911 call in July about a larceny on Beach Street in Chinatown has spiraled into a licensing issue that could see a Chinatown restaurant lose its right to serve beer and wine - or even to stay open at all. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 4:17 pm
Officer checks blown-out window on Stoughton Street

One of the cars hit by gunfire. Photo by Live Boston.

A man authorities say once headed up the Hendry Street Gang and who was finishing up a federal drug-distribution sentence at a halfway house in the Fenway got into a dispute with somebody outside the Dublin House in Uphams Corner on March 2 that ended with him firing numerous shots across Stoughton Street, a police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 12:41 pm

On Feb. 26, police and bar workers say, two couples entered Master McGrath's on River Street in Hyde Park as friends. An hour later, though, one of the men lay in wait for the other outside - with a knife, which he used to slash his new enemy's arm - and which he would have used to inflict even more damage if alert bystanders hadn't stopped him, they said. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/22 - 11:44 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a beer-and-wine license for the Dorchester Market, which with any luck will move back next spring into the space it vacated on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street to make way for a new residential building - with ground-floor market space. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/22 - 9:41 am

In the face of overwhelming neighborhood opposition, the owner of an Old Colony Avenue pizza place yesterday withdrew his request to extend its weekend delivery hours from 11 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/22 - 12:04 pm

The Raffles Hotel and condo tower under construction on Trinity Place behind the Hancock Building will feature several places to get a drink, including what developer Jordan Warshaw will be a "sky speakeasy," possibly the first in the world, 200 feet and 17 stories up. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 12:55 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Boston Licensing Board will hold a hearing next Wednesday on whether to let B.K.'s Pub on Washington Street in Roslindale sell its liquor license to Borrachito and the Garret Bar at The Superette on Seaport Boulevard, with Borrachito being your basic New York-style taco place and the Garret Bar a "speakeasy" behind that that those in the know will enter by opening what appears to be the door to a walk-in freezer, but, oops, we've said too much.

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