Boston Licensing Board

By - 1/10/19 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by Brian Burke to open the Sandwich Schlepper at 253-261 North Harvard St., a couple blocks away from Barry's Corner, in an 1890s building that Burke is restoring. Read more.

By - 1/10/19 - 4:56 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted permission to restaurateur Robert Weintraub and chef Michael Serpa to open a Parisian-style bistro, called Grand Tour, at 314 Newbury St., at Hereford St. Read more.

By - 1/10/19 - 4:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave the owner of La Chiva, 259 Bennington St., permission to serve up Colombian food to hungry people 24 hours a day. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 11:17 am

High-end family dining is coming to the North End. Jennifer Royale says her Table by Jen Royle "private dinner club" at 445 Hanover St. will feature large bowls and platters that diners seated at the two long tables will pass along as they go from course to course. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 10:29 am

La Chiva, a Colombian take-out place at 259 Bennington St. in East Boston that is already open until 3 a.m., is seeking permission to stay open 24 hours a day. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 4:08 pm
Blowup of Massachusetts driver's license

Micro-printed words on real state IDs, like this Mass. license, don't show up on fakes, at least not yet.

The doorman at Bijou on Stuart Street was a bit suspicious of the young-looking woman with the Maine license trying to get into the club one October night, even though her ID checked out OK on the computerized scanner he uses. So he turned to a trick police and the more experienced door staff use to ferret out people with fraudulent IDs: He asked her the state capital. When she replied "Augusta," he let her in - because most people who get fake IDs don't expect to be quizzed on facts about the state they're allegedly from and can't answer such questions. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 3:35 pm

An MIT fraternity in Kenmore Square found itself hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to face police citations for allowing underage drinking and vaping at a party in which way more people were stuffed into the building than allowed by its Boston-issued licenses. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 2:55 pm

Two bars not normally associated with Boston College had to explain today how underage BC students were able to get in and consume adult beverages until the moment detectives from the BPD licensing unit asked for their IDs. Read more.

By - 12/11/18 - 12:27 pm

A patron at Top Mix Bar and Kitchen on Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury left her clutch outside, went back out to retrieve it and found it but with $360 missing, then got punched in the face by the man who'd been captured on surveillance video lifting the money, police and the bar's owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 4:24 pm

A man who'd been creeping on a group of woman at dbar followed one into the restroom and sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall the night of July 21, a BPD officer told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 1:30 pm
Davido and TMP

Members of the band that opened for Nigerian singer Davido at the House of Blues on Aug. 31 told the Boston Licensing Board today that the singer's beefy security entourage beat them up and chased them out of the backstage room where they had been enjoying a post-concert snack. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:18 pm
Eat Pho.

Where Pho Hoa used to be.

Pho Hoa, the Beach Street pho place that closed in October, could re-open with a new name under new ownership as soon as both renovations and some unusual legal maneuverings are finished. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Alex's Market, 322 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester, deserves any punishment for the way a customer walked out of the store and immediately popped open one of the 25-oz. Natural Ice cans he'd just purchased and guzzled some down - and then handed another one to an acquaintance. Read more.

By - 10/30/18 - 11:23 am

Police say they are continuing to look for three men for a savage beating at Paddy O's, 33 Union St., in August, that left a doorman with possible permanent scars. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 4:36 pm

Sept. 5 was last call at the Last Drop for one Oak Square man after a series of incidents that left him with a bloody, possibly broken nose and a bartender losing his job there. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday will have to decide between two completely different accounts of how a man came to be smashed in the head with a bottle after he walked out of J.J. Foley's in the South End early one August morning: Was he jumped by a Hispanic man his friend had gotten ejected from the bar for putting his hand up a woman's skirt, or was he attacked by two Hispanic men who were never in the bar but who happened to be walking down the street after he left and at whom he'd screamed an ethnic epithet? Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 4:19 pm

One toe over the line, sweet Jesus, and that's a potential citation.

Four InterContinental Hotel guests enjoying some wine and mixed drinks one August night decided to stroll the hotel's grounds along Fort Point Channel. But then they went too far - they walked from the hotel's granite walkways onto the bricks of the Harborwalk just as two BPD detectives were arriving for a snap inspection. Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 11:53 am

A doorman at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street did the right thing by barring entry to three drunk guys, but did the wrong thing by shoving one of them into a car when they tried again to get in after yelling at him for 20 minutes, the club's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/9/18 - 7:50 pm
New Licensing Board chairwoman

Mayor Walsh today appointed Kathleen Joyce as chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board.

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By - 10/2/18 - 12:17 pm

A worker at JM Curley on Temple Place got punched to the ground in June by an angry customer who accused the bar of stealing his wallet, while a bouncer at Hennessy's of Boston found himself tumbled in a heap of people after he tried to escort a vaping customer out in August, police and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.