• coronavirus Mar 17

    These Are the COVID Rules in Place in Massachusetts for St. Patrick's Day

    State officials are cracking down on violators of COVID safety rules this St. Patrick’s Day in Massachusetts — particularly for bars and restaurants in Boston. Officials with the Massachusetts Health Department and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission are on high alert for individual people and places that are breaking the rules. In addition to keeping the standard six feet of…

  • coronavirus Mar 17

    COVID Rules on Saint Patrick's Day

    State officials are cracking down on COVID safety rules for St. Patrick’s Day this year.

  • coronavirus Mar 11

    Mass. Businesses That Broke COVID-19 Rules Also Got Grants: Report

    Nearly two dozen Massachusetts businesses that temporarily lost their liquor licenses for violating state rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus also received a total of almost $1.4 million in state COVID-19 relief grants. Of the 57 restaurants, bars, and other businesses whose liquor licenses the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission suspended over COVID-19 breaches, 23 received grants, The…

  • alcohol Mar 2

    Massachusetts' Online Alcohol Deliveries Soared in Pandemic

    Massachusetts residents have increasingly been going online during the COVID-19 crisis to purchase nearly everything under the sun — including alcohol. State alcohol regulators have seen a 300% uptick in direct-to-consumer alcohol deliveries throughout the pandemic, state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said during a virtual hearing on the state budget Tuesday. Under state law, a direct wine shipper may send up…

  • coronavirus Nov 16, 2020

    North Andover Bar Charged With Violating COVID-19 Restrictions, Serving Minors

    Casa Blanca, a Mexican restaurant and bar in North Andover, has been charged with failing to comply with coronavirus safety standards and serving alcohol to minors. Investigators with the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission charged the restaurant on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. because the tables were not at least six feet apart. The investigators also found 24 minors…

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