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Deal Struck To Expand Number Of Mass. Stores Selling Alcohol

A potential ballot question battle may be averted.



Could Happy Hour Be Returning To Massachusetts?

The Senate passed an amendment in the casino debate to level the playing field between casinos and outside businesses that could be a first step in the return of so-called Happy Hour specials.


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Maine Man Allegedly Drunk At NH Court Appearance

Authorities say a man facing a drunken driving charge in New Hampshire showed up for his court hearing intoxicated.


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UNH To Stop Selling Energy Drinks

University of New Hampshire students won’t be able to buy Red Bull and other energy drinks on campus starting in January.


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NH Liquor Regulators Ban Sale Of “Joose”

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has banned the sale of a fruit-flavored beer called Joose, after finding it’s not labeled sufficiently to indicate it contains alcohol.


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Lowell Police Want Bars To Close An Hour Earlier To Curb Violence

The city of Lowell has seen a 54-percent increase in violence in the downtown this year.


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Mass. Alcohol Board Reverses Small Brewer Rule

Alcohol regulators in Massachusetts are pulling back from a rules change that had small beer brewers across the state fuming.


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Beer And Wine Could Come To ‘Dry’ Martha’s Vineyard Town

Diners could soon be sipping beer and wine in a popular vacation spot that has long banned the sale of alcohol.



U.S. Coast Guard Emphasizes Boating Safety During Holiday Weekend

U.S. Coast Guard crews will be on the water throughout the Fourth of July weekend boarding recreational boats to ensure they have proper safety gear and that operators aren’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/02/2011

Chris Melanson is upset that her 27-year-old son Danny was turned away from a Quincy restaurant because he only had a Massachusetts ID.

Quincy Restaurant Turns Away Family Over 27-Year-Old’s Mass. ID

A Braintree family is upset after they were turned away from a local restaurant. One of them, a 27-year-old only had a state ID. But the restaurant has a very strict policy; it’s a Massachusetts Driver’s License or the door, no exceptions.