Today's SUN has an aritcle about this weeks meeting and the charges being brought against downtown establishments.
Can we be optimistic that the License Commission will deliver the approriate action for these violations? Considering the attendance at City Council special meeting we can certainly say that we encourage them to do so.
The License Commission agenda is not published as yet but they have another 5 hours to get it done before the deadline per the regulations.
Agenda for License Commission on March 08, 2012, 03:00 PM (pertinent parts)
-Corey Belanger of Major's Pub, CB Enterprises, Inc., sound system for band, disc jockey, St. Patrick's Day celebration, Saturday, March 17, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., enclosed tent in front of 34 Jackson Street
-Public hearing on the application for alteration of premises by The Middle Street Village Inc., d/b/a Village Smokehouse, all alcoholic beverages Restaurant licensee 92-98 Middle Street. (this is for outdoor seating)
-Hearing on the allegations of misconduct as charged by Kenneth E. Lavallee, Superintendent of Police, against J & I Restaurant Incorporated, d/b/a Fortunato's, Yousef A. Ayyub, Manager, all alcoholic beverages Restaurant licensee at 44 Palmer Street.
-Communications/reports; From Kenneth E. Lavallee, Superintendent of Police
J & I Restaurant Incorporated, d/b/a Fortunato's, all alcoholic beverages Restaurant licensee at 44 Palmer Street - disturbance on the licensed premises the morning of February 10, 2012, review public need in accordance with section 12 of chapter 138, MGL, to decrease hours for the sales of alcoholic beverages during the calendar week from 2:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
-The Middle Street Village, Inc., d/b/a The Village Smokehouse, all alcoholic beverages Restaurant licensee at 92-98 Middle Street - sales of alcoholic beverages to two (2) intoxicated patrons the morning of February 4, 2012
-From Robert Marsilia, Building Commissioner, dated February 23, 2012 re: Fortunato's/Forty Four at Fortunato's/Club 44