Wednesday, February 20, 2013
According to the Boston Herald and a letter in The Tufts Daily, things got out of hand at the Winter Bash at a Boston Hotel Feb. 1.
Tufts University Dean of Student Affairs Bruce Reitman scolded students for their behavior at a Feb. 1 school event at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, according to a report in the Boston Herald. A letter by Reitman published in The Tufts Daily student newspaper Tuesday indicates that 15 to 20 students who attended the Winter Bash "spent most of the night in the medical triage room" due to excessive drinking, while others were rude to hotel staff and still others were observed vomiting "all over the place." Reitman also said two students, a male and a female, were seen urinating in the middle of the hotel lobby. In the letter, Reitman said several departments are reviewing the Winter Bash and that future planning needs to address "the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Boston once again tops The Daily Beast's list of hard-drinking cities. Is it a fair rap?
Give us your keys, Boston. According to The Daily Beast, Boston's sozzled residents consume an average of 15.6 drinks per month. It also classified fully one-fifth of the population as binge drinkers. The city tops a list that includes Milwaukee, New Orleans, Chicago and other cities known for their thirst. The rankings were set using data from Experian Marketing Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What do you think? Does Boston really deserve the moniker of drunkest city in America? Is it possible that Boston's more bleary-eyed than other drinking powerhouses like Milwaukee and New Orleans? Are you embarassed by the designation? Proud? Tell us in the comments below!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Should happy hour come back to Massachusetts?
Is happy hour coming back to the Bay State? The 28-year-old “happy hour law” now banning Massachusetts bars and restaurants from pouring free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic beverages in area restaurants may be updated so restaurants can compete with casinos that may one day be in the state. As part of the ban, cities and towns now rule that a beverage must be priced the same for each calendar week and two drinks can only be served per person at a restaurant. In addition, pitchers of alcohol can only be served to two or more people, according to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC will hold a hearing in Boston on Aug. 21. Four other hearings will be held throughout the state to gain public feedback. According to an …
Monday, May 14, 2012
RSVP by May 17 to attend the May 23 annual meeting.
Somerville Cares About Prevention is holding its annual meeting on May 23, and if you want to attend, you need to RSVP by May 17. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Highlander Café, 81 Highland Ave. According to an announcement from the city, there will be discussions and presentations about efforts by youth leaders in the city to reduce drug and alcohol use in the Somerville community. Program organizers will also thank supporters, and there will be some refreshments. To RSVP, contact Lovelee Heller at LHeller@somervillema.gov or (617) 625-6600, ext. 4322.