Iced: No More Liquor Licenses in the North End

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The tension between residents and rowdy restaurants has spilled over: Thanks to a vote from the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association, no more liquor licenses will be issued in the neighborhood. Notes ever-attentive Universal Hub: "With 91 restaurants and bars already pouring libations, the group voted recently to oppose any new pouring licenses. It will refuse to meet with anybody seeking a new license and will instead file an automatic letter of opposition with the Boston Licensing Board." How stringent. How dull.

North End residents have been complaining a lot lately about the nocturnal noise in their neighborhood, which seems kind of strange, since these people actually elected to live in a narrow, cramped area full of restaurants. ... 91, to be exact. [UH]