ABCC to Team With Lawrence Authorities

The Eagle Tribune reports that the state ABCC will team up with Lawrence police to sweep through city bars and clubs for five or six weeks beginning this weekend, in a coordinated effort “to rein in the wave of lawlessness that’s taking place in Lawrence,” state Treasurer Steven Grossman said.

Grossman’s announcement that ABCC agents will be a presence in Lawrence bars and clubs through September is a significant ratcheting up of attention by the agency, which some local officials say has been part of the problem in Lawrence because it is too quick to overturn disciplinary decisions by the city’s Licensing Board.