To prevent alcohol sales to youths, the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force recently hosted a retailer training for local liquor stores at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
Representatives from 11 stores participated in the three-hour session led by Frank Connelly of the Cambridge Prevention Coalition, a community-based substance abuse prevention coalition.
Topics covered at the training included: best practices for preventing youth access to alcohol, information on state-of-the-art scanning technology to detect fake identification, and Massachusetts state law, among others. The following retailers participated:
Allston Food & Spirits, Allston Bazaar on Cambridge Street, Allston Chansky’s Market, Brighton Dorr’s Liquor Mart, Brighton Center Hurley’s Liquors, Allston Marty’s Big Buys, Brighton Mod Liquors, Dorchester Oak Square Liquors, Oak Square Reservoir Wine & Spirits, Cleveland Circle The Wine Press, Brookline Wollaston Wine & Spirits, Quincy
The training was a combined effort between the task force, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, local schools and universities, the Boston Police. and the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission. Earlier this year, the task force hosted responsible-server training for bars in Allston-Brighton.