Boston Bar’s Leisure License Paused After Lethal Stabbing


BOSTON — A popular Boston bar’s entertainment license has been suspended after one of its bouncers was charged with fatally stabbing a Marine veteran over the weekend, city officials say.

City officials said the Sons of Boston’s bar license was suspended because the bar never provided the city with a safety and operational plan when it renewed its entertainment license last year.

On Monday, prosecutors said bouncer Alvaro Larrama surrendered to police after he reportedly stabbed Daniel Martinez, a 23-year-old visiting Marine veteran, following an altercation outside the Union Street bar.

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Larrama is charged with murder and is to be held without bail.

Detectives assigned to the Boston Police Department’s Licensed Premises Division visited the bar on Wednesday. Police issued patrol orders on the licensed premises for assault and assault of a person with a deadly weapon, armed security guards without prior board approval and failure to provide the Supervise the behavior of the licensed entity.

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A second inspection notice was issued to an employee after he made physical contact with a customer and failed to call the police. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s office informed Sons of Boston that its entertainment license has now been suspended immediately and indefinitely. The license was reportedly confiscated and returned to the Licensing Board.

A hearing is scheduled to determine the status of the bar’s liquor license after the Boston Licensing Board received the police report from the night of the stabbing.

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Boston Bar’s entertainment license suspended after fatal stabbing

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