someone at the city of lowell board of health has both a clue and the balls to act. this just made my day. and, no, not because some person or persons are potentially losing their livelihood at this particular bar. but because someone is finally being held accountable for all the livelihoods that they jeopardize through their irresponsibility, and are lost every day down the street because of injury and job loss. i had to step over a pile of puke on merrimack on my way to palmer and middle to take this photo, but i'll spare you the nauseating one and just give you the good one.
i'm reserving judgment on the license commission to see what they will choose to do in the wake of the melee and police injuries. i hope they take initiative to act with a strong and revitalized policy of zero tolerance on the license violations reported as part of the incident. (capacity violations, patron age violations, overserving violations, etc.)
more of the same will no longer do.
here's kudos to our city department of health for taking the action that is within their responsibility and authority. if all city agencies, departments and boards would now do the same, downtown lowell would be a much better place for it.