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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | December 28, 1994
A task force created after allegations of wrongdoing by the Baltimore liquor board has recommended widespread changes in the agency's practices, including restrictions on potential conflicts of interest by employees.The 11-member panel did not suggest scrapping the patronage system under which inspectors to the Baltimore Board of Liquor License Commissioners, a state agency, are appointed by the city's state senators.But state law should be changed to spell out that inspectors be forbidden to solicit or receive political contributions, the task force said.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Thursday's docket for the board of liquor license commissioners for Baltimore City was mostly concerned with infractions of the liquor board code. Among the establishments penalized by the board, all for first-time offenses, were Canton's Portside Tavern on O'Donnell St., which was fined $625 for after-hours consumption on April 7, Phillips Seafood in the Inner Harbor , which was fined $250 for operating without a license on May 7, and the Chesapeake in Charles North, which was found guilty of extending its bar outside on July 19 and 20 Artscape without permission from the liquor board.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Staff Writer | December 17, 1994
Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III wielded his political ax on the county liquor board yesterday, replacing two of the three full-time board members, including Chairman Charles E. Norton Jr.Philip R. Leyhe Jr., a member since 1979, became the new chairman. The two new members are Simon Jarosinski, 72, Mr. Ruppersberger's campaign treasurer and a former alternate ,X board member, and Richard Rudolph, 78, retired owner of a Towson shoe store and a current alternate board member.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 22, 2010
The city liquor board last night handed down a five-day liquor license suspension to a strip club on The Block after a dancer in the bar was found guilty of fondling the genitalia of a male patron. Mouse Trap II, on the 400 block of E. Baltimore Street, was additionally fined $2,250. A liquor board inspector testified at the hearing that he saw a dancer with her hand inside the unzipped pants of a man on July 12. The club was also fined for selling to an underage patron that same night.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | August 12, 1993
Stanley P. Pianowski, the low-key administrator of the Baltimore County liquor board, has resigned his $37,128 job effective Aug. 20.In a short resignation letter dated Aug. 9, Mr. Pianowski, who has held the job for 10 years, said that it was time for a change and that he had mixed emotions about leaving. Mr. Pianowski, 57, later said he has no new job waiting."It's just for personal reasons," he said. "It's something I've been thinking about for a while."A political appointee, Mr. Pianowski kept a low profile as board administrator, limiting his public comments to board business.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Ze Mean Bean Cafe, a popular Eastern European-styled, Fells Point restaurant, had its liquor license revoked by the city's liquor board Thursday, the board chairman said. Baltimore City Liquor License Board Chairman Steve Fogleman said Thursday evening that the bar had committed two violations - not cooperating with inspectors and serving alcohol without picking up their 2013 liquor license from the board. A chef at the restaurant did not appear at a hearing in front of the board as required, he said.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2010
The city liquor board on Thursday fined two clubs on The Block after a man was found to have exposed himself in one and a dancer fondled the genitals of a patron in the other. Circus Bar at 427 E. Baltimore St. was fined $3,000 after a liquor board inspector said he observed a man with his penis exposed receiving a lap dance from a dancer June 16. The bar's owner testified that he immediately fired the dancer and told the board there was nothing more he could have done to stop the incident.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2010
The Baltimore liquor board on Thursday denied a request to transfer a liquor license to the owner of a gluten free bakery in Remington. Liquor board chairman Stephan Fogleman said during his ruling that the board sees no immediate need for the business. Richard D'Souza, owner of Sweet Sin in the 100 block of W. 27 t h Street, wanted to open a restaurant next door to the bakery and take over a longstanding liquor license designated for that location. But D'Souza's bid was opposed by the Remington Neighborhood Alliance and the Charles Village Civic Association, whose members expressed concern over a likely increase in noise and an influx of Johns Hopkins students if the restaurant serves alcohol till 2 a.m. The Greater Remington Improvement Association supported the transfer.
NEWS
December 1, 1993
The new get-tough policy of the Carroll County liquor board is a change for the better. The board has handed out stiff fines and penalties for two establishments that sold liquor to minors, and it has announced it will conduct surprise, random inspections of all stores and bars licensed to sell alcohol.Considering that teen-age drinking is a major problem in the county, every effort should be made to curb the sale of beer, wine and liquor to minors. Suspending the licenses of liquor stores or taverns and then slapping them with heavy fines of $500 or $1,000 sends precisely the right message: Selling liquor to minors is an extremely serious offense and carries heavy penalties.
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