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Wilton Rangel (left) and Edilson Oliveira, at Oliveira’s, their East Boston restaurant, say they are losing business because they cannot afford to buy one of the few available liquor licenses.

Liquor licensing spawns a clash of political wills

Menino, legislator tangle over control

By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / October 18, 2006

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Prices on liquor licenses in Boston have more than doubled a year after the city ran up against a state limit on the number of licenses it can issue. (Full article: 1021 words)

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