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House set to erase ‘quirk’ in Blue Law

Liquor sales Dec. 26 being weighed

By Matt Murphy
State House News Service / December 9, 2011
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The Massachusetts House yesterday advanced a bill that would allow package stores to open their doors the day after Christmas, removing one of the last remaining colonial-era Blue Laws restricting alcohol sales. “Whether you’re a package store or a grocery store or convenience store that has a beer and wine license and will already be open, unless this is passed those stores would be prohibited from selling alcohol,’’ said Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

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