All politics is local, they say. In this case, that means some dick from Quincy is screwing with the Boston city liquor licenses because he got a parking ticket for his boat.
Why can’t Boston set its own liquor rules like the rest of the cities in Massachusetts? Some kind of corruption scandal from back in the 20th century led to a rule that Boston has to get approval from the state legislature. And now that rule is being used to punish the City of Boston for not being corrupt and forcing legislators to pay mooring fees in the harbor.
Boston: where corruption and incompetence come back to bite you in the ass in totally unexpected ways.