Saturday, May 31, 2008

When Jamaica Plain Was Dry

Boston Daily Globe February 19, 1921

Jamaica Plain Police Prosecute Cleanup

The liquor squad of the Jamaica Plain station spent the greater part of yesterday in the West Roxbury District Court.

Vincent Zambelli and Thomas L. Williams, charged with an illegal sale of whisky to a police officer at the barber shop, 736 Centre st on Feb. 7, were fined $50 each. They appealed.

Martin Costello and William Connolly, charged with an illegal sale at 3008 Washington st on Feb 7, were also fined $50 each. They appealed.

In the late afternoon, Federal Enforcement Agents Rogers and McNulty, wiht Sergt Healy and Sergt Fitzpatrick and Patrolman Foley, visited the store of Thomas Normile, 169 Lamartine st. The police claim that when they entered the clerk succeeded in breaking a bottle containing what they supposed was liquor. No liquor was found.

They then visited the store of John J. O'Connor, 430 Amory st, where they claim to have seized 2 1/2 gallons of liquor.

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