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After a man was killed by a glass thrown in a Fenway pub, Boston's Consumer Affairs and Licensing office banned the use of glassware during certain hours at the embattled bar.

After a man was killed by a glass thrown in a Fenway pub, Boston's Consumer Affairs and Licensing office banned the use of glassware during certain hours at the embattled bar.

That decision against The Lansdowne Pub was issued last week, and today the establishment must go through another hearing before the city's Licensing Board.

Board members will decide what, if any, action to take — which could include a license suspension.

The pub started using plastic cups following the Aug. 14 incident, and Patricia Malone, the city’s director of consumer affairs and licensing, said in a written decision that after midnight on Thursday through Saturday, glassware can only be served to Lansdowne patrons who are eating.

Michael DiMaria was killed at the pub when a thrown beer glass shattered and sliced his jugular. Hector Guardiola was charged with manslaughter for throwing the glass.

 
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