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SECTION 7.1 NUISANCE PROHIBITED - PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

For the purpose of preserving the right to peaceful, quiet and orderly enjoyment of public places to inhabitants of the city, the following activities are declared to create a public nuisance and are prohibited at all times:

1. The drinking or possession in an open container of any alcoholic beverage as defined in Chapter 138 Section 1 of Massachusetts General Laws on any publicly owned property, including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds and school grounds;

2. The drinking or possession in an open container of any alcoholic beverage as defined in Chapter 138 Section 1 of Massachusetts General laws on any privately owned property to which the public has a right of access without the consent of the owner or person in control thereof.

Violation of any provision of this ordinance may be punished by arrest and a fine of not more than $100.00 for each offense