New England News
6:57 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

City Pulls Plug On Unlicensed Nightclub

With high school graduation season in full swing, authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are cracking down on illegal parties.

Authorities in Springfield, MA allege an illegal nightclub was being operated in space rented on the third floor of this old factory building on South Main Street.
Credit WAMC

Springfield licensing authorities discovered plans for a party in rented space in an old warehouse building, where the promoters advertised plans to charge a cover fee and serve alcohol all without licenses. Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno said the city issued a cease and desist order Friday and will have police make sure the party does not happen.

" These are put out on the internet. You could have hundreds if not thousands of kids showing up, and next thing you know it is out of control."

Springfield authorities have been cracking down since a star high school soccer player was fatally stabbed four years ago at an underage party attended by more than 250 people.