Boston City Councilors Call For Hefty Fines For Large House Parties

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some Boston City Councilors are calling for hefty fines for those who are caught throwing large house parties and breaking Covid-19 safety rules.

City councilors Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty are requesting a hearing for the council to talk about those proposed financial penalties -- which could range from $1,000 to $3,000, based on how many times the offense is committed.

It comes as large parties are believed to be a growing problem in the city -- and police in South Boston reportedly received 600 calls in one weekend alone.

Flynn and Flaherty cite pandemic fatigue as one driving factor for the parties -- especially among college students in the area.

The two said they have been receiving an overwhelming number of reports of people hosting gatherings of around 30 to 40 people at a time, oftentimes at homes being rented.

Current state gathering limits are capped at 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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