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Sun, Mar 31, 2013 Marshfield, MA--Concern in the community about teenagers. alcohol consumption and parents who condone in-home drinking. Full story-->


Sat, Mar 16, 2013 Swampscott, MA--Two Swampscott hockey players to miss championship due to reported alcohol use. Full story-->


Thu, Nov 01, 2012 Carmel, IN--The death of Brett Finbloom prompted many parents to really sit down and talk one-on-one with their own kids. If there were a party with underage drinking and someone was hurt, would your kids call 911? Kids who were there the frantic final moments of Finbloom's life spoke about it. Full story-->


Wed, Oct 31, 2012 Lexington, MA--The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reports that 49 percent of LHS students have at least one drink of alcohol a month (a figure higher than the national average), 29 percent of those students report binge drink (five or more drinks in a row) at least once a month, and 28 percent of LHS students report using marijuana. Full story-->


Sun, Oct 21, 2012 Arlington, MA--A former Arlington selectman is facing charges after teenagers were drinking at her house, according to police. Police said the house of former selectman, Annie LaCourt, and her husband was the site of a raging teen drinking party Friday night. Full story-->


Fri, May 11, 2012 Beverly, MA--In a strong message to adults tempted to host parties for underage drinkers, a Salem judge has sentenced a Beverly woman to six months in prison for permitting teenage drinking at her home two years ago. Full story-->


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 Lenox, MA--Law enforcement authorities, state legislators and school administrators stress that the death of Remy Kirshner, 17, the passenger in the vehicle driven by Philip K. Baruch, Jr., 18 -- both students at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School -- demonstrates the responsibility of parents who host house parties for teens. Full story-->


Thu, Jan 05, 2012 Middleton, MA--On New Year's Eve the Middleton Police Dept. received a call from a Lake Street residence requesting medical aid for a 15-year-old female. When paramedics arrived on the scene, the female was unresponsive and incoherent... Full story-->


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 Clinton, MA--Responsibility? Elworthy speaks out on Social Host culpability. Charges against some Clinton teens, who allegedly beat up a Berlin teen during a party after the Dec. 4 Super Bowl, came as a surprise to many in the community. Full story-->


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 Hingham, MA--Better than 25 percent of freshman and juniors at Hingham High School responded in a 2010 survey that they have been to drinking parties where parents were home and knew there was alcohol available to minors. Full story-->


Thu, Dec 08, 2011 Stanford, CA--Bill Burnett, Stanford Professor, Arrested For Teens Drinking In His Home. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Stanford Professor Bill Burnett and his wife Cynthia hosted a party for their son and his friends, 16 and 17-year-olds, to celebrate a football win. They bought chips and soda, but were clear about one rule: no alcohol allowed. Full story-->


Sat, Dec 03, 2011 Clinton, MA--Would-be Marine is sentenced. A teen charged in an underage drinking fight last year and who was not sentenced to community service as were five others because he intended to join the Marines was ordered yesterday in Clinton District Court to serve 25 hours of community service. Full story-->


Mon, Oct 17, 2011 Lynchburg, VA--Should Parents Be Responsible? Full story-->


Wed, Sep 28, 2011 Peabody, MA--Underage drinking under fire Full story-->


Sun, Sep 25, 2011 Gloucester, MA--DA's office steps up fight vs. underage drinking Full story-->


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 Clinton, MA--The owner of the home where a Berlin teenager was badly beaten at a Dec. 4 party has been charged with procuring liquor for minors under the state's social host law. Full story-->


Fri, Dec 17, 2010 Hingham, MA--Better than 25 percent of freshman and juniors at Hingham High School responded in a recent survey that they have been to drinking parties where parents were home and knew there was alcohol available to minors. Full story-->


Mon, Nov 08, 2010 Lynn, MA--A Beverly, Massachusetts mother is in some hot water tonight. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 10, 2010 Harvard, MA--Debate over parents hosting underage parties, Two Harvard professors were recently busted under the social host law for allegedly letting high school kids drink at a party for graduation. Full story-->


Fri, Jun 04, 2010 Lynn, MA--Teen party host is latest to be charged under Social Host Law. This article quotes Richard P. Campbell of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy. Full story-->


Fri, Jun 04, 2010 Pierce County, WA--Drinking parties busted, 21 arrested after party patrol. Full story-->


Fri, Jun 04, 2010 Bowdoin, ME--Summonses issued to 11 underage drinkers. Full story-->


Fri, Jun 04, 2010 Bupa, AU--Teenager set alight, but parents still believe underage drinking is OK. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 03, 2010 Santa Barbara County, CA--County passes alcohol edict. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 03, 2010 Chisago County, MN--Township officers learn more about proposed social host ordinance. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 03, 2010 Akron, OH--Summer raises underage drinking concerns. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 03, 2010 Mesa District, AZ--Opinion: Mesa district needs consistent alcohol, drug policy. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 03, 2010 Rockville Centre, NY--Rockville Centre changes social host law. Full story-->


Wed, Jun 02, 2010 Burleson County, TX--Burleson County Mom Accused of Providing Alcohol to Minors; 42 Students Ticketed. Full story-->


Wed, Jun 02, 2010 Lapeer County, MI--Underage teen drinking target of billboards Full story-->


Tue, Jun 01, 2010 Lynn, MA--A Lynn teen has been slapped with a serious charge by Lynn police for allegedly hosting a party in March where several underage guests fueled up on alcohol. Full story-->


Sun, May 16, 2010 Merrimack Valley, MA--Law helps police crack down on underage house parties. It's an all too common tale: An adult allows their child to have a few underage friends over to the house, where alcohol is consumed. Something goes wrong, and someone gets hurt — or worse. Full story-->


Wed, Feb 24, 2010 Washington, DC--Parent notification policies for underage drinking evolve Full story-->


Wed, Feb 24, 2010 Charlton, MA--27 at party charged with underage drinking Full story-->


Tue, Feb 23, 2010 Westmont, IL--Westmont police arrest 15 after underage drinking party Full story-->


Tue, Feb 23, 2010 Cazenovia, NY--Social Host Law public hearing scheduled for March 1 Full story-->


Tue, Feb 23, 2010 Minneapolis, MN--MSA seeks to amend social host ordinance Full story-->


Tue, Feb 23, 2010 Des Moines, IA--The Alliance of Coalitions for Change and Iowa state legislators discuss underage drinking Full story-->


Mon, Feb 22, 2010 Lake Forest, IL--City adopts 'social host' ordinance Full story-->


Mon, Feb 22, 2010 Andover, MA--Teen charged in drinking party connected to suicide pleads guilty Full story-->


Sun, Feb 21, 2010 Ellsworth, ME--Juvenile Reportedly Pulls Gun on Police at Underage Drinking Party Full story-->


Sun, Feb 21, 2010 Steamboat Springs, CO--Juvenile drinking cases increase in 2009 Full story-->


Sat, Feb 20, 2010 Gorham, NY--House party in Gorham sends one teen to the hospital Full story-->


Sat, Feb 20, 2010 Guilderland, NY--Rabbi Charged Full story-->


Thu, Feb 18, 2010 Fallbrook, CA--Host of underage-drinking party pleads guilty, fined $300 Full story-->


Mon, Feb 15, 2010 Woodstock, GA--Woodstock judge investigated, 10 teens cited for alcohol in her home Full story-->


Thu, Feb 11, 2010 Dartmouth, NH--Students Speak Out: No Undercover Police at Parties Full story-->


Fri, Oct 02, 2009 St. Johns, FL--Party mom appears in court. Defense: Manslaughter charges are too harsh for offering minors drinks Full story-->


Fri, Oct 02, 2009 Bow, NH--Principal, parents support Bow school chief Full story-->


Fri, Oct 02, 2009 Ocean Township, NJ--Ocean Township police charge 26 with underage drinking Full story-->


Thu, Oct 01, 2009 Fallbrook, CA--Case filed against Fallbrook mom, Deborah Gibney, appears to be first in county concerning Social Host Ordinance Full story-->


Thu, Oct 01, 2009 Chicago, IL--Keep teen get-togethers under control Full story-->


Thu, Oct 01, 2009 South Londonderry, PA--17 arrested after South Londonderry underage party Full story-->


Thu, Oct 01, 2009 La Crosse, WI--Fines for drinking party hosts reduced to $8,000 Full story-->


Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Ocean Township, NJ--Nine people given underage drinking summonses in Ocean Township Full story-->


Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Branford, CT--Police Crack Down on Underage Drinkers Full story-->


Sun, Sep 27, 2009 North Iowa, IA--Social host ordinance deserves passage Full story-->


Sat, Sep 26, 2009 Pomona, CA--Host rules urged in Pomona Full story-->


Fri, Sep 25, 2009 St. Paul, MN--City Council targets underage drinking at large parties Full story-->


Fri, Sep 25, 2009 Prior Creek, OK--'Social host' days numbered in Pryor Full story-->


Fri, Sep 25, 2009 Durham, NH--Undercover officers hide in woods to catch underage drinkers Full story-->


Fri, Sep 25, 2009 Foxboro, MA--Showcase Live to focus on drinking Full story-->


Thu, Sep 24, 2009 New Providence, NJ--New Providence moves to crack down on underage drinkers Full story-->


Thu, Sep 24, 2009 Mason City, IA--Supervisors will discuss social host ordinance Tuesday Full story-->


Tue, Sep 22, 2009 Medford, MA--Alcohol policy and personal responsibility Full story-->


Tue, Sep 22, 2009 Charlton, MA--Teen pleads not guilty in fatal alcohol case Full story-->


Mon, Sep 21, 2009 Belmont, MA--Party lands teens in hospital Full story-->


Mon, Sep 21, 2009 Carlsbad, CA--City moves forward with social host ordinance Full story-->


Sun, Sep 20, 2009 East Anchorage, AK--Teenage girl dies from gunshot wound at underage party Full story-->


Sun, Sep 20, 2009 Winona, MN--Police issue 23 tickets in party raid Full story-->


Sun, Sep 20, 2009 St. Paul, MN--St. Paul looks to crack down on underage drinking Full story-->


Fri, Sep 18, 2009 Ocean Township, NJ--Dozens given underage drinking summonses at Ocean Township party Full story-->


Fri, Sep 18, 2009 Stoughton, MA--Mother of teen drinking victim to speak to Stoughton High students, parents on Sept. 23 Full story-->


Thu, Sep 17, 2009 Milford, NH--15 Milford athletes suspended from teams Full story-->


Tue, Aug 18, 2009 Great Falls, MT--Heated discussion expected over Great Falls' proposed 'social host' ordinance plan Full story-->


Tue, Aug 18, 2009 Dubois, PA--Police investigating man's death at party Full story-->


Tue, Aug 18, 2009 Slidell, LA--Slidell man tells police he slept while teens had beer-bash in his house Full story-->


Mon, Aug 17, 2009 Brownsville, TX--Woman charged for party involving minors Full story-->


Mon, Aug 17, 2009 Great Falls, MT--Landlords concerned about 'social host' Full story-->


Mon, Aug 17, 2009 Saginaw, MI--Teen lands in hospital after Marion Township underage drinking party Full story-->


Sun, Aug 16, 2009 Shaftsbury, VT--Police make arrests at house parties Full story-->


Sun, Aug 16, 2009 Chula Vista, CA--Man stabbed at Vista high school party Full story-->


Fri, Aug 07, 2009 Bedford, NH--Beware, All Who Party in Bedford Full story-->


Thu, Aug 06, 2009 Waltham, MA--Representative Thomas Stanley: Reduce Underage Drinking in Waltham (commentary on proposed ordinance) Full story-->


Wed, Aug 05, 2009 Great Falls, MT--City Accepts First Draft of Social Host Ordinance Full story-->


Wed, Aug 05, 2009 Woodstock, NY--No Parole for Driver in Fatal After-Prom Crash Full story-->


Tue, Aug 04, 2009 Northampton, MA--Family Gets Probation for Teen's Death Full story-->


Wed, Jul 29, 2009 Milan, IT--Italy Starts Cracking Down on Underage Drinking Full story-->


Mon, Jul 27, 2009 Norwell, MA--Norwell mother faces social host charges Full story-->


Fri, Jul 24, 2009 Needham, MA--Underage drinking party on Central Avenue Full story-->


Fri, Jul 24, 2009 Jay, ME--Six charged in underage drinking party Full story-->


Wed, Jul 01, 2009 Casa Grande, AZ--Casa Grande's social hosting ordinance takes effect Full story-->


Tue, Apr 21, 2009 Craig, CO--Councilor takes on social host ordinance Full story-->


Tue, Apr 21, 2009 Monticello, MN--Monticello teen faces homicide charge in fatal crash Full story-->


Tue, Apr 21, 2009 Barrington, RI--Parent blocks police effort to raid party Full story-->


Mon, Apr 20, 2009 Enid, OK--Parents, teens get educated on issues youth face Full story-->


Tue, Apr 14, 2009 Davis, CA--High Risk Drinking Down at UC Davis as the Result of a Broad Initiative Full story-->


Fri, Apr 10, 2009 Nationwide, US--Typical Binge Drinker Is Young White Male Full story-->


Tue, Apr 07, 2009 East Hampton, NY--Police arrest party bus driver Full story-->


Sun, Apr 05, 2009 Wrentham, MA--Another Charge in Party Full story-->


Sat, Apr 04, 2009 Wrentham, MA--Kids Are Starting Younger Now Full story-->


Sat, Apr 04, 2009 Fort Edward, NY--Parents Jailed for Role in Party: Party Led to Two Fatalities Full story-->


Tue, Mar 31, 2009 Bethlehem, GA--Barrow Parents Arrested After Teen Party Full story-->


Fri, Mar 20, 2009 Lawrence, MA--Principal faces possible discipline for student drinking incident. Full story-->


Fri, Mar 20, 2009 Washington County, NY--Washington County board sets hearing on proposed social host law. Full story-->


Thu, Mar 19, 2009 Mansfield, MA--Mansfield cops raid teen party. Full story-->


Wed, Mar 18, 2009 Plainville, MA--Cops bust teens again. Full story-->


Mon, Mar 16, 2009 Attleboro, MA--Attleboro police nab 18 at party. Full story-->


Sun, Mar 15, 2009 Attleboro, MA--He's sentenced to serve as example. Full story-->


Sat, Mar 14, 2009 Statewide, MT--Energy drinks with alcohol face new regulations. Full story-->


Fri, Mar 13, 2009 Nationwide, FR--Prohibition for French teenagers as new laws approved to curb 'le binge drinking'. Full story-->


Tue, Mar 10, 2009 Nationwide, US--New Web Site Helps Predict Alcohol Problems. Full story-->


Thu, May 08, 2008 Mission Viejo, CA--If teens party in Mission Viejo, it could cost parents. Mission Viejo may become first city in O.C. to adopt law making parents responsible for teen drinking. Full story-->


Thu, May 01, 2008 Edmond, OK--Social Host Ordinance Seems To Be Effective In Edmond Full story-->


Fri, Apr 25, 2008 Minden, NY--A local man has been charged with a social host violation after serving eight minors at a drinking party this past weekend. Full story-->


Fri, Apr 04, 2008 Minden, NY--Three teens were arrested Thursday on complaints of violating the City of Edmond.s social host ordinance. Full story-->


Fri, Apr 04, 2008 Westerly, RI--A parent in Westerly has been arrested under the state's social host law. Police say they found 85 teenagers partying and drinking at a home on Rockridge Road.


Thu, Apr 03, 2008 Ashland, MA--"You're betting everything you have," Boston attorney Richard Campbell told a crowd of nearly 40 parents at the Ashland Public Library. "Think of it always as an $8 million party." Full story-->


Fri, Mar 28, 2008 Marin County, CA--Cities across Marin are passing laws that crack down on teenage drinking, and parents and teens say it is just a start. Full story-->


Thu, Mar 27, 2008 Ipswitch, MA--The Ipswich Police Department has formed a new unit with the motto, "Committed to making a difference."...Police will also focus on the "social host" law and will discuss it with parents and other adults who may not be aware of the implications of serving alcohol to minors. Full story-->


Wed, Mar 05, 2008 Mankato, MN--Mankato's social host ordinance has helped meet concerns about under-age drinking, but it stops at the city limits.


Tue, Mar 04, 2008 Whitehall, NY--In an effort to curb beer-soaked underage drinking bashes, village officials Monday approved a measure that would punish anyone over the age of 21 for hosting parties where alcohol is served to minors. Full story-->


Tue, Jan 29, 2008 Edmond, OK--An Edmond mother and her son were arrested Saturday on complaints of violating the city's social host ordinance. Full story-->


Mon, Jan 28, 2008 Bristol, RI--A Bristol woman who served alcohol to minors at a party at her home on New Year's Eve was sentenced to fines, probation and 100 hours of community service Wednesday.


Wed, Jan 23, 2008 Barrington, RI--Gabriel and Mary Lou Pacheco will serve 100 hours of community service at an emergency room for hosting a New Year's Eve party where minors were reportedly served alcohol. Full story-->


Thu, Jan 17, 2008 Norwell, MA--Last Thursday morning (Jan. 10), the owners of a Falmouth home where Norwell High School graduate Christopher J. Sweeney died at a party last summer, were arraigned in Falmouth District Court under the Social Host Responsibility Act. Full story-->


Thu, Jan 17, 2008 Edmond, OK--An Edmond mom who allegedly allowed her son and his friends to throw a party at her home recently was arrested on a complaint of violating the city.s social host ordinance. Full story-->


Tue, Jan 15, 2008 San Rafael, CA--Many Marin County juveniles are obtaining alcohol from a surprising source - their parents - and even more minors are drinking in their own homes, according to a new survey.


Mon, Jan 14, 2008 Barrington, RI--A local couple has been charged by police with illegally serving alcohol to minors during a New Year's Eve party at their home. Full story-->


Thu, Jan 10, 2008 Ankeny, IA--High school proms are still months away, but parents and school officials in the Des Moines area are busy raising money and planning the activities that will follow the celebrated social events.


Wed, Jan 09, 2008 Bristol, RI--Mom pleads not guilty in Bristol's first "social host" case


Mon, Jan 07, 2008 Statewide, NE--As of Jan 1st...Anyone who provides alcohol to a minor can now be held civilly responsible for the underage drinker's actions.


Fri, Jan 04, 2008 West Des Moines, IA--West Des Moines has adopted a "social host" ordinance


Fri, Jan 04, 2008 Bristol, RI--A 47-year-old Bristol woman has been charged under the state.s social-host law after holding an underage drinking party at her home on New Year's Eve. Full story-->


Mon, Dec 31, 2007 Edmond, OK--It.s almost been one year since Edmond.s social host ordinance went into effect resulting in more than 70 arrests for allowing a gathering with underage drinkers. Full story-->


Mon, Dec 31, 2007 Statewide, NE--Starting Tuesday, a new law will allow legal action against adults, who provide alcohol to minors. The new "Dram Shop and Social Host Law" was passed last session.


Fri, Dec 28, 2007 Edmond, OK--Police make ninth 'host' arrest in one week. Full story-->


Thu, Dec 27, 2007 Edmond, OK--Some Christmas celebrations turned joyless for some Edmond residents after they were arrested on complaints of violating the city's social host ordinance. Full story-->


Mon, Dec 24, 2007 Chaska, MN--A second individual has been charged with violating the city of Chaska's new social host ordinance. Full story-->


Wed, Dec 19, 2007 Ross, CA--The Ross Town Council sent the wrong message last week when it rejected a social host ordinance. Such ordinances target teen drinking parties. Full story-->


Tue, Dec 18, 2007 Chaska, MN--City's first social host ordinance citation Full story-->


Mon, Dec 17, 2007 Ross, CA--Bucking a countywide trend, the Ross Town Council has unanimously agreed not to pass a law that would fine property owners when underage drinking takes place in their homes. Full story-->


Mon, Dec 17, 2007 Edmond, OK--Edmond Police officers responding to a loud disturbance early Thursday arrested an Edmond man on a complaint of violating the city's social host ordinance. Full story-->


Sun, Dec 16, 2007 Moorpark, CA--Moorpark is poised to increase its social host fine from $1,000 to $2,500 per citation Full story-->


Wed, Dec 12, 2007 Suffolk County, NY--In an effort to deter minors from drinking alcohol, the Suffolk County Legislature voted last week to approve a social host law.


Sun, Dec 09, 2007 Lawrence, MA--Last week, for the first time since the law took effect in 2000, Lawrence police took steps to invoke it against a mother and teenager they say should be held responsible for the death of a teen who police say attended parties at their homes. Full story-->


Fri, Dec 07, 2007 West Des Moines, IA--The West Des Moines City Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance that fines the hosts of underage drinking parties.


Thu, Dec 06, 2007 Barrington, RI--Barbara O'Neil said she wanted to surprise her 15-year-old daughter and her friends at their birthday sleepover by arriving home early with pizzas. She was the one surprised that night last December, she said, when she found her Lincoln house and backyard filled with teenagers and beer. Full story-->


Tue, Nov 27, 2007 Ceres, CA--The City Council is on schedule to approve a revised measure calling for tougher penalties for adults caught knowingly serving alcohol to minors. Full story-->


Tue, Nov 27, 2007 Bristol, CT--The attorney general's office is assigning a prosecutor to assist the Bristol police in investigating a Veterans Day house party where dozens of teenagers were found with alcohol. Full story-->


Tue, Nov 27, 2007 West Des Moines, IA--West Des Moines parents will face up to a $1,000 fine if they host an underage drinking party at their homes under an ordinance being considered by city leaders.


Mon, Nov 19, 2007 Palo Alto, CA--The Palo Alto City Council passed a new ordinance on Monday night that cracks down on underage drinking by holding parents accountable.


Sun, Nov 18, 2007 Morgan Hill, CA--Thanks to a new "social host ordinance," parents could now be hit with a fine of at least $250, plus the $800 to $1,000 that Cumming estimates it cost Morgan Hill to send the only four officers on duty at the time to the scene. The fine could be levied even if the parents aren't home and know nothing about the party.


Tue, Nov 13, 2007 Mankato, MN--The Mankato City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance making it illegal to knowingly provide a venue for underage drinking, over the objections of college students worried they'll be snagged. Full story-->


Tue, Nov 13, 2007 Rumson, NY--There is no teenage group more at risk for alcohol abuse than athletes, perhaps the aristocracy of high school society. Full story-->


Sun, Nov 11, 2007 Mankato, MN--A proposed Mankato law that would make it illegal to provide a venue for underage drinking comes to a public hearing and possible City Council vote Tuesday. Full story-->


Fri, Nov 09, 2007 Edmond, OK--At least two UCO students, along with three other men, were arrested over the weekend for violating Edmond's social host laws. Full story-->


Fri, Nov 09, 2007 Berkeley, CA--Parties are a big part of college life... Unfortunately though, students who end up hosting parties often end up with the short end of the stick when the police get involved. Full story-->


Thu, Nov 08, 2007 Statewide, RI--Questions are being raised about an apparent loophole in a law aimed at curbing underage drinking in Rhode Island.


Wed, Nov 07, 2007 Barrington, RI--A small group of teenagers in coats and hooded sweatshirts huddled in the rain-soaked woods just off New Meadow Road yesterday morning. Full story-->


Tue, Nov 06, 2007 Carmel, NY--Putnam County is the first county in the state to have all of its towns pass Social Host Liability legislation.


Sun, Nov 04, 2007 San Rafael, CA--An alcohol-fueled melee in the Glenwood neighborhood of San Rafael led to the citing of seven juveniles and one homeowner who could also face fines for violating San Rafael's recently adopted social host ordinance, police officials said Sunday. Full story-->


Tue, Oct 30, 2007 Edmond, OK--Edmond Police made the 59th Social Host violation arrest of the year late last week. Full story-->


Thu, Oct 25, 2007 Edmond, OK--An early morning party lands an Edmond man in jail for violating the city's social host ordinance. Full story-->


Thu, Oct 18, 2007 Fairfax, CA--Fairfax property owners whose homes are the scenes of underage drinking can now be fined up to $1,000 under a "social host ordinance" passed by the Town Council. Full story-->


Wed, Oct 17, 2007 Palatine, NY--A couple from Palatine has been arrested under Montgomery County's new social host law. They're charged with holding a party in their house and allowing kids to drink there.


Mon, Oct 15, 2007 Marin County, CA--Since Nov. 16, 2006, when Marin County's "social host" ordinance took effect, the Sheriff's Office has issued eight citations. Here are the incidents. Full story-->


Sun, Oct 14, 2007 Galesburg, IL--Teen drinking graduates by grade: Myriad anti-alcohol programs available, but parents ultimately at center. Full story-->


Sat, Oct 13, 2007 Edmond, OK--Two more people were arrested Friday on complaints of violating the city's social host ordinance. Full story-->


Thu, Oct 11, 2007 Chaska, MN--A stiff [alcohol] ordinance for providing alcohol to minors went into effect Thursday in one southwest metro suburb.


Tue, Oct 09, 2007 Edmond, OK--Two Edmond men were arrested on complaints of violating the city's social host law bringing the number apprehended to 50 since the ordinance came into effect in January. Full story-->


Tue, Oct 09, 2007 Nationwide, US--A Host of Trouble: More parents are being held criminally liable for their teens' drinking parties. Full story-->


Wed, Sep 26, 2007 Burlington, MA--Sept. 10-15, 2007 was National "We Don't Serve Teens" Week to raise adult awareness to the consequences of underage drinking. The International Institute for Alcohol Awareness (IIAA) launched the "Not In Our House" web site to prevent underage drinking in settings where adults are hosting parties and/or providing alcohol. Full story-->


Tue, Sep 25, 2007 Edmond, OK--Edmond Police broke up a party early Sunday morning that allegedly included 35 to 40 underage drinkers. Full story-->


Mon, Sep 24, 2007 East Bay, RI--Two local lawmakers are promising to try to plug a glaring loophole in the social host underage drinking law passed last year that appears to have undercut its enforcement.


Thu, Sep 20, 2007 Waukegan, IL--A $1.5 million settlement was reached Wednesday in a lawsuit filed in Lake County Circuit Court by Melissa Wolkomir who was seriously injured in a car accident following a party at an equestrian center where alcohol was served to minors. Full story-->


Wed, Sep 12, 2007 Chaska, MN--The city of Chaska has passed an ordinance making hosts criminally liable for underage drinking on their property - even if the hosts didn't supply the alcohol.


Wed, Sep 12, 2007 Springfield, MA--Criminal charges have been filed in the death of a 15 year old girl. [S]hock spread over the Garcia family when they found their 15 year old daughter Alexis, drowned in her bathtub. Seven months later, a close friend's parent is charged with her death. Full story-->


Tue, Sep 11, 2007 Chaska, MN--With little of the debate that has plagued the Carver County Board, the Chaska City Council unanimously passed the Social Host Ordinance Monday night. Full story-->


Sun, Sep 02, 2007 Statewide, CA--Editorial: It's a safe bet that the word is getting around the younger set and parents that police are serious about stopping underage drinking parties. Full story-->


Fri, Aug 31, 2007 Boston, MA--Forget about "Thirsty Thursdays" kicking off three days of partying on some college campuses this school year. Some colleges are wresting Fridays back from the weekend's clutches. Full story-->


Wed, Aug 29, 2007 Boston, MA--Boston College officials are warning students they are teaming with Boston Police to crack down on off-campus parties this year. WBZ's Lana Jones spoke with Brighton Police Captain Genevieve King about the new partnership.


Tue, Aug 28, 2007 Ventura, CA--Ventura and Oxnard police issued citations to the hosts of four weekend parties with alleged underage drinking - including one with children as young as 14. Full story-->


Tue, Aug 28, 2007 Edmond, OK--Andrew "AJ" Alfrey, captain of the UCO Hockey team, was thrown in...jail, early Aug. 24 for allegedly violating the city's now infamous Social Host ordinance. Full story-->


Tue, Aug 21, 2007 East Greenbush, NY--East Greenbush should take closer look at social host law Given the increased prominence and dangers of underage drinking.


Mon, Aug 20, 2007 Edmond, OK--Three Edmond men were arrested early Sunday morning on complaints of violating the city's Social Host ordinance. Full story-->


Wed, Aug 15, 2007 Nationwide, US--Risky Behavior Doesn't End With Teen Years: If teens make mistakes, they often get a second chance. But in their 20s, society is less forgiving. Full story-->


Tue, Aug 14, 2007 Edmond, OK--A 27-year-old Edmond man was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating Edmond's Social Host ordinance. Full story-->


Mon, Aug 13, 2007 Trenton, NJ--A Rider University administrator and a student charged with aggravated hazing in the drinking death of a fraternity pledge pleaded not guilty on Thursday.


Tue, Aug 07, 2007 Suffolk County, NY--Suffolk introduces social-host legislation: Suffolk County may join Nassau in passing a social-host ordinance designed to stop adults from serving alcohol to the underage.


Mon, Aug 06, 2007 Statewide, CA--Social host ordinances rarely enforced: Escondido only city actively using law that targets partygivers. Full story-->


Mon, Aug 06, 2007 West Hampsted, NY--Mother Arrested For Serving Alcohol to Minors: On Sunday night, [Karen] Dittmer, became the first parent in Nassau County charged with violating the county's new social-host law.


Tue, Jul 31, 2007 Edmond, OK--Police Arrest 2 Social Hosts: A weekend party turned sour for the two hosts arrested for violating the City's social host ordinance. Full story-->


Wed, Jul 25, 2007 Statewide, MA--A new MIAA regulation mandates student athletes caught drinking alcohol, using drugs, smoking or chewing tobacco during the off-season will lose eligibility the next time they play a sport. Full story-->


Mon, Jul 23, 2007 Deerfield, IL--Teens Connected To Fatal Crash Arrested: Just days after a Deerfield couple is convicted for allowing a teen drinking party at their home, there's a surprising twist in the case.


Mon, Jul 23, 2007 Deerfield, IL--Hutsells 'weak link in the parenting chain': Lake County's most notorious party hosts have been found guilty of violating the state Liquor Control Act, nine months after two teenage boys died in a car accident at the end of their driveway during a drinking party in their home.


Thu, Jul 19, 2007 Enid, OK--City staff directed to draft social host ordinance. Enid city commissioners soon will consider a social host ordinance aimed at helping combat underage drinking and the hosting of parties for underage drinkers. Full story-->


Tue, Jul 17, 2007 Nassau, NY--Update: Nassau County County Executive Thomas Suozzi on Tuesday signed a social host law setting criminal penalties for adults who allow underage drinking in their homes.


Mon, Jul 16, 2007 Edmond, OK--An Edmond 18-year-old was arrested late Saturday on a complaint of allegedly allowing underage people to drink beer. Full story-->


Fri, Jul 13, 2007 Victoria, MN--Carver County Considering 'Social Host' Ordinance: If approved...the "social host" ordinance would likely be a first in Minnesota.


Thu, Jul 12, 2007 Warren, RI--The criminal trial may be over for Marc T. Holly, but a civil lawsuit is still pending against his wife Ruth for the wrongful death of Abbigayle A. Perrin, who was killed in a car wreck after attending an underage drinking party at the Holly home. Full story-->


Wed, Jul 11, 2007 East Brookfield, RI--A Warren man, charged with letting teenagers drink in his Bemis Road home in the hours before one of them died in a horrific car accident in late 2005, was found not guilty by a jury yesterday in Western Worcester District Court. Full story-->


Tue, Jul 10, 2007 Scituate, MA--A Scituate couple will be arraigned in August in Hingham District Court for violating the state's Social Host Law in March. Full story-->


Sun, Jul 08, 2007 Nassau, NY--Nassau, NY eyes a new Social Host law...would prohibit adults from allowing those under 21 from consuming alcoholic beverages while under their supervision -- including in cases when the adult is not present but knows underaged drinking is occurring in the home.


Tue, Jun 12, 2007 Charlottesville, VA--A Virginia mother and stepfather began serving 27-month sentences yesterday for serving alcohol to minors at a 16th birthday party for their son nearly five years ago. Full story-->


Sat, Jun 09, 2007 Charlottesville, VA--Elisa Kelly, and her ex-husband, George Robinson, are paying the price for hosting Ryan's 16th birthday party -- more than two years in jail each. Ryan had asked his mother to buy his friends some beer and wine, as long as they all spent the night. Full story-->


Sat, Jun 09, 2007 Columbus, NE--Lawmakers passed...a new measure, commonly known as the dram shop and social host liability law, establishes a legal basis for people suffering damages as a result of a sale to a minor or providing alcohol to a minor in a social setting. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 07, 2007 Cohasset, MA--The police have charged residents of the house, a father and a son, with furnishing liquor to minors. This is the second time in less than a year that residents of the same home have faced charges under the Social Host Responsibility Act. Full story-->


Sat, Jun 02, 2007 Cohasset, MA--Police are accusing the father of a Cohasset High School senior of supplying alcohol for a pre-graduation bash at his house, the same charge his wife faced after a similar party last June. Full story-->


Tue, May 29, 2007 Boston, MA--A Campbell attorney, Chris Callanan, was a guest of Emily Rooney on the Greater Boston program on WGBH last Tuesday.


Wed, May 23, 2007 Edmond, OK--A second arrest in one week for violating the city's social host ordinance sent two men to jail. Full story-->


Mon, May 14, 2007 Santa Barbara, CA--If this policy were to pass, it would hold Santa Barbara parents responsible for allowing underage drinking to occur in their homes. People would face consequences ranging from citations and fines. Full story-->


Sat, May 12, 2007 Hoosick Falls, NY--Village trustees passed a new "social host law" Tuesday aimed at cutting down on underage drinking. The ordinance, which will be enforced for a year, is intended to close loopholes in the current drinking laws.


Tue, May 08, 2007 Edmond, OK--A response to a loud party lead Edmond Police to make two more arrests under the city's Social Host Ordinance. Full story-->


Mon, May 07, 2007 Oakland, CA--With graduation parties in mind, Alameda County supervisors are fast-tracking a law to deal with out-of-control gatherings in unincorporated areas where underage youths are served alcohol.


Sun, May 06, 2007 Merrimac, MA--An underage drinking party in Merrimac turned into a hard lesson for some Pentucket High School students: The Internet is a public place. Full story-->


Fri, May 04, 2007 Boston, MA--Boston Globe recognizes CCEC and its Be A Parent, Not A Pal presentation...A Globe article on local parents and efforts to curb teen drinking mentions the firm and two upcoming presentations. Full story-->


Wed, May 02, 2007 Bedford, MA--Richard Campbell, the firm's founder, will discuss social host liability, the criminal and civil responsibility that may be found when a person supplies guests with alcohol. Campbell is also the creator the "Be a Parent Not a Pal" program. Full story-->


Mon, Apr 30, 2007 Salem, MA--If you decide to host a prom night party, review the Massachusetts Social Host Responsibility Law... It makes you legally responsible for any underage drinking on your property-even if it's not your child or you have not supplied the alcohol. Full story-->


Fri, Apr 27, 2007 Scituate, MA--Two parents who allegedly hosted a party and consumed alcohol with about 30 underage Scituate High School seniors in March have been charged with violating the state's social host law. Full story-->


Fri, Apr 20, 2007 Berkeley, CA--The steering committee of the Campaign for Reasonable Laws decided Wednesday to end the petition drive to place the Social Host Ordinance to a public vote. Full story-->


Fri, Apr 20, 2007 Oxford, OH--A 19 year old U of Miami sophomore was struck and killed by a train while intoxicated. Now five of her friends are being charged with supplying her with alcohol. Full story-->


Tue, Apr 17, 2007 Tucson, AZ--A proposed ordinance aimed at curbing underage drinking here in Tucson has been approved for a future vote by the city council. Full story-->


Thu, Apr 05, 2007 Boston, MA--The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Boston Chapter's quarterly newsletter features an article on Social Host Liability.


Fri, Mar 23, 2007 Beverly, MA--View the whole program of "It's All About You" presented by Richard P. Campbell at Endicott College in Feb. 2006. Full story-->


Wed, Mar 14, 2007 Laurens, SC--An assistant high school principal and his wife, a middle school teacher, are accused of holding a keg party where students paid $5 to drink, a prosecutor said Wednesday.


Wed, Mar 14, 2007 Modesto, CA--The Modesto City Council approved a social host ordinance Tuesday that fines parents who buy alcohol for teens and hold parties. Full story-->


Tue, Mar 13, 2007 Novato, CA--A 52-year-old Novato mother was cited by Novato police, who said alcohol was served to juveniles at her home on...Friday night. [The mother] was cited for violating a Novato ordinance aimed at unlawful juvenile gatherings. Full story-->


Thu, Mar 08, 2007 Barrington, RI--Barrington police charged a County Road woman with the town's first recorded violation of a new social host bill last Tuesday...charged with furnishing or procuring beverages for underage individuals.


Wed, Mar 07, 2007 Oxnard, CA--Oxnard Supports Social Host Law. Starting late next month, Oxnard property owners will face stiff fines if they allow underage drinking in their homes.


Tue, Mar 06, 2007 Oxnard, CA--Oxnard might join Ventura County and seven other cities tonight when it considers a law to fine property owners who allow underage drinking.


Wed, Feb 28, 2007 Statewide, KS--Under the current Kansas Social Host law, an adult who provides alcohol to 19 or 20 year olds won't be held responsible. The law only applies to adults providing alcohol to those 18 and under. Full story-->


Fri, Feb 23, 2007 SF Bay Area, CA--With high-performing schools and a lack of street violence, affluent areas may seem free of the dangers many parents fear could befall their children. But richer areas, more than poorer ones, often see teen alcohol and drug use at higher levels.


Fri, Feb 23, 2007 Berkeley, CA--There are laws on the books against underage drinking and loud parties, but they need more muscle, say advocates of two proposed ordinances that would crack down on adults who allow underage drinking and unruly parties on their premises. Full story-->


Thu, Feb 15, 2007 Salisbury, MA--A weekend bust in Salisbury makes it clear that [warnings] bear repeating: Parents who take vacations out of state, leaving their teen or young adult children on their own, should take steps in advance to make sure the house doesn't end up being a place for a party that gets out of control. Full story-->


Thu, Feb 15, 2007 Edmond, OK--The arrests marked the fourth time an arrest has been made in connection with Edmond's Social Host Ordinance, which has been in effect for just a few weeks. Full story-->


Wed, Feb 14, 2007 Bakersfield, CO--Four people have been cited for breaking the "cool parent" law, which is officially called the Social Host Liability ordinance.


Mon, Feb 12, 2007 Boulder, CO--A date has been set for the civil lawsuit brought by Leslie Lanahan, mother of Gordie Bailey. The deceased (Bailey) suffered acute acohol poisoning and died following a fraternity initiantion in September 2004. Full story-->


Sat, Feb 10, 2007 Brockton, MA--A woman who killed one person when she plowed her car into a group of pedestrians while driving with a blood alcohol level almost triple the legal limit was sentenced to two years in prison. Full story-->


Tue, Feb 06, 2007 Charleston, SC--Liability Language Clarified By Court. SC's Supreme Court has reaffirmed its position that adults can be held liable for knowingly serving alcohol to a person under 21 who injures themselves or others. Full story-->


Tue, Feb 06, 2007 Statewide, SC--Alcohol Suit Ruling Upheld. Decision says adults can be sued for serving underage drinkers who harm themselves, others.


Thu, Feb 01, 2007 Berkeley, CA--The city coucil also adopted a "social host" ordinance that targets parties where underage drinking occurs.


Thu, Jan 25, 2007 Agoura Hills, CA--Minors caught drinking aren't the only ones in trouble. Owners of the homes where drinking took place are also responsible, whether they were present at the time or not, according to a "social host" ordinance. Full story-->


Thu, Jan 18, 2007 Agoura Hills, CA--When Parents Take Responsibility: With teenage drinking parties on the rise in Agoura Hills, city officials last week considered adopting a "social host ordinance." Full story-->


Wed, Jan 03, 2007 Hoosick Falls, NY--Hoosick group seeks tough drinking law for minors. Full story-->


Thu, Dec 28, 2006 Deerfield, IL--When teenagers Danny Bell and Ross Trace were killed in a traffic accident...they were headed back to a party at the home of a Deefield couple. Full story-->


Thu, Dec 14, 2006 Wrentham, MA--Warning To Parents: A house party that landed a...homeowner in court...and resulted in the suspensions of several high school students, should serve as a warning to parents when alcohol is used on their property, lawyers say. Full story-->


Wed, Nov 15, 2006 Ventura County, CA--"Fining Party Hosts": In almost a year, laws seem to crimp drinking parties. Full story-->


Tue, Nov 14, 2006 Carson City, NV--The Board of Supervisors will hear the Social Host Liability Ordinance during their meeting on Thursday. Full story-->


Wed, Oct 25, 2006 Belleville, IL--Mayor, Police warn parents: "Give your teen alcohol or let them drink at home and you will go to jail. Full story-->


Wed, Oct 25, 2006 Westborough, MA--The parents of a 2006 Westborough High graduate were charged yesterday with allowing underage drinking at their home during an August party for their daughter. Full story-->


Wed, Oct 18, 2006 Marin County, CA--It's been described as a...city where...some adults permit even heavy underage drinking at home because they feel it is safer than many alternatives.


Wed, Oct 18, 2006 Marin County, CA--UPDATE: Marin Board unamimously cracks down on party-hosting parents. Full story-->


Mon, Oct 16, 2006 Marin County, CA--Marin County parents could face civil penalties if they allow loud, unruly parties where alcohol is served to or in the presence of underage guests. The Social Host Accountability Ordinance...is scheduled for a public hearing and adoption Tuesday.


Tue, Oct 03, 2006 Waterford, CT--The topic of discussion focused on a revised law that goes into effect Oct. 1 making parents responsible for any problems that result from underage drinking in their homes. Full story-->


Mon, Oct 02, 2006 Westborough, MA--For what may be the first time, Westborough police are taking parents to court to face allegations that they hosted an underage drinking party at their home. Full story-->


Fri, Sep 22, 2006 Westborough, MA--Alcohol abuse among teenagers at local home parties is growing, says School Committee member Bruce Tretter, and that's exactly why he wants parents to join the Home Safety Network. Full story-->


Fri, Sep 08, 2006 Missoula, MT--"Underage Drinking Is An Adult Problem": Efforts to curb illegal drinking by minors must focus on their main suppliers, adults. Full story-->


Thu, Sep 07, 2006 Albany, NY--The State Liquor Authority is investigating whether alcohol was served to minors at a BBQ for Eliot Spitzer's campaign for governor. Full story-->


Thu, Sep 07, 2006 San Diego, CA--New regulations for the Greek Community at San Diego State were put into effect in late May...including security guards monitoring parties. Full story-->


Fri, Aug 18, 2006 Haverhill, MA--The mother of a teenager accused of hosting drinking parties for underage buddies and of possessing hundreds of ... pills told police she was aware of what her son was doing. Full story-->


Thu, Aug 17, 2006 Long Beach, NY--Social Host Law enacted, effective immediately. Full story-->


Fri, Aug 11, 2006 Moorpark, CA--Ventura County--In response to growing concerns over underage alcohol consumption, the Moorpark City Council voted unanimously to enact a social host ordinance that would allow authorities to cite party hosts with a $1,000 fine. Full story-->


Thu, Aug 03, 2006 Long Beach, NY--The City Council will host another public hearing Aug. 15 on a "social host" law designed to punish those who host underage drinking parties in their private homes. Full story-->


Wed, Aug 02, 2006 Derry, NH--Follow up from July 7--Judge orders property held in collateral pending outcome of lawsuit that alleges a mother and son's negligence caused the death of a teen following a party they hosted. Full story-->


Tue, Aug 01, 2006 Long Beach, NY--Long Beach moves toward a 'social host' law that would punish adults who offer drinks to minors at home. Full story-->


Sun, Jul 23, 2006 Statewide, RI--A new Rhode Island law penalizing adults who allow underage drinking parties in their homes carries stiffer maximum fines than the Connecticut law, but appears more narrowly focused than a Massachusetts law that has led to many arrests. Full story-->


Fri, Jul 21, 2006 Statewide, CA--Parents Must Be Parents, Not Pals--Joanne and Tony throw the best keg parties in town...Joanne and Tony graduated high school 25 years ago.


Wed, Jul 19, 2006 San Diego County, CA--San Diego county teens who host parties where underage kids are being served alcoholic drinks will be eligible for the same punishment as adults under a tougher social host ordinance. Full story-->


Wed, Jul 12, 2006 Mountain Brook, AL--City Council members approved an ordinance that holds adults responsible for underage drinking on their property.


Sun, Jul 09, 2006 Statewide, NH--Some parents believe that letting high schoolers drink at home keeps them safe...Yet new research shows that those parents are probably doing lasting harm to their children. Full story-->


Sat, Jul 08, 2006 Statewide, CA--Some parents may be surprised to know that if underage drinking goes on in their home, they can held legally liable. Full story-->


Fri, Jul 07, 2006 Derry, NH--A Derry man whose teenage son died after a November car accident has filed a lawsuit against Jane and Alex Matson, alleging they acted negligently by hosting an underage drinking party that led to the boy's death. Full story-->


Fri, Jun 30, 2006 Aberdeen, SD--Underage drinking costs Americans $62 billion every year in injuries, deaths and lost work time, according to a tally released Thursday.


Fri, Jun 30, 2006 Norton Shores, MI--A high school graduation celebration lands host parents in jail. Full story-->


Fri, Jun 30, 2006 Pembroke, VA--University of North Carolina at Pembroke officials plan to update the school's illegal drug use and alcohol policy...The updated policy, which also addresses...the state social host liability law. Full story-->


Thu, Jun 22, 2006 Franklin, MA--A Franklin father will have to answer to charges of providing alcohol to minors at a graduation party he hosted last weekend, which resulted in 35 teenagers being summoned to court, police said. Thomas Leonard, 43, of 258 Washington St., will be summoned to Wrentham District Court. Full story-->