By William Tauro
Well it’s been over two months now since the South Middlesex County Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone’s underage drinkfest took place and still no arrests, no suspects and absolutely nothing being done.
Where is the outrage over this monstrosity that they are letting her get away with this. Close to 400 underage students attended that illegal drinkfest party that was hosted be Registrar Maria Curtatone that resulted in a stabbing as well as an assault.
The party lasted into the early morning hours of June 22nd on Friday morning resulting in an early morning stabbing with multiple blue lights flashing, screaming teens, teams of police units frantically searching the scene with barking K-9 dogs.
According to witnesses at the scene, dozens of State and local police were called in with K-9 units at about 12:59AM to breakup the party of screaming out of control teens with music blaring that involved hundreds of out of control party-going intoxicated youths. Where are all these moms against drunk driving groups like M.A.D.D)?
In Massachusetts, it is a criminal offense to furnish alcohol to a minor under the legal drinking age of 21. However, in order to understand the legal implications of this law, also called the “social hosting law,” it’s important to first note that there are exceptions to the legal alcohol consumption age here in the commonwealth.
Exceptions are made for a minor to legally possess alcohol while in the presence of a consenting parent or legal guardian; and for an under-21 spouse to possess alcohol while with their legal drinking age spouse who is 21 or older.
So, if you and your children were at home enjoying a round of champagne together, no problem. You can legally serve your own underage child an alcoholic beverage without violating any Massachusetts laws.
Serving drinks to someone else’s child, however, becomes a criminal offense and if proven, you could be facing jail time and a fine – or both.
Moreover, you can be sued in civil court for damages as social hosting laws aim to split the liability between you as the host, and the consumer of alcohol (underage drinker) you supplied who subsequently injures a third party.
What does “furnishing” alcohol to a minor mean?
Under M.G.L. c. 138, s. 34, to “furnish” means to knowingly or intentionally supply, give, provide or allow to possess alcoholic beverages on your property or any premises you control. This includes charges such as “supplying alcohol to minors,” “furnishing alcohol to a minor,” and “providing alcohol to a minor.”
Recent case law has loosened the social host liability in Mass. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the host of a party where others are drinking can only be held liable for related injuries if they had direct control over the supply of alcohol to guests, or they actually served the alcohol to the guest/s.
The penalty if convicted of furnishing to one or more minors is up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,000 or both jail and the fine. In Registrar Curtatone‘s case you could multiply that penalty by hundreds of children that were at her party drinking.
Registrar Maria Curtatone was not available for comment that entire week as well as up to today’s date nor were Somerville Police reports available revealing the circumstances of events regarding the party or medical condition status of the victims.
It is unclear right now if Middlesex Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone will take any responsibility on providing the alcohol for the teens or if she will be facing any charges.
Shortly after the party, two videos surfaced from Registrar Curtatone’s daughter’s Snapchat account showcasing all the alcohol as well as displaying all the actions of the teens.
Maria Curtatone is sister to Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone who’s very own police department is conducting the investigation.
Its not too late to take action into your own hands and demand justice.
As you may have noticed, Middlesex County Registrar of Deeds Maria Curtatone is not worried about getting reelected one bit. Actually she’s not even out on the campaign trail because she has no opponent during this election. The one opponent that she almost originally had never got all his signatures in place so he was disqualified.
So what this translates to is that she’s going to get reelected no matter what and especially after committing all these allegations of crimes Including providing alcohol to hundreds of underage minors at a party at her home as well as a close family member of hers interview revealing allegations of beating up her own mother. Where are all these domestic violence groups where is the outrage from them?
Also as many of you know that her boss Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin already took care of business by providing a new campaign election date which is Tuesday the direct very next day after Labor Day. How convenient is that to Curtatone and Galvin especially where he’s on the ballot as well? Its time to speak up people, voice your concerns over all these coverups and take back our city.
We just can’t standby, just watch while she just simply gets re-elected back into office. If we let something like this happen then obviously we are part of the problem as well and the good name of Somerville will be tarnished forever again.
I’m only a one man show and I think that I already went above and beyond with this on my own but I am nowhere near finished here by any means.
You, the good people of this city of Somerville and of Middlesex County need your help. We need your help so please don’t continue to wait for me to do it all. All of you people have your own minds as well as your own voices. Stand up for what is right and voice your outrage and opinion.
A suggestion to you all is do so not let this lady just walk into office again with another free ride for another six year paid term on your taxpayer dime after committing this crime.
You have to demand that this lady is brought to justice and pay for her dirty deeds for what she did by providing alcohol to many of our youths of Somerville that night so everyone should stand together and demand answers.
Call and complain to these people and see how far it gets you and demand action. Demand for their response and you’ll see what you have voted for.
Here are the appropriate numbers to call in to try to get some action done today.
Flood the Somerville Police Chief David Fallon with calls and demand answers at (617)625-1600
Flood Secretary of State William Galvin her boss with calls and demand answers at (617)727-7030
Flood Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan with calls and demand answers at (781) 897-8300
Flood Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey with calls and demand answers at (617) 727-2200
Flood Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone‘s office with calls and demand answers (617)625-6600 ext. 2100
Flood Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with calls and demand answers at Boston (617)565-3170 or Washington D.C.(202)224-4543
And I’ll bet you that you’ll be very disappointed because all the answers from these elite hacks will be the same, but call anyway and don’t just give them the benefit of the doubt.
You can even try calling your Aldermen, but I won’t waste your time or mine getting the phone numbers because as you can see they haven’t done a thing about it neither in the two months.