| Newton MA News and Politics BlogThe Mayors newsletter reports that Newton’s Licensing Commission on Monday passed a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages by retail establishments in containers less than or equal to 100 milliliters (also known as nips), effective next June. The delay allows retailers time to sell their inventory.

I look forward to seeing whether our streets switch to being littered with (far fewer) 1/2 pint bottles or does the liquor industry take a page out of the tobacco industry’s play book and come out with 101 milliliter nip bottles.