Sports team rivalry at the heart of New Jersey lawsuit

    Gearing up for the Phils’ matchup against the Red Sox? So are we and so, probably, is the Mayor of New Brunswick, N.J.

    Mayor James Cahill is a Boston fan, and a suit filed in federal court says his loyalties are preventing a man from opening a bar.

    The bar’s name? Buck Foston’s.


    We’ve got a Red Sox fan here at WHYY/NewsWorks (name kept private to protect the insane), but we’re not taking the rivalry to the lawsuit level.

    Larry Blatterfein, though, has filed a suit contending he’s having trouble getting a liquor license for the sports bar (named for the New York/Boston rivalry) because Cahill doesn’t like the name.

    The Star-Ledger reports Cahill said hethinks the name is vulgar, but acknowledges Blatterfein’s right to use it. The holdup, his attorney says, is the fault of the Division of Taxation.

    Blatterfein hope to open the bar this year. Let’s hope for his sake his chances are better than the Red Sox’s against the Phils. Game starts at 1:05.

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