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Town receives grant to better enforce under-age drinking

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The Reading Police Department has received a $5,000 grant from the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division to crack down on under-age drinking. The funding comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the US Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The grant will enable officers to conduct party patrols and compliance checks, enabling the Police Department to monitor, analyze, and, when appropriate, take legal action against minors who circumvent the law and individuals and businesses that enable them to do so. Since 2006, there has been a multifaceted effort spearheaded by police, town, and school leaders working in partnership with the Reading Coalition Against Substance Abuse to address alcohol compliance and under-age drinking.

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