After woman bites off woman’s fingertip, Florian Hall cancels series

Florian Hall has canceled a series of glitter-ball events because of a fight at the hall in January that left one woman with only nine fingertips.

The two women, both originally from Dorchester, returned to the neighborhood on Jan. 22 from their current homes in Rockland, where they’ve apparently been feuding for years, a hall manager told the Boston Licensing Board this week.

Sgt. Charles McKinnon of District C-11 told the board that the two began to fight around 10:40 p.m. One body-checked the other before friends broke them up. But then they started to fight again and several punches were thrown during which one used her teeth rather decisively, he said. He added that “the tip of the finger was then located on the dance floor inside the hall.”

Board Chairman Daniel Pokaski noted that the hall has a good reputation. The board decides today what action, if any, it will take on the matter.

– ADAM GAFFIN