By Ron Chiras
Promises!!? – [Worcester] Housing Court: orders landlords to reduce numbers in apartments out of code. 10 Boyden by Dec. 31st – students still there. 125 College St. – since 2000 has been breaking the law- no permits to add attic apt. – ordered to reduce numbers – extra students still there. The same at 21, 23, 26 Caro St.- 11 and 13 Boyden. We know this will not stop the unruly parties in apartments and in the streets.
—–Worcester Police – keep their promises – will not arrest students. The poor kids (they are running the show). Keep the same non-working policy of the Holy Cross detail “patrolling” the Hill. BUT, they don’t seem to be working with the Holy Cross campus police, off-campus or responding to the neighborhood’s cry for help. They say students are not breaking the law in the streets, so they can’t arrest them. Can you believe it?
—–Holy Cross – no control of off-campus students – giving the college a very bad rep.
Supposed to enforce on-campus code of conduct, off-campus, (WE were encouraged) HOW? Holy Cross said the Campus police!
Beautify the neighborhood by tearing down houses that have been unoccupied for 10 years, then letting students park cars on that land. What gives? We realize landscaping won’t come till spring. But allowing more party parking!?
SO IT GOES – READ ON!
January 18, 2010 – Holy Cross students start returning to school for Spring semester. Four Holy Cross owned houses have been torn down over the Christmas break to help “beautify” the street. Students begin using the land to park their cars.
January 22, 2010 – Party weekend on Caro St. – as usual. Worcester Police Department and Holy Cross campus police were to work together. No way. WPD seen in cruiser, 20 feet away from unruly students who were shouting, drinking outside in freezing temps after midnight. No action taken. NO campus police seen anywhere off-campus.
January 29, 2010 – “Things” get worse. Reported – party at 3 City View St. – Holy Cross-owned. Saturday into Sunday morn. Noise heard at Kendig and Davenport streets. Also, partying in the street between 125 and 138 College St . Neighbor reports staggering drunks, shouting-swearing by dozens of students going between houses. Sound familiar? WPD seen going by the students two times and they did nothing. This was after midnight in freezing temperatures. No campus police seen anywhere off campus.
WHEN WILL IT END? WE NEED HELP! WHO IS RUNNING THE SHOW?!