Boston Police are stepping up patrols in the North End to crack down on both loud late-night parties by students and bars and restaurants that violate their license requirements, A-1 Captain Tom Lee says in an open letter to neighborhood residents.
In recent years, college students have come to rival rats as the annoyance most detested by residents. Lee says that among the steps he's taking are a general beefing up of patrols in the neighborhood, with a specific two-cop patrol along Hanover Street between 11:45 p.m. and 3:45 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, chats with both tenants cited for noise complaints and their landlords, to let them know just what sort of citations they could be getting for future violations, and working more closely with Suffolk on a weekend "noise patrol" that could mean college sanctions in addition to whatever BPD can dish out.
Lee says one neighborhood liquor store has already been cited for selling to a minor and for failing to keep minors from hanging out outside.
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