An editorial in The Heights, Boston College’s independent student newspaper published an editorial this week urging students “to respect Allston-Brighton neighbors.”
The responsibility does not simply apply to our off-campus community, however, as students who choose to make their way down Comm. Ave. on the weekends must also consider their behavior. Student parties and, even more so, groups of students wandering the local neighborhoods often create a hostile environment for those individuals who are full-time residents of the community. Retired couples and couples with young children live in this neighborhood and have done so for many years – well before students moved into these more residential surroundings..
The editorial makes no mention of respecting Newton neighbors.