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Old 08-21-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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This may be the perfect time to Sublease. Not sure if someone wrote that yet. A lot of college kids will move anywhere with Sept. 1 coming closer and closer. Put the place up on Craigslist or Sublet.com
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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That Hammond and Tremont intersection doesn't seem too bad in the daytime, but I haven't actually lived there.

You can take comfort that just a bit over on Columbus Ave. in the 600-700+ block, there's a NEU police station and dorms, as well as young and educated people in general.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Mass
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You now, I am too impulse........I post on this website one day before I sign on the lease...After I sign on the lease, I found your replying...

It's really a tragedy...
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If you're not city-smart, plan on coming home in the wee hours under the influence of frosty beverages, or have earbuds glued to your head, this is probably not the best area for you.
I take no pleasure in being right - just wish you had heeded the forum's suggestions.

You sound very young and/or inexperienced and/or ESL.

You've learned (maybe) a valuable lesson - if you ask for advice, you should take the time to listen to it.

If you're living off-campus for the first time, you may have also learned you should've listened to campus housing services.

Instead of asking strangers (again), go speak to campus services, campus police and/ or classmates who can talk to you face to face. You seem in need of personal advice at this time.

Good luck.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:12 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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I rent an apt on Hammond St via Tremont St, but now we find that it's really a dangerous place....We are 3 female students from Northeastern University, and as we are graduate students, we should come back to home after 8 p.m. ( Fortunately we should do this only for twice a week......)

I think that we really do a bad decision to rent this apt....We find that there have 2 shooting near the apt in last month.......We are very afraid if we are killed on our way to home...

OMG, what can we do now? I pray anyone will help us...
Chill out!! Between 8pm and 11pm isn't all that scary... just be smart and take a taxi home when you are out really late at night. And don't dress sexy. Don't carry big handbags that can be snatched from you. Don't carry anything expensive or wear flashy jewelry. Just be plain and boring looking. Wear flat shoes you can run in. Don't wear high heels. And don't look like a scared rabbit while walking at night.

Your school might offer self defense courses you can take for cheap or for free.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Mass
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Some people just aren't cut out for city living -- the OP sounds like one of them. No advice is going to get through to her at this point (ie pray for us comment).
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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NU kids have been living in that area for years. It's not as bad as you think.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:43 PM
 
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You can move.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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There's actually an awful lot of nice people in those projects around Hammond St. Most are young single women with kids who can't afford other options. If you open up your heart and mind to the fact poor people do not = evil people, you might come away from this with a wonderful life lesson you can't pay for in any posh padded university. Your best bet may in fact be not to get out of the neighborhood, but get in - as in involved. Start by patronizing Izzy's. That's the little store on the corner of Hammond and Warwick. Izzy's a nice guy. If ya meet any wackos you can always pop in there.

Here's another hint. When coming home alone, look a bit down the street and see if there's any characters you need to be wary of. If so, wait until you see some trustworthy types going the same direction and walk with in shouting distance of them.

You don't really need to worry about the people who live in that neighborhood. The problem is when Suffolk County Jail lets everybody out once a month, Lenox St is where they come to float around and muscle their way into the ex-girlfriends house. That's who you need to be wary of. Them and the drunks coming out of Slade's when the club closes. The girls who live in the projects are gonna be jaded and tough, but potential allies.

Another good idea would be to find out what other student live in that neighborhood and get acquainted. Maybe you can walk home together.

If you live close to Tremont it should be no big deal. If you live close to Shawmut, well, I hope you don't.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Simple question, but do you already carry a whistle in your hands at night? It could only help.

Do they sell small portable sirens you could carry?

Not sure how easy it is to obtain mace in this city. Perhaps others can advise on that.

Just pop into the NEU police station on Columbus Ave. and chat with an officer off duty. He may provide good insight.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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All us Izzy's are nice!

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There's actually an awful lot of nice people in those projects around Hammond St. Most are young single women with kids who can't afford other options. If you open up your heart and mind to the fact poor people do not = evil people, you might come away from this with a wonderful life lesson you can't pay for in any posh padded university. Your best bet may in fact be not to get out of the neighborhood, but get in - as in involved. Start by patronizing Izzy's. That's the little store on the corner of Hammond and Warwick. Izzy's a nice guy. If ya meet any wackos you can always pop in there.

Here's another hint. When coming home alone, look a bit down the street and see if there's any characters you need to be wary of. If so, wait until you see some trustworthy types going the same direction and walk with in shouting distance of them.

You don't really need to worry about the people who live in that neighborhood. The problem is when Suffolk County Jail lets everybody out once a month, Lenox St is where they come to float around and muscle their way into the ex-girlfriends house. That's who you need to be wary of. Them and the drunks coming out of Slade's when the club closes. The girls who live in the projects are gonna be jaded and tough, but potential allies.

Another good idea would be to find out what other student live in that neighborhood and get acquainted. Maybe you can walk home together.

If you live close to Tremont it should be no big deal. If you live close to Shawmut, well, I hope you don't.
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