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Old 01-27-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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First of all just check how many people especially student every get bother or touch in any way. Check with the police. There is an unwritten hard rule by landlord, neighbor associations and police that if you even touch one of these students all of these groups will go after any lawbreaker. Now that is true. No one stop all crime but there is less likelihood that someone will bother a tenant or student is this area. There are many cameras, Storekeepers , landlord, Community groups all united in looking after tenants and students here. l lived here for 16 year and know this area. But check for yourself, what number of students, tenants or anybody encounters crime. There are like all places incidences of crime.

But I know of two times when the neighbor prevent crime when someone from outside the community tried to come in an steal someone's bike. Both times the bikes did not even get taken from their racks, before someone stopped them. Check the numbers with the local police about students, tenants. Please. Specifically with Hammond and tremont. There is more rumor that facts to back up all of these unsubstantiated fear.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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You are not stuck there. Ask your landlord for permission to sublet the apartment, then have the best writer of all the three roommates post an ad on Craigslist, describing any positive attributes about the apartment. The rental market in Boston is so tight, and so competitive, that you should have renters lining up.

If you are unable to sublet, then pay a fine and break the lease, if the neighborhood truly is dangerous. That's my advice.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:35 AM
 
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You are not stuck there. Ask your landlord for permission to sublet the apartment, then have the best writer of all the three roommates post an ad on Craigslist, describing any positive attributes about the apartment. The rental market in Boston is so tight, and so competitive, that you should have renters lining up.

If you are unable to sublet, then pay a fine and break the lease, if the neighborhood truly is dangerous. That's my advice.

It's been over two years. I'm betting they've moved.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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It's been over two years. I'm betting they've moved.
Assuming they MADE IT OUT ALIVE!!
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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It's been over two years. I'm betting they've moved.
When you see that many responses and views on a "new" post, you just know it's an old post -- at least on the Boston section. Other cities are much busier and could generate many responses quickly, though.


I knew it was an old post before even checking. But a new poster wouldn't know.

I vaguely do remember this thread, though.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:47 PM
 
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Most of the activity is gang/drug related so as long as you aren't involved in either of those things you should be fine. Walking outside late at night should be avoided.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Behind You!
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[quote=JacksonPanther;31071850The landlord knows where his place is and never should have rented to you - he took advantage of your lack of knowledge about Boston, and that English is not your first language. I feel no sympathy for the landlord.[/quote]

WOW! So it's the LANDLORD's fault that a tenant made an uninformed decision? What reality do you live in? Their adults, their responsible for their own actions. Stop playing the blame game, that's for children.
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