That low, steady hum you hear in the distance is thousands of U-Haul and Ryder trucks descending on Boston. Saturday is Moving Day, when thousands of college kids return and move into their new apartments. It's also the day when many Boston residents hop a train out of town to avoid the chaotic swarms.
The incomparable Universal Hub's yearly Storrow Drive pool may already be over, but moving trucks wedged under Storrow Drive underpasses is just one of the headaches the kids bring with them.
If you had the chance to change one thing the college kids do in your neighborhood, what would it be? Would you rather they tone down the parties after 2 a.m., or stop using the space between parked cars as a personal lavatory? Or are we being too hard on the students, who bring a lot of spending power to local businesses and hungry parents to neighborhood restaurants? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
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