UB to Local Community – Piss on You
Once again, thousands of underage students have been allowed to invade the neighborhoods surrounding UB South, many of them transported to the area by UB’s own busses. They stagger off the buses, piss on the nearest thing stable enough to hold them up, and then off to the local neighborhoods for a fun night of underage drinking.
Neighbors have had enough, as evidenced by the WIVB clip and the meeting minutes below. Note to apparently clueless Dan Ryan, Director of Off Campus Student Relations – for almost $100,000 a year, you really should be able to come up with a better answer than “so would you prefer they all drive.”
DH – 72 Merrimac – Same Frat has the same giant messy parties garbage and broken glass, every year for 6 years (82 Merrimac, owned by Brothers Properties) – now their friends are at 81, and a sorority is at 70.
17 Northrup – Same house year after year having loud parties, broken glass LK – also they are breaking windows and vandalizing properties. (Northrup)
75 Northrup – broke basement windows – neighbors were concerned that it had been broken into, turns out it just happened at the party.
Northrup Resident – given ticket for garbage that was left on her lawn by the party next door.
Winspear – Saturday night, hundreds or thousands of kids roaming the streets drunk. Urinating, throwing garbage and are unresponsive to complaints. Open containers, littering…
Many of these properties are owned by Jeremy Dunn. (listing properties too fast for me to keep up)
LG – Been cleaning up Main Street for the last 6 years. – Left Shango at 11pm and there were groves of children like wild animals, there is nothing for them here! Only things open are Jim’s and Zonies.
44 Highgate (driveway butts up the the Steer) – Often lets dogs out, the fence was torn down one day! Debris left there was very concerning.
MM – Montrose – issues are usually at 3am, but Englewood is out of control. Wild parties, fireworks. Use to go out and see what the problem is but now she is too afraid.
Freshman Student – lives the other side of NFB – agrees it is very scary – even from a student who enjoys parties. Also stated he uses the bus to get home from work every night.
Englewood and Bruce – while resident was having a cookout they were setting up with professional amplification advertising on the internet, and they get no permits like they should.
148 Highgate – party of 100-200 students. it’s been shut down frequently and he does commend the BPD for the work they often do.
67 Highgate – Loitering in front yard. (not many parties on that block) Students claim that without a private property posted, they don’t have to leave.
Assistant District Attorney Morressey – Residents can file a public nuisance against landlords who are renting their properties as party houses. What they need:
- Proof of nuisance People’s experiences that is detailed and dated.
B – claiming UB does not recognize their responsibility towards their students to make sure they do what they are supposed to.
Others agree the bus has got to stop. Many of these houses have far too many bedrooms that are not legal. People questioning if there is UB representation.
Concerned Lisbon Resident – 3 years ago there was a 19 year old killed stabbed after leaving a party. I’m not over it. There are still problems, like this year the wrestling team down the street.
Dan Ryan – UB – Keeps all emails sent to him, that may help build the case. Every year they try to educate thousands of people. Code of Conduct states the student must abide by the law. This year there has been 1 arrest so far. Broke up one party on Englewood with soundsystem, port-a-poddys, kegs etc. Frats disbanded, much of the party was ex-UB student who were kicked out because of this behavior. Claiming many of the students are not from UB per leases etc, and that there is other students are coming on the subway from other areas also.
Mickey pulls out photos of students getting off the bus and urinating on the wall immediately. – We need help from UB.
Dan – turns to Police Dept. – students are often more worried about what happens after the arrest because of the UB Judicial dept and parental involvement.
Community Police Officer – there are thousands of kids coming off the buses, not the subway.
Dan – the DWI’s may have dropped since so would you prefer they all drive.
Mickey – NO. Neither is acceptable!
Dan – the problem precedes the busing. Crowd – agreement that the bussing has made it much much more worse.
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