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Police set sights on parties

Hope crackdown will stem violence

In response to a number of recent parties that have escalated into violence, Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis on Thursday night laid out a plan to crack down on large, disruptive gatherings over the Fourth of July weekend and throughout the summer.

“We have noticed over the last several months that there have been several commercial endeavors,” Davis said, standing at Bowdoin Street and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. “People are setting up illegal parties, charging entrance to the parties, hiring DJs, selling alcohol illegally. And we have found a significant amount of violence occurring at these parties.”

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