Students’ old gear gets a recycling push ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Indira Alvarez, the chief of staff for Boston's Inspectional Services Department, and Ed Coburn, the department's attorney, watched as students hauled furniture in and out of apartments on Linden Street in Allston on Sunday. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Dozens of people moved in and out of apartments in a part of Allston known for its student population during Labor Day weekend as leases typically begin on Sept. 1. Pictured: Housing inspectors Iris Jones and Marcio Fonseca Jr. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff City inspectors searched inside and around the rental properties for safety and sanitary code violations. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Earlier this year, the Globe's Spotlight Team reported its investigation into off-campus housing, particularly in Allston. The team found a collision of greed, neglect, and mismanagement that led to calls for reform and increased diligence on the part of city officials.