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Party ordinance would be harsh on young Bostonians

There are bound to be conflicts when college students, young professionals, families, and older residents all call the same neighborhoods home, especially when it comes to noise levels at night. One resident’s idea of hanging out after dinner can sound more like an ill-timed romp to the people on the other side of a thin plaster wall.

That’s why city officials, university administrators, and neighborhood associations in places like the North End, Allston, and Brighton must encourage landlords, student groups, and residents to keep lines of communication open. Familiarity prevents some problems and makes others easier to resolve.

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