Vol. 5, Issue 11
July 2012
July Husky Tracks
Summer Health
1. Wear Sunscreen.
Put sunscreen on daily. It's easy to forget, but severe sunburns increase your risk of melanoma and other skin cancers. Just one blistering sunburn doubles your chance of developing melanoma later in life. Check out  tips for skin protection and 2012's best sunscreens.
2. Hydrate!  
It's very important to hydrate, especially in the summer. An adequate water-intake for men is about 13 cups a day, and about 9 cups a day for women. Check out these 8 foods that hydrate!
Stop by  226 Curry Student Center for a free water bottle! Open all summer. 
Beaches off the T...beaches
Feeling trapped in the city? Need some sun and sand? There are plenty of T-accessible beaches near Boston.

Boston Harbor Islands are a just a ferry ride away (departing from the New England Aquarium). These islands have a beautiful view of Boston and generally low foot traffic. Spectacle Island is the biggest destination; click here for more info.

Carson Beach, South Boston Take the Red Line to the UMass stop. Though there's not much in the way of surf, it's the closest and cheapest place to get some sun and sand. Click here for more.

Revere Beach is the oldest public beach in the U.S! Take the Blue Line to the Wonderland stop to access this one. Click here for more.

Singing Beach, Manchester-By-The-Sea Hop on the Rockport commuter line then walk 15 minutes to get to this quiet beach, named for the distinct squeak the sand makes when you walk on it. Click here for more.
Tickets for Summer II events on sale July 2 @ noon! Purchase them online via myNEU and pick them up at the Blackman Box Office. 

July 13

Martha's Vineyard
July 20

New York City
July 27

Water Country
August 3

Mystic Aquarium
August 10

Red Sox Games
July 17, 31
Celebrating the 4th...fourth

July 4th is a big deal in Boston; Don't miss out!  There are a lot of fun and free things to do. On the 4th, the Hatch Shell opens at 9:00 a.m. with general  music and festivities the whole day. The Boston Pops begin at 8:00 p.m.  At 9:30, they launch into the 1812 Overture followed by the fireworks display!  It's a nationally televised event so it's definitely worth the trip! Keep in mind the area is absolutely packed every year. A good place to see the fireworks while avoiding the crowd is the Museum of Science.  There's a back patio right on the Charles with picnic benches and a great view. Click 
here for the full schedule and more information!
Help volunteer at a summer concert!

Thursday July 26 @ 6:00-9:00pm, 

Carter Park, Columbus Ave.

Featuring Soul City Band


NU's Office of City & Community Affairs and the City of Boston are looking for volunteers to help! Volunteers are needed to help run popcorn and snow cone machines, assist the performers off stage, and help direct community members around the event.  This is a chance for Northeastern to give back to the greater Boston community!


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact David Isberg at by July 9th. 






Check out what Boston's plans are this summer! Concerts, fitness, open markets, harbor tours and more






















Connect to parks this summer and celebrate!  Come to Boston's first Open Streets events with free sports and fitness clinics, bikes, yoga, dance, music, food and more! For schedules & maps visit here.


Summer is here and time to celebrate July 4th and warm weather.  Follow these safety tips from NUPD:


BIKING:  Bikes must
follow the same rules as any other vehicles such as stopping at stop signs. Motorists cannot be expected to see you on the street.  Ride with the traffic, use the whole lane if needed.  Wear bright clothes, especially at night; use lights on your bike, both front and rear for increased visibility. Wear a helmet, gloves, glasses and clothing that won't get caught up in gears and chains.  Wearing headphones, using cell phones or texting all increase level of risk.  Always secure your bike properly by using a U-Type lock. 


DRIVING: Remember you share the road with cyclists, pedestrians, etc.  Be alert at all times, but especially around schools, shopping areas and public attractions or recreation areas.  Enjoy your summer but do it safely and responsibly.  Visit,  

For more safety info, click here.


In this Issue
Roaming Husky
SAFEnet Advisory
Fall T-Pass
Get a Fall Semester T pass at an 11% discount! Order online now through NUPay. Deadline is August 3rd.
New Fare 
Commuter Rail 
Effective July 1, 2012, the MBTA Commuter Rail will follow this fare structure. 
Boston Harbor
Cruises BHC
Set sail with the Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships for a sailing cruise in Boston Harbor! Hoist the sails, relax and enjoy the view. You can get tickets for a sunset sail or Sunday brunch! Info here
Downtown Boston's largest outdoor arts & crafts market, expanded to Wednesdays and Fridays. Original handmade art, jewelry, clothing & accessories, artisan foods, photography, wood, glass, & metalworks. Enjoy live music while you shop and lunch from hundreds of nearby food options! Info here
Reserve a 
U-Haul for Fall Move-In!

Don't wait until the last minute! Reserve a truck. 

For moving companies in  the Boston area, click here!
Open Windows 

As the weather heats up, and you open your windows and run your fan, all noise in your apartment goes "out the window."


Be courteous of your neighbors; keep the volume down when the windows are open.

Career Services 
Did you know that NU's office was voted #2 Best Career Services in the nation? If you have any questions or concerns about your major, internship, or career path, speak to this office! Don't miss out on this great NU resource. Info here
Movies by Moonlight 
Enjoy movies by moonlight each Friday at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Start the weekend off by the water and enjoy great company and live music. Music begins at 4:30pm every Friday and will end shortly before dusk, when a classic movie begins. 
Have a balcony or roof-deck? The City of Boston has strict regulations with the use of roofs. Check your lease; does your landlord know you're up there? You could face fines from both your landlord and BPD. 
roamDear Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky, 
      I've heard stories from my friends about landlords not returning their security deposits.  My lease ends this August, and I want to make sure that I get my deposit back.  Any advice?


           -- Concerned

Dear Concerned,

Check your apartment now for damages! How different does it look from when you moved in?  Did you paint any walls? If painting is not allowed in your lease; paint the walls back to the original color. Did you hang things on the walls?  Fill holes with Spackle. Start cleaning and scrubbing on any trouble-spots. If it's up to standard, you should expect your security deposit within 30 days after moving out. Leave a forwarding address with your landlord.


           -Your Roaming Husky


Have a question? Write to Roaming Husky at!

 O.P.E.N. is an available resource for students throughout the summer. Feel free to call/email the office for a personalized alcohol check-in. For July's Husky Headline, click here!
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