Vol. 5, Issue 12
August  2012
August Husky Tracks
Moving Out?
Be Prepared!
On September 1 there will be 1 hour parking limits in Fenway and Mission Hill. Make sure your belongings are ready to move before you park. 
Move larger items like beds and desks first. 
Label your boxes and make sure you leave your toolkit at the top of a box!
Too much stuff?
Goodwill and The Salvation Army gladly accept donations! If you have a lot to throw out, ask your landlord about proper disposal.

Get your Security Deposit back!  
Walk through the apartment with your landlord and make a collective decision about its condition. Unless there are damages, you are due 100% of your deposit (plus interest) within 30 days after your lease end date.
Restaurant Week!beaches
If you like food as much as saving money, you'll love Restaurant Week! 
Enjoy over 200 of Boston's best eateries for a fraction of the price! With 3 course lunches starting at $20 and dinners at $33, Restaurant Week is a great way to sample the high life without breaking the bank. Offers are valid from August 19-24 and August 26-31. Click here for more information.  Bon Appétit!
Moving to another unit?fourth
Remember these tips when moving from one apartment to another.
Checkout/ Check-in:
Know when you need to be out of your current apartment; ask when you can move into your new one. Make the transition smooth and avoid scheduling conflicts with the residents replacing you. 
Cancel your bills. Inform your electric, cable, newspaper and internet companies that you are cancelling your subscription or moving apartments. Don't get charged for services you are not using.
Respect your neighbors. The last week of August and early September are incredibly hectic in Boston. Don't block off the stairway or entry to your building with your belongings. Lend a hand to neighbors who may need help with their own move!
Respect your apartment. Even though you are leaving, you are still responsible for the apartment's condition. If you host a moving out party, clean up after yourself to protect your security deposit.
Summer Fun Continues!summester12
"Summester" will wrap up this month with some great ways to keep cool and enjoy Boston before the fall semester begins! From "Keepin' it Cool" Wednesdays with free ice cream and music on Centennial Common to aquarium and water park trips, there's still plenty to do this summer! Visit the Campus Activities page here for more information and dates.
Boston Hubwayhubway 
Biking is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to travel through Boston. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a bike and accessories when you can save time and money with Hubway bike sharing? 
With 60 stations, 600 bicycles and an eye towards expanding into surrounding communities, Hubway provides you with an accessible and green transit option. Rent a bike near your home or campus and never worry about maintenance or finding parking againHubway is offering annual subscriptions for only $85. For more information about bike sharing and city biking maps, visit Hubway 

 Online shopping is fun and convenient. However, it has also become a way for criminals to offer non-existent jobs, apartments and stolen items.


NUPD has investigated reports from students who have not received items they've paid for, received checks that don't clear and suffered from identity theft. 

Don't become a victim. Follow these online safety tips.

  • Only make purchases via PayPal, or another trusted source. If you sell an item, be aware of the risks of accepting checks or money orders.
  • When using Craigslist or similar sites and have to meet the buyer or seller,  meet in a public place; tell someone where you're going, bring a friend along, trust your instincts and never wire money.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security, or credit card numbers. 
  • Only a scammer will "guarantee" the transaction.
  • Beware of Lottery scams; you can't win a lottery you didn't enter.
  •  Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!  
For more online safety information, visit these pages from Craigslist and Amazon.
Contact NUPD at 617-373-2696 for more information. 
In this Issue
September 1 Volunteers Wanted
Last Chance
Discount Fall T-Pass 

Get a Fall Semester T pass at an 11% discount! Order online now through NUPay. Deadline is August 3rd. Don't forget!
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!
September 1-8
Save the date
Men's Soccer @ Harvard Sept 2 at 1pm
Sept 3 from 2-4pm
Activities Fair
Sept 6 from 3-5pm
Trash 2 Treasure
Save the date! September 2 from 9am to 4pm in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. After an enormous collection drive during move-out last spring, HEAT is selling gently-used items at a fraction of their original cost. Best of all, every cent goes to charity! 
Summer Concerts
Cap off the summer with some live music in Boston! 
Beirut -Aug 28
Ask Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky  
Dear Roaming Husky,
I'm moving out of my apartment at the at the end of the month and I am worried about losing my security deposit! We had a few parties during the year and ended up with a crack in the living room wall. Will I still get my money back?

Dear Klutz, 
Schedule a time now to go through the apartment's condition with your landlord. Clean up the unit before meeting and go through each room to make a collective decision about the condition of the apartment. Don't hide damage from your landlord as it may only come back to bite you later. Unless there are damages, you are entitled to 100% of your deposit plus interest within 30 days of your lease end date. Take photos as you move into your new property and date them, keeping a copy for yourself and giving another to the landlord. Lessen the likelihood that someone else's damage is blamed on you in the future.
-Your Roaming Husky
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The Office of Prevention & Education at Northeastern presents eCHECKUP To Go; a new questionnaire that provides quick confidential feedback on your alcohol and marijuana use and how it compares to the rest of the student population. For more information about eCHECKUP To Go and for August updates from OPEN, read their newsletter here!
Use your Charlie Card around Boston to take advantage of some great deals
10% off food and beverage at Barking Crab
10% off dine-in and take-out at The Upper Crust Pizzeria
2-for-1 entry Sun-Thurs and $5 off Fri and Sat nights at Dick's Beantown Comedy Vault 
See the full MBTA coupon book here.
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