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Vol. 6, Issue 1
September 2012
September Husky Tracks
Welcome to Your New Apartment!
Here's what you should do next
  
Get a signed copy of your lease.
Your landlord must provide you with a signed copy of your lease. Review it so you are familiar with the terms of your rental agreement.

Get your property inspected.
Boston requires the inspection of all rental units to ensure the property is up to code, there are no infestations, etc. Click here to see when your apartment was last reviewed by the Inspectional Services Department (ISD).

Take inventory of your unit.
What is the condition of your apartment upon move-in?Provided there are no damages, your security deposit will be returned to you at the end of your tenancy. Download our apartment condition checklist to assess your unit.

Consider renter's insurance.
It's unlikely that your parents' insurance policy will cover your personal property in case of fire, theft or other problems. Renter's insurance is very affordable. Click here for more information.

Check your trash schedule.
Avoid fines for improper disposal of trash. Click here to learn more about the trash collection schedule for your neighborhood.
 
Ask for receipts.
When paying rent, deposits or any other fees, it's a good idea to obtain a receipt. Documentation showing when a payment was made can help if there are any disputes.

Know your rights.
The Boston Rental Housing Center is a valuable resource for questions about your rights and help resolving conflicts between you and your landlord.                     
September 1 Move-in Informationbeaches


More than 60,000 students will move into apartments across Boston this month. The links below contain important information to help make your move as trouble-free as possible.



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Get a taste of what the neighborhood has to offer! On September 22 from 2-4pm, off campus students will be able to sample some of the best restaurants and businesses in the neighborhood. Free food, games, prizes and more!
Look out for ticket information coming soon!
Northeastern Safe Haven
 
Safe Haven is a safety program designed to provide Northeastern University students, faculty and staff with access to specific locations, out in the local community, where they can seek shelter and help in emergency situations. 

 Safe Haven partners will be easily identified by a Safe Haven decal prominently and clearly displayed in the front window of their businesses.
Breakfast Club brekkers
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Xplosaic is a carnival put on by the cultural centers (AAC, ISSI, JDOAAI, LSCC & SLC). There will be international games, prizes, art, food, music, performances and more! Don't miss the African dance lessons or the chance to find the perfect Salsa recipe. There will be everything from a spiritual wellness workshop to delicious Asian street-foods. Don't miss out on a great time! Xplosaic is September 3 from 2-4pm at Centennial Common!
Boston Arts Festival

With a new academic year starting, NUPD offers these safety tips to protect you and your belongings.

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  • Whenever personal safety is a concern, call for Personal Safety Escort Service, available 24/7 at 617-373-2121.
  • Become familiar with the locations of Blue Light Emergency Assistance Phones.
  • Save the NUPD phone numbers in your contacts list. 617-373-2121 for non-emergencies, 617-373-3333 for emergencies. 
  • Visit www.neu.edu/publicsafety to learn about the night-time safety escort service to your off campus apartment if you live within 1.5 miles of campus.
  • Keep your apartment door secured and locked at all times.
  • Don't buzz in anyone you do not know, know your neighbors.
  • Use riser restrictors on your windows.
  • On public transportation: avoid showing or flashing money, iPods, phones and other valuables.
  • Travel in well-lit, well-traveled areas at night, avoid alleys and shortcuts.
  • Wait for the train or bus with other people near the stop. 
  • Walk with others if possible.

Learn your new area, what businesses are open late, and the location of police and fire stations.

 

Contact NUPD at 617-373-2696 
www.neu.edu/publicsafety for more Crime Prevention Information. "Your Safety Is Our Reward" 
In this Issue

Meet your new CA's!

Community Ambassadors keep off-campus students connected to campus events, city resources, and neighborhood programs.  Living off-campus can be stressful and you may not know your rights. Contact your Community Ambassadors and take advantage of their assistance. Have a question? A tenant issue? Contact CA@neu.edu!

Trash 2 Treasure trashytreasure
 
HEAT is selling gently-used items at a fraction of their original cost and every cent goes to charity! 
September 2 from 9am to 4pm in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.
 Citizens Connect 
 
 Issues with your move? Use Citizens Connect to report problems directly to the city! Post reports with photos and a brief description and the Mayor's Office will dispatch a team to remedy the situation.  
iTunes App Store 
Google Play Store
Mission Hill 
Road Race
Join fellow Huskies and local community members at the Mission Hill Road Race- a 5k run and walk event to benefit Fitzgerald park. The race is October 20 at 10am with registration opening at 8am.  Email us for a registration form!
Local Events  
Check out some of the fun events going on in Boston this month!
September Concertsconcerts
Kick off your semester with some live music in Boston! Click on the artist names for ticketing details.

Dayglow

Sept 17 @ HOB 

Dada Life

Sept 27 @ Royale

Two Door Cinema Club

Sept 30 @ HOB

Urban Forest Cider Pressing & Harvest Festival

Come enjoy free cider and relax with an orchard and forest tour. On September 9th from 4pm to 6pm in McLaughlin Park in Mission Hill. Press your own apples and bring home as much cider as you want! Bring your own containers! 
Ask Roaming Husky
Dear Roaming Husky  
Dear Roaming Husky,
I've just moved into my new apartment and I feel like certain aspects of the unit may not be up to code. Some rooms are missing smoke detectors and the ceilings are water damaged. What should I do?
-Soaked


Dear Soaked,
By law, your apartment must be evaluated by the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) within 45 days of your lease start date. ISD inspects units for structural damage, cleanliness, and other details to ensure the building is up to code and free of any problems that may make the building uninhabitable or unsafe.
ISD can be reached at 617-635-5300 or you can click here to see when your unit was last inspected. It's important that your apartment is in good condition, so don't delay in having it inspected!
-Your Roaming Husky

Have a question?
Northeastern Athleticsspurts
 
Cheer on your Huskies during these games in September.

Men's Soccer vs Harvard

Sept 2 @ 2pm

Women's Soccer at BC

Sept 5 @ 7pm

Volleyball vs East Carolina

Sept 7 @ 5pm

Field Hockey vs Virginia

Sept 8 @ 2pm

Women's Soccer vs Dayton

Sept 9 @ 1pm

Volleyball vs Harvard

Sept 15 @ 11am

 Women's Soccer vs Albany

Sept 16 @ 1pm

Volleyball vs Hofstra

Sept 22 @ 7pm

Men's Soccer vs Holy Cross

Sept 25 @ 6pm


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Boston Deals 

Explore the city without breaking the bank! Check out some of these useful deal hunting sites to save on food, shopping and more.  

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