By Dan Glaun via Mass Live
With the New England Patriots a week away from competing for yet another Super Bowl title, Boston Commissioner William Evans is urging the city’s college students to celebrate responsibly — and warning of consequences if they do not.
“As I have said in year’s past, Boston and its surrounding communities are fortunate to have exceptional athletic teams and the most loyal and enthusiastic fans,” Evans wrote in a message to students Friday. “It is our hope that you enjoy the game and celebrate in a safe and responsible manner. Please remember that there will be zero tolerance for disruptive and illegal behavior.”
“…By the time the Patriots next appeared in the Super Bowl in 2015, UMass administrators had a new tool at their disposal: security recommendations contained in a report written by former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, commissioned in response to the yearly “Blarney Blowout” party at an off-campus residential complex. The university banned off-campus visitors and restricted students to their own dorms on Super Bowl night. Since then, the Patriots’ subsequent championship game appearances have proceeded without serious disruption…”