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(Boston.com)   Boston officials shocked, shocked that 19 college students would live in the same house   (boston.com) divider line 50
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2013-04-29 08:10:53 AM  
over $43,000 per year in tuition.  throw in books, food and some of the highest rent in the country
 
2013-04-29 08:11:40 AM  
*live
 
2013-04-29 08:20:04 AM  
Are they male or female?  Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.
 
2013-04-29 09:14:22 AM  

nekom: Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.


A uncle's friend's cousin Lamonjalow told him that story and he told it to me, so I know it's true.
 
2013-04-29 09:28:58 AM  

Pocket Ninja: nekom: Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.

A uncle's friend's cousin Lamonjalow told him that story and he told it to me, so I know it's true.


Don't be stupid, I got it from an email with 19 other crazy laws.  Did you know it's illegal to punch a horse in Peoria?
 
2013-04-29 09:31:59 AM  
19 in one house? That's the bomb.
 
2013-04-29 09:32:09 AM  
Florida is the only state in the US in which it is NOT illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket.  Don't hate me for my freedoms.
 
2013-04-29 09:32:45 AM  
And the landlord was charging each of them $600 a month in rent. Obviously.
 
2013-04-29 09:32:54 AM  
Thats a lotta bunkbeds
 
2013-04-29 09:35:07 AM  
I lived right down the street from there in a 1-bedroom with my ex. When we were breaking up/moving out, the landlord was showing the place as a 3-br because "you could divide the living room into 2 bedrooms"...apparently with a curtain hanging through the middle of the room. Ah, Allston. You're the worst.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-29 09:39:15 AM  
- Hire college graduates for even the lowest skilled jobs.  Require a BA for janitorial work.
- Make it super expensive to get a degree.
- ???
- PROFIT!

(actually ??? has to do with usury here... but it doesn't fit the meme)
 
2013-04-29 09:39:45 AM  
My god. I bet their crabs had crabs.
 
2013-04-29 09:42:13 AM  

EvilEgg: Pocket Ninja: nekom: Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.

A uncle's friend's cousin Lamonjalow told him that story and he told it to me, so I know it's true.

Don't be stupid, I got it from an email with 19 other crazy laws.  Did you know it's illegal to punch a horse in Peoria?


I live in Lexington, KY, so I'm gonna go out today with an ice cream cone in my pocket!  The man can't tell me what to do!
 
2013-04-29 09:43:14 AM  
At Penn State, I rented a house with 9 waitresses.
I was a chef.
I had my own bathroom.
 
2013-04-29 09:44:31 AM  
I used to live a few houses down, right behind the Hess.  Couple places burned down on that street recently.  farking college kids.
 
2013-04-29 09:46:58 AM  
Boston had it illegal for unrelated people of the opposite sex to live together.

Finding a place full of them legally requires public servants to exclaim, in best Bawstun accent, "Damn college students!"
 
2013-04-29 09:47:55 AM  

nekom: Are they male or female?  Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.


Snopes says otherwise.  However, it may still be illegal depending on zoning laws.  19 people with 9 bedrooms, and according the article, Boston officials need to determine the legality of that.
 
2013-04-29 09:50:17 AM  
Allston Violence indeed
 
2013-04-29 09:53:28 AM  
A friend of mine rented a old two story house in Milwaukee with a bunch of guys for $2,000 a month when he was in college. What started out as five guys turned into at least a dozen people sleeping there any given night with girlfriends/random hookups, and friends crashing out for the night. The place was an epic mass of bodies the morning after a house party.
It was also a death trap that wasn't kept up at all, it's amazing that the place didn't burn to the ground. The final kicker is that the place bordered the worst part of Milwaukee. Getting robbed was just part of living in that part of town.

My friend got held up at gunpoint twice. Of course he was stupid enough to walk to the local liquor store by himself...at night.
 
2013-04-29 09:55:56 AM  
www.biography.com

Thinks more college students should live together in big groups
 
2013-04-29 09:58:06 AM  
With a Boston accent, "boarding house" = "bawdy house".
 
2013-04-29 09:59:49 AM  
Student housing is typically way above market rate -- you pay a premium for the privilege of living on campus.

Of all the ridiculous fees that schools charge, this is maybe at the top. It's pure profit for the school, and they're exploiting the fact that parents are nervous about letting their kids live off campus.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-29 10:06:07 AM  
Nobody seems to care much when college students bake, but a landlord in Quincy (south of Boston) went to prison after the family living in his illegal apartment died in a fire. (story 2, story 1)  There's talk of allowing jail time for code violations related to fire safety.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:26 AM  

jake_lex: [www.biography.com image 402x402]

Thinks more college students should live together in big groups


i.qkme.me
 
2013-04-29 10:12:58 AM  

thornhill: Student housing is typically way above market rate -- you pay a premium for the privilege of living on campus.

Of all the ridiculous fees that schools charge, this is maybe at the top. It's pure profit for the school, and they're exploiting the fact that parents are nervous about letting their kids live off campus.


AND the fact that some kinds of financial aid can be applied to housing.
 
2013-04-29 10:20:34 AM  
19, huh? Sounds like a party. Count me in.
 
2013-04-29 10:29:22 AM  

fireclown: thornhill: Student housing is typically way above market rate -- you pay a premium for the privilege of living on campus.

Of all the ridiculous fees that schools charge, this is maybe at the top. It's pure profit for the school, and they're exploiting the fact that parents are nervous about letting their kids live off campus.

AND the fact that some kinds of financial aid can be applied to housing.


...which encourages people to borrow more money for college.

If financial aid is allowed to be used for housing, than there really needs to be a law that requires universities to price the housing at market rate.

And even at market rate, they're still making a profit.

Charging $800 or so a month for a 250 sq ft room with no kitchen, bathroom, shower etc. is astronomical even by Manhattan prices.
 
2013-04-29 10:29:46 AM  

47 is the new 42: nekom: Are they male or female?  Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.

Snopes says otherwise.  However, it may still be illegal depending on zoning laws.  19 people with 9 bedrooms, and according the article, Boston officials need to determine the legality of that.


Ya know, reading the articles and/or searching/finding further, factual information can get your Farking privileges revoked. Are you ready for that snivelly hell?
 
2013-04-29 10:38:13 AM  

vudukungfu: At Penn State, I rented a house with 9 waitresses.
I was a chef.
I had my own bathroom.


I once had to share a room with 5 women for 2 months. There was only one bed.

BigBooper: A friend of mine rented a old two story house in Milwaukee with a bunch of guys for $2,000 a month when he was in college. What started out as five guys turned into at least a dozen people sleeping there any given night with girlfriends/random hookups, and friends crashing out for the night. The place was an epic mass of bodies the morning after a house party.


Holy carp! That sounds like what I went through back in the 80s. Only we had the one room in Soho.
There would be around 8-10 people sleeping in that room at any given time (lots were shift workers).
I sometimes pretended to be asleep or slept with one eye open as there would always be someone hooking up. The best show I had was when 2 girls (one of whom I knew) went for it with each other, thinking everyone was asleep.

How wrong they were.

Not easy pretending to be asleep on my stomach with a boner (and wishing I could join in).
 
2013-04-29 10:52:42 AM  

bongmiester: over $43,000 per year in tuition.  throw in books, food and some of the highest rent in the country


=======================

It's immoral boarding on the criminal, in a putative "wealthy" country we find ever more scenes straight out of Les Misérables.   Paul Ryan must get a stiffy when he hears about stories like this.
 
2013-04-29 11:10:33 AM  
I read TFA twice, and couldn't find a name for the woman who died in the fire.
 
2013-04-29 11:14:42 AM  

thornhill: fireclown: thornhill: Student housing is typically way above market rate -- you pay a premium for the privilege of living on campus.

Of all the ridiculous fees that schools charge, this is maybe at the top. It's pure profit for the school, and they're exploiting the fact that parents are nervous about letting their kids live off campus.

AND the fact that some kinds of financial aid can be applied to housing.

...which encourages people to borrow more money for college.

If financial aid is allowed to be used for housing, than there really needs to be a law that requires universities to price the housing at market rate.

And even at market rate, they're still making a profit.

Charging $800 or so a month for a 250 sq ft room with no kitchen, bathroom, shower etc. is astronomical even by Manhattan prices.


Yup.
 
2013-04-29 11:26:14 AM  
pretty typical for most of Allston, Brighton and Somerville actually.  not surprised at all.
 
2013-04-29 11:26:43 AM  
Being a former college student, I can tell you that, among any 19 college students, there will be a minimum of three, and a maximum of 19, who will get very, very bad ideas about what would be totes cool to do on a Saturday night after a lot of drinking.

"College" "education" in this country has become such a mangled wreck that I almost wonder if we shouldn't just chuck it completely.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-29 11:28:28 AM  
bongon247

Her name has not been released.
 
2013-04-29 12:04:10 PM  

ZAZ: bongon247

Her name has not been released.


Thank you...

Unfortunately I have family that I cannot reach that go to college there and live in just such a house...
 
2013-04-29 12:05:50 PM  
i used to work as a cable guy. my typical beat was around UW.

it was stunning the number of students you'd see crammed into some living spaces. they'd be maxed out six people in a two bedroom apartment, or 20+ in a large house, everyone got a closet-sized 'room' to stay in.
 
2013-04-29 12:29:03 PM  
I am sure they violated the minimum floor area per person that is the standard for prisons. But a lot of dorm rooms do as well.
 
2013-04-29 12:30:54 PM  
And I bet odor inside of that house was a mixture of ass, bad feet, and stale pizza.
 
2013-04-29 12:32:43 PM  
NON-ISSUE.
NEXT!!
 
2013-04-29 12:50:53 PM  
That's pretty good. We only had 6 (5 dudes, and one roomies GF) and a dog living in our dorm room at tOSU in the 80's.
 
2013-04-29 12:52:04 PM  

nekom: Are they male or female?  Because in Pennsylvania, that would be illegal for females.  It constitutes a brothel.


Only if it was at Penn State would it be considered a brothel. Ditto U of Michigan.
 
2013-04-29 01:27:33 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: And I bet odor inside of that house was a mixture of ass, bad feet, and stale pizza.


ah memories
 
2013-04-29 01:42:19 PM  
When I was house shopping years ago I was shown a lot of houses like this. Every room that wasent a bothroom or kitchen was turned into a bedroom. Im sure it was illegals that were in construction they built walls to seperate the living room and dining room from the kitchen and there was evidence of families living in whole rooms. The basement must have been the single persons area. It was a decent size basement, but it was partitioned off with drywall into sleeping cubicles. Some had doors but most had sheets over them. It would have been a ton of work just to undo what they did.
 
2013-04-29 02:50:41 PM  

BunkoSquad: I lived right down the street from there in a 1-bedroom with my ex. When we were breaking up/moving out, the landlord was showing the place as a 3-br because "you could divide the living room into 2 bedrooms"...apparently with a curtain hanging through the middle of the room. Ah, Allston. You're the worst.


The landlords and property management companies in Allston are farking scumbags. I'm looking at you, Samia Companies
 
2013-04-29 04:27:48 PM  

vudukungfu: At Penn State, I rented a house with 9 waitresses.


Who got the good section?
 
2013-04-29 04:47:01 PM  
Who are the slumlords now?
 
2013-04-29 04:51:15 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: BunkoSquad: I lived right down the street from there in a 1-bedroom with my ex. When we were breaking up/moving out, the landlord was showing the place as a 3-br because "you could divide the living room into 2 bedrooms"...apparently with a curtain hanging through the middle of the room. Ah, Allston. You're the worst.

The landlords and property management companies in Allston are farking scumbags. I'm looking at you, Samia Companies


Heh, i've sold them kitchens.  years ago.
 
2013-04-29 05:21:14 PM  
 
2013-04-29 06:46:15 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: The landlords and property management companies in Allston are farking scumbags.


FTFY
 
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