Halloween and baseball – What a double play!

October 28th, 2018

The following message from Kelly Nee, Chief of Police for the Boston University Police Department, and Kenneth Elmore, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, was sent to all students on Friday, October 26, 2018:

Dear Friends,

What a couple weeks in Boston! The wickedness of Halloween awaits us and the local baseball team is cause for serious merriment.

As you plan your celebrations, we offer a friendly reminder surrounding the large public gatherings that start this weekend. We’ve got it on good word from the Boston Police that a large police presence may, at times, be in and around the Fenway Park area and Kenmore Square. We also know that Kenmore Square may, at times, also be closed to cars, bikes, and pedestrians.

If it feels right, go for it! Sing, dance, listen to music, eat well, have a drink if that’s your thing (and you’re of legal age), root and cheer – hopefully with others – and make sure your costume isn’t whack. Because we care about you (cue the awwwww or the eye roll), we offer a few more friendly reminders: make plans to get home in a safe manner; stay away from people acting in a way that may harm you; be alert for scammers, thieves, and people who may try to victimize you; not a good choice, nowadays, to make replica and toy weapons costume accessories; comply with any police advisories and requests; and, make sure your friends get home and keep an eye out for each other. (We’ve put together information on Halloween activities and group baseball viewing spots.)

We hope your costume is hella clever and that your week is wicked joyful. And, all the best to the local baseball team. Whether you imbibe in the spirit of baseball or celebrate during the dastardly season, have all the fun you can stand.

Above all else, stay safe.

Kenneth Elmore

Associate Provost and Dean of Students

Kelly Nee

Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety

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