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A Message About the 2018 World Series

Last night marked the start of the World Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on our home team, the Boston Red Sox.  It is an exciting time to be in the city of Boston and in New England as the Red Sox once again attempt to bring home a championship trophy.
The city of Boston is taking many steps to ensure community safety, including extra patrols by Boston Police and traffic restrictions in certain parts of the city, especially later in the Series. Below is a letter from Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, outlining precautions taken and asking for everyone’s assistance maintaining safety and order.
Students are welcome to watch the game each night on the screens in the Center Stage (open daily until 2:00 am).  Keep an eye out for information on watch parties and special events as the series unfolds.
It’s typical for the home city of the victorious team to host a parade celebrating their victory.  In the event this becomes necessary, you’ll receive information about planned festivities and their potential impact on campus.
Thanks, and enjoy the games.
Jim Hoppe
Vice President & Dean for Campus Life 
A Message from Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross:
Hello. I hope all are doing well as you close out the first two months of studies at local colleges and universities. I am writing concerning the World Series [currently] taking place … in Boston. We are once again very happy for the Boston Red Sox organization and Red Sox Nation and are hopeful for the team’s continued success.
In Boston, our main concern continues to be safety. Today, I am writing to ask for your help as we prepare for the World Series games.
Our message remains constant. I am asking that college and university students take advantage of any planned event that your academic institution is holding on campus, where you and your friends can enjoy the game. For those attending events or out and about in neighborhoods, we encourage all to drink responsibly while celebrating. We remain concerned about safety on our roadways and will be vigilant in order to provide for the best public safety for those we serve. If you do travel off campus, please plan out your evening and celebrate responsibly.
Your safety is a priority. We will work hard to ensure that everyone returns home safely. We expect you to act in a way that would make your school, your family, and your city proud, while respecting our neighborhoods. Showcase Boston to the nation with class and in the same positive spirit of the game!
Thank you very much for your attention to this important safety matter. Enjoy the game and be safe. Go Sox!
William G. Gross
Police Commissioner
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