Welcome Black Students,
AboutBlackBoston.com attended its first black student HollaDay event in 2005 and marketed sponsorships to corporate Boston to help support the event financially. Boston, we highly recommend the HollaDay events. We tell everybody to go.
Join the Boston Black Student Network for one of the biggest collegiate events in the city, Holladay X, Saturday, September 28th from 1 PM to 5 PM in the Lodbell at MIT. There will be free food and performances, including the infamous Stroll Out competition. Network with various Boston community service organizations and businesses and win prizes at HollaDay X.
Hundreds of black college students will network and mingle with the public at the annual HollaDay event held in September, usually on the last weekend of the month. This is a chance for new students, returning students and the public at-large to come on campus and participate in activities produced by BBSN.
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photos of Greeks at a HollaDay event
Boston area black student organizations can be found in almost every college in the Greater Boston area. The UMASS, Suffolk, MIT, and Emerson College black student unions and organizations on campus have joined the @blackboston on Twitter public timeline.
The Boston Black Student Network has an upcoming September 2012 event named HollaDay. They are seeking corporate sponsors and community relationships with leaders and organizations. BBSN 2012 is a resource to incoming freshmen or color enrolled in Boston area colleges and will explore student networking connections with Boston corporate and non-profit sectors.
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Tips for student apartment renters in Massachusetts
City of Boston Renters Handbook
There is no formal procedure for establishing a legal residence in Massachusetts. Voter registration, automobile registration, a driver’s license, the appearance of a person’s name on a city or town street list, and rent, utility, mortgage or telephone bills normally provide tangible proof of residence. However, individual public or private agencies or institutions may have their own requirements for proof of residence.
To be eligible for the resident tuition rate at a public institution of higher learning, the applicant must be able to demonstrate that s/he is a resident and intends to remain permanently or for an indefinite time. For state universities and state colleges, the length of residency is twelve months; for community colleges, it is six months. It is important to check with the institution as several factors are taken into consideration in determining residency.
If you are a U.S. citizen, a Massachusetts resident, and you will be 18 years old on or before Election Day, you may register to vote at any city or town hall in person, or by mail, by contacting any city or town clerk’s office. Social service, welfare, Registry of Motor Vehicle offices, and offices providing services for the disabled also have walk-in registration services available. Colleges, universities, high schools, and vocational schools have registration availability for enrolled students. Registration in Massachusetts is permanent, but you must register again if you move or change your name.
The Consumer Protection Division receives and processes citizen complaints, working closely with consumer complaint groups throughout the state. To file a complaint, obtain a form directly from the Consumer Protection Division or online. The division will accept individual written complaints and take legal action if a widespread pattern of fraud is found. For more information, contact: Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General, One Ashburton Place, 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, Tel: (617) 727-2200 or Consumer Complaint Section www.mass.gov/consumer.
Security Deposit / Last Month's RentWhen requesting a security deposit (which cannot exceed one month’s rent), a landlord is required to give the tenant a receipt and statement of condition which must contain a comprehensive list of any damage existing in the premises.
The deposit, upon which is based the going interest rate up to 5%, must be paid at the end of each full year of tenancy and is to be placed in an escrow account. A landlord may also request a last month’s rent. The landlord is required to pay the going interest rate up to 5% interest on the last month’s rent at the end of each full year of tenancy or at the end of the tenancy if less than one year.
Interest on the rent for the last month which is used as a rental payment is not required. The last month’s rent does not have to be put into an escrow account. For information and referrals about housing matters, contact your local tenants groups or Citizen Information Service. Tenant Rights and Resposibilities - Tel: (617) 973-8787.