BOSTON – Boston Housing Inspectors made the rounds, visiting hundreds of apartments around the city during move-in weekend.

Students from all over who opted out of dorm life in favor of off-campus living had their new apartments inspected for safety prior to the start of the fall semester, according to CBS Boston.

Housing Inspectors checked to make sure apartments were up to code with safety a primary concern.

“We are watching close, trying to make sure that the students moving in are starting their school year off in a safe manner, especially focusing on kitchen safety,” Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Glora shared.

For Dion Irish, the commissioner of Boston Inspectional Services, checking on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors was a major concern.

“We are seeing smoke detectors and some things of that nature that are concerning. We want to make sure that on move-in day, that you have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors,” Irish shared.

No major issues were reported by most students on move-in day.

“We were pleasantly surprised. We weren’t expecting any problems and there’s nothing significant they found but there is the usual punch list of stuff that needs attention,” Keene Taylor, the father of one student, told CBS.

Meanwhile, Allston was buzzing with traffic during what is known as “Allston Christmas.”

Students and their families struggled to find parking during the busy time when furniture and other unwanted items left curbside for lucky pickers.

For many, the day was still exciting as the new college semester begins for most this coming week.

"Awww it's crazy today. There's so much traffic," he said. "There's so many cars all around. We've had to wait for like 30 minutes in order to get some parking, but it's a good day. Everyone's happy. Everyone is excited to start classes,” Yosbel Victores, who was helping his girlfriend move in, shared with NECN.


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