Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - University Heights residents plan to sound off Monday night. Out of control parties near University at Buffalo's South Campus are expected to be a hot topic at a public meeting.
University at Buffalo officials, Buffalo Police Department representatives and many upset residents are expected to voice concerns about underage drinking. Residents tell Eyewitness News hundreds of people pack into homes and onto front lawns for parties on a regular basis.
Back in February, a UB student newspaper published a report stating that students in the University Heights area live in fear.
At that time, a Buffalo Police spokesperson told Eyewitness News that major crimes in the area have dropped. However, the department added that larcenies and assaults are on the rise, often fueled by partying students.
There have been more concerns surrounding the area since Nichola Arieno, an 18-year-old student at University at Buffalo, was found dead in a home known for its parties on Winspear Avenue.
His death was not necessarily alcohol related, but residents say it still calls attention to the issues the University Heights community faces.
The meeting will take place at the Gloria Parks Community Center at Main and Heath Streets and 7pm on Monday.