Suffolk in the City: Return of college students to Boston area

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September 3, 2013, 8:13 am
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(NECN) - It's a right of passage every year here in Boston: moving trucks stuck on Storrow and Memorial drives and old furniture left on the sidewalks.

The return of the college students, like our Suffolk in the City student reporter Dan McCarthy, means dealing with a population burst.

These streets are about to get a lot more crowded with college students, and with that, college students looking to spend money, and that’s a really good thing for the city of Boston.

One man asks, where would Boston be without the colleges and universities?

One business owner says when college students leave for the summer, he loses about 1/3 of his business.

But it’s not just small business suffering a loss of profits.

According to, students spend over 260-percent more from high school to freshman year.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: Boston, College, Suffolk in the City, student reporter, Boston college students, dan mccarthy
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