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North End Residents Want Noisy Late Night Revelers Arrested

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BOSTON (CBS) – A group of North End residents is growing tired of late night noise and are asking the city to do something about it.

Along with some restaurant owners, the residents are urging police to crack down on late-night revelers who can be bad for business.

They say it happens every weekend; young people stumble out of the bars and raise a ruckus on the streets.

Jorge Mendoza, who owns a restaurant on Richmond Street, says the problem is getting worse, He says he sees vandalism, public urination, and other issues.

“(Revelers) pick arguments and fights with other people and screaming and yelling,” he said, “in particular last night, mayhem for an hour-and-a-half until 3:30 am.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

The solution, says Mendoza involves police enforcing the laws and make some arrests.

“Those kids need to be reprimanded legally for their actions,” he said. “They need to be arrested. The moment that a few arrests take place, word will get around very quickly and it will be the end of the problem.”

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