26 Allen Street, Amherst (Gateway to UMass/Amherst)
So yes, you would have to go some in order to win the ignominious Party House prize over the past weekend when Amherst was about as busy as it could possibly get with many of those folks in a party mood. Although Extravaganja attracted the usual thousands to town center it was also--as usual--a well behaved event. Well, except for a numerous tickets handed out for pot consumption.
Our Party House winners, on the other hand, stood out from the crowd precisely because everybody around them was NOT making obnoxiously loud noise very late at night or throwing bottles. And as a result offenders received $300 noise tickets (as opposed to pot possession tickets that only carry a $100 fine) and were arrested and thrown in jail, as opposed to the pot rally where nobody was arrested.
According to APD logs (2:00 AM early Saturday)
Report of loud party, loud music, and people throwing bottles at the house across the street
Loud voices on porch from gathering of individuals. No cooperation received from tenants or guests. Brad Sloan attempted to close door on officer and then refused to leave when asked to do so. Sloan begins to resist arrest when I attempted to place him under arrest.
Brad Thomas Sloan, 33 Allston Brighton, MA, age 25 Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest
Lauren C. Mark, 25 Sunset Trail, New Fairfield, CT, age 21, noise violation
Laura Kristin Moynihan, 151 18th St, Lowell, MA, age 20, noise violation
50 High Street, Amherst (my immediate neighbor 50 years ago)
Loud party with music and voices upon arrival . Ms Simpson was asked to clear the party and she did not. She was advised of consequences and still would not clear the party. She was placed under arrest for noise violation.
Apparently officers gave her three chances to comply and at one point she shut off the music and lights saying to her friends police had "no right to be here and no right to shut down the party." And when she did turn the lights on after failing to clear the guests, that she described as too drunk to leave, officers noted one of them standing in the window striking a pose with his middle finger prominently up in the air.
Arrested for noise:
Anna Francis Simpson, 50 High Street, Amherst, age 32
According to police logs:
A loud stereo was blaring coupled with yelling and laughter. Guests of the residence were also on the roof rolling full cans of beer down the tin roofs while jumping up and down causing a thumping noise. The resident was placed under arrest.
Joseph Hebard Barry, 109 Oakton Ave, Boston, MA, age 20 Noise violation