3.7.15 / 10:04PM / AMHERST, MA - BOLTWOOD WALK / MEDICAL / ETOH PARTY
3.7.15 / 9:55PM / AMHERST, MA / PD / ETOH PARTY LOST
3.7.15 / 9:53PM / AMHERST, MA - BELCHERTOWN RD / MEDICAL / ASSAULT / REPORTED PI
3.7.15 / 8:10PM / AMHERST, MA - MEADOW ST / COUCH FIRE / BEHIND BUILDING
3.7.15 / 7:13PM / AMHERST, MA - LINCOLN AVE / MEDICAL / ETOH PARTY / UNCONSCIOUS
3.7.15 / 6:29PM / AMHERST, MA - N PLEASANT ST / PD / ETOH PARTY LOST
3.7.15 / 6:19PM / AMHERST, MA - E PLEASANT ST / PD / PARTY FALLING DOWN REPEATABLY
3.7.15 / 6:18PM / AMHERST, MA - E PLEASANT ST / MEDICAL / PARTY ETOH
3.7.15 / 5:13PM / AMHERST, MA - E PLEASANT ST / MEDICAL / PARTY ETOH / REQ EMS EVAL / AGAWAM ENROUTE
3.7.15 / 4:43PM / AMHERST, MA - AMITY ST / PD / FIGHT IN PROGRESS / OFFICER ON SCENE / BACKUP ENROUTE
3.7.15 / 4:15PM / AMHERST, MA - MAIN ST / PD / FIGHT IN PROGRESS 10+ / PD ENROUTE
3.7.15 / 3:43PM / AMHERST, MA - TRIANGLE ST / PD / PARTIES ENTERING CONSTRUCTION SITE / PD + MSP ENROUTE
>>>>> CONCERT END 3:40PM <<<<<
3.7.15 / 3:26PM / AMHERST, MA - MONTAGUE RD / MEDICAL / PARTY ETOH / UNCONSCIOUS + UNRESPONSIVE / EASTHAMPTON RESPONDING
3.7.15 / 2:50PM / AMHERST, MA - MEADOW + RT116 / MEDICAL / ETOH PARTY IN A DITCH
3.7.15 / 2:47PM / AMHERST, MA - MEADOW + RT116 / MEDICAL / ETOH PARTY / EXPOSURE
3.7.15 / 2:47PM / AMHERST, MA / PD / PARTY PUNCHED-IN VEHICLE WINDOW
3.7.15 / 1:56PM / AMHERST, MA - SW CIRCLE / MEDICAL / UNCONSCIOUS PARTY / PT IS BREATHING / AGAWAM RESPONDING
3.7.15 / 1:07PM / AMHERST, MA - N EAST ST / PD / DISTURBANCE / OPEN CONTAINER
3.7.15 / 12:51PM / AMHERST, MA - NORTHAMPTON + KENDRICK / PD / 30+ DISTRURBING PEACE
3.7.15 / 12:49PM / AMHERST, MA / PD / 1 UNDER / TRANSPORITNG
3.7.15 / 12:40PM / AMHERST, MA - MULLINS CTR / MEDICAL / PIONEER VALLEY TRANSPORTING 1
3.7.15 / 12:17PM / AMHERST, MA - N PROSPECT / PD / MULTIPLE FIGHTS IN PROGRESS
3.7.15 / 12:11PM / AMHERST, MA - COMMONWEALTH AVE / MEDICAL / ETOH PARTY / BELCHERTOWN RESPONDING
3.7.15 / 11:56AM / AMHERST, MA - COMMONWEALTH AVE / MEDICAL / 2 ETOH PARTIES / MEDIC RESPONDING + AGAWAM RESPONDING
UMass Blarney Blowout 2015
Jason Girouard - What used to be one of the biggest college parties in the northeast is now suppressed by UMass and Amherst police departments. RIP, Blarney. For now...
March 9, 2015
UMass Amherst Officials Pleased with Results of March 7 Planning, View Investments as Way to Change Campus Culture
UMass.edu - University of Massachusetts Amherst officials are pleased with the outcome of March 7 activities. Months of planning, collaboration with town officials and students, and an emphasis on changing campus culture resulted in a peaceful weekend highlighted by a successful concert attended by about 5,200 students.
“Implementing recommendations from the Davis Report, we invested significant time and resources up front with a focus on prevention to address a long-standing pattern of student disturbances,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Enku Gelaye. “This is an investment in student success. We are at the beginning of this process and we will be steadfast in our efforts. But we are on the right path as an engaged community.” read more...
March 8, 2015
Blarney Blowout 2015: Calm and Peaceful Celebrations in Amherst
WGGB.com - It was a good day for the UMass Amherst community, as stakeholders deemed Blarney Blowout 2015 a success.
Students ran around campus all day, decked out in green head-to-toe for this year’s celebrations. But unlike last year, the event was calm and under control.
“I can’t begin to thank, first and foremost, the students for rising to the occasion and really showing respect and cooperation with each other, with neighbors, and local police,” explains John Musante, Amherst Town Manager.
March 8, 2015
Police keep Amherst’s Blarney Blowout contained
BostonGlobe.com - A heavy police presence at the site where last year’s Blarney Blowout raucous celebrations took place stopped the formation of any large gatherings Saturday afternoon.
Officers blocked the entrances to the Puffton Village and Townhouse apartment complexes where rowdy students gathered in last year’s blowout, which resulted in 55 arrests by Amherst police, according to a report released in September by former Boston police commissioner Edward F. Davis.
"How the Grinch Stole Blarney" pokes fun at annual UMass Amherst kerfuffle
MassLIVE.com - Every kid down in Zooville liked Blarney a lot/ But the Grinch, Who lived just East of campus, did NOT!
So begins "How the Grinch Stole Blarney" a cheeky take on the annual spring fling party at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the attendant community response. The poem owes its inspiration , obviously, to Springfield's own Dr. Seuss/ Theodore Geisel and his "How the Grinch Stole Christmas. read more...
March 7, 2015
Blarney Blowout 2015: UMass students, Amherst officials review an uneventful day
MassLIVE.com - CBS 3 Springfield reporter Brian Schnee wraps up Blarney Blowout 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. read more...
3.7.15 | Blarney Blowout 2015: Amherst town and university officials praise planning, police efforts for calm party atmosphere - MassLIVE.com
3.7.15 | Blarney Blowout Photos - MassLIVE.com
3.7.15 | Amherst Fire Treat 19 at Concert, 1 Taken To Hospital - WGGB.com
3.7.15 | Blarney Blowout 2015: Amherst police report 3 arrests; 10 treated for injury or intoxication - MassLIVE.com
3.7.15 | Police, Residents Prepare for Blarney Blowout - WGGB.com
3.6.15 | On eve of Blarney Blowout, UMass, Amherst, police have heeded advice of Davis Report - MassLIVE.com
3.4.15 | Amherst Police Department Prepares for March 7 - AmherstMA.gov
2.25.15 | UMass Student Sues Police After 'Blarney Blowout' Arrest - HuffingtonPost.com
3.14.14 | 73 Arrested At Pre-St. Patrick's Day 'Blarney Blowout' Near UMass Amherst Campus - HuffingtonPost.com
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