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UMass Amherst Plans For World Series Wrap Up

With the Boston Red Sox poised to wrap up the World Series this week, UMass Amherst  is  hoping to prevent any riotous celebrations.

There will be free food and activities inside the residence halls and outside of the Southwest residence complex , an area where rowdy gatherings have occurred in the past.  Campus spokesman Ed Blaguszewski says the Student Government Association is organizing the activities.

There will be a strong police presence at the events.

After the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, police arrested 22 people on the UMass Amherst campus where  bottles were thrown, fireworks set-off, and small fires set.  Things were calmer in 2007 when the Red Sox won another championship.  There was a small disturbance following the 2012 Super Bowl.

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