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So-called Providence “party houses” slapped with orange stickers

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By: Melissa Randall

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Those infamous orange stickers put on so–called "party houses" in Narragansett have made their way to Providence. The city is cracking down on excessive noise, and is slapping tenants and their landlords with a hefty fine.

Scott Ingle, a senior at Bryant University, openly admits he and his roommates had a party at their Providence apartment a few weeks ago.

"Initially it was students from our school and students walking around just sort of came up and we lost control of it," said Ingle.

That night police showed up to the Oakland Ave. 3–decker where they made several arrests. Officers also left behind this orange sticker, dubbing the tenement a "party house."

"I don't think it's very fair," said Ingle. "Like I said, we sort of lost control. It's was a one time thing."

The stickers were first made infamous by Narragansett police who used them to ID nuisance properties rented by URI students.  They're meant to get tenants and landlords to cut down on the excessive drinking and rowdiness by threatening them with a $500 fine.

Neighbors near Providence College are fed up with the excessive noise, parking problems, and public drunkenness.

"It was still light outside. They were in the middle of the road with cones trying to direct traffic, drinking beers," said one neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous.

3 houses on Oakland Ave. already been identified as trouble spots.

The ordinance was enacted in way back 2005. This is the first time it's being enforced.

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