Students from Westfield State University's Neighborhood Advisory Board held an open meeting Monday night to talk with residents who live in the downtown area.
Those residents say they've had some problems with late night noise over the past couple of years, so the students wanted to hold the meeting to discuss and examine interactions between the university and its neighbors.
The advisory board has met with other neighborhoods, but Monday was their first gathering downtown.
"We don't really hear from neighbors downtown, but the more and more we've been hearing about it we figured and event like this would be a good way to start that dialogue," said Victoria Landry, chair of the advisory board and Westfield State student.
Both school officials and Westfield Police Department were at Monday's meeting. They say discussions are necessary to ensure safety for both students and residents.
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