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NEWS12: Party prompts Stony Brook housing crackdown (VIDEO)


Police say Saturday’s party on Stony Brook Road involved a fraternity from the nearby university and more than 200 students. Police say two precincts and a chopper were brought in to disperse the crowd. Three arrests were made.

Neighbors say at least 229 homes in the area are being rented out as “boarding houses” to Stony Brook University students who find it cheaper to rent than live in a dorm. The Town of Brookhaven, which oversees housing laws, says it’s begun a new crackdown on absentee landlords and illegal group homes before a tragedy occurs.

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