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What animals are making these vocalizations?

I live in Deerfield, MA, USA. These sounds are coming from a tree across the street. Both the whimpering-pup sounds and the louder squeals/screeches are coming from the same place. Any idea who is making these sounds?
posted by Camofrog on Jun 17, 2014 - 9 answers

After a layoff, how soon can someone be hired into that position again?

This is a question about Massachusetts employment law. After a company has had a round of layoffs, I'm told there is a length of time they must wait before they can re-fill those same positions with new people. How long is this waiting period? [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Jan 31, 2014 - 5 answers

Advice for Massachusetts Road Test

I will be taking my first road test on Monday, in Massachusetts (specifically, Lynn). I'd like to hear from people who've taken this test in the past. What were you asked to do? I'd particularly like to hear from people who've failed the test: where did you fall down? [more inside]
posted by HoraceH on Nov 23, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me drive a car in Massachusetts

I live and work in Massachusetts, but my car is owned by another party and registered in another state, and my license is also in that state. What do I have to do to make right with the MA RMV, and how much will it cost me? Snowflakes inside [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Oct 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Roast Beef & Pizza. Pizza & Roast Beef. Why?

We moved to Massachusetts from upstate NY last year and this has been nagging at me ever since: Why are most of the pizza shops here pizza & roast beef shops? Roast beef is not paired with pizza in my mind. The roast beef isn't usually a pizza topping, and some of them don't really even seem to serve roast beef as a specialty (just one of many normal sub options). Can anyone offer an origin story?
posted by Kriesa on Aug 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Two plant growth oddities to ID (mold, fungus?) - Eastern Massachusetts

I'm trying to identify two separate growths I'm unfamiliar with, just for curiosity's sake. The first is a tight, cauliflower-like dome found on the base of a cut tree trunk. The second formed tiny red "spears" on a weed leaf. Pics within. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

I rented a single-family house in MA. YANML, but I probably need one.

I rented a single-family house in MA with 2 roommates. We have 2 toddlers. This house isn't deleaded, and it needs to be, and landlady is very unhappy about the expense. We offered to vacate the lease, but my now crazy landlady wants to keep the security deposit I put down. Help? [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Mar 6, 2013 - 20 answers

I have two questions related to my mental health.

I'm 24, and I live in the suburbs a half-hour north of Boston. I'm about to get health insurance that includes mental care. I don't know how the private healthcare system works. How should I get a mental-health diagnosis? What doctors and therapists in the area could help me with whatever problems I may have? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Feb 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Superb Owl Sunday Party

I'm hosting a football-free celebration of man's finest feathered friend, this Sunday. What owl tributes and puns do I need on the menu, on the television, on the stereo, and as decor? [more inside]
posted by enfa on Feb 1, 2013 - 23 answers

Please advise on car insurance issues after an accident.

A guy hit my car parked on the street in Cambridge, MA, causing some damage (to the car only, I wasn't around). He left a note. I called him and he wanted to bypass our insurance providers. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by A dead Quaker on Dec 16, 2012 - 35 answers

What are you MA insurer experiences?

[MA Health Care Filter] I've recently become ineligible for health insurance from my erstwhile employer and need to choose a Massachusetts based insurer to individually purchase coverage from. What is your insurer anecdata? [more inside]
posted by andorphin on Dec 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Unincorporated

Potential freelance client wants to hire me; their lawyers say they can only work with incorporated vendors, not sole proprietors. For a variety of reasons (see inside) I'd rather not go through forming an LLC if I can avoid it. ISTR there are umbrella organizations freelancers can sign on with to handle this sort of situation, but am failing to google them up now that I need one. Potential difficulty factor: rural Massachusetts. [more inside]
posted by ook on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Who pays?

MA Tenant Law - what if a tenant improperly stores their possessions (bed frame, mattress, box spring) on the other side of a duplex? [more inside]
posted by plinth on Apr 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Bridemaid Dress Alterations on the North Shore

Where in the North Shore area of Mass should I have a bridesmaid's dress altered? Difficulty: I am nursing still and need the dress to allow, ahem, access for my daughter. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Apr 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Am I currently an at-will tenant?

Massachusetts rental filter: I signed a lease for a term of one year back in 2010. As stipulated in the lease, I informed my landlord in writing of my intention to stay for another year. That year would end in June 2012. Am I currently an "at will" tenant? I found another place that is more affordable and want to give 45 days notice to vacate, but I am unsure of where I stand. [more inside]
posted by lakersfan1222 on Feb 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Lowell to Springfield, MA, traffic?

Massachusetts Travel and Traffic: From Lowell to Springfield in the afternoon/evening. When and where could I potentially hit traffic? [more inside]
posted by la_rousse on Jan 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Is there a replacement for Mass Buying Power?

Whatever happened to Mass Buying Power, and more importantly, who took their place? [more inside]
posted by qurlyjoe on Dec 23, 2011 - 6 answers

What is origin of Howard St. in Waltham, Mass.

I'm looking for the origin of Howard St. in Waltham, Mass. I'd like to know who it was named after, when it was created, early inhabitants and ultimately - it would be great to find some early photos of the street.
posted by joshuamcginnis on Jun 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Food of the gods: BACON WAFFLES!

Seeking bacon-waffles in the Boston Metropolitan area? [more inside]
posted by amestar_runner on Jun 25, 2011 - 8 answers

insert [seagulls crying] here!

Why are there birdcalls looping in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by amestar_runner on Jun 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Scammy political billboard of questionable legality: what to do?

There's a misleading political billboard up in my small Massachusetts town, implying photo ID is required for voting. This is not true. I'm hopping mad & trying to figure out what would be an appropriate response to this situation. (More info & a photo link below.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2011 - 30 answers

Give me the bird.

What bird (or bug or frog, but I think bird) made this sound in my backyard last night? I live in western Mass.
posted by Camofrog on Mar 19, 2011 - 6 answers

One hopes it has to do with a poker game between governors...

Why is there a small piece of Connecticut in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Jan 28, 2011 - 15 answers

What is a courthouse bed anyway?

I need help finding information about a (possibly) children's song from (possibly) New England in the (possibly) 70s... [more inside]
posted by bendy on Jan 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Help us pick an insurance agent.

How do I pick a company for renter's insurance in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by explosion on Dec 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Is this raptor just a really gruff osprey?

What is this raptor I hear every morning? I'm in Plymouth, MA near a large lake. It's not an osprey or bald eagle (I listened to all the raptors at All About Birds), and unfortunately I have only seen it once (and not very well) so ID'ing it by sound is my only option. The problem is that it sounds like a Harris's Hawk, which only lives in the Southwest. [more inside]
posted by nekton on Sep 21, 2010 - 5 answers

More like Trader Schmoe's amirite?

ISO discount grocery stores around the Cambridge-to-Waltham Massachusetts corridor. I'm thinking here of the dented-can, overstock, weird-food-that-didn't-sell-in-the-regular-supermarket, fell-off-the-loading-dock variety. Like a "Building 19⅚" of grocery stores. I've seen places like this in other locales, but not around where I live.
posted by not_on_display on Sep 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me plan our road trip from Ohio to Massachusetts please.

What interesting things should we stop at, or what interesting places should we stay at on the course of our roadtrip from Columbus, Ohio to Stockbridge, Massachusetts in mid-August? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Mass. income

My BIL claims that insurance settlements for injury are not taxable income in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I can't believe the state doesn't overfish that particular revenue stream. So, is it taxable income or not?
posted by pentagoet on Jul 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Things to Do in P-town in May

What should we do on a long weekend in Provincetown? [more inside]
posted by kwaller on Apr 6, 2010 - 14 answers

How much is $50,000 a year after state & federal taxes in Massachusetts?

How much is a salary of $50,000 per year after state & federal taxes in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Mar 15, 2010 - 11 answers

How to obtain medical records of deceased family members?

How (and can I) obtain the medical records of a deceased parent, from hospitals in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Where can I find my elementary school music songbook?

Oooooh once there was a goat / a very clever goat / spoke French and German fluently as you will note / ooooooooooooooo/ fa la la la la / tra la la la la la / spoke French and German fluently as you will note ... I remember this song from my elementary school songbook. As well as fragments, snippets and scraps of song both traditional folk and (possibly) written just for this book. What is the book? Where could I find it? [more inside]
posted by mr. remy on May 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Watching Baseball in Western MA?

Can anyone recommend a good restaurant/sports bar in the Pioneer Valley (Western MA) area to watch tomorrow's Red Sox home opener? Preferably a place with many TVs, good food, and not too too many undergraduate students?
posted by .kobayashi. on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Help Me Make Old New England New.

Obscure New England? I've seen the best, what about the rest? What quirky, "second tier," and out of the way places have I missed? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Apr 4, 2009 - 34 answers

Legal troubles over a decade-old debt to bank

[I am asking this for a friend.] Legal troubles over a decade-old debt to a bank. I am being sued by a law firm representing a collection agency. I would like to find a way to resolve this situation that does not involve hiring a lawyer, since I cannot afford one. I receive income via Social Security Disability. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Feb 13, 2009 - 16 answers

MBTA musical chairs - Why does my train home come to the wrong platform?

Why does the MBTA Worcester/Framingham CommuterRail trains switch from the inbound tracks to the outbound tracks between certain hours? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on Oct 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Give me cupcakes or give me death!

Where can I find awesome cupcakes in D/FW, D.C., and Boston? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Sep 29, 2008 - 29 answers

Playing soccer in a pick-up game around Somerville/Cambridge, MA?

I'm looking to play soccer regularly, and live in Somerville, MA. Weekday evenings or weekends. Where should I look? [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Aug 18, 2007 - 10 answers

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