I live in Cambridge, MA, USA. I want to volunteer for an organization that benefits children. [more inside]
Sticky Renting Situation Filter: I just moved into a house that my girlfriend and two other friends have been renting from my girlfriends mother for about 2 years now. Now my girlfriends uncles want to increase the rent (oral lease) pretty heavily and planned to do so before they even knew I was moving in. Do I use the law to protect our rights as tenants, or because it's my girlfriend's family do we just pick up and leave instead of fighting it? [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about the Boston nonprofit Corporate Accountability International? [more inside]
[Boston filter] In a follow up to this question asked by my charming husband about renting in Salem, I'd like to further ask, how does one find a deleaded apartment either in Salem or the greater Boston area? [more inside]
My boyfriend is going to Brandeis in Waltham, MA. I'm going to Simmons in Boston, MA. Where should we move? [more inside]
What should we do on a long weekend in Provincetown? [more inside]
Does anyone know whether the zombie march from Davis Square in Somerville to Harvard Square in Cambridge will be taking place this Sunday? If so, what time? I can't seem to find any information about it. Or, if you know any other zombie marches in/around Boston this weekend, I love to hear about them. [more inside]
Newton, MA: What not to miss? [more inside]
How much is a salary of $50,000 per year after state & federal taxes in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Massachusetts nurses help please! I'm planning on leaving my job to go back to school for nursing. Should I work as a CNA beforehand or would it be a waste of time and money? [more inside]
My wife would like suggestions for nice places to get her hair cut in Arlington or Lexington, Massachusetts. I would like for the suggested places to be reasonably-priced-- $50 or less before tip. She's just looking for a cut. Her regular stylist (who's a few towns away) is on maternity leave for another few weeks so she wants to go someplace close to home for a change. Thanks in advance.
How do I go about finding a reasonably good (and inexpensive) lawyer/cpa for a small business in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Can you suggest a good bar in which to watch the State of the Union address in Cambridge? Bonus points for anything close to Central Square. [more inside]
Why did I just see a NYC taxi in Natick, Massachusetts? [more inside]
It's always been a quiet apartment building, but now we have a new downstairs neighbor that makes noise until 5AM and makes the common-use hallway smell like marijuana and cigarettes. [more inside]
Where can I go sledding in Middleton, Ma? [more inside]
Where can we go for a Tuesday night getaway near Boston? [more inside]
My sister planned a trip for us to Vermont next weekend, and we are driving up from the Boston area on Friday morning. We will be heading to the western side of the Green Mountains (in between Arlington and Manchester), and I'd love your recommendations for everything and anything in the area and along the way. [more inside]
Does the requirement for two-party consent to record conversations in Massachusetts (and other states) really mean that I can't legally record any audio from public places without getting the consent of everybody who can be heard on the recording? [more inside]
How (and can I) obtain the medical records of a deceased parent, from hospitals in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Massachusetts Health Insurance Filter: Is there a way to find some kind of bridge coverage for the time between 9/9, when the old insurance goes away, and 10/1, when the new insurance becomes effective? [more inside]
About to register a new car in Massachusetts--can I fight the Mass. sales tax if I already paid more in Washington State? [more inside]
Travel plans through the Northeast (New England States) Looking for the fun/quirky ideas. [more inside]
Where can we find a fresh turkey in Massachusetts before Sunday? [more inside]
Where do white/paper birch trees grow in Massachusetts? They must have them in the Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, but I am looking for a spot in the woods.
I'm headed home to Massachusetts in August for a vacation at my grandparents cabin in the woods, and I'd love to have a bottle of Absinthe for afternoon sippin'. Anyone know where I could purchase one in either Boston or the Amherst/ Northampton area? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone find this web site about alien contactees, Billy Meier style, in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Wedding venue in the greater Boston area, near some sort of H2O. [more inside]
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?
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]
Where can a friend find a Texas flag in Boston this weekend? Difficulty: no car.
[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]
Resources for an experienced gardener moving to the northeast? [more inside]
Can you get Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance if your fired for a "violation of company policy"? [more inside]
Car storage in Massachusetts [more inside]
Can you break a lease in Massachusetts without pentaly because of a bad neighbor and unresponsive landlord?
My friend and his fiance have a mentally ill woman living below them who is making their lives absolute hell. They live in Massachusetts. Would there be consequences if they break their apartment's lease to leave because of her? [more inside]
How does the recent decriminalization of Marijuana in Massachusetts effect the drug testing policy this state has had for so long?
How does the recent decriminalization of Marijuana in Massachusetts effect the drug testing policy this state has had for so long? Will Marijuana be taken off the drug testing roster?
If you had to live and work four days a week (Friday-Monday) in Framingham, Massachusetts, and your employer was giving you $10,000/year toward tuition reimbursement, where would you finish your Information Technology / Computer Science degree? [more inside]
Northampton/Western Mass filter: I'm going to be in nearby Ashfield for six days. Can you give me a crash course on the area? [more inside]
Where’s a good place in the Boston or (preferably) Metrowest area to take my six year old son to shoot some pool? [more inside]
Why does the MBTA Worcester/Framingham CommuterRail trains switch from the inbound tracks to the outbound tracks between certain hours? [more inside]
I am looking for hotel/inn with a great indoor pool within a couple hours from SMACK DAB (near Worcester) in the center of Massachusetts. [more inside]
Where can I find awesome cupcakes in D/FW, D.C., and Boston? [more inside]
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - "Wasted State of Mind" Where have I heard this song before? Is it on a soundtrack to a movie I've seen? [more inside]
I'm taking my girlfriend on a surprise picnic this weekend (Shh! Don't tell!), but am having trouble finding a nice spot for it. I live in Boston and have a car, so anywhere within, say, an hour or so drive is preferable. Suggestions?
My SO and I are getting divorced in Boston, MA. We'd like to try to do it without a lawyer, due to costs and the fact that the break is relatively amicable. Any tips/info/recommendations about a pro se divorce (in MA or otherwise) or the divorce process generally in Massachusetts? [more inside]
Where near Boston can I find kid-friendly fireworks display? [more inside]
Dining and entertainment options in Cambridge, MA, this weekend? [more inside]
Good skateboarding parks in or around Cambridge MA, or less than a 20-minute drive therefrom? Whadda they have? Any good public places where skateboarding isn't frowned upon, with stairs, rails, curbs? For a 13-year-old who is at the basic level and wants a challenge. [more inside]