I live in Cambridge, MA and share a two-bedroom apt with one roommate. We are women in our early 30's. I've been in the home for 2.5 years, with a different roommate each year. I loved my first two roommates. I invited my current roommate to move in this past Sept (met her through Craig's List) and we're a good fit. I have a sudden, burning urge to move into my own (1 bedroom) apt. Do I ask her permission, or just tell her I'm moving? [more inside]
For the flights that I'm booking between London (UK) and Boston (US), Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines have effectively identical flight times and prices. Can any seasoned pond-hoppers recommend one airline over the other, and tell me why? [more inside]
Hello. The other Boston area marriage counseling posts are several years old. I hope metafilter can help me find a good marriage counselor. My husband and have been together for 17 years, married for four years. He is at his wits end dealing with my depression (which I'm currently in treatment for). We need to talk to someone soon. Please give me some recommendations of good couples counselors.
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]
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]
Please recommend me your best vacation spots near Boston for an early 30s couple that likes the outdoors, history, trivia, movies, books, and good Italian food -- and prefers a trip that’s a mix of active and lazy. We’ll be in the area for a about a week around Memorial Day and want to know our options beyond the city itself.
I am traveling to Wellfleet , Cape Cod for a week this Saturday. I would like to do a lot of cooking for my aging mother and need to do a healthy shopping on the way from Logan Airport. I would go into Boston to Whole Circus and Trader Joes, but it is not really on the way. Where can I go for a good grocery shop, preferably with a decent organic selection, that is in between Logan and Wellfleet, MA Thanks!
It's 2013, it's the future, it's time to fire lasers into my eyes. Does anyone have any particularly good/bad experiences with offices in the Boston and Brookline area? Did you use Qualsight? [more inside]
Can you recommend a jeweler in the Boston metro area who can resize a gold ring for me?
I'm looking for recommendations for lounges in Boston for a birthday party with around 10-15 guests. We'll all be in our early 20s. Ideally, the place will play livelier music but not blast it to the point where I have to shout to have a conversation. Price range is pretty flexible. In terms of location, closer to the financial district is preferable, so nothing near Allston, brookline, etc. This would be for a Saturday night between 8 and 11 PM and I'd like to be able to make reservations. A decent sized crowd is appreciated, as we don't want to feel like we're the only group of people in the place. [more inside]
I am in the process of moving from my abusive family's house/city to another city with the wages I have saved over the past few years, but I have been unable to choose a city. It would ideally be affordable, and have a supportive environment for artists/illustrators with natural beauty and publishing opportunities. Do any cities come to mind? Any help would be very much appreciated! [more inside]
I have NYC-Boston down to a science. Now please help me figure out the other end of my trip to the suburbs in a sane fashion. [more inside]
Where can a coffee snob find fulfillment in Boston? [more inside]
What weather and road issues should I be aware of in my drive from Birmingham to Boston next Saturday, and what sights should I see? [more inside]
Looking for Messiah sings, greater Boston area. [more inside]
Know how to have a fun weekend in Boston on a budget? Details within. [more inside]
Which Boston-area theater/performance/arts subscription should I buy? [more inside]
Moving from Alabama to Boston to join a startup. How do I adjust to this new city and the startup culture there? [more inside]
Please recommend a kid-friendly place for lunch within walking distance of the Boston Ballet. [more inside]
Someone already used "Shipping up to Boston" but I can't think of anything else because I have all these questions.
Moving to Boston from the South. Single parent. So many questions. [more inside]
Where on the north shore of Boston can I buy peat for burning in my fireplace?
Please recommend a good mortgage broker for refinancing in the Newton/Brookline MA area. [more inside]
Help me find the best place for clam chowder for lunch in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville tomorrow, given my conditions! [more inside]
Where can I buy a bathing suit tomorrow in Boston, MA? [more inside]
Any issues with roads traveling from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow? [more inside]
What's the best way to get from BOS to Hotel Buckminster on Sunday afternoon? [more inside]
Can you suggest a good place in the metro-Boston area, preferably downtown Boston or Cambridge, to be having a drink and a snack on Election Night? [more inside]
Old school photo booth in or near Boston? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: What's a good moving company to go from Chicago to Boston with the contents of one bedroom apartment? (Clothes, kitchen stuff plus dining table, bedroom furniture, living room stuff like a big couch and some chairs, a bookcase etc. Might also include the moving of a Honda Civic.)
I just moved to a big city after graduating college in August. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do, and I'm not the most ambitious or confident person, to say the least. I have a somewhat untreated case of ADD, but I don't take my meds anymore; I'm finding coffee and exercise are much better. Anyways, I have gotten two different pieces of negative feedback on my phone behavior with people who had the potential to give me a job; they both basically said I sounded unenthusiastic. What is a good way to remedy this? [more inside]
My fiancee and I moved to Chicago from Boston, a couple of months ago, and the both of us are just longing to go back to Boston. We can afford to move back, and she has job prospects out there. Should we go or wait it out? [more inside]
Looking for a financial advisor/planner (accountant, CFP, something else?) in or around Boston for a married couple with good saving habits (see my previous question) and a reasonably healthy-sized nest egg. A couple of additional salient details inside. [more inside]
I'm a recent transplant and need a new local haunt. Does anyone know of any good homey bars in the Boston or Cambridge area? [more inside]
Boston Area student looking for medical help - specifically, I'm developing tinnitus, cloudy vision, and I think maybe my wisdom teeth are coming in. All of these problems are giving me severe anxiety, and I have no idea where to start getting medical treatment. [more inside]
I'm moving to Boston for a new job in a month, and wondering what's the best way to go about finding a place to live. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a decent coin dealer in the Boston area. I have a few Peace dollars I would like to sell. Nothing very valuable I know but would just like a quick easy transaction.
Indian wedding in Boston/Cambridge area [more inside]
Recommendations for psychiatrists specializing in anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues in Boston (Financial District)?
Recommendations for psychiatrists specializing in anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues in Boston (Financial District)? [more inside]
I need housing for a job starting November-December Lexington, MA. Can you advise this single nerd? [more inside]
Weightlifting-oriented gym in Boston near the FiDi? [more inside]
Internet in Boston: HELP! I'm getting weak signal in my apartment from my university internet. I bought a signal-enhancing antenna for my Macbook Pro, in order to try to enhance my laptop's reception of the university internet, but it didn't work and I'm not sure why. I'm trying now to decide whether to try again, possibly with another product, or whether to pay for a private provider and which one. Any thoughts would be most welcome! [more inside]
Where can I buy a good knife sharpener in the Boston area? [more inside]
Where in Boston can I enjoy a Scofflaw cocktail?
Boston commuter rail double-deckers (bilevel trains). Can anyone confirm which routes and/or times are serviced by double-deckers? Neither the MBTA website nor customer service seems to know. [more inside]
What are the most useful iPhone apps for Boston? [more inside]
Lyme Disease specialist in the Boston area? Asking for a coworker who has been terribly stricken with Lyme in the past year and wants to find someone in Boston who really can help her out. [more inside]
Alto vocal coaches in the Boston area? [more inside]
Looking for a inexpensive hotel within easy walking distance of a beach that's also within a 30-45 minute metro trip to the Boston aquarium. [more inside]
Where can I buy a folding guest bed (preferably, but not necessarily, with folding frame) in the Boston area this weekend? [more inside]
How much are COOs paid at small, profitable, private tech firms in Boston? [more inside]