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October 18, 2018

Commuter rail parking on North Shore

I've been taking a bus from the North Shore of Massachusetts to Boston, but I'm tired of the creepy bus driver and the bad parking situation. I'm looking into other options. What's parking like at the MBTA stations in the Newburyport and Haverhill area? [more inside]
posted by marfa, texas around Boston, MA at 7:02 AM - 4 answers

October 11, 2018

Christmas vacation: mid-lantic cheapskate empty-nest MY TURN version

Where should we go for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth around Woburn, MA at 7:43 AM - 6 answers has best

October 5, 2018

Hire a mover for the effects of the recently deceased in Cambridge, MA?

My sister died unexpectedly of a mysterious health issue three weeks ago. Now in clearing up the rubble left behind, I have the very real problem of dealing with her stuff in a different state (Cambridge, MA). Help me sort out how to handle this, especially with hiring movers? [more inside]
posted by actionpact around Boston, MA at 6:54 AM - 10 answers

September 23, 2018

Work trip to Boston without car rental

I will be in Boston in two weeks for work. One of those days I will need to get myself from downtown (near Federal/Franklin Street intersection) to North Shore Medical Center in Lynn. What is the easiest way for me to make this trip without renting a car? [more inside]
posted by little mouth around Boston, MA at 4:21 PM - 10 answers has best

September 1, 2018

Help me refactor my family's Boston trip in September

We were planning a refreshing family vacation from Houston to Boston in late September to attend an important family wedding. Then our flood insurance bill went up 600% (Thanks, Harvey!) Help us change this trip into the cheapest possible but still have family fun. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact around Boston, MA at 8:34 AM - 27 answers has best

August 3, 2018

Boston hotel with adjoining rooms or other setup for kids

Do you have a recommended hotel in Boston that has adjoining rooms or another good set up for kids? [more inside]
posted by Mid around Boston, MA at 11:46 AM - 14 answers

July 9, 2018

Boston restaurant recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for restaurants in Kenmore Sq that I can bring a baby too, for dinner. [more inside]
posted by john_snow around Boston, MA at 8:43 AM - 13 answers has best

April 11, 2018

What's happening Boston?!

Hi Boston, what should I do with you? My family is a teen and two middle aged queer women. Some or all of us like nerdy stuff, art museums, live music, science, nature, weird underground art, bookstores, history, activism, and eating really tasty food. We'll be in Boston (and Western Mass - mostly around Amherst/North Hampton) in mid-May. We don't have a big agenda, just want to relax and explore. I'm mostly looking for Boston suggestions but feel free to chime in with your favorite Western Mass suggestions too. Thank you!
posted by latkes around Boston, MA at 8:04 PM - 26 answers

March 9, 2018

Running loons on the Cape

So, on a whim, I signed up for the Cape Cod Ragnar relay. I have experience of road races and of the East Coast, but not of Ragnars and not of Massachusetts. Help me minimize my rookie problems...so far, the office Race Bible only covers so many questions (and anyway, the founders are flyover-country yokels like me). [more inside]
posted by armeowda around Boston, MA at 8:27 PM - 3 answers has best

February 24, 2018

From the City of Big Shoulders to The Home of the Bean and the Cod

My company is consolidating the US R&D jobs to the home office in Boston a year from now. They are offering positions in Boston, which means moving from Chicago. If any MeFites have made a Chicago to Boston transition, do you have any guidance/advice about local differences to keep in mind? [more inside]
posted by Mutant Lobsters from Riverhead around Boston, MA at 8:45 PM - 19 answers has best

December 26, 2017

Pahk the Cah well outside of Hahvahd Yahd

Boston parking filter: I'll be visiting Boston for 7 days (and one overnight tomorrow, with a two day break after) around New Year's. I'm staying in town and looking for a place I can park my car for most/all of the time for a low cost (i.e. obviously not at my hotels). Where would you recommend I leave the car? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias around Boston, MA at 3:52 PM - 6 answers has best

November 27, 2017

Can I get a gate pass at Boston Logan?

My wife is flying with our twin sons to Seattle (God bless her) on Wednesday. I'd like to accompany her to the gate to help with luggage, car seats, etc. They're flying JetBlue. When I worked for the airlines (post-9/11) this wasn't an issue and I'm wondering if this is still true.
posted by eggman around Boston, MA at 7:44 AM - 5 answers

October 30, 2017

Parking over the weekend in Somerville, MA?

Looking for somewhere relatively inexpensive to park a rental car this weekend, from ~11pm Friday through 10am Monday, in Somerville, MA, ideally somewhere around Davis Square. [more inside]
posted by mekily around Somerville, MA at 7:24 AM - 5 answers

October 9, 2017

Boston to Northampton: Car? Bus? Both?

What's the best way to handle transportation from Boston to Northampton and back, plus a few days in Boston proper? I'm trying to decide if I should rent a car for part of my trip, all of my trip, or not at all. Boston locals or frequent visitors: what do you think? Details below the cut. [more inside]
posted by adastra around Massachusetts at 1:12 PM - 11 answers has best

September 14, 2017

There Must Be Some Way Outta Here?

Help me find a way to get out of Boston Logan Airport in a rental car without paying a cashless toll and then activating the rental companies scammy plate pass scheme? [more inside]
posted by Xurando around Boston, MA at 2:52 PM - 12 answers has best

September 6, 2017

Planning stuff to do in Boston in February?

I'm going to be in Boston in mid-February, 2018, for a few days (which days are yet to be determined). What should my family and I do while we're there that requires advance planning? For example: when we went to DC, I got tickets to the African-American History Museum months in advance. I used to live in Boston but I don't know what's going on now. We've got adults, teens, tweens, with a variety of interests.
posted by The corpse in the library around Boston, MA at 1:49 PM - 7 answers

July 7, 2017

Packing for a family beach vacation - advice/tips requested

This is basically a packing question. My husband, 1 year-old daughter and I are a week away from leaving for a weeklong family beach vacation so I'm looking for tips and suggestions regarding logistics (what to pack, rent, etc.). [more inside]
posted by kat518 around Massachusetts at 7:46 AM - 16 answers

July 5, 2017

Big city job + Small town life?

I'm a 26yo single woman currently living and working in Cambridge, MA. I love New England and am considering buying a home. I'm priced out of Boston/Cambridge/Somerville, but there are some options that are both in my price range and appealing in the north shore area. Help me think through whether or not moving makes sense? [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl around Massachusetts at 9:01 AM - 17 answers has best

June 15, 2017

June '17 is SO not my month. :|

My 2013 car, which is in excellent mechanical condition and has had all the recommended routine maintenance, was driving perfectly. Then I had it professionally detailed... [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl around Cambridge, MA at 9:20 AM - 7 answers has best

June 10, 2017

Camping/outdoorsy-ness in western Mass (or nearby)

My dad will be working in Albany for the next few weeks. I live in Providence. Can you recommend a spot for us to meet up, camp, hike and otherwise be outdoorsy? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh around Hatfield, MA at 5:19 PM - 9 answers