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September 13

(Queer) Boston Tourist Recs

What should a queer person interested in art and food do in Boston next weekend? [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup around Boston, MA at 6:29 AM - 8 answers

April 4

Boston Relocation - Neighborhood Recommendations

Do any Boston-area MeFites have personal recommendations for walkable, family-friendly neighborhoods in commuting distance of central Boston and/or Cambridge that meet some or all of the below criteria? [more inside]
posted by subwaytiles around Boston, MA at 1:29 PM - 22 answers

February 24

Unusual AirBnB/coworking spaces in the Greater Boston area

Are there any unusual AirBnBs or coworking spaces—along the lines of Mr Anderson’s House on Prince Edward Island—in the Greater Boston area (within Route 128/North Shore/Metrowest)? [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 around Boston, MA at 3:43 PM - 4 answers

February 22

Most convenient Park and Ride options to Boston on I-90

Hi everybody. I have to pick up a laptop on St. James Avenue in Boston for a temp assignment on Monday the 25th, and ideally I'm supposed to be there in the AM, though I've advised them that I'm not entirely sure when I'll get there. I live in Essex County, NY, which isn't exactly next door, and I hate driving in large cities as it makes me very tense and uncomfortable. [more inside]
posted by DavidfromBA around Boston, MA at 1:37 PM - 10 answers

December 18, 2018

If it’s Monday, it must be Boston (again)

How to figure out the best logistics for going back and forth between NJ and Boston every other Monday for at least two months? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb around Boston, MA at 8:22 PM - 14 answers has best

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 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 - 27 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

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

June 6, 2017

Fenway from Seaport with limited mobility tourist

My mom and I are seeing a game at Fenway next Monday, but we're flying in Boston on Friday and seeing the sites. Complication: my mom is in her early 70s and not great at walking long distances. [more inside]
posted by gladly around Boston, MA at 8:44 AM - 8 answers has best

June 2, 2017

Airbnb for the disabled?

You can search for wheelchair accessibility within Airbnb's filters, but it isn't very accurate. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by cakelite around Boston, MA at 10:32 AM - 9 answers has best