[Parentsgroup-list] Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 1040, Issue 1
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> 1. URGENT | Relocation Advice Needed (Fallon Samuels)
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> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:01:42 -0400
> From: Fallon Samuels <fsamuels at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] URGENT | Relocation Advice Needed
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> Hi everyone,
> I'm a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Design in need of advice on
> where to relocate in the Boston region. After several years in NYC, my
> husband and I are moving back to the Boston area, with a 2.5 years old in
> tow. This move was not planned; an on-the-spot job offer today and job
> start date of July 1 requires that we move ASAP (gotta love the financial
> services industry). Because our lease is up at the end of the month, we
> have no choice but to find a place to live in the next 2 weeks (or put our
> stuff in storage while we crash with family in Boston). Comparatively, we
> can take our time finding a daycare/preschool in which to enroll our
> precocious little girl.
> 1. Can anyone recommend a specific town/city where there is a range of
> housing and child care options? Anyone know of a 3-bedroom apartment or
> house for rent? I know the neighborhoods of Boston, Cambridge and
> Somerville very well, but I left town a single girl not a mom and wife.
> (FYI: My husband's new job will be based in Framingham (just beyond R.
> 128), but I'd like to live closer to Boston (within MBTA subway service),
> but my office will be at Harvard. We have only 1 car, so we would prefer to
> live somewhere more urban than suburban, i.e. within MBTA subway service or
> in walking distance from a commuter rail station.
> 2. Would anyone share their list of daycares and preschools--regardless of
> the starting age cutoff? Does anyone know of an opening in a daycare or
> preschool that takes kids under 3? A starting point for would be much
> appreciated; I know of only a few people with children who can recommend
> daycares and preschools, and their information may not be current since
> their kids are much older than ours. Last but not least, how does the cost
> of preschools in Cambridge/Somerville compare to brownstone Brooklyn, where
> a full day program (e.g. 9-2) runs $1000-$2000 depending on the degree to
> which public subsidies support the program.
> Sorry to post such a long set of questions. Clearly I'm overwhelmed.
> Whatever advice and references you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance!
> Fallon Samuels Aidoo
> Ph.D. Candidate & Teaching Fellow
> Urban, Science & Technology Studies
> Harvard University Graduate School of Design
> fsamuels at fas.harvard.edu
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