[Parentsgroup-list] Parentsgroup-list Digest, Vol 1040, Issue 1

Juliet_asante@hks12.harvard.edu JAsante at post.harvard.edu
Tue Jun 18 13:22:15 EDT 2013


How do I get off this list now please?

On 2013-06-18 08:54, Alison Denton Jones wrote:
> Hi Fallon,
> 
> 
> you might try subscribing to the Somerville Moms and/or Somerville
> Families groups, and ask for advice there.There are people on there 
> not
> only in Somerville, but the whole area, and they are much more active
> than the parents' list. Actually, try searching the archives on
> Somerville Moms or Cambridge Families - similar questions come up
> frequently!
> 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cambridgefamilies/
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SomervilleMoms/
> http://www.somervillefamilies.com/home/forums (this is very new)
> 
> best,
> alison
> 
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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
>> 
>> 
>> _____________________________________
>> Fallon Samuels Aidoo
>> Ph.D. Candidate & Teaching Fellow
>> Urban, Science & Technology Studies
>> Harvard University Graduate School of Design
>> fsamuels at fas.harvard.edu
>> www.spaceandpolitics.org
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