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Old 07-17-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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red line as close to MGH as you can afford
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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Porter or Central Square maybe....Porter is the nicer of the two in my opinion (most others would probably agree). The area by Kendall could be a possibility too...Not sure what the real estate is like there, though. But then you could walk across the Longfellow bridge to work!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Everett, Massachusetts
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Another vote for Porter Square. It's convenient for many reasons. You have the red line to take you to MGH or into Boston for any other reason, Harvard Square is one stop or a pretty easy walk away. Davis Square is even closer. The shopping center offers most things you'd need between Shaw's, the organic food shop, the toy store, the package store, the book store and Tags, which is a great hardware store that has a lot of housewares as well. You also have the commuter rail in case you ever want to venture out to Lincoln or Concord for hiking, cross country skiing or exploring. In short, Porter is very handy to your job and offers additional amenities and conveniences that would make adjusting to life in the Boston area easier. Good luck!
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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I would also recommend along the red line. If you live somewhere near Kendall, you could also bike or even walk across the bridge to MGH if you wanted to. there are hubway bikes all over now so that's an option along with the T. Kendall is a good option bc I am guessing as a post doc you will be there a lot and will want to live close by.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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I just heard on the news today that the Longfellow bridge will have construction work for three years starting this week and that the MBTA may shut down between Cambridge and Boston some days. I'm afraid that will impact the part of the trip between Kendall and Charles.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I just heard on the news today that the Longfellow bridge will have construction work for three years starting this week and that the MBTA may shut down between Cambridge and Boston some days. I'm afraid that will impact the part of the trip between Kendall and Charles.
The work on the Red Line tracks will take place on 25 weekends over the course of 3.5 years - roughly one weekend every other month (although I'm not sure if they will space it out like this). Red Line service between Kendall and Park St. will be replaced by a bus, stopping at Charles/MGH.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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The work on the Red Line tracks will take place on 25 weekends over the course of 3.5 years - roughly one weekend every other month (although I'm not sure if they will space it out like this). Red Line service between Kendall and Park St. will be replaced by a bus, stopping at Charles/MGH.
Good to hear.
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