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Relocating to Boston

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Whether you're new to Boston, to Massachusetts, to New England, or to the United States itself, the information provided on this page will connect you to many important online resources to assist you in your move to Boston.

Helpful Tips Before You Move:

Check out the parking regulations for you new area:

Brookline

Boston (Allston/Brighton Area)

Newton

Also check out these websites to see how you can obtain a temporay moving permit. For a fee the permit will allow you to block off parking spaces near your new home so you can unload your moving truck, pod or car.

Contact Utilities for Setup/Activation Dates:

Please check with your landlord with which utlity company you should contact.

NStar, electric & gas service
Keyspan Energy (Massachusetts Electric) gas service
Verizon, phone, internet access
AT&T, phone
Comcast, phone, internet access, cable TV
RCN, phone, internet access, cable TV

 

Information After Your Arrival:

Automobile Registration, Driver’s license and Massachusetts ID

Banks

Boston Neighborhoods

Dentist

Doctors

Emergency Response

Hospitals

Government

Museums

Take Out Menus

Special events, restaurant reviews, etc

Utilities

 

Banks
Cambridge Savings
Century
Citizens
Eastern
Bank of America
Sovereign

Dentists
The American Dental Association's online dentist search tool
1st Dentist, find a dentist
Emergency Dentist Listing
1-800-Dentist, a toll-free and free dentist telephone search service
Boston University Student Dental Plan web-site
Boston University offers a dental insurance plan, which is available to BC students, spouses, and children.

Doctors
American Medical Association Physician Search
Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Search
Brigham and Women's Hospital Physician Search
Boston Central, a doctor referral service

Emergency Response

Boston College Police Department (On Campus)

Important Phone Numbers for Boston area (Off Campus)

Government
State of Massachusetts
City of Boston
City of Newton
City of Allston/Brighton
Town of Brookline

 

Hospitals
Boston Central, listing of the major hospitals in the Boston Area

 

Movie Theaters/Showtimes

 

Museums

Fogg, Sackler and Busch-Reisinger 

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Science

New England Aquarium

 

Take Out Menus

ugbc.bc.edu/resources/menus

www.foodler.com

www.yelp.com

Fun information on special events, restaurant reviews, etc.

http://www.phantomgourmet.com/

http://www.restaurantweekboston.com/

http://boston.diningguide.com/

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/index.html

TD Banknorth Garden Home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins as well as concerts and other events.  Check the calendar for events!

Shows and Dance Performances

 

Victim Assistance Services
MOVA (The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance is an independent state agency devoted to upholding and advocating the rights of crime victims and witnesses.