Carol Korbman

Positive ways COVID 19 will change our lives

- Drive in movies are back    

- Family board games are back

- People are getting back to nature

- Timed entry at museums, aquariums, etc makes for less crowds

- No stigma associated with working from home

- People won’t feel forced to go to work when sick

- People will never stand so close while waiting in line

- People with colds will wear a mask in public and prevent the spread of colds

- Public places like airplanes, bathrooms, restaurants, etc... will always be cleaner

- Ability to be part of family events and be in touch with distant family and friends via Zoom

- Doctors will continue to do some appointments via Zoom or phone

- Al fresco dining is so popular; Boston neighborhoods look like you are in Europe

- Most importantly second homes real estate is booming

 

Fun Museums to Visit this Fast Approaching Spring!

With spring approaching everyone is looking for fun activities to do in the city. Boston has over 60 different museums that fit a variety of interests. From modern art museums, to historical museums, to a world famous science museum, and everything in between, Boston truly has a rich and cultured range of museums.  Here is a list of some of them: 

 

Kid friendly

 

  • Museum of Science - www.mos.org
  • Boston Children’s Museum - www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org
  • New England Aquarium - www.neaq.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

Museum of Fine Arts - www.mfa.org

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - www.gardnermuseum.org

Institute of Contemporary Art - www.icaboston.org

Harvard Art Museum - www.harvardartmuseums.org

 

 

 

 

 

History

  • USS Constitution - ussconstitutionmuseum.org
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History - www.hmnh.harvard.edu
  • The Paul Revere House - www.paulreverehouse.org
  • JFK Library Museum - www.jfklibrary.org
  • Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum - www.bostonteapartyship.com
  • The Mapparium - www.mbelibrary.org
  • Old State House - www.bostonhistory.org

Important Utilites Contact Information for Move Ins

When moving into your new home you need to establish service with the following Utility companies:

Boston Utilities

National Grid
Gas (800) 732-3400

Eversource
Electricity (800) 592-2000

Verizon
Phone (800) 870-9999

Comcast
Phone, Cable, Internet
(617) 279-1958

 

 

Helpful Boston Numbers

 

Boston City Hall
(617) 635-4000

Boston Police Department
Non Emergency
(617) 343-4200

Boston Fire Department
Non Emergency
(617) 343-3550

Emergency Storm Center
(617) 635-3050

Poison Control and Prevention
(800) 222-1222

Animal Control (Dog Licenses)
(617) 635-5348

 

We recommend you reserve a parking spot for your moving truck by going to City of Boston Website

If you live in Boston and your car is registered in Massachusetts you can get a resident permit parking sticker to park on the street.

 

For more information please contact Cabot & Company at (617) 262-6200

 

Great windows in your new home?

Renters:
When renting a condo you may expect to have some kind of window treatments. Most landlords put the basic blinds or roller shades which might not be attractive enough for you. You can customize your apartment by adding color with curtains. Simple, inexpensive and easy to install curtains can be found at many different stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Pottery Barn, West Elm or even on Amazon.

Buyers:
Choosing the right window treatments for your newly purchased condo can be overwhelming.  First, make sure to check with the condo association’s rules to know what are the dos and don’ts. Many managed buildings have scheduled window cleanings during the year. If you are interested in getting as much light as possible, select a window shade that allows light to come through. Being on a lower floor you might want to consider having a top down bottom up shade, so you can cover the bottom of the window for privacy yet allowing light into your place by having the top portion of the window completely open. There are many options, therefore you may want to have a window expert come and explain all the different possibilities; many of them offer a complementary consultation for new home buyers.

Shopping for a new home? Check out all our listings, the spring market is going strong and many new listings are added every week.

 

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Back Bay Association Annual Breakfast with Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Back Bay Association Annual Breakfast with Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Mayor talked about new developments and businesses, new restaurants opening on Newbury Street, housing for the homeless and Boston springing forwarded.

Pictured left to right: Shelagh Brennan, Robert Weintraub, City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh & Josh Zakim (City Councilor for District 8)