Waldenbooks is not the place if you're looking for an obscure or specific book. However, if you're looking for a category of books or a specific genre, Waldenbooks is the best. The small store's small selection is ofset by great organization that lets you find what they do have. Great store for browsing.
PROS: Great staff and organization.
CONS: Poor selection.
The M.I.T. Museum is my personal favorite museum. The epitome of community gems, I went on a school trip, and was completely blown away. The exhibits in movement, holographics, robotics, light and sound, photography, and other scientific subjects blew me away. It is a total blast, interactive, and definitely worth the trip. DEFINITELY go at least once if you're in Boston.
If you are a woman, DSW has rows and rows of shoes. I have no idea what makes a shoe good or bad, so I'll leave it to you. If you are a man, as I am, DSW has a few rows of wildly overpriced shoes that look bad. If you really want a pair, go to the back, where they have the clearance items. I found a nice pair of size 14 running shoes for $13. If you need a cheap pair and don't care that much how they look, check this place out. Staff was courteous.
Dedham Auto School is the best place to find someone to almost guarentee that you get your licence. If you do what they say, when they say it, you will very likely pass the test. Though strict and by-the-book, if you simply follow instructions, they will get you where you need to be. Go if you're ready to do what youe told.
PROS: Good, professional curriculum likely to produce safe drivers.
CONS: Occasionally smug and impatient.
Check out Community Boating (or CBI, as we call it) if you know how to or want to learn to sail. They have a large number of Mercurys (slower but stabler boats) and 12 420s too (sleek fiberglass speeders). The service is great, though the facilities aren't perfect. However, the prices and fees are DIRT CHEAP! $1 for students! CBI is a great deal and a fun place to sail!
I bought a fish from PetCo about two years ago, and it still lives to this day. The supplies are decently priced and the service is great as far as showing you where things are. The fish selection is good, too. As far as the other pets and services go, I don't really know. I love the fish, though!
Toys R Us is pretty fun for a children's toy store. The store has been redesigned such that nothing can be found without crossing a labarynth of junk. The store is loud, constantly self-promoting, the signs are hard to find and usually way up high, and there's always kids there whining. Trust me, shop online.
If you need a library, go across town to High Street. The other library is quieter, bigger, has more books, a better staff, and is worth the three minute ride. This facility is nice, and is perfectly useable for a quick literature fix, but the other is clear cut better. Just make the trip.
The Westwood Library on High Street is bigger, better, has more books and computer services, and better service than the other library. The location is easily accessable, and quiet. The cards are easy to get and the rates are dead low. If you won't buy the book, rent it here.
Take your dry cleaning and laundering here. The shirts and suits always come neatly folded, firmly pressed, and impeccably cleaned. The prices and rates are reasonable, though not outstanding. I would suggest them especially because I know of no other cleaners in town. Give it a try.