Courteous drivers and obsessive punctuality make Boston Coach's discreet gray sedans the Hub's best black-car service—as long as your employer is footing the bill. 151 Everrett Avenue, Chelsea, MA .
Have your hair cut for $9 in the seat of power. Henry Kissinger used to have his hair cut at this eight-chair classic barbershop in Harvard Square. 21 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA .
Larry O'Connor is even honest enough to tell you that you don't need your chimney cleaned when you think you do. 10 Spring St., Cambridge, MA .
House Speaker for Life and clean elections foe Tom Finneran engineered a bill to strip state judges of the power to hire their own secretaries and law clerks.
Its service will be music to your ears. Fast, too. 361 Moody St., Waltham, MA .
Sip your cappuccino and watch the mondo go by. 255 Hanover St., Boston, MA .
Just a shotglass toss from the State House. 150 Bowdoin St., Boston, MA .
They make their pit without digging up your backyard. 512 Union St., Weymouth, MA .
A no-nonsense, full-service vet who makes house calls. 223 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA .
They pick up and deliver, and give the best day of beauty for your pet. 123 Terrace St., Boston, MA .
One-stop shopping (truffle oil, seaweed) for your dinner party. 1421 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118-2009, foodies-urban-market.com.
Perfect dating-bar food to go with your Screaming Banana Banshee. 16 Exeter St., Boston, MA .
From design conception and development to installation, Sherwood will work with you to transform a mere garden into a thriving outdoor extension of your home. Ipswich, MA ruesherwood.com.
Management gives him a lineup of bat guano (including four second basemen); he gives us guacamole.
It's bright and in-your-face, and it has a sense of humor. Kids love the funky designs and parents appreciate the wash and wear. 31 Newbury St., Boston, MA .