617 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 617 AREA CODE
617-223-4640
BOSTON, MA
1st US Circuit Court
(1994)
617-224-0033
FRAMINGHAM, MA
Music City North BBS
(1991-1995)
Ed GrossheimRenegade
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617-227-4170
BOSTON, MA
Future Technology
(1991)
PCBoard
617-227-6260
BOSTON, MA
Future Technology
(1991)
PCBoard
617-227-7986
BOSTON, MA
BCS Info Center, BCS Main Office BBS
(1988-1989)
Robert Gorrill, Matt Howitt
617-227-9246
BOSTON, MA
BCS Info Center
(1990-1991)
Matt Howitt
617-229-2345
BOSTON, MA
Argus Computer Exchange, Argus Computerized Exchange, ArgusCompXch, ArgusCompXch,300M
(1990-1994)
Chris White, Christ White
617-229-2915
Burlington, MA
Alpha Softtware Corp, Alpha Software Corp, Alpha Software Corporation, Alpha Software Technical Support, Alphasoft Support And Files
(1986-1996)
Jim Little, R. Francescone, Brad FennOpus
617-229-6710
BOSTON, MA
Argus
(1990-1991)
Jim Salvas
617-231-2824
BOSTON, MA
Software Exchg Archive Systems
(1990)
John RTelegard
617-231-4723
BOSTON, MA
The Dead Pool BBS
(1994-1995)
Bill Marshall
617-231-9282
BOSTON, MA
Adventure Works, Works
(1991)
617-231-9716
BOSTON, MA
The Dead Pool II
(1994-1995)
Bill Marshall
617-232-0135
BROOKLINE, MA
Micro-Tech
617-232-0919
Brookline, MA
B.C.S. Kaypro, B.C.S. Zitel, Castle
(1984-1998)
Don Hinds, Jay SageR CP/M, TP-Board, PC-Board
"The BBS of the Kaypro Users Group of the Boston Computer Society; The BBS of BOSKUG, the Boston KUGEL Kaypro Users Group. 1984: board runs R_CP/M in Brookline, MA. 1986: board moves to Sommerville, MA, at new number 617-776-1332 . 1987: board's new number 617-776-6029. 1988: a crisis emerges as BOSKUG breaks up, Don Hinds steps in to rescue the board. The board moves to Dorchester, MA at a new number, 617-288-6477 . The BBS switches to TP-Board host software and goes by the name -- Wyzard's Castle, CP/M Castle, or BOSKUG Castle. 1989: board moves to 617-825-3135. 1990: A new era begins as CP/M guru Jay Sage takes over the Kaypro Group. The board moves to 617-965-7046 in Newton, MA, and runs PC-Board as the B.C.S. Zi/tel Z-Node. 1992: second line at 617-965-7785 . 1994: third line at 617-965-7259 . 1996: third line dropped. 1997: line 617-965-7785 dropped." - Winston Smith
617-232-1939
BROOKLINE, MA
New House of Grace
617-232-2244
BROOKLINE, MA
Pro-AppleBCS
(1993-1995)
617-232-2897
BROOKLINE, MA
Core
617-235-0789
BOSTON, MA
Flix, Pages & Tunes, Flix, Pages, and Tunes
(1995)
TBBS
617-235-5082
BOSTON, MA
Visiboard
(1983-1984)
617-235-6303
Wellesley, MA
BOSTON GAS, Boston Gas BBS
(1991-1994)
Jon AndersonPCBoard
617-237-1511
Wellesley, MA
Heath Users Group, Heathkit RCP/M, Heathkit Users Group of Wellesley, Wellesley BBS
(1983-1994)
Dan Gentile, Heath Users ClubPCBoard, R CP/M, RBBS
"One of the Boston First Wave boards, the Wellesley HeathKit Users Group BBS became a "beautiful people's board" that was highly exclusive. It had the following history.... 1983: Board starts as 300 BPS, R_CP/M (Remote CP/M). 1986: the board replaces R_CP/M with RBBS. 1988: the board replaces RBBS with PC-Board and begins FidoNET networking as Fido node 1:101/196 . (NOTE: Early Boston boards have node numbers that start in the 100's.)" - Winston Smith
617-237-2378
Wellesley, MA
Enigma BBS
(1995-1997)
Jay HavertyHermes / First Class
617-237-3750
Wellesley, MA
BCSnet Host, Boston Computer Soc.
(1984-1987)
Doug Chamberlin, D. ChamberlainRBBS, TBBS
"This was a 6-line installation running on an IBM PC XT machine using an Alloy Computer Products extension system unit that contained 6 different computers. Each computer was a single board containing CPU, memory, serial ports, etc. (What were later to be called "blades".) All the comuters shared the same hard drive and message base.

"This was one of the earliest multi-line BBS systems in continuous operation. It supported a community of IBM PC users for the Boston COmputer Society which had approximately 42,000 members at its peak.

"Most of the time the system was operational it ran out of a closet in a dormitory at Wellesley College. This was my residence at the time.

"It took some convincing to talk the phone company into installing 6 residential phone lines into one location. They thought I was running a bookie operation. It then took some doing for the technician to find 6 spare wire pairs running through thr campus that he could use for these lines. We spent several hours tracing through the basements of buildings until we found the connections we used.

"While running the BCSnet Host BBS using the Alloy Computer Products blades we were using RBBS, not TBBS. We switched to TBBS when we moved the system to Cambridge, MA into the Boston Computer Society offices near Davis Square. The system was later moved to Waltham, MA when the entire BCS offices moved there." - Doug Chamberlin

617-237-8530
Wellesley, MA
Solution Systems, Solutions Systems Technical Support
(1993-1995)
617-239-3530
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BCSnet ONE OPUS
(1988)
Steve Groginsky
617-241-8529
BOSTON, MA
Withouta Net
(1991-1992)
Bill Sheehan
617-242-0672
BOSTON, MA
Keane BBS
(1994)
Mike Riley
617-244-1903
NEWTON, MA
The Lost Fido
(1986)
Dan MahoneyFidoNet
617-244-3425
NEWTON, MA
Twilight Zone
(1987)
Forum
617-244-7053
NEWTON, MA
Beta BBS/public Access Unix, BETABBS, The Beta BBS (Public Access UNIX)
(1991-1996)
Steve WoodwardPCBoard
617-245-1270
BOSTON, MA
Doug's Den, Doug's Den BBS
(1990-1992)
617-245-9464
BOSTON, MA
Doug's Den
(1992-1994)
617-246-5876
CAMBRIDGE, MA
TOS Tech BBS
(1987)
Dana Montgomery
617-246-5965
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The GS Towers
(1990-1991)
Rick Mancuso
617-247-0417
BOSTON, MA
Starbase: Boston
(1989-1990)
Rick Giguere
617-247-1626
BOSTON, MA
Proxcima, Proxima BBS, Proxima Centauri
(1991-1996)
Jorge RodriguezPCBoard
617-247-3383
BOSTON, MA
Data Express
(1993-1996)
WWIV
617-247-6888
BOSTON, MA
East Coast Circuit Board, EastCoaCircBd
(1989-1994)
Jeffrey PoloPCBoard
617-250-8098
Chelmsford, MA
Country Morgue, County Morgue
(1990)
John Rex
617-252-0012
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Web Of Desire
617-252-6446
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Shiva TBBS
(1991)
Adam Heath
617-252-9988
Cambridge, MA
Mount Kailas BBS
(1994)
Lobsang Tashi
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Cambridge, Massachusetts since 03/94. Sysop: Lobsang Tashi. Using MajorBBS 6.2 with 5 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 540 MB storage. Intel at 14400 bps. $40 Annual fee. Virtual Dharma Center featuring a calendar of teachings and events from the Buddhist Centers in the New England area. Usenet newsgroups, teleconference, special interest groups, file library and more. Come, find your virtual-self on Mount Kailas BBS.
617-254-0496
BRIGHTON, MA
SatelLife
(1996-1998)
Kerry Gallivan
617-254-3201
BRIGHTON, MA
Cruise
(1993-1996)
617-254-8695
BRIGHTON, MA
Cruise Systems
(1992-1994)
Peter Vernaglia
617-255-1125
BOSTON, MA
Microcom Technical Support, Microcomm BBS
(1994-1996)
Michael Flood
617-255-2094
BOSTON, MA
CStar
(1995)
Jace Carlson
617-255-9465
BOSTON, MA
Cape Cod Fido, CAPECOD Fido
(1986-1988)
Rives Mc GinleyFidoNet
617-258-7784
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Live Wire
(1986-1987)
Steve Wolf
617-259-0181
WORCESTER, MA
OUTPOST
(1985)
TBBS
617-259-1520
WORCESTER, MA
Boston Entertainment Network
(1991)
Rick CianiPCBoard
617-262-7611
BOSTON, MA
Atlantis
(1991)
PCBoard
617-262-9167
Boston, MA,
Mac Boston, MacBoston
(1984-1986)
Steve GarfieldRBBS-PC, Wildcat, Lazarus
"I worked at Northeast Computer Stores in Boston and went to the Macintosh Rollout in Boston with Steve Jobs in 1984. After the meeting I signed up to be a founding member of the Macintosh Users Group of the Boston Comnputer Society. As a salesperson in a retail store I purchased a Macintosh under Apple's Own-A-Mac program."

"The manager of the computer store allowed to to run MacBoston 24 hours a day out of the store. It started off running on a PC and then moved to a Macintosh with a General Computer Hyperdrive."

"People from all over the United States dialed in to the message boards. We even had a MacInTouch message board moderated by Ric Ford." - Steve Garfield

617-265-1016
DORCHESTER, MA
Boston Connection BBS
(1990-1991)
617-265-4155
DORCHESTER, MA
Boston Connection
(1991-1992)
617-266-1821
BOSTON, MA
Full House BBS
617-266-7507
BOSTON, MA
Emerson Wall
(1989-1994)
Rob KoeppelWildcat
617-266-7789
Boston, MA
BULLET-80 BOSTON, BULLET-80 Boston, MA
(1982-1996)
Marshall GoldbergBULT, TBBS, BULLET-80
"One of the Boston First Wave boards, the Boston Bullet-80, a.k.a. the Boston Bullet, a.k.a. Ye Olde Boston Bullet, this board lasted almost as long as Xevious BBS, the record holder for Massachusetts. 1984: Boston Bullet expands to two lines. Line #2 placed on 617-267-7751. 1988: Line #2 is removed and Boston Bullet reverts to one line running at 2400 BPS at 617-266-7789. 1993: Boston Bullet moves from Boston, MA, to the town of Waltham, MA, at the new number of 617-893-1753." - Winston Smith
617-266-9436
BOSTON, MA
TrailBlazer
(1989-1991)
Dave Strickler
617-267-2332
BOSTON, MA
R N' R
(1990-1992)
617-267-2732
BOSTON, MA
Calvary
Golgo13
617-267-7168
BOSTON, MA
Vanguard Info Sys
617-270-9450
SOMERVILLE, MA
The Wizards Den BBS
(1996)
Matthew Davy
617-272-1911
BOSTON, MA
Ampro Exchange
(1984-1985)
R CP/M
"AMPRO of Burlington, MA, was a company that sold computer kits and motherboards. They were famous for their AMPRO 'little board' Z80 CP/M systems." - Winston Smith
617-273-0023
BOSTON, MA
Shiva Corporation Technical Support
(1994-1995)
617-273-3262
BOSTON, MA
99BBS
(1984-1987)
TI-BBS
"Location: Burlington, MA, U.S.A. The 99 BBS was an early BBS in Burlington, MA, around the time that Bill Cosby and the Texas Instruments TI 99/4A micro-computer was at its height of popularity. The 99/4A was an interesting microcomputer in that it's built-in B.A.S.I.C. had no PEEK or POKE command. TI-BBS, BBS hostsoftware written specifically for the TI 99/4A, was one of the first BBS programs to sport an online BBS list database." - Winston Smith
617-274-0109
Bedford, MA
B.C.S. Victor
(1984-1986)
MBBS
"The Victor Users Group of The Boston Computer Society. 1984: board runs TeleSys-V host software, a version of MBBS that runs on The Victor, a computer of Morrow Computing. (The Victor was a computer that competed with The Osborne. The Osborne won against The Victor, but lost against the IBM PC, i.e. The Victor was the loser!)" - Winston Smith
617-274-7196
CAMBRIDGE, MA
MAC's Place
(1990-1991)
John McNamaraPCBoard
617-274-8469
CAMBRIDGE, MA
TC-Trader
(1987-1990)
Cheryl Buzzell
617-274-9814
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Diamond Caverns
(1994)
David Bestor
617-275-4121
CHARLESTOWN, MA
Continental Resources, Inc.
(1994)
617-275-6018
CHARLESTOWN, MA
Personal Cad/Cam BBS
(1990)
Wildcat
617-277-1996
BROOKLINE, MA
Music Biz BBS
617-277-4642
BROOKLINE, MA
The Road To Nowhere - Node 2
617-277-5428
BROOKLINE, MA
Midnite DEC
(1989-1990)
David Strickler
617-277-5577
BROOKLINE, MA
Jesse's BBS
(1991-1994)
Jesse ChengPCBoard
617-277-5637
BROOKLINE, MA
The River Styx
617-277-5846
BROOKLINE, MA
Eternity, The Magician's Corner, The Manhattan Project
(1994-1997)
Marcus HolmesPCBoard , Renegade
617-277-6538
Brookline, MA
Brookline RBBS
(1984-1986)
David WatsonRBBS
617-277-6936
BROOKLINE, MA
Proxima BBS
(1997)
Jorge Rodriguez
617-277-7595
BROOKLINE, MA
Proxima BBS
(1997)
Jorge Rodriguez
617-278-9759
BROOKLINE, MA
The Power Surge
(1995-1996)
David PetersonPCBoard
617-279-3561
Stoneham, MA
Atomic Dog BBS
(1995-1996)
MajorBBS , Major BBS, WorldGroup
From the January 1996 issue of Boardwatch: WorldGroup Windows and Win95 access. Shareware and games. Member of ASP and AOP. SLIP, telnet, ftp, Internet e-mail. Multiplayer DOOM/Heretic/Descent & others. Online games and chat. 7 CDROMS & growing. Online shop-ping - home of Atomic Dog Software. No fee for basic access. Stop by and have some fun. Telnet: atomicdog.com (ANSI/ASCII/RIP supported)
617-282-7796
DORCHESTER, MA
Bit-Byte-Bob's, BitByteBob's BBS
(1992-1993)
Bob McCown
617-284-1097
SOMERVILLE, MA
Party Time Productions
617-284-4913
SOMERVILLE, MA
The Surfboard BBS
(1993-1994)
Terry Stewart
617-286-1034
BOSTON, MA
Skynet BBS, Whirlwind BBS
(1995-1996)
Christopher Reynolds
617-286-1807
BOSTON, MA
Total Confusion III
(1991-1993)
Joseph Scannelli
617-286-3808
BOSTON, MA
Skyline (revere), Skynet BBS
(1995)
Christopher Reynolds
617-288-1117
DORCHESTER, MA
Effigy Sys,med, EFFIGY Systems
(1991-1996)
John FrancisSpitfire
617-288-2597
DORCHESTER, MA
The Twilight Zone =THG=
617-288-3994
DORCHESTER, MA
The Dream's Theatre
(1992-1993)
Ricky Cheung
617-288-4667
Dorchester, MA
B.C.S. Osborne/Zitel, Boston F.O.G., FOG RBBS-RCP/M #29
(1984-1998)
John KinsellaR CP/M
"The Osborne Users Group of The Boston Computer Society, The Boston (F)irst (O)sborne (G)roup, B.C.S. Zi/tel. Before the ThinkPad... before the PowerBook... (before the TRS Model 100, even...) the most successful little "portable" computer of its day was Adam Osborne's marvel of a machine, The Osborne. How "portable" it was was debatable, since you had to be a weightlifter to lug the "suitcase" around, but as it could run for an hour or so off of batteries, it made it the most successful "on the go" business machine of its era. 1984: board begins service in Dorchester, MA, running R_CP/M (Remote CP/M) Heavy Metal BBS host. 1986: First Osborne Group of Boston is merged into the B.C.S. Osborne board. 1994: the Boston FOG archives are merged into CP/M guru Jay Sage's B.C.S. Zi/tel Z-Node PC-Board to join the Kaypro archives at 617-965-7046." - Winston Smith
617-288-6040
DORCHESTER, MA
The Twilight Zone (node 2)
617-288-8319
DORCHESTER, MA
Boston EMS (101/455)
(1989)
617-288-9460
Dorchester, MA
Message Unit
(1983-1984)
MBBS
617-289-5000
BOSTON, MA
Apogee
617-290-5726
WOBURN, MA
BCS - Info Center, BCS Info Center
(1994-1995)
Martin WartakTBBS
617-293-3977
Pembroke, MA
Embassy of Knowledge
(1983-1986)
R.K. AdamsInfoQuick
617-293-5492
Hanson, MA
MindsEye 4am-6am
(1991-1992)
Anne Dantzler
617-320-0420
BOSTON, MA
The Convention Center
(1991-1992)
Andrew Pollack
617-321-1110
ADFIS, American Disabled Foundation Information Service
(1995-1996)
James McFallMajor BBS
617-321-2886
Visions of Chrome
(1995-1996)
Chris Scovil
617-321-6809
Malden, MA
Atlantis Control
(1984-1985)
Color-80
617-321-7240
American Disabled Foundation Information Service
(1994-1995)
James McFall
617-321-8214
National 99er's
(1987-1989)
Russ Medeiros
617-321-8999
ADFIS BBS
(1996-1998)
John Cunniff
617-321-9847
Stargate BBS
617-323-1580
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
The World's Greatest BBS
(1998)
617-323-1727
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
The World's Greatest BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
617-323-3841
Boston, MA
AOS Boston
(1995-1996)
Andrew CenciniWildcat
"AOS == AlphaCom Online Services, a board I used to run with one node and a copy of Wildcat! This was my first real foray into running a BBS, and I had the pleasure of meeting many new people as the board grew. Tom Reed, a really good friend of mine, was someone who I met through AOS and he was the assistant sysop practically from the start. Had plenty of fun setting up LORD, etc with him and others, but things had already peaked shortly before hand in the BBS world." - Andrew Cencini
617-323-9746
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
MindsEye 4am-6am
(1992-1995)
Anne Dantzler
617-324-3705
BOSTON, MA
Deep Space 9
617-324-4305
BOSTON, MA
Studio 88
(1994)
Hoyin Au
617-324-6923
BOSTON, MA
On Record Music, OnRecord Music/Midi BBS
(1991-1994)
Robert Tudor
617-325-1745
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
PC XPRESS
(1991)
Artie Abate
617-325-4749
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Your BBS Name Here
(1994-1997)
John KleinWWIV
617-325-9147
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
R.A.M.
(1985)
AMIS
617-326-0259
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Binex II, BINEX II Systems
(1991)
Bob Damelio, KB1SPCBoard
617-326-4676
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Binex, Binex II, BINEX II Systems
(1990-1994)
Bob D'amelioPCBoard
617-326-4812
Dedham, MA
BINEX II Systems, Castle Island T-Net
(1983-1991)
Bob D'AmelioPCBoard, T-Net, R CP/M
"Castle Island T-Net was one of the more interesting of the Boston First Wave boards. Bob D'Amelio wrote the custom T-Net software for his Apple-][ system. Although it never caught on in the Apple-][ market, when his Co-Sysop appropriated it and converted it over for the Commodore 64, it became a success as C-Net. The board was renamed and became line #1 of the Binex-II system. In 1984: Binex-II T-Net was moved to 617-326-0259 as line #2, and R_CP/M was placed on 617-326-4812 as line #1. 1985: The end of the T-Net experiment, RBBS is placed on 617-326-0259. 1986: New experiment, Bob starts the earliest UNIX BBS in Boston -- Binex-II UNIX-Chat Line#1 at 617-354-8604 and Binex-II UNIX-Chat Line#2 at 617-354-8605 in Cambridge, MA, USA. 1987: PC-Board replaces R_CP/M on 617-326-4812. 1988: All lines are now PC-Board. Third line added: 617-326-4676." - Winston Smith
617-326-5842
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Pandamonium BBS
(1993-1994)
Randy Hargis
617-327-1181
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
RAM BBS
(1989)
Michael Kentley?some homebr
617-327-3329
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Intruder Alert!
617-327-3375
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Machine Shop
(1994)
Michael Lawrence
617-327-6308
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Machine Shop
(1994)
Michael Lawrence
617-328-7371
QUINCY, MA
The Tackle Box
(1995-1997)
Jack ContiWWIV
617-329-8387
Dedham, MA
Digital Vision Inc, Digital Vision Technical Support, Digital Vision, Inc.
(1993-1995)
617-331-1070
BOSTON, MA
The Navigator BBS
(1989-1997)
John Connolly
617-331-3080
BOSTON, MA
The Underground BBS
(1996-1998)
Bob Mumaw
617-331-3915
BOSTON, MA
Solution Systems
(1991)
617-331-4181
Weymouth, MA
B.C.S. #-1, B.C.S. TI99 BBS
(1984-1996)
Tom Ward, Tom Ward TI-BBS, Telegard
"The Texas Instruments Users Group of The Boston Computer Society. The 'TI Twins' as some called them, were twin TI99/4A's that ran TI-BBS on two separate lines in the town of Weymouth, MA, in the 1980's. 1984: twin TI-BBS systems begin operation in Weymouth, MA, Line #1 is at 617-331-4181 and Line #2 is at 617-335-8475. (Wonder Twin Powers... Activate!) . 1990: Line #2 is dropped. (Wonder Twin Powers... Deactivate!) . 1991: board at 617-331-4181 switches to Telegard host software, the only software at that time that could support the forty-column TI99/4A. 1992: board begins FidoNET networking as node 1:101/610, sharing the B.C.S. echomail message bases. (The TI99/4A had quite a nice little graphics chip co-processor. If you tried to print to the screen the CPU was slow as molasses; write to the buffer with a graphics call and zap!)" - Winston Smith
617-331-7642
Boston, MA
Barritone Max
(1994-1996)
Jim BarrettOpus , Maximus
"My family couldn't afford a computer in the 80's so I didn't discover BBSes until the 90's. I bought my first computer in 1991. It was a Packard Bell 386sx with 1mb of memory and an 80mb hard drive. I dove into it learning how it worked and eventually teaching myself how to program. I bought my first modem (2400 bps) around 1992 and started calling BBSes. I was hooked! I would stay up late chatting, reading FidoNet and playing games. I started my own BBS in 1994 and eventually registered my own FidoNet address. Odd working hours and my financial situation eventually led to the BBS shutting down. I've often thought about starting one up again for nostalgic reasons but never got around to it. I was very lucky to have been involved before it all went away." - Jim Barrett
617-331-8624
BOSTON, MA
Fred's Fido
(1986)
Fred DonahueFidoNet
617-332-3200
NEWTON, MA
Connections
(1995)
Major BBS
617-332-5584
NEWTON, MA
BCS IBM UG TBBS, The Boston Computer Society
(1984-1996)
Doug Chamberlin, D. ChamberlainTBBS
617-332-5896
NEWTON, MA
CASINO
(1985)
AMIS
617-332-6432
NEWTON, MA
The Meeting Place at Elliot House
(1995-1998)
Steve Groginsky
617-332-7096
NEWTON, MA
Midnite DEC
(1987-1988)
David Strickler
617-332-9739
Newton, MA
The Polish Home
(1991-1994)
Vladek Komorek
617-334-6369
Lynnfield, MA
DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #18, DIAL-YOUR-MATCH #18 Lynnfield
(1982-1985)
Robert OppenheimDIAL-YOUR-MATCH
"Came across this site through BBS Documentary. I ran this BBS while I was in high school after my sister went to college and we had extra phone line. It was a blast chatting with people and meeting a few along the way. Afterwards, I majored in Computer Science (thanks largely to this experience). Later went to medical school and am currently an ophthalmologist in Chicago area." - Robert Oppenheim
617-335-0602
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Weymouth Airship Society
(1995)
Fred O'Grady
617-335-1408
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Weymouth Airship Society
(1991-1996)
Fred O'GradyRBBS
617-335-2238
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Complete Sports BBS
(1993)
617-335-2283
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Complete Baseball BBS
(1992-1994)
617-335-6842
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Complete Sports BBS
(1993-1995)
617-335-8475
CAMBRIDGE, MA
B.C.S. #-2
(1987-1989)
Wendell Davis
617-336-1408
CHELSEA, MA
Weymouth Airship Society
(1995)
Fred O'Grady
617-336-4243
CHELSEA, MA
Hotel California
(1988)
Wildcat
617-340-5466
BOSTON, MA
Boston And West, LiveWire Online, Local 369 BBS, Metro Boston Area, Net 101 Central
(1997-2001)
Don Stirling
617-344-0863
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Dream Weavers - DITR, Dream Weavers DITR
(1982-1998)
Tony Koker
617-344-4758
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Cloud Nine BBS
(1991)
Michael BrennanPCBoard
617-346-4317
BOSTON, MA
Merrimac PCBoard Systems
(1990-1991)
Don BrownPCBoard
617-350-7843
BOSTON, MA
ATDT East
Count Zero
617-350-8513
BOSTON, MA
Tune'n Tufts
(1994)
Wildcat!
617-352-7505
Georgetown, MA
Demon's Lair, The Deamon's Lair
(1983-1988)
Reed SavoryTBBS
"I ran a BBS out of Georgetown, MA in the mid-80s called "The Deamon's Lair" (and later I learned how to spell, "The Demon's Lair"). Original system went online in approx. 1983 (on an Apple II+ clone [Franklin Ace 1000], using software I wrote myself in Apple BASIC of all things!), with an Anchor Automation 300bps modem. Entire system was replaced in 1985 by an IBM XT clone (Kaypro PC) running TBBS. The later system was distinguished by having two lines, and I also hosted five or six of the old Infocom text adventure games (like Zork, "Leather Goddess of Phobos", etc.) which users could play online." - Reed Savory
617-353-2244
BOSTON, MA
Sam's Place
(1987-1990)
Sam McCracken
617-353-5377
BOSTON, MA
Boston University CRS, CSR Net
(1989-1992)
Sam-po Law, Cathy Norman
617-353-7528
BOSTON, MA
FIDO #45 Midnight DEC, Midnight DEC
(1984-1985)
David StricklerFidoNet
617-353-9312
Boston, MA
B.C.S. IBM PC User's Group, Boston Computer Soc., Computer Society, RBBS IBM PC Computer Society
(1983-1997)
, Dick RohrdanzRBBS, Fidonet, Opus
"The BBS of the IBM Users Group of The Boston Computer Society. 1984: board runs RBBS in Boston, MA. 1986: board switches to Fido software, begins networking as FidoNET node 1:101/122 . 1987: board moves from Boston to Newton, MA, at 617 -332-5584. 1988: board switches to Opus software to share B.C.S. echomail bases. 1989: board switches to TBBS and adds another line at 617-964-2544. 1992: A third line is added at 617-964-2546. 1994: board moves to the town of Waltham, MA. Line #1 is now at 617-466-8730 and Line #2 is at 617-466-8740. 1995: B.C.S. tries for the "super-board". The IBM Users Group forms an alliance with the main board and is renamed as a sub-node of FidoNET node 1:101/121. 1996: the board drops FidoNET cold switching over to the internet and talking UUCP protocols. 1997: last gasp, board runs a few months at 781-466-8724." - Winston Smith
617-354-0470
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel 1 (R), Channel One BBS
(1991-1993)
Brian MillerPCBoard
617-354-0784
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel One
(1993)
617-354-2171
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Viking Magic
(1987-1994)
David PattersonPCBoard
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617-354-2317
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel One
(1993)
617-354-2505
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel One BBS
(1990-1993)
Brian Miller, Tess HederPCBoard
617-354-3137
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Chan.One 3, Channel 1 (R), Channel 1 Node #3, Channel One BBS
(1988-1993)
Brian MillerPCBoard
617-354-3230
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel 1, Channel 1 (R), Channel One BBS
(1991-1995)
PCBoard
617-354-4128
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel One
(1993)
617-354-4443
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel 1 (R)
(1991-1993)
617-354-5776
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel 1 (R), Channel 1 High Speed, Channel 1 Node #2, Channel One BBS (High Speed)
(1990-1993)
Brian MillerPCBoard
617-354-6073
Cambridge MA
Grand Central BBS, The Commodore 64 Hotel
(1987-1995)
Paul Ferdinand, The ManagerC-Net, C-Net 12, New Image BBS 1.0
"This BBS started as a C-Net BBS. In say about 1889 I converted to BBS software called New Image BBS. This software was written by Ken Pletzer, (not sure of the spelling) who was one of the original writers of the C-Net BBS system. The writers had written a networking routine into the New Image BBS so all of the boards could network with each other and exchange message boards and software. I was connected to 3 other New Image Boards which in turn connected to other boards all around the country. It turned out to much fun and we all enjoyed the info we received." - Paul Ferdinand
617-354-6155
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Chan.One 2, Channel 1, Channel One BBS (Subscriber Line), node 2 - comms
(1988-1993)
Brian MillerPCBoard
617-354-7077
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel 1, Channel One
(1991-1993)
617-354-8077
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Channel 1 tm
(1991)
Brian MillerPCBoard
617-354-8873
Norwood, MA
Channel 1 (tm), Channel 1 (tm) Online, CHANNEL 1 Communications, Channel 1 Node #1, Channel One BBS, Jung, Robert K.
(1986-1996)
Brian Miller, Miller & Heder, Brian Miller & Tess HederPCBoard
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617-356-0109
BOSTON, MA
BMUG Boston OneNet
(1993-1994)
Noel Gouveia
617-356-3538
BOSTON, MA
Tom's BBS, Tom's Landline BBS
(1994-1995)
Tom McGeeTBBS
617-361-1242
HYDE PARK, MA
SkyLine, Skyline BBS
(1995-1996)
Wildcat
617-361-1385
HYDE PARK, MA
Hackersville
(1995-1997)
Mike Bordonaro
617-361-6931
HYDE PARK, MA
Skyline BBS
(1991)
617-361-7264
HYDE PARK, MA
Skyline BBS
(1994-1998)
Fred Bowes
617-364-1576
HYDE PARK, MA
Tangent BBS
(1993-1998)
Jeffrey L. JordanMaximus
617-364-2474
HYDE PARK, MA
The Toolbox
(1988-1990)
Charlie Kron
617-364-3304
HYDE PARK, MA
Swift's Ridge
(1990)
Gen. Delux
617-364-5474
HYDE PARK, MA
Skyline BBS
(1997-1998)
Fred Bowes
617-364-6217
HYDE PARK, MA
The Toolbox
(1988)
Charlie Kron
617-364-7932
HYDE PARK, MA
Board Room
(1989-1991)
Curtis Holzendo
617-365-4155
DEDHAM, MA
The Boston Connection
(1992-1994)
617-366-5685
BOSTON, MA
Boston Area Real Estate BBS
(1988)
Dick Copits
617-366-5784
BOSTON, MA
M.L.S. Westboro, Westboro Fido
(1986-1988)
Chester HumphreyFidoNet
617-366-9141
BOSTON, MA
KING INSTRUMENT BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
617-371-1075
BOSTON, MA
The Cat's Den IV
(1984)
617-371-1855
BOSTON, MA
RAM COMP CTR
(1985)
AMIS
617-373-2204
BOSTON, MA
Rogers & Blake BBS
(1988)
Sid Rogers
617-373-3193
BOSTON, MA
TwiliteZone
(1988)
617-373-7404
BOSTON, MA
617's TAG Beta, Purple Cowz Hideout
(1994)
Brian Dodds
617-373-7453
BOSTON, MA
Cowz
(1994-1995)
Brian Dodds
617-374-9255
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Bound for Pleasure BBS
(1996)
617-374-9285
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Micro Center
(1995-1996)
PCBoard
617-376-0909
QUINCY, MA
The IMPosium
(1994-1996)
MajorBBS
617-376-2569
QUINCY, MA
Comlab BBS
617-380-7886
BOSTON, MA
XBN BBS Z Innovators Support
(1990-1992)
Glenda Stocks
617-381-0177
MALDEN, MA
Withouta Net
(1991)
Bill Sheehan
617-383-2789
BOSTON, MA
South Shore Secrets BBS, SSS
(1991-1996)
MajorBBS
617-383-9495
BOSTON, MA
Utopia
617-383-9684
BOSTON, MA
Silly City BBS
(1995-1996)
Dean Volungis
617-387-4220
MALDEN, MA
The Electronic Rain Forest, The Electronic Rainforest
(1991-1997)
John O'Neill
617-387-8323
MALDEN, MA
Dave's BBS, Daves BBS
(1991-1996)
David ThompsonWildcat
617-388-5125
WOBURN, MA
Amesbury BBS
(1980)
Howard Moulton
617-389-4018
MALDEN, MA
Withouta Net
(1991)
Bill Sheehan
617-391-7437
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Slammer
617-393-0067
WATERTOWN, MA
The Party Time Productions
(1995-1996)
Norman GrayRenegade
617-393-0890
WATERTOWN, MA
Up All Night
(1995-1996)
Larry CassitySpitfire
617-393-3875
WATERTOWN, MA
Middle Earth
(1989-1991)
John Radoff
617-393-5346
WATERTOWN, MA
Northway
(1988)
Alex Lotoski
617-395-4317
BOSTON, MA
Total Confusion
(1991-1994)
Charlie Purdy
617-395-4639
BOSTON, MA
MeLtDoWn, The House Of The Rising Sun
(1991)
617-395-6787
BOSTON, MA
Night Rider BBS, Nightrider BBS, The Night Rider
(1991-1998)
Bob LuongoTelegard
617-395-8866
BOSTON, MA
Eagle's Nest
(1991-1992)
617-396-4607
Medford, MA
B.C.S. Atari, BACS, S.S.A.G.#2, Toad Hall
(1984-1998)
Dana JacobsonNite-Lite, RatSoft, MichTron(M-Net)
"The BBS of the Atari Users Group of The Boston Computer Society. 1984: board runs Paul Swanson's Nite-Lite host software. 1988: a second line is added at 617-391-6745 and the BBS switches to an Atari ST running the MichTron host software. Dana Jacobson takes this opportunity to rename the BBS, 'Toad Hall', in honor of his favorite music album. 1994: board moves from Medford, MA, to East Boston. The new numbers are: Line#1 at 617-567-8642 and Line#2 at 617-569-2489 . The board adds M-Net networking to make up for the B.C.S. dropping all support in its vain try for a 'super-board'. 1997: After the collapse of the BCS the board moves to Billerica, MA, at 978-670-5896 . Board switches to an Atari Falcon running RatSoft and becomes the new home of the S.S.A.G. (South Shore Atari Group of Boston) Dana Jacobson carries the Atari e-'zine, 'ST Report'." - Winston Smith
617-396-9113
BOSTON, MA
The Window Box
617-396-9416
BOSTON, MA
The Wyvern's Lair, Thw Wyvern's Lair, Wyvern's Lair III
(1991-1994)
617-397-1361
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Bit Bucket
617-397-1931
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Continuum BBS
(1995-1998)
Matthew MorseWildcat
617-397-7962
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Up All Night, Up All Night BBS
(1991-1994)
Larry Cassity
617-397-8844
Boston, MA
Fantasy Realization, The Boston Dungeon Society
(1996)
From the January 1996 issue of Boardwatch: Internet Domain: bdsbbs.com (99.242.194.90) Dedicated to those interested in the consensual domination & sub-mission lifestyle (B&D, SM, BDSM), two teleconference systems, SIGs, Matchmaker, run by the author of The Loving Dominant. Don't Dream. Live.
617-397-8880
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Boston Rocks BBS
(1994-1997)
Ron Doty
617-397-8888
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Boston Rocks BBS
(1991-1998)
Ron DotyWildcat
617-398-1695
CAMBRIDGE, MA
MALE BOX
(1987-1988)
Mario Mere'
617-399-7876
BOSTON, MA
Amiga Land
(1988)
617-421-6755
BOSTON, MA
Forgotten Dimension
(1990)
Monarch
617-423-3733
Boston, MA
Zoom Telephonics Technical Support
(1990-1995)
Jon Roberts, Kurt DoxeyWildcat!
"I (Jon Roberts) worked for Zoom Telephonics as a support technician in the customer service department. When I arrived at Zoom, the was a BBS in existance which had been set up by the general manager of customer service, Kurt Doxey. The BBS was used for customer support requests but had fallen into disuse. As a phone support technician, I had plenty of time on my hands to goof off on the BBSs while I was working. I was bothered by the fact that there was no official presence by Zoom support on the board and took it upon myself to respond to all the emails. One day, my boss, Tony Fiorillo, manager of technical support, snuck up behind me thinking that I was goofing off. I told him I was answering emails on the BBS and he was a little stunned that someone had taken some intiative. Later, I was called into Kurt Doxey's office. I was expecting to get yelled at but he pointed to the PC and rack of modems in the corner of his office and told me that I was now in charge of the BBS. I thought this was pretty cool because I had been a BBS fan for many years and had never taken the oportunity to SYSOP. I revamped the who system, added some wicked cool ANSI graphics, uploaded some neet modem utilities and locked up the email system to send all mails to me directly so I could respond to them in an official capacity. After a few more years, Zoom began using AOL and the web for support and the BBS fell into disuse. When I left Zoom for greener pastures, the BBS was still running and I'm not sure how much longer it remained in existance." - Jon Roberts
617-423-6985
BOSTON, MA
Boston Information Exchange
(1982-1983)
617-424-1101
BOSTON, MA
Kingdom Interprise
(1995)
PCBoard
617-424-6822
Boston, MA
WBCN-terface
(1983-1985)
Ethylnet Videotext
"WBCN was always the most progressive radio station in the city of Boston. They were the first radio station to allow callers to dial into their mainframe and leave feedback about their various radio shows and various on the air personalities. A full decade before the advent of the World Wide Web, the WBCN-terface allowed consumers to provide direct public electronic feedback to a commercial enterprise." - Winston Smith
617-426-1910
Boston, MA
Frye Computer Systems Inc
(1993)
617-426-6513
BOSTON, MA
ARCHIBoard BBS
(1992-1998)
John Byrd
617-429-1784
BOSTON, MA
CUL DE SAC
(1990-1991)
Pete White
617-429-8857
BOSTON, MA
Cul De Sac
(1987-1988)
Pete White
617-432-2511
BROOKLINE, MA
Boston AIDS Consortium
(1994)
CUSTOM
617-433-2702
BOSTON, MA
The Demon's Den
(1988)
Wildcat
617-433-8452
BOSTON, MA
IBM Tech Fido, IBM Tech Fido 101/433, Net 322 Echo Coord, SoftWare Dist
(1986-1989)
Steve AholaFidoNet
617-436-6893
DORCHESTER, MA
Batcave, The Bat Cave
(1991)
617-437-1693
BOSTON, MA
ATDT
617-438-3259
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Ephemeral BBS
(1994)
Wildcat
617-438-7709
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Bill's Corner
617-439-0399
BOSTON, MA
E.P.Levine
(1993-1996)
Steve BrettlerPCBoard
617-439-5699
BOSTON, MA
Citi Net
(1989-1990)
617-441-2202
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Allegro
(1987-1989)
Fred Holmes
617-442-6071
ROXBURY, MA
Nautica BBS
(1995-1997)
Maria ForshawTelegard , Renegade
617-442-6151
ROXBURY, MA
Nautica BBS
(1991)
617-444-1184
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Compmagic
(1995)
Scott Edelstein, Steve EdelsteinMajor BBS
617-444-3185
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Leading Edge BBS
(1990)
617-444-4061
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Weed Garden!
(1993-1995)
Holt Lipman
617-444-5401
CAMBRIDGE, MA
KINGS CASTLE
(1985)
AMIS
617-444-6774
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Pro-Scruffs
(1993-1995)
617-444-6821
CAMBRIDGE, MA
TREASURE ISLAND
(1982)
617-444-7687
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Black Magic, Homeroom #9 BBS
(1991)
617-448-2739
BOSTON, MA
Tony's Opus
(1988)
Tony Roscillo
617-449-2589
Needham, MA
Xevious
(1982-2000)
George Kassabgi, Jeff Keegan, Nels AndersonNet-Works-][, GBBS-Pro, PC-Board, custom (on Apple II) originally
"One of the original Boston First Wave boards, the origin of Xevious is lost in the mist of time. Xevious was the greatest BBS in the state of Massachusetts. When the Sysop moved out of the Boston Metr Area, he left a call-forwarded line so that regulars could still reach him. *ALL* hardware types were welcome: Apple, TRS-80, Atari, TI, Commodore, Z-80... even when the BBS ran on INTeL hardware! 1983: 617-449-2589 and 617-449-4146. 1986: Board moves to Framingham, MA, at 508-875-3618. Call forwarded line begins service at 617-449-7322. 1987: Board switches to GBBS-PRO software. 1990: Board switches over to PC-Board software and starts networking as R.I.M.E. Relaynet Node #159. Two lines are added: Line #2, 508-875-4786 and Line #3, 508-820-7360. 1998: Board drops from four lines to two -- Line #1, 508-788-6951 and Line #2, 508-788-6952." - The Boston Historian

"Xevious was originally written by George Kasabgi of Needham Massachusetts. It ran on two Apple II computers, connected with two serial cards and a serial cable wrapped in tin-foil. It had a 6-meg hard drive. Two distinct features were a two-person chat system (where you could chat with whomever was on the other computer, not just the sysop), and Xevious Trek (a highly addictive grid-based trek game, with multiple planets, hidden galaxies, and the ability to attack other players while they were offline). When George Kasabgi had to go to Canada for several months, he considered closing the BBS. I (Jeff Keegan) offered to run it in his absence, and the BBS was moved to Stoneham, MA. If I remember correctly, the two lines there were 617-279-0354 and 617-438-???? Anyway, I ran it there for several months, eventually it went back to George, and then later he decided to call it quits. Nels Anderson stepped in, offering to move the BBS to Framingham, Massachusetts. At some point someone made the joke that since it was born in Needham, moved to Stoneham, and then moved to Framingham, it should probably go to die in Dedham." - Jeff Keeghan

617-449-2808
BOSTON, MA
PIRATES HIDEAWAY
617-449-4727
Needham, MA
FIDO #318 PC-Week, FIDO #318: PC-Week, FIDO #319 Tribury-Fido, FIDO #319: Tribury-Fido, PC Week hints
(1985-1986)
Garry Ray, PC WeekFIDO
617-449-6584
BOSTON, MA
The Chicken Coop!
(1991)
617-449-7218
BOSTON, MA
BDS
(1994)
617-449-7322
BOSTON, MA
)(evious, Xevious
(1995)
PCBoard
617-450-0765
BOSTON, MA
Cowz
(1996)
Brian Dodds
617-451-5284
Boston, MA
Zoom Telephonics Inc, Zoom Telephonics, Inc.
(1993-1995)
617-451-5327
BOSTON, MA
Commission Of The Blind, Mass Comm for the Blind, Mass. Com. Blind, Mass. Commission for the Blind
(1991-1996)
Chas CrawfordPCBoard
617-454-3391
BOSTON, MA
Psycho Ward
(1988)
617-454-3864
Lowell, MA
Dave's Opus, Dave's PCBoard
(1988-1991)
Dave LaytePCBoard
617-455-8154
EAST BOSTON, MA
Gamma Hydra IV, Player's Guild, The Alternate Link
(1988-1994)
Marcel DamienDLX, Spectrum
617-455-8415
EAST BOSTON, MA
Dr Furballs BBS, Dr. Furballs BBS
617-461-4484
CAMBRIDGE, MA
EXETONE
(1991)
Yannick Pinson
617-461-9595
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Block Party
(1994)
617-466-2071
BOSTON, MA
Apple/Boston Elite
(1989)
Chris Spencer
617-466-8730
BOSTON, MA
BCS - Central
(1995)
TBBS
617-467-4824
Marlboro, MA
PDL
(1986)
DEC
617-467-7437
Marlboro, MA
DEC Market
(1986)
Bernard Eiben
617-469-0192
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
DigiCom Hub, Digicomm Bulletin Board, The DigiCom BBS
(1988-1994)
Marco BitranPCBoard
617-469-6742
Boston, MA
Digital Horizons BBS
(1996-1997)
Andrew CenciniExcalibur, O-M-N-I
"I ran this BBS following the wildcat BBS (AOS) (617-323-3841). The phone number listed here is actually for what was the second node in the hunt group -- 323-3841 hunted down to this number. While AOS was briefly a node on FidoNet, the capabilities of Excalibur allowed me to provide Internet access (node 1 was dialin for BBS, node 2 was dialed out to Concentric) in addition to the local community. A funny story about this was that Boston had just gone through some re-arrangement of it's 7/10 digit dialing and area codes. Well, I had the second line hooked to CNC for an entire month via what I thought was a local number. End of month comes, and I get a bill from AT&T for nearly $2000! Remmber, like many folks, I was just a high school kid, and I think my parents still got the bill though it was my line -- and they freaked! Somehow I straightened it all out with AT&T (and found a better POP to dial into) but that was one of the more interesting experiences I can remember. I actually really liked Excalibur and even more so, O-M-N-I BBS -- while there is no beating Wildcat, Renegade, etc., I think this next generation really was quite impressive. Too bad things had gone completely internet by that point. A strong negative I do remember was the 1-4MB client downloads -- people hated that! Now AIM/MSN Messenger are at a minimum that size :)" - Andrew Cencini
617-470-2548
BOSTON, MA
Andover cnode, RCP/M CUG-NODE
(1983-1988)
Layne DuBose
617-471-0542
QUINCY, MA
Tom's BBS
(1989-1995)
Tom McGee, KA1TOX
617-471-5608
QUINCY, MA
The Coyote's Den
(1992-1994)
617-471-7454
QUINCY, MA
Jolly Roger
(1994)
Bill Jolliemore
617-472-1676
Quincy, MA
B.C.S. Telecomm, Photo Talk
(1984-1996)
Robert GorrillRBBS, Fido, Opus, Maximus
"The Telecommunications Group of The Boston Computer Society. 1984: board runs RBBS in Quincy, MA. 1986: board moves to new line at 617-786-9788 and switches to Fido host software. 1987: board networks with the B.C.S. IBM Users Group and "mirrors" their message bases, both BBSes are FidoNET 1:101/122 . 1988: BBS switches software to Opus and begins sharing B.C.S. echomail message bases. 1995: In a try for a "super-board" the B.C.S. suspends its normal FidoNET networking. Many INTeL boards continue on independently. The B.C.S. Telecommunications Group merges with the Photo Talk BBS and continues FidoNET networking as FidoNET node 1:101/206 running under Maximus host software. 1996: the Boston Computer Society disbands." - Winston Smith
617-472-5992
QUINCY, MA
Crazy Coota's, Crazy Cootas #2
(1993-1995)
James AnkudaCNet
617-472-6753
QUINCY, MA
Crazy Coota's BBS
(1992-1995)
James Ankuda
617-472-8612
QUINCY, MA
Boston Central, Photo Talk BBS
(1987-1994)
Robert Gorrill
617-474-0602
DORCHESTER, MA
Spinward Marches
(1990)
617-475-5371
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The New Wyverns Nest
(1991)
Philip StanwayPCBoard
617-475-7464
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Andover Hub, Chalk Board
(1988)
Ed Germain
617-478-4164
BOSTON, MA
Milford RCPM/CBBS
(1983)
617-478-6062
BOSTON, MA
Milford S-100 User's Sys., Milford S-100 User's System
(1983-1984)
617-479-2462
QUINCY, MA
Fido Country Club
(1986)
Nevin MarkwartFidoNet
617-479-3432
QUINCY, MA
Unicorn's Inn
(1987)
617-479-3668
QUINCY, MA
MuScan Tcomm Music library
(1989-1991)
Isaiah Lederman
617-481-4633
NEEDHAM, MA
Arcanum
(1988)
Chris Davidson
617-481-4659
NEEDHAM, MA
The Little Builder
(1988)
Wildcat
617-481-7147
Marlboro, MA
FIDO #14 Waystar, Kevin Porter, Marlborough Hub, New England, WayStar, WayStar Fido BBS
(1984-1988)
Kevin PorterFidoNet
617-481-8445
NEEDHAM, MA
The Shadow's Lair
(1988)
Henry Garcia
617-481-9570
NEEDHAM, MA
Flight Connection
(1988)
Jack Forman
617-484-3050
BELMONT, MA
Tower of Power
(1992-1994)
617-484-4921
BELMONT, MA
Edge of Insanity
(1990)
617-484-6425
Belmont, MA
Business Forecast Systems
(1993)
617-484-9547
BELMONT, MA
Digital BBS, The Digital BBS (Node 1)
(1990-1991)
Steve Grath
617-484-9587
BELMONT, MA
The Digital BBS (Node 2)
(1990)
617-486-2285
Littleton, MA
Rainbow Engineer, RBG-ENG HOOTNE
(1986-1988)
Bruce Gibson
617-488-3025
BOSTON, MA
The Forgotten Realms
617-489-4011
Belmont, MA
Taj Mahal |05|09
(1992-1994)
Tim MirandaRenegade, Telegard & Renegade
"Taj Mahal was originally run by a blind/deaf/mute student. He got accepted to college in 93, and so wanted to transfer the BBS to someone else. I gave it a go, being in high school, and kept it going for about a year. We switched to Renegade from Telegard at some point." - Tim Miranda
617-489-4930
BELMONT, MA
YELLOWDATA
(1986-1987)
617-489-4976
Belmont, MA
Amber-II, Amber-III
(1984-1985)
MBBS, Lazarus
617-491-1644
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Oakland Group
(1987)
Rohan Khaleel
617-491-4568
Cambridge, MA
B.B.N. BBS
(1984)
RBBS
"B.B.N. BBS stands for the name of the private school, 'Buckingham Browne and Nichols'; it was *NOT* affiliated with the famous computer company of B.B.N., 'Bolt Baranek and Newman'. One of the first school affiliated BBSes, B.B.N. BBS was heavily into the Fantasy Role Playing Game, "Dungeons And Dragons". There were text files on dungeon mastering, creating characters, creating interesting traps for dungeons, and much more. B.B.N BBS was also the first BBS in the area to carry the text file, "Requiem For A Sysop". The appearance of this text file is considered by some to officially mark the end of the "First Wave" of BBSing. (The "Second Wave" is said to have begun with the advent of Tom Mack's text file, "The Second Ring", the advent of the IBM PC, and the popularization of Ward Christensen's RBBS.)" - Winston Smith
617-491-5696
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Praxis Dev
(1995-1996)
PCBoard
617-491-6010
CAMBRIDGE, MA
D.R.A.G Net
(1986)
David Mann
617-492-5295
CAMBRIDGE, MA
North East BBS
(1991-1996)
Telegard
617-494-0565
CAMBRIDGE, MA
4D, 4th Dimension BBS, Cambridge MA Hub, Fourth Dimension
(1990-1995)
Zeff WheelockFirst Class
617-494-1985
CAMBRIDGE, MA
NET-WORKS Pirate's Harbor
(1983)
617-494-2985
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Bald Eagle
(1987)
Brooke Albert
617-494-4960
Cambridge, MA
VideoLogic Inc
(1993)
617-497-1656
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Electronic Warfare
(1991)
617-497-6166
CAMBRIDGE, MA
4th Dimension BBS
(1989-1990)
Zeff Wheelock
617-497-6463
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Number Nine Computer Corp., Number Nine Graphics BBS
(1989-1994)
Tim Blagden
617-497-6641
Cambridge, MA
TRaSh Bin
(1982-1984)
Jonathan TonerGreene Machine
One of the Original First Wave boards, the TRaSh Bin was a TRS-80 board. It did not run Major Galacticomm Worldnet, which some boardhoppers abbreviate as MBBS, but ran the TRS-80 Multi-Board or Message Board, the first use of MBBS as a designation of hosting software.
617-498-4551
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Harvard BBS, Harvard U
(1987-1991)
John MoonPCBoard
617-498-4553
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Harvard BBS, Harvard U
(1989-1991)
John MoonPCBoard
617-524-9010
ROXBURY, MA
Passion & Warfare BBS
617-525-3203
BROOKLINE, MA
The Puzzle Place
(1993-1994)
617-527-0091
NEWTON, MA
Vuarnet International
(1992-1993)
Jason Brothers
617-527-5677
Boston, MA
The Tao of Telecommunications
(1987-1991)
Mark KupfermanRed Ryder Host
"The Tao of Telecommunications was dedicated to discussions of various topics that were mostly non-computer related: local theater, music, and other events around Boston. Between 1997 and 1991 the web site operated at various phone numbers depending on where I was living at the time (I finally had to close it down when I left Massachusetts). During its last couple of years of operation it was a member of Fidonet." - "Mark Kupferman
617-527-6026
NEWTON, MA
The Flipside
617-527-6567
NEWTON, MA
The Realm
(1990)
Emulex/II
617-527-8348
Newton Centre, MA
The Assembly Line
(1986-1988)
Scott PerryGBBS
"A fairly basic BBS that ran on an Apple ][+ with 64K of RAM and 280K of storage (2 140K disc drives) to hold the BBS software, forums, files, etc. It went online in November, 1986 and lasted through August, 1988. The most unique feature of the BBS was the Simulated SysOp, a program designed to mimic a chat session with a SysOp. The user would normally ask a question, and the program would 'type' a response at about the same speed as the real SysOp normally would, complete with occasional typos and backspacing to fix them." - Scott Perry
617-527-8373
NEWTON, MA
Shabtai's Opus
(1988)
Shabtai Lerner
617-528-9009
BOSTON, MA
CBBS Dr. Data
(1984-1985)
617-534-1842
BOSTON, MA
Green Dog, LeominStar
(1988)
Lar Kaufman
617-534-9028
BOSTON, MA
TC Trader BBS
(1989-1991)
Cheryl Buzzell
617-535-9674
BOSTON, MA
The Think Tank BBS
(1988)
Bill Heiser
617-536-1917
BOSTON, MA
PC Week, PC Week hints
(1986-1989)
Garry Ray, PC Week
617-536-4670
Boston, MA
DD Network, FIDO #315 DD-Network, FIDO #315: DD-Network
(1985)
Dana LongFIDO
617-541-3708
ROXBURY, MA
CyberPunk OnLine!
(1994)
Dan Schor
617-542-6730
BOSTON, MA
MCB BBS
(1995)
Charles CrawfordPCBoard
617-542-9105
BOSTON, MA
3iVentures, 3iVentures,60M,bsns
(1990-1992)
Tom Stark
617-544-3502
ROXBURY, MA
The Power Station
617-544-6933
ROXBURY, MA
Locks Hill BBS
(1987-1988)
Robert Heller
617-544-8337
ROXBURY, MA
Locks Hill BBS
(1988)
Robert Heller
617-544-8401
ROXBURY, MA
MassNet East, Orange Dog
(1987-1988)
David Kaufman
617-545-2694
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Dragon -Dragon Net-, The Dragon BBS
(1993-1994)
Jason RhodesRenegade
617-545-6239
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Garden Spot BBS, GardenSpot, The Garden Spot
(1989-1996)
Karl Johnson, Steve JohnsonPCBoard
617-545-9131
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Turbo Source Search
(1987-1991)
Gerry PowerPCBoard
617-545-9292
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Project BBS
(1983-1987)
Jarrod SolomonPRIME, GBBS
617-545-9844
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Cave
(1994)
617-547-1250
Cambridge, MA
City Solutions Institute's BBS
(1989-1994)
Michael Rollins
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Cambridge, Massachusetts since 01/89. Sysop: Michael Rollins. Using PCBoard 15.1 with 4 lines on MS-DOS with 8000 MB storage. Hayes at 28800 bps. $25 Annual fee. Access free Cities newsgroup cities@csi.cambridge.ma.us. Email to listsery or join@csi.cambridge.ma.us and place sub cities your-internet-address in message. Affect political policies. Access political & economic forecasts. Be part of solution - join.
617-547-6246
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Cambridge Beach Club, Cambridge Dataworks BBS
(1992-1994)
Mike Helfrich
617-551-0188
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Net 101 EchoMail Coord, Reg 16 EchoCoord
(1993-1994)
Jim Greely
617-551-0495
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Net 101 EchoMail Coord, Rainbow's Edge, Rainbows Edge, Reg 16 EchoCoord
(1987-1994)
Jim Greely, Jim Greeley
617-551-2269
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Microcom MetroNET BBS
(1991-1992)
Bryan Holley
617-552-7797
NEWTON, MA
Newton Educational BBS
(1995)
Wildcat
617-558-4241
Newton, MA
Cahners Publishing Co, EDN Magazine
(1992-1993)
617-558-4272
NEWTON, MA
EDN Readers' BBS
(1992)
Charles Small
617-558-9885
Newton, MA
Communication Breakdown
(1992-1994)
Eric Poulin aka DorWWIV
"Communication Breakdown transplanted itself out in the Boston area from the 413 area code for 2 years while the sysop went to Boston College." - Eric Poulin
617-559-1638
NEWTON, MA
WARLOCK TREBOR CASTLE
(1990-1991)
Warren Shadrick
617-559-6844
NEWTON, MA
XBN III
(1992)
617-562-4164
BRIGHTON, MA
Cheers BBS
(1988)
Andrew Miller
617-565-9136
BOSTON, MA
WB3ABN, WB3ABN BBS
(1988-1994)
WB3ABN
617-566-0847
BROOKLINE, MA
IPPNW Connection
(1986)
Andrew Kanter
617-566-2685
Brookline, MA
Planet Arrakis, The Death Star BBS
(1993-1995)
Winston SmithTelegard
617-566-7860
Brookline, MA
Gridpoint
(1989-1990)
David ShihTAG 2.5g
"Gridpoint was a kind of Sister BBS to House of Grace. When HoG switched over to file transfers, Gridpoint stayed mostly a message and Games board, and also had a rivalry with HoG for elaborate ANSI opening screens. Gridpoint was online most nights from 11pm to 7am." - Wiley Cox
617-566-8227
Brookline, MA
TeleTypesetting Co.
(1993)
David Shih, Eric DewittTAG 2.4b
"This BBS was put up ostensibly to serve customers of Teletypesetting in allowing them to ask questions of the workers. Set up by two contractors, it ran TAG BBS, a BBS system popular among a group of Sysops in Brookline at the time, including David Shih, Eric Dewitt, John Kumph, Wiley Cox and Leland James." - Wiley Cox
617-566-9028
BROOKLINE, MA
MSP BBS
(1993-1994)
Daniel R Bibel
617-567-0383
EAST BOSTON, MA
National Weather Service
(1992-1994)
617-567-3058
EAST BOSTON, MA
Spacers BBS
(1991)
617-567-8993
EAST BOSTON, MA
Future Shock, Future Shock (BOS-BBS Hq), Future Shock (Boston BBS-BBS Central)
(1991-1994)
Tom Bradford
617-567-9987
EAST BOSTON, MA
Concept Systems
(1992-1994)
Bill Forti
617-568-8110
EAST BOSTON, MA
CHAOS
(1988)
Wildcat
617-569-3787
EAST BOSTON, MA
Matrix Technology Technical Support
(1995)
617-569-4654
EAST BOSTON, MA
Tony's Inn
(1995)
Vision
617-571-0152
BOSTON, MA
Pro-NBS
617-575-0131
BOSTON, MA
Oriental Crayon/2, The Oriental Crayon
(1996-1997)
Ethan Schwartz
617-576-8603
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Page's Tavern
(1991)
617-577-7931
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Linchpin
(1992-1995)
Kathleen Lynch
617-577-8092
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Buzzboard, FIDO #330 Buzzboard
(1985)
Buzz Moschetti
617-581-3225
CAMBRIDGE 1, MA
NPI III
(1989-1990)
Charles Carley
617-581-5087
CAMBRIDGE 1, MA
SCMAX!, Sin City TBBS
(1988-1994)
Herb Oxley
617-581-5287
CAMBRIDGE 1, MA
Infoboard
(1993-1994)
Richard Frenkel
617-581-7651
CAMBRIDGE 1, MA
Skynet, The Capricorn BBS
(1991)
617-581-9980
CAMBRIDGE 1, MA
VIDEODROME
(1995-1996)
TBBS
617-582-2223
BROOKLINE, MA
Mass OnLine
(1995-1996)
Searchlight
617-587-1886
BOSTON, MA
Shoe City BBS
(1985-1987)
Bill Ruby
617-592-0754
BOSTON, MA
Kids & Cops II, Lynn Woods BBS
(1995-1996)
Brian Chisholm
617-592-5772
BOSTON, MA
NPI II
(1989-1993)
Charles Carley
617-592-8247
BOSTON, MA
The Far Side
(1988-1989)
Bill Therrien
617-592-8404
Lynn, MA
DX Online 10pm-7am, DX ONLINE Super System
(1991-1994)
Michael J. Klein
617-593-0081
Boston, MA
NPI
(1985-1992)
Charles CarleyOpus
"I was the Sysop for the NPI BBS systems it was actually started in 1985 and did not become a fidonet node until later. It was started with Opus ver 0.00 which I still have an zipped copy of. It was a lot of fun and work in the heyday of Fidonet (Fight-o-net). at one time I had over 2500 registered users and 350 extremely active ones NPI 2&3 were put together just to handle the flow of mail. Ah yes the wonderful world of 300 baud." - Charles Carley
617-593-2605
BOSTON, MA
Freedom's Choice:CBCS/VETLink #18, Freedoms Choice, Freedon's Choice
(1990-1998)
Sarge HultgrenMaximus
617-593-4521
BOSTON, MA
First City Online
(1994)
Dave Lester
617-593-4825
BOSTON, MA
First City Online
(1998)
Dave Lester
617-593-7228
BOSTON, MA
Reflections, Reflections BBS, Reflections Fido
(1991-1994)
Bill Reed
617-593-8659
BOSTON, MA
Sight & Sound
617-595-0211
Lynn, MA
NORTH SHORE, North Shore A.M.I.S.
(1983-1988)
Brian OlivaA.M.I.S., Nite-Lite
"The most fun that you could have on an Atari 6502 8-bit at the time, North Shore A.M.I.S. is the only BBS I know of that has a pinball game named after it -- Brian Oliva's "A.M.I.S. Ball" (courtesy of The Pinball Construction Set). North Shore A.M.I.S. was rather large for an Atari board of that time, and easily rivaled the medium sized TBBS boards of its era. 1983: Board runs A.M.I.S. (Atari Message Information System) 1987: Board switches to Paul Swanson's "Nite-Lite" BBS software but retains A.M.I.S. in its name." - Winston Smith
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617-595-0805
BOSTON, MA
The Shareware Exchange
(1994-1996)
George ScarfoRenegade
617-595-1481
BOSTON, MA
New World Magic
617-595-5419
BOSTON, MA
SCMAX!
(1993-1994)
Herb Oxley
617-595-5626
BOSTON, MA
Boston Metro, Magic Boards, MassNet East, New World Magic, NewWorld Magic1, NewWorld Magic2
(1986-1995)
Hal DuPrieMaximus
617-595-5627
BOSTON, MA
Freehold III, NewWorld Magic2
(1986-1995)
Hal Duprie
617-595-6151
BOSTON, MA
Cyberdyne Systems
(1993-1994)
Ed Williams
617-595-8459
BOSTON, MA
Metro Eagle, Metro Eagle BBS
(1991-1995)
Maximus
617-596-1579
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Helm's Deep
(1992-1994)
Mike Tetrault
617-598-3697
BOSTON, MA
The Power Arcade
(1995-1996)
Nick Duda
617-598-4028
BOSTON, MA
COMNET, Reflections
(1994-1997)
Bill ReedFirstClass
617-598-5616
BOSTON, MA
ICOMM
(1988)
617-598-6646
BOSTON, MA
Baystate BBS, Baystate PCBoard
(1991-1995)
Steve Ryback
617-599-2284
Lynn, MA
Knight's Playroom
(1994-1995)
David Preston, Michael ReynoldsRenegade
617-599-2499
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Kids & Cops BBS, Kids and Cops, Kids And Cops BBS, New England Treasure
(1991-1995)
Rick Frampton
617-599-7154
CAMBRIDGE, MA
ThoughtCrime
(1993)
617-599-7464
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Castle
617-599-9884
CAMBRIDGE, MA
New England Treasure, Sentinel BBS
(1996)
Rick Frampton
617-621-0190
Cambridge, MA
Shiva Corp BBS, Shiva TBBS
(1991-1993)
Adam Heath
617-621-0882
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BCS Info Center, Boston Comp. Soc. Info Center, Boston Computer Society Info Center
(1991-1994)
Martin Wartak, Matt Howitt
617-621-3973
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Executive Connection Online
617-621-6090
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Eco
(1991)
617-623-3244
Somerville, MA
Algol-1, Project Crossbow
(1984-1986)
David KaufmanABBCS
"The Algol-1 BBS used the Atari Bulletin Board Construction Set. ABBCS was an ambitious software package that contained many novel features for a BBS run on the ATARI 8-bit micro-computer (a computer whose virtues were pitched by Alan Alda), including an intra-line editor. Unfortunately, the software package was highly unstable, and after a large number of crashes, most ABBCS SysOps ave up on the software entirely." - Winston Smith
617-623-6345
SOMERVILLE, MA
Crossroads, CROSSROADS BBS
(1991-1994)
Wildcat
617-623-7151
SOMERVILLE, MA
Night Elite BBS
617-623-9508
SOMERVILLE, MA
HAL-9000 #2, The Megachip
(1995-1996)
Anthony Benenati
617-625-0381
SOMERVILLE, MA
BCS Macintosh TBBS, Macintosh Help
(1989-1995)
Zeff Wheelock, Daniel Crawford, Becki Sherman
617-625-0613
SOMERVILLE, MA
Wet'n'Wild BBS, Wet-n-Wild, Wet-N-Wild BBS
(1995-1996)
Damian AntetomasoRemoteAccess
617-625-2671
SOMERVILLE, MA
802.3 BBS, Kriek's 2am-5am
(1993-1996)
Don Nightingale
617-625-2815
SOMERVILLE, MA
The Puzzle Palace
(1994-1997)
Anthony Marsh
617-625-2835
SOMERVILLE, MA
The Megachip
(1995)
Anthony Benenati
617-625-3203
SOMERVILLE, MA
The Puzzle Palace
(1992-1994)
Anthony Marsh
617-625-5348
SOMERVILLE, MA
MALL Five Opus
(1988-1990)
Mark Dulcey
617-625-6709
SOMERVILLE, MA
10 FORWARD
(1993-1994)
Chris O'Brien
617-628-4575
SOMERVILLE, MA
ICOMM of Somerville
(1989)
David Bristow
617-629-0429
SOMERVILLE, MA
---===hal-9000===---, HAL-9000
(1995-1999)
John D BuonomoTriBBS
617-631-1070
FRAMINGHAM, MA
Navigator
(1993-1994)
617-631-1541
FRAMINGHAM, MA
Com One
(1994)
Dave Wurth
617-631-3304
Marblehead, MA
DEC Rainbow, DEC Rainbow MS-DOS CP/M, Island Logistics, TRUK BBS, TRUK BOARD
(1986-1994)
Mark Borenstein, Mark Bornstein
617-631-4029
FRAMINGHAM, MA
Cambridge DataWorks, DataWorks
(1992-1996)
M. HelfrichWildcat
617-632-1861
Gardner, MA
Dave's Fido, Daves Fido, Daves-FIDO, David Rene's RCP/M (??), FIDO #27 Gardner, MassNet
(1984-1988)
David ReneFidoNet
617-641-1080
NEWTON, MA
Quincept Inc, QUINSEPT , Quinsept Inc
(1987-1988)
Martin Schedlbauer
617-643-4726
BOSTON, MA
The Whole Wheat BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
617-646-3610
Boston, MA
CBBS - BOSTON, CBBS Boston, FIDO #44 NECS Arlington, N.E.C.S. CBBS, NECS
(1982-1986)
Dave MittonFidoNet, CBBS
"What can be said about N.E.C.S. CBBS ? It was an early Fido board. The node number was below the 100's. The board used to go down quite often. The Sysop would often run it for long periods of time without any supervision or intervention. As a result, the callers that got out of hand got *WAY* out of hand! It resembled a "war board", not by design, but rather, by circumstance. It was a free-for-all where techies and pirates would trade insults mano-a-mano in a cacophonous scream of teen angst, bluster, and machismo amidst a background noise of raging hormones. For a faint echo of what it was like back then, today, try reading the international english "FIDONET SYSOP" echomail message base." - Winston Smith
617-648-5874
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The New Beginnings
(1993)
617-655-0108
NEWTON, MA
Zorro the Malamute
(1988)
Ken Levitt
617-655-8935
NEWTON, MA
The Cat's Den BBS
(1984)
617-657-8320
QUINCY, MA
Concept Systems
(1992)
Bill Forti
617-659-1479
Solution Systems BBS
(1986)
David Nanian
617-661-0776
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Fire House BBS
(1990)
Al Stiebel
617-661-2977
CAMBRIDGE, MA
FENWAY AMIGA
(1992-1994)
Kevin Vahey
617-661-4504
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Decitree
(1990)
Wildcat
617-661-6609
CAMBRIDGE, MA
ATF Support BBS, Softbridge Cambridge
(1989-1991)
HAL DuPrie
617-661-7071
CAMBRIDGE, MA
CompuServe
(1991-1992)
617-661-9069
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BOSTON i-Path
(1994-1995)
617-662-4840
Melrose, MA
Atari Hex Exchange, ATHEX
(1984-1986)
Nite-Lite
617-662-5445
BOSTON, MA
Block Party, Block Party BBS
(1994-1996)
617-662-6969
BOSTON, MA
The Den
(1991-1996)
Ray Gouin
617-663-4221
Billerica, MA
NITELITE
Paul SwansonNiteLite
"The SysOp was also the author of NiteLite BBS software for Ataris. ISTR that he had an old Nash Rambler station wagon in his front yard..."
617-665-0048
CAMBRIDGE, MA
ABDEX
(1992)
617-665-0977
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Outer City Limits, OuterCityLimits
(1991-1996)
PCBoard
617-665-3796
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Information Exchange
(1991)
Ron PerryPCBoard
617-665-4170
CAMBRIDGE, MA
MOM'S BBS
(1987-1988)
Michael Clark
617-666-5982
SOMERVILLE, MA
Synaptic Potential
(1988)
Juan Pineda
617-667-7388
BROOKLINE, MA
MACRO EXCH
(1985)
AMIS
617-667-8905
BROOKLINE, MA
Exodus
(1991)
PCBoard
617-674-2345
BOSTON, MA
Argus Comp. Exc, Argus Computerized Exchange, ArgusCompXch
(1991-1996)
Chris WhiteMajorBBS
617-674-2367
BOSTON, MA
Argus High Speed
617-674-2395
BOSTON, MA
Argus
(1991-1996)
Pam Morrison, Jim Salvas
617-682-0133
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BlackMarket
(1988)
617-682-3751
CAMBRIDGE, MA
DigitlImags
(1988)
617-682-5279
CAMBRIDGE, MA
ElctricDrms, ElectricDreams
(1987-1988)
Paul Gosselin
617-683-2119
Boston, MA
CBBS Lawrence General Hospital
(1981-1985)
Dr. Matt CushingCBBS
617-683-2431
BOSTON, MA
Restaurant
(1988)
617-686-5735
BOSTON, MA
80 Boston BBS
(1988)
Kenyon Karl
617-689-0699
QUINCY, MA
Abacus Data Xchange 80386
(1989-1991)
Steve Hobbs
617-692-3973
Westford, MA
FORUM-80 Westford, MA
(1982-1985)
FORUM-80
617-692-5476
BOSTON, MA
Tool Box
(1988)
617-693-7000
Cambridge, MA
Lotus Development Corp, Lotus Development Corp.
(1993-1995)
617-693-7001
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Lotus Technical Support
(1995)
617-695-2528
BOSTON, MA
MCB BBS
(1996-2000)
Charles Crawford
617-696-3146
MILTON, MA
DBC Systems, The Eleventh Hour
(1994-1996)
C Torben Dijnes
617-696-8156
MILTON, MA
The Durex Blender Corporation
617-697-1206
BOSTON, MA
Sci Net
(1989)
617-698-6177
MILTON, MA
Big City BBS
(1996)
Mario Price
617-698-7909
MILTON, MA
Miltech
617-698-8627
MILTON, MA
The Sports Card Express
617-698-8649
MILTON, MA
Tom's BBS
617-698-8734
MILTON, MA
Tom's BBS
(1991-1994)
Tom McGee
617-699-0206
BOSTON, MA
FirePlug II
(1988)
Don Martino
617-699-9357
BOSTON, MA
Attleboro Hub, FirePlug
(1987-1988)
Kevin Sinksen
617-720-1330
BOSTON, MA
Future Technology
(1991)
PCBoard
617-720-3600
Boston, MA
ABBS - BOSTON, Future Tech Xchg, Future Technology, Future Technology - 4DOS, Future TechXchg, Future TechXchg,512M, NET-WORKS Pirate's Harbor, Pirate's Harbor, PIRATES HARBOR, T-I-M-E-C-O-R, PIRATE'S HARBOR
(1982-1994)
Napier & Moran, Bud Napier, Napier&MoranPCBoard, Net-Works-][
"One of the first large commercial pay boards in Boston, a subscription to Pirate's Harbor would allow the caller access to a collection of text files that would extensively explain the various software protection cracking techniques useful for all brands of 8-bit computer. There were separate sections for all brands of popular computer. 1983: Board is originally known as Pirate's Harbor. 1986: A second line is installed at 617-720-4097. The board now goes by the name of T-I-M-E-C-O-R, rather than Pirate's Harbor, as the term "Pirate" is now looked upon with much disfavor. Tightening of copyright laws and the spread of the Internet will lead to the eventual demise of the board. (The term "pirates" is replaced by "elites" and "RaTz", among other euphemisms....)" - Winston Smith
617-720-4095
BOSTON, MA
Future Technology
(1991)
PCBoard
617-721-1040
BOSTON, MA
Imposium, Impossium
Micah ImperatuMajorBBS
617-721-1688
Winchester, MA
BLUE Line, DEC Line, DEC-Line, FIDO #202 DEC-line, The BLUE-Line BBS
(1984-1991)
Bill MacNeillFidoNet, PCBoard
617-721-5840
BOSTON, MA
BMUG Boston
(1994)
617-721-6889
BOSTON, MA
Boston Metro, Metro Boston & North Shore, Net 101 Central
(1997-1998)
Stephen McRae
617-721-7360
BOSTON, MA
Base 10, Metropolis
(1987-1991)
Peter VernagliaPCBoard
617-721-7386
BOSTON, MA
Revelation
(1993-1994)
617-724-3871
BOSTON, MA
Black Sun Neurology
(1994)
SEARCH
617-727-0211
BOSTON, MA
C/H/S/B BBS
(1992-1993)
Daniel R Bibel
617-729-2175
BOSTON, MA
BCS-DLG BBS
(1993-1995)
S McRae
617-729-2843
BOSTON, MA
BCS - Amiga, BCS Commodore, BCS-DLG BBS, Boston Metro, Net 101 Central
(1993-1997)
Stephen McRaeDLG Pro BB/OS
617-729-4164
BOSTON, MA
Bcs Commodore/amiga, BCS Commodore/Amiga/Hypermedia, BCS Commodore/Amiga/Hypermedia BBS, Boston Commodore Support, Boston Metro, Net 101 Central
(1991-1995)
Stephen McRae
617-729-7310
BOSTON, MA
?-DLG BBS, BCS-DLG BBS
(1996)
S McRae
617-729-7340
BOSTON, MA
BCS Commodore, DLG BBS
(1993-1998)
S McRae
617-729-7987
BOSTON, MA
Net 101 Central, Net 101 EchoMail Coord
(1994)
Stephen McRae
617-730-9428
BROOKLINE, MA
Metropolis
(1990-1991)
Peter Vernaglia
617-731-0521
BROOKLINE, MA
Road to Nowhere, The Road To Nowhere
(1993-1995)
Jess FiorelliRenegade
617-731-1575
BROOKLINE, MA
BeyondWar/IPPNW, BeyondWar/IPPNW BBS
(1986-1989)
Andrew Kanter
617-731-4230
BROOKLINE, MA
The Hard Rock Cafe
(1991-1992)
Rob Layton
617-731-4239
BROOKLINE, MA
Embassy
(1995)
Hermes
617-731-8489
BROOKLINE, MA
The Electric Cottage
(1991)
Sam GorsteinPCBoard
617-734-2053
BROOKLINE, MA
Interface
617-734-2975
Brookline, MA
House of Grace
(1989-1991)
Grace - Wiley CoxTag BBS 2.0 - 2.5
"House of Grace originally was started as a Message-only BBS running on a Tandy 8088 4.77 mhz machine, with a 1200 Baud modem on a single phone line.

"The system really took off when I upgraded to a 286-25mhz motherboard with a 120meg Seagate 4144 drive, allowing for animated ANSI logon screens, Games (Galactic Warzone, mostly), file transfers. At one point, HoG had regular callers from over 30 states and 5 or 6 other countries, including Italy and England. At the end of HoG's life, the TAG BBS system allowed for two phone lines, which I had, allowing two separate users to chat with each other on the BBS.

"House of Grace closed down when I went to College in 1991, after being moved and SysOp'd briefly by Ninjo, John Kumpf, also in Brookline." - Wiley Cox

617-736-4766
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Brandeisian BBS
(1992-1994)
617-738-0503
Brookline, MA
Beacon BBS
(1987-1995)
Spaceman
"Beacon BBS, run out of a location just outide Cleveland Circle, was a well-run file-trading Bulletin board. Spaceman enforced strict file upload/download ratios, but if you needed a file, Beacon was the place to go. The hardware and modems were always up to date and cutting edge, thanks to Spaceman's job working for NEC." - Wiley Cox
617-738-1968
BROOKLINE, MA
Wizards Tower
(1986)
Tony Rousmaniere
617-738-3904
BROOKLINE, MA
Elaboration
(1992-1994)
617-738-5658
BROOKLINE, MA
The Night Owl
(1992-1994)
617-738-8432
BROOKLINE, MA
Sound and Sight
(1994)
Daniel Hoffer
617-739-2366
BROOKLINE, MA
Dr. T's, Mackintosh Users at Berklee
617-739-7481
BROOKLINE, MA
Midnight DEC
(1991-1994)
David Strickler
617-739-9246
BROOKLINE, MA
Star Base Boston, StarBase, Starbase: Boston
(1990-1995)
Rick GiguereTBBS
617-739-9753
BROOKLINE, MA
World
(1995)
IRIX
617-740-4722
DORCHESTER, MA
The American Lighthouse
(1991)
Toby WigmorePCBoard
617-741-3423
BOSTON, MA
Witch City Fido/Opus 101/150, Witch City Opus
(1987-1989)
Paul Walkin
617-741-5046
BOSTON, MA
Plan-9
617-742-8822
BOSTON, MA
K1HLZ
(1993-1994)
617-742-9194
BOSTON, MA
Linchpin, LynchPin
(1988-1992)
Kathleen Lynch
617-745-4892
QUINCY, MA
Salem Adventure Board, Salem's Fido
(1986-1988)
Ed DavisFidoNet
617-746-4463
BRIGHTON, MA
On The Edge, Twilight Datalink
(1986-1988)
Steve Jennings, Peter Flynn
617-749-0526
BOSTON, MA
The Fun House, The Fun-House
(1994-1997)
Bruce Kelly, Brian LawlorQuickBBS
617-749-2123
BOSTON, MA
Atoll
617-749-9903
BOSTON, MA
Aurum Computer Corp.
(1994)
617-752-7284
BOSTON, MA
CBBS MicroStar
(1982-1984)
617-756-4042
Worcester, MA
Dragon's Lair, Modem Mania, Mouse House, NiteLite 86, Red October Rising
(1986-1992)
Tony PiltzeckerWWIV
617-757-8622
BOSTON, MA
DataCore Info Services, Worcester Hub
(1987-1988)
Paul Outerson
617-758-4735
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Mattapoisett Hub, Tech Line, Techline
(1988-1991)
David Rogers
617-762-5134
Norwood, MA
Microcom Inc, Microcom, Inc.
(1993-1995)
617-767-0760
BOSTON, MA
XBN I
(1992)
617-767-1303
BOSTON, MA
PMS - Apple Guild
(1982-1983)
617-767-2909
BOSTON, MA
Vi Bug, VI/BUG, VI/BUG (101/460)
(1989-1997)
Donald BredaOpus
617-767-5964
Littleton, MA
Duxbury BBS, Duxbury Systems Inc
(1993-1997)
Donald Breda
617-769-0850
QUINCY, MA
Phoenix Sfwr, Phoenix Software
(1984-1985)
Bob VandetteFidoNet
617-769-3172
QUINCY, MA
IDCMP BBS, IDCPM BBS
(1990-1994)
David Fisk, Ziv Yaar
617-769-4966
QUINCY, MA
Synergy
(1991)
Jim BoxmeyerPCBoard
617-769-5063
QUINCY, MA
Outlands BBS Microcom HQ, Synergy
(1988-1991)
Jim BoxmeyerPCBoard
617-769-5309
QUINCY, MA
Synergy
(1989-1991)
Jim BoxmeyerPCBoard
617-769-5468
QUINCY, MA
Synergy, Synergy - Borland
(1991)
Jim BoxmeyerPCBoard
617-769-6761
QUINCY, MA
Cullinet Software
(1986-1988)
Ken Melkisetian, Nat Poe
617-769-8444
QUINCY, MA
IDCMP
(1988)
617-769-9358
QUINCY, MA
Microcom's/MNP prot
(1987-1989)
Jim Fitzgerald
617-770-3066
Quincy, MA
Quincy RAM-Net
(1985)
Andrew MooreVarious (Citadel, RBBS?, MBBS, RCP/M)
"As best I can remember this ran around 1985. It was more of an experimental platform for the system rather than a long-lived BBS. I ran it on a Xerox 820 CP/M machine or possibly 820-II (can't remember if the box was upgraded before the BBS started). It started out as a part-time BBS but eventually got a dedicated phone line at 617-770-3066. Board went through several software flavors including RBBS, MBBS, and a brief stint as a Citadel system. Acronym stood for "R)CP/M A)nd M)essage NET)work." Started out at 300 baud and I think it eventually ran at 2400. At one point Jonathan Toner (who ran TRaSh bin) volunteered some programming to give the board username and password capabilities since I hadn't learned about file I/O yet. Not sure when or why the board came down." - Andrew Moore
617-770-9451
QUINCY, MA
Cheers!
(1992-1994)
Scott Greczkowski, S. GreczkowskiQuickBBS , RemoteAccess
617-772-3977
BOSTON, MA
Silicone City BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
617-772-5478
BOSTON, MA
Mike's Fido
(1986)
Michael GrayFidoNet
617-772-6373
BOSTON, MA
Denis's Opus, DENIS'S WILDCAT!
(1988)
Denis MarchandWildcat
617-773-5471
QUINCY, MA
Barritone Max
(1994-1996)
Jim BarrettOpus
617-773-6466
QUINCY, MA
Virtual Harbor
(2001-2002)
Tom McGeeFirstClass
617-774-0751
QUINCY, MA
Shakers BBS
(1988)
Bob Dealmeida
617-774-7516
QUINCY, MA
PMS - Computer City
(1982-1983)
617-776-6029
SOMERVILLE, MA
Teele Square BBS
(1989-1990)
Adam Heath
617-776-8722
SOMERVILLE, MA
MacEast
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
617-782-1952
BRIGHTON, MA
Chronic Disorder
(1996-1998)
Apocalypse
617-782-9746
BRIGHTON, MA
Primary Link PCB1 XXX FIDO
(1990-1991)
Tom Kilson
617-783-1824
BRIGHTON, MA
One More Bite, One More Byte
(1991)
617-783-4104
BRIGHTON, MA
Technical Ecstasy
(1994)
617-783-4916
BRIGHTON, MA
Technical Ecstasy
(1994)
617-783-8820
BRIGHTON, MA
Real Times #1
(1991-1994)
Tom Kashuba
617-783-8823
BRIGHTON, MA
Real Times #2
(1991)
Tom Kashuba
617-784-0018
BOSTON, MA
The Hall Of Heads
617-784-1367
BOSTON, MA
Pharmlink
(1994)
PCBOARD
617-784-2773
BOSTON, MA
Synthesis, Synthesis BBS
(1994-1995)
Lee Woofenden
617-784-5619
BOSTON, MA
Geonet
(1994)
617-784-9047
BOSTON, MA
The Garden Observatory
(1985)
Automan
617-784-9743
BOSTON, MA
The Floor Board
(1995-1996)
Adam Levenson
617-786-0722
QUINCY, MA
Wolves' Den BBS
(1995-1996)
Richard Sensale
617-786-8282
QUINCY, MA
Razors Edge, The Razor's Edge
(1987-1991)
Don CosseboomPCBoard
617-786-9301
QUINCY, MA
Hall of Champions, The Hall of Champions
(1992-1994)
Richard Sensale
617-786-9788
QUINCY, MA
B C S Telecom, B.C.S. Telecom, BCS - Telecomm, BCS Telecom , BCSnet Telecomm Opus, Boston Central, Photo Talk BBS
(1986-1996)
Robert GorrillOpus , Maximus
617-787-3033
Brighton, MA
DEC Rainbow, Midnite DEC
(1986-1991)
David Strickler
617-789-5840
BRIGHTON, MA
FRAZZLE'S FREE FOR ALL, The Dragon
(1988-1996)
Eric BoyerOpus
617-791-5909
SAUGUS, MA
Fire Fly
(1988)
Tom Trostel
617-791-8723
SAUGUS, MA
Megabyte BBS
(1987)
John Dickinson
617-796-6802
NEWTON, MA
MEDMUG
(1988)
Wildcat
617-821-0649
WOBURN, MA
FIDO #340 Leading Edge, Leading Edge
(1985)
Fred Federlein
617-822-3322
DORCHESTER, MA
Starbase: Boston
(1996)
Rick Giguere
617-824-4878
BOSTON, MA
Masspet BBS
(1983-1984)
617-825-1594
Dorchester, MA
Neponset Nite Lite
(1983-1986)
Kevin ChampagneNite Lite (Atari 8-Bit)
"This BBS was moved in 1986 to UMass Boston (running Michton BBS on an Atari ST), and then from there in 1987 to Computer Cache, a computer store in Quincy, MA, where it was run until 1990." - Kevin Champagne
617-825-5323
DORCHESTER, MA
R+R Opus CBCS
(1990-1992)
Ryszard Sliwinski
617-825-6388
DORCHESTER, MA
Boston Recipe Box
617-826-2412
BOSTON, MA
The Matrix!
(1994)
Ray Tuholski
617-826-7946
BOSTON, MA
Moonbase
617-826-8960
BOSTON, MA
Alternative Inputs
(1989)
617-828-0868
BOSTON, MA
American Playhouse, Boston So Shore, Mass Running Board
(1990-1996)
Barry Devine, Daniel GentilePCBoard
617-828-8150
BOSTON, MA
Leading Edge UG
(1987-1989)
Mac Rosenbaum
617-832-9229
BOSTON, MA
The Parallel Universe
(1988)
Whirlwind
617-834-8981
BOSTON, MA
The Dungeon
(1991-1992)
Dan Metcalf
617-837-4914
BOSTON, MA
The Source!
(1994)
Dan Metcalf
617-837-7287
Marshfield, MA
The Wizard's Ark
(1990-1993)
The Wizardtelegard, renegade, oblivion/2
"The ark ran on a packard bell 486sx33 with 16 mb. At one point it also had a 286 12mhz box for the 2nd node. DESQview was fun." - The Wizard
617-839-5810
BOSTON, MA
STar Net
(1988)
Eric Drewry
617-843-6743
BOSTON, MA
Sears BBS
617-846-0237
WINTHROP, MA
Withouta Net
(1992-1995)
Bill SheehanTBBS
617-846-0314
WINTHROP, MA
Withouta Net
(1996)
Bill Sheehan
617-846-5416
WINTHROP, MA
Withouta Net
(1991)
617-846-7394
WINTHROP, MA
The IMPosium, The Imposium BBS
(1991-1996)
MajorBBS
617-847-4286
QUINCY, MA
The Present Future BBS
(1991-1996)
Neil Calle
617-848-4930
BOSTON, MA
Blackmore BBS
(1994)
Scott Gorham
617-848-8281
BOSTON, MA
RCP/M RBBS EPSON, RTPM QX-10, RTPM QX-10 Boston
(1983-1985)
617-849-0347
BROOKLINE, MA
The Graphics Factory
(1988-1992)
Noel GoueviaRed Ryder Host
617-849-0975
BROOKLINE, MA
The Universe Elite
(1986)
Ascii Express
617-853-4079
NEWTON, MA
IVY BBS
(1987-1988)
Richard Kenadek
617-853-7406
NEWTON, MA
BBS Pro-Hackers
(1984-1985)
617-853-7420
NEWTON, MA
Mind Link
(1986)
Dan Dixon
617-857-3089
Demon's Den
(1990)
Fast StockerTelegard
617-859-7398
BOSTON, MA
Five Point BBS
(1991-1995)
Isaac Obie
617-859-7506
BOSTON, MA
Metro Boston Library, Metro Boston Library Network
(1991)
617-861-1119
BOSTON, MA
The NEAT Connection
(1998)
617-861-5484
BOSTON, MA
Byte Magazine
(1991)
617-861-8976
Lexington, MA
The Works BBS
(1989-1994)
Dave FerretWaffle, Ferret BBS
"Originally started in Chappaqua, NY in 1986, The Works BBS went down when the sysop went to college. At the time it had one theme and one theme only: textfiles. It was pretty popular, especially as a place to download the archives of textfiles available to any user who logged on. After the board went down, Dave Ferret found the old sysop on a BBS in Boston called "The Wall", and asked if he could take it over, to which I agreed. The Works went up in Lexington using my Waffle Run-Alike software, Ferret BBS, and ran throughout Dave's high school career, until he ultimately took it down via attrition. The board moved in with Matt Iskra, who kept it going for a number of years after that, and then grabbed by Owen, who now runs it as a telnet BBS at works.org." - Jason Scott
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617-861-9764
BOSTON, MA
Byte (magazine) (Tech Support BBS), Byte Net Listings, BYTEnet Listings
(1987-1994)
617-861-9767
Peterborough, NH
Byte
(1993)
617-861-9774
Boston, MA
BYTE-Net
(1987)
617-862-0781
Lexington, MA
RCP/M MCBBS Superbrain, RCP/M Superbrain, SuperBrain RCPM
(1982-1985)
Paul KellyRCP/M
617-862-2323
NEWTON, MA
Argus Computerized Exch, Argus Computerized Exchange
(1992-1994)
617-862-2643
NEWTON, MA
The Black Hat BBS
(1991-1998)
Eli FentonMaximus
617-862-5779
NEWTON, MA
B.C.S. Commodore, BCS BBS, Boston Commodore
(1984-1997)
Stephen McRaeInfo-Quick, BBS-PC, DLG-Pro
"The Commodore Users Group of the Boston Computer Society. 1984: board runs Info-Quick 1988: board switches to BBS-PC host software. 1989: board moves to the town of Winchester, MA at 617-729-7340 . 1993: board switches to DLG-Pro host software, joins FidoNET, and goes multi-line. Line#1: 617-729-7340. Line#2: 617-729-7310. Line#3: 617-729-4164. (FidoNET nodes 1:101/337 , 1:101/336). 1994: fourth line added at 617-729-2843 . 1996: with the collapse of the Boston Computer Society, two of the lines are pressed into service as mailers on FidoNET node 101/336; 617-729-4164 and 617-729-2843 become mailer servers. Line 617-729-7310 switches from FidoNET to UUCP mailer protocol to talk with the internet. Line #1, 617-729-7340 remains FidoNET node 1:101/337 . 1997: the board bravely continues for another year, appointing Dan Devoe's BBS as mail mover." - Winston Smith
617-862-6942
Newton, MA
Terra Cresta
(1982-1989)
The NinjaHeavily modified PRIME
"Terra Cresta was arguably the best Apple-based gaming BBS in the Boston area. The SysOps were programmers and they custom coded an incredible game called Starfire which was vaguely similar to TradeWars but substantially more fun. They later also made another game called TavernWorld which was also extremely popular, basically a multiplayer roguelike game. The BBS was around during the 80's, but I can't remember exactly what span of time it was there. I would guess that it was in operation for at least five or six years, but that's just conjecture on my part. I would redial my modem for hours and hours every day trying to connect - That's how popular it was. I know it existed prior to when I started running my own BBS, 'Project BBS'. The timespan I listed is guesswork and may not be accurate. There were two SysOps of Terra Cresta, but I don't know either of their real names. One of their aliases was 'The Ninja'. I can't find ANY trace of this BBS anywhere except for here, at the very end of the file: http://www.textfiles.com/humor/lbinter.hum Because of how popular this BBS was and how fun and addictive the games were, I'd really hate for the memory of Terra Cresta BBS to slip into oblivion without having its place of honor among the other BBS systems in your list. (By the way, my own BBS that I ran back then, 'Project BBS', is present in your list. All the information about Project BBS is accurate _except_ that it wasn't based in Cambridge, it was in Scituate, about fifty or sixty minutes south of Cambridge)" - Kailef
617-862-7502
Lexington, MA
Number Nine Computer Corp, Number Nine Technical Support
(1993-1995)
617-862-8707
NEWTON, MA
Games Galaxy
(1992-1994)
617-862-9373
NEWTON, MA
Argus Computerized Exchange
(1992)
617-862-9377
NEWTON, MA
Argus
617-863-0282
SOMERVILLE, MA
TERMEXEC
(1984)
617-863-0677
Lexington, MA
Buckman Tavern, Buckmans Tavern
(1984-1995)
ASCII-Express, Hermes, FirstClass
"Buckman Tavern started as an ASCII-Express or A.E. board running on an Apple-][. Here is the history of the board -- 1984: BBS runs ASCII-Express. 1986: board goes private for friends only. 1992: board goes public again, thanks to the wild popularity of Hermes B.B.S. software for the Apple Macintosh, at its new number at 617-863-8502 now running Hermes and known as Buckman Tavern II. 1994: board switches to FirstClass B.B.S. host and runs OneNet networking and is now known as Buckman Tavern III. 1995: board moves to the town of Somerville, MA, and goes multi-line for a short while, before eventually going down due to the Area Code split. Line #1 is at 617-625-7483 and Line #2 is at 617-625-7484." - Winston Smith
617-863-6305
SOMERVILLE, MA
Late Nite
617-863-8502
SOMERVILLE, MA
Buckman Tavern II
(1991-1992)
Lawerence Wolf
617-864-0712
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BCS*MAC
617-864-3375
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BCS Macintosh TBBS, Boston Computer Society, Macintosh Help, McIntosh Help
(1992-1994)
Becki Sherman
617-864-3623
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BCS IBM UG TBBS
(1994)
Thor Farrish
617-864-3819
Cambridge, MA
CBBS Cambridge
(1980-1981)
Dave MittonCBBS
617-864-3904
CAMBRIDGE, MA
BCS Mail Server
(1994)
Bill Good
617-864-6909
Cambridge, MA
The Type Recorder
(1986-1987)
Sam EzustTele-Cat 3.0
"Host of the New England Apple Tree files and discussions for Apple ][ and Macintosh Users. Also host of the Modem Journal BBS List, a monthly-updated BBS list of the greater Boston area. It ran on a Franklin Ace 1000, Apple-Cat 212 modem, and a Corvus 5mb hard drive on loan from the New England Apple Tree." - Sam Ezust
617-865-0498
BOSTON, MA
Davy Jones Locker #2
(1988)
Richard Kenadek
617-865-3290
BOSTON, MA
Davy Jones Locker, Davy Jones Locker #1, DavyJonesLocke
(1986-1988)
Richard Kenadek
617-868-0320
CAMBRIDGE, MA
SatelLife
(1994-1996)
Kerry Gallivan, Dieter Klein
617-868-1982
CAMBRIDGE, MA
The Infinity Well BBS =SoC=
617-868-5731
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Quantum Leap, Taster's Choice, The WareHouse
(1990)
David Savilonis (Slash)Telegard, Emulex/II
617-868-7987
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Mac East, MacEast Red Ryder MAC
(1990-1991)
Holden Smith
617-874-3302
BOSTON, MA
Daves Fido
(1987-1988)
David ReneFidoNet
617-874-4325
Westminster, MA
Daves Annex, FIDO #310 Dave's Annex
(1984-1986)
Dave Rene, David ReneFidoNet
617-875-4229
BOSTON, MA
Alloy Computer
(1987-1988)
Scotty Williamson
617-876-4885
CAMBRIDGE, MA
AMIS Starbase 12 Philadelphia
(1982-1983)
617-877-9823
BOSTON, MA
FoReM PC
(1988)
Matt Singer
617-879-3714
Framingham, MA
The Doctor
(1986)
Herbie Cohen
617-881-6332
NEWTON, MA
Northeastern Xchg
(1986)
Dave Perkins
617-881-6495
NEWTON, MA
Eagle-1, FIDO #73 Eagle-1
(1984-1986)
Dave HornbakerFidoNet
617-884-6106
Chelsea, MA
Pirate's Cove, The Fisherman's Cove
(1983-1994)
Larry Cyr, Larry Cyr (Big Fisherman)Net-Works-][, C-Net, Telegard
"Pirate's Cove was originally part of the Pirate's Harbor family of Net-Works-][ pay subscriber boards for providing fee for service descriptions of techniques for cracking software protection schemes on 8-bit software. It changed its name to Fisherman's Cove and switched software to the C-Net BBS host software in an attempt to provide a BBS for the town of Chelsea, Massachusetts." - Winston Smith
617-884-9498
CHELSEA, MA
Jabba's PC Hut
(1990)
Genesis
617-885-2543
NEWTON, MA
Silicon Valley BBS
(1988)
Paul Masiello
617-885-6816
NEWTON, MA
Spacers' Node
(1988)
Tim Carter
617-889-0777
CHELSEA, MA
Jabba's PC-HUT, Lion's Den
(1990-1991)
PCBoard
617-889-4330
Chelmsford, MA
MicroBBS, NET-WORKS MicroBBS
(1983-1985)
NET-WORKS
617-891-0650
BRIGHTON, MA
INFOnet 2
(1986)
Pat Vittum
617-891-1349
Waltham, MA
N.E.M.S. II, Pirate's Chest, PIRATES CHEST
(1982-1985)
Net-Works-][
"As the micro-computer started to become popular, pay or subscription boards offering software protection cracking techniques on a fee for service basis started to spring up all over Boston and its environs. This particular class of commercial board to which the Pirate's Chest belonged was known around Boston, Massachusetts, as the 'Pirate's Harbor' family of Net-Works-][ boards. The Pirate's Chest was one such board of this group." - Winston Smith
617-891-4298
BRIGHTON, MA
The Other BBS, Vanishing Point
(1994)
617-891-5649
BRIGHTON, MA
Sharky's Lunch Stop
(1994)
617-891-5793
BRIGHTON, MA
PIRATES PUB ][
617-891-7338
BRIGHTON, MA
Blade
(1990)
Laird PopkinSTadel3.3a
617-891-9151
BRIGHTON, MA
Planet Zeebob
617-892-4295
CAMBRIDGE, MA
DavyJonesII
(1988)
617-893-0889
NEWTON, MA
The Lost City of R'lyeh
(1992-1994)
Lloyd A. Perna Jr
617-893-2170
NEWTON, MA
MMS Online
(1994)
PCBOARD
617-893-5772
NEWTON, MA
Info Jr
(1986)
John Debay
617-893-9253
NEWTON, MA
Married With Kids
617-894-1157
BOSTON, MA
I-2000
(1991)
617-894-3090
BOSTON, MA
Donna Dee's Dungeon, Donna Dee's Dungeon #1
(1991-1998)
Donna HughesSynchronet
617-894-3398
BOSTON, MA
Donna Dee's
(1992-1994)
617-894-4958
BOSTON, MA
Donna Dee's Dungeon #2
(1995)
Synchronet
617-894-7266
BOSTON, MA
PIRATES PUB
617-897-0346
BOSTON, MA
New England Comp. Soc.
(1982-1983)
617-897-5610
BOSTON, MA
The Boston L5
(1986)
William Caefer
617-898-0058
MILTON, MA
Westboro Fido
(1988)
Chester HumphreyFidoNet
617-899-4492
CAMBRIDGE, MA
MacEast
(1994-1997)
Clinton Gilbert
617-899-7534
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Dalliance, DaLLiance/Vortex
(1994-1998)
Stephen HughesSynchronet
617-899-7570
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Five's Tavern BBS, Fives Tavern
(1991)
Shawn Bowlby
617-899-9483
CAMBRIDGE, MA
SilverMage's, The Silver Mage's Guild BBS
(1991-1997)
Joseph TellerProBoard
617-922-8167
MILTON, MA
IronMan BBS
(1988)
Jim Allen
617-923-7373
WATERTOWN, MA
Infoworks BBS
(1988-1990)
Gilbert Edwards
617-923-7605
WATERTOWN, MA
Mass Ham, MassHam BBS
(1988-1994)
K1OJH
617-924-1228
WATERTOWN, MA
Eighth Wonder, Eighth Wonder BBS
(1990)
Robert Shaw
617-924-4255
WATERTOWN, MA
Luv Connection E, The Luv Connection
(1991-1994)
617-925-3860
BOSTON, MA
Myron's Manor BBS
(1991-1997)
Myron R Smith
617-925-5305
BOSTON, MA
Grimmy'S Place
617-925-8508
BOSTON, MA
The U S S Light Speed, The U.S.S. Light Speed ][, The U.S.S. Lightspeed, The USS Lightspeed, U.S.S. LightSpeed
(1990-2001)
Kevin WatkinsTelegard
617-926-0673
WATERTOWN, MA
MA/Comm BBS
(1994)
617-927-2537
BOSTON, MA
Titan BBS
(1988)
Bob Chesley
617-927-6416
BOSTON, MA
Beverly Hubbillies, Rotor Head BBS
(1987-1988)
Al Denis
617-927-7520
BOSTON, MA
The Godfathers Den BBS
(1988)
James Allen
617-932-0958
CAMBRIDGE, MA
MMASKS
(1994-1995)
Herb Oxley
617-932-4645
CAMBRIDGE, MA
Maximum Overdrive
(1991)
Jeff Maher
617-932-6820
CAMBRIDGE, MA
HAL-9000 #3
(1995-1996)
Paul Lawton
617-933-4035
BOSTON, MA
Planet Krypton
617-933-8310
BOSTON, MA
The Polish Home
(1994)
Vladek Komorek
617-933-8424
BOSTON, MA
The Polish Home
(1994-1997)
Vladek Komorek
617-934-0132
QUINCY, MA
Stardock BBS
(1991)
617-937-9514
BOSTON, MA
Northstar Communications
(1991)
617-938-5370
CHARLESTOWN, MA
PS Computers BBS
(1994)
Paul Gosselin
617-938-5408
CHARLESTOWN, MA
GEComp.Supp, GEComp.Supp,120M, GECS Support, GECS Support bbs
(1991-1996)
Jim SpheekasMajorBBS
617-938-8790
CHARLESTOWN, MA
Sports National, Sports National BBS
(1995)
Telegard
617-938-8952
CHARLESTOWN, MA
BitByteBob's
(1992)
Bob McCown
617-942-1298
BOSTON, MA
Hack Net, Hacknet, Reading Access
(1987-1996)
Steven Ryan
617-942-1580
BOSTON, MA
Addison Wesley
617-942-1919
BOSTON, MA
Operation ICON
(1990)
Brian Lane (Ron Hawks)Telegard
617-942-2258
BOSTON, MA
HYE-TECH BBS
(1991)
Stephen G. Keumurian, Stephen KermurianPCBoard
617-944-1063
BRIGHTON, MA
HYE-TECH BBS
(1991)
Stephen G. KeumurianPCBoard
617-946-0237
BOSTON, MA
Withouta Net
(1992)
Bill Sheehan
617-957-3921
Dracut, MA
AmigaManiacs, Cantelope Grove, Lowell Area Amiga Maniacs BBS
(1988-1991)
Brian PelletierPCBoard
617-961-4865
CHARLESTOWN, MA
XBN, Xbn BBS
(1991-1995)
PCBoard
617-961-7870
CHARLESTOWN, MA
N.E. Online, New England Online, NewEngland Onl
(1982-1997)
Michael FloodPCBoard
617-963-3801
BOSTON, MA
The Pool House
(1992-1995)
The Pool ManTelegard 2.6
617-963-5807
Randolph, MA
Toxic Warez Dump
(1986-1989)
The Toxic AvengerCNET-- highly modified 11.1a
"In high school I spent way too much time modifying CNET. However, I made that board program completely customized. I had psuedo AI automated SYSOP chat, download/upload credits, etc. In my heyday I was getting between 20 - 40 calls a day. Towards the end, it just dwindled. Time has passed the BBS by. My BBS was a testament to guzzling Coca Cola Classic, banging in Microsoft C64 Basic, and abusing a 1541 disk drive. It was fun. I am often nostalgic. The experiences were definitely helpful later in life. Give a kid a 1200 BPS modem, an 8 bit computer, and a cool alias, and suddenly the nerdiest kid in his high school feels like a super hero. Special shout outs to: The Culprit, *** CBM Ranger (upload to my board dammit - whuh huh huh), Zippy The Pin Head, The Improper Bostonian, Zack The Hack / The Shadowlord, The Warlord (from Bushido), The Doc (from the Emergency Room), The Big Fisherman (from the Fisherman's Cove). It was fun. Thanks fer da memories." - Toxic Avenger
617-964-1515
NEWTON, MA
The Bus Stop
(1995-1997)
Dan PolivyAdept-XBBS
617-964-1633
NEWTON, MA
Bus Stop BBS, Bus Stop!, The Bus Stop
(1994-1995)
Dan Polivy
617-964-2006
NEWTON, MA
Mass Mac & Electric
(1989)
Barr Plexico
617-964-2544
NEWTON, MA
BCS PCUG Mailbox
(1989)
Steve Groginsky
617-964-2546
NEWTON, MA
BCS IBM UG TBBS
(1990-1994)
Thor Farrish, Reed Butler
617-964-3161
NEWTON, MA
Boston Kesher (B'KOL), Boston Kesher (B'KOL)
(2001-2002)
Jeff LibermanWildcat
617-964-3766
NEWTON, MA
Warp Nine
(1991)
617-964-5906
NEWTON, MA
THE PARTHEONON
(1990-1991)
Sigma Omega/GEO
617-964-5974
NEWTON, MA
Sound and Sight
(1991-1992)
Ishir Bhan
617-964-6028
NEWTON, MA
-Unknown-, PAL Online BBS
(1995-1996)
Paul LitvakPCBoard
617-964-6088
NEWTON, MA
Newton' Corner
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
617-964-6866
NEWTON, MA
BoardWalk
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
617-964-8069
NEWTON, MA
Bionic Dog, The Bionic Dog
(1986-2000)
David C LescohierMaximus
617-965-2436
NEWTON, MA
The Post Office
617-965-3036
NEWTON, MA
Newton Undeground Free Press, Newton Underground, Newton Underground Free Press
(1992-1994)
Joseph TellerRemoteAccess
617-965-5406
Newton, MA
Clear Software Inc, Clear Software Technical Support, Clear Software, Inc.
(1993-1995)
617-965-6467
NEWTON, MA
BCS Mail Server
(1991-1994)
Bill Good, Dan Crawford, Thor Farrish
617-965-6575
NEWTON, MA
BioHazard
(1995-1996)
I310HZRdWaffle
617-965-7046
NEWTON, MA
BCS ZI/TEL
(1991)
617-965-7259
Newton, MA
B.C.S. Zitel, Big Board, Newton Center Z-Node, Newton Centre BigBoard
(1984-1998)
Jay Sage, Sage Microsystems EastR CP/M, PCBoard
"This B.B.S. was a Remote CP/M board run by Sage Micro-Systems of Newton, MA. It was a premier CP/M system, and eventually became the home of all of the CP/M systems of Boston. 1984: board runs R_CP/M. 1994: After running both the Newton Center Z-Node board and the B.C.S. Zitel board concurrently since 1990, and having merged the Kaypro Group into Zi/tel, Jay Sage decides to merge both the Boston F.O.G. and the Newton Center Z-Node into the B.C.S. Zitel board and make it an "all inclusive" CP/M board. The board software is switched to PC-Board and the new number is that of the B.C.S. Zitel board; Line #1 at 617-965-7046, Line #2 at 617-965-7785, Line #3 617-965-7259. 1996: the line at 617-965-7259 is dropped. 1997: the line at 617-965-7785 is dropped." - Winston Smith
617-965-7816
NEWTON, MA
PRISM
(1988-1990)
Jesse BermanRed Ryder Host
617-965-8294
NEWTON, MA
I.C.E.
(1988-1989)
Kenneth Macleod
617-965-8761
Newton, MA
Billboard
(1984-1985)
A.M.I.S., F.O.R.E.M.
"The Atari Message Information Service (A.M.I.S.), the earliest Atari B.B.S. host software, was eventually superceded by better software called the (F)riends (O)f (R)ick (E). (M)oose, F.O.R.E.M. for short, a pun on FORUM-80, an early TRS-80 BBS software." - Winston Smith
617-965-8922
NEWTON, MA
Grapevine
617-966-0416
WALTHAM, MA
Bellingham RBBS
(1983)
617-969-0925
NEWTON, MA
Shabtai's Opus
(1989)
Shabtai Lerner
617-969-3138
Newton Highlands, MA
The White Zone, The White Zone BBS, White Zone BBS
(1990-1994)
David Saganey
From the September 1994 issue of Boardwatch: Newton Highlands, Massachusetts since 10/90. Sysop: David Saganey. Using TBBS 2.2 with 8 lines on MS-DOS 80486 with 4400 MB storage. US Robotics at 16800 bps. $25 Quarterly fee. 2.5+ GB of IBM MS-DOS Shareware, Adult Graphics, Midi & Soundcard Files, Windows, WazWare & More. Online Games, Classified Ads, BBS Listings, QWK Offline Mail Reader Support, News-bytes Weekly & PC Catalog Online. ASP Approved BBS.
617-969-6230
NEWTON, MA
White Zone, White Zone BBS
(1991-1992)
617-969-9660
NEWTON, MA
Boston Computer Society (Info,IBM)
(1983-1996)
RBBS, Fido, Opus, TBBS (1:101/121)
"One of the early Boston boards, the B.C.S. main board a.k.a. the Info Center, a.k.a. the Calendar board, has a history that mimics the history of BBSing in general. ?-1983: Starts as an RBBS board at 617-696-9660 in Newton, MA, USA. 1984-1986: still an RBBS board, it moves to 617-227-7986, Boston, MA, USA. 1987: Finally ends its isolation as a stand-alone RBBS board and switches to Fido FidoNET networking as node 1:101/121 . 1988: the Fido board switches to Opus, sharing echomail among BCS groups. 1989-1991: Opus board switches to TBBS for multi-line support and online databases. 1992-1993: still a TBBS board, it moves to 617-621-0882 in the town of Cambridge, MA, USA, the new B.C.S. office (the zenith of BCS power!). 1994-1996: Giant BCS*MAC super-board consolidation forces out Info Center. Board moves yet again to 617-290-5726 in Waltham, MA, USA / Oct.1996 BCS disbands!"
617-971-6019
ROXBURY, MA
After Dark BBS
(1998-2000)
Rick Pitts
617-975-5610
BROOKLINE, MA
Anarchy Alley
(1987)
Judge DreddSTadel
617-975-9779
BROOKLINE, MA
Gould Electronics BBS
(1991)
Chuck GrandgentPCBoard
617-982-8088
Hanover, MA
Ariel Design Inc
(1993)
617-983-5421
ROXBURY, MA
Arka Amateurs of Boston, Pornograffitti
(1991-1995)
Robert Smith
617-983-5520
ROXBURY, MA
Arka Amateurs of Boston
(1994)
Robert Smith
617-983-9590
ROXBURY, MA
Spirit DataTree
(1994)
617-986-0904
BOSTON, MA
The Hide Out
617-994-8949
BOSTON, MA
AE Line: BRIAN
(1985)
617-999-3210
Bedford, MA
Alpha Five
(1984-1985)
617-COW-TOWN
COWZ Technologies
(1995)
480 Sysops currently listed.
763 BBSes Listed.