News from an applicant in Walpole.
It took 4 months to get a Restricted A; 2 months passed between him filing the app and the PD deigning to take his prints (which it is required to take w/i 7 days) and grant him an interview.
This applicant owns his own business, is often paid in cash and works in areas where he has to pay someone to watch his truck and tools while he works (Dorchester, Mattapan, etc.).
The LO's lofty dismissal of basing a request on carrying cash as part of owning a business:
Everyone tells me that.
Don't forget the demand for multiple "letters of recommendation," etc.
sooooo glad i didn't move to that hellhole