Re: Newbie here... let me introduce myself.
Welcome to the area, you picked a great spot to live if you like striper fishing. I live in Scituate which has some great spots too, but is not quite on the level of the boston harbor system (in my oppinion at least). That entire area is covered with great spots 2 rivers, a few harbors and an estuary system all within a 10 minute drive; if you go 20-30 minutes the options are limitless.
Do you have a boat, kayak or other method of fishing away from shore (inner tube perhaps? j/K) or will you be working from shore?
Pick up some pearl color 4, 5 or 6" shad and some basic top water plugs, 1 needle, 1 hydro popper, 1 atom or danny. If you like soaking bait then get some clip on fish finder rigs.
Also, Saturday morning is the worst time to fish. Every ass hat and their brother will be motoring through all summer long starting at 6:00AM. Striper are like new York city party animals, you might see one out in the day... but they're out in full force from dusk till dawn, especially in the shallow waters near you. If you can get out at dusk or dawn during the weekdays you should have some fun top water action.
After you get the stiper's under your belt, then it's time to head off-shore... this area has (arguably) the finest summer bluefin tuna bite in the world.