I am also from PROM (people's republic of Mass)
. I submitted all my paperwork and fingerprints last January 18th and I am still waiting. The law here states that I should be notified of a denial within 40 days of submitting the application to the local police chief, it just does not specify if work days (assumed) or calendar days.
I have no concerns with getting approved it just bothers me that my city is so slow. I joined a shooting club and some of my fellow rookies there got their permits in less than 4 weeks.
It will be 40 working days since I submitted my paperwork tomorrow or Friday counting holidays. We'll see. I just have to keep waiting LOL