Welcome to PSNA

This is the web site of the Porter Square Neighbors Association. Anybody is welcome to post material here, consistent with the goals of PSNA. If you have something appropriate to post, please contact us by using the contact form or email to the site administrators with your name, address, telephone number, and a sample posting.

PSNA February 2015 Meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Massachusetts Avenue


  • Proposed By-Laws Change
  • Snow
  • MBTA
  • Ears to the Ground

PSNA November 2014 Meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Massachusetts Avenue


  • Annual Election of Officers
  • Dues
  • A Better Cambridge

A Better Cambridge

A Better Cambridge is a group of Cambridge residents interested in affordable housing. That’s affordable, not necessarily low-income. Think of recent graduates or young couples who work in Cambridge and would love to live here if only they could afford to. Currently demand for housing outstrips supply, leading to a sellers’ market and sky-high prices. ABC believes that the best way to fix this is to significantly increase the housing stock. Of course that means additional development, which must go somewhere. Porter Square is a potential target.

ABC members Carolyn Fuller, Alec Papazian, Sam Seidel, and our neighbor Sally Eaton Arnold will introduce ABC and their goals and ideas, leading to a discussion. Porter Square already has a lot of development and can expect more. Should we support this? How can we limit impact on neighborhoods around the Square? What can we ask from the city and the developers in return from our support?

September 2014 Minutes

PSNA Meeting Minutes
September 18, 2014
North Cambridge Senior Center
2050 Massachusetts Avenue


  • Hathaway Bakery
  • Car Sharing

Construction Projects

Porter Square is facing a number of big construction projects, including:
  • Lesley University's Lunder Art Center at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, just south of University Hall.
  • A 65-room hotel replacing the Kaya Restaurant at 1924 Massachusetts Avenue.
  • 46 residential units re-using the historic Hathaway Bakery building at 15-33 Richdale Avenue.
  • A mixed retail and rental apartment building on the former Bob Slate building site.
  • 27 residential units plus ground floor retail replacing the Gourmet Express at 1868 Massachusetts Avenue.
  • A 46 unit condominium on the combined car wash and St. James' Church site.
We'll keep you posted as these projects move along.

Development around Porter Square

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