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PSNA November 2015 Meeting

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 
North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Massachusetts Avenue


  • Star Market
  • Annual Election of Officers
  • Shepard Street mural
  • Ears to the Ground
  • Dues

Star Market

Kevin Bacon from Star Market will tell us about Star’s community activities and respond to our comments and questions.

Annual Election of Officers

We'll elect officers for the coming year. All four of the current officers have agreed to serve again, but volunteers would be welcome.

Shepard Street mural

Ruth Ryals will report briefly about the new mural on Shepard Street.

TAGS Customer Appreciation Weekend

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/21/2015 (All day) - Sun, 11/22/2015 (All day)
Event Location: 
TAGS Hardware

From Si Shapiro:

In November we will once again hold our annual Customer Appreciation Weekend, November 21 & 22, only this year it will be a chance for Mardi and I to greet you and thank you for your friendship and patronage. We will also take the the opportunity to introduce you to Senneth Berrier so that you may see why we think our succession plan will really benefit the neighborhood.

October 2015 Minutes

Porter Square Neighbors Association
October 15, 2015, 7-9PM
North Cambridge Senior Center
2050 Massachusetts Avenue


  • Urban Agriculture
  • Candidates’ Forum
  • Ears to the Ground

Construction Projects

Porter Square is facing a number of big construction projects, including:
  • Porter Square Hotel, 65 rooms and a restaurant 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.
  • Yet another hotel on a tiny lot at the intersection of Beacon Street and Oxford Street.
Visit the individual pages for status and contact information.

Recently completed:

  • Lesley University's Lunder Art Center at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, just south of University Hall.
  • An 8 unit, 55 foot high condominium with ground level parking at 18 White Street, replacing a Victorian home.

Development around Porter Square

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