Special Meeting Dec 2, 7-8pm with Lesley University

Join us for a meeting to learn more about Lesley University's plans in Porter Square (and the rest of Cambridge).

This is a special (early) December meeting to find out more about the properties Lesley has put up for sale, the renovations to be (and being) made to existing properties and, more generally, the long term plans of Lesley University for it's Porter Square campus.

PSNA November Meeting!

Reminder: Join the PSNA meeting tonight.
At 7 pm:
We have asked Steven Beaucher of Ward Maps and Nathanael Filmore of Cambridge Bike Safety, as members of the working group on MassAveforAll to join us to review the Pop-Up meetings with TP&T and DPW and the city's plans for installing protected bike lanes on the rest of Mass Ave, all the way to the Common.

At 8 pm:
It is that time again, when you have a chance to join/renew your PSNA membership. The dues ($10) can be sent to PSNA at P.O. Box 400106.
It is also time for us to hold our ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS - for President. Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer.
All are welcome at our meeting, but in order to vote you must be current in your dues and have attended several meetings prior to voting.

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Tribute to Marvin Gilmore's service

MarvinGilmore
Musician, founder of The Western Front

Marvin Gilmore is a humanitarian, entrepreneur, political advisor, honored World War II veteran, musician, and family man, to name just a few of the many incarnations for which this amazing man is known, both nationally and internationally. Mr. Gilmore has a resume as eclectic as his interests.

Mr. Gilmore was a co-founder of the Unity Bank and Trust Company in Roxbury in the late 60’s, the first Black-owned and operated commercial bank in Boston. Later, he served on the Low Income Housing Commission, whose proposed legislation created the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.

Mr. Gilmore served as the President and CEO of Community Development Corporation of Boston, a community-based, private, nonprofit economic development organization for forty-two years. Mr. Gilmore was a primary force in the development of the Southwest Corridor, Roxbury, and the South End.

In 2000, Mr. Gilmore was featured by Tom Brokaw in an NBC Nightly News special on minority service in WWII. In celebration of the 2000 Day of Honor, Mr. Gilmore joined former President Bill Clinton at the White House with General Colonel Powell and the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Mr. Gilmore also participated in Laying of the Wreath of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

On January 15, 2010 by a decree signed by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Marvin E. Gilmore Jr. was named a “Chevalier” of The Legion of Honor. And on May 20, 2010, at the Massachusetts State House, on the occasion of the 75th Annual Massachusetts Lafayette Day, Mr. Gilmore was honored for having been admitted to France’s Legion of Honor, by local, national, and international dignitaries, and was presented with the Governor’s Citation “In recognition of your dedicated service during World War II and being the first African American from New England to receive the Legion of Honor Medal”, by Governor Deval Patrick.

Mr. Gilmore currently serves on the boards of several of Boston’s leading nonprofit institutions, including: The University of Massachusetts Boston, The New England Conservatory of Music, and The Roxbury Trust Fund. He also established the “Marvin & Lorna Gilmore Foundation” for African American and International Students at Brandeis University.

Mr. Gilmore received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, from Endicott College. And he received his undergraduate diploma in percussion performance, from the New England Conservatory of Music, in 1951.

Mr. Gilmore is an advisor and mentor with organizations that seek to improve the lives of Boston citizens. His biography, Marvin Gilmore: Crusader for Freedom by Paul Katzeff was published in 2014.

From Cambridge Community Foundation

Bike Lanes on Mass Ave

Pop Up meetings with the City Saturday, November 13th, 10AM-12PM Cambridge Common (Waterhouse & Mass Ave) Saturday, November 13th, 2PM-4PM St. John’s Church Parking Lot (2254 Mass Ave) Monday, November 15th, 3PM-6PM St. John’s Church Parking Lot (2254 Mass Ave) Tuesday, November 16th, 3PM-6PM Cambridge Common (Waterhouse & Mass Ave) If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please submit feedback or questions to Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, kriley@cambridgema.gov / 617-349-4800.

The team behind the City Council Candidates Forum last week

These planners met weekly for months to deliver a virtual City Council Candidates Forum which came close to the experience we have had in prior election years in the Lesley University Auditorium at 1815 Mass Ave.

They are:

Gary Dmytryk, ACN
Susan Hunziker, V.P. PSNA
Ruth Ryals, President, PSNA
Susana Segat, former Cambridge School Committee member
Phoebe Sinclair, Community Liaison, Agassiz Neighborhood Council
Alice Wolf, former state representative/Cambridge mayor/City Councilor/School Committee member

Deadline to RSVP for City Council Candidates Forum approaching!

Hear From City Council Candidates!

This Thursday, attend a forum featuring candidates for Cambridge City Council, organized by Porter Square Neighbors Association, Agassiz Neighborhood Council, and the Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods.

The forum's moderator is former Cambridge School Committee member Susana Segat. This year’s event will be held online.

 

RSVP by clicking on the link below.

Reminder: Oct 21st - 7-8:30 pm - City Council Candidates Forum!

RSVP now to attend our forum featuring candidates for the Cambridge City Council, organized by Porter Square Neighbors Association, Agassiz Baldwin Community, and the Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods.

This year’s forum will be held online on ZOOM.

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
RSVP: bit.ly/candidatesforum2021