"Stand Out Against Racism" at Porter Square, Sunday, August 2 at 10 am!

Come out and help us make some GOOD TROUBLE at Porter Square this Sunday at 10 am!

 

Yes, it's hot. 

 

But, we will be standing out Sunday morning at 10 am. Bring your water, wear a hat and sunscreen!

 

Please bring your family, friends, your home-made signs, your masks and join your neighbors at Porter Square to "Stand Out Against Racism" to show how upset we are with institutional racism and the status quo in this country.

Al Gowan is being added to Davenport Mural

Thanks to Gravestar (and Carole Montgomery) and behind the scenes efforts by Susan Hunziker and Ruth Ryals, Al Gowan (Susan's husband) is being added to the mural on Davenport St. 

Stop by to see it in progress (my guess is when it is not so damned hot!). Josh Winer is the artist. If you see him, say thanks. Otherwise, check out his website http://www.joshuawiner.com/

Below is an email from Jason Weeks with some history of the mural.

Hi Ruth,

 

PSNA Meeting on Police Reform, Thursday, July 16, 7-9 pm!

Below is a link to the video of the meeting:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A4fjU4T2m_LvI4JtVwvriWlXgBdSdMrG/view?u...

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard has agreed to join us to discuss the recent history of police violence against people of color around the country. He will talk about the Cambridge Police Department and the reforms he and the City are working to enact here.

"Stand Out Against Racism" at Porter Square Sunday, July 12 at 10 am!

Neighbors,

Bring your family, friends, your home-made signs, your masks and join your neighbors at Porter Square to "Stand Out Against Racism" to show how concerned we are with institutional racism and the treatment of people of color by the police.

We welcome ALL of our neighbors and friends to join us. There is plenty of room around the Square and up/down Mass Ave to stay distanced and make an impact on passersby and drivers.

 

Ruth 

Frost Terrace Construction Update

At our June 18, 2020 PSNA meeting, Jason Korb and Jennifer Tamarkin of Capstone Communities, brought us up to date on the 100% afforadable project at 1785-1791 Mass Ave.

We also heard from Phil Terzis (Acorn) and Jeff Zinsmeyer (St. James Church) about the work now proceeding at Beech Street and Mass Ave. For that update, see the Construction Project tab.

PSNA June 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Minutes of June 18, 2020 meeting

 

We had an update, via Zoom, on the progress of the St. James Place and the Frost Terrace projects.

Work on both resumed on June 1.

PSNA May 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Having had no meeting in February, due to the COVID shutdown, including the shutdown of Lesley University Hall, we decided to check in virtually for our May meeting.

We held our first Zoom meeting on May 21st, simply to catch up. For nearly two hours we caught up on everyone's wellbeing in the neighborhood (either with us virtually) or by word of mouth.