PSNA January 17th-Legal Pot--the status and effect on all of us!

Thursday, Jan 17th, 7-9 pm Lesley University Hall, 1815 Mass Ave, Room 2-048 (this night only) We will be joined by: David Lakeman, Director of Government Affairs, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission State Senator Pat Jehlen, Chair, Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, Massachusetts State Legislature Jeff Roberts, Zoning and Development Director, Cambridge Jeff Byrnes, one of our Somerville members will moderate We have invited participation by Somerville, with no response as yet. Please bring your questions and observations to this meeting!

PSNA January 2019-our next meeting!

At our November 15th meeting we elected new officers :


President- Ruth Ryals

Vice President-Susan Hunziker

Secretary-Susan Hunziker

Treasurer-Margaret Studier

November is also time to pay your dues ($10), so please give Margaret the cash or send her a check at 

PSNA, POB 400106, Cambridge, MA 02140. Please ask urge your friends and neighbors to join (despite the onerous dues), and come to a meeting soon.


We discussed several good ideas for programs next year, but we would still like to hear from you.

October 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm


David Lefcourt, Cambridge City Arborist, gave a presentation on the Urban Forestry Department’s program to tend and monitor the status of the city’s urban forest, to share this information with residents, and to engage residents in helping to care for our public trees.

Status of the Urban Forest

November 15, 2018 PSNA meeting!

Happy Fall!

November, 2018 is time for:

Annual Election:

Offices for which we invite anyone to stand are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. In our recent past we have elected one person in the role of Secretary/Treasurer.

If you are interested, please come and bring someone to nominate you, or let me know.

Wrap Up of 2018 & Plan for 2019:

Please also come with your ideas about PSNA, comments on the topics we have addressed this past year, ideas about what we should address next year.

Trees at PSNA meeting Oct 18, 7-9 pm

A runner on Linear Park

 PSNA Meeting on TREES!


 Thursday, Oct 18, 7-9 pm

 Lesley University Hall

 1815 Mass Ave, Rm 2-078




Porter Square has been identified as one of the city’s heat islands.  Mass Ave—a main thoroughfare for cars, buses, bikes, and pedestrians—is an increasingly hot corridor.  Street trees help reduce that heat! Many of us share the vision of a shady Mass Ave and are interested in doing what we can to improve our tree canopy and our planet.


September 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

PSNA Meeting—September 20, 2018 (Compliments of Susan Hunziker) The subject of our meeting was the condition of Porter Square. DPW Commissioner Owen O’Riordian and DPW Senior Engineer Melissa Miguel updated us and answered questions on these issues: 1. Intersection work 2. Condition of sidewalk along Somerville Avenue and the Beacon St bridge along the commuter rail track 3. Sidewalks 4. Trees 5. Snow 1.

PSNA September 20 Meeting on the "Condition of Porter Square"

Pedestrian Walkway along Somerville Avenue

At our September 20th meeting Owen O'Riordian, Commissioner, DPW and Melissa Miguel, DPW, Senior Engineer working with MBTA and Somerville (on the project described below) will join us to talk about the issues, condition and maintenance of the plazas near the Porter Square T stop and the city sidewalks in the area.

Many of you will remember that we just did a "Clean Up Porter Square and Mass Ave" covering some of this area, and we can briefly update you on that.