We will see you all tonight!
A forum featuring candidates for the Cambridge City Council, organized by Porter Square Neighbors Association, Agassiz Baldwin Community, and the Association of Cambridge Neighborhoods.
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Lesley Amphitheater, University Hall, Floor 2, 1815 Mass. Ave.
I just got word that the old dentist's house at 1791 Mass Ave will be moved any time NOW!
Today it gets moved forward toward Mass Ave, Monday to the side toward Lesley.
We will be talking about food waste, at many levels.
We all shop, eat; most of us cook; and we know how hard it is to see that all of those groceries are used up.
Imagine that you are an institution, or a restaurant; what do you do to make sure nothing goes to waste?
We will have guests:
Sasha Purpura, Executive Director of Food For Free
Todd Kaplan, representing Boston Area Gleaners
Minutes of July 18, 2019 meeting
The July meeting was devoted to rats and how to get rid of them and to getting more information about the SeeClickFix application so that we might understand why it is both wonderful and annoying.
The representatives from Inspectional Services provided a lot of information about city policy and practices on rat control for construction projects and residents.
Representatives from Inspectional Services led the initial discussion:
John Nardone, Deputy Commissioner
Anthony Tuccinardi, Operations Manager
Porter Square Neighbors Association:
Minutes of the June 20, 2019 meeting
Some meetings don’t really get started until they are almost over. This was one of those meetings.
Two speakers addressed the topic of responding to climate change.
Here is a link and the description of the Porter Square redesign on the Cambridge community development website:
Porter Square Redesign Project
Porter Square pedestrian plaza by artist Toshi Katayama
The Porter Square project was completed in 2007.
Rat Infestations and "SeeClickFix" (the city's reportorial app)!
For the next PSNA meeting, we have invited the City (DPW and Inspectional Services) to talk to us about an apparent increase in rats in the neighborhood.
We have also invited the two largest developers in the area, St. James Place and Frost Terrace, as well as Gravestar, the landlord for Porter Square Shopping Center, to join us. We will be discussing the issue with some of our neighborhood restaurants and food handlers in the area where rats have been cited.
We welcome your observations.