Newtowne Grille ends 56 years in Porter Square

Newtowne Grille ends 56 years in Porter Square; A new restaurant from Sugar & Spice is expected By Marc Levy Thursday, March 17, 2022 The Newtowne Grille, open in Porter Square since 1966, expects its last day to be Saturday. (Photo: Marc Levy) The Newtowne Grille, a staple of Porter Square back to 1966 famed for its broad menu, takeout window, cheap slices and pitchers, trivia nights and keno, closes permanently Saturday at 1945 Massachusetts Ave.

PSNA meeting tonight with MassAveforAll

PSNA Meeting Thursday, March 17th Virtually. Bring your green (or otherwise) beer!

Hello neighbors!

Thursday, March 17th, 7-9 pm, we will talk about what else--safe bike lane construction, through and near Porter Square on Mass Ave.

We have now heard from the city about their plans for a Quick Build through the square.

This PSNA meeting is meant to make sure we all understand the sections of Mass Ave and the timelines in question. It is confusing.

Delay for bike lanes in PS accepted; Economic Impact Study

Delay for bike lanes in Porter Square is accepted; Economic impact study will account for Covid-19

By Marc Levy Tuesday, March 8, 2022

City government was in an unusual position Monday, as the city manager asked for City Council support to break the law and councillors responded in the affirmative – because a May 1 deadline to install quick-build separated bicycle lanes on Massachusetts Avenue through Porter Square can’t be achieved with the new levels of community engagement and parking mitigation demanded by the councillors.

City will miss cycling safety law’s May 1 deadline

Cambridge Day City will miss cycling safety law’s May 1 deadline on changes to traffic through Porter Square area By Tom Meek and Marc Levy Saturday, March 5, 2022 A bicyclist rides south through Porter Square on Jan. 25. (Photo: Marc Levy) The city will miss its May 1 deadline to install quick-build separated bicycle lanes on Massachusetts Avenue through Porter Square, the city manager will tell the City Council on Monday.