April 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Homelessness in Porter Square


Our list of roundtable participants:


Mardi Moran, x-Tags owner & member St. James Church 

Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern  

Ellen Semonoff, Asst. Mngr., Human Services, Cambridge

Mark McGovern, Exec. Dir., CHA Healthcare for the Homeless,

Mark Alston-Follansbee, Exec. Dir., Somerville Homeless Coalition 

PSNA April 2018 Meeting

Thursday, April 19th 7-9 pm

at Lesley University Hall, 1815 Mass Avenue, Room (new) 2-048.

Porter Square Neighbors Association will look at the issue of “Homelessness in the Porter Square Area”.

We will hear from folks with daily hands-on experience to learn: who are the homeless, the programs and resources in Cambridge and Somerville to address their issues, and perhaps to achieve an education for the rest of us.

Our roundtable participants are:

March 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Envision Cambridge with Melissa Peterson


These note were submitted by Jeff Byrnes.


Melissa Peters from the City of Cambridge presented on the Envision Cambridge process, current status, and future results. She took us through a presentation, showing that the Alewife area is already benefitting from study done as part of Envision Cambridge, and showed areas that will receive intensive, cursory, or no study as part of the process.


February 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Aaron Hemquist, Senior Development Manager of Real Estate for Target Corporation in Minneapolis joined us to talk about Target's plans for their new store at the Porter Square Galleria.

The minutes on this part of the meeting are taken largely from the excellent reporting by Ron Newman, along with the comments of others online.

PSNA February 15, 2018 Meeting

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Meeting Agenda


From 7-8 pm, AARON HEMQUIST will tell us about plans for the new Porter Square Galleria TARGET,

and we’ll have a chance to tell him what we hope to see there. 



We will take this opportunity to meet some of our new members (at least those present).



We will have a discussion of PSNA’s role in the neighborhood, and our goals for the year (bring your ideas).