March 21, 2019 PSNA Meeting

Porter Square Neighbors Association
March 21st, 7-9 PM
Lesley University Hall, 1815 Mass Ave
Room 2-078

Jason Korb and Sean Hope will update us on the Frost Terrace (1791 Mass Ave) 100% affordable housing project. They will review the design/layout, projected construction schedule, etc. for this project.

They will explain, in some depth, why it takes so long to bring a project like this one to fruition, with multiple sources of funding, approvals, sign offs, each with their own requirements.

The project plans are here:

The maps have been delivered to almost all of the merchants on The Avenue!


Bulk deliveries have gone to Harvard, Lesley, Agassiz Baldwin, and the Dept of Tourism.

If you don't find one of these at your favorite retailer or restaurant, please let us know.

The map is beautiful, and has been very well received.

BTW, there are already 4 changes/new businesses since publication.  This is truly The Avenue that never sleeps!

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.