PSNA meeting--Waste Not!


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


July 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

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

June 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

Porter Square (Plaza) Redesign Project, completed in 2007

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.

July 18, 2019 PSNA Meeting

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.