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moving supplies avail! [Aug. 26th, 2012|07:30 pm]
Porter Square

allli
lots of packing paper and a few big uhaul boxes are hanging out on the curb at 56/58 bay state ave (over by davis). come get 'em before the recycling guys come to pick it up tomorrow morning.

PS- if you take the boxes and not the paper, please shove the paper into one of the recycling bins so it doesn't blow all over the street. thanks!

there are a few free things out there too- feel free to take (DDR pads (both for PlayStation & PC), blanket, bags, shoes, etc.)
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Porter station elevators are now working [Jul. 31st, 2012|04:18 pm]
Porter Square
boblothrope
All parts of the Porter T station are accessible by elevator once again. The elevators had been out of service since March 2011.

The subway elevator was finished last week, and the commuter rail elevator yesterday.

There's still construction to build a second elevator, as a backup if one needs work.
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Bring Your Own Improv Thursdays in Cambridge [May. 9th, 2012|12:19 am]
Porter Square

kerrichu
Hi all, Bring Your Own Improv is now in Boston!

Our Thursday family friendly all ages show is at the New School of Music (25 Lowell St. Cambridge, MA 02138). We are there every Thursday at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
(Prices may vary for special shows.)

Check out our website at bringyourownimprov.com...hope to see you there!
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Somervile Police issuing tickets to bicylists [Apr. 15th, 2012|11:11 am]
Porter Square

lentower
Somerville police will enforcing the laws for bicycles soon:

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/somerville/2012/04/somerville_police_to_focus_on.html

There is a link to the Somerville guide for bicylists there.

Please share this with other lists.

Be safe and considerate of others!

best -len
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Folding Bike [Apr. 11th, 2012|05:12 pm]
Porter Square

freetobeme18
[Current Location |Lesley University]
[mood |curiouscurious]

Can anyone recommend a good bike shop that sells a decent selection of folding bikes?  I live off Elm Street, across from the Porter Square Shopping Center. 

Thanks,
~Nikki~
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book book book [Mar. 19th, 2012|03:56 pm]
Porter Square

folkdancechikn
I recently saw some old children's books on the floor in the street-level lobby of the Porter T station. There was a jar with a few dollars in it. Nobody was there, and there were no signs or prices posted.

What was this? Some sort of honor-system book sale?
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Free Dodgeball Pick-Up Game! [Jan. 19th, 2012|02:41 pm]
Porter Square
wakadodgeball
Come test out your dodgeball skills at our FREE pick-up game before the season begins! The dodgeball game will be followed by a party at a local Somerville bar! Meet new people, play a few rounds of dodgeball and of course, try out our "softer balls"!

When: Thursday, January 26, 7:00pm
Where: Argenziano School, 290 Washington Street, Somerville
Open to anyone 21+. Please wear sneakers and gym clothes.

Don't forget to register for the season at http://www.kickball.com/masomervilledodgeball
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John Porcellino SIGNING at The Million Year Picnic comic shop [Dec. 6th, 2011|09:17 pm]
Porter Square

kjc

John Porcellino will be signing from 6-8pm TOMORROW, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 at the Million Year Picnic comic shop!!! Best known for his KING CAT COMIX, John is a talented creator and a nifty guy! That's 99 MT Auburn ST in Harvard Square, Cambridge! Call 617-492-6763 for more information.

http://www.conventionscene.com/2011/11/29/ma-king-cat-comix-signing/
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Some resources for Hurricane Irene in the City of Cambridge [Aug. 26th, 2011|08:02 pm]
Porter Square

ceciliatan
Stay safe, everyone. I just ran into Roy, the homeless guy in the neighborhood, and he seemed to think he could hang out in a coffee shop until the storm blows over. I told him about the shelter at the Peabody School on Rindge Ave. (There's also one at the King Open School on Cambridge St.)

I've made a list of useful Hurricane Irene city phone numbers, links, Twitter feeds to follow, and more, and posted them here:

http://www.examiner.com/porter-square-in-boston/city-of-cambridge-prepares-for-hurricane-irene-links-and-resources

I just got a call from Cambridge's new CodeRed phone alert system, as well. You can add your cell phone (or get your number put on a Do Not Call) list, by following the various instructions on the city website, here: http://www.cambridgema.gov/AlertNetwork

Stay dry and out of the wind!
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Help HONK! Happen [Jul. 31st, 2011|12:27 am]
Porter Square

dnblankedelman
(cross posted to Davis Sq. community as well, since HONK! takes place in both places. Hope that is ok...)

Long time listener, first time caller/poster.

I'm one of the people who helps organize the HONK! festival that takes place Somerville and Cambridge each year. If you haven't heard of it, HONK! is a festival of activist street bands that brings music and spectacle to all corners of Davis Square one day of the year, bands to community centers/areas, a community parade from Davis to Harvard Square, and some other cool stuff. More info can be found at www.honkfest.org.

I wanted to let you know two things about HONK! this year:

1) HONK! is happening a week early this year on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd instead of our usual Columbus Day weekend schedule so we don't conflict with Yom Kippur.

2) If you dig HONK! as much as I do and want to support it, please consider contributing to our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help bring bands from afar (only 18 days left!):

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dnb/2011-honk-festival-of-activist-street-bands

(anything you can do to pass that URL around to other HONK! fans would be much appreciated)

Hope to see you all at HONK! this year!

-- dNb, HONK! organizer and webmaster
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