Porter Square

By - 9/8/15 - 11:06 pm
Brady Freed VW Bug in Dorchester

Mark Leonard spotted this guy on Rte. 1 today: Stephen Libman of Alliance Glass and Sign in Dorchester.

Perhaps he was on his way to or from the Fleming Printing Company in Porter Square (which Claire Blechman photographed today):

Fleming Printing Company loves Tom Brady
By - 9/4/15 - 7:24 pm
Door in a convertible in Cambridge

Psychlo Hexane sat behind this on Mass. Ave. near Porter Square this evening.

By - 7/7/15 - 9:24 am
Sign at florist in Somerville

Jennifer spotted this sign on the Somerville side of Porter Square this morning.

By - 5/27/15 - 2:07 pm

Cambridge Police report they are looking for Stephen Picard, 45, on charges he ended an argument by plunging a knife into another man's arm around 10:30 p.m. in Porter Square yesterday.

Picard and a pal then got on bicycles and pedaled north on Mass. Ave. Read more.

By - 2/10/15 - 9:16 am
Open Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center

TrueNE_79 reports that the Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center is open this morning, unlike all the other ones from South Station to across Fort Point Channel.

Snope reports Tags in Porter Square has plenty of salt - and parking spaces - but is running low on shovels.


By - 12/5/14 - 6:25 pm
Die-in in Central Square, Cambridge

Central Square die-in. Photo by Central Square.

Protesters started at Tufts University, blocked up Davis Square, where the T shut down the subway station, then moved down Mass. Ave. to Porter and onto Harvard, where a large contingent of T cops blocked the portal into the busway and then had the gates to the main pedestrian entrance to the station locked. As protesters moved down JFK Street, the entrance was re-opened.

Around 6:25 p.m., the vanguard of protesters was approaching Central Square.

By - 9/9/14 - 12:58 pm
Porter Square in the dark on the MBTA

This is not a screenshot from that game. This is Hannah Malenfant's photo of the Red Line platform at Porter Square around 12:45 p.m., after the lights went out. Yes, the escalator stopped working, too, she reports.

By - 5/12/14 - 11:47 am

Guy shows off his basement microapartment in Porter Square, which he's trying to sublease for the summer - at $1,200 a month.

By - 4/23/14 - 3:19 pm
Porter Square suspect

Somerville Police report a woman was attacked as she walked down the 300 block of Beacon Street early Monday.

She had departed the Porter Square MBTA Station and was walking alone on Beacon Street when her attacker grabbed her from behind and made an attempt to force her into a nearby alley. The victim was able to scream and fend off her attacker. The victim described her attacker as a thin black male, in his 30’s, 6-00, clean shaven, and wearing dark clothing.

By - 4/16/14 - 2:06 pm

Cambridge Police report a woman walking on Richdale Avenue shortly after midnight was jumped by a man who tried to sexually assault her but that she was able to find him off.

The woman, who was walking home alone from the Porter Square T stop, told police she was only able to see that the man was wearing dark clothes.

By - 3/31/14 - 7:53 am

Ron Newman reports Gourmet Express on Mass. Ave. ceased to be early this morning.

By - 3/29/14 - 2:26 am

Siderea was not happy when the Porter Square Star Market charged her $2.89/lb for chicken that was advertised on sale at $1.79. She was even less happy after the cashier argued with her, told her to visit the (closed) customer service desk, and then re-rung the purchase at various prices ranging from $3.11/lb to $3.97/lb.

Now she's wondering who else has been ripped off -- and judging from the comments on her LiveJournal post, quite a few other people are unhappy with Star Market, in Porter Square and elsewhere. She helpfully links to the relevant state law and explains how to file a complaint.

By - 3/3/14 - 2:01 pm
Escalator and stairs at Porter Square

Jared May looked up the stairs today from the bottom of the T's deepest subway stop, at Porter Square (actually, if you look closely, you can see there are two in this crowd - there's a second person higher up the stairs).

By - 11/19/13 - 8:00 pm

A woman walking through the Somerville side of Porter Square around 11:30 p.m. yesterday was grabbed from behind by "an unknown male who attempted to indecently assault her," the city alerts residents.

He's described as 5'9" with short, straight hair. He wore a black jacket, baggy pants and "nice shoes."

By - 11/8/13 - 6:50 am


At least two trains died on the Red Line this morning, one around 6:30 a.m. at Porter and another a little more than an hour later just outside Alewife.

It was the latter death that bollixed up the morning commute. At 8:19 a.m., Jessica tweeted:

Commuters have been waiting at N Quincy since 7:35am. When will there be room on the #mbta to get on? #freezing & it's not even snowing yet.

Around 6:40 a.m., Orange Line riders heading into town from the north got to join in on the fun when one of their trains died.

By - 11/3/13 - 5:13 pm

Cambridge Police report they are investigating 20 housebreaks in apartment buildings along Mass. Ave.:

In a high percentage of these incidents the point of entry has been through an unlocked window between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

By - 10/28/13 - 8:51 pm

At Porter Square, around 8:35 p.m.

By - 9/15/13 - 1:05 pm
Not Art

Max Grinnell spotted this statement on Somerville Avenue in Porter Square.