Porter 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

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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... Read more

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

Updated

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

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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.

By - 8/22/13 - 8:09 pm

Porter Square

Why, yes, of course, the up escalator at Porter Square on the Red Line isn't working this week, giving riders a chance to see just how fast they can climb from the platform 105 feet (10 stories) below street level. Melissa Leach paused before her... Read more

By - 8/18/13 - 9:48 am

A porch fire around 9 a.m. at 18 Belmont St., according to Christopher Welch. Firefighters were able to quickly bring it under control.

Aug. 13:
Yet another multiple-alarm fire in Somerville.... Read more

By - 8/13/13 - 9:52 am

This time a three alarmer that seemed to be under control then flared up again at 19 Banks St. in Porter Square, WFXT reports.... Read more

By - 7/26/13 - 6:40 pm

Porter Square SUV in flames.

Matt Flight captured an SUV getting extra crispy on Mass. Ave. in Porter Square around 6 p.m.... Read more

By - 3/28/13 - 1:15 pm

Mind's Eye Yarns in Porter Square is up for sale; if nobody wants to buy it and keep it open, it'll shut down later this spring.

Earlier:
Another bit of old Boston gets ripped out: Windsor Button to shut down.

H/t Cara.... Read more

By - 3/14/13 - 9:39 am

Is at Porter Square.

Amy Hansen tweets:

These extreme delays are making the Red Line resemble the Hunger Games--may the odds be ever in your favor to get off of this train.

The Orange Bird adds:

Porter Sq. platform more crowded than Market Basket during Thanksgiving week.

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By - 12/21/12 - 7:31 am

Pork place

Brad Kelly reports on the Yume Wo Katare ramen bar, which replaced Zing Pizza:

This place is a foreign country. They have two items: A massive bowl of noodles with pork and a massive bowl of noodles with more pork.

See it larger for part of the... Read more

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