Saturday, July 20, 2024

Work began this week on improvements to street-level elements of the Porter Square T stop, the beginning of not-dramatic-enough changes to the square itself. Typical of Porter (which is also getting — brace yourself — a Radio Shack), the changes are more about traffic patterns than making Porter a destination rather than an efficient way to run errands. The thought must be: Why bother, when Davis and Harvard are so close?

To get a sense of the tragic low expectations of Porter Square, my home, compare its Web site with that of Harvard Square or even Central Square.

Oh, God, it’s so embarrassing. The last update appears to be from some time last summer.