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CCTV Summer Media Institute Screening

CCTV - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:13pm
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 18:00Join us on Wednesday August 12 at 6 pm at the MIT Museum for a screening of work produced by teens in CCTV's Summer Media Institute.

The Summer Media Institute, or SMI, is a six-week media arts and work experience program run in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks Program.

Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute, which is the cornerstone of CCTV's year round Youth Media Program, has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Each summer, as teens work in paid positions as media artists, they gain valuable job skills and knowledge about the working world. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology.

More details about the Youth Media Program, including links to videos produced by our teens, can be found here. Neighborhood & CommunityExhibits$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

25 Years of Teens Making Media that Matters

CCTV - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:37am

It's hard to believe that the 2015 Summer Media Institute is halfway over. This week, teens began work on their main assignments-- documentaries exploring issues that that they believe are important to young people. Their topics are interesting and complex; examples include race and diversity, gender and identity, college affordability.

Teens are working in groups of three, sharing all planning, production and post-production roles. Earlier in the week, teens were challenged to research their topics, narrow their focus and articulate their point of view. Today, many teams are filming interviews.

Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs.

Neighborhood & Community

Police arrest suspect sought in Porter Square stabbing - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:07am

Police arrest suspect sought in Porter Square stabbing
Wicked Local Cambridge
Boston and Cambridge police arrested a homeless man Tuesday who was involved in the stabbing of a Somerville man in May in the Porter Square area. Stephen Picard, 45, was arrested July 21 outside City Hall Plaza in Boston on warrants out of ...

Let's Inspire More Young People Through the Arts

CCTV - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:22pm

Week 2 was action packed for the Summer Media Institute. On Monday, the teens wrapped up their first production assignment-- creative videos exploring a variety of scientific concepts that they were introduced to during a visit to the MIT Museum. You can watch them on the right side of the youth page on our website. On Friday, the group visited Emerson College. For many, this was their first exposure to an institution of higher learning.
Also, last week teens received their first paycheck. In preparation, the group participated in a Financial Literacy workshop organized by the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Savings Bank. One teen explained, "I learned a lot about banking and saving."

Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology.

In celebration of 25 years of empowering young people through the arts, this year our our goal is to raise $25,000 to support the expanding needs of our Youth Media Program. Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs.

Neighborhood & Community

The Summer Media Institute Begins Again

CCTV - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 7:27pm

Thirty-five teens are involved in the 2015 annual Summer Media Institute, a comprehensive media arts and work experience program offered in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks program. To learn more about it, watch this award-winning video about the program, produced during the summer of 2014 by participant Sam Brill-Weil.

SMI 2014 from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo.

Neighborhood & Community

Zig-Zags

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 07/04/2015 - 12:08pm

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Zig-Zags

Greater Boston author readings July 6-10 - Boston Globe

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:35pm

Greater Boston author readings July 6-10
Boston Globe
MONDAY. Wendy Francis (“The Summer of Good Intentions”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, Cambridge . . . Gordon Teskey (“The Poetry of John Milton”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, Cambridge ...

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Cambridge Carriage House Lands Buyer in Under a Week - Curbed National

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:41am

Cambridge Carriage House Lands Buyer in Under a Week
Curbed National
Such was the fate of Unit 1 at 202 Richdale Avenue, a converted carriage house a short walk westward from Cambridge's Porter Square. The airy 4-BR, 2-BA, which comes with two deeded parking spaces, debuted in the middle of last week and immediately ...

Gloves

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 12:04pm

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Gloves

A different look at the Porter Square T station; home to the longest single span escalator ride in the state of Massachusetts.

Cambridge's Hollywood Express faces last days - Boston Globe

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:09pm

Boston Globe

Cambridge's Hollywood Express faces last days
Boston Globe
But all that ends this month, when Hollywood Express near Porter Square — the last of the company's four locations and one of the last video stores in the Boston area — will close after 29 years in business. “I'd always said to myself that when I can ...

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Subterranean

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 4:33pm

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Subterranean

At 105 feet below the ground, Porter Square has the deepest section of subway in the Boston-metro area.

Lesley receives Preservation Award for Lunder Arts Center - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:57pm

Lesley receives Preservation Award for Lunder Arts Center
Wicked Local Cambridge
Lesley's $46 million Lunder Arts Center at 1801 Massachusetts Ave. in Porter Square honors and preserves an important element of Cambridge's history with a fully restored exterior of the 19th-century former Congregational Church building. The ...

Google Employees Give Back to the Cambridge Community

CCTV - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:44pm

CCTV teamed up with Google to offer another successful session of Age Engage on Friday, June 5, 2015 as a part of GoogleServe week. GoogleServe is week of volunteer service that engages employees in a variety of community service activities-- everything from building homes to teaching community members how to use technology. Last year, more than 6,500 Googlers volunteered almost 80,000 hours during GoogleServe.

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV in which individuals over 50 learn how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one technology training. The training, tailored to each participant's interests and experience, is very popular. During Friday's session, 13 Google employees worked with 13 older adults. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Participants got help with Facebook, Internet security, Google maps and more.

One participant, Jeanne, explained, "Daniel helped me with internet security and we installed 2 factor authentication on my laptop. Thank you for the experience. I'm very grateful for such knowledgeable help."

Food Trucks Everywhere; Hot Chicken; Barbecue; More! - Curbed National

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:08pm

Curbed National

Food Trucks Everywhere; Hot Chicken; Barbecue; More!
Curbed National
... Cluckit!, featuring "cold beer and hot chicken." It's due to start its new poultry-filled life on Monday, June 15. __. PORTER SQUARE/HARVARD SQUARE—Shepard is now open in Cambridge, serving "French-ish" seasonal cuisine in the spirit of Julia Child.

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CCTV School Year Production Program End of Semester Screening

CCTV - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:12am

On Thursday, June 11 at 6 pm, teens in CCTV's School Year Production Program will host a video screening. The event is free and open to the public. The School Year Production program is an after school media arts and work experience program. Teens in the program learn storytelling, camera, editing, lighting and audio skills, and they are paid to work as media artists, producing a variety of pieces exploring who they are, where they live, and what they believe in.

Arts & Entertainment

Google Age Engage

CCTV - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 3:42pm
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 13:00 to 15:00

Age Engage: One-to-One Internet Assistance (FREE)
Cambridge Community Television pairs with Google

CCTV is excited to announce that we will be teaming with Google to host another session of Age Engage on June 5, 2015 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV in which individuals over 50 learn how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. Learn how to send email, search the Internet, pay bills on-line, and more. Training will be tailored to each participant's interests and experience. People of all levels are welcome to register. The session will take place at Cambridge Community Television.

When:
Friday, June 5, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Where:
Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Register Today!
Please call Allison Rodriguez at 617-401-4009 or email allison@cctvcambridge.org

*Participants must be able to commit to the session time and be interested in receiving one-to-one Internet training.

EducationClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00

Cambridge Police Ask: 'Seen this Suspected Stabber?' - Patch.com

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:41pm

Patch.com

Cambridge Police Ask: 'Seen this Suspected Stabber?'
Patch.com
Cambridge Police are on the hunt for 45-year-old Stephen Picard, no address or city of residence listed, in connection with a stabbing in Porter Square around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. They say the victim is a Somerville resident, and was stabbed in ...

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Cambridge cops looking for homeless man in connection to stabbing - Boston Herald

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:50pm

Boston Herald

Cambridge cops looking for homeless man in connection to stabbing
Boston Herald
Cambridge police are looking for a homeless man they say stabbed a Somerville man near Porter Square last night. An arrest warrant has been issued for Stephen Picard, 45, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to police.

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Cambridge police seek suspect in stabbing of Somerville man - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:40pm

Cambridge police seek suspect in stabbing of Somerville man
Wicked Local Cambridge
Cambridge police are looking for the suspect involved in the stabbing of a Somerville man last night around 10:30 p.m. in the Porter Square area. The victim was reportedly stabbed in the arm with a knife, following a verbal exchange. Cambridge officers found ...

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MBTA woes from brutal winter of 2015 - Boston.com

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:45am

MBTA woes from brutal winter of 2015
Boston.com
The MBTA Greenbush commuter line in Scituate is shown shut down because of heavy snow. Next. The Porter Square commuter rail station stands idle in Cambridge. Josh Reynolds. The Porter Square commuter rail station stands idle in Cambridge. Next.

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