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The last video store in Cambridge is closing - Boston.com

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:41pm

The last video store in Cambridge is closing
Boston.com
The soon-to-be-closed Porter Square location is the last video store in Cambridge after Hollywood Express shut down its Central Square spot in 2010. General Manager Joe McClure said the store is shutting down because business has suffered in the past ...

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Media Maker Day, TOMORROW 5/16

CCTV - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:51pm

Special for Access Members who refer a friend new to CCTV: we'll add $25 to your class voucher. Check out this creative video made by our intern for more details.

Make it happen at CCTV's Media Maker Day. Come sample and work in a wide variety of different media, from creating on the fly journalist broadcasts to the art of Photoshop image manipulation.

Walk into an interactive video feedback experiment in CCTV’s main studio, making use of cameras and sound equipment to provide a heady sensory experience.

Drop into our computer lab, where speedy demonstrations of Photoshop image manipulation and Vine video creation will help you experiment with images and short video.

Step in to the storytelling booth, where you can explore memory and nostalgia, record a story, and make use of some special props.

Step right up onto the BeLive set, where citizen journalists will interview you live on the air.

If you’re not feeling camera ready, watch recent, cutting edge video work from local Cambridge filmmakers on monitors throughout the facility.

Or simply enjoy some free snacks and chat with staff about the many ways you can use CCTV as a resource to realize your vision or idea for a project.

Bookings: Greater Boston author readings May 17-23 - Boston Globe (subscription)

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:30am

Bookings: Greater Boston author readings May 17-23
Boston Globe (subscription)
David McCullough (“The Wright Brothers”) reads at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge ($5 tickets at www.harvard. com/event/david_ mccullough1/) … Derrick Z. Jackson (“Project Puffin”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books …

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Project Tracker: Five-story building to replace Gourmet Express - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:05pm

Project Tracker: Five-story building to replace Gourmet Express
Wicked Local Cambridge
When Gourmet Express closed its doors last year it marked the end of an era in Porter Square, but a new beginning in the neighborhood is underway.The property owner, Peter Wasserman, demolished the old building at 1868 Mass. Ave. to build a new ...

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2015 Business Breakfast, May 14th (free)

CCTV - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:13pm
Join us at CCTV's Business Breakfast: Small is Agile: Increasing Local Businesses' Marketing Reach

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8AM
CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square

Small businesses in Cambridge face unique challenges in reaching local customers.

Join us to learn about strategies for building a lean, mean marketing machine for your local business. This breakfast presentation will feature Curt Fennell of Google, who will introduce Google's economical suite of Google for Work products. He will also discuss ways to reach local customers through the use of Google AdWords. You'll have a rare chance to learn directly from Google employees how Adwords can help step up your game and build local awareness and business leads.

You will also learn about CCTV's opportunities for business partnerships. Stretch your business exposure into 32,000 homes in Cambridge, while strengthening community initiatives, including the Youth Media Program, a media skill building work program for local teens, and NeighborMedia, a citizen journalism program that amplifies Cambridge's voices and promotes vibrant local discourse. A small investment will give you high visibility now, and a stronger future for Cambridge.

A continental breakfast, sponsored by Harvest Co-op Markets, will be served.

To sign up, call Susan Fleischmann at 617-401-4004

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CCTV's Media Maker Day - Special

CCTV - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:11am

CCTV's Media Maker Day is Saturday, May 16th from 1PM - 4PM. Drop in for some fun, community, and new media experiences. CCTV Access Members will receive $25 on their class voucher for referring a friend new to CCTV to attend Media Maker Day.

Education

NPO Lunchtime Lecture: Social Media Strategy

CCTV - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:02pm
Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:00 to 13:00

In this lecture we will explore the myriad ways in which nonprofits are using social media to raise awareness, solicit funds, and steward donors. We will review examples of stellar campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube from the nonprofit sector. Instructor: Molly Akin

Date:

  • Thursday, 05/07/2015, 12PM - 1PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM)

Registration is required. Contact Clodagh Drummey at clodagh@cctvcambridge.org or 617 401 4005 to register.

Lunchtime Lectures are paired with corresponding Workshops.

Lunchtime Lectures are free one hour sessions that offer nonprofit professionals a chance to learn about technology tools that will enhance your nonprofit communications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Workshops are two hour, hands-on classes in which attendees will be able to apply the skills they’ve learned at the Lunchtime Lectures to their own nonprofit goals. Instructors will lead attendees on a deeper dive into the material, workshopping individuals’ drafted collateral as a group to strengthen skills and tighten communications. There is a $25 registration fee for CCTV Organizational Members, and a $50 registration fee for non-members.

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

EducationClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00

MBTA Bus @ Porter Square & Mass Ave

Flickr "PorterSquare" - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 6:55pm

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MBTA Bus @ Porter Square & Mass Ave

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MBTA Bus @ Porter Square & Mass Ave

MBTA Bus @ Porter Square & Mass Ave

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MBTA Bus @ Porter Square & Mass Ave

MBTA Bus @ Porter Square & Mass Ave

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Public Service Announcement Class

CCTV - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 3:46pm
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:00 to 21:00

Do you have a socially relevant message to get out? Do you want to raise awareness, or attempt to shift public consciousness, about a particular issue? This PSA video production class will help you to do so. Whether it’s for yourself or an organization, you will learn how to craft a short, effective and creative video to convey your message. Students will learn what make a PSA successful, get a chance to review each others’ work, and analyze well known PSAs. Students will walk away with a hand crafted PSA that can be used on the web, in their portfolios, and will be cablecast on CCTV. Instructor: Richard Hawke

Pre-requisites: Edit I & Field Camera I

Dates:

  • Wed, 05/06/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 05/13/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 05/20/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 05/27/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 06/03/2015, 6:00 PM
  • All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.

    EducationClasses$260.00Member Cost: $70.00

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    Why You Should Support CCTV

    CCTV - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:11pm

    CCTV relies on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations to support our educational programs. Computer classes for seniors and job seekers, media training and support for non-profits, technology training for our youth are all supported by generous individuals like you and our local business community.

    Please consider donating to CCTV today. CCTV is a non-profit organization with 501 (C) (3) status and all contributions are tax deductible. Peruse our 2014 annual report to learn more about the impact CCTV has helped make on the community.

    For 27 years CCTV has provided a platform for members of our community to produce thousands of hours of programming that reflect the city’s ethnic, economic and political diversity. There is more to our community than what the networks show us each day and CCTV provides the tools and training to support the free speech that strengthens our society.

    A Reminder, T Riders: The MBTA Is Free On Friday - WBUR

    Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:00am

    WBUR

    A Reminder, T Riders: The MBTA Is Free On Friday
    WBUR
    Commuters waited for the Red Line in Cambridge's busy Porter Square station in early February. After MBTA service was suspended, the rail service was up again but at a limited schedule. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR). Commuters wait for a MBTA bus in Central ...

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    CCTV's Annual Meeting!

    CCTV - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:51pm
    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:00

    CCTV's Annual Meeting is an opportunity to connect with other members and celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. Awards are bestowed, nominees for the Board of Directors are voted on, and food and drink will be enjoyed.

    The business part of the meeting will include the elections; all current Access Members may vote. You can read about the nominees
    here, and proposed amendments to the By-Laws here.

    Neighborhood & CommunityMeetings$0.00Member Cost: $0.00
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