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This Week's Boston Deal Sheet - Bisnow

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:09am

Bisnow

This Week's Boston Deal Sheet
Bisnow
Canadian Cubresa opened its first US office in the Cambridge Innovation Center. The company based in Winnipeg builds compact pre-clinical nuclear imaging scanners for drug and disease research. As the company looked around the world, it focused on ...

CCTV is a Knight News Challenge Semi Finalist!

CCTV - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:32pm

CCTV's proposal, Vote Strong: The Cambridge Voter Portal, has been chosen as one of 45 semi-finalists in the 2015 Knight News Challenge. There were over 1000 entries in the challenge, which asks the question "How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?"

We have until Monday, April 20 at 5pm to refine the proposal - the Knight team will then review each of the 45 semi-finalists, choose finalists and conduct interviews.....

Please read our proposal here; if you have questions or suggestions, please create an account and post your comments publicly. We hope that the Cambridge Voter Portal will encourage more people to get involved and get out to vote!

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Cracking The Case Of The Bookseller-Novelist Josh Cook - WBUR

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:49am

WBUR

Cracking The Case Of The Bookseller-Novelist Josh Cook
WBUR
Cook, a bookseller and the marketing director at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, is a newly minted debut novelist. The book, “An Exaggerated Murder,” was released last month by Melville House, an independent publisher in Brooklyn, and is receiving ...

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Cracking The Case Of The Bookseller-Novelist Josh Cook - WBUR

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:49am

WBUR

Cracking The Case Of The Bookseller-Novelist Josh Cook
WBUR
Cook, a bookseller and the marketing director at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, is a newly minted debut novelist. The book, “An Exaggerated Murder,” was released last month by Melville House, an independent publisher in Brooklyn, and is receiving ...

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Cambridge police: Stoneham man knocked unconscious, robbed - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:12am

Cambridge police: Stoneham man knocked unconscious, robbed
Wicked Local Cambridge
The victim told police he was at the Porter Square shopping center at 6 p.m. on April 4 when someone suddenly tripped him from behind, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness after hitting his head during the fall, according to the police ...

Cambridge police: Stoneham man knocked unconscious, robbed - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:12am

Cambridge police: Stoneham man knocked unconscious, robbed
Wicked Local Cambridge
The victim told police he was at the Porter Square shopping center at 6 p.m. on April 4 when someone suddenly tripped him from behind, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness after hitting his head during the fall, according to the police ...

Cambridge police: Stoneham man knocked unconscious, robbed - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:28am

Cambridge police: Stoneham man knocked unconscious, robbed
Wicked Local Cambridge
The victim told police he was at the Porter Square shopping center at 6 p.m. on April 4 when someone suddenly tripped him from behind, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness after hitting his head during the fall, according to the police ...

Public Service Announcement (PSA) Class

CCTV - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:05am
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 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, 04/29/2015, 6:00 PM
  • 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

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

Guest Column: Boycott SodaStream for peace - Wicked Local Cambridge

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:45pm

Guest Column: Boycott SodaStream for peace
Wicked Local Cambridge
A year-and-a-half ago, several residents of Cambridge, Somerville and the surrounding area began conversations with the management of TAGS Hardware in Porter Square in order to share information with the retailer about the growing international boycott ...

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Free Nonprofit Lunchtime Lecture This Thursday: Writing Compelling Press Releases

CCTV - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:51pm
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:00 to 13:00

In this lecture we will review the key elements of a press release – who, what, where, why and when -– and then dive deeper to discuss what makes a pitch compelling. We’ll discuss what makes a story newsworthy, an essential element for getting coverage of your nonprofit. Instructor: Molly Akin

Date:

  • Thursday, 04/02/2015, 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

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Greater Boston author readings March 29 - April 4 - Boston Globe (subscription)

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:39pm

Boston Globe (subscription)

Greater Boston author readings March 29 - April 4
Boston Globe (subscription)
... College, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 106 Central St., Wellesley . . . Pedro Noguera (“Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys”) reads at 7 p.m. in Lesley University's Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge . . . David Shields (“I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Katherine Grandjean (“American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books ...

Voices of Cambridge: New Works

CCTV - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:53am
Voices of Cambridge: New Works

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00PM
Cambridge Community Television
438 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridge Community TV will host a free evening screening of video work made by local filmmakers in Cambridge. These videos are raw and unexpected, telling a wildly varied story of the real Cambridge. They are as diverse and unique from each other as their makers. Each video was created by a student in this season’s media classes.


Screening work from CCTV’s media production classes including:
Music Video Production
Rogue Documentarian
Documentary Production: Zip Docs
DSLR Filmmaking
Time Lapse Video
Primetime! Beginning Studio Production


A Q&A with the student producers will follow the screening. Come learn about CCTV’s broad range of media classes and see the amazing work that is being produced by our students on March 26th.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


For additional information, please contact Allison at allison@cctvcambridge.org or 617-661-6900 or visit www.cctvcambridge.org

Lunchtime Lecture and Workshop Series

CCTV - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:49pm

Lunchtime Lectures are free one hour sessions that offer nonprofit professionals a chance to learn about technology tools that will enhance their 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.

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

April

Lunchtime Lecture: Writing Compelling Press Releases
Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00PM - 1:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM)
Free
In this lecture we will review the key elements of a press release – who, what, where, why and when -– and then dive deeper to discuss what makes a pitch compelling. We’ll discuss what makes a story newsworthy, an essential element for getting coverage of your nonprofit.

Workshop: Press Release Writing Workshop
Thursday, April 16th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 12PM)
$25 for CCTV organizational members, $50 for non-members
In this hands-on workshop you will write a professional and engaging press release for your nonprofit. Each participant will bring a story idea and rough outline to work on in class, which the group will then workshop together, giving feedback and learning from each others’ suggestions.

May

Lunchtime Lecture: Social Media Strategy
Thursday, May 7th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM (optional 30 minute conversation at 1PM)
Free
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.

Workshop: Building a Buzz: Storytelling for Social Media
Thursday,, May 21st, 10:00AM - 12:00PM (optional 30 minute open assistance at 12PM)
$25 for CCTV organizational members, $50 for non-members
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to tailor your organization’s story to social media platforms. All participants will bring a copy of their mission statements and ‘about us’ page from their websites and we will work as a group to draft a social media campaign for each organization.

Instructor Bio

The April and May Lunchtime Lecture and Workshop Series will be taught by Molly Akin. Molly is an artist and communications professional. Molly directs marketing and PR for the Cambridge Arts Council, a city agency and public non-profit dedicated to nurturing arts and culture across Cambridge. Prior to joining the Arts Council, she managed external communications at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. Molly is an instructor at Cambridge Community Television and Suffolk University where she teaches workshops on social media, digital media applications, web development, and professional practice. Through her business, Molly Akin Web Communications + Photo, she has been providing communications guidance and expertise to individuals and organizations since 2007. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University Extension School. Molly and her family live in Cambridge.

Halloween Emerges

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...from the receding glaciers of Boston. Porter Square, 02/22/2015

MBTA to offer 1-day commuter rail pass, give regular passholders discount, in ... - MassLive.com

Google News: Porter Square, Cambridge - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:35pm

MassLive.com

MBTA to offer 1-day commuter rail pass, give regular passholders discount, in ...
MassLive.com
The Porter Square Commuter Rail station stands idle in Cambridge, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10. The third major winter storm in two weeks left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. As a result of ...

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History of Video Formats

CCTV - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:42pm
Wed, 03/11/2015 - 18:00 to 21:00

This class will survey the artistic and technological developments that have steered the evolution of visual media since the earliest days of cinema. From the Zoopraxiscope to the celluloid movie camera, from the Portapak to the DSLR, we will trace the history of film and video formats to the present day, noting how the design and limitations of a given format may affect the technological as well as the aesthetic. We will also examine how increased access and affordability of media-making tools has historically affected the form and content of much of the media produced. Instructor: Brad Glanden

Date:

  • Wed, 03/11/2015, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

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$15.00Member Cost: $10.00

Sky

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Porter Square, Somerville, MA 02/22/2015

New Power

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New Power

MBTA 2007 cruises into Porter Square with train 2453 to Littleton. Note the new signals in the distance.

Bookcase Factory Outlet

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Porter Square, Camberville, MA 02/22/2015

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