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Baraka Cafe Will Relocate From Central to Porter Square - Eater Boston

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Baraka Cafe Will Relocate From Central to Porter Square
Eater Boston
A longtime Cambridge fixture will take its business from one neighborhood to another, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. Baraka Cafe is closing its doors at 80 1⁄2 Pearl St. in Cambridgeport, just outside of Central Square, but it will reopen at 1728 ...

The Fastest T Rider Alive produced by Giovanni Jajoute, Rocco Magliozzi and MilesTaylor

CCTV - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:09pm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride the MBTA for eight hours straight? How about racing around the entire thing in that time? Well, now it's time to find out. Miles Taylor takes on the challenge of beating the record for the fastest trip around the MBTA subway system in July of 2016.

Produced by Giovanni Jajoute, Rocco Magliozzi and Miles Taylor for the Summer Media Institute 2016

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: CCTV's Second Annual HorrorFest - International Film Festival

CCTV - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:46pm

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: CCTV's Second Annual HorrorFest - International Film Festival, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm, the week before Halloween, CCCTV will host a juried screening of film/video work at the Bartos Theater that addresses the theme of horror. We are looking for all types of short films and video projects in any category of horror: thriller, psychological, monster-movie, atmospheric, animated, fantasy, documentary, horror-comedy, or whatever gives you the shivers. Running time must be under 20 minutes. Submission is FREE!

If you are interested in showing your work, the submission form can be found here.

Submission deadline is Tuesday, October 11th at midnight. Filmmakers will be notified of acceptance no later than October 16th. Please be prepared to deliver or send a high resolution file if accepted. The festival will take place at the Bartos Theater, in the Wiesner Building on the MIT campus - 20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium level, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139. There will be treats. This event is free and open to the public.

Questions? contact allison@cctvcambridge.org or 617-401-4009

(Image above from "A Dawning Darkness" by Jeff Palmer)

Arts & Entertainment

Summer Media Institute 2016 Screening at the MiT Museum! Thursday, August 11 at 6PM

CCTV - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 10:48am

Promotion for the Summer Media Institute 2016 Screening at the MiT Museum on Thursday, August 11 at 6PM

Produced by Odai Nakawa

Arts & Entertainment

Dear New City Manager - Mothers Out Front

CCTV - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:33am

Cambridge Residents are being given the opportunity to send a short video letter to whoever the new city manager may be. They can address issues that are important to them, help prepare the city manager for what to expect, or simply introduce themselves. The second entry in the series features Mothers Out Front.

Politics & Government

Dear New City Manager - Saul Tannenbaum

CCTV - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 4:23pm

Cambridge Residents are being given the opportunity to send a short video letter to whoever the new city manager may be. They can address issues that are important to them, help prepare the city manager for what to expect, or simply introduce themselves. The first entry in the series features Saul Tannenbaum.

Youth Media Screening Next Thursday

CCTV - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:51pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Please join CCTV's Summer Media Institute for a screening of their work on Thursday, August 11 at 6 pm.

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Vernon E Grant Day

CCTV - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 1:37pm

Governor Charlie Baker has declared July 28th, 2016 to be Vernon E Grant Day, to honor Cambridge, MA native, Vernon E Grant for his contributions to the world of cartooning. Vernon was a U.S. Army Captain and lifelong cartoonist. He created two Point-Man Palmer novels, STAND-BY ONE! and the science fiction series, The Love Rangers. Wife, Betsy Grant, and others, honor him at the Cambridge Public Library.

Arts & Entertainment

Watch Animations from Riverfest 2016

CCTV - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:05pm

A series of animations created by visitors to the CCTV booth at the Cambridge Arts River Festival.

27th Middlesex Representative Debate

CCTV - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:28am

n July 21, 2016, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) and Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) hosted a debate between the 2 candidates for 27th Middlesex Representative district, incumbent Timothy Toomey and challenger Michael Connolly. The debate was produced and hosted by Joe Lynch, producer of Greater Somerville. Panelists included Donald Norton, publisher and editor in chief of the Somerville Times and Susana Segat, correspondent from Cambridge Community Television.

Politics & Government

2nd Middlesex District Senate Debate

CCTV - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:25am

On July 21, 2016, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) and Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) hosted a debate between the 2 candidates for the 2nd Middlesex Senate District, incumbent Patricia Jehlen and challenger Leland Cheung. The debate was produced and hosted by Joe Lynch, producer of Greater Somerville. Panelists included Donald Norton, publisher and editor in chief of the Somerville Times, Alex Ruppenthal from the Medford Transcript and wickedlocal.com, and Robert Winters, founder of the Cambridge Civic Journal.

Politics & Government

Condos at Cambridge's Rand at Porter Start Dropping - Curbed Boston

Google Porter Square - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:16pm

Curbed Boston

Condos at Cambridge's Rand at Porter Start Dropping
Curbed Boston
The ground-up Rand at Porter development in Cambridge's Porter Square is slated to bring 19 1- and 2-BR condos (and a 3-BR townhouse) to perhaps the region's most housing-starved city. The Rand does not open until the fall, but now we know how much ...

Cambridge Broadband Matters

CCTV - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 1:07pm

Host Anne Schweiger interviews Saul Tannenbaum, concerned resident, activist, blogger, and member of the Cambridge Broadband Task Force, about the need for municipal broadband in Cambridge.

Science & Technology

Cambridge Calendar August 2016 Edition

CCTV - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:29pm

In the August 2016 edition of the Cambridge Calendar, Jeremy Ogusky will discuss the KrautMob and food preparation workshops of the Boston Fermentation Festival, and Larry Ward will talk about the great musicians coming to this year's Cambridge Jazz Festival. We can also tell you where to learn about prescribed forest fires, beer at the Franklin Park Zoo, and a bunch of other things you can do in August 2016!

The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We aggregate community calendars from the city government, local non-profits, universities, and community groups and present it all in a condensed 15-minute event clearinghouse program. Forget looking through local listings and websites for things to do. Let us tell it to you straight. And, by the way, our own online community calendar can tell you lots about the city and it's a great place to list your own events, too (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. Check out all of our local events programming at https://cctvcambridge.org/productions/cambridge_calendar or on our Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/channels/calendar.

Lifestyle

Bay State Forum: Charter Schools

CCTV - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 5:41pm

This episode focuses on a topic that seems to provoke a lot of opinion either for or against: charter schools and their future in the Bay State. School may out each summer, but the debate around charter schools never seems to take a vacation. It’s a topic for all seasons.

Host Barbara Anthony discusses charter schools with Jamie Gass, the Director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, Joanna Weiss, a free lance journalist, and a regular media commentator, and Glenn Koocher the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees. Barbara Anthony is a consultant in healthcare to the Pioneer Institute – but having nothing to do with education reform.

Education

We Need Your Input!

CCTV - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 11:40am

We want to offer more technology assistance to older adults, and we need input from people over 50! Please take a few minutes to complete this brief surveys, by clicking here.

If you would prefer to fill out a paper survey, please stop by CCTV. Surveys are available at the front desk. If you have questions, please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org.

Neighborhood & Community

Power knocked out at Porter Square station - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 9:53am

Power knocked out at Porter Square station
The Boston Globe
The MBTA has restored power after an outage at the Red Line station in Porter Square in Cambridge. A power surge knocked electricity out inside the tunnel around 9:35 a.m., causing the emergency lighting to activate, according to Jason B. Johnson, ...

Police: Cambridge man punched in face after saying 'Good morning' to stranger - Wicked Local

Google Porter Square - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 8:38am

Police: Cambridge man punched in face after saying 'Good morning' to stranger
Wicked Local
A 30-year-old Cambridge man called police after he was reportedly punched in the face by an unidentified homeless man in Porter Square. The man told police that on June 3, around 5:30 a.m., he said “Good morning” to a man who was approaching him.

Contemporary Cambridge Townhouse Sells for Six Figures Over - Curbed Boston

Google Porter Square - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:04am

Curbed Boston

Contemporary Cambridge Townhouse Sells for Six Figures Over
Curbed Boston
The contemporary townhouse at 54 Porter Road off Cambridge's Porter Square spent less than four months officially on the sales market. Compass listed Unit 54/4 in late February for $1,125,000, with an admonition that offers were due within two weeks.

Early Bird Tickets to Back Lot BBQ Fundraiser Available til 7/1

CCTV - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 1:27pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

CCTV’s Back Lot BBQ is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016! The BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Leading Role Award to City Manager Richard Rossi. It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 5:30 pm at 438 Massachusetts Avenue (entrance on Green Street between Brookline Street and Sidney Street).

As always, all funds raised through this year’s BBQ will support CCTV’s year-round Youth Media Program, which fosters healthy youth development by involving teens in activities that promote media art, career and leadership skills while exploring issues affecting our community.

Are you interested in supporting this great community event? Early bird tickets available now! cctvcambridge.org/bbq

Neighborhood & CommunityFundraisers$75.00Phone Number: 617 661 6900

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