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Watch Animations from Riverfest 2016

CCTV - 9 hours 50 min ago

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

In memory of Marcie: Dance project continues in honor of Cambridge creator - Wicked Local

Google Porter Square - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 9:20am

Wicked Local

In memory of Marcie: Dance project continues in honor of Cambridge creator
Wicked Local
Following the death of Cambridge resident Marcie Mitler, who was struck by a car in Porter Square in February, it was uncertain whether her co-creation, the Across the Ages Dance Project, would continue another year. But after an overwhelming show of ...

One-to-One Internet Help for Older Adults

CCTV - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:14am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV that seeks to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! The next session is scheduled for Friday, June 10th, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please contact Clodagh Drummey at 617-401-4005 or clodagh@cctvcambridge.org for more information.

Neighborhood & CommunityClasses$0.00Member Cost: $0.00Phone Number: 617 401 4005

Bay State Forum: Scams and Identity Theft

CCTV - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:14pm

Con artists trying to steal our money? From the snake oil salesmen of covered wagon days to the sophisticated internet and telephone scams of today – the deal is the same - the conmen win and we lose – but it doesn’t have to be that way – we do not have to be victims of internet or boiler room scams.

Experts in cyberspace, financial services and law enforcement talk about the problem and some solutions.

This episode features Nate Nottke from Google, Peter Malionek, VP Security Investigations Officer, Eastern Bank, Officer Dan Burosso from the Cambridge Police Department, and Lydia Placid-Brooks, branch manager of the Central Square branch of Eastern Bank.

Business & Economy

Great Boston author readings April 24-30 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:04pm

The Boston Globe

Great Boston author readings April 24-30
The Boston Globe
... at Porter Square Books … Anjali Mitter Duva (“Faint Promise of Rain”) reads at 7 p.m. at Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Canton … Ilija Trojanow (“The Lamentations of Zeno”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave ...

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West Side Lounge closes after 16 years in business - Boston.com

Google Porter Square - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:29am

Boston.com

West Side Lounge closes after 16 years in business
Boston.com
As of Tuesday, Cambridge has one less restaurant. West Side Lounge, located between Porter Square and Harvard Square on Mass Ave., closed its doors for the last time Monday after 16 years in business. Boston Restaurant Talk first reported in February ...

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West Side Lounge closes after 16 years in business - Boston.com

Google Porter Square - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:29am

Boston.com

West Side Lounge closes after 16 years in business
Boston.com
As of Tuesday, Cambridge has one less restaurant. West Side Lounge, located between Porter Square and Harvard Square on Mass Ave., closed its doors for the last time Monday after 16 years in business. Boston Restaurant Talk first reported in February ...

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Greater Boston author readings April 17-23 - The Boston Globe

Google Porter Square - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:00pm

The Boston Globe

Greater Boston author readings April 17-23
The Boston Globe
Mark Pawlak (“Reconnaissance”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Book … Zachary D. Kaufman (“United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Jonathan Levi (“Septimania”) in ...

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The most popular places to order food from in Cambridge, according to Grubhub - Boston.com

Google Porter Square - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 2:24pm

Boston.com

The most popular places to order food from in Cambridge, according to Grubhub
Boston.com
1908 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square. Popular items: Peking Dumplings ($6.15), Chicken Lo Mein ($9.95), General Gau's Chicken ($12.25). 3. Cafe Anthony · 983 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Popular items: Bacon Egg and Cheese ($5.00), ...

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