Nicole Belanger

Worcester MA
I coordinate Public Relations for NOFA/Mass (Northeast Organic Food Association), helping promote advocacy and educational opportunities around production and access to organic food in the state. Previously, I was the Community Media and Technology Coordinator for CCTV.
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May 13, 2013 - 5:39pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Saul Tannenbaum reports on intelligence sharing and its impact on Cambridge : "Intelligence About Tsarnaev Not Shared with Cambridge Police." Maurice Wilkey covers several events kicking off the Together Festival: "Together opens its fest with a motherful spectacular big-bang! (pt 1)" and "Together opens its fest with a motherful spectacular big-bang! (pt 2)." Chris Herold interviews activists protesting Harvard Square Gap store after recent factory collapse [with video]: "Bangladesh Worker Supporters Picket the Gap." Bev Mire observes perpetual roadwork, reflecting on delays and her impression that the number of sites is causing chaos on the roads: "Roadwork!" Sarah Hill reports on efforts to raise funds in tight deadline to winterize community center gym and more: "Cambridge Community Center Plans Major Renovation." Saul Tannenbaum covers lecture given by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "Shaun Donovan's Shameful Message: Accept Austerity." Saul Tannenbaum captures the May 4th citizen journalism... read more
April 30, 2013 - 3:57pm To celebrate CCTV's 25th Anniversary, we are offering a free, one-year Access Membership to any Cambridge resident who has not yet been a CCTV member. You heard us right, yes FREE! Help us spread the word! This offer is available from May 1-May 25th! Come by to pick up an Access Member application at CCTV's studio at 438 Massachusetts Ave in Central Square, or download an application from http://cctvcambridge.org/node/16471 Orientations for new members (required prior to enrolling in classes) will be held on May 6 or June 3, beginning at 6:30PM. *Access Membership includes $100 worth of classes, free use of CCTV’s equipment and facilities for the production of programming for CCTV’s channels, and free access to the computer lab. read more
April 9, 2013 - 8:40pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Join us for free upcoming half-day forum, Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism and Grassroots Media, to be held May 4 at Cambridge Public Library. Chris Herold covers worker efforts to unionize at Le Meridien Hotel: "Workers & Activists Protest Le Meridien Hotel." Solomon Abrams poetically describes a recent experience: "Stopping by Harvard on a Rainy Evening." Sarah Hill reports on possible locations and issues for the MLK Mural: "MLK School Reconstruction: An Uncertain Fate for the MLK Mural." Beverly Mire highlights upcoming urban bike safety class: "Why We Live Here: City Offers Teen Bike Safety." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by madprime, available under a Creative Commons license). read more
April 2, 2013 - 8:24pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Join us for free upcoming half-day forum, Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism and Grassroots Media, to be held May 4 at Cambridge Public Library. Saul Tannenbaum writes about last week's Harvard Sports Law Symposium, during which sports and entertainment corporations talked about their business and legal strategies: "Sports & Law: The Corporate View of the Fan." Beverly Mire covers the celebration of the completion of the second section of the Mass Ave Novartis mural project: "Why We Live Here: Community Art Center." Frank Morris reports on the changes made by Porter Square Books since it opened in 2004, and what the community's hopes are for future owners: "Porter Square Books Turns Page, Goes Up for Sale." Joan Squeri provides a glimpse into the recent Farm Share Fair, its new space and enthusiastic participants: "Third Annual Farm Share Fair Wins Customers for New England Farmers at Cambridge College." Saul Tannenbaum highlights concerns from local communities, including... read more
March 19, 2013 - 5:29pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Sarah Hill reports on why the MLK school is being rebuilt and what community impacts can be expected due to demolition, slated to begin in April: "MLK School Reconstruction: Demolition Phase to Begin." Joan Squeri reviews film 'A Seat at the Table' and also provides her take on the hunger epidemic: " Movie Review - A Place at the Table: One Nation Underfed." Beverly Mire writes about the soon to come to Cambridge Pedi-Cab rides, to be piloted this summer: "Are You Ready For Pedi?" Saul Tannenbaum covers MIT campus memorial for deceased internet activist, Aaron Swartz: "MIT Holds Memorial for Aaron Swartz as Attorneys Seek Release of Documents." Stephen Kaiser reflects on activism in Cambridge and shares his take how things have changed over the last 40 years : "Whatever Happened to the Peoples Republic of Cambridge?" Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get... read more
March 8, 2013 - 3:59pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Chris Herold tells the tale of an East Cambridge neighborhood cat and those who interact with it: "Eco-Log: The Weather is Weird." Frank Morris tells the tale of an East Cambridge cat and its friends in the neighborhood: "A Fluff Piece: Curious Cantabrigians Find Friendship, Familiarity in Storefront Feline." Catherine Pina describes 80 years of Cambridge through her own mother, June's, story, who was born in Cambridge in 1933: "My Mother's Lifelong Journey Through Cambridge." Mary Holbrow writes about the recent trial of a man accused of a 2010 Cambridgeport crime: "Fingerprint Evidence in Colono Trial" & "Colono Found Guilty." Sarah Hill covers local efforts to ban plastic grocery bags, detailing shortcomings of the proposed ban and how other cities have made such programs a success: "Paper vs. Plastic vs. Practical: Cambridge Considers a Plastic Bag Ban." Sarah Hill shares her tips of the trade for having fun, and being neighborly, while getting your sled on: "Sled-iquette." Saul Tannenbaum reports on the... read more
February 26, 2013 - 3:15pm Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm at Cambridge Community Television CCTV offers weekly computer assistance from a friendly volunteer that provides individualized and flexible help with job searching, resume writing, online job applications, computer skills, and more. Work alone or with a group to learn more about computers. UPCOMING MINI LESSONS The following mini lesson will be offered at 4pm during each weekly session March 5 Introduction to Browsing the Internet March 12 Sending and Receiving Email Attachments March 19 Using Keywords to Search Job Sites March 26 Formatting Your Cover Letter This drop-in program is FREE for all job seekers! Come anytime. No sign up needed. All job seekers welcome. read more
February 26, 2013 - 3:11pm Mondays 10am – 12pm at Cambridge Community Television Our friendly staff is here to help with your basic computer needs, like learning computers, using different software applications, scanning photos, staying in touch with family and friends, and more! UPCOMING MINI-LESSONS (held every Monday at 11am) March 4 - Cutting and Pasting Skills March 11 - How to Save & Update Computer Files March 18 - Google Drive & Google Docs March 25 - Organizing Your Email Inbox The first two visits to Computers for Seniors are free. After two visits, this program is free for CCTV Members. Membership is $25 per year for those over 60. Have questions or need more information? Please contact Nicole at 617-401-4007. CCTV is located in the heart of Cambridge’s Central Square at 438 Massachusetts Avenue. read more
February 22, 2013 - 4:16pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Beverly Mire memorializes Eitan Stern-Robbins, a CRLS graduate with whom Beverly worked at MIT/Terrascope Youth Radio, who recently passed away: "Learning To Say 'Was.'" Lori Jobe reports on serious safety concerns for bicyclists and pedestrians in Central Square: "Central Square, Cyclists and Pedestrians, Beware!" Susana Segat captures the Cambridge Fire Department's recent Dive Rescue Team training for the ice diving certification at Fresh Pond: "A Winter Dip." Mary Holbrow discovers the history and pride displayed by local youth in the first phase Mass Ave Novartis construction site mural: "Mural on Massachusetts Avenue." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by Chris Devers, available under a Creative Commons license). read more
February 15, 2013 - 4:08pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Susana Segat documents the playful ways city residents enjoyed the blizzard: "Post-Blizzard Play" and the city's beauty when covered with freshly fallen snow: "Blizzard Photos: Mass Ave From Walden St to Harvard Square." Siobhan Bredin interviews Cambridge Arts Council's Jason Weeks about current and upcoming arts exhibitions, performances, events, and opportunities: "February 2013 Arts Preview." Mary Holbrow captures house sparrows frantically vying for a good space at the bird feeder during our recent blizzard: "Fighting It Out at the Feeder." Saul Tannenbaum reports on differences in Cambridge and Boston's tech solutions to snow removal: "Three Reasons Why Boston Handles Snow Better Than Cambridge." Mark Jaquith braves the wild weather to provide a glimpse into East Cambridge right after last weekend's massive snow storm storm: "Snow in East Cambridge February 9, 2013." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send... read more

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