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Sep 19, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security just announced it will review its use of private detention centers—but the prison industrial complex is far from over. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—the private prison industry’s largest client—will continue to operate over 155 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers under private prison contracts. This is fueling a vicious... more
Sep 19, 2016 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. My Public Comment is about Unfinished Business Agenda Item # 7, and any other agenda items that relate to homelessness and poverty. At the last City Council meeting my public comment ran over into, or touched on Medical Marijuana Overlay Districts (MMD), and medical marijuana... more
Aug 31, 2016 A piece of bicycle propaganda for the 21st century, based on the 1954 auto propaganda video "Give Yourself the Green Light." more
Aug 29, 2016 Currently there’s a “Homeless Trust Fund (HTF)” pending further discussion at the Human Service and Veterans Committee(HS+VT). If and when this item is enacted into Cambridge Public Law, as an official city ordinance, then I would like for the City Council next to make it mandatory, that companies specifically like Airbnb, Uber/Lyte,etc., Marijuana Clinics/ Enterprises,etc., and Developers,etc... more
Aug 4, 2016 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. more
Aug 2, 2016 My public comment at the Special City Hall meeting held on August 2, 2016 is as follows: Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. My Public Comment is about CMA I#34; POR I#6,10,11; APP I# 4; CRT I# 1, 3,11,12; On today's agenda there is a lot of talk about trees, In the past I have gone on official record, here at... more
Aug 1, 2016 Looking for a Cambridge city committee or commission meeting? Tough to keep up with when they all happen? We'll tell you all about them in less than a minute! If you like this format then you can catch all of our local events programming at http://www.cctvcambridge.org/productions/cambridge_calendar or on our Vimeo Channel at https://vimeo.com/channels/calendar. more
Jul 28, 2016 Peace Be Unto You The Community Preservation Act Committee will held a public hearing today Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., in the Sullivan Chamber at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. The purpose of the hearing was to take public comment regarding allocation of Community Preservation Act Funds for FY17. These funds may be allocated to affordable housing, open space and historic... more
Jul 27, 2016 On July 21, 2016, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) and Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) hosted a debate between the 2 candidates for 26th Middlesex Representative district, incumbent Timothy Toomey and challenger Mike 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... more
Jul 27, 2016 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... more
Jun 30, 2016 This episode kicks off a series of shows that will feature . We hear so much about gender inequality in wages, in management, even in government leadership. So today is a special day because here to kick off our new series on women in leadership positions in Massachusetts government. Treasurer and Receiver general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deborah Goldberg was elected in 2014 and came... more
Jun 28, 2016 Peace Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. My Public Comment is about CMA I#1-7; PO/RL I# 1. In looking at today's CMA, I see that from Item 1-7 is reflecting somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million dollars of public and tax payers funds, are being move around to be spent uselessly. I said it before, and I’ll say it again, this... more
Jun 22, 2016 Peace De Unto You, Dear Cambridge, Today a the Harvard Joint Center on Housing release a report entitled The State of Housing 2016. It is a must read for everyone, and so i decide to post here at CCTV on my blog. Also recently the Financial Service Committee , held a public hearing down in Washington, D.C. entitled " “The Future of Housing in America: A Comparison of the United Kingdom and United... more
Jun 21, 2016 PEACE BE UNTO YOU, Exclusion of the Homelessness Sector and Mosaic at the NORTH POINT SITE, I-CUBED Development! Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Mass. Ave., my public comment is on CMA I#3,#10; PO and PL I#2. According to the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD)’s Five Year Consolidated Plan(1), the HUD funding or grants that the city has been receiving are also... more
Jun 15, 2016 PEACE BE UNTO YOU! Project Proposal CPA projects for FY 2017 (AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING): This proposal for CPA Funding is for creating a documentary film on “Affirmatively Furthering Far Housing (AFFH).” AFFH is an amendment of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) of 1968. Fair Housing and Homelessness also falls directly under the federal, state, and local Affordable Housing umbrella. Fair... more
Jun 13, 2016 Peace Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts avenue, Cambridge, Ma. My Public Comment is about CMA I#9; CR I#4; ARL I# 16-16. The city managers office is advancing an order to take 859 Massachusetts Avenue by eminent domain. In the text of the order it says, I quote “ I recommend that the City Council take the above referenced parcel of land for municipal... more
Jun 8, 2016 The City Council’s Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will oversee the search for a new City Manager and has initiated this process. In addition to overseeing applicant recruitment and screening, the Committee has agreed that a comprehensive community outreach plan be implemented to engage as many Cambridge residents as possible in voicing their vision for a new City Manager.... more
Jun 8, 2016 The City Council’s Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee will oversee the search for a new City Manager and has initiated this process. In addition to overseeing applicant recruitment and screening, the Committee has agreed that a comprehensive community outreach plan be implemented to engage as many Cambridge residents as possible in voicing their vision for a new City Manager.... more
Jun 7, 2016 Peace Be Unto You, Hello Everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA. My Public Comment is about CMA I# 14,16; CR I#1;Policy Order and Resolution List I#7. Item # 14 of CMA is another example of what I have been conveying publicly, for sometime now, concerning the exclusion of the lowest and most vulnerable levels of the continuum of poverty, poor and homeless... more
Jun 5, 2016 Peace Be Unto To You, One wonders if the "Inclusionary" Program, is a flexible zoning tool, when considering if it is being done or use, as a well balanced benefit for the whole community. How do we use these or the inclusionary program to provide benefits to the extremely and very low income residents, and citizens, and the sub populations of homeless peoples here in Cambridge,MA? You municipal... more
May 20, 2016 Participatory Budgeting Conference Boston/Cambridge MA 2016 Real Money, Real Power: PB Conference Boston The conference kicks off tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Tobin Community Center, at 1483 Tremont Street, Boston short walk from the Roxbury Crossing T station on the orange line).Before we see you, a few final updates. Final Program! www.pbconference.org/#program New Session. So new, it didn't... more

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