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Apr 27, 2018 Join Jay Stanley in a discussion on The Public Internet Option, an ACLU report detailing how local governments can provide network neutrality, privacy, and access for all. Jay is a senior policy analyst at the ACLU and the principal author of the Public Internet Option report, which details how public-owned networks can help protect crucial freedoms while ensuring affordable, reliable service.... more
Apr 24, 2018 Hasson Rashid's Public comment Submission for 4/23/2018 at Cambridge City Hall is as Follows: Peace Be Unto You, Hello, I’m Hasson Rashid, and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment today concerns CMA I#12; CRs#3, and PO# 6,12. In the previous municipal administration there existed definite evidence and confirmations, that discrimination existed in the selection and appointment... more
Apr 16, 2018 "Our Homes, Our Voices" National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8, 2018! Our Homes, Our Voices, National Housing Week of Action! Posted on: 29 March 2018 By: HRASHID "Our Homes, Our Voices" National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8 Our Homes, Our Voices Building the Movement learned how their organizations and communities can take action May 1-8 as part of the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National... more
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Mar 29, 2018 "Our Homes, Our Voices" National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8 Our Homes, Our Voices Building the Movement learned how their organizations and communities can take action May 1-8 as part of the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National Housing Week of Action. Advocates viewed a video recap of highlights from the 2017 Our Homes, Our Voices campaign, which included more than 60 events in communities... more
Mar 27, 2018 MY CONTRIBUTION TO CAMBRIDGE'S CITY HALL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ( http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID...) FOR 3/26/18 IS AS FOLLOWS: Peace Progress, and Prosperity Be Unto You Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue here in Cambridge, MA. My public comment is on Policy Orders # 2,3.6. 1.For sometime now I have been on... more
Mar 14, 2018 Peace Be Unto You, Dear Cambridge, MA, etc., I would like to share with you my official response to an article published recently in the Harvard Crimson.The article will follow my response: This article or the author(s) of this article recognize that their coverage of Affordable Housing (AH) in Cambridge, is just a small percentage wise, of news on the post modern dilemma of the AH continuum,... more
Mar 8, 2018 Peace Be Unto You, At last Monday's City Council meeting non of the speakers reflected on low income subsidized renters, and their connection to the Right of First Refusal. They or city council members had small landlords/developers anxieties.The council went along with these anxieties and voted against The Right of First Refusal, thereby trashing any concerns of our most vulnerable citizens/... more
Dec 31, 2017 "Constitutional crisis" and "immigration crisis." These are terms we hear a lot in the news these days. But what exactly do they mean? NeighborMedia journalist Kristina Kehrer sets out to learn the meaning of these terms from a couple of Cambridge lawyers. She interviews Ian Samuel, a lecturer at Harvard Law School, about what a true "constitutional crisis" is; and then speaks with Rachel... more
Dec 31, 2017 In the 25th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, host Joe Lynch of Somerville Community Access Television (creator, producer and host of the Greater Somerville talk show, news anchor of Somerville Neighborhood News) moderates a lively panel of Boston-area journalism experts, who discuss President Donald Trump's relationship with the media in his first 100 days in office. Guests are Rachel Gans-... more
Dec 31, 2017 Immigrant rights, refugee rights, civil liberties, racial justice, freedom of religion -- these are all areas that have come to the forefront of our nation's attention with Donald Trump as president, and these are all areas that many Cambridge residents care deeply about. In the 24th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, host Frank Morris Lopez interviews guests from organizations working across the... more
Dec 31, 2017 In the 23rd episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris Lopez is joined by representatives from three Cambridge movements who are organizing and fighting in the wake of a Donald Trump presidency. Peter Ciurczak of CAST - Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Lisa Blout of the Wall of Women, and Bill McAvinney of the Cambridge Democrats and the Sister District Project are... more
Dec 31, 2017 Following up on a half-day, mini-conference hosted by Cambridge Community Television on "The Media and the Election" in October, moderator Barbara Anthony (former Massachusetts Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation) is reunited with several panelists to continue the discussion, post-election, on the media's role in Election 2016. Rachel Gans-Boriskin (Politics in Pink), Chris... more
Dec 31, 2017 In the 20th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia Coordinator Frank Morris brings back four Cambridge teens to talk about their reactions to the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Reba-Glory Cabral from Community Charter School of Cambridge, Armanie Deleon of Cambridge Rindge and Latin, Erick Guzman of CRLS, and Anne Pierre, a CRLS 2016 graduate, talk about Hillary Clinton,... more
Dec 31, 2017 In "Teens on Politics: Election 2016," the 14th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris interviews four Cambridge teens in a discussion centered around their political views, their knowledge of the U.S. presidential candidates, the roles race and gender have played in the current election cycle, and the issues most important to the youths' future. Record date: March... more
Dec 19, 2017 My Cambridge, MA City Hall Public Comment input will follow after I express a few things relating to the exclusion and marginalize of Cambridge’s homeless sector and mosaic. An update on the Sullivan Courthouse project and its parking needs, proposed to be met at the Cambridge City garage on First Street was on the council agenda(12/18/2017) for discussion. The Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment... more
Dec 10, 2017 A panel discussion of the photography book "We Who March," a multi-city documentation of the Women's March of 1/21/12017. Conceived and edited by Cambridge resident and photographer Ellen Feldman, the book contains photographs from 30 photographers and comments by 20 marchers, as well as an introduction by Wellesley College professor emerita Susan M. Reverby. Panelists include host Ellen Feldman... more
Dec 4, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody I’m Hasson Rashid, and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment is on CMAI# 11, and any other agenda item that relates directly and indirectly to Homelessness. I’m grateful and thankful that the “Report on The Feasibility of a Homeless Trust Fund” has been moved forward the City Manager’s desk., in response to “Council Order # 17-27 of... more
Nov 27, 2017 Peace Be Unto You All, I’m thankful and grateful for a PB project entitled and concerning "Critical Resource Kits for the Homeless," I submitted which eventually was ranked and listed at number 4 by the Participatory Budgeting Delegates. Number 4 along with the rest of the final cut of 20 will be voted upon, between December 2 to 8, 2017. Through research and study, I discovered that Connecticut’... more
Nov 21, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be unto You All I would like to take time now to thank the Cambridge Participatory Budget Delegates of 2017 for ranking "Critical Resource Kits for the Homeless" as number 4 of the 20 final selection to be voted upon. i worked on submitting this PB project out of concern for our Homelessness sector and mosaic, especially those who wo0n't be experiencing a Happy Thanks Giving or... more
Nov 14, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is in regards to CMA I# 1,2,5, and any other Agenda Item that relates to Appointments, Appropriations, Zoning, and Homelessness. In future appointments, selection of committee, advisory members, and task forces, more inclusive input of citizen participation in determining... more