Politics & Government Gallery

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
Nov 2, 2017 Peace,Security,and Sanity Be Unto You All. I’m Hasson Rashid and for sometime now I have been engaged in advocacy for homelessness rights. I find it sort of disheartening that recently elected Rep. Connolly find it more inviting to circumvent homelessness priorities, in favor of status quo anxieties, rather than prioritizing housing for those without income or extremely low income, such as the... more
Oct 29, 2017 Peace,Sanity, and Security Be Unto You, I'm Hasson Rashid and after research and study, I have noticed and come, to the conclusion that there is a need that exist for making Homelessness/Homeless a Protected Class. To help make this become a reality I have created a petition to do so. Today I'm requesting that you become a partner in this campaign to make "Homelessness a Protected Class," by... more
Oct 26, 2017 MAKING HOMELESSNESS A PROTECTED CLASS Homelessness/ Homeless should be made a “Protected Class” here in Cambridge, Massachusetts under the Cambridge Human Rights Laws, Statues, ordinances., mostly because homeless people still face significant barriers to employment, housing, education, and other spheres. This legislation would simply add homelessness to the law's list of other protected traits... more
Oct 26, 2017 Peace, Sanity, and Security Be Unto You, In regards to Policy Order and Resolution List Item # 6 (Support of Representative Provost and the Cambridge Legislative Delegation’s efforts to pass a Right of First Refusal), on last week’s City Council Agenda (10/23/17), I find my self reflecting back on the Putnam Square Apartments, when the City of Cambridge’s policy makers supported the Commonwealth... more
Oct 24, 2017 Peace, Sanity, and Security Be unto You, There is one thing about the MIT winning it’s zoning petition, and that is, it won’t be blessed by Almighty God. This hold business since inception runs horizontal with the symbolism of Jesus being betray for 40 pieces of silver. In this case the homeless sector and mosaic, being symbolical of the Christ figure, and how it was deprived and excluded from... more
Oct 18, 2017 Inspectors, Wardens, and Clerks. Oh, my! Cambridge Election Commissioner Polyxane Cobb details the training provided to election workers prior to the municipal election on November 7. Enjoy this newest election vignette as CCTV continues to bring you great coverage during this busy municipal election season! more
Oct 10, 2017 Community Media Day is an annual celebration of voices that brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all individuals to have their voices heard. Community Media Day was founded in Brooklyn, New York but is celebrated all throughout the world by anyone who wants to ensure that the media landscape remains inclusive for all artists, across all forms of media.... more
Oct 10, 2017 Community Media Day is an annual celebration of voices that brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for all individuals to have their voices heard. Community Media Day was founded in Brooklyn, New York but is celebrated all throughout the world by anyone who wants to ensure that the media landscape remains inclusive for all artists, across all forms of media.... more
Sep 27, 2017 CCTV will stream this event LIVEon Facebook on Channel 8 in Cambridge and online. Please join Maria McCauley, Director of the Cambridge Public Library, and members of the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Public Library Foundation for this special event. The guest speaker will be Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History, Yale University and Author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the... more
Sep 25, 2017 Peace, Security, and Sanity Be Unto You. Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is concerning CM#s 6, 14,15; Policy Order and Resolution List #2., and any other agenda item that directly or indirectly relates to homelessness. To begin, I would like to thank the CPA Committee for adding restorations to the African Historic Trail Markers In the... more

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