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Jun 12, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment today concerns CMA I#2, and Charter Rights I#3. Today I’m continuously concern about the city’s intention for the current future of public private partnerships, on delivering the Foundry Building (FB) as operational, at the expenses of excluding the homeless from this mix or... more
Jun 4, 2017 PROPOSAL MODEL STATEMENT TO CREATE A NEW PILOT CURRICULUM PROGRAM IN THE CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL DISTRICT (and Statewide), THAT LINKS HOMELESSNESS TO POVERTY, AND A RELATING ADVISORY TASK FORCE: PROPOSED BENEFITS OF A PILOT CURRICULUM THAT LINKS HOMELESSNESS TO POVERTY: Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Historically, the experiences of homelessness in the United States (US) of America (USA),... more
May 22, 2017 This episode of Bay State Forum focuses on what Massachusetts should do now about health care in the face of so much uncertainty. Obamacare was modeled after RomneyCare, which was adopted by Massachusetts in 2006 to move toward universal healthcare for all. What happens if there is no longer a federal requirement that all people have to buy insurance? Or if people with pre-existing conditions... more
May 16, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My Public Comment is on CMAI#s 678910; ARL#s 16-101,17-4,17-27-28, 17-35, and all other agenda items that relate to Homelessness. I hope the City Manager’s (CM) diversity requirements in the future will be reflecting the presents of some of the city’s finest members of the homeless sector and... more
Apr 29, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, I’m Hasson Rashid and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. Last year I made a similar presentation concerning the City Manager’s (CM) Fiscal Year 2017 Budget entitled “Locking Out and Exclusionary of Cambridge, MA Homelessness Sector and Mosaic.” I feel that nothing has changed in this new budget as far as enriching and improving the lives, and shaping the future... more
Mar 25, 2017 Photos: 1) CHS President Tod Beaty 2) Speakers Ed Childs (left), Shaun Nichols (right) 3) Novartis 2012 construction on Massachusetts Avenue “How does it feel to be a member of one of the most revolutionary historical societies in the United States?” The tongue-in-cheek question, posed by Executive Director Marieka Van Damme at the Cambridge Historical Society’s annual meeting on March 22,... more
Mar 7, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You All, 3/6/2017: I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is on the following agenda items CMA # 2; CAL#4; PORL#2,6;CR# 1;ARL#,17-4,. In looking at and analyzing the language of CMA# 2, as it refers to a dedication to preservation of affordable housing, and improving access to it, I’m trouble by the credibility of this agenda item... more
Feb 28, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You All, 2/27/2017 I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is on the following agenda items CMA I# 5; AWL I# 16-74; UB I# 9; AP I# 3; PORL I# 17,20; COF I#1; On today's agenda there are noticeable references to several zoning policy related items. I go on record in... more
Feb 16, 2017 Photos From Todays Event Website: volpemit.edu E-mail: volpemit@mit.edu Sarah Eusden Gallop seg@mit.edu Today (2/16/17) the Massachusetts Institute of Technology held two identical community meetings to discuss the redevelopment of the Volpe site. The first at 12 noon at MIT, and the second at 5:30 PM at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel in Kendal Square. -I would like it to be known today,... more
Feb 14, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. My Public Comment is relates to CMA Agenda Item # 5,6,7, 8; and CRT # 2, any other agenda items that relate to homelessness and poverty. I would like my public comment today to be added as an amendment to my proposal and petition, officially submitted previously, to create and... more
Jan 31, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody, I’m Hassan Rashid of 820 Massachusetts Avenue. My public comment today is on CMA I #8, and any other agenda item directly and indirectly related to Homelessness. I do not believe that this Needs Assessment conducted by TDC, and any of the others within the past years, ensure a thorough assessment of local community needs. When it comes to... more
Jan 28, 2017 Hasson Rashid's Public Comment at the Finance Committee Committee Meeting 1/25/2017 5:30 PM Sullivan Chamber, Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 is as Follows:http://cambridgema.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID... Peace and Sanity Be unto You, hello everybody, I'm Hasson Rashid, I would like to see the city's policy makers put money into... more
Jan 24, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody, i’m Hasson Rashid of 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment to day is about CMA 4; OTT. 5; POR1,6; CRT 1,2,3; and ARL 16-74, 16-99, 16-101, 102.. In all future official municipal delineation and deliberation, of the Medical Marijuana Zoning, Medical Marijuana Overlay Districts, Marijuana Dispensary, and relating arguments on Marijuana, let it... more
Jan 19, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, I’m Hasson Rashid a board member of The Alliance of Cambridge Tenants (ACT), the Cambridge Continuum of Care (CoC), and the producer and host of the Human Service and Information TV program at CCTV Cambridge, MA. I’m here today in support of a Homeless Trust Fund (HTF) and Homeless Trust Fund Advisory Task Force (HTFATF). I appreciate the opportunity to make this... more
Jan 12, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You. Hello Everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid of 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my Public Comment is on Charter Right#2, On the Table# 6, and any other Agenda item that pertains to Homelessness. Negligence and Disrepair of Service Needs of Harvard Square’s Black American Historical Sites, Etc.: I think that the attention and corrective, applications of our municipal policy makers... more
Jan 5, 2017 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, I went on record several times in the past at city hall condemning the Foundry Building initiatives as a prescription for disaster. Now it is once again proven that I was right in my predictions. Look at the growing circumstance involving it now. It is a disaster. What has so far been done with the public funds and tax payers money infused into the Foundry Building... more
Dec 22, 2016 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello Everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid of 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is about agenda items, Calendar On the Table item # 6; Policy Order Resolution # 2;, and Awaiting Report List Items # 16-47, and any other item on the agenda that pertains to homelessness. When we look at the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA), we find that it is a direct and... more
Dec 13, 2016 The The "Economic Development and University Relations Committee," of the Cambridge City Hall conducted a public hearing this evening to discuss recent and anticipated developments projects will conduct a public hearing to discuss recent and anticipated development projects and commercial and institutional and commercial and leasing in Harvard Square, and how such changes may affect the future... more
Dec 5, 2016 Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, and I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue, my public comment is on agenda item #6 from The Calendar and any other agenda item that relates to homelessness.I remember going on record in the past here at city hall condemning the Foundry Building Initiatives, as a prescription for disaster. Was I right, look at the growing circumstance... more
Nov 22, 2016 Hello Everybody, Peace and Sanity Be Unto You, My public comment is on CRA I# 1,6; CRT I# 3; ARI# 16-71; CRTI#7, and any other agenda item that relates to Homelessness. Cambridge's Inclusionary Zoning Lacks Provisons for the Homeless,Very and Extremely Low Income Individuals and Families! The mark was missed in “Inclusionary Housing Provisions” when all though of formulating, including, and... more
Nov 22, 2016 This episode was recorded exactly one week from the November 8th election that resulted in the defeat of Hillary Clinton - even though she won the popular vote-- and the improbable victory – to many of us – of one Donald Trump. Full disclosure – Barbara worked hard for HRC and thinks control of all branches of government in the hands of right wing conservatives with Trump at the helm is cause... more

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