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Nov 8, 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 Agenda items CMA # 8,11; and CR# 1, ARL 16 – 71,and any other agenda items that relate to homelessness and poverty. For City Policy makers to just now be coming forward with a proposal to engage in a feasibility study, to determine the efficacy of jobs... more
Nov 1, 2016 For the past year and a half, everyone has been talking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. It’s what you’ve been talking about with your friends and family, and it’s what the media has been talking about nonstop on air, online and in print. So what kind of impact has the media had on Election 2016? At CCTV's mini-conference on The Media and the Elections, held on October 22, 2016 at the... more
Oct 21, 2016 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm Peace and Sanity Be Unto You: The elitist are again at work hiding the truth from the public at large. The federal government is also at fault, it failed to enforce its housing mandates that included the rights of the homeless, poor, and other marginalized and disenfranchise segments of our community to be hosed at that the abandon Sullivan Court House... more
Sep 27, 2016 For the past year and a half, everyone has been talking about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. It's what you've been talking about with your friends and family, and it's what the media has been talking about nonstop on air, online and in print. So what kind of impact has the media had on Election 2016? Join Cambridge Community Television for a mini-conference on "The Media and the Election"... more
Sep 26, 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 CMA # 16; and CR# 1,2 and any other agenda items that relate to homelessness and poverty. Your saying here today, that your preparing to take take Vail Court by eminent domain, to create housing for seniors, transients, etc., It strange that you all... more
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 women in government. 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... 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

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