Politics & Government Production Gallery

Sep 22, 2015 This campaign piece was recorded by Cambridge Community Television in an effort to educate its viewers on their choices in the upcoming election on November 3, 2015. You can see all of CCTV's candidate videos here:http://www.cctvcambridge.org/candidates more
Sep 22, 2015 This campaign piece was recorded by Cambridge Community Television in an effort to educate its viewers on their choices in the upcoming election on November 3, 2015. You can see all of CCTV's candidate videos here:http://www.cctvcambridge.org/candidates more
Sep 22, 2015 This campaign piece was recorded by Cambridge Community Television in an effort to educate its viewers on their choices in the upcoming election on November 3, 2015. You can see all of CCTV's candidate videos here:http://www.cctvcambridge.org/candidates more
Sep 10, 2015 Anyone from across the Cambridge community who has a stake in the issue of homelssness is warmly invited to join the conversation and lend their voice. You can come for as little or as much as you like: whether for one session or all three. Check attachment for information on discussion areas, dates, and times. All session will be facilitated by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) and... more
Sep 8, 2015 Hello Cantabridgians, I hope to find you having enjoyed a beautiful Labor day weekend. For those who don’t know me, my name is Ilan Levy, I live on Spring st in East Cambridge. I’ve been in Cambridge for 12 years and have been an on/off activist for 10 years. I’m also very proud to say I was one of small group of neighbor reporter at the initial launch of CCTV neighbor media in 2007, and have... more
Aug 20, 2015 OTHER INTERESTING CAMBRIDGE NEWS ITEMS: (See Attachments) License Commission chairwoman resigns, leaving position open after 20-month term Kadete runs again for School Committee, noting experience as student in district Federal government’s Volpe site partner will need $500 million to build in Kendall Terrorism program feared to watch, ‘rate’ families draws Thursday press conference School... more
Aug 3, 2015 The following is my public testimony given at the "Joint Committee on Housing" Public Hearing on July 28,2015, held at the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill: PUBLIC COMMENT/JULY 28, 2015 BILL#1129, Pignatelli: I support Bill# 1129 and urge our legislative policy makers to support it also. This bill if successfully enacted would help make it illegal for private businesses, public... more
Aug 3, 2015 Cambridge Charrette on Homelessness Join the conversation about homelessness in Cambridge this September. When? September 15, 9am-5pm September 16, 9am-5pm September 18, 9:30-11:30am Watch for more detailed agendas, including locations. What is a "charrette"?A charrette is a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions. Questions?... more
Jul 30, 2015 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Department of Housing and Urban Development DHCD) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held a public hearing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 10:00 Am to 11:00am, about the Draft FY 2015 – 2019 HUD Consolidated Plan and Draft FY 2015 Action Plan for CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA. It was in accordance with the provisions of Title 24 – Department of Housing and Urban... more
Jul 25, 2015 SUMMARY United for Homes is the campaign to fund the National Housing Trust Fund with revenue raised from modifications to the mortgage interest deduction. The Problem: THE SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING We all need a decent, affordable home. Yet today, in communities across America, millions are without this basic necessity. For every 100 extremely low income renter households in the United... more
Jul 13, 2015 Three Cases of Exclusion of the Homeless Sector: Peace Be Unto You, There are three cases of non-compliance to federal mandates, laws, and rights of the homeless sector and mosaic occurring here in Cambridge, MA. The authorities (federal, state, local) have demonstrated violations of “Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandates pertaining to homelessness. 1. The first case involves the... more
Jul 4, 2015 For many people Independence Day is a time for a Pops concert along the Charles River, for fireworks, music and good times. By contrast, the real July 4 action in 1776 was a time of conflict and anger. An unloved monarch, King George III, had already condemned and cast out those American renegades. In modern parlance, the Declaration of Independence was a way of saying, “OK, rascal King, if... more
Jun 27, 2015 “We’re working to develop a set of recommendations for the city on what we can actually do about homelessness,” Ellen Semonoff (at center in photo at right) told a gathering of about 20 people at the Cambridge Community Center Thursday evening, June 25. Ms. Semonoff is Assistant City Manager for the City of Cambridge's Department of Human Service Programs. With her in the photo are Mike Payack,... more
Jun 23, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID, AND I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, TODAY, I’M HERE TO COMMENT ON “AWAITING REPORT LIST ITEM# 15-03,15-53; AND COMMUNICATION # ITEM#1, AND ANY OF THE OTHER ITEMS ON TODAYS AGENDA THAT I MAY HAVE MISSED ANNOUNCING.” ON JUNE 16, 2015 THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC BUILDINGS, AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF THE HOUSE... more
Jun 17, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU, I’M HASSON RASHID, I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE. MY RECOMMEND FOR A COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT FUNDING PROJECT FOR APPROVAL, IS CONTINUATION OF A PROJECT THAT I SUBMITTED IN THE RECENT PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING (PB) PROCESS FOR CONSIDERATION, THAT DID NOT MAKE THE CUT, INTO THE FINAL SELECTION FOR PB FUNDING. THE PROJECT WAS A REQUEST FOR FUNDING TO HIRE A CONSULTANT... more
Jun 17, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID, I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETT AVENUE. TODAY MY PUBLIC COMMENT IS ON CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA ITEMS # 21,22, 23, 24; CALENDAR ITEMS #1; AWAITNG REPORTS ITEM# 15-03 (14-113), 15-53; AND ANY OTHER AGENDA ITEMS PERTAINING TO HOMELESSNESS,POVERTY CONCERNS AND ISSUES. IN REGARDS TO PREPARING APPROPRIATE ZONING LANGUAGE FOR RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE... more
Jun 11, 2015 The meeting of the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, June 9, was of compelling interest though attendance was light – about 20 people including presenters and CNA officers. Boston Olympics Organizing Committee members Nikko Mendoza (right) and Peter Campot (left) reported on a pending proposal to make Boston and surrounding area the official U.S. candidate to host the 2024... more
Jun 6, 2015 Peace Be Unto You, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ANOTHER ACT OF EXCLUSION OF THE HOMELESS SECTOR,IS TRANSPIRING IN, OUR MIDST, RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, IN REGARDS TO THE VOLPE CENTER. IN REALITY THE VACANT PROPERTY AND FACILITIES, AT THE VOLPE CENTER,REPRESENTS A REAR GOD SENT OPPORTUNITY AS A PLACE, SUITABLE,THAT CAN HELP FILL THE VACUUM THAT EXIST IN CAMBRIDGE FOR HOMELESS HOUSING. THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL... more
Jun 3, 2015 It’s back! After a successful pilot PB process, the City is kicking off its second PB process in June 2015. This time, the City is setting aside $600,000 from the FY17 Capital Budget for project ideas to improve the community. We are shifting the timeline of the second PB cycle to make the process easier for Budget Delegates, City staff, and other community members. Please visit our website to... more
Jun 2, 2015 I’M HASSON RASHID, I RESIDE AT 820 MASACHUSETS AVENUE. MY PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY IS ABOUT THE CITY MANAGERS.AGENDA ITEMS # 10,13,14;POLICY ORDER RESOLUTION ITEM# 15-53, AND ANY OTHER AGENDA ITEMS THAT REFERS TO HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY, ISSUES IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, MA. RECENTLY A GROUP OF HOMELESSNESS AND LOW INCOME AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVOCATES AND COALITIONS, CONVERGED ON THE BOSTON CITY... more
Jun 1, 2015 Over a hundred supporters, volunteers, and friends gathered on May 28 at the Microsoft NERD (New England Research and Development) Center at 1 Memorial Drive to mark the 20th anniversary of On The Rise, Inc. The local day program, based at 341 Broadway, aids women who are homeless or in crisis. The Microsoft Center’s panoramic view over the Charles River provided a dramatic backdrop as On The... more

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