Politics & Government Production Gallery

May 22, 2015 Peace Be Unto You, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is at fault for allowing a sale of the Sullivan Court House to proceed, when it is actually in compliance violations, with the Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidation Plan, and its Reporting requirements. One federal mandate of Moving to Work (MTW) agencies, in which the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development(... more
May 21, 2015 MAY 18, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU: HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID, AND I RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE. ON MAY 2, A HOMELESS MAN WAS VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED, WHILE HE WAS SLEEPING IN HARVARD SQUARE. I THINK THAT VIOLENCE AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE HOMELESS SECTOR, SHOULD BE ENACTED INTO LAW, OR LEGISLATED AS A HATE CRIME. THAT ISN’T WHAT I’M HERE TODAY TO COMMENT ON, MY COMMENT WILL BE ABOUT ITEMS... more
May 11, 2015 At least 29 states post financial disclosure reports for lawmakers and other public officials on the Web, making it easy to see their investments and potential sources of conflicts with a few clicks. Most other states make the filings readily available for free to those who show up in person. But not Massachusetts, which has set up a virtual gantlet to see the filings, even though the whole point... more
May 1, 2015 A bad health teacher has trouble getting his class to pay attention. Produced by Abby Lafontant, Wenderly Daudier, Josue Cardoza and Midori Reardon during the School Year Production Program Spring 2015. Produced for the “THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!” student video contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund. more
May 1, 2015 President Barack Obama (Cliff Lucien) explains the importance of protecting the rights of immigrant youth. Produced by Neverson Nherisson, Yanka Petri, Cliff Lucien and Mathew Ferreira during the School Year Production Program Spring 2015. Produced for the “THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!” student video contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund. more
Apr 15, 2015 CCTV's proposal, Vote Strong: The Cambridge Voter Portal, has been chosen as one of 45 semi-finalists in the 2015 Knight News Challenge. There were over 1000 entries in the challenge, which asks the question "How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?" We have until Monday, April 20 at 5pm to refine the proposal - the Knight team will... more
Apr 1, 2015 Here is a roundup of what could pass for news in Cambridge, if proper journalistic standards were applied : 1. At the City Council meeting last Monday, a public comment session was held, and nobody had anything to say. In a Council order passed unanimously, the Council voted to send a letter to Bob LaTremouille requesting that he make frequent appearances to fill the vacuum. 2. Councillor... more
Mar 29, 2015 Over the years there have been many proposals to improve the Red Line. Completed projects include the extension from Harvard to Alewife and the lengthening of all Red Line platforms. Since 1994, when the last new Red Line cars arrived, there have been no major improvements to the physical plant. Old rail cars have been rebuilt, and display boards with clocks have been installed. Service has... more
Mar 28, 2015 Lead photo: Voters at the table fill out ballots. Isabel Luciano, in back by the door, wearing a black PB t-shirt, was one of the volunteers directing traffic at the Participatory Budget voting Saturday at the Community Center at 5 Callender Street in Riverside. Photo at right, l. to r.: Paul Creedon, Paige Clunie, and Michelle Monsegur handed out ballots and information. The people at this... more
Mar 17, 2015 Two proposed by-law amendments will be voted on at the CCTV Annual Meeting, to be held April 22, 2015, beginning at 6PM. Those who have been Access Members for at least 30 days may vote. Following is the text of each proposed amendment: WHEREAS, Article 2, Section 6 of the by-laws require: “A written notice of every annual or special meeting of the Corporation, stating the place, date, hour and... more
Mar 10, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY/ I'M HASSON RASHID IN REGARDS TO THE CITY’S PROPOSAL TO DISPOSE OF A LONG-TERM LEASE HOLD IN THE FOUNDRY BUILDING PROPERTY, THE RIGHTS OF OUR HOMELESSNESS SECTOR AND MOSAIC, MUST BE RESPECTED. THE FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, MAKES REFERENCE TO AVAILABLE CITY PROPERTIES, ETC., TO BE USED TO HELP IN THE WORK OF EASING AND ERADICATING HOMELESSNESS. WHAT YOUR DOING... more
Mar 8, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO TO YOU, (3/2/15). I’M HASSON RASHID, RESIDING AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, MY PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY IS IN REGARDS TO AGENDA ITEMS ( UNFINISHED BUSINESS# 15; POLICY ORDER AND RESOLUTION LIST I#2). THE FOUNDRY BUILDING (FB) IS A SUITABLE CITY OWNED PROPERTY, A VACANT FACILITY, CATEGORIZED AS UNDERUTILIZED, EXCESS OR SURPLUS, AND I GO ON THE RECORD STATING THAT IT SHOULD BE DONATED FOR... more
Mar 3, 2015 CCTV is seeking nominees for its Board of Directors. CCTV is governed by a Board of Directors that includes both appointed and elected seats. This year, there will be 6 elected openings on the Board, which will be filled at the Annual Meeting. 2 of the 6 will be one-year terms for Member Representatives; 1 will be a one-year full board seat and the remaining 3 will be full two-year seats.... more
Feb 24, 2015 PEACE BE UNTO TO YOU FEBRUARY 23,2015 MY PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY IS IN REGARDS TO: CALENDAR IT#2; UNFINISHED BUSINESS I#13, AWAITING REPORT LIST I# 15-03, AND POLICY ORDER RESOLUTION LIST I#1. TODAY I’M STILL CONCERNED ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR OUR CHRONIC ADULT HOMELESSNESS SUB-POPULATION AND ITS MOSAIC. RECENT STUDIES AND... more
Feb 19, 2015 Cities in the United States have a long history of criminalizing the public presence of people they consider undesirable. In the late 1800s, Southern cities established “sundown towns,” laws that restricted black people from being outside after sunset. Throughout the 19th century, cities ratified “ugly laws,” banning people who were diseased or deformed from being outside. During the Great... more
Feb 12, 2015 Peace Be Unto You, I would like for you to take a look at my new petition project, and if "God is Willing" please help in the process of procuring signatures on it.The purpose is to convince and persuade the City of Cambridge, MA to convert city own land and facility (The Foundry Building) into a full multipurpose human service center for affordable homeless housing. Your input is important to... more
Feb 5, 2015 Since last summer, an expanding group of critics has been taking aim at proposals to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston. Only this year have they been able to have much success in slowing the media blitz of a well organized campaign to build public and coalition support. The primary advocacy has come from a committee called Boston 2024. It is dominated by private developers and... more
Feb 3, 2015 The City of Cambridge pledges and promises as drawn out in the document and supportive municipal, issued literature to end homelessness, Its disheartens me to have found out and say that it is not working. I advocate to turn the tables on the weaning Cambridge's "Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness," the city must make available the current city own Foundry Building land and facility, for the... more
Jan 31, 2015 Cambridge,MA City Council Meeting, JANUARY 29,2015 PEACE BE UNTO YOU, HELLO EVERYBODY, I’M HASSON RASHID, AND RESIDE AT 820 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE. MY PUBLIC COMMENT IS IN REGARDS TO ITEM# 24 OF THE CITY MANAGER’S AGENDA, ITEMS# 5 AND 14 CALANDAR TABLE: THUS FAR NO ONE, BUT MYSELF HAS COME FORWARD, PUBLICLY TO IDENTIFY THE FOUNDRY BUILDING AS A RESOURCE, THAT CAN BE DIRECTED TOWARDS ADDRESSING AND... more
Jan 29, 2015 by @SarahCortes- Barry Nolan, Communications Director with the US Congress Joint Economic Committee in Washington DC, met today in the Rotunda of the US Congress with Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who represents Cambridge. Nolan, on the Board of Emerge Abuser Education in Cambridge, spoke with Markey about domestic violence and abuser education programs. Emerge, the first abuser education program... more
Jan 22, 2015 December 6, 2014, Cambridge native Earl Williams, co-founder of GOODMENGANG Foundation along with co-founder and wife Rosa Rodriguez-Williams, moderated and facilitated an intergenerational forum and discussion on race and authority. The event was held at the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library. It featured a multi-media presentation, spoken word, panel discussion, and local area... more

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