Nicole Belanger

Worcester MA
I coordinate Public Relations for NOFA/Mass (Northeast Organic Food Association), helping promote advocacy and educational opportunities around production and access to organic food in the state. Previously, I was the Community Media and Technology Coordinator for CCTV. I am passionate about...
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May 13, 2013 - 5:39pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Saul Tannenbaum reports on intelligence sharing and its impact on Cambridge : "Intelligence About Tsarnaev Not Shared with Cambridge Police." Maurice Wilkey covers several events kicking off the Together Festival: "Together opens its fest with a motherful spectacular big-bang! (pt 1)" and "Together opens its fest with a motherful spectacular big-bang! (pt 2)." Chris Herold interviews activists protesting Harvard Square Gap store after recent factory collapse [with video]: "Bangladesh Worker Supporters Picket the Gap." Bev Mire observes perpetual roadwork, reflecting on delays and her impression that the number of sites is causing chaos on the roads: "Roadwork!" Sarah Hill reports on efforts to raise funds in tight deadline to winterize community center gym and more: "Cambridge Community Center Plans Major Renovation." Saul Tannenbaum covers lecture given by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "Shaun Donovan's Shameful Message: Accept Austerity." Saul Tannenbaum captures the May 4th citizen journalism... read more
April 30, 2013 - 3:57pm To celebrate CCTV's 25th Anniversary, we are offering a free, one-year Access Membership to any Cambridge resident who has not yet been a CCTV member. You heard us right, yes FREE! Help us spread the word! This offer is available from May 1-May 25th! Come by to pick up an Access Member application at CCTV's studio at 438 Massachusetts Ave in Central Square, or download an application from http://cctvcambridge.org/node/16471 Orientations for new members (required prior to enrolling in classes) will be held on May 6 or June 3, beginning at 6:30PM. *Access Membership includes $100 worth of classes, free use of CCTV’s equipment and facilities for the production of programming for CCTV’s channels, and free access to the computer lab. read more
April 9, 2013 - 8:40pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Join us for free upcoming half-day forum, Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism and Grassroots Media, to be held May 4 at Cambridge Public Library. Chris Herold covers worker efforts to unionize at Le Meridien Hotel: "Workers & Activists Protest Le Meridien Hotel." Solomon Abrams poetically describes a recent experience: "Stopping by Harvard on a Rainy Evening." Sarah Hill reports on possible locations and issues for the MLK Mural: "MLK School Reconstruction: An Uncertain Fate for the MLK Mural." Beverly Mire highlights upcoming urban bike safety class: "Why We Live Here: City Offers Teen Bike Safety." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by madprime, available under a Creative Commons license). read more
April 2, 2013 - 8:24pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Join us for free upcoming half-day forum, Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism and Grassroots Media, to be held May 4 at Cambridge Public Library. Saul Tannenbaum writes about last week's Harvard Sports Law Symposium, during which sports and entertainment corporations talked about their business and legal strategies: "Sports & Law: The Corporate View of the Fan." Beverly Mire covers the celebration of the completion of the second section of the Mass Ave Novartis mural project: "Why We Live Here: Community Art Center." Frank Morris reports on the changes made by Porter Square Books since it opened in 2004, and what the community's hopes are for future owners: "Porter Square Books Turns Page, Goes Up for Sale." Joan Squeri provides a glimpse into the recent Farm Share Fair, its new space and enthusiastic participants: "Third Annual Farm Share Fair Wins Customers for New England Farmers at Cambridge College." Saul Tannenbaum highlights concerns from local communities, including... read more
March 19, 2013 - 5:29pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Sarah Hill reports on why the MLK school is being rebuilt and what community impacts can be expected due to demolition, slated to begin in April: "MLK School Reconstruction: Demolition Phase to Begin." Joan Squeri reviews film 'A Seat at the Table' and also provides her take on the hunger epidemic: " Movie Review - A Place at the Table: One Nation Underfed." Beverly Mire writes about the soon to come to Cambridge Pedi-Cab rides, to be piloted this summer: "Are You Ready For Pedi?" Saul Tannenbaum covers MIT campus memorial for deceased internet activist, Aaron Swartz: "MIT Holds Memorial for Aaron Swartz as Attorneys Seek Release of Documents." Stephen Kaiser reflects on activism in Cambridge and shares his take how things have changed over the last 40 years : "Whatever Happened to the Peoples Republic of Cambridge?" Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get... read more
March 15, 2013 - 3:30pm See what CCTV members are working on, offer them feedback, get ideas, and connect with others in our community. This month we’ll feature the work of CCTV Producer Shalhavit Cohen, who is re-packaging academic research and lectures on happiness into interactive games and fun animated videos. Come be part of the CCTV community! Refreshments provided read more
March 8, 2013 - 3:59pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Chris Herold tells the tale of an East Cambridge neighborhood cat and those who interact with it: "Eco-Log: The Weather is Weird." Frank Morris tells the tale of an East Cambridge cat and its friends in the neighborhood: "A Fluff Piece: Curious Cantabrigians Find Friendship, Familiarity in Storefront Feline." Catherine Pina describes 80 years of Cambridge through her own mother, June's, story, who was born in Cambridge in 1933: "My Mother's Lifelong Journey Through Cambridge." Mary Holbrow writes about the recent trial of a man accused of a 2010 Cambridgeport crime: "Fingerprint Evidence in Colono Trial" & "Colono Found Guilty." Sarah Hill covers local efforts to ban plastic grocery bags, detailing shortcomings of the proposed ban and how other cities have made such programs a success: "Paper vs. Plastic vs. Practical: Cambridge Considers a Plastic Bag Ban." Sarah Hill shares her tips of the trade for having fun, and being neighborly, while getting your sled on: "Sled-iquette." Saul Tannenbaum reports on the... read more
February 26, 2013 - 3:15pm Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm at Cambridge Community Television CCTV offers weekly computer assistance from a friendly volunteer that provides individualized and flexible help with job searching, resume writing, online job applications, computer skills, and more. Work alone or with a group to learn more about computers. UPCOMING MINI LESSONS The following mini lesson will be offered at 4pm during each weekly session March 5 Introduction to Browsing the Internet March 12 Sending and Receiving Email Attachments March 19 Using Keywords to Search Job Sites March 26 Formatting Your Cover Letter This drop-in program is FREE for all job seekers! Come anytime. No sign up needed. All job seekers welcome. read more
February 26, 2013 - 3:11pm Mondays 10am – 12pm at Cambridge Community Television Our friendly staff is here to help with your basic computer needs, like learning computers, using different software applications, scanning photos, staying in touch with family and friends, and more! UPCOMING MINI-LESSONS (held every Monday at 11am) March 4 - Cutting and Pasting Skills March 11 - How to Save & Update Computer Files March 18 - Google Drive & Google Docs March 25 - Organizing Your Email Inbox The first two visits to Computers for Seniors are free. After two visits, this program is free for CCTV Members. Membership is $25 per year for those over 60. Have questions or need more information? Please contact Nicole at 617-401-4007. CCTV is located in the heart of Cambridge’s Central Square at 438 Massachusetts Avenue. read more
February 22, 2013 - 4:16pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Beverly Mire memorializes Eitan Stern-Robbins, a CRLS graduate with whom Beverly worked at MIT/Terrascope Youth Radio, who recently passed away: "Learning To Say 'Was.'" Lori Jobe reports on serious safety concerns for bicyclists and pedestrians in Central Square: "Central Square, Cyclists and Pedestrians, Beware!" Susana Segat captures the Cambridge Fire Department's recent Dive Rescue Team training for the ice diving certification at Fresh Pond: "A Winter Dip." Mary Holbrow discovers the history and pride displayed by local youth in the first phase Mass Ave Novartis construction site mural: "Mural on Massachusetts Avenue." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by Chris Devers, available under a Creative Commons license). read more
February 15, 2013 - 4:08pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Susana Segat documents the playful ways city residents enjoyed the blizzard: "Post-Blizzard Play" and the city's beauty when covered with freshly fallen snow: "Blizzard Photos: Mass Ave From Walden St to Harvard Square." Siobhan Bredin interviews Cambridge Arts Council's Jason Weeks about current and upcoming arts exhibitions, performances, events, and opportunities: "February 2013 Arts Preview." Mary Holbrow captures house sparrows frantically vying for a good space at the bird feeder during our recent blizzard: "Fighting It Out at the Feeder." Saul Tannenbaum reports on differences in Cambridge and Boston's tech solutions to snow removal: "Three Reasons Why Boston Handles Snow Better Than Cambridge." Mark Jaquith braves the wild weather to provide a glimpse into East Cambridge right after last weekend's massive snow storm storm: "Snow in East Cambridge February 9, 2013." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV's CambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send... read more
February 15, 2013 - 3:30pm Curious what CCTV members are up to? Come join us for our Work in Progress Screening Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. This month we will be featuring the work of CCTV Producer Bernie J. Enjoy some time socializing and help Bernie polish his video about Acadia National Park in Maine. All are welcome! There are three things that need doing when you're at Acadia; travel the 27-mile Loop road, ride on some of the 45-miles of carriage roads and visit the quite side of the Park, Schoodic Peninsula. Experienced professional guide, Bernie Jwaszewski, will be presenting sights and sounds of these three major Park attractions. More about the presenter... Bernie has crisscrossed the country in his RV motorhome, and to date hasworked in six (6) of our great National Parks the likes of Acadia, Glacier, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Zion, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore either as a professional guide or as a National Park Ranger. The first year of his National Parks life was at Glacier Park in Montana where he lived on the Blackfeet Indian reservation, and drove one of the Parks historic open top “Red” buses in the Park. read more
February 10, 2013 - 6:13pm Want to know what's happening in Cambridge news? Tune in to see what citizen journalists with CCTV's NeighborMedia are reporting about this Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm on CCTV channel 9. Beverly Mire will interview muralist David Fichter about his work and the plans for moving the MLK School mural. Siobhan Bredin will talk about the Cambridge Public Library's effort to get Cantabrigians to write Wikipedia articles about the city… and much more. read more
February 7, 2013 - 2:05pm Host your own TV show and make media around issues that affect you and your community. CCTV offers television time, training and access to our production equipment. Sound interesting? You can do it all by becoming a CCTV member. The first step is to attend an orientation to learn all about becoming a member, the facilities, equipment and training that are available, member policies, and more. Hope to see you there! This orientation is offered by Cambridge Community Television, at its new Central Square studios at 438 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA. All comers welcome; no registration required. For information, please contact CCTV directly by phone: 617-661-6900. read more
February 1, 2013 - 4:44pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Mary Holbrow provides a glimpse into what looks like a fun celebration for a good cause: "1369 Coffee Houses Celebrate 20th Anniversary." Maurice Wilkey covers recent cultural events marking the life and time of Martin Luther King, Jr and other civil rights pioneers: "A View Inside The Mountaintop" & "Cambridge Commemorates & Celebrates the Life & Legacy of Civil Rights Legends." Saul Tannenbaum reports on the investigation of MIT JSTOR download by programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz "Did the Cambridge Police Bring the Federal Government into the Aaron Swartz Case?" Mary Holbrow profiles the recent awarding of funds raised for local non-profits by Cambridge Local First: "Think Local Thank Local Benefit Party." Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV'sCambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube... read more
January 29, 2013 - 4:25pm Join us for an open house information session Tuesday, January 29th, 7pm at CCTV. Learn journalism and multimedia skills, and report on important community issues by joining Cambridge Community Television’s NeighborMedia citizen journalism team. Correspondents are volunteers who cover stories happening in the city of Cambridge through blogging, photos, audio and video. No prior technical experience is needed as training will be provided, but an interest in Cambridge community issues and reporting on them is a must! CCTV Seeks Reporters to Cover these Underreported Topics: Music, Media, Neighborhood Events, Advocacy, Food, Tech, Local Government, Seniors, Education (Correspondents may choose to cover these or any local topic of interest to them.) A one-year commitment is preferred. Correspondents work with CCTV staff and a team of peers to identify story ideas, develop pieces and grow as reporters. People of all ages, backgrounds, experience levels and interests are encouraged to apply. Correspondents’ work is published to the NeighborMedia.org website, distributed trough social networks on the web, and shown on CCTV’s three cable channels. In addition to an outlet for their work... read more
January 25, 2013 - 8:52am This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Mary Holbrow tells us about the Mockingbird's southern origins, song-patterns and more: "Mockingbirds." Mark Jaquith details the struggles to create more urban open space and profiles one successful effort: "A New Pocket Park in East Cambridge." NeighborMedia is looking for new citizen journalists to join our team! Are you interested in learning about journalism and making media? Want to connect with others in Cambridge to cover local news, culture and events? Read on for details about our January 29th open house. Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV'sCambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by Leslee at Flickr, available under a Creative Commons license.) read more
January 18, 2013 - 5:47pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Beverly Mire reflects on the Martin Luther King, Jr. School mural and its future being in jeopardy: "Why We Live Here: The Dream Survives." Saul Tannenbaum reports on life and circumstances surrounding the death of programmer and Internet activist, Aaron Swartz "Aaron Swartz, Internet Activist, Dead at 26." NeighborMedia is looking for new citizen journalists to join our team! Are you interested in learning about journalism and making media? Want to connect with others in Cambridge to cover local news, culture and events? Read on for details about our January 29th open house. Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV'sCambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by Leslee at Flickr, available under a Creative Commons license.) read more
January 14, 2013 - 10:40am Curious what CCTV members are up to? Come join us for our Work in Progress Screening Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30 p.m. This month we will be featuring the work of students for CCTV's recent 'Advanced Documentary' class. Pieces to be screened include: - Erik Brown's "Hocumentary" about the 4th Allston roller hockey tournament and the man behind it. - More details on other videos coming soon! Each students will introduce his/her piece, screen it, then have the opportunity to ask questions and get feed back from the audience. The goal of a Work in Progress Screening is to help one another get constructive criticism to better our productions. Come be part of the CCTV community. We would love to get your input! Refreshments provided! If you are interested in showing your work at a future Work in Progress Screening, please contact Neha at 617.401.4013 or neha@cctvcambridge.org. read more
January 11, 2013 - 4:55pm This Week in NeighborMedia: a recap of the week's captivating Cambridge stories produced by NeighborMedia correspondents at Cambridge Community Television. Latest stories Saul Tannenbaum analyzes statistics about development issues in Central Square: "The Continued Deceptions of the Cambridge Residents Alliance." Lori Jobe profiles Out of the Blue Gallery, interviewing its owner about artists exhibited, its history and more: "Central Square, Keeping Biz Local at Out of the Blue Gallery." NeighborMedia is looking for new citizen journalists to join our team! Are you interested in learning about journalism and making media? Want to connect with others in Cambridge to cover local news, culture and events? Read on for details about our January 29th open house. Upcoming Cambridge Events For upcoming Cambridge events, or to post your own, visit CCTV'sCambridgeCalendar.org. Have a story idea? Send email to newstip (AT) cctvcambridge (DOT) org. Can't get enough NeighborMedia? Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Watch video on YouTube Subscribe to our RSS feed (Photo above by Leslee at Flickr, available under a Creative Commons license.) read more

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