Summer is here and so is our next batch of media production classes. There are some great classes to sign up for! If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted tuition rates. You can find the online of all our classes here and below are the upcoming classes:
Michael Marshall went out for his usual afternoon jog in the Mystic River Reservation just upriver from Assembly Row - and was struck by the sight of "dozens, if not hundreds, of these large fish. All dead."
He says he reported the fish kill to DCR, adds: "There was also this strange orange boat with wheels churning the water. I wondered if that had anything to do with it." Read more.
Somerville yesterday asked a federal judge to keep the state from making it hand over the names, addresses and phone numbers of Somerville residents with parking permits to a Globe reporter. Read more.
Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...
Greater Somerville: Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief Fallon
Join Greater Somerville co-host, Joe Lynch, as he interviews Mayor Joe Curtatone and Police Chief David Fallon. They discuss the current race relations climate here in Somerville, statistics and lessons learned from Ferguson, MO, New York and elsewhere. This a three-part series that will air on SCATV Channel 3 and online.
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Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.
Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasnâ€™t changed much? The full line-up of videos will be announced late May. Community Vault proceeds will help support the mission of Somerville Community Access TV station--your local community media center.
State Representative Denise Provost is â€śappalledâ€ť with what is going on in Washington, DC.
The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration â€“ the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) â€“ could have severe impact on the state of Massachusetts and even on the City of Somerville.
Students and alumni associated with Tufts Climate Action ended a three-day sit-in of Tufts President Anthony Monacoâ€™s office on April 24th, claiming partial victory on their demand to meet with the administration to discuss why Tufts should divest from fossil fuel-related companies.
A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club, but itâ€™s being built â€“ in part â€“ with non-union labor, which is dividing the cityâ€™s usually tight progressive community.
The $11 million dollar project that will rise at 181 Washington Street
Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.
During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.
â€śOne is too many,â€ť Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN). â€śThink about the loss of potential to the community, how that effects the family, the immediate family. Itâ€™s devastating.â€ť
In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is â€śappalledâ€ť with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin and opioid epidemic and go to the cityâ€™s spring clean-up.
A federal appeals court today dismissed a suit brought against a firetruck manufacturer by the estate of a Somerville woman who was fatally struck by a hose nozzle flapping loose from the back of a Cambridge firetruck as she waited for it to pass in 2010. Read more.
You may have heard how police in Baltimore announced a "credible threat" by gangs to attack officers. Seems they put a bulletin to that effect up on a network used by police departments across the country. Patch, the former AOL hyperlocal network, immediately posted stories on its sites across eastern Massachusetts with headlines blaring:
'Credible threat' warning issued that gangs might target [name of town] police
'Credible threat' warning issued that gangs might target Medford police
J Tamarro spotted this DeLorean on Elm Street in Davis Square tonight.