By - 4/9/15 - 9:30 am

Yes, it's an official thing, with a mayoral proclamation and everything. Vanyaland explains.

By - 4/4/15 - 5:41 pm
Pikachu in Boston's Prudential Center

The kidlet and I made our annual trek to the Pru to check out the costumes for Anime Boston. As always, it didn't disappoint, except for maybe the fact there were no Tron characters.

Thousands of costumed con goers flitted through both the Hynes and the Pru, where they mixed with bemused tourists and a few little kids, who found themselves watching an impromptu parade.

By - 4/4/15 - 1:13 pm
League of Legends cosplayers at the Prudential Center in Boston

The John Lee is photographing Anime Boston folks at the Pru today, including this pair of League of Legends cosplayers.

By - 4/3/15 - 12:58 pm

April 26 at the Midway Cafe, along with the Space Lady, Absolute Paradise and Duck That.

Via Ethan Long.

By - 4/3/15 - 10:36 am

Eileen McNamara argues that "Dorchester’s most famous former racist thug" is the last person who should direct a movie about the bombings and that Ed Davis should have resisted the urge to get involved.

By - 4/3/15 - 9:38 am
Missing from the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline

The Coolidge Corner Theatre reports somebody stole a photo off the wall of its basement lobby. But not just any photo:

The photo is of the graffiti artists from the movie WILD STYLE when they were here at the Coolidge decorating the alley wall, and is an important piece of our history. The picture is a color photo in a black frame with a white mat, about 20" x 22".

By - 3/26/15 - 8:26 pm

SCATV's Potluck & Lecture Series presents: The Business of Filmmaking

In the spirit of collaboration & community, please join us for our next Potluck and Lecture Series on Monday, March 30th at 7pm. It is free and open to the general public.

We will hear from Matt Martino of SVG Films LLC, and the director of "Chainsaw Maidens from Hell." He will talk about his horror film, the business of filmmaking and how you can be successful in the film industry today even if you don’t have a Hollywood-size budget. He will even screen a sneak peak into his new film.

By - 3/26/15 - 7:45 am

Marty Walsh held a Twitter chat yesterday, and answered one of the more pressing issues of the day:

Oh, and look: Somebody has started an online petition to rename the Zakim Bridge the Leonard P. Zayn Malik Bridge.

By - 3/21/15 - 6:50 pm

Local singer Louie Bello reports he was on his way back from SXSW on JetBlue when one of the flight attendants asked him to get on the PA and sing a song.

By - 3/19/15 - 10:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board recently voted to issue a warning to TD Garden for overcrowding in between two Garth Brooks concerts on Jan. 24.

The warning has no immediate effect on anything, but the board could use it as justification for more severe action should the Garden be charged with a similar offense in the future.

By - 3/19/15 - 8:38 am
Black-clad dancers in Boston's South Station

There are some things you just shouldn't be seeing first thing in the morning at South Station, and Serena Tang reports this group of black-clad symbolic cats is one of them. And she reports they could sense her get-away-from-me-ness:

They started meowing at me.

By - 3/18/15 - 4:11 pm
Replica 1978 BPD cruiser in South Boston

Eileen Murphy today is taking in the shooting of a scene for an ABC pilot about women cops in Boston in 1978.

By - 3/16/15 - 11:33 pm
Broad Squad notice hanging in South Boston

Steve Schult noticed this notice on K Street tonight about a pilot ABC plans to film in South Boston about Boston's first crop of women cops in the 1970s. Deadline Hollywood describes the premise:

By - 3/10/15 - 12:15 pm

TD Garden officials found themselves before the Boston Licensing Board today, apologizing for being helpless in the face of a force like Garth Brooks.

More specifically, they were there to answer a police citation for "failure to disperse patrons in a safe, timely and orderly fashion" on the night of Jan. 24. Police say the area around and under the Garden - in particular, North Station - was so full of people exiting one Garth Brooks concert and people waiting to enter the next that the result was pedestrian gridlock that kept innocent commuters just trying to get home on commuter rail from getting to their trains on time.

By - 3/9/15 - 4:04 pm

Rise is announcing it will shut for good at the end of April.

As many of you know, our lease expired several years ago and we have been open since on borrowed time.

It’s been an amazing run of over 16 years which is rare in the club business and even rarer for a club that never served a drop of alcohol. ...

I know I speak for the entire RISE staff (past and present) when I say how much we all appreciate each and every one of you who come and dance and socialize in the wee hours of the night in the sleepy town called Boston.

By - 3/7/15 - 9:22 am
Time travel in Jamaica Plain

Spotted yesterday on the side of the South Street tiny free library.

By - 3/6/15 - 11:31 pm
Guys with boxes on their heads at Pax East in Boston

Macleodphoto ambled about the Pax East show at the South Boston convention center today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 3/4/15 - 5:53 pm

Programming Spotlights: Watch on Ch.3 or online
Here are some SCATV programs featured for March. All shows are also streamed live on our website at www.scatvsomerville.org/watch.

By - 3/4/15 - 5:48 pm

Upcoming SCATV Media Classes
Spring is almost here, SCATV community! The next batch of media production classes are now available for registration. If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted rates for taking our media education courses. REGISTER HERE!

Here is the list:

By - 3/4/15 - 5:17 pm

The Somerville Community Access Television team conducted a series of interviews with regional filmmakers in the greater Boston area during Boston Indie Mafia’s Hob Nob Social event at the Arts at the Armory. Below is the playlist of all the interviews with clips from their respective film. For more information about upcoming Hob Nob Socials, visit this website.