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CULTURE

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Meet Wilgens Metelus

CCTV Youth Media Trainer is an artist in all senses of the word...

Wilgens Metelus is a familiar face at CCTV.  When he's most visible, you'll see him carrying a camera, doing man-on-the-street style interviews, asking locals to wish their loved ones a happy holiday or asking kids to describe their Halloween outfit.  It's when Wilgen is less visible that he's doing his most important work as a youth trainer for CCTV's Youth Media Program.  In between he's a multi-media artist open to experiment with a wide variety of genres.

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Traversing Cambridge

Take a 'you day' and explore Cambridge with this mini map of ideas!

Imagine this. You wake up to the sound of birds chirping, the sun shining on your face, and a full day ahead of you. Only thing is, you have no plans. You try ringing a few friends to see if they want to take advantage of this beautiful day with you, but they all decline, citing ‘work’ or ‘going to the dentist.’ You find this strange because its a Saturday, but what do you know, some people are very passionate about maintaing healthy teeth.

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Can We Build a New Bicycle & Pedestrian Path through Cambridge?

The Grand Junction Trail Is On Track

I recently attended a hearing held by the City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee on the future of the Grand Junction rail right of way through Cambridge. The theme was to further explore the idea of creating a bicycle and pedestrian path through eastern Cambridge. The tracks run from behind the Twin Cities shopping center in East Cambridge, through Kendall Square, MIT, and Cambridgeport to the Cottage Farm (B.U.) bridge over the Charles River.

Anime Boston 2015: A Cambridge Perspective

The World's Largest Anime Convention In New England Was this past Weekend.

This past week Anime Boston, the largest Anime convention in New England, was held in the Hynes Convention center on 900 Boylston Street, Boston. This convention celebrates Japanese animation and the people who love it in a three day huge event that includes concerts, celebrity and industry guests, and fan created content.

Homeless Woman shares her story

I went out on the streets of Cambridge to hear people's stories, this is one of them.

In Central Square I approached a couple, (pictured above) and asked them their story. The woman told me their names were Jacquelyn Avery and Francis Lambert, and that he was her fiancée. Jacquelyn was ecstatic that I was taking interest in the homeless.

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Poetic voices educate & liberate!

Artists speak out against violence in Cambridge

Cambridge, MA - Friday March 27th 6:30 p.m., I attended Poetry Matters: Voices Against Violence at the Out Of The Blue Too Gallery. It was a an event featuring poet laureates both locally and from across the state. The featured poets included Brenda Walcott, Askia Touré, Tony Van Der Meer, Everett Hoagland, Soul Brown, Neil Calendar, Tontongi, Jill Netchinsky and Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges along with visual artistry courtesy of Aldo Tambellini presented by Anna Salamone.

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Artist Profile: Jana Corrado

I asked local artist Jana Corrado a few questions about her work and what inspires her art. She exhibited some of her work at the YWCA Cambridge for the month of March. Read more to learn all about Jana!

Can you give me a brief bio of who you are and how you came to make art?

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Can February March? No, but April May!

Warm weather is near, so there best be a Spring in your step! If you’re blanking on some fun outdoor activities to do this summer look no further for a few fun ideas to inspire you.

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Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline in Cambridge

Jay Blitzman speaks at Cambridge Public Library

I had the good fortune to be able to attend the talk given by Jay Blitzman on Tuesday March 23, 2015 at the Main Library in Cambridge. Unfortunately, a previous commitment prevented me from seeing the entire program. Mr. Blitzman, the First Justice of the Middlesex County, MA Juvenile Court, spoke on the problem nationwide. He made the point that some very anti-intuitive things are going on in our country. Sixty years after Brown vs.

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Not for Nothin' Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

Interviews with Nonprofit Executive Directors