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Cambridge City Council Candidates Forum Reveals Two Camps

Cambridge, Mass. – Eleven candidates at last Wednesday’s City Council Candidates Forum unanimously championed the need for more affordable housing in Cambridge. But incumbents and challengers running in the Nov. 3 election found little common ground in how to address this and other issues.

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Not for Nothin' with Reverend Irene Monroe

talk about the Pope's visit

Reverend Irene Monroe visits CCTV's new Live set to talk about the significance of the Pope's visit with Kim Davis.

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No 2 Nukes, Yes 2 Peace

Global Zero brings anti-nuclear message to Cambridge

The recently-founded Boston regional chapter of Global Zero, an anti-nuclear weapons organization, held its first official event on Saturday, Sept. 26.

“No 2 Nukes, Yes 2 Peace,” Mary Popeo says of the event, “is a concert rally held in conjunction with Physicians for Social Responsibility and Peace action.”

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Parking Day is happening this Friday!

This Friday, Sept. 18 is Parking Day, an international celebration in which metered parking spaces are transformed into miniature public places for the day. Cambridge has more parking spaces transformed than any other city in the world.

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The centripetal force of the “The Pit,” located on the corner of Dunster and Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square is a legendary gathering place for kids of all kinds, and from all places.

In polite society, we refer to this community of rebellious, disenfranchised, homeless, and sometimes “poser” youth as “Pit Kids,” but they call themselves “Pit Rats.”

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Sayonara Summer

Grab those Last Selfies for the Season

Labor Day...the final frontier before we put away the mementos of summer. 

Whether it be a final visit to the beach, back yard BBQs (hint hint), or catching the latest movie blockbuster, Labor Day is sort of the last Hoorah before returning to school or the routine of work.

For many in the Cambridge area (i.e.. students), summer means returning home to catch a breather from university studies. 

Hence, the real experience of a Cambridge summer is always missed. 

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Turning a New Page on Summer Reading

Cambridge Public Schools encourage reading with summer reading program

“Read to the moon and back” is the slogan of this year’s Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) summer reading season. CPS has challenged students in grades kindergarten through eighth to read 20 minutes per day to help reach the goal of half a million minutes of reading per grade level. 

“If minutes = miles, we’ll read to the moon and back this summer!” their website states.  

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Teen talks activism

Find out what activism means for this involved youth

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News Brief: Cambridge Youth Police Academy celebrates participants

The following was submitted by Jeremy Warnick of the Cambridge Police Department.

The Cambridge Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 22 Cambridge youth from the 2015 Cambridge Youth Police Academy. The graduation occurred on Thursday, August 13th in the Cambridge Public Library auditorium.

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Girls Taking Action in Cambridge

Local teens take on issue of gentrification

Step by step, little by little girls can make a change. They can be empowered to change the wrong doings in the world and help their community. Girls Taking Action is where it counts.