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Not for Nothin' Reverend Irene Monroe

"It's time to talk about race"

Susan Fleischmann speaks with Reverend Irene Monroe about current issues on race in the aftermath of the Charleston, SC massacre, 6-29-2015.

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City organizes Charrette to combat homelessness

"Brainstorming" process involves community

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Finding a "Furever" Home

Broken Tail Rescue gives homeless pets a second chance

Every day at the PetSmart on Alewife Brook Parkway in Cambridge, volunteers from Broken Tail Rescue oversee the showing and hopeful adoption of the cats in their PetSmart adoption center.

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Cambridge Launches Effort to Combat Homelessness

Two meetings this week will seek public input

As part of a project to develop a Strategic Action Plan on Homelessness, the city is seeking input from the public on the topic, according to an announcement from the Cambridge Human Services Commission.

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Prayer Vigil in the Wake of Murders in Charleston, SC

organized by the Chaplains of the Cambridge Police Department

The Chaplains of the Cambridge Police Department organized a prayer vigil on Friday, June 19, 2015 on the steps of Cambridge City Hall to bring the community together in the wake of the murder of nine people at a historically Black church in Charleston, SC.

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New episode of Cambridge Uncovered debuts

Education experts discuss achievement gap in Cambridge/Boston area

In episode eight of Cambridge Uncovered, Lesley University students and NeighborMedia interns Katrina Macher and Sasha Van Baars brought together a panel of local education experts -- Lesley University Professor Donna Halper; Boston Partners in Education Executive Director Pamela Civins; Cambridge School Committee Member Fran Cronin; and Cambridge Community Services Executive Director Ben Clark -- to talk about education disparities and the achievement gap in the Cambridge/Boston area.

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Boston Pride 2015

I had no intention of covering Boston Pride this year. I just wanted to do my favorite thing in the world: sit on the hard, concrete steps at Boston City Plaza watching bands and people, especially those who strolled unwittingly onto the plaza and caught sight of - what may have been their first - a man in nothing more than glitter and a thong.

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Not for Nothin' Liz Speakman

Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Cambridge

Susan Fleischmann interviews Liz Speakman, the Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Cambridge, 6-9-2015

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@CambridgeArts Brings River to Mass Ave for 36th Annual Riverfest

On Saturday, June 6 in Central Square Cambridge MA lots of people from our fair city and beyond enjoyed an interactive, stimulating and engaging afternoon of festivity along the Mass Ave virtual river!

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On The Rise 20th anniversary celebration

$700,000 fund drive launched to aid Keep The Keys program

At left, Board President Carol Goss; at right, Treasurer Anthony Koenig, Jr.

More than a hundred supporters,volunteers, and friends gathered on May 28 at the Microsoft NERD (New England Research and Development) Center at 1 Memorial Drive to mark the 20th anniversary of On The Rise, Inc. The local day program, based at 341 Broadway, aids women who are homeless or in crisis.