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March 28, Last Day to Vote at the Participatory Budget Expo

Join the Budget Delegates at the Cambridge Community Center at 5 Callendar Street during the Winter Farmers' Market on Saturday, March 28 to talk about the Participatory Budgeting projects and vote for your favorite ones!

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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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Participatory Budgeting: I Voted, Did YOU?

City asking for feedback on capital project proposals

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Empty Bowls Project aids homeless

Empty Bowls Project aids homeless

Photo: On The Rise board member Josh Gerber (left), President Carol Goss (right), and Puritan service manager Meghan Dahl (center) with bowls made by local potters.  More than 100 people made their way through ice and snow to the Puritan & Company restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, on Saturday, March 7, for the Second Annual Empty Bowls Project. Empty Bowls is an international undertaking to fight hunger.

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Lesley University hosts Robert Putnam, author of 'Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of the American Community.'

Robert Putnam, author and political scientist, recently spoke at Lesley University to discuss the growing gap between rich and poor kids.

Robert Putnam, author of, ‘Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community’ and Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, spoke last night at Lesley University to discuss the domestic challenge facing us today: “a growing gap between rich kids and poor kids.” Putnam, a political scientist, emphasized the growing disparity between the have and the have nots, and made a

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Why NeighborMedia Matters

The urgent need for citizen journalism in America

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NeighborMedia Facecast for Feb. 13, 2015

Controversial Cocktail, So Long Sullivan?, Black Dance & Music, and Winter Woes

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7 "Cambridge Uncovered" episodes that will make you say, "Wow!"

Cambridge Uncovered is a public affairs television program produced by Cambridge Community Television’s Production Department and NeighborMedia, CCTV’s innovative citizen journalism initiative. Volunteer reporters from NeighborMedia.org team up with members of the Cambridge Uncovered Production Group, as well as CCTV staff, to create these episodes.