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Fighting For Equal Justice

Bryan Stevenson addresses students at the Kennedy School

Earlier in the day, Bryan Stevenson learned that a man he and the Equal Justice Institute represent, Ray Hinton, was exonerated after spending 30 years on death row. Mr. Stevenson’s eyes became glassy as he spoke of Mr. Hinton: 30 years of being in proximity to men who went to their death in the electric chair and smelling their burning flesh; the difficulty Mr. Hinton knows he’ll have assimilating back into a world that is 30 years beyond him.

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NeighborMedia Facecast for April 3, 2015

WATCH: 10 Cambridge headlines from your team at NeighborMedia.org

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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Humanism is the New Black

Piper Kerman is honored with Humanist Heroine of the year award at Harvard.

Tuesday night at the Science Center on the Harvard Campus, (One Oxford Street) Piper Kerman gave an introspective talk revolving around the United States prison system.
Kerman is best known for her novel Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, a memoir turned Netflix Original Series.

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Strange things are happening in the City of Cambridge April 1, 2015

Here is a roundup of what could pass for news in Cambridge, if proper journalistic standards were applied :

1. At the City Council meeting last Monday, a public comment session was held, and nobody had anything to say. In a Council order passed unanimously, the Council voted to send a letter to Bob LaTremouille requesting that he make frequent appearances to fill the vacuum.

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NeighborMedia Tonight for March 31, 2015

Special Guest: NeighborMedia Reporter Cheryl Brown

NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris speaks with new NeighborMedia reporter Cheryl Brown about her role as a Cambridge citizen journalist covering the people, places issues and events that are important to her and her community.

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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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Residents Vote in Participatory Budget Process

$500,000 to be allocated for 5 projects

Photo, left: Voters at the table fill out ballots. Isabel Luciano, in back by the door, wearing a black PB t-shirt, was one of the volunteers directing traffic at the Participatory Budget voting Saturday at the Community Center at 5 Callender Street in Riverside.

The people at this event are at work on an important question: How would you use $500,000 to improve Cambridge?

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NeighborMedia Facecast for March 27, 2015

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