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Cambridge Responds: The Massacre in Orlando

community comes together

As so often happens when divisive and devastating events take place, the Cambridge community came together to mourn the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The City of Cambridge and the Peace Commission, led by director Brian Corr, called for the community to meet on the steps of City Hall on the day following the largest mass shooting in US history. Joined by many City employees, representatives of the clergy, city councilors and school committee members, Mayor E.

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Rebecca Brodie is running to be the first woman Middlesex Sheriff

She is running against incumbent and former state House rep. Peter Koutoujian

Rebecca Brodie aims to be first woman sheriff of Middlesex County

Rebecca Brodie wants to take apart and reassemble one of the country’s oldest law enforcement establishments — the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. Enthusiastic and passionate, Brodie is preparing for the sheriff’s elections this fall, running as the first ever woman candidate for the position.

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Cambridge Takes a 21st Century Approach to Policing

But Could It be at the Cost of our Privacy?

On Dec. 10, 2015, City Manager Richard C. Rossi announced the city of Cambridge’s enrollment in former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropic initiative to change the way decisions are made by city government to be more driven by data. The program is called “What Works Cities” and is providing support to 21 cities across America with a hope to include up to 100 cities by 2017.
   

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Join #TeamNeighborMedia!

Become a Cambridge reporter, March 9 @ 6 p.m.!

Wednesday, March 9 @ 6 p.m. @ CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue:

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Cambridge Uncovered, Ep. 13: "Human Trafficking - Sex Trafficking in Cambridge"

Human trafficking, the modern slave trade: 30 million people are enslaved in the world today, more than anytime in human history, and yes, human trafficking has taken place right here in Cambridge. This episode of Cambridge Uncovered places a focus on sex trafficking, as NeighborMedia coordinator Frank Morris interviews Simon Hedlin of Cambridge-based Demand Abolition, Steven Procopio with Roxbury Youthworks, and Det. Sgt. Louis Cherubino from the Cambridge Police Department.

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Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to Host Teen Open House Jan. 27

The following is a press release from BARCC.

On Wednesday, January 27th from 4:30-6pm, BARCC, located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge, will be holding an Open House for any teens between the ages of 12-18.  Most youth who come in for services were referred from other youth.  Our Teen Open House event is designed for any teen to come and check us out.  

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Body & Sold

Documentary play about sex trafficking to be hosted Feb. 7 at Democracy Center

The followings scenes are excerpted  from BODY & SOLD, a documentary play created by Deborah Lake Fortson from interviews she conducted with young people in Boston, Hartford, New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles.  These young adults had run away from home, were picked up and trafficked, then trapped as workers in the sex industry for months or years.

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The Muslim Experience in Cambridge

12th Episode of Cambridge Uncovered

NeighborMedia intern Sarah Moawad, co-editor of Muftah's Egypt and North Africa pages, leads the discussion in this 12th episode of "Cambridge Uncovered." Joining her are City Councilor Nadeem Mazen -- who is said to be the first and one of the only Muslim elected officials in Massachusetts; Farah El-Sharif, a second year Ph.D.

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MAPS Invites Community to Halloween HIV/STI Mobile Clinic in Cambridge

The following is a press release from the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers.

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Not for Nothin' with Alanna Mallon, Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program

Feeding hungry Cambridge school children on the weekends

Susan Fleischmann interviews Alanna Mallon, founder of the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, serving 360 hungry children every weekend.