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You’re the Expert

Live Taping of Science/Comedy Panel Show at Brattle Theatre

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Boston 2015

I love radio shows. And the only thing about radio shows that I love more than simply listening to them is attending or participating in a live performance.

Last Saturday night at the Brattle Theatre, I was part of a sold-out crowd – partially due to free tickets for MIT students – enjoying the live taping of a new WBUR panel show called “You’re the Expert.”

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Charter Schools Making Gains Nationwide

Cost to send child to public school in Cambridge highest in state; Cambridge home to 3 charter schools

In the city of Cambridge, the average cost to send a child to a public school is $27,474. That’s the highest in the entire state. As a result, Cambridge Public Schools have a good reputation in Massachusetts. However, Cambridge charter schools may gain many more applications next year as a result of a study recently released by Stanford University.

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Plagiarism and Corruption Events on April 20 and May 1-2, 2015

Winter is over. New Spring Conferences and Webinars are Scheduled to Discuss Corruption

       The snow is gone. Winter has been defeated.  Spring is here and we can move on to new challenges.

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Divestment at Lesley U: Fossil Free Lesley

The other Cambridge, MA school that could be divesting

This past Sunday, Lesley students for a Fossil Free Lesley picketed a dinner with the Lesley University Trustees and a visiting accreditation team.  At the same time Harvard students' Heat Week is big news in Cambridge. Bill McKibben and other luminaries will be there. At Lesley University, my alma mater, and where I am currently an adjunct, we are accustomed to being in the shadow of the big HU in the Square. And here is where I would like to introduce some friendly competition.

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Local Businesses Challenged by Big Chains

Local businesses take a hit due to larger companies moving into the area.

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CCTV is a Knight News Challenge Semi Finalist!

Building on the success of NeighborMedia

CCTV's proposal, Vote Strong: The Cambridge Voter Portal, has been chosen as one of 45 semi-finalists in the 2015 Knight News Challenge. There were over 1000 entries in the challenge, which asks the question "How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?"

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Can We Build a New Bicycle & Pedestrian Path through Cambridge?

The Grand Junction Trail Is On Track

I recently attended a hearing held by the City Council's Transportation and Public Utilities Committee on the future of the Grand Junction rail right of way through Cambridge. The theme was to further explore the idea of creating a bicycle and pedestrian path through eastern Cambridge. The tracks run from behind the Twin Cities shopping center in East Cambridge, through Kendall Square, MIT, and Cambridgeport to the Cottage Farm (B.U.) bridge over the Charles River.

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Participatory Budget Project Results

Six winners announced

 

A $320,000 public toilet for Central Square is the biggest of six proposed improvements chosen by popular vote in Cambridge's recent  Participatory Budgeting Project to receive city funding. The results were  announced at a Vote Results Party April 7 at the Citywide Senior Center.

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INMAN SQUARE DANCE & SHUFFLE

2015

An indubitable truth is that change comes very slowly to Inman Square. This reality might suit the residents just fine, but business owners are starting to get impatient about the longevity of some empty storefronts.  

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Reducing the Fear and Loathing of Wintertime

Reducing the Fear and Loathing of Wintertime

There are very few people -- especially transit riders, car owners and homeowners in Cambridge -- who would wish to go through another winter like the one we just survived. The only exceptions would be snow plow drivers and contractors who fix gutters and roofs. Hardware stores selling salt and shovels did a good business too.