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NeighborMedia Tonight for April 21, 2015

Special Guest: NeighborMedia Reporter Siobhan Bredin

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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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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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Traversing Cambridge

Take a 'you day' and explore Cambridge with this mini map of ideas!

Imagine this. You wake up to the sound of birds chirping, the sun shining on your face, and a full day ahead of you. Only thing is, you have no plans. You try ringing a few friends to see if they want to take advantage of this beautiful day with you, but they all decline, citing ‘work’ or ‘going to the dentist.’ You find this strange because its a Saturday, but what do you know, some people are very passionate about maintaing healthy teeth.

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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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NeighborMedia Facecast for April 10, 2015

Watch the latest headlines from your team of citizen journalists

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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.