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Toni Bee shares the nectar of her artistic poetic endeavors with CCTV

Artist Poet Toni Bee visited CCTV promoting upcoming appearances

Maurice Wilkey interviewed Toni Bee and her painter poet colleague Dexter for NeighborMedia. The interview took place at CCTV studios Thursday, March 23, 2017 during the Spring Affair program. Toni Bee was poet laureate and Inaugural Cambridge Poetry Ambassador for the City of Cambridge. She and her friend will be part of several upcoming spoken word events in Cambridge and surrounding area. Friday, March 31, Toni will be Master of Ceremonies for The Art & Poetry event in Jamaica Plain.

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Teaching Under the Trump Administration: Fayerweather Street School

Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, MA

After school, Jennifer Kay.Goodman can be found behind her desk surrounded by canvas totes bags, stacks of stackable chairs, and piles of student papers. Next to the pile of papers are her knitting needles wrapped around a current project of colorful yarn shaped into kitten ears.

“I’ve been knitting pussy hats” said Kay.Goodman sporting a magenta and orange hat she recently finished.“I can bust one out in 1-2 hours. I’ve been making them more since the election.”   

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A Long Time Home

Talking Cuba with Montrose Spa Owner, Tommy Rodriguez

Tommy Rodriguez has owned the Montrose Spa located at 1646 Mass. Ave, since 1974. “Tommy,” as all his customers know him, is from Cuba. He left Cuba in 1970, two weeks shy of his 15th birthday and the requirement to enlist in the army. Fidel Castro had been in power for 11 years.

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Alternative Facts?

...nah, not really

I was reading an interesting article in the Cambridge Chronicle about the old Harvard Square Theater. 

The building is located on Church Street and I walk past it every week on my way to class. 

It has always caught my eye because of the beautiful nostalgic murals painted on the building's exterior.

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Sonia

"A Place Of Love"

Sonia Sater wants the family’s newest nightclub, Sonia, to be “a place of love.” And judging by the amount of care and workmanship that local artisans put into rehabbing the much revered (and of course, closed), T.T. the Bear’s Place, Sonia’s will indubitably be a place of love.

Sonia Sater is the sister of Joseph and Nabil Sater who own the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub and ZuZu’s in Central Square, Cambridge, Mass.

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Islamic Society of Boston Invites Indivisible Cambridge Group to Prayer Service

On Friday March 17, members of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) are holding a meet-and-greet with Indivisible Cambridge (IC), a local advocacy group in Cambridge.

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Sign of the Times

Porter Square

Signs going up...

Cambridge is a city of "squares".  If you're new to the area or a traveler passing through, it might be a challenge finding the "downtown" area of the town.  Once you come to grips with the layout, one can appreciate the culture, attitude, and attributes of the many "squares" of Cambridge.  Of course, Harvard Square has been covered in the media lately because of the perceived extinction of it's smaller traditional "mom & pop" style stores that have been around for close to 100 years.

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Imprint Your Words on Cambridge

Third Annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest Accepting Submissions Through March 15

sidewalk poetry installation collage

Jazz Riff
I want to write a poem
the way a jazz man
composes on his feet
sways in rhythm
taps a syncopated beat
I want to howl and growl
to a bottleneck slide
pulse with rage and heat
rap a wild wind run
blast injustice to the gutter

-- Molly Lynn Watt, 2016 Sidewalk Poetry Contest Winner

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In The Winter We See Birds' Nests

Nests appear when leaves disappear

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C'port Neighborhood Association Meets

Conservation of "Beat The Belt" Mural and other issues discussed at meeting

The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association met at the Central Square Library on Thursday, February 23. CNA President Cathie Zusy told some 30 attendees that the organization has about $40,000 in donations for park renovations at Magazine Beach.