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Community Preservation Act Committee Seeks Public Input on Fund Allocation, Affordable Housing

Affordable housing in Cambridge remains a topic of concern for many residents.

Cambridge had their second Community Preservation Act funding meeting two weeks ago to hear the city’s recommendations for the allocation of this upcoming fiscal year’s funds. The CPA fund raised about $124.4 million dollars this year to divide between affordable housing, open space, and historic preservation projects. With housing costs rising in Cambridge, many residents and nonprofit organization leaders expressed concern over the future of affordable housing.

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Old news is still news; it’s just news to me when I happen to stumble upon it, as I did when I met Dougie Freeman in Provincetown this past January. In 2010, Freeman was the “star” of a Bravo reality-television show called, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

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Midnight Release Party

Get your get broomsticks ready because there is a new Harry Potter book on the way! On July 30th, at 10:30 p.m. Porter Square Books is hosting a Midnight Release Party. The public is invited to come pick up the books they pre-ordered and celebrate the night away. People who have not bought the book yet are welcomed as well!

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Christoph Dohnányi : Music and Memories of July 20

A Musical Family Tree of Social Concern


        Recent news articles have reported that the primary Guest Conductor of the Boston Symphony -- Christoph von Dohnányi -- had to cancel two planned performances at Tanglewood this month, due to the aftereffects of cataract surgery.   The BSO office assured the public that von Dohnányi would be conducting the performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on August 28 as planned.     

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NeighborMedia Facecast for July 20, 2016

The latest Cambridge headlines from our team of citizen journalists in less than two minutes

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You're Killing Me Already!

New Play by Andrea Aptecker Comes to Stage

You're Killing Already by Andrea Aptecker

Theatre @ First will present a staged reading of CCAE teacher Andrea Aptecker’s new comedy, You’re Killing Me Already! on July 28, 2016 at 8pm in Davis Square. It is free and open to the public.   For further information, please visit their website:

A few weeks ago, Andrea Aptecker sat down with Paul Sayed, CCAE Staff, to talk about her play.

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The Lily Pad


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NeighborMedia Facecast wins national award

Cambridge Community Television recognized with five Hometown Media Awards

This just in: The NeighborMedia #Facecast has been nationally recognized as a winner of the 2016 Hometown Media Awards for best professional web-based community media program in the country. The awards ceremony, put on by the Alliance for Community Media, will take place Friday, Aug.

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Boston Comics Roundtable

Attention to all artist and writers! Looking for a community of comic creators to work and geek out with? Boston Comics Roundtable is just the right thing for you. This forum holds weekly meetings at the Cambridge Public library and are open to the public.

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Stellabella closing

I'm not toying with you

After approximately 17 years in Inman Square, Stellabella has recently announced that they will be closing its doors soon. not only in Inman Square but in its store in Dedham as well.When will they officially close its stores? Mr. Rick Henry, the owner, the owner, says it should be from four to six weeks. The closing  depends on the rate of sale of the remaining merchandise.