Kristina Kehrer

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Doing my best to capture the heart, soul, and essence of people, who then get to shine brightly on Cambridge Community Television. This in turn fills me with a great joy and satisfaction. I have lived many incarnations in Cambridge, Mass since 1986.

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Someone just recently asked me "Why a townie tour?" I always answer "why not?' But here is a more concise explanation.

Old-timers in Cambridge probably know what I just found out. The red brick building at 120 Brookline St. that looks like a warehouse, has signage that says Electrical Supplies, and the bright orange letters EMF in electrified font, used to be a factory that made motors. (EMF stands for Electromotive force.) That was back in the good old days when Cambridge specialized in blue-collar industries that supported the working class.

The Easter Rising was an armed insurrection that took place during Easter week, 1916 in Dublin, Ireland. The rebellion was an effort to end British rule and establish an Irish Republic. That particular battle was lost, but became the impetuous for change and independence that marched down a much bloodier road leading to a Free Irish State in 1922.

When you live in Cambridge you never know whom you might meet. My advice to all is keep yourself open and accommodating to strangers, because if you are lucky like me, you might have the pleasure of meeting a ballet teacher from the Boston Ballet.

Cambridge city officials hosted a community meeting on March 10, 2016 at the Frisoli Youth Center in regards to the arduous and impending doom the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood will suffer over the next several years.

It is a massive project. The King Open School, the Valente Library, and the Gold Star Pool will all be demolished and rebuilt adhering to Net Zero standards. The anticipated end date is September 2019.

Local baristas are up to more in their lives then capping cappacinos with a milky froth. Meet 25- year-old, Tyler, who spends his weekends feeding people in need, and just anyone who is hungry with the local Boston/Cambridge collective, Food Not Bombs.




You can meet conceptual artist Geoff Hargadon, the man behind Cash For Your Warhol, at 1075 Cambridge St. in Inman Square until Sunday, February 28. He is usually in the pop-up shop next to Clover Restaurant from 4-7 p.m. 

The PURITAN & COMPANY is moving out of its “new restaurant” status on Cambridge Street, but relative to an Inman old-timer and a life-longer it still fits the bill. By evidence of a packed house whenever you walk by, the Puritan is a very popular restaurant. For us on the townie tour it’s a mixed bag, with the most defining quote of the night being, “People love it, we’re just different.”


Walter Sickert is a good guy with a great band, The Army of Broken Toys.

They have been around the Boston music scene for eight years, and they tour extensively and internationally. Early in the band’s existence they scored the esteemed role as the opening act for the illustrious Amanda Palmer by simply asking.

Mickey Bones has been a working musician and a hell of a character around Cambridge since the late 70s. When Cajun & Zydeco music was having its heyday in the late 80s and early 90s, Mickey Bones was front and center.

Bones started the much-revered Zydeco bands: the Boogaloo Swamis and Krewe De Roux, and the Dixieland/Second Line marching band, Hot Tamale Brass Band.