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Somerville Neighborhood News Debuts October 29

Posted by at 12:11 pm on October 21, 2013

Somerville’s first local TV news program kicks off at 7:00pm on Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV), Channel 3, and on the station’s website – http://www.scatvsomerville.org/

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Join the Somerville Neighborhood News Team

Posted by at 2:27 pm on September 24, 2013

SCATV is launching a new, bi-weekly TV news program for Channel 3 in October. People interested in being reporters or anchors for the program should come to an information session at SCATV, 90 Union Square…


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Immigration Story Writing Contest for Somerville High School Students

Posted by at 9:59 pm on April 26, 2013

SCATV received a Local Cultural Council grant to run a youth media program in the Summer of 2013 that involves producing a short film based on an original story written by a Somerville teen. In…


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Candlelight Vigil on Channel 3

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Watch the Somerville candlelight vigil for victims of the Boston Bombing on Channel 3 and on the Web.

On Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 8 PM, SCATV filmed the Candlelight Vigil that was held…


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SCATV Expands its Distribution to the World from SCATVsomerville.org

Posted by at 3:03 pm on March 26, 2013

Somerville Community Access Television launched a new website that streams Channel 3 over the Internet to the world. WWW.scatvsomerville.org allows users to watch the live stream and select individual programs for on-demand viewing


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Project Bread Walking for Hunger

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SCATV’s 30th Anniversary Party! March 28 from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Posted by at 3:34 pm on March 12, 2013

 Somerville Community Access Television was incorporated in March 1983 by Mayor Gene Brune. The Mayor recognized the benefits of having a non-profit organization rather than the cable company provide media services to Somerville citizens. He and h…


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New SCATV Website Launches!

Posted by at 5:05 pm on March 9, 2013

 SCATV is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.SCATVsomerville.org.
This new site, designed by Somerville designer Meagan O’Brien, provides lots of information about SCATV, a live stream of Channel 3 and on-demand programs, a cre…


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Call for Entries: Somerville Open Cinema

Posted by at 8:19 pm on February 21, 2013

The Somerville Open Cinema Festival seeks unusual short films and videos from around the world. All genres are welcome, including documentary, narrative, experimental, animated, etc. Acceptable formats include 8mm, Super-8, 16mm and video. It’s FREE t…


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After School at SCATV

Posted by at 3:10 pm on February 19, 2013

The Next Generation Producers after school SPRING 2013 workshop at SCATV is for Somerville Youth ages 14-17 who are interested in expressing ideas through film and television troduction. Participants will gain experience working together on a variety o…


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Closed For Presidents Day Weekend

Posted by at 6:23 pm on February 15, 2013

 SCATV will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 2/16, 17, 18 in celebration of Presidents Day. See you at the Member Potluck on Tuesday!


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TV Sketch Writing and Production Workshop

Posted by at 6:27 pm on February 12, 2013

Begins March 6.  Let’s make SCATV funny! 
Are you interested in learning the art of sketch comedy writing for television? Using sketches from TV and the Web asexamples, students will learn about scene structure, writing dialogue, and popular …


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SCATV closed for Blizzard Friday and Saturday

Posted by at 8:07 pm on February 7, 2013

If the storm is as expected, SCATV will be closed all day on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9. We hope everyone stays safe and warm!


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Producer Potluck February 19, 7:00 to 9:00pm

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All SCATV producers are invited to this opportunity to network, meet other SCATV members, and listen to a featured guest speaker! This event is designed to be an on-going resource for SCATV members to learn new skills, find out about volunteer product…


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New Equipment for Producers

Posted by at 2:42 am on February 2, 2013

New options for studio producers! Check out some new set pieces, including a cloth-covered screen, new rugs, and brand new studio curtains in blue, black, and chroma green.
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Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony Was a Blast

Posted by at 5:07 pm on February 1, 2013

 
The annual meeting and award ceremony was lots of fun, with about 60 members and friends packed into the studio. We heard comments from Congressman Capuano, State Rep. Provost, and State Senator Jehlen, as well as reports from the Board and staf…


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Governor Deval Patrick at SCATV

Posted by at 7:35 pm on January 30, 2013

Governor Deval Patrick stopped by SCATV on January 29, 2013 to talk about his vision for the State, and his new tax plan. The governor appreciates the ability to speak on public access TV because access stations allow him plenty of time to explain his…


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Somerville Copy Cat Festival, February 17

Posted by at 2:57 pm on January 28, 2013

This Winter festival for cat lovers is being produced by Somerville Arts Council and Somerville Community Access Television on
Feb. 17th, 4-7pm, Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. 
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Somerville Citizen Transportation Update

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Wig Zamore, representing STEP, MVTF, MBTA ROC, and Logan CAC and Health Study, speaks with Ellin Reisner, President of STEP, and Lynn Weissman, Co-President of Friends of the Community Path about the progress of various transportation projects affectin…


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The Elizabeth Peabody House

Posted by at 11:51 am on January 24, 2013

Clennon King hosted this edition of Talking About Somerville about all the various programs and services for children and adults of the Elizabeth Peabody House in Somerville.


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The Elizabeth Peabody House

Posted by at 4:03 pm on January 18, 2013

Clennon King hosted this edition of Talking About Somerville about all the various programs and services of the Elizabeth Peabody House in Somerville. He speaks with staff members Janai Mungalsingh, Ellen O’Brien, Rebekah Carter, and Sheri Rios.


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Foreclosure Prevention with CNAHS and the Somerville Community Corporation

Posted by at 2:53 pm on January 16, 2013

Jennifer Jonassaint. Program Manager of the Mortgage Assistance program at Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services (CNAHS), leads a discussion about how Somerville and Cambridge residents can get help when threatened with mortgage foreclosure…


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Capuano to speak at the SCATV Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

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Mayor In My Back Yard: An interview with Mayor Curtatone

Posted by at 4:06 pm on January 4, 2013

 In this new edition of Talking About Somerville, Mayor Joseph Curtatone talks with Mimi Graney, Director of Union Square Main Streets, about his “Mayor In My Back Yard” or “MIMBY” initiative. The Mayor offers to visit Somerville residents’ homes to discuss the City with them one on one. WAtch the show on Channel 3 or on-line here: Talking About Somerville.


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Mayor Curtatone on the MIMBY Initiative

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Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone talks with Mimi Graney, Director of Union Square Main Streets, about his “Mayor In My Back Yard” or “MIMBY” initiative. The Mayor offers to visit Somerville residents’ homes to discuss the City with them one on one.


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New Media Workshops

Posted by at 7:34 pm on November 27, 2012

 The SCATV Winter workshop schedule is now posted and classes are ready for registration. There are some exciting new classes, such as "TV Sketch Writing and Production," "Soundtrack," "Help! I am Drowning in Footage,&quot…


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Free Dramatic Performance in the SCATV Studio, November 17 at noon.

Posted by at 4:35 pm on November 9, 2012

 Actor/Writer Larry Jay Tish will perform his one-man show "Happy Birthday First Born Son" in the SCATV studio on November 17 at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend the taping.  
Your mother calls you on your 49th birthday and says,…


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Outdoor Adventures: Carefree and Carfree From Somerville

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This special program produced by Wendy Blom, Executive Director of Somerville Community Access Television, is a tour of seven exciting places to explore in the Boston area. Host Katie McPhee takes the viewer biking, hiking, sailing, canoeing, swimming,…


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PONG, a film from Nepal at the Nave Gallery 11/1

Posted by at 5:57 pm on October 24, 2012

PONG is an adventurous documentary-style film by Nepali directors Shambhu Rayamajhi and Pradip Kumal that features the mysterious Chepang people of Nepal. Inhabiting the mountainous forest regions, the Chepang have little contact with modern civilization…


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Overturn Citizens United

Posted by at 1:58 pm on October 19, 2012

Host Abby Freedman interviews Tyler Creighton, Field Director of MA Common Cause, about the ballot question that concerns getting big money out of the political process. In Somerville this will be ballot question #7. For more information about the issu…


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Somerville Town Meeting on the Community Preservation Act

Posted by at 2:50 pm on October 18, 2012

This Town Meeting was held at SCATV on October 15, 2012 in advance of the November 6 election that will include the Act as Ballot Question #4. “Greater Somerville” Host Joe Lynch moderated the discussion with the knowledgable panel and studio audience….


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Candidates Debate for State Representative in the 26th Middlesex District

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“Greater Somerville” Host Joe Lynch moderates this debate with the three candidates for the position of State Representative in the 26th Middlesex District which includes part of East Somerville. The candidates are Mike Connolly (Progressive Independen…


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Election information on SCATV Channel 3

Posted by at 5:07 pm on October 17, 2012

Channel 3 is the place to go for information about several of the ballot questions and the State Representative race in the 26th Middlesex District. Watch programs on the State ballot questions # 2 on…


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PONG, a film from Nepal is coming to Somerville

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PONG, a film from Nepal is coming to Somerville, MA on November 1. Producer Praveena Shrestha will be present to introduce the screening and discuss.
WHERE: NAVE GALLERY (Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church) 155 Powderhouse Blvd. Somerville, MA 02144


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26th Middlesex District Candidates Debate

Posted by at 4:00 am on October 16, 2012

 Watch as the three candidates for State Representative from the 26th Middlesex District debate about issues of importance to YOU! The candidates are Mike Connolly, Unenrolled Progressive; Tim Toomey, Incumbant Democrat; and Thomas Vasconcelos, Re…


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Ballot Question 4: the Community Preservation Act

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SCATV “town meeting” moderated by Greater Somerville host Joe Lynch took place on October 15 in front of a studio audience. The show’s guests were State Rep. Denise Provost, Historic Preservation Commission chair Dick Bauer, Affordabl…


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Home Movie Day at SCATV on October 20

Posted by at 3:51 pm on October 5, 2012

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Home Movie Day is a worldwide event that invites you to see and share your own home movies with an audience of your community. It’s also a chance to…


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Home Movie Day, Saturday October 20 from noon to 3:00pm

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Do you have home movies you would like to see and share? Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held every year at venues worldwide. Professional archivists will be there to make sure your film is handled properly and answer y…


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Fall Workshops

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The Fall Workshops are open for registration. The Basic Studio Production class starts on October 10, and Basic Portable Production begins November 7. These classes are the best way to begin your involvement at SCATV.
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Live from the What the Fluff? Festival!

Posted by at 9:40 pm on September 27, 2012

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Media Workshop for Middle School Students

Posted by at 5:20 pm on September 24, 2012

Somerville Community Access Television is starting a 10-session Next Generation Producers afterschool media club for Somerville middle school students.  The club will meet on Wednesdays, beginning on October 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 at 90…


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Melaa! A Celebration of Nepali Culture

Posted by at 8:51 pm on September 19, 2012

Melaa! was a celebration of Nepali culture in Union Square on September 22. It was a co-production of the Somerville Arts Council, SCATV, and local Nepali organizations. The festival featured modern and traditional music and dance, food, arts, and fil…


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King of the Ville – Live from 10 locations around Somerville

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Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Job Posting: Programming / Outreach Coordinator

Posted by at 8:46 pm on September 13, 2012

JOB POSTING
September 26, 2012
Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) is the community media center and public access TV station serving Somerville, MA. Winner of the national award for Outstanding Excellence seven times since 2005, SCATV opera…


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Fall After School Video Production Workshop

Posted by at 12:36 am on August 25, 2012

The Next Generation Producers after school workshop at SCATV is for Somerville youth ages 11 to 14 who are intersted in television production. Students will be guided through the production process by video professionals to create original movie and TV…


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Fall Internships Available

Posted by at 5:45 pm on August 23, 2012

 SCATV is looking for several TV production interns and a media education intern for the Fall semester. Interns get a hands-on production experience and the opportunity to create a resume reel of projects. For information about the internships and…


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Workshop: Making A Short Digital Film

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Portable Production 2: Making a Short Digital Fim is a six-session workshop that begins on September 4. This production class will take the concepts and techniques covered in SCATV’s Basic Portable class and apply them towards crafting a personal…


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Water: A Storymentary

Posted by at 8:25 pm on August 15, 2012

The Next Generation Producers this summer were a group of eight teens who created a video on water conservation in Somerville. The project is part story, featuring Rachel Raindrop, and part documentary, so the teens coined the term "storymentary&…


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Animation Bootcamps with Emmy Nominated Instructor

Posted by at 5:54 pm on August 8, 2012

SCATV is pleased to host two workshops in cartoon animation with Instructor Gabriel Polonsky. Mr Polonsky is a professional, Emmy nominated animation director, artist, and cartoonist. He has created projects for Cartoon Network, Discovery, and…


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Two Animation Bootcamps with Emmy Nominated Instructor

Posted by at 7:03 am on July 31, 2012

Instructor Gabriel Polonsky is a professional, Emmy nominated animation director, artist, and cartoonist. He has created projects for Cartoon Network, Discovery, and SyFy Channels, PBS, Miramax Feature Films, Nickelodeon, and more. He has taught child…


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Community Action Agency of Somerville Bed Bug Summit

Posted by at 10:17 am on July 27, 2012

The Community Action Agency of Somerville’s Bed Bug Summit at Tufts University on June 15, 2012.


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Melaa! A Celebration of Nepali Culture: Call to performers

Posted by at 11:00 pm on July 23, 2012

Somerville is home to a large Nepali community, and SCATV is teaming up with the Somerville Arts Council to celebrate this wonderful culture in our midst. Mella! will be a street festival of Nepali culture, and we are looking for Nepali filmmakers, art…


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SCATV at ArtBeat

Posted by at 5:57 pm on July 19, 2012

ArtBeat is a huge arts festival put on each year by the Somerville Arts Council in Davis Square. There are music and dance performances, artist booths, street food, information about non-profit organizations, and activities for kids. Stop by the SCATV …


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Special Edition of Greater Somerville: Maxwell’s Green

Posted by at 9:29 am on July 9, 2012

Join Host Joe Lynch on a tour of Maxwell’s Green, the new residential development in the center of Somerville. He is accompanied by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone as well as Kyle Warwick and Ted Tobin, representatives of the development company, Gat…


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SCATV Wins National Awards!

Posted by at 5:19 pm on July 8, 2012

Somerville Community Access Television won two awards in the 2012 Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Video Contest. The awards were for Overall Excellence and for “The Somerville Alderman Debate” at the Somerville Theatre. The Alliance…


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Meeting on Affordable Housing in Union Square

Posted by at 12:58 pm on July 3, 2012

A community meeting run by the Somerville Community Corporation about their proposal to build affordable housing on Washington Street in Union Square. June 6, 2012 at the Argenziano School. Produced by Somerville Community Access Television or SCATV.


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Super-8 Filmmaking Workshop

Posted by at 1:15 pm on June 29, 2012

Kicking it old school, Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) is offering a summertime Super-8 filmmaking workshop. Get a solid working knowledge of this approachable film medium. Instructor Tara Merenda Nelson is a working artist with an impre…


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SCATV Wins National Awards!

Posted by at 6:31 am on June 27, 2012

SCATV won two awards in the 2012 Alliance for Community Media’s Hometown Video Contest. The awards were for Overall Excellence and for “The Somerville Alderman Debate” at the Somerville Theatre. The Alliance for Community Media is t…


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McCarthy Overpass Meeting 5/31/12

Posted by at 10:27 am on June 9, 2012

MA Dept. of Transportation Meeting on May 31 at the Argenziano School about repairing or removing the McGrath Highway’s McCarthy Overpass in Somerville.


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Summer Workshops Open for Registration

Posted by at 6:06 pm on June 8, 2012

The new Summer class schedule is now available for registration. The classes include basic field and studio production, Final Cut Pro editing,  Super 8 Filmmaking, studio production 2, and Creating a Digital Film. Come enhance your production ski…


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Clay Animation Workshop begins June 4

Posted by at 8:40 pm on May 21, 2012

This fun, project-based class will cover the basics of creating stop-motion animation with modeling clay and small objects. Participants will be guided through the process of making their own short movie with original characters, sets and sound.
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Somerville Viewer Survey: What do you watch?

Posted by at 5:32 pm on April 27, 2012

SCATV and the Somerville Office of Communications have put out a viewership survey to determine what people are watching. This important survey will help us determine how well the Somerville channels are serving the City’s residents. The very short sur…


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SCATV Hiring High School Youth for Green Team Summer Project

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SCATV’s Next Generation Producers, in collaboration with Groundwork Somerville, is hiring up to 8 high school age youth from Somerville to learn video production skills and produce documentary-style video projects about clean water in Somerville. The group will be led by experienced filmmaker, Gordon Nelson. Each student will receive a stipend of $8/hour for their work.…


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Boston Free Radio Welcomes new DJ’s

Posted by at 11:50 pm on April 25, 2012

Interested in producing your own radio show on Boston Free Radio (BFR)? Come to the next orientation for new BFR members on Monday, May 14 from 7:00 to 9:00pm in the SCATV studio. Boston Free Radio is a member-run Internet radio station that broadcast…


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SCATV Hiring High School Youth for Green Team Summer Project

Posted by at 8:05 pm on April 17, 2012

Application Deadline is June 15.
Groundwork Somerville, in Collaboration with SCATV’s Next Generation Producers, is hiring up to 8 high school age youth from Somerville to learn video production skills and produce documentary-style video proje…


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Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger

Posted by at 2:11 pm on April 6, 2012

Erin Smith from Project Bread discusses the organization and its biggest fundraiser, the Walk for Hunger which takes place on May 5 in 2012. The show host is JoJo LaRiccia.


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Point of View Storytelling with Bob Nesson

Posted by at 8:43 pm on April 5, 2012

Class begins April 18!
Learn advanced video skills and new creative approaches to tell the world about an interesting issue, event, or character. With a hands-on learning approach to teach technical skills, this six-session class in filmmaking will he…


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Cinematic Disobedience Presents "Money Talks" Film Screening

Posted by at 11:36 pm on March 28, 2012

Come by the SCATV studio on Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm for a potluck dinner and talk with Occupy journalist Chris Faraone. The film screening will begin at 8:30pm. Donations will be accepted.
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Introduction to WordPress Web Design

Posted by at 7:23 pm on March 21, 2012

Wordpress creates a full content management system that is as easy to learn as Microsft Word. All of the basics needed to begin your own site will be covered in this eight-session course. 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from April 3 to april 26. $1…


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Tufts University President Tony Monaco on Greater Somerville

Posted by at 9:15 pm on March 10, 2012

Tufts University President Tony Monaco came in to the SCATV studio on March 9 to speak with Joe Lynch on a special edition of "Greater Somerville." President Monaco explained his vision for the University, and discussed the importance of its…


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Tufts University President Monaco on Greater Somerville

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Tufts University President Tony Monaco came in to the SCATV studio on March 9, 2012 to speak with Joe Lynch on a special edition of “Greater Somerville.” President Monaco explained his vision for the University, and discussed the importance of its enag…


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MBTA Service Cuts and Fare Increases

Posted by at 9:47 am on March 2, 2012

This program considers the changes that were proposed to deal with the MBTA’s dire financial condition. Panelists are State Representative Denise Provost, Victory Allah of Urban Family Outreach, Ellin Reisner of STEP, and Rafael Mares, Attorney for the…


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Somerville Open Studios / Somerville Open Cinema Festival

Posted by at 9:01 pm on February 23, 2012

Open Cinema Blog
CALL FOR SHORT FILMS & VIDEOS for screening during Somerville Open Studios on May 5-6, 2012. 
NO ENTRY FEE Deadline for entries is April 5, 2012
The Somerville Open Cinema Festival showcases the multitude of fantastic film …


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Congressional Report with US Rep. Michael Capuano

Posted by at 9:04 pm on February 14, 2012

U.S. Representative Michael Capuano came into the SCATV studio for an hour-long interview with political writer and Public Strategies Group consultant, David Osborne. The in-depth interview covered the important topics of the day, such as the economy,…


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Rep. Capuano interview on SCATV

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The in-depth interview covered the important topics of the day, such as the economy, the national debt, health care reform, tax policy, the environment, money in politics, and the upcoming elections.


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Congressional Report with Rep. Michael Capuano

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Political writer and Public Strategies Group consultant David Osborne speaks with US Rep. Michael Capuano about the economy, healthcare, politics, and much more. This one-hour report is a community service production of Somerville Community Access Tele…


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Portable Production 2: Video Storytelling

Posted by at 7:31 pm on February 13, 2012

There are still some spots open in this class, which is an excellent opportunity to improve your production skills while expressing your creativity.
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Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

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Shift Your Shopping

Posted by at 10:05 am on December 2, 2011

Mimi Graney, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets and Joe Grafton, Executive Director of Somerville Local First, discuss the community benefits of buying from local stores. They have a campaign called “Shift Your Shopping” that encourages So…


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Transportation

Posted by at 6:36 pm on November 30, 2011

Host Melitta King speaks with leaders of three Somerville non-profit organizations that advocate for better transportation in the City. The panelists are Ellin Reisner of Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership, Alex Epstein of the Somerville Bicy…


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Watch the Alderman At Large Debate

Posted by at 2:59 pm on October 24, 2011

The Alderman At Large Debate, held at the Somerville Theatre on October 17, was sponsored by SCATV and “Greater Somerville.” It will be cablecast numerous times leading up to the election on November 8 and…


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Media Workshop for Middle School Students

Posted by at 6:59 pm on October 4, 2011

Somerville Community Access Television is offering a fun and creative 8-session media production workshop for Somerville students ages 11 to 14. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the SCATV…


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Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

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Somerville Ward 7 Alderman Prelim. Election Discussion

Posted by at 2:53 pm on August 25, 2011

This SCATV program, hosted by “Greater Somerville” producer, Joe Lynch, is an opportunity for Somerville residents of Ward 7 to get to know the positions of Joan Whitney Puglia, the only candidate who participated of the three who were invited. Asking…


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Talking About Somerville Food Security

Posted by at 11:00 am on August 15, 2011

Daniel LeBlanc, CEO of Somerville Community Corporation, discusses food security, food pantries, and nutrition in Somerville. His guests are Mark Alston-Follansbee of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Paul Kuhne of the Elizabeth Peabody House, Tara A…


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Talking About Somerville Services for Seniors

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Daniel LeBlanc, CEO of Somerville Community Corporation, discusses essential services provided to seniors in Somerville. Guests are Reed Cochran of SCM Transportation and Mary Ann Dalton of Somerville Cambridge Elder Services.


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Talking About Somerville After School Programs

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Daniel LeBlanc, CEO of Somerville Community Corporation discusses after school programs with Florence Bergmann of the Mystic Learning Center, Jackie Rivera of the Somerville YMCA, Alexandra Shuppert of the Elizabeth Peabody House, and Samantha Patton …


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SCAT Wants Your Opinions on 9/11

Posted by at 11:13 am on August 5, 2011

On September 11, America will consider where it stands ten years after the fateful attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The mass media will present its point of view, but we suspect there…


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Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

Posted by at 10:55 am on July 26, 2011

SCATV has begun a new series called “Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet,” in support of the Mayor’s assertion last Spring that Somerville is way more interesting than Cambridge. The show asks folks…


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Somerville, The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

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Climate Change in Somerville

Posted by at 12:02 pm on May 5, 2011

Click To Play An exploration of the science behind climate change and its effects on residents of Somerville, MA. Produced in October, 2010 by Wendy Blom at Somerville Community Access Television.


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¿Qúe Es Depaving?

Posted by at 10:36 am on April 28, 2011

Click To Play In Spanish, a look at how depaving helps the environment, especially in communities that have little green space. Produced by Somerville Community Access Television and Somerville Clim…


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Video production workshop for middle school students

Posted by at 2:35 pm on April 13, 2011


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World News from Al Jazeera on SCATV at 6:00pm

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Beginning this week, Somerville Community Access Television will cablecast the internationally acclaimed news program, “Al Jazeera English,” from 6:00 to 7:00pm, Monday through Friday.

“Al Jazeera English” is the first English language world news…


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Connecting Children with the Natural World

Posted by at 11:45 am on March 2, 2011

Click To Play A panel discussion presented by the Somerville Community Growing Center’s Children in Nature initiative that was held at the Somerville Public Library on February 9, 2011.


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Cambridge Health Alliance:Somerville Hospital Campus

Posted by at 6:46 pm on February 22, 2011

Click To Play David Cecere speaks with staff of the ;of the Cambridge Health Alliance about the newly renovated Somerville hospital and the services it offers to the community. February 2011.


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It’s A Strange World: Brickbottom Gallery Exhibit

Posted by at 11:57 am on February 18, 2011

Click To Play Artist and Curator Sherry Autor guides us through an interesting exhibit at Brickbottom Gallery, at 1 Fitchburg Street in Somerville, MA. Through February 26, 2011.


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Actors’ Shakespeare Project Winter Festival

Posted by at 9:27 pm on February 2, 2011

Click To Play The Actors’ Shakespeare Project introduces its Winter season, three plays to be presented in the Storefront at 255 Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville. Directors Doug Lockwood, Davi…


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SCATV Members Night & Awards

Posted by at 6:23 pm on January 28, 2011

Click To Play Featuring the “Best of” awards for 2010..the SCATV Annual Members Meeting and Awards Night recorded Jan 27, 2011. ; Hosted by Matt Landry and Joe Lynch, the special guests included U.S…


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About Somerville – The Healing Exchange – Brain Trust

Posted by at 10:50 am on January 13, 2011

Click To Play Tonight Melitta King learns more about The Healing Exchange – Brain Trust from her guest Samantha Jane Scolamiero. ; Please visit braintrust.givezooks.com to support the Brain Trust. F…


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Boston Free Radio launches in Somerville

Posted by at 2:56 pm on December 20, 2010

Boston Free Radio offers a unique opportunity for aspiring DJs and radio producers in Massachusetts. The new Internet radio station, streaming from BostonFreeRadio.com and based in Somerville, is open to the participation of any Massachusetts…


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Mystic Chorus Holiday Program

Posted by at 4:35 pm on December 18, 2010

Click To Play The Mystic Youth Chorus at the Mystic Learning Center in Somerville performed their holiday concert on December 13, 2010.


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Climate Change in Somerville: Film Screening

Posted by at 2:20 pm on November 18, 2010

This new film by SCATV Executive Director Wendy Blom looks at the science behind climate change and how Somerville organizations, government, and residents are working to adapt to the changes that are predicted for the area. …


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Alternative Election Coverage

Posted by at 3:06 pm on October 29, 2010

SCATV will cablecast live, national election coverage from Free Speech TV on Channel 3, beginning at 9:00pm…


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SCATV Creative Arts Festival

Posted by at 4:34 pm on October 13, 2010

Somerville Community Access Television is proud to announce the third annual live, three-hour showcase of Somerville music, dance, poetry and more. The program begins at  7:00pm on Thursday, October 21, and will be cablecast on Channel 3.…


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Middle School Students Make Movies

Posted by at 6:20 pm on August 11, 2010

Somerville Community Access Television is starting a 12-session Next Generation Producers afterschool media club for Somerville middle school students.  The club will meet on Wednesdays, beginning on September 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 at 90…


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Summer Media Workshop for Middle School Students

Posted by at 1:56 pm on June 13, 2010

Somerville Community Access Television’s Next Generation Producer’s youth media program is offering an eight-session workshop in July for Somerville students ages 11 to 14. The workshop will be fun, educational, and creative.…


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Rep. Capuano moves to protect access TV.

Posted by at 10:45 am on April 21, 2010

Representative Capuano has agreed to be a sponsor of the Community Access Preservation (CAP) Act in Congress that would protect access television stations across the country. Many states have passed statewide franchising laws that have…


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Children invited to talk to Santa

Posted by at 5:23 pm on December 7, 2009

SCAT is hosting Santa Claus in the TV studio on Tuesday, December 15 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. This event is free. Children may come up to tell Santa what they want for Christmas in person…


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New Teen Media Club at SCAT

Posted by at 4:54 pm on November 16, 2009

Kicking off on Wednesday, December 9 from 3:30-5:30, SCAT’s Next Generation Producers After-School Film Production Club offers students the opportunity to create their own video projects, learn state-of-the-art television production skills, and work alongside other…


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New documentary: “Eating Local in Somerville”

Posted by at 12:11 pm on October 26, 2009

There will be an open screening and discussion of the 45-minute documentary, “Eating Local in Somerville” on Tuesday, November 3 at 7:30pm in the studio of Somerville Community Access Television, 90 Union Square, Somerville…


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Verizon bill only benefits Verizon

Posted by at 3:28 pm on April 15, 2009

As Executive Director of Somerville Community Access Television, I am concerned that the community may lose resources and benefits from changes to the cable TV franchise rules.  After failing in 2007, Verizon is trying again to modify the rules to their benefit with a new bill put forward in the MA House and Senate. …


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