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Watch Somerville Neighborhood News eps. 22

Posted by a 4:01 pm on September 10, 2014

What to expect in the latest edition of Somerville Neighborhood News: Did you know that one million workers don’t get paid sick time in the state but Somervillians are fighting back. Are all City of…


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Latest Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 9:24 pm on July 30, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is produced by the volunteers, interns and staff of SCATV.
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/scatvsnn

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What’s the latest on the McGrath grounding? Are bikers obeying the…


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Posted in Arts and Culture, Beat Reporter, Development and Zoning, Housing, Immigration, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Video | No Comments »

The Latest Somerville Neighborhood News show

Posted by a 11:48 am on July 16, 2014

Watch the Latest Newscast of Somerville Neighborhood News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbfsnzuZSH4&feature=youtu.be
Somerville Neighborhood News is a community service production of SCATV.
Here is what the latest newscast will bring you: The Boston Globe says…


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Somerville Neighborhood News #18

Posted by a 7:03 pm on July 2, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News #18, July 1, 2014 – Learn how and why some of the city’s recreation fields need serious work, when art is “Not Art,” and follow kids as they plant their seedlings, or “plantulas,”…


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S’Ville Neighborhood News is new!

Posted by a 10:02 am on June 17, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is a community service production of SCATV. Here is what tonight’s newscast will bring you: Somerville Neighborhood News reporter Justin Page looked into the ban on styrofoam take-out

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Somerville Neighborhood News Episode # 15

Posted by a 10:06 pm on May 21, 2014

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May 20, 2014 — More biking and bikers is great, but maybe more education and enforcement is needed? Join Somerville High students on the Mystic River. What’s the latest on the union square

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Posted in Development and Zoning, Environment and Open Space, Housing, Immigration, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Public Health & Safety, Schools and Youth, Seniors, Special, Sports, Union Square, Video, Workers' Rights | No Comments »

Watch Somerville Neighborhood News online!

Posted by a 7:17 pm on March 27, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News eps. 11
March 25, 2014

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In SNN episode # 11, reporters bring you stories on a new program for young readers at Porter Square books, on a former child…


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Posted in Arts and Culture, Development and Zoning, Economy & Poverty, Education, Investigative Reports, Media, Neighborhoods and Squares, Politics, Schools and Youth, Seniors, Teens, Union Square, Video | No Comments »

Real Estate Taxes & MBTA updates on SNN!

Posted by a 11:56 am on February 12, 2014

On our most recent Somerville Neighborhood News, we covered news stories on issues impacting you, Somerville. Somerville Neighborhood News is produced by the volunteers, interns and staff of SCATV


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Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 1:12 pm on February 11, 2014

Find out the latest news stories happening in Somerville. Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN) brings the stories to the community through this comprehensive 30-minute TV news show.

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Potluck & Lecture at SCATV on Media Financing & Distribution

Posted by a 10:20 pm on December 9, 2013

Somerville Community Access TV (SCATV) is hosting its 3rd Potluck & Media Lecture Series, our featured guests are the founders of Filmmakers Collaborative. FC is coming to SCATV as part of our Potluck and Lecture Series on Tuesday, December 10 from 7 to 9 pm at 90 Union Square.

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Tufts University’s Tax Exemption, Silver Medal for Bikeability, High Schooler Gets ESPN’s Attention

Posted by a 1:24 pm on November 27, 2013

Somerville Neighborhood News – Nov. 26 episode now posted

Wonder how much Tufts would owe the City of Somerville if it had to pay real estate taxes? Curious…


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Posted in Beat Reporter, Bicycles, City Finances, Davis Square, Economy & Poverty, Historical, Investigative Reports, Media, Powderhouse Square, Transportation Projects, Tufts, Uncategorized, Union Square, Video | No Comments »

Join the Somerville Neighborhood News Team

Posted by a 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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Celebrate the ADA! Free Movie Screening 7/27/13- MUSIC WITHIN

Posted by a 3:35 pm on July 24, 2013

The Anniversary of the signing of the ADA is Friday July 26th! Want to celebrate this weekend? Here’s one free event: On Saturday, a free screening of MUSIC WITHIN– the 2007 drama about the true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker, whose hearing disability attained in the Vietnam War drove him to become an activist for the Americans with DisAbilities Act.


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Immigration Story Writing Contest for Somerville High School Students

Posted by a 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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SCATV Expands its Distribution to the World from SCATVsomerville.org

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

Posted by a 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 a 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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Public TV and Walmart: WGBH Responds

Posted by a 9:21 pm on February 24, 2013

When my membership renewal came due  I sent WGBH a letter explaining the dilemma I faced deciding whether to continue to support Boston’s non-commercial public television station. I had recently seen a promotional piece- a…


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Call for Entries: Somerville Open Cinema

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

Posted by a 7:41 am on January 8, 2013


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Mayor In My Back Yard: An interview with Mayor Curtatone

Posted by a 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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New Media Workshops

Posted by a 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 a 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

Posted by a 4:31 pm on

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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Election Night Coverage on ‘Greater Somerville’

Posted by a 2:00 pm on November 7, 2012

This week on “Greater Somerville,” co-hosts KyAnn Anderson and Joe Lynch discussed key election issues, their predictions and Somerville election day pride. Share this:


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‘Greater Somerville’ Talks Upcoming Election with State Rep. Tim Toomey

Posted by a 10:51 am on October 24, 2012

This week, “Greater Somerville” host, Joe Lynch, sat down with 26th District State Representative Tim Toomey to talk about the upcoming election, the recent televised debate with his challengers, and why he deserves your vote in November. Share this:


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PONG, a film from Nepal is coming to Somerville

Posted by a 4:04 pm on October 17, 2012

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 a 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

Posted by a 12:56 am on

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 a 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

Posted by a 2:57 pm on

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 a 9:40 pm on September 27, 2012

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Melaa! A Celebration of Nepali Culture

Posted by a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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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ADA 22nd Anniversary- Presidential Proclamation July 26, 2012

Posted by a 3:06 pm on July 26, 2012

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
July 26, 2012

Presidential Proclamation — Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2012

ANNIVERSARY OF…


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Melaa! A Celebration of Nepali Culture: Call to performers

Posted by a 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 a 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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SCATV Wins National Awards!

Posted by a 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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Super-8 Filmmaking Workshop

Posted by a 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 a 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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Summer Workshops Open for Registration

Posted by a 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 a 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.
Teens …


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Somerville Viewer Survey: What do you watch?

Posted by a 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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Boston Free Radio Welcomes new DJ’s

Posted by a 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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Reader reactions: Should City prioritize local hiring?

Posted by a 10:19 am on April 18, 2012

In the voting, 89 percent said yes, the Mayor should prioritize local hiring.


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SCATV Hiring High School Youth for Green Team Summer Project

Posted by a 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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Point of View Storytelling with Bob Nesson

Posted by a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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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Somerville Open Studios / Somerville Open Cinema Festival

Posted by a 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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Tom Champion – Director of Communications, City of Somerville (2.14.12)

Posted by a 12:55 am on February 15, 2012

  Due to the lack of inclement winter weather robo calls coming from the city, many Somervillians are now suffering through a new and mysterious malady, (MTC or Missing Tom Champion).   In the spririt of a true public service and a special Valentines Day girft to Greater Somerville viewers, host Joe Lynch speaks with the “Voice of [...]


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Congressional Report with US Rep. Michael Capuano

Posted by a 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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Portable Production 2: Video Storytelling

Posted by a 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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Shhhh, it’s a DRUG BUST

Posted by a 8:24 am on November 25, 2011

So, yeah, I guess Mayor Joe wants to tiptoe carefully around this one, though it’s hardly a secret, as the incident was fully reported on Wicked Local Somerville November 7.


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UPDATE: Comcast Internet Cheap if you Need It

Posted by a 9:18 pm on October 15, 2011

High Quality, Cheap Internet, way below normal costs for those who need it.


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This Incredible, Smaht Villen is on Jeopardy!

Posted by a 8:19 pm on October 11, 2011

Joon Pahk, a physics teacher from Somerville, MA, is winding up a whirlwind of wins. Watch Jeopardy! tomorrow and cheer him on!


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Media Workshop for Middle School Students

Posted by a 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 “Happiness Survey” Weighted Towards Wealthy

Posted by a 7:33 pm on September 7, 2011

September 6, 2011:  The City of Somerville has generously published the raw data spreadsheets from the much-touted “Happiness Survey” online.

The Community Access Project heard from low-income, disabled and senior residents, who…


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Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

Posted by a 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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350 Actions Challenge Kick-Off

Posted by a 12:19 pm on May 26, 2011

Join us for an evening of festivities, fun and film as we kick off our new campaign
to get 350 NEW actions to make Somerville a cleaner, greener, healthier place to live


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

Posted by a 2:33 pm on April 13, 2011

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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The Somerville Voices ‘This Happened in Somerville’ CONTEST

Posted by a 8:37 pm on April 4, 2011

Somerville Voices is sponsoring a high school story contest with a prize of $100.

Deadline:
May 1, 2011

The topic:
“This happened in Somerville.” (True stories, not fiction.)…


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Somerville Voices open meeting March 27

Posted by a 10:48 am on March 25, 2011

Somerville Voices will hold an open meeting Sunday, March 27, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses Assisted Living community, 259 Lowell Street. Come with your ideas for our blog…


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Huge Comedy Event at the Somerville Theatre

Posted by a 7:37 pm on March 20, 2011

American Comedy Award winner, Wendy Liebman, will be performing at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square (55 Davis Square. Somerville, MA 02144) on April 21st.

Wendy is a nationally famed comedian, who has been…


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Jillian Fennimore – Somerville Journal Editor & Walter Pero – Ward 4 Alderman (3.8.11) on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 7:22 pm on March 13, 2011


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 5:56 pm on February 22, 2011

Come with your ideas about our community blog! Sunday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 pm, Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 9:29 am on February 3, 2011

Come bring your ideas for our community blog!

Sunday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 9:49 pm on January 20, 2011

Come share your ideas for our community blog. We’ll meet this Sunday, Jan. 23, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:34 am on January 6, 2011

Come share your ideas for improving our blog in 2011!

Sunday, January 9, 6 to 8 at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Boston Free Radio launches in Somerville

Posted by a 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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Tonight on Greater Somerville – December 14, 2010 – Somerville Local First’s Joe Grafton & Somerville Art Council’s Gregory Jenkins

Posted by a 1:41 pm on December 14, 2010

Tonight on Greater Somerville, host KyAnn Anderson speaks with Founding Executive Director of Somerville Local First, Joe Grafton, and Executive Director of the Somerville Arts Council, Gregory Jenkins, about shopping locally, the Illuminations Holiday Tour…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 3:51 pm on December 3, 2010

Come share ideas for improving our community blog!

Sunday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community, 259 Lowell Street…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 12:40 am on November 19, 2010

Come share your ideas for making our blog better!

Sunday, Nov. 21, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses Assisted Living community, 259 Lowell St…


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Climate Change in Somerville: Film Screening

Posted by a 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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Campaign finance reports available online

Posted by a 6:49 pm on November 12, 2010

We at Post Somerville are excited to announce that, through a Freedom of Information Act request facilitated by MuckRock, the most recent campaign finance reports for the mayor of Somerville and members of the Board of Aldermen are now available online.


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 9:19 pm on November 3, 2010

Come share your ideas for improving our blog!

Sunday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 at the Visiting Nurses assisted living community small dining room…


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Alternative Election Coverage

Posted by a 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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Somerville Gets Two New Local News Blogs

Posted by a 11:06 pm on October 3, 2010

Post Somerville launched around mid-August. Somerville Patch just hatched on Sep 28th. I say, the more journalism, the better! What do you think?…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:34 am on September 23, 2010

Got an idea that would make Somerville Voices better? Come to our open meeting on Sunday, Sept. 26, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Google Translate for Somerville Voices?

Posted by a 10:41 pm on September 15, 2010

We’ve had a proposal that we make Google Translate available on our website. You can see how it works here.

Do any of our readers have experience with Google Translate? Would it be…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:59 pm on September 8, 2010

Got an idea that would make Somerville Voices better? Come to our open meeting on Sunday, Sept. 12, 6 to 8 pm, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Somerville Online Media Meetup

Posted by a 9:23 am on July 14, 2010

If you run a blog or email list (sometimes called a listserv) or distribute information on Facebook or YouTube that supports kids and families, you’re invited to the OneVille Project’s Online Media Meetup on Thursday…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 5:32 pm on June 25, 2010

Come share your ideas for the blog. We’re meeting Sunday, 6 to 8, at the Somerville Visiting Nurses assisted living building, 259 Lowell Street…


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Summer Media Workshop for Middle School Students

Posted by a 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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SCATV wins national award (again)

Posted by a 9:46 am on June 11, 2010

Fellow Somervillans… I am proud to, once again, be the bearer of great news. Your community access television station has been selected as number one for nationwide excellence by the Alliance for Community Media… SCATV has been awarded this singular honor for the fifth time in the past six years.


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The Somerville, USA—Tiznit, Morocco, Sister City Project

Posted by a 9:22 pm on June 3, 2010

This SCAT program grew out of a sister city link between Somerville and Tiznit, Morocco. Three people from Somerville tell about their trip to Morocco, and a Moroccan school teacher…


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Somerville Voices open meeting Sunday

Posted by a 12:41 pm on May 28, 2010

Somerville Voices will hold an open meeting Sunday, May 28, at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St., from 6 to 8 pm. Come and bring your ideas!…


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Gubanatorial Candidates To Speak at All-Accessible Forum Tuesday May 18

Posted by a 4:02 pm on May 16, 2010

An all-present and accounted-for Gubernatorial Candidates Forum will be held May 18, 2010 from 1 p.m. – 3:30p.m. at the Perkins School in Watertown. WBUR’s Bob Oakes will be the Moderator.


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What DON’T We Know?

Posted by a 9:24 am on May 10, 2010

Steve Clift is one of the most successful community media advocates in the nation. His e-Democracy is both a standard and a clarion call for more participatory journalism. In part this is a response to…


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Rep. Capuano moves to protect access TV.

Posted by a 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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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 11:51 am on March 4, 2010

Come with your ideas for our community blog.

Somerville Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 12:46 pm on February 4, 2010

Come talk about our blog and how to make better.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 6 to 8 pm, Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St., small dining room.

New people are always welcome!…


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SCAT Hot Set Open House, Annual Meeting, Award Ceremony, and Raffle

Posted by a 9:44 pm on January 27, 2010

Cross-posted from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Save the date: January 28 from 6:00 to 9:00pm for the SCAT Annual Meeting. This year, to celebrate the redesign of the HotSet…


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An Evening of Haitian Film & Video: A fundraiser for Haitian relief

Posted by a 9:41 pm on

Cross-posting from the SCAT website [link to source here]

Thursday, February 4, 6:30-9; afterparty to follow
SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville
6:30pm: doors and prescreening activities; 7:00pm sharp: screening followed by panel…


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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:44 am on January 7, 2010

Come share your ideas for our blog.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 6 to 8 pm.

Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell St…


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Children invited to talk to Santa

Posted by a 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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Somerville Voices open meeting

Posted by a 10:59 am on December 3, 2009

Come talk about our blog:

What’s good?

What’s not?

What’s next?

At the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility small dining room, 259 Lowell Street…


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Despite unresolved allegations against FW Russell, City renews waste disposal contract

Posted by a 5:15 pm on November 27, 2009

Last week, the Board of Aldermen extended the City’s contract with FW Russell for another year plus 5 more under a new contract despite concerns stemming from a 2-year-old investigation by AG Coakley’s office into the waste disposal company’s labor practices. The company was selected for offering the lowest price among 4 bids procured by the City this past year.…


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FILM: Rethink Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 7pm

Posted by a 10:55 am on November 17, 2009

Come to a community screening & discussion of…

RETHINK AFGHANISTAN –


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New Teen Media Club at SCAT

Posted by a 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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Free Film Series December 5 – Disability Reframed

Posted by a 1:12 pm on November 10, 2009

Free film – Dec 5 – “Emmanuel’s Gift,” part of “Disability Reframed” series.


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SCAT’s School Committee and Ward Alderman debates

Posted by a 10:41 pm on November 1, 2009

The city elections are Nov. 3.

Here are the three SCAT-sponsored televised debates of the School Committee and Ward Alderman races.…


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The Post-Meridian Radio Players bring Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” to the Somerville Theatre this Halloween.

Posted by a 10:48 am on October 12, 2009

The Post-Meridian Radio
Players (PMRP) are pleased to announce the launch of the Web site and
ticket sales for “The Big Broadcast of October 30th, 1938″ – the
latest iteration of their annual Halloween tribute to the Golden Age
of Radio.


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Somerville Candidate Forums on Channel 3

Posted by a 7:30 pm on October 5, 2009

Somerville Community Access Television, in collaboration with the TV program “Greater Somerville with Joe Lynch,” will present four half-hour forums for each contested race for Alderman and School Committee. This is an excellent opportunity for Somerville residents to compare the candidates’ perspectives before the election on November 3.


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Let Your Voice Be Heard on Somerville Cable

Posted by a 11:37 am on August 10, 2009

Bill Bumpus and regular Somerville Voices contributor Fred Berman are the co-hosts of a live, (roughly) biweekly show on Somerville Cable Access Television (SCAT, Channel 3) titled “Progressive Voices”. If you or your organization are working to make a difference on a local, state, national or world level, we’d like to interview you!


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Let Your Voice Be Heard on Somerville Cable

Posted by a 12:57 pm on July 13, 2009

Bill Bumpus and regular Somerville Voices contributor Fred Berman are the co-hosts of a live, (roughly) biweekly show on Somerville Cable Access Television (SCAT, Channel 3) titled “Progressive Voices”.

If you or your organization are working to make a difference on a local, state, national or world level, we’d like to interview you!


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A huge “Thank You” to many Somerville Voicers

Posted by a 3:21 pm on June 3, 2009

Thanks to the hard work of many Somerville Residents, including but not limited to Barry Rafkind, FBerman, EIF, the Jehlens and lots more, SCAT has yet again won Number 1 Nationwide Community Access Television Station…


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Discussion on SV Journalism Initiative tonight on SCAT

Posted by a 10:38 am on May 11, 2009

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A word to grown-ups: Don’t correct kids’ spelling on Facebook!

Posted by a 9:09 pm on May 1, 2009

This week, Craig Leach’s media class at Somerville High broke into four groups to discuss their use of social media. In this class, Facebook reigns supreme. MySpace is losing out. YouTube is very big. Twitter hasn’t caught on except for a few. …


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Help us launch a new community journalism experiment: ‘crowd funding’

Posted by a 11:43 am on

Somerville Voices invites you to a brainstorming meeting to come up with great story ideas about our city.…


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Let Your Voice Be Heard on Somerville Cable

Posted by a 12:39 pm on April 23, 2009

Bill Bumpus and regular Somerville Voices contributor Fred Berman are the co-hosts of a live, (roughly) biweekly show on Somerville Cable Access Television (SCAT, Channel 3) titled “Progressive Voices”.

If you or your organization are working to make a difference on a local, state, national or world level, we’d like to interview you!  …


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Lowell Zero, Somerville 221. Mistakes, that is.

Posted by a 6:12 pm on April 19, 2009

On March 19, 2009, the City of Somerville was one of the 118 recipients of an “e-government Award,” from Common Cause. This citation is given for providing online access to Board


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Verizon bill only benefits Verizon

Posted by a 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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How to get the real dirt!

Posted by a 10:34 pm on April 10, 2009

Apropos of Barry’s belief that Somerville needs more and better investigative reporting, you can learn to do it yourself!  Northeastern University School of Journalism and the New England First Amendment Center are offering a May…


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Addressing the Lack of Investigative Journalism in Somerville

Posted by a 12:19 am on April 8, 2009

Our community is not being served adequately by the level of investigative reporting provided by our two local newspapers: The Somerville Journal and The Somerville News. There is a plethora of local blogs offering opinions…


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Let Your Voice Be Heard on Somerville Cable

Posted by a 6:43 pm on March 27, 2009

Bill Bumpus and regular Somerville Voices contributor Fred Berman are the co-hosts of a live, (roughly) biweekly show on Somerville Cable Access Television (SCAT, Channel 3) titled “Progressive Voices”.

If you or your organization…


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Attention, Women Bloggers!

Posted by a 6:12 pm on March 2, 2009

Perhaps a SomervilleVoices.org blogger can be the next Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow?

The International Women’s Media Foundation announces the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for  full-time, part time or freelance journalists working (for at least 3 years)…


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Dec. 9: Civil rights advocates ramp it up for accessible communities

Posted by a 7:04 pm on December 5, 2008

A focus group of Civil and DisAbilities Rights advocates will join with the longest-running TV Access producers group in the country during Civil Rights Week in MA to tackle the challenges of designing equal opportunity communities.


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Santa & Mrs Claus come to Somerville

Posted by a 3:39 pm on December 2, 2008

Hi Gang.. Bill from SCAT here. It’s the holiday time of year and best wishes to all of you from the members and staff here at Somerville Community Television. Today’s BIG NEWS: Santa and Mrs Claus will be live on Somerville Channel 3 on Wednesday night December 10, from 6-8pm. We would like to invite those of you with little ones…


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SCAT Highlights… Community Arts Fest & Nepali Community Event

Posted by a 9:06 pm on November 4, 2008

As promised here is the latest and greatest from Somerville Community Access Television. Check out the footage from the Community Arts Festival and from a Nepali Community Event. See a separate posting for the interview with Bill Shelton about Charter Reform on Fred Berman and Bill Bumpus’ Monday evening show, Progressive Voices.


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“Democracy Now” Election Coverage

Posted by a 10:30 pm on October 30, 2008

Hi Gang, for those of you yearning for alternative media coverage of the big day November 4th … keep reading, we have the answer


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“Democracy Now” Election Coverage

Posted by a 2:01 pm on

Hi Gang, for those of you yearning for alternative media coverage of the big day November 4th …. keep reading, we have the answer.


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Harris Gruman on Question 1

Posted by a 8:32 am on October 27, 2008

Hi Gang… lot going on since my last post. Later this week I will have a massive update, but, in the meantime I wanted to share the latest episode of the Progressive Voices TV program here at SCAT. Fred Berman and Bill Bumpus have as their guest: Harris Gruman to talk about Question one on the upcoming November Ballot. See the video below.


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Calling all citizen journalists

Posted by a 9:49 am on August 26, 2008

You already know more about Somerville than the kids who spend a year or two reporting here and then move on. You have years of personal experience understanding one or more important civic issues. The Somerville News, Somerville Journal, and this humble forum can certain benefit from your insights. And more than any time that I can remember, providing a decent future for all Somerville’s citizens requires our fully understanding our present and the past that created it.


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Progressive Voices has been BUSY!

Posted by a 1:14 pm on August 20, 2008

Either that or I am getting behind…not sure which. Fred Berman and Bill Bumpus have three more programs of interest to S’Villans. First: Disabilities with guest Eileen Feldman, 2′nd: The History and Community Importance of Community Television with guest Wendy Blom. Exec. Dir. of SCAT and 3′rd: All about Green Jobs with guests Mary Jo Connelly and Laurie Leyshon. Check out their Video Blog to watch these and other Progressive Voices Programs. Progressive Voices… Mondays at 6pm on Somerville Community Access Television. Ch.3 on both the Comcast and RCN cable systems in Somerville.


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Info on Tufts Janitors Contract Negotiations and NEW BLOG!

Posted by a 3:21 pm on August 7, 2008

Fred Berman and Bill Bumpus interviewed a student at Tufts University about the ongoing contract negotiations between the Janitors at Tufts and the subcontractor for the school. If you would like to hear what Kevin Dillon has to say about the “Janitors Alliance” please click the link that will take you to the new blog for the Progressive Voices television show cablecast on Somerville Community Access Television. Channel 3 on the Comcast and RCN cable systems in Somerville.


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What will you do to get ready to go back to school?

Posted by a 9:59 am on August 5, 2008

This is the question we will ask students of all ages at the National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th. Join us at the National Night Out begining at 5:00 PM in Foss Park – not just to be interviewed for TV, but also to enjoy an evening of family fun and a celebration of peace and community.


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Tibetans Speak Out in Somerville

Posted by a 10:57 pm on July 29, 2008

On August 5, from 8 – 9 p.m. on SCAT’s celebrated DEAD AIR LIVE show, the Tibetan community will offer viewers a first-hand report of what Tibet was like before the Chinese invasion, and talk about what it was like to have to flee their beloved homeland and become exiled citizens of the world. Tune in to SCAT Channel 3 next Tuesday, for a fascinating and moving account of a beautiful culture and people, who cultivated the roof of the world.


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Spotlight on Somerville Voices

Posted by a 5:29 pm on July 14, 2008

A special thank you to Fred Berman for hosting an episode of “Talking About Somerville”. This program is currently being shown on Somerville Community Access Television, Tuesday nights at 9pm. The program highlights the good works of non profit organizations throughout Somerville.


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Incredible Video from our new studio cameras!

Posted by a 1:48 pm on June 11, 2008

New technology at Somerville Community Access Television means better video and show playback for all our Somerville viewers. (snip) …another reason that Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT) has won nationwide awards and remains a leader in the New England access television marketplace.


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Film Screening at the Somerville Theatre

Posted by a 10:12 pm on May 29, 2008

The Youth Media program at Somerville Community Television is hosting a free screening of short films shot by the youth members of THE NEXT GENERATION PRODUCERS. This screening will be at 6pm Tuesday June 3, at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.


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Living on Earth in Davis Square

Posted by a 5:26 pm on May 21, 2008

If you listen to a local NPR radio station like me, you’ve probably heard segments of Living on Earth with Steve Curwood, a program on the environment and environmental policy. After listening to this week’s show, I picked up on the fact that they broadcast from a studio in Davis Square, right down the hall from the office of the Somerville Journal, at 20 Holland Street Suite 408 to be exact.


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