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Somerville High School Spring Sportscast

Posted by a 6:06 pm on June 18, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues…


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Community and Diversity at Carnaval 2014

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Somerville Neighborhood News is a production of Somerville Community Access Television, made by professional journalists, volunteers and staff. The half-hour news show has as its mission to provide a lively, informative newscast focusing on the events, issues…


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Gay-Straight Alliance & the Day of Silence @ SHS!

Posted by a 3:13 pm on May 9, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QplkafI_wf8

Somerville, MA, May 7, 2014 – On April 11th, over 200 Somerville High School (SHS) students kept their mouths shut all day – no easy task for teenagers. Up until the last bell…


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The Rise of Somerville Homeless Youth

Posted by a 10:49 pm on April 1, 2014

The Rise of Somerville Homeless Youth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLoFyRgrTeiKjjT0QWCrA8dSg_ZxDk_V1M&feature=player_embedded&v=6ZTS9fMrNo8

by Somerville Neighborhood News


Youth homelessness is on the rise; at least…


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Watch Somerville Neighborhood News online!

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

Somerville Neighborhood News eps. 11
March 25, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB1YIUGilJc&feature=share&list=UUihzsbcApusRDw3PTTjwpHg

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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SNN Eps #9–SHS Quiz Team, Mystic Fashion Show, Affordable Housing & more!

Posted by a 4:58 pm on February 27, 2014

Somerville Neighborhood News is produced by the volunteers, interns and staff of SCATV. It is the only independent TV newscast created for Somervillens. We are trying to continuously raise awareness about this community resource and…


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Somerville Neighborhood News Screening 2/25 at 7pm

Posted by a 9:23 pm on February 24, 2014

Greetings–my name is Erica Jones and I work at Somerville Community Access TV. Below you will find some  upcoming community events that will hopefully enlighten, inspire, engage and help foster a stronger sense of community

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Somerville Public Library’s StoryCorps Kickoff Weekend

Posted by a 8:50 am on February 3, 2014

Share your story at the Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue (near City Hall) during the weekend of February 8 – 9, 2014- and be recorded by #StoryCorps!


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Somerville Neighborhood News #6 – Jan. 14 2014

Posted by a 10:19 pm on January 23, 2014

January 14, 2014 — Inauguration of the mayor, aldermen and school committee, homework at the high school, raising the first American flag, a program that promises good, local jobs during the Green Line extension (rerun) and homelessness (rerun). These stories and more…


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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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The Library Grows – Up?

Posted by a 11:16 am on March 26, 2013

Somerville Library as a digital laboratory, community service, and creative resource to both city and national users.


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Free Teen Creative Writing Program at Somerville Public Library Begins Sunday March 24

Posted by a 9:01 pm on March 19, 2013

Are you a teen who likes to write stories about aliens, blogs, flash fiction, or poems? Are you interested in becoming a novelist, short story writer or poet?


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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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SCATV Hiring High School Youth for Green Team Summer Project

Posted by a 1:24 pm on April 27, 2012

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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4th Annual SOS Soccer Tournament

Posted by a 1:31 pm on April 13, 2012

Save Our Somerville is running a soccer tournament on Patriots’ Day Monday, April 16th (rain or shine). The tournament will be held at Glen Park (Glen St. next to the Capuano School). Middle School sign-ins will be…


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Trader Joe’s has Social Justice Problems

Posted by a 11:31 pm on December 8, 2011

Surely there are many Somervillians among the many patrons and fans of Traders Joe national (specialty) retail grocery stores. While of little comparison to the retail behemoth in the news these days, Trader Joe’s is not without its problems. The following notice may be of interest.…


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Somerville Story Contest: We Have A Winner!

Posted by a 9:42 pm on May 23, 2011

Three winners, in fact.

First place, $100, goes to Francesca Zimmerman for her post on the need to renovate the high school


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Somerville story contest — first milepost

Posted by a 5:36 pm on May 9, 2011

We got only two entries by yesterday’s deadline for our “This Happened In Somerville” high school contest, but they are both excellent! There’s one on the spectacular rise of girls’ soccer and one on the state of the SHS auditorium.…


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History Has Been Made – Somerville Story Contest

Posted by a 11:06 am on April 26, 2011

Somerville is a tight-knit community, and when one succeeds, all succeed.  A great example of this happened back in 2008, and it happened to the Somerville High School girl’s Varsity Soccer team.

Boy’s soccer…


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3rd Annual Save Our Somerville Soccer Tournament

Posted by a 11:15 pm on April 7, 2011

Save Our Somerville is running a soccer tournament on Patriots’ Day Monday, April 18th (rain or shine). The tournament will be held at Glen Park (Glen St. next to the Capuano School). Middle School sign-ins will be at 8:00 AM. High School and Adult sign-ins will be at 10:30 AM.…


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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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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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Support Boys & Girls Club at Flatbread @ Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Posted by a 11:28 pm on February 28, 2011

Flatbread @ Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville’s Davis Square is sponsoring a charity event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester . Flatbread will donate $3.50 for every large and $1.75 for every small…


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Somerville School District Signs Disability Civil Rights Agreement With DOE

Posted by a 6:30 pm on January 12, 2011

In the first week of 2011, City of Somerville Mayor Joseph E. Curtatone and Somerville School District Superintendent Pierantozzi signed a Final Resolution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to voluntarily come into compliance regarding inaccessible public school facilities and programs. In addition, Somerville will redraft its policies regarding relocation and other accessibility accommodations.


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Youth and Adult Programs at the Veterans Memorial Rink!

Posted by a 2:11 am on December 11, 2010

The following programs are available at the Veterans Memorial Rink in Somerville.


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Groundwork Somerville: A Teen Perspective on the Bioneers by the Bay Conference

Posted by a 6:09 pm on November 1, 2010

What happens when many passionate people care about an important issue? A movement is created, a movement strong enough to inspire others to make change. Bioneers By The Bay is a conference that feeds a movement and wants to connect people from America to unite and fight for a more eco-friendly world.…


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Public comment on the nearly finished Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Posted by a 1:35 pm on October 25, 2010

The Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan of the Somerville Public Schools, due to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on 12/31, is open for public comment online at www.somerville.k12.ma.us/no_bullying.

We invite…


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7-12 Grade “Broadway Somerville” sign-up

Posted by a 7:26 pm on September 11, 2010

A free after school musical theatre group directed by Somerville Youth Arts Coordinator, Jimmy Del Ponte


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Cross-Mass Trekkers Hit Leominster

Posted by a 1:35 pm on August 10, 2010

Cross-Mass Trekkers hit Leominster

Here are John, Thomas, Michael and Danny stretching out for day 4 of their Trek for the Somerville Homeless Coalition (somervillehomelesscoalition.org) yesterday.  They are blogging a little as they go.  (Can you believe they have WiFi at campgrounds these days?) Read their comments on their website at https://sites.google.com/site/crossmass/home .…


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Cross Mass Trek Press Release

Posted by a 7:44 pm on August 1, 2010

Starting this Friday (August 6), four rising seniors from Somerville High’s Track and Cross Country teams will “trek” from a spot near the Quabbin Reservoir to the Aquarium Wharf (approximately 80 miles) to raise funds to support the Somerville Homeless Coalition.…


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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 Youth Lacrosse Spring 2011?

Posted by a 7:44 pm on June 22, 2010

Due to numerous recent inquiries about the sport, The Somerville Recreation Department is attempting to determine the level of interest for the sport of Lacrosse in the City of Somerville


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Free meals all summer for Somerville youth

Posted by a 10:56 am on June 21, 2010

FREE MEALS ALL SUMMER FOR ALL YOUTH STARTING JUNE 28TH.

FREE Breakfast for ALL Somerville youth on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning on June 29th in Albion Park and Grimmons…


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Mystic Ink Tour: Somerville-Cambridge Rolling Tomorrow

Posted by a 3:41 pm on June 18, 2010

Books of Hope’s

Mystic Ink Tour is keepin it live and rollin as it moves through New England bringing poetry performances by today’s youth and books that they’ve written to communities near you!…


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OPENAIR Circus starts next week: classes, teen intensive

Posted by a 10:56 am on June 17, 2010

The OPENAIR Circus opens its doors for the 25th time this summer.  Each year, over a hundred children ages 3-15 learn self confidence and an appreciation for community and the arts through a great variety…


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April 28th: Books of Hope will hold a poetry workshop and youth slam at the Somerville Library

Posted by a 5:08 pm on April 20, 2010

Books of Hope (a teen literacy and empowerment program based in the Mystic Housing Project) is presenting a poetry workshop and youth poetry slam featuring poet Everett Hoagland, Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, from 6-8PM at…


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Somerville Youth Soccer – NEW WEBSITE!

Posted by a 2:22 pm on March 26, 2010

The Somerville Youth Soccer web team has been working on a new site for the league. It is up and running and we hope you will find it useful. Log onto www.somervillesoccer.us


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News and Events in the Somerville Public Schools

Posted by a 10:06 am on March 19, 2010

YOU MIGHT HAVE ALREADY HEARD…
• Somerville High School’s drop-out rate continues to be on the decline. Get details in the press release issued by the Office of the Superintendent on Tuesday, March 16th, online…


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Become a sponsor of the Somerville High School Musical!

Posted by a 8:46 pm on November 17, 2009

We are writing to ask you to support the February 2010 Somerville High School production of Beauty and the Beast by purchasing an ad in the program book. You can find details on the range…


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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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Bullying in Somerville-Is it a problem?

Posted by a 2:16 pm on August 25, 2009

Bullying, is it a problem in Somerville-Why or why not? Prevention and how to deal with bullying in school.


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Good Choices Free Workshop For Parents

Posted by a 3:40 pm on August 24, 2009

Improve Family Bonding and Reduce Risk of Teenage Drug Use, Violence and Teen Pregnancy.  Register now.  See how below.

Guiding Good Choices is an interactive program for all parents of pre-teens and teens, children…


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TOPSoccer – Sunday Sept 13th

Posted by a 1:28 pm on August 6, 2009

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a FREE community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, age 7-18, who have a mental or physical disability.…


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Community Conversation on Bullying

Posted by a 6:33 pm on August 4, 2009

Are you, your friends, or your children being affected by bullies?
A discussion for YOUTH, PARENTS, AND SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS to discuss
• What is Bullying
• Types of Bullying
• Tips for youth to assist them with bullying
• Tips for parents to assist youth with bullying…


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National Night Out Against Crime & Drugs

Posted by a 5:00 pm on August 1, 2009

For the sixth consecutive year, Somerville Cares About Prevention (SCAP) will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Department to host the local celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime and Drugs.…


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New England Revolution vs L.A. Galaxy – Fundraiser Night!

Posted by a 9:32 am on July 7, 2009

The Somerville Youth Soccer League is putting together a Somerville Youth Soccer Fundraiser Night! … On Behalf of myself and the Somerville Youth Soccer League – we thank you for your support! Best, John Teves – Somerville Youth/Recreation Commissioner


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A Graduation Celebration you won’t want to miss

Posted by a 8:51 am on June 3, 2009

Please join The Welcome Project on June 7 for a graduation celebration for some special people from cultures and countries all over the world. These are the students in our youth language interpretation and adult language learners programs who have just completed a year’s worth of learning as language interpreters and English language learners.


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Teen Empowerment at Johnny D’s

Posted by a 9:55 pm on June 1, 2009

Change for a 10 Spot
Wednesday, June 3, at Johnny D’s from 8-11 pm
With a little help from our friends

We couldn’t do our work without friends like you! Join us on Wednesday…


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