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Aug. 12, 2014 Somerville Neighborhood News

Posted by a 9:20 pm on August 13, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014 – Meet the director of the city’s Market Basket, go to a meeting with Union Square residents to discuss public space in the neighborhood, check out the dogs and dog-lovers who also…


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NEW HOME HELPS VETS GET ON TRACK

Posted by a 10:01 pm on August 3, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 29 – “It was really hard to come back,” the veteran explained, quietly. “My whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically


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BIKE SAFETY UPDATE

Posted by a 1:40 pm on August 1, 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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FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE CHESTNUT INVASION

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Somerville, MA, July 29, 2014 – Despite the work of giant skimming machines and the hundreds of volunteers, water chestnuts continue to clog the Mystic River.
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First introduced to the area in 1897 by…


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


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Somervillians Wary of Casinos

Posted by a 10:11 pm on July 20, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 15, 2014 – The Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision to allow a casino repeal measure on the November ballot has Somervillians talking about the billion-dollar casino and gambling industry again.
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US2 SAYS IT’S READY TO LISTEN

Posted by a 3:16 pm on July 17, 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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The Latest Somerville Neighborhood News show

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

Watch the Latest Newscast of Somerville Neighborhood News

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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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Playing Field Challenges in Somerville

Posted by a 3:58 pm on July 9, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 1, 2014 - Some of the city’s 18 playing fields are in bad shape, and almost all of them need to be repaired or renovated in one way or another. Parents, athletes, and…


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World Cup Fever in Somerville by Justin Page

Posted by a 12:58 pm on July 6, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 1, 2014 – The 2014 World Cup might be in Brazil, but in some parts of Somerville, the fans are yelling in Portuguese and Spanish and other languages, rooting for their home countries’…


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What to do in Somerville this Summer… SNN has the latest!

Posted by a 12:10 pm on July 5, 2014

Somerville, MA, July 1, 2014 – “Somerville in the summertime can be tough because there’s no body of water,” Julia Wallerce said. But she loves “taking long walks on the community path.” Other residents, like listening…


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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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Somerville High School Spring Sportscast

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

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SNN: “Styrofoam Ban Largely Ignored”

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SOMERVILLE DEMS AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

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Somervillians Support Fight for $15 Minimum Wage

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Community and Diversity at Carnaval 2014

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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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WHAT IS COOKING AT SOMERVILLE HIGH?

Posted by a 6:37 pm on June 9, 2014

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Somerville, MA, June 3, 2014 – Every year, some 50 future chefs learn to chop, baste, mince and sauté in the Somerville High School Culinary Arts program.

“The Culinary Arts program started in 1981,”…


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SNN: Plastic Bag Ban Moves Forward

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Somerville, MA, June 3, 2014 – Somerville may join the growing list of Commonwealth cities and towns that ban or restrict the use of plastic bags, and neither city officials nor most of those…


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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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Union Square on SNN and WGBH!

Posted by a 11:10 am on May 14, 2014

There has been a decent amount of coverage in the media with regards and scrutiny to Union Square and its future redevelopment. In case you missed them, here are two recent news segments, one piece…


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Two Tufts Student Protest Against Abuses

Posted by a 5:02 pm on May 9, 2014

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Somerville, MA, May 7, 2014 – Despite being distracted by exams and end of year ceremonies and activities, Tufts University students twice recently took to the streets and the Quad to protest policies…


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Working to Clean Up the Mystic River

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Somerville, MA, May 7, 2014 – Ducks and boaters don’t seem to mind, but many humans and associations do, and so does the Environmental Protection Agency. The water in the Mystic River is consistently…


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Housing and the Increasing Wealth Gap in Somerville

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Somerville, MA, May 7, 2014 – To cap his series on affordable housing, Somerville Neighborhood News reporter Peter Balonon-Rosen, a senior at Tufts University, sat down with Professor Emeritus Reebee Garofalo.

Garofalo, who…


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

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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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2013 SCATV Program Highlights!

Posted by a 8:13 am on May 1, 2014

Excerpts from Somerville Community Access TV programs that aired between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. This video is divided into 3 categories: Arts & Culture, Youth and Community Information. SCATV


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Somerville Neighborhood News Eps. 12

Posted by a 9:58 am on April 10, 2014

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April 8, 2014 – Attend the Deanna Cremin memorial and hear from her sister, learn how Somerville is fighting against the overdose epidemic, visit the Irish Film Festival, learn about air pollution near Route…


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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

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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

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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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SNN reports on TEDxSomerville

Posted by a 10:53 pm on March 13, 2014

TEDxSomerville: Causing a Ruckus at Brooklyn Boulders

On March 30th, Brooklyn Boulders will be transformed into a giant lecture and performance space by the volunteers involved with TEDxSomerville. “My hope is that we bring…


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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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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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Will Somerville residents get jobs on the GLX?

Posted by a 10:20 pm on January 23, 2014

Will Sville residents get jobs on the Green Line extension? Check out this excerpt from Somerville Neighborhood News #6.…


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Somerville Neighborhood News #6 – Jan. 14 2014

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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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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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The (Pathetic & Dangerous) Beat Goes On

Posted by a 9:43 pm on October 1, 2013

The City of Somerville has been adding more and more Hubway Bike Stations around the city, adding more and more cyclists to the urban transport mix. This fall, cyclists have been out in force.

But has City Hall taken the very necessary initiative of educating cyclists about local bike and pedestrian public safety laws? Or providing enforcement of those laws?…


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Free Film “URBAN ROOTS” Wed 5/29

Posted by a 11:18 am on May 20, 2013

Somerville Climate Action Film Series Presents:
“URBAN ROOTS: When Everything Collapses Plant Your Field Of Dreams,” at the Armory facility, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. Discussion of urban farming will follow.


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(Free Movie) EMPOWERED: Power From the People

Posted by a 4:58 pm on April 3, 2013

Somerville Climate Action and Rep. Denise Provost present a free film,

Empowered: Power From the People

Tompkins County, NY is one of the cloudiest, least windy places in the country, and yet its residents…


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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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Free Movie: Mother Nature’s Child

Posted by a 1:24 pm on March 23, 2013

Somerville Climate Action, Rep. Denise Provost and The Growing Center present a free film:

MOTHER NATURE’S CHILD

Mother Nature’s Child explores nature’s powerful role in children’s health and
development through the experience of…


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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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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!

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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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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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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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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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6/19: Growthbusters – Film screening – How do we become a sustainable civilization? 7-9pm

Posted by a 10:15 pm on June 10, 2012

Presented by State Representative Denise Provost and Somerville Climate Action. Rather than dispensing facts about climate change; peak energy, food and water; and biodiversity loss, this film examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally.


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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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Be verrry verrry quiet…I’m hunting butterflies!

Posted by a 5:24 pm on May 12, 2012

Now, this may not be the type of “wildlife sightings” report on the city that Somerville Voices expected to cover. But it’s what’s happening today at my house, and I wanted to share it. (with video)…


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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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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 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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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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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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“What a Deal!” An animation about Stand For Children’s ballot question

Posted by a 3:05 pm on February 7, 2012

I hope you enjoy (and share!) this Xtranormal animation from Citizens for Public Schools about the Stand For Children’s ballot initiative:

Stand’s proposal is now before the legislature. If the legislature doesn’t…


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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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SCAT Wants Your Opinions on 9/11

Posted by a 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 Voices open meeting Sunday, 5/29

Posted by a 10:01 pm on May 26, 2011

Somerville Voices will hold an open meeting this Sunday, May 29, 6 to 8 pm at the Visiting Nurses assisted living facility, 259 Lowell Street. Come with your ideas for making our blog better…


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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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herby interview: Talented students in Somerville This happened in Somerville

Posted by a 11:30 am on May 12, 2011

An exploration of the talented students at Somerville High and the amazing work they have done.


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Video production workshop for middle school students

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High-Stakes Testing and No Child Left Behind: An Animated Debate

Posted by a 4:57 pm on April 11, 2011

Inspired partly by Somerville data walls, I’ve made this animation about high-stakes testing and NCLB.


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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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Centro Presente holds Statehouse protest

Posted by a 4:42 pm on February 16, 2011

What began as an organized Statehouse rally by Somerville-based immigrant advocacy group Centro Presente Monday ended in a stand-off with Patrick administration officials after he would not receive the group personally.…


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KyAnn, Joe, and a Reindog Shop Local on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 6:02 pm on November 25, 2010

[11/23/2010]

Greater Somerville takes its show on the road to kickoff the holiday season,
encourage local shopping, taste some great wines and prove that reindogs can
host a TV talk show.…


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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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Watch Ward 2 Alderman MaryAnn Heuston on Greater Somerville

Posted by a 10:26 pm on November 17, 2010


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Watch Somerville Pundits Jim Campano and Dan Hurley on Greater Somerville

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DE-paving the Way to Safe Climate follow-up

Posted by a 11:56 am on October 14, 2010

Somerville Climate Action and co-sponsors Groundwork Somerville, Mystic River Watershed Association, Students for a Just and Stable Future, and Ocean River Institute held a successful de-paving event on Monday, taking up asphalt in 2 yards…


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Watch Two Great Interviews About Affordable Housing and Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Posted by a 10:28 pm on October 6, 2010

First, James Madden with the Campaign to Protect Affordable Housing discusses campaign initiatives, November’s ballot Question 2 concerning 40B affordable housing, and whether or not it should be repealed. In the previous episode, Joe and KyAnn interview Jed Lippard, Head of School at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School. Only on Greater Somerville


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9/21 Pat Jehlen on Greater Somerville on Budget Cuts, Casino Gambling, Politics

Posted by a 10:53 pm on September 27, 2010

Hosts Joe Lynch & KyAnn Anderson discuss the impact of budget cuts, casino gambling & the benefits of political competition during election season with Massachusetts State Senator & longtime Somerville resident, Pat Jehlen.

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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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Sen. Pat Jehlen : This is the worst budget year we’ve ever faced

Posted by a 9:41 pm on April 14, 2010

On Tuesday evening, State Sen. Pat Jehlen sat down with Joe Lynch for his show “Greater Somerville” on SCAT to discuss the pending driving bill, the shrinking state budget, health care reform, and casino gambling. I just watched the show and took some notes from their conversation.…


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Somerville Launches YouTube Pitch to Lure Google Broadband

Posted by a 10:46 pm on March 30, 2010

My son’s in the second letter ‘g’ in “Google” at Dilboy Field


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The story of Kwanzaa on SCAT

Posted by a 9:42 pm on December 8, 2009

A new video on SCAT: Host Janet Cormier and guest De Ama Battle discuss the history and traditions of Kwanzaa.…


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Eating local in Somerville

Posted by a 3:47 pm on November 11, 2009

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A new documentary by Wendy Blom, SCAT Executive Director, looks at how Somerville residents take advantage…


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SCAT At-large Candidates’ Forum

Posted by a 9:42 pm on October 26, 2009

What’s the biggest problem facing our city?
Compare your answer with what the five candidates for alderman-at-large said they’re hearing door-to-door. They all took part…


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