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By SCATV Somerville - 6/22/15 - 8:02 pm

Summer is here and so is our next batch of media production classes. There are some great classes to sign up for! If you haven't already joined as a member, please sign up for an upcoming orientation, online here. You will receive discounted tuition rates. You can find the online of all our classes here and below are the upcoming classes:

By SCATV Somerville - 5/19/15 - 11:05 am

SCATV presents: Providing Farm Fresh Food to Our Neighbors in Need

Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...

By SCATV Somerville - 5/13/15 - 10:43 am

Help us dust off and unlock our community vaults! Join your neighbors for a special film screening at Davis Sq. Theater on June 20th at 3pm.

Saturday, June 20th! Jump back in time with us as we rediscover the history of community + place, and explore how it has changed. Or will we discover that it hasn’t changed much? The full line-up of videos will be announced late May. Community Vault proceeds will help support the mission of Somerville Community Access TV station--your local community media center.

By SCATV Somerville - 5/13/15 - 10:33 am

State Rep Bashes Obama's Agreements - SNN #39 - 5/5/2015

State Representative Denise Provost is “appalled” with what is going on in Washington, DC.

The Democratic representative of the 27th Middlesex District might not be a member of U.S. Congress, but two trade agreements being negotiated in secret by the Barack Obama administration – the Transpacific Trade Agreement (TPPA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP) – could have severe impact on the state of Massachusetts and even on the City of Somerville.

By SCATV Somerville - 5/13/15 - 10:27 am

Students Sit-In to Demand Divestment - SNN $39 - 5/5/2015

Students and alumni associated with Tufts Climate Action ended a three-day sit-in of Tufts President Anthony Monaco’s office on April 24th, claiming partial victory on their demand to meet with the administration to discuss why Tufts should divest from fossil fuel-related companies.

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By SCATV Somerville - 5/13/15 - 10:22 am

Housing Project Dividing Progressives - SNN #39 - 5/5/2015

A new, all-affordable apartment building will soon rise on the site of the old Boys & Girls Club, but it’s being built – in part – with non-union labor, which is dividing the city’s usually tight progressive community.

The $11 million dollar project that will rise at 181 Washington Street

By SCATV Somerville - 5/13/15 - 10:20 am

Heroin Overdoses On The Rise - SNN #39 - 5/5/2015 a

Overdoses from heroin and other opioids are on the rise in Somerville and police and other agencies are fighting back with more than arrests.

During the first three months of 2015, at least six people died; double the number who died in all of 2013, according to the Somerville Police Department.

“One is too many,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon told Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN). “Think about the loss of potential to the community, how that effects the family, the immediate family. It’s devastating.”

By SCATV Somerville - 5/6/15 - 12:17 pm

Newscast: Somerville Neighborhood News #39 - May 5, 2015

In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is “appalled” with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin and opioid epidemic and go to the city’s spring clean-up.

By SCATV Somerville - 3/26/15 - 8:26 pm

SCATV's Potluck & Lecture Series presents: The Business of Filmmaking

In the spirit of collaboration & community, please join us for our next Potluck and Lecture Series on Monday, March 30th at 7pm. It is free and open to the general public.

We will hear from Matt Martino of SVG Films LLC, and the director of "Chainsaw Maidens from Hell." He will talk about his horror film, the business of filmmaking and how you can be successful in the film industry today even if you don’t have a Hollywood-size budget. He will even screen a sneak peak into his new film.

By SCATV Somerville - 3/26/15 - 6:31 pm

Protesters Decry Union Square Process - SNN #36 - 3/24/2015

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – On March 11, some 50 residents, business owners and others marched and protested in Union Square to protest the ongoing planning process for Union Square redevelopment.

“Whose Somerville? Our Somerville! Whose Square? Our Square!” the marchers chanted as they carried signs and banners with slogans like “Development without displacement” and “Community Benefits Agreement ≠ City Benefits Agreement.”

By SCATV Somerville - 3/26/15 - 6:19 pm

Newscast: Somerville Neighborhood News #36 - Mar. 24, 2015

Somerville, MA, Mar. 25, 2015 – A number of community groups, non-profits, business owners and residents are not happy with the ongoing planning process for the redevelopment of Union Square.

About 12 acres, located on seven blocks of real estate, are slated to be redeveloped by a master developer, chosen by the City last year. Union Square Station Associates, or US2, is a consortium of firms – led by Chicago’s Magellan Development Group LLC and Boston’s Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. – that formed specifically to undertake the billion-dollar development.

By SCATV Somerville - 3/4/15 - 5:53 pm

Programming Spotlights: Watch on Ch.3 or online
Here are some SCATV programs featured for March. All shows are also streamed live on our website at www.scatvsomerville.org/watch.

By SCATV Somerville - 2/26/15 - 7:45 pm

Union Square Meetings Update - SNN #34 - 2/24/15

Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – Despite the freezing temperatures and mountains of snow, since early January residents have been trudging to meetings about the future of Union Square in the old Post Office.

The gatherings are hosted by City officials and by representatives of US2 (Union Square Station Associates), the master developer for the 12 acres on seven blocks of property in and around the square that are slated to be redeveloped.

By SCATV Somerville - 2/26/15 - 7:15 pm

No Business Like Snow Business - SNN #34

Somerville, MA, Feb. 24, 2015 – After weeks of immense back-to-back snowstorms, Somerville has now been hit with an unprecedented record of snowfall of over 95 inches, and that’s taking its toll on locally owned businesses.

Some local businesses say they have endured losses in revenue because of the weather that has resulted in limited mass transit, poor road conditions, parking problems, and clogged sidewalks.

By SCATV Somerville - 1/28/15 - 10:11 am

Newscast: Somerville Neighborhood News #32 - Jan. 27, 2015

Jan. 27, 2015 – Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the city’s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square “community benefits agreement,” visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why they’re upset the new mega-apartment building at Assembly Square will be built by non-union labor. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #32.

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By SCATV Somerville - 12/2/14 - 1:26 pm

It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.

Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X, we are excited to offer several special workshops.

By SCATV Somerville - 11/9/14 - 9:28 pm

On November 15th the Somerville Community Growing Center will be partnering with New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) to host a satellite viewing party of Seeds & Songs of Change at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come join us at the armory as we tune into the Berklee School of Music for an evening of music and grassroots activism. Cash bar and snacks will be available.

By SCATV Somerville - 10/24/14 - 1:42 pm

From SNN 25 - 10/21//14 - The Taxi Wars

By Elijah Kaplan, SNN reporter

Somerville, MA, Oct. 21 –New, relatively unregulated “ride sharing” transportation companies like Uber and Lyft earn the praise of travelers but are prompting protests from traditional taxi drivers and others.

Across the country, and the world, the media, public officials and others are discussing how to regulate the multi-million dollar industry. Some places – like Germany – have banned the service altogether. In Somerville and the Greater Boston Area, discussions are underway, but so far no regulations, much less bans, have been announced.

By SCATV Somerville - 10/22/14 - 1:39 pm

Newscast: Somerville Neighborhood News #25 - Oct. 21, 2014

Oct. 21, 2014 - Visit the Kiley Barrel site, march with the Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, learn how Tufts is trying to improve its treatment of victims of sexual abuse, see what's up with the Union Square "Community Benefits Agreement," and explore the taxi-Uber conundrum. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #25. Check out other episodes at www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org.
Somerville Neighborhood News is produced by the volunteers, interns and staff of SCATV.

By SCATV Somerville - 9/24/14 - 3:49 pm

From SNN 23 - 9/23/14 - Warren Wows Tufts, Despite Protests

by Jane Regan

Somerville, MA, September 23, 2014 – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wowed a crowd of some 500 students, faculty and neighbors on September 15 with stories from her youth, but she also issued dire warnings about the big banks, the lack of investment in education and the “hollowing out of the middle class.”

The senator was also protested by those who came to criticize her stand on the most recent chapter of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Once inside, however, Warren seemed to back away slightly from statements she made in August, saying that Palestinians had a right to self-defense.

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