Saturday, March 23, 2013

Project Bread Walking for Hunger

Monday, January 28, 2013

Somerville Citizen Transportation Update

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

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Elizabeth Peabody House

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

Labels: , , , ,

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Foreclosure Prevention with CNAHS and the Somerville Community Corporation

Jennifer Jonassaint. Program Manager of the Mortgage Assistance program at Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services (CNAHS), leads a discussion about how Somerville and Cambridge residents can get help when threatened with mortgage foreclosure. Other guests were Thais DeMarco, Director of the SCC Asset Building Program, and Dr. Daisy Obi, a Somerville homeowner who was helped by the organizations.

Labels: , , , ,

Friday, January 04, 2013

Mayor Curtatone on the MIMBY Initiative

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.

Labels: , , , ,

Friday, October 19, 2012

Overturn Citizens United

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

Labels: , , , ,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Somerville Town Meeting on the Community Preservation Act

This Town Meeting was held at SCATV on October 15, 2012 in advance of the November 6 election that will include the Act as Ballot Question #4. "Greater Somerville" Host Joe Lynch moderated the discussion with the knowledgable panel and studio audience. The panelists were Denise Provost, State Representative; Shelly Goehring, of MAHA and the Community Preservation Coalition; Dick Bauer, Historic Preservation Commission; Mary Cassesso, Affordable Housing Trust Fund; and Alan Moore, Friends of the Community Path.

Labels: , ,

Candidates Debate for State Representative in the 26th Middlesex District

"Greater Somerville" Host Joe Lynch moderates this debate with the three candidates for the position of State Representative in the 26th Middlesex District which includes part of East Somerville. The candidates are Mike Connolly (Progressive Independent), Tim Toomey (Incumbent Democrat), and Thomas Vasconcelos (Republican). the debate was held at SCATV on October 16, 2012 and runs about 1.5 hours.

Labels: , , ,

Friday, July 27, 2012

Community Action Agency of Somerville Bed Bug Summit

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

Labels: , , , , ,

Monday, July 09, 2012

Special Edition of Greater Somerville: Maxwell's Green

Join Host Joe Lynch on a tour of Maxwell's Green, the new residential development in the center of Somerville. He is accompanied by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone as well as Kyle Warwick and Ted Tobin, representatives of the development company, Gates Residential Properties. Produced on June 26, 2012 by Somerville Community Access Television.

Labels: , , , , ,

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Meeting on Affordable Housing in Union Square

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

Labels: , , , ,

Saturday, June 09, 2012

McCarthy Overpass Meeting 5/31/12

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

Labels: , , ,

Friday, April 06, 2012

Project Bread's Walk for Hunger

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

Labels: , , ,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tufts University President Monaco on Greater Somerville

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

Labels: , , ,

Friday, March 02, 2012

MBTA Service Cuts and Fare Increases

This program considers the changes that were proposed to deal with the MBTA's dire financial condition. Panelists are State Representative Denise Provost, Victory Allah of Urban Family Outreach, Ellin Reisner of STEP, and Rafael Mares, Attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation. Following the discussion is footage from the February 28 rally in Somerville in opposition to the proposed changes.

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Congressional Report with Rep. Michael Capuano

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

Labels: , , ,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

Friday, December 02, 2011

Shift Your Shopping

Mimi Graney, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets and Joe Grafton, Executive Director of Somerville Local First, discuss the community benefits of buying from local stores. They have a campaign called "Shift Your Shopping" that encourages Somerville residents to do their holiday shopping at small local stores rather than the big chain stores.

Labels: , , , ,

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Host Melitta King speaks with leaders of three Somerville non-profit organizations that advocate for better transportation in the City. The panelists are Ellin Reisner of Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership, Alex Epstein of the Somerville Bicycle Advisory Committee, and Lynn Weissman of the Friends of the Community Path.

Labels: , , , ,

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Somerville: The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Somerville Ward 7 Alderman Prelim. Election Discussion

This SCATV program, hosted by "Greater Somerville" producer, Joe Lynch, is an opportunity for Somerville residents of Ward 7 to get to know the positions of Joan Whitney Puglia, the only candidate who participated of the three who were invited. Asking the questions are Boston Globe Correspondent Danielle Dreillenger and Somerville Journal Editor Jillian Fennimore. The Preliminary election will be held on September 13.

Labels: , , ,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Talking About Somerville Food Security

Daniel LeBlanc, CEO of Somerville Community Corporation, discusses food security, food pantries, and nutrition in Somerville. His guests are Mark Alston-Follansbee of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, Paul Kuhne of the Elizabeth Peabody House, Tara Anderson of Catholic Charities, and Lisa Brukilacchio of the Somerville Community Health Agenda.

Labels: , , ,

Talking About Somerville Services for Seniors

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

Labels: , , ,

Talking About Somerville After School Programs

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

Labels: , , ,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Somerville, The Most Interesting Place on the Planet

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Climate Change in Somerville

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

Labels: , ,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

¿Qúe Es Depaving?

In Spanish, a look at how depaving helps the environment, especially in communities that have little green space. Produced by Somerville Community Access Television and Somerville Climate Action. April 2011.

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Connecting Children with the Natural World

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

Labels: , , ,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cambridge Health Alliance:Somerville Hospital Campus

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

Labels: , ,

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's A Strange World: Brickbottom Gallery Exhibit

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

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Actors' Shakespeare Project Winter Festival

The Actors' Shakespeare Project introduces its Winter season, three plays to be presented in the Storefront at 255 Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville. Directors Doug Lockwood, David R. Gammons and Allyn Burrows discuss the plays they will direct. Actor Tamara Hickey moderates.

Labels: , , , ,

Friday, January 28, 2011

SCATV Members Night & Awards

Featuring the "Best of" awards for 2010..the SCATV Annual Members Meeting and Awards Night recorded Jan 27, 2011. ; Hosted by Matt Landry and Joe Lynch, the special guests included U.S. Senator Michael Capuano, MA State Senator Pat Jehlen, MA State Representative Denise Provost, City of Somerville Communications Director Michael Meehan and more!
Congratulations to all our members and most specifically to all the evening's honorees!

Labels: , ,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

About Somerville - The Healing Exchange - Brain Trust

Tonight Melitta King learns more about The Healing Exchange - Brain Trust from her guest Samantha Jane Scolamiero. ; Please visit to support the Brain Trust. For more information about the works of The Healing Exchange - Brain trust visit


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mystic Chorus Holiday Program

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

Friday, December 03, 2010

Jeff Jam Holiday Sing Song Show 2010

Congrats to Jeff, special thanks to Alison, Tarsia and Anita...what a fun time for all involved with this year's Jeff Jam Holiday Sing Song Show 2010. More information about Jeff and his music for children can be found here. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Labels: , , ,