Somerville Neighborhood Newscast #59

In this episode of Somerville Neighborhood News, you will find out everything you need to know about voting in the March 1 Presidential Primary before heading out to the polls. Political Icon Tip O’Neill coined the phrase, All Politics is Local. Even in a presidential election knocking on doors and manning the phones to ask for votes is an integral part of the campaign. SNN hits the sidewalk with some volunteer campaigners. Two thirds of Somerville residents are renters, and many of those are young and have no ties to the city, and no political involvement. Getting young voters to participate is good for them and for the process. Young Somerville takes on the issue. February is Black History Month. Sometimes history is taking place right in of us. Somerville’s first Poet Laureate, Nicole Terez Dutton shares one of her poems with us. The rocky ride of the Green Line Extension began more than a decade ago. SNN looks back at how and why the GLX project came about through the 2006 documentary “Off Track.” 

All these news stories and more in Somerville Neighborhood News #59. 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 and information impacting Somerville residents. SNN airs Tuesdays at 7pm on SCATV Ch.3 and online at http://www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org.

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