Friday, September 17, 2010

Paul Adams Wins GOP Primary for State Rep.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Paul Adams won the Republican Primary election for State Representative in the 17th Essex House Legislative District, defeating Sal Tabit. On Friday, September 17th, The Bean Media caught up with Adams to speak with him about his election victory. In November, Adams will compete against Democrat Patricia Commane for the State Representative seat being vacated by Democrat Barry Finegold. For more info on Adams, visit For more info on Commane, visit

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cambridge City Council passes resolution in support of the DREAM Act

On Monday, August 2, 2010, The City Council of Cambridge, MA unanimously passed a resolution in support of a proposed piece of federal legislation known as the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrant students, if those students graduate from college or a trade school or join the military. The 9-0 vote was symbolic, as the The City Council doesn't have the legislative authority to make the DREAM Act a law (that will have to be done by Congress and the President), but it was a local show of support for the sentiment behind the proposed federal legislation. Before the Council voted on the resolution, it heard public comments from Christopher Hope - a local Christian minister, human rights activist, and author of the resolution - as well as from other student immigration activists and local residents. The Bean Media was on hand to capture those public comments. In this clip, Christopher Hope addresses the Council.

. In this clip, student immigrant activist Isabel Vargas addresses the Council.

In this clip, student immigrant activist Filipe Zamborlini addresses the Council.

. In this clip, student immigrant activist Renata Teodoro addresses the Council.

. In this clip, student immigrant activist Kyle A. de Beausset addresses the Council. For more on Kyle and his efforts, visit

In this clip, Donna Barry (a Cambridge resident, and co-founding member of Cambridge-Somerville for Change), addresses the Council. For more on Cambridge-Somerville for change, visit
. For more information on the DREAM Act, visit

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Bean Media catches up with Sal Tabit The Bean Media catches up with Sal Tabit, who is running for State Representative for the 17th Essex House Legislative District. This interview took place on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. For more information on Tabit, visit his website at

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Bean Media talks with two candidates for elected office; one for State Rep., the other for U.S. Congress

Paul Adams is running for State Representative in the 17th Essex House Legislative District. The Bean Media caught up with Adams as he gathered signatures from voters, to get his name on the ballot. For more info on Paul Adams, visit more info on the republican candidate Adams is running against in the Primary Election on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Sal Tabit - visit Fore more info on Barry Finegold - the man who currently holds the office that Adams and Tabit are trying to get elected to - visit The following videos are part one and two of an interview The Bean Media conducted with Sam Meas, who is running for Congress in Massachusetts's 5th congressional district. For more info on Meas, visit Niki Tsongas is the incumbent in that seat, and the person Meas is trying to defeat. To find out more info on Tsongas, visit .

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Tea Party Express Rolls into Boston

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, (the day before "tax day" - the day on which federal and state income tax returns are due to the government) the Tea Party Express rolled into Boston to hold a protest rally on Boston Common. Tea Party activists expressed their anger and opposition to what they see as out of control spending and high levels of taxation by the government. The 'Tea' in the Tea Party Rally movement has come to stand for "taxed enough already," however, it originally was a reference to the historical event known as 'The Boston Tea Party,' which played an important role in The American Revolution. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to pay taxes to the British Government on three shiploads of tea that were docked at a nearby wharf and ready to be unloaded, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. While the aim of that action was to protest taxation without representation, the goal of the modern day Tea Party movement is to influence elections, and curb government spending and levels of taxation. Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin headlined the event on Boston Common, giving a speech that fired up the activists in the crowd. The Bean Media was on hand to capture the rally and talk with Tea Party activists.

Monday, February 22, 2010

ABC's "World News with Charles Gibson" in Boston Recap/Promo for The Bean Media

On Monday, June 08, 2009, ABC's "World News with Charles Gibson" was in Boston. Gibson filed a report on the economic success of Fenway Park amid the current economic crisis, and then anchored the "World News" newscast atop a parking garage located next to The Hard Rock Cafe. The Bean Media was on site and captured exclusive behind the scenes footage of the newscast. This video is a recap, and serves as a promo for The Bean Media Blog.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Voters Make Their Voices Heard in Historic U.S. Senate Election

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the eyes of the nation were on Massachusetts and its special election, as Bay State voters elected State Senator Scott Brown of Wrentham in a politically earthshattering upset win over State Attorney General Martha Coakley, to fill the U.S. Senate Seat held by Ted Kennedy for 47 years. The Bean Media caught up with voters outside of City Hall in Boston, to find out what issues mattered most to them in this historic election.