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SOAPBOX in July 2018

Soapbox is all new in July.The show, hosted by Mauro DePasuale, has been in production since 1993 and we have produced over 1168 shows. Tune in on Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm to WCCA TV Ch. 194 in Worcester or as it streams live online at those times at wccatv.com.

Topics of this month’s shows are stART event in September, Immigration, the Ecotarium and Technology Safety, and much much more…. See past episodes at wccatv.com , just search Video on Demand for Soapbox. To be a guest, email tracy@wccatv.org . We will be airing encore episodes of Soapbox in August and September but we return with all new shows in October. Happy Summer!

Related fun fact: The beautiful theme music for SOAPBOX is title “Welcome Bach” composed and performed by our Executive Director and host Mauro DePasquale and his JAZZED UP Trio

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CELEBRATE COMMUNITY TELEVISION TONIGHT at BULL MANSION (Thursday June 14, 2018)

LOOKING FORWARD TO WCCA TV’s CELEBRATING COMMUNITY TELEVISION EVENT TONIGHT AT BULL MANSION 6:30 PM Members, 7:00 General Public. Lydia Fortune and Phil Nigro Performing, light food, cash bar. Join us in saying THANK YOU to our any volunteers and community producers. MEET THE STARS FROM YOUR BACKYARD ! TONIGHT !
WCCA Members FREE, Non-Members $1.00 or more donations accepted.

The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2017

The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2017

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Mark your calendar for WCCA TV’s Antiques and Collectibles Day on Saturday, June 17th from 9 am – 3 pm. The event will be held at our facility, located at 415 Main Street in downtown Worcester. We will have appraisers here to help you figure out how valuable your “hidden treasure” may be. Bring your items to be appraised! The cost is $5 per item, limited to two items per person. All proceeds will benefit our non-profit programming. We hope to see you there! As always, thank you for your support!!
Is your teenager looking for something fun to do in August?! Have them join WCCA TV’s Video Maker’s Clubhouse!! Scholarship(s) available thanks to Bay State Savings Bank!! This summer program will be held for four weeks in August, from 9 am – 4 pm, at the WCCA TV studio. The program is available to ages 13 – 18. For more information, visit wccatv.com or call 508-755-1880.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

People “Run on Dunkin“.. and they win! On May 16, 2017, one lucky Dunkin’ Donuts guest at the Grafton-Street Worcester store was surprised with $1,000.00 as part of a national program to “Freeze the Day” and celebrate the launch of the Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. WCCA TV was there to surprise the lucky winner, Stephen Carrigan.

Commonwealth Conversations, co-sponsored by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport), and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), is a statewide listening tour of various geographic regions. The overall goal of Commonwealth Conversations is to foster more civic engagement in the community and help each Senator learn more about issues outside of his or her own district while visiting with local residents, businesses, and interest groups to listen directly to their needs and concerns. Adam Rice and Bradley Bedard of WCCA TV recorded the Conversations at the Seven Hills Foundation.

Armenians Got Talent! – Interview features the show’s talent coordinator, Linda Bullock, discussing the upcoming new edition of the biannual event with two young performers. The talent show featuring parishioners of all ages performing various musical and dance numbers, took place in the Cultural Center of the Armenian Church Of Our Saviour, at 34 Boynton Street in Worcester, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Community Forum: Sam Quinones, Author of “Dreamland, The True Tale of American Opiate Epidemic” was presented by the Worcester County DA, Joseph D. Early Jr.. The forum was recorded by Adam Rice for WCCA TV, Channel 194.

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WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox, hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale and guest host Steve D’Agostino. The new episodes will feature Jim Uhlman and Jessica Berube Mello from the German Shepherd Resource and Rescue Center; Diego Alves to tell us about Go Petie; alcohol and drug councilor Gary Blanchard; Catherine Jones Dickson, the adult swimming coordinator for US Masters Swimming; Patti Holland from the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center; and Amanda Carr, the Executive Director at WICN radio station in Worcester. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Kevin O’Sullivan, the President and CEO of Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives and Grace Carmark, the Executive Director of the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. You don’t want to miss this episode of BHC!
  • 508 is a WCCA TV show about Worcester. This episode features a talk with people at the weekly peace vigil in Lincoln Square, a demonstration that’s been going on for nearly 30 years.
  • Connecting The Dots is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Paul Medeiros from Easter Seals Massachusetts.
  • Your coffee break is not complete without Coffee With Konnie. Join City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with Tom Christo and Carol Laska, volunteers of the Albanian Festival. The festival is taking place on June 2, 3, 4, 2017.
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, host Bill Safer announces the Antiques and Collectibles Day to be held at the WCCA TV studio on June 17, 2017. In another episode, Bill’s guest is Bill Lapan from Gina’s Antique and Auction Gallery. Fine crystal is today’s treasure.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. This episode’s topic is This Ban Can’t Stand. Tune into WCCA TV to know your civil rights!
  • Do businesses located on non-profit facilities have to pay taxes? Tune into this episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say on this matter. In another episode, the guys talk about the many signs of Worcester.
  • Activate Worcester is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and
    become active in Worcester. Host Ron Motta welcomes Kelly Trefry to the show.
  • A Bridge To Better Mental Health explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Your host is Lorie Martiska. Lorie’s guests are Brenda Vezina and Vesper Judith Moore. The topic of discussion is The Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill talks about recent activities in Worcester.
  • Tune into another episode of Smart Meters. This episode features Hazards, Myths, and Science of EMFs: Building Biologist Oram Miller.
  • Senior Speak is a program by WCCA TV in collaboration with the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all. Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, located at 128 Providence St., on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be a part of the show!
  • Video Jam is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist includes: Malea/ You’ll Never Fix My Heart, Emeline/ Angel, John Haesemeyer/ Maybe If I Try, Laust Sonne/ Reckless, John “Papa” Gros/ Cocaine & Chicken Fricassee, Cade Thompson/ Treasures, Jaylon Ashaun/ Settle, Force Meds/ Don’t Rush, and more! Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!!
  • Host Tracy Foley also brings to you Video Jam Rive Special – Spring 2017. You don’t want to miss this exciting show, featuring artists from Oliver James to Nik Salazar. Turn up your volume and enjoy!
  • Ben Behind The Scenes is a WCCA TV show that showcases music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced and hosted by Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into another episode of pure entertainment.
  • Welcome to another yummy episode of Cooking with Georgia + Dez. Georgia and Dez prepare a chicken with mushrooms pie and a chicken pasta casserole. You will love these awesome recipes! Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!
  • Nuestra Esperanza is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey.

About WCCA TV

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

  • To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • To promote communication through community use of media

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!
WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!

Level the media playing field. Do you feel there is simply too much news about Trump or Obama and perhaps wish other matters can make the news on television? Public Access Television is the solution. YOU ARE THE MEDIA with Community Public Access television.

WCCA TV will be CLOSED MONDAY Feb 13, 2017 due to severe winter storm

WCCA TV Studio and In Facility Activities Closed on MONDAY February 13 due to severe winter storm conditions.

All Community Productions, Intern and Student classes and workshops,and volunteer activities are cancelled for today.

You can still watch all your favorite WCCA TV programs on Cable ch 194 or streaming at wccatv.com or our new Facebook live stream at WCCA TV now Streams on Facebook Too!!

Be safe

Thank you

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
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WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.
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WCCA TV News Letter January – February 2017

WCCA TV Newsletter – January 2017

All Happening at WCCA TV

Testimonial by Bill Safer, Host of ‘Hidden Treasures’:

Many thanks to the WCCA TV staff and all the people who make this station fantastic! Another show done and I am at my 50th show! I get contacted, sometimes in person, about my show. People have given me a shout-out at CVS, supermarkets, and even in front of the studio! Since WCCA is worldwide on the internet, I have received questions from places like Iceland, Italy, China and many others. A gentleman in Florida was watching his computer TV and landed on WCCA and my show! Now we are pen-pals! Thanks again everyone, your work and dedication do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Most Sincerely,
Bill Safer

WCCA Special Presentations:

The WCCA TV ‘New Voices Awards – Singing and Poetry Competition’ is an exciting opportunity for youth in Worcester to showcase their singing as well as their poetry talent and skills. This year it was especially difficult for the judges to make their choice about who would win, because the talent was incredible!! See for yourself: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICESFINALE2016 . This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council. Thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV, The People’s Channel!!

WCCA TV was recently invited to record the District Attorney and the Central Mass Opiod Task Force ‘Opiod Awarenss Forum’ at the Worcester Technical High School. It was a unique opportunity for Worcester public school parents to hear directly from public safety officials about current state and local efforts to combat the opiod epidemic and to get substance abuse and prevention information: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/OPIODAWARENESSFORUM

WCCA TV PROGRAMMING

Time for a coffee break and another episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Join Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Charles Longeway, the author of the book “Worcester’s Forgotten Catacombs”: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE483

Should substitute teachers in Worcester get a pay raise? Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about this issue: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE288 . In another episode, the guys make their predictions about what’s going to happen in Worcester in 2017: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE286

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show that informs viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show, Ron Madnick, talks about U.S. Supreme Court Case: Detention and Torture of Muslim Prisoners in USA: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS249 . In another episode, Ron talks about the history of the separation of Church and State in the US: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS248

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a non-traditional legal program with emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomesLindsey Silva, the Quality Improvement Nurse at Family Health Center of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS20

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Allison Chisolm, the author of ‘The Presiding Genius of the Place’; Alex Corrales from the Worcester Housing Authority’s ‘A Better Life’ Program; and Chantel Bethea from ‘Women in Action’: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER75

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guests are Worcester City Councilor, Michael Gaffney, and his wife, Coreen: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER170

CLOSE TO HOME is a WCCA program about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the show, Molly Finn, welcomes Anne Fox, the president of Mass Citizens For Life: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME488 . In another episode, Molly talks to Father Bill McCarthy: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME486

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA52_201701

HIDDEN TREASURES is a show that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host Bill Safer welcomes Mark Alzapiedi back tho the show to talk about vintage toys: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES49

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV program that shows the viewers the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes Amarildo Silva to explain how a kitchen remodel is done: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE18

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist includes: AV Supersunshine/ Love NYD, Hotei/ Move It, Secret Friend/ Something’s Happening, My Silent Bravery / Warning Signs, Mako/ Wish You Back, Virginia to Vegas/ Lights Out, Matt Citron / Stay Down, The Album Leaf/ Between Waves, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM919 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

Spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music WITH VIDEO JAM COUNTRY, hosted by Tracy Foley. This show features: Blackberry Smoke/ Sunrise in Texas, Jeff Bates/ That Thing We Do, Stephanie Quayle/ Drinking with Dolly, Jesse Dayton/Possum Ran Over My Grave, Camille Rae/ But I Want You, Cody McCarver/ Rise Up, Mo Pitney/ Everywhere, Drew Baldridge/ Train: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY138 . Enjoy!!

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a half hour show of music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced by Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into WCCA TV for another episode of this entertaining program: http://www.wccatv.com/video/ben-behind-the-scenes/BENBEHINDTHESCENES23

Tune into a new episode of SMART METERS. Featured in this episode: Canadian EMF activists raise issues about the 5G network and antenna installations; Suzanne Somers speaks against smart meters; Ali McGraw speaks against tower installations; Montgomery activists regarding Wifi in schools: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS67

SENIOR SPEAK is a WCCA program recorded at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed, and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK663. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV, now seen on cable Channel 194!

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

*To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
*To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
*To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
*To promote communication through community use of media

WCCA TV, Channeling Community Since 1986!

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: February 3, 2016

TAXES DONE FOR FREE (For qualified tax payers) AND A CHANCE TO RECEIVE SOME EXTRA CASH
WCCA TV is a media sponsor of the Worcester Free Tax Service, an organization whose mission is to raise low income families about the poverty line while moving them to financial stability. They bring awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance . There are several locations in the City that can prepare your taxes, for free, if you are eligible. Visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/worcesterfreetaxservice to find out more.

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WCCA TV GALA ANNUAL MICHAEL BAFARO HUMANITARIAN AWARD CELEBRATION 2016

The WCCA TV Board of Directors and I invite you to join our steering committee to help organize and select nominees for the prestigious The Bafaro Humanitarian Award Gala to be held in November of 2016.

The Bafaro Humanitarian Awards will be seeking nominees throughout our community of those who exemplify a life dedicated to humanitarian service.

This event is WCCA TV’s only major fundraising event, raised to support our on-going community programming that serves to empower all who live, work and study in Worcester by providing public access television on cable and the world wide web, cutting edge technology, professional resources, education, a diversity of ethnic, cultural, youth and senior programming and more. This year’s event is the kick off for WCCA first studio / facility renovation project capital campaign iSMARTT Center project.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with comments and suggestions and I look forward to working with you,

To help or for more information contact: Mauro DePasquale at mauro@wccatv.com or at 508-755-1880

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IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE
A poignant PSA about SEX TRAFFICKING
by our friends at MetroEast Community Media in Gresham, Oregon.

http://yourdream.liveyourdream.org/2016/02/438/

“Her Trafficker told us he was her boyfriend. He went to church with us. But behind closed doors, he was selling her.”

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THANK YOU CITY MANAGER ED AUGUSTS for crediting WCCA TV
A Report to the City Council, submitted at last night’s Council meeting, expressed City Manager’s recognition of the value of WCCA TV as a resource for the City of Worcester and their efforts to make Worcester an ever progressing community. His report referred to two PSA’s addressing voter awareness produced by WCCA TV volunteers Edith Morgan on her show “SENIOR SPEAK” and Senator Harriette Chandler’s Beacon Hil Chat. These productions were produced and aired on WCCA TV and at wccatv.com prior to the local elections. WCCA TV looks forward to continuing all our community collaborations to build our great city and to empower our citizens.

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The national ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA opposes the Charter / Time Warner Bright House merger

This week ACM joined with a coalition of programmers, consumer activists and industry to stop the Charter Time Warner Bright House merger. The coalition will help amplify our message to Congress, the Justice Department and the FCC that the merger is not in the public interest.

You can find information about the Coalition at http://www.stopmegacable.com/ Members include Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, Common Cause, Media Alliance, the Greenlining Institute, programmers and cable competitors.

Please share information to your communities, and if you’d like use the hashtag #StopMegaCable
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Commemorate the Blizzard of ’78 with live music, beer, food trucks at the Worcester Common Oval on Feb. 5th

Worcester– It may seem hard to imagine in this winter of 50-degree days, but 38 years ago this week Worcester was digging out from one of the worst winter storms the area has ever seen.

On the anniversary of the infamous blizzard, which buried the Northeast under 50 inches of snow within 33 hours, the City of Worcester will host a Blizzard of ’78 Party on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 PM at the Worcester Common Oval (behind City Hall).

In addition to ice skating, a heated tent on the plaza will house a live music performance by Worcester’s own Dan Burke (from Dan Burke and the Royal Treatment) and beer from Wormtown Brewery. Wormtown will be offering their limited edition Blizzard of ’78 brew in addition to other favorites.

Food trucks, including the Dogfather, Say Cheese, and Press’n It will also be on site offering a variety of tasty options.

ABOUT THE WORCESTER COMMON OVAL:

The 12,000-square-foot rink, which opened in 2012, is 4,000 square feet larger than the rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The Oval has piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday lights, and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity.

Admission for open skate is $2 (free for kids 6 and younger), and $3 for skate rentals with a $25 refundable deposit per skate rental. The Oval will also be available for private group rentals this year. The rink is professionally managed by SMG, the DCU Center’s talented management team.

The rink is open as the weather allows. If the weather’s bad, call (508) 929-0777 or check www.worcestercommonoval.com for cancelations. A limited number of free parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the garage under City Hall.

Additional information about the Oval can be found at www.facebook.com/WorcesterCommonOval.

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

ALL HAPPENING AT WCCA TV (194) : News Letter January / February 2016

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Happy New Year 2016 from all of us at WCCA TV!!

Please share this News Letter with your friends to sign up to receive this click here: http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6

The successful second season of the WCCA TV Annual NEW VOICES AWARDS, a vocal talent competition at WCCA TV, is now uploaded and curated for FREE ON_DEMAND VIEWING at wccatv.com. More than a vocal competition, New Voices 2015 showcased young local talent between the ages of 14 and 19. These young singers received valuable guidance from our esteemed judging panel of music industry experts. Judges for the show were Cliff Goodwin, Victor Infante and Trinity Faith, the winner of last year’s competition. Viewers get a look behind the scenes as the singers audition: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICES12015 . Other episodes will take you through the award competition process up to the finals. Watch to find out who’s the 2015 New Voices Awards winner: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICES32015

SOAPBOX with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in February. This meaningful and educational public service television staple features such topics as the Brownfield Development, Ascentria Care Alliance and the Language Bank Program, Greg White of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Local artist and poet Judith Ferrara, and Yes Health and the Disability Policy Consortium.
SOAPBOX can be seen on Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester. It also streams live at those times at http://www.wccatv.com
Past shows can be downloaded anytime at our website by going to ‘Video on Demand’ and entering the name ‘Soapbox’. Thanks for watching!

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a new WCCA TV presentation. This is a non-traditional legal program with emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the show is Attorney Liz Myska. Liz welcomes Nancy Cahalen, from the Central MA Better Business Bureau, to the premier episode: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS1 In the second episode, Liz welcomes Marianne Delorey to talk about lack of planning for the inevitable: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS2

NEW VOICES STUDO Scene from NEW VOICES 2015

WCCA TV ran a media Tour day for Youth. NHS students came to our studio to learn and play with our state of the art TV equipment for a real world, out of the classroom/school, experience. They also learned a lot about public access community media, WCCA TV, it’s scope and impact on community, and how to access this empowering media for themselves. Students participated in a hands on live production project, working with WCCA TV’s staff, they interviewed Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, and he, in turn interviewed them as well. It was instructive, creative and FUN! We hope to air their work at the studio in the very near future. Stay tuned to WCCA TV ch 194 or wccatv.com for details.

Quote : Peter Ventresca, teacher at North High School writes: “Thanks again for a wonderful studio tour today! All of the students were “buzzing” on the ride home. Thanks again to you and Adam for letting them experience a studio production.”

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WCCA TV Programming

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    BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. The show is hosted by State Senator Harriette Chandler. Senator Chandler welcomes Dr Marco Rodrigues, the acting Worcester School Superintendent: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT215

    Will Worcester raise the age of purchasing tobacco products to 21? Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE, a political and current issue program, to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about this topic: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE242 . In another episode, the guys talk about the Worcester City Council view on taxes: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE241

    Time for a coffee break and another episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Host of the show, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, and her guests discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with Robert Cross: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE465

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show Ron Madnick talks about Iran Since 1981: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS214 . In another episode, Ron talks about Law Suits Against the City of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS215 . Tune into WCCA TV to know your rights!

    CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. This WCCA-TV produced program is hosted by Molly Finn. Molly talks about abortion and the March For Life: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME460

    HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul’s guests are Dr. Esteban Cardemil, Dr. Rosalie Torres Stone and Cassandra Andersen. Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment is the topic of discussion: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES24

    WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV entertaining and informative talk show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta welcomes to the show Bob Perrone. It’s football time and Bob is back to talk about the pigskin: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH326. In another episode, Tommy welcomes Patricia Burke to the show to discuss the dangers and health risk of RFDs and WiFi: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH327

    EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes three female entrepreneurs from Clinton – Rhonda Messer, Kristen Livoti, and Cynthia Cannon: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER51

    THIS IS WORCESTER is a program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. This episode features postcards and photos of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER29 . In another episode, Bill’s guest is Cheryl Rosen: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER28

    ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (RCST) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and Rotarian, Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV. The program showcases keynote speakers from the Rotary meetings. This episode features the Annual Glogg Party and the Seven Hills Show Choir: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY39

    VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. VIDEO JAM is one of the, if not, THE, longest running music showcase programs in New England. Tracy Foley, a WCCA TV star, leading editor and voice over specialist, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 19 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist includes: Dulcie Taylor – Not Here, Not Today; Jenaux – Renegades; Francesca Blanchard – Rame; Robot Garden – Fountain of Youth; Secret Friend – I Don’t Know You; Secret Friend – Orbital Velocity, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM883 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

    Spend an hour enjoying VIDEO JAM COUNTRY, the latest and greatest in country music, with host Tracy Foley. This episode will feature: Callie Twisselman – Hung Me on the Line; Mo Pitney – Boy and Girl Thing; Leslie Cours Mather – Hell Hath No Fury; Lindsey Bryant – Get Down and Giddy Up; Jon Wolfe – Don’t It Feel Good; JD Shelbourne – Hometown; JB and The Moonshine Band – Shotgun, Rifle, and a .45; Cindy G – Jailbreak; Brandi Carlisle – Wherever Is Your Heart; Rodney Atkins – Eat Sleep Love Repeat; Kyle Douglas – Clean Hands; Amanda Lamb – Barefoot; Aofie O’Donovan – Magic Hour: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY131

    ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. TAKE BACK WORCESTER with Ron. Ron’s guest is Jim Knowlton, the Chairman of the Worcester Republican Committee: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER133 . In another episode, Ron’s guest is Mike Bottos: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER134

    Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Meaningful TV. Weeks before his untimely death in July 2015, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D., met with Camilla Rees, founder of ElectroMagneticHealth, to discuss concerns about wireless technologies, including smart meters, and their link to serious health concerns. Worcester is the site of the National Grid smart meter pilot. Despite nationwide reports of harm from smart meter installations, there is no health or environmental monitoring:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS45

    IN THE HOUSE with GEORGE RUSSELL is a WCCA TV production that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. The show is hosted by George Russell. George welcomes two local real estate agents, Vu Huynh and Jammie Geddis, to talk about two New Year’s resolutions – I Want To Buy A House and I Want To Get Involved With Real Estate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE8 . In another episode, George welcomes Mike Madulka to the house: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE9

    Tune into WCCA TV for another episode of HIDDEN TREASURES. Host Bill Safer shows you how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, Bill talks about seashells: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES38

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    BANDEDGE No other music show case places the spotlight on local music like WCCA TV’s BANDEdge. Shot live BANDEdge is all about the bands and all about the music. Solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist. ‘Jesse and the Hogg Brothers’ is the featured band on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE60. TEXAS COUNTRY PUNK Yee Haw ! Only on WCCA TV ! !

    NUESTRA ESPERANZA Hope in Salvation is the theme of Lucy’s ministry. This is a Spanish-language religious program airing on WCCA TV since 1990! The show is produced and hosted by one of our veteran producers, Lucy Tomey. Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA24

    STATIC FUSION is unique. You will not this this type of cultural program anywhere else on TV, an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. This episode features the talent at the Open Mic night at The Raven: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION324

    This was just a glimpse of our diverse and multi-cultural programming. WCCA TV 194 is a free-speech venue and a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation. WCCA TV is a Pioneer leader in STEAM education. Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream live on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com . Come and visit our art/maker space at 415 Main Street.

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    WCCA offers Media classes and workshops: Basic Studio Production, Field Production, Video Editing, TV Journalism, Internships, plenty of volunteer opportunities, and more. We programs to help business and organizations outreach and gain exposure while building community through community media. While we are on the subject of WCCA TV impact in our community. Congratulations to a former alum of WCCA TV Certificate TV Production training program, Angelique Webster, who recently won a Gold Start for excellence in community arts and culture from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her work with the Worcester Media Collective N-Cite. You can make a difference too with WCCA TV, visit our website or contact Mauro DePasquale at mauro@wccatv.com to find out more.

    LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT at WCCA TV !
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    Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

    *To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
    *To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
    *To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
    *To promote communication through community use of media

    WCCA TV, Channeling Community, and empowering the people of Worcester and beyond Since 1986!

WCCA TV News and Information Roundup: January 26, 2016

Soapbox, with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in February. wcca

The show will feature such topics as the Brownfield Development,
Ascentria Care Alliance and the Language Bank Program, Greg White of the
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, local artist and
poet, Judith Ferrara and Yes Health and the Disability Policy Consortium.

THIS IS MEANINGFUL TV to empower all who live, work, study, and play in Worcester, MA.

Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm,
Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm
on WCCA TV Channel 194 in Worcester
and streaming live at those times at wccatv.com.
Past shows can be downloaded any time at our website by
going to Video on Demand and entering the name “Soapbox”.

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WORCESTER FREE TAX SERVICE Kick Celebration:

We are excited about celebrating our twelfth year of preparing free tax returns!
Thank you so much for agreeing to attend our Annual Kickoff Event this Friday,
January 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Woo Church, 875 Main Street, Worcester, MA. We
look forward to seeing you on Friday!

WCCA TV has been a strong supporting partner of this since it’s beginning.

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For Immediate Release: 1/26/16

Worcester to offer translation services for more than 90 languages
Partnership with Ascentria will allow city government to be more inclusive,
effective for residents
Worcester- City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced today that Worcester is
implementing a new policy across city government aimed at providing improved
services to Worcester residents who speak languages other than English.
A new partnership with Worcester-based Ascentria Care Alliance will provide language
bank services for more than 90 different languages (list attached) – significantly
improving access to city services for people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
The contract with Ascentria provides for interpreters to be available either on-site
or by telephone for city employees interacting with the public – including at City
Hall and on site during situations like code inspections and public safety
situations.
“Worcester is a city of immigrants, and the city is taking steps to assure that all
of our residents, no matter what languages they speak, can access important
information and benefit from programs and services,” said City Manager Augustus. “If
we want to become an even more welcoming city, we must do everything we can to
embrace and support people of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.”
This policy is part of a larger effort by the City Manager and numerous city
departments to make municipal government more inclusive, diverse, and reflective of
the community it serves. Since April, when the strategy was first introduced, the
city has hired a Chief Diversity Officer, reconstituted the Worcester Clergy Police
Partnership, appointed seven of nine members to a newly-formed Diversity and
Inclusion Commission, and taken a number of steps to improve police relationships
with diverse communities.
The language policy will ensure meaningful communication between LEP persons and the
city by providing for interpretation and translation services at no cost to the LEP
person being served. Communication services will also be provided for information
contained in private documents, including applications, statements, ordinances, and
relevant forms. Written translation will also be provided for vital documents,
including consent and complaint forms, applications for programs, activities, or to
receive city government benefits or services, etc.
“Worcester resettles the largest number of refugees in the state and has a large,
diverse foreign born population,” said Kaska Yawo, Executive Director & Co-founder
of the African Community Education (ACE) Program. “As the Co-founder and Executive
Director of the ACE Program which works with African immigrants refugees in
Worcester, I have seen how determined and motivated refugees and immigrants are to
make a better life for their families and contribute to this vibrant community. This
policy is a significant step toward making that dream possible.”
The policy for dealing with LEP residents was presented to the City Council on
Friday. Employee training has already begun, and the new policy is expected to be
fully implemented across all city departments by the spring.
“Language and cultural barriers are two of the main culprits that prevent many
immigrants and refugees from quickly becoming self-sustaining,” said Anh Sawyer,
Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts (SEAC). “The
SEAC, with our mission to assist Asian immigrants, refugees and long-term residents
to successfully integrate, thrive and become contributing citizens while preserving
their cultural heritage, believes the City of Worcester’s LEP Language Access
Policies and Procedure will help to alleviate these barriers, narrow disparities,
and help English language learners to access many important resources necessary for
them to thrive.”
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John F. Hill
Communications Specialist
City of Worcester

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016

Latest Seasonally Unadjusted Job and Unemployment Estimates for Local Labor Markets
in Massachusetts
BOSTON MA, January 26, 2016 – Twenty-three labor market areas in the state
experienced drops in seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates compared to December
2014, and one area remained the same, according to data measured by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics.

During December 2015, seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates dropped in one area –
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury. The rate went up in 19 areas of the state measured
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and remained the same in four areas, the Executive
Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Tuesday.

Over the month, five areas – Framingham, Peabody-Salem-Beverly,
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, New Bedford, and Leominster-Gardner – added jobs. The
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem and Pittsfield areas had no change in jobs level over the
month. Seasonal losses occurred in the eight remaining areas.

In order to compare the statewide rate to local unemployment rates, the Bureau of
Labor Statistics estimates the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate for December
is 4.6 percent, up 0.1 of a percentage point from the November rate.

Last week, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported the
statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent for the
month of December. The unemployment rate is down 0.6 percent over the year.

The statewide seasonally adjusted jobs estimate showed a 7,100 job gain in December
and an over-the-year gain of 73,800 jobs.

The unadjusted unemployment rates and job estimates for the labor market areas
reflect seasonal fluctuations and therefore may show different levels and trends
than the statewide seasonally adjusted estimates.

The labor force, unemployment rates and jobs estimates for Massachusetts is based on
different statistical methodology specified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau
of Labor Statistics.

NOTES: The preliminary January 2016 and revised monthly 2015 unemployment rates,
labor force data and jobs estimates for Massachusetts will be released on Thursday,
March 10, 2016; local unemployment statistics will be released on Tuesday, March 15,
2016. Detailed labor market information is available at
www.mass.gov/lmi. See the 2016 Media
Advisory
annual schedule for
complete listing of release dates.

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
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The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

WCCA TV NEWS and INFORMATION ROUND UP: January 18, 2016

Mauro DePasquale interviewed by Steven Jones D’Agostino on WICN’s Buisness
Beat
on Jan 17th 2016 enjoy this “On-Demand” listening:

http://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/mauro-depasquale-wcca-tv-and-jazzed-all-new-episode

Thanks for listening

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STATEMENT BY CITY MANAGER EDWARD M. AUGUSTUS, JR.

Regarding recent arrests at the Worcester Common

“Recently, I asked Chief Gemme to make a concerted effort to increase foot patrols and make other tactical adjustments to ensure the safety of the Common and surrounding streets. These arrests show the matter is being taken seriously. While the city is working on multiple levels to combat drug addiction with prevention and recovery-focused efforts, we will not tolerate drug transactions in our public spaces and will continue to work to maintain downtown Worcester as a safe place to live, work, and play.”

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Original release from the Worcester Police Department:

Two Men Arrested at City Hall Common on Drug Offenses

Worcester, MA (January 14, 2016) – On Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at approximately 10:25 AM two Worcester police officers assigned to the Operations Division, City Hall foot beat, were conducting surveillance around City Hall. The officers were spending additional time in the Common due to complaints received about open air drug transactions that were taking place in the downtown area. This area has been designated as a (TRA) Tactical Response Area which is a geographical area in which divisions within the police department allocate resources tailored to the specific problems within the response areas.

The officers working in the Common observed two males meeting at the entrance way of 22 Front Street. One of the males in the group was later identified as Joshua Evans, 32-years-old of 25 Queen Street, Worcester. Mr. Evans appeared to be engaging in a drug transaction with another male, identified as Angel Torres, 37-years-old of 74 Wall Street, Worcester. The men then proceeded to make a second hand-to-hand transaction.

The officers approached the two men and recovered more than 30 packets of synthetic marijuana (class C substance), also known as the product K2, and $3,754 cash from Mr. Evans. Mr. Torres was in possession of three packets of synthetic marijuana.

Angel Torres was charged with Possession of Class C Substance.

Joshua Evans was charged with Distribution of Class C Substance, Possession of Class C Substance with Intent to Distribute and Drug Violation within 100 Feet of a Park.

Both men will be arraigned on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Worcester County District Courthouse.
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City welcomes new Chief Diversity Officer

Worcester– City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. announced today that he has selected Dr. Malika Carter as the city of Worcester’s first Chief Diversity Officer

Most recently the Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Carter has more than 10 years’ experience developing policies and programs that will help Worcester meet its goals of being an inclusive and diverse city government. She will start work in February.

The Chief Diversity Officer position was established as part of an overarching strategy outlined by the City Manager to create a more diverse and inclusive approach to city government. While the City will always hire the most qualified candidate for a position, the Chief Diversity Officer will work to broaden the pool of candidates for city jobs to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented.

“Being an increasingly diverse city, it’s important we recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve,” said City Manager Augustus. “I believe this position will be critical in making sure that happens.”

The main duties of the position will include developing and monitoring recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, and retaining strategies to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups who work and volunteer for the city. Dr. Carter will also oversee the development and implementation of the city’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity and Inclusion Plan and making sure that the city is in compliance with all federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity laws. She will also serve as the administrative liaison to the newly restructured Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, formerly the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee.

Possessing a strong understanding of issues facing underrepresented populations, Dr. Carter has worked her entire career to build cultural competency, improve relations and collaboration among people of diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Carter has her PhD in Institutional Analysis from North Dakota State University, a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont, and a BS in Middle Childhood Education from Cleveland State University.

Dr. Carter was selected based after a lengthy and inclusive review process whereby candidates were evaluated by a newly developed rubric hiring system. The job description was created based on input from the City of Worcester Human Rights Commission, as well as the public.
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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

Mauro DePasquale of WCCA TV featured guest, WICN’s BUSINESS BEAT

A great way to learn about WCCA TV and our Executive Director’s passion for communicating through TV and music. TUNE INTO WICN this SUNDAY, Jan. 17 at 10 PM

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Mauro DePasquale of WCCA TV and Jazzed Up featured guest, WICN’s BUSINESS BEAT

Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 10:00pm

In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb interviews Mauro DePasquale, executive director of Worcester Community Cable Access and band leader, singer and pianist for Jazzed Up.
 
WCCA is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit corporation that administers public-access cable television for Worcester. WCCA operates WCCA TV on Channel 194 – formerly Channel 13 – on Charter Cable’s Worcester system.
 
The mission of WCCA is to:
Advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
Provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
Promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
Promote communication through community use of media
 
During the past four years, award winning Jazzed Up has served as “house band” for Luciano’s at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and Summer Series at Wayside Inn, has made regular appearances at Oxford’s Casual Dining, and Marlboro’s Fish Restaraunt and Wine Bar. They performed at Governor Charlie Baker’s Inaugural, on WCCA TV, and right here on 90.5 WICN.
 
Jazzed Up can also be made available as a quartet or full orchestra. The trio can fit any music need, including cocktail hours, concerts, fundraisers, dinner music, holiday parties, corporate events, lounges, film- and recording-session support, and more.

http://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/mauro-depasquale-wcca-tv-and-jazzed-all-new-promo

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.