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Mt Carmel Parishioners to hold a vigil on Wednesday at 6 PM on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at Mt Carmel-St. Anne Church, Worcester, MA.

The parishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Anne invite all to share in a prayer vigil for the continuation of the parish family at the current site on Mulberry St. at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 4, 2016.

Let us join together to celebrate this vibrant community, its history and its legacy. We may not be able to save the church building but we must save the parish.

Check out the parish financial at: http://worcesterdiocese.org/documents/2015/12/Mount%20Carmel%20-%20Worcester.pdf and compare with other parishes in the diocese. Our revenue is adequate it’s the management of the expenses. Let the clergy administer the sacraments and the parishioners manage the operations and finance.

Please join us in solidarity and friendship on Wednesday. Hopefully this will culminate in a dialogue with the diocese on ways to keep Mt. Carmel-St. Anne whole.

Carmelita Bello

Life-long parish member
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1. Piti Theatre April 30, Framingham

2. Misleading math and glowing reports re: Worcester Pilot

3. 11,000 out of 15,000 does not equal 98% retention

4. MA DPU marching to the smart meter tune

5. Recommended Reading

1. Piti Theatre Company: Innocenzo

Saturday April 30, 12 noon

Framingham Common Earth Day Celebration, Framingham MA

Play about Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Innocenzo is a comedic, poetic, musical touring performance for all ages about a clown trying to live in the 21st century. Our title character moves to a city in Switzerland only to fall sick. After visiting many doctors and healers unable to explain his bewildering symptoms, he finally understands his illness is being caused by electromagnetic pollution and begins to heal . . .

The story is inspired by the real life experience of its’ co-creator Godeliève Richard. You can read Godeliève’s story here: http://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.ch/2014/03/switzerland-waves-make-me-ill-testimony.htm lInnocenzo’s music was written with award-winning singer-songwriter Carrie Ferguson, who also tours with the performance. Our collaboration with Carrie was honored by a grant from Club Passim’s Iguana Fund.


2. Media reports regarding Worcester smart meter pilot paint a glowing pro-industry story:


“Noting $1.25 million in customer savings and 2,300 megawatt-hours in energy savings, National Grid says its Worcester Smart Grid pilot program has been a huge success in the first year.”

Media reports are based partly on this report that the DPU filed under a 2010 docket:

3. What is not being reported about the Worcester Pilot:

$6,500 per meter; $27M over budget; 4k customer opt-outs does not compute with 98% claimed retention rate
½ hour video of citizen testimony to Worcester City Council, requesting that City call for MA Attorney General to investigate cost overruns and skewed reporting:


1, Cece – Health

3:15 Lance – Bill S1222

4:18 Leslie – Truth or Consequences

7:18 Sam – Industry Concerns

10:14 John P – Grid Security

11:13 Patricia – Tobacco Science

13:25 Susan – Opt Out Numbers

15:39 Judy – Health

18:21 Pam – Cost

20:36 Chris – Reported Savings

24:05 Council order

24:45 new music video re: Smart meters

4. The MA Dept. of Public Utilities has begun moving forward on grid modernization, favoring time of use billing structures enabled by smart meter installation.

Then insert:
15-120 National Grid
15-121 Fitchburg
15-122 Eversource
To add yourself to the service list (recommended) for your utility please email:

“Chin, Tina (DPU)” ,
The deadline for public comment was April 14. We were not notified. We will keep you posted on next steps to insure that citizens participate in guiding MA energy strategy towards integrity and environmental justice.
5. Recommended Reading




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