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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!!

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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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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.

Letter In Support of WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”

We thought this would be a nice thing to share. Thanks to our friend and Board member BILL SAFER.

Dear Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA-TV

I would like to write this letter in support of WCCA-TV. The content of
it’s programs are informative, entertaining and educational.

A program on “Senior Speak”, a WCCA-TV program talked about an
organization at the senior center, that would help seniors with their
prescription drugs.

I called the senior center and obtained an appointment for my Aunt. It
came to pass that my aunt was paying horrible prices for her medicines,
and this counselor at the senior center got her on a program that saved
her hundreds of dollars a year, and she could now afford all of her
medications.

I learned to cook some Greek dishes on “Cooking With Georgia” and about
the superb Veterans center we have here in Worcester, on “Soapbox”, two
superb programs on WCCA-TV.

There is just so much you get out of WCCA-TV, there is not enough room to
mention them all. It is my hope that in the future, they can even get
more programs on the air.

Students can come to WCCA-TV and start their path in the world of TV, and
the person who has a vision or a point of view, can express it, without
having to have a super fund, or mortgage the house.

Feel free to contact me for any other comments you may require.

Most Sincerely,

William S. Safer -President Sea breeze Antique Auction Seminars
Worcester, MA

WCCA TV News and information Round Up: Sept.28, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

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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Vehicle to be Donated to Worcester Area Veteran

As Part of the National Auto Body Council’s “Recycled Rides” Program

WHO: The National Auto Body Council; Thomas Waldron Auto Body CARSTAR; Esurance;
and Veterans Inc., a 501c3 non-profit serving veterans in need and their families.

WHAT: As part of the “Recycled Rides” Program, an effort of the National Auto Body
Council to provide refurbished vehicles to individuals in need, Thomas Waldron Auto
Body CARSTAR will present a refurbished 2004 Honda Accord, donated by Esurance, to a
Worcester area veteran served by Veterans Inc.

Brief remarks and press availability from:

* Bob Waldron, Owner of Thomas Waldron Auto Body CARSTAR

* Linda Sulkala, Recycled Rides Program Manager, National Auto Body Council

* A representative of Veterans Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 11:00 AM

WHERE: Thomas Waldron Auto Body CARSTAR, 225 Grafton Street, Worcester MA 01604

ABOUT THE RECYLCED RIDES PROGRAM

The National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides is a nationwide community service
program in which the collision repair community collaborates with other industry
partners to repair and donate a vehicle to families and service organizations in
need. Insurance, rental car and salvage companies donate slightly damaged vehicles,
parts and materials are donated by suppliers, and auto body repairers donate
resources to restore the vehicles. Since its inception in 2007, nearly 1,000
refurbished vehicles have been provided to qualified individuals, families and
organizations.

ABOUT VETERANS INC.

Veterans Inc. is New England’s leading provider of support services to veterans and
their families. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, the organization’s single-minded mission is
to be there for our veterans in their time of need. Incorporated in 1990, Veterans
Inc. has helped more than 60,000 veterans in need and today operates offices and
programs in all six New England states. The support services include housing
programs, counseling, employment & training, family programs, benefits counseling
and advocacy, transportation, temporary financial assistance, health and wellness,
food services, and women & childcare services. Earlier this year, the agency was
honored with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans 2015 “Outstanding Member
Award” in Washington.

Sincerely,
Jason Palitsch
Government & Public Affairs Specialist
Veterans Inc. 69 Grove Street, Worcester MA 01605

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A MAYORAL Debate
This event will be cosponsored by WCCA TV and Worcester Magazine will take place on October 7 at 7 PM where you can watch it on WCCA TV 194 , stream it live at http://www.wccatv.com, or follow it at http://worcestermag.com/blogs. FREE SPEECH TV, ALSO be sure to catch WCCA TV’s Live Candidate Open Mic on October 14 at 5:30 PM Media Democracy in ACTION !

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WCCA’s SOAPBOX: A virtual soapbox in a virtual public forum FREE SPEECH is at the heart of WCCA TV

Soapbox, with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in October.
The show will feature the Friendship Network for Children which is a mental health non-profit that provides counseling, groups and advocacy for children and teens with Autism . Soapbox will also feature Clementine Bihiga, an inspirational speaker and author of the book, “Happily Broken, Discovering Happiness Through Pain and Suffering” , which details her escape from the massacre in Rwanda . Topics of other shows included The Actor’s Loft and the Breast Cancer Walk at Elm Park in Worcester.

Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pmon WCCA TV -now on Channel 194- and as it streams live on line at those times at wccatv.com.Past shows can be downloaded anytime at wccatv.com Just click on Video on Demand.

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Worcester Domino’s® and NFPA Partner with Worcester Fire Department to Promote Fire Safety
Local residents may receive free pizza for properly functioning smoke alarms

WORCESTER, Ma., Sept. 28, 2015 – Worcester Domino’s, located at 413A Park Ave., and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up with the Worcester Fire Department to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10). On Oct. 6 – 7 from 3 – 8 p.m., anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard an F-250 fire truck. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free. If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries.

“Fire safety is extremely important,” said Henry Askew, Worcester Domino’s franchise owner. “We’re very excited to partner with NFPA and the fire department for a program that not only promotes the safety of our friends and neighbors, but rewards those who make fire safety a priority.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme is “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.”

“Half of all home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep,” said Worcester Fire Department Lt. Annie Pickett. “That’s why having a fully functioning smoke alarm in every bedroom is so important. Smoke alarms save lives.”

Customers can call Worcester Domino’s at 508-754-2236 to place their order and be eligible for the fire truck delivery.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

About Fire Prevention Week
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.

About Domino’s Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 11,900 stores in over 80 international markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $8.9 billion in 2014, comprised of more than $4.1 billion in the U.S. and nearly $4.8 billion internationally. In the second quarter of 2015, Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $2.2 billion, comprised of $1.1 billion in the U.S. and $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of franchise owners who accounted for nearly 97% of Domino’s stores as of the second quarter of 2015. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s generate approximately 50% of U.S. sales from digital channels at the end of 2014, and reach an estimated run rate of $4.0 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino’s features an ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market and has recently introduced several innovative ordering platforms, including Ford SYNC®, Samsung Smart TV® and Pebble Watch, as well as Twitter and text message using a pizza emoji. In June 2014, Domino’s debuted voice ordering for its iPhone® and Android™ apps, a true technology first within traditional and e-commerce retail.

Order – www.dominos.com

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