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WCCA TV NEWS and INFORMATION Round Up: November 4, 2015

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PROJECT NEW HOPE
Bill Moore writes:

“PROJECT NEW HOPE is Now in its fifth year,
https://www.facebook.com/Project-New-Hope-Inc-Non-Profit-Veterans-Organization-343196092385191/ Project New Hope Inc. Non-Profit Veterans Organization
offers free weekend retreats, programs and services to military veterans of
all eras and their families. Click on the link to read my interview with
Bill Moore, its founder, president, CEO and disabled
https://www.facebook.com/USairforce United States Air Force veteran.


http://www.fiftyplusadvocate.com/archives/10276

Get Involved: http://www.projectnewhopema.org/support-usget-involved/donate/

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POETRY READ
Eric Wasileski, Veterans for Peace poet, will read some of his poems at the Quaker
Meeting House on pleasant st Worcester MA…7pm November 7th.

He will also read at the Sprinkler Factory November 28th at around 1 pm along with
Richard Fox, David Williams and possibly Barbara Roberts will read her desceased brother’s peace
poetry as well.

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ART and CULTURE: RE_IMAGINING CITY

Worcester-MA, Worcester PopUp will open again this week with a brand new show
“Re-Imagining
City”
, the second show of its season. Friday, November 6th from 6:30-8:00pm located
at 20 Franklin St, Worcester MA. This show will dive right into the mind of an artist’s
imagination to explore the many different perspectives of how a City can be viewed.
From cityscapes to drone aerial photography, the exhibition will convey an assortment
of mixed media pieces including but not limited to photographs, videos and sculptures
representing our ever changing city landscapes. Artist whose work will be on display
include Chris Markman, Mauro DePasquale, Victor Pacheco, and Kate Murphy.

About the Artists:

Chris Markman has a MSLIS from Simmons College and works at Clark University in Academic
Technology. He is also a part-time MSIT graduate student interested in cyber security,
3D printing, cryptocurrencies, crowdsourcing, digital archives, ICT decentralization,
libraries, and VR. This exhibit will showcase Chris Markman’s Drone Aerial Photography.

Mauro DePasquale jr. is a freelance multimedia artist with over ten years of experience
in graphic design, creative writing, videography, sales and marketing, photography,
copywriting, audio production, and music performance. Look forward to Mauro’s Vector
Illustrations that will be on display.
“I found myself in need of a creative exercise to help shake off some of the more
mundane and tedious tasks I’ve been immersed in lately. Rather than debating where
to get started and what to do, I decided to look through an old sketchbook to see
if that sparked any ideas. I dug way back, from a time before I knew anything about
digital art and came across an old sketch I called “Lifeline.” It was part of a
series of self-portraits I was working on…I decided to revisit the sketch and
to turn it into vector art.” Mauro DePasquale

Kate Murphy is an artist living in Gardner, Massachusetts. Kate’s vibrant mixed
media paintings reveal complex yet ambiguous narratives of a cubist reality. “Through
abstract symbols, figures, and ideas I want to offer a sociological perspective
on different issues. My artwork often represents those who are most often unheard
in our society; giving voice to those who are misjudged or labeled.” Kate Murphy

Victor Pacheco his work is an introspection of identity formation. Multiple viewpoints of identity are engaged, including societal facts, cultural references, family identity
and community relations. He promotes viewer participation, involvement, and interaction
in the creative process as crucial in shaping, organizing and addressing the realities
and identities of Latino and African American communities. The work serves as a
portal to discussion and communication about issues relating to violence, health,
culture and economy. “My work is about observing and documenting the present. I am influenced by the local and global news. I get my concepts to create by doing informal and archival
research on social, economic and environmental issues that I deeply care about.” Victor Pacheco

About Worcester PopUp:
The Worcester PopUp is a gallery located at 20 Franklin Street, Worcester, where
creative artists and entrepreneurs bring creativity to life through rotating art
exhibitions, performances, music, good food, arts and inspiring hands-on activity.
The Worcester PopUp is brought to the City of Worcester by the Worcester Cultural
Coalition in partnership with the Business Development Corporation, funded in part
by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
For more information please visit: www.Facebook.com/worcesterpopup

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For more information, contact:
Name: Erick Bilides
Phone: 508-799-1400×2
Email address: Culture@worcesterma.gov

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A quote to all the candidates from last night’s City council and School Commitee election race from WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale
“Now all the winners of Worcester’s City Council and School Committee seem to be in. Congratulations are in order to all and THANK YOU to everyone who ran, win or loose, it takes courage to get out there and it is often a thankless job. So thanks again and thanks also to your families for their sacrifice, through the campaign process and now, into the future work ahead of the newly elected, as you embark on the service of placing ALL of Worcester first.”

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Salisbury Singers
A wonderful event
http://www.salisburysingers.org/performances/life-and-remembrance/

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A community Meeting at Coes Pond
City Councilor Gary Rosen writes :

“A community meeting dealing with the future Coes Knife Universally Accessible/Multi-Generational Park & Playground.

This exciting project, enhanced by the relocation of the Stearns Tavern, will be Everyone’s Park & Playground. So we want residents, businesses, community organizations and others to provide input and support every step of the way. Simply put, what are some of the types of equipment and amenities that you’d like to see to make this facility a welcoming, healthy and fun place for all?

Please join us this Monday, Nov. 9, 6:30 PM at the accessible and modern IBEW Local 96 hall, 242 Mill St.

Please forward this email to your mailing lists!”

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HOSPITAL OBSERVATION VERSUS ADMISSION BILL STATUS

H 2029 An Act regarding notification of patient observations status introduced by Rep. James O’Day and cosponsored by Sen. Brian Joyce.

HEARING DATE SET: The Joint Committee on Public Health hearing will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 1 PM in the Gardner Auditorium located in the basement floor at the MA STATE HOUSE in Boston. Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep.Kate Hogan are co-chairs of this committee.

“You are welcome to provide written testimony if you would like.You are also welcome to testify at the hearing. If you are coming to provide oral testimony at the hearing, the Gardner Auditorium is located on the basement floor and you should enter the State House through the General Hooker entrance, take a right after security, and take the elevator or stairs down to the basement floor.” Thank you Dennis Burke, Legislative Director and General Counsel for Sen. Lewis.

Submit testimony to both chairs via email or through postal service. If sending by email hit the receipt requested button on your email service before you hit send.

Chair: Senator Jason Lewis

JointCommittee on Public Health

Room511B State House

Boston,MA 02133

Email: Jason.Lewis@MASenate.gov

Chair: Representative Kate Hogan

Joint Committee on Public Health
Room130 StateHouse

Boston, MA 02133

Email: Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov
For more research: HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2483 FILED ON: 1/15/2015 HOUSE No. 2029
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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PRESENTED BY:
James J. O’Day and Brian A. Joyce
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Have a great day !
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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: August 26, 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
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Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill
http://www.telegram.com/article/20150824/NEWS/150829606

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A call to Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs.

Worcester, MA- After two successful seasons the Worcester PopUp is thrilled to be back for an eventful Fall and Winter season. Located at 20 Franklin Street in the heart of down town, the Worcester PopUp location is a unique gallery where artists and entrepreneurs can bring creativity to life through rotating art exhibitions, live performances, inspiring hands on activities and delicious cuisine. Worcester PopUp is now seeking applicants to fill our creative space for this upcoming season with hopes to inspire new creativity to flow within the community, and to provide accessibility for artists to showcase their works. Running September through December, artists and creative entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to use the space with openings available Thursday through Sunday. The PopUp location willbe open based on demand with free admission to the public.

Last year’s season included a wide range of participants such as performances from The Hip Swayers, Ghost Guests, and Eve’s Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Co, to interactive workshops lead by Edmy Ortiz and Worcester’s Think Tank. With support from the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the Worcester Business Development Corporation and funded in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the use of the space is free and encourages active engagement and visibility for Worcester’s creative community.

Applicants may contact Erick Bilides at Bilidese@worcesterma.gov. To learn more about the location please visit the Worcester PopUp website at www.WorcesterPopup.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/worcesterpopup. Worcester PopUp is eager to see what new, exciting, and innovative ideas the creative community has to share with our city and beyond.

The Worcester PopUp is brought to the City of Worcester by the Worcester Cultural Coalition in partnership with the Business Development Corporation, funded in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. For more information please visit: http://www.worcestermass.org/arts-culture-entertainment/arts-culture

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WCCA NEWS and INFORMATION ROUND UP: August 13, 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
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STAND TALL FOR THE CAP ACT TO PRESERVE PUBLIC ACCESS:
Read this link if you claim to support public access / community media, if you claim to support media democracy, if you believe WE THE PEOPLE deserve our equal place in the media.
If you agree with the above then thank you for supporting public access media in your community. Here in Worcester it’s WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”

https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s1244/BILLS-114s1244is.pdf

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FROM the T&G:
The owner of the former Boys & Girls Club building on Ionic Avenue in Worcester has
filed for bankruptcy.
T&G Staff/Christine Hochkeppel

By Bob Kievra
Telegram & Gazette Staff

Posted Aug. 12, 2015 at 6:55 PM
WORCESTER – The development company for the old Boys & Girls Club on Ionic Avenue
has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is asking a judge to approve selling the
building to a Westwood carpentry business.
Developer James E. Levin’s Whiz Kids Development LLC sought bankruptcy protection
Tuesday, listing more than $620,000 in liabilities and assets of only $20,000 – the
valuation placed on the 40,000-square-foot property he had hoped to develop into 21
units of market-rate and affordable housing.
The city of Worcester and the state Department of Environmental Protection are among
the largest secured creditors. DEP has a $180,000 lien on the property in connection
with nonpayment for cleanup costs associated with the January 2011 leakage of more
than 100 gallons of fuel oil at the site, a DEP spokesman said.
In February 2011, the city gave Whiz Kids Development a $350,000 affordable housing
deferred loan. The property is also subject to an affordable housing restriction
which is part of the loan program. The city also holds a tax title to the property
for unpaid taxes and water bills for fiscal 2012.
In court papers, Whiz Kids took issue with the city’s assessed valuation for the
building, which was built in 1920.
“The market value of the debtor’s property is difficult to determine. It is a
derelict building that only has value as a teardown to someone seeking to develop
the block on which the property is situated. The property is assessed by the city of
Worcester at $620,000. This figure is a fantasy.”
According to online Worcester records, the property had an assessed value of
$680,300 for fiscal 2015.
Whiz Kids Development acquired the old Boys & Girls Club building in December 2010
for $250,000. In court papers Wednesday, Barry R. Levine, a lawyer for Whiz Kids,
said Peter Heaney, doing business as On-Site Carpentry of Westwood, has offered to
purchase the building for $107,000.
In 2012 Mr. Levin sought to immediately demolish the building. But the Worcester
Historical Commission rejected his request for a waiver to the one-year delay
required for the demolition of buildings listed in the Massachusetts Cultural
Resource Information System.
A meeting of creditors has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the John W.
McCormack Post office and Court House in Boston.
Mr. Levin was also the businessman behind 5 May St., a failed 13-unit housing
project. The city acquired that property after it forced the sale by claiming that
Five May St. LLC failed to meet its obligation to provide 13 units of affordable
housing in 2011, as it originally contracted with the city to do.

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STAND TALL FOR THE CAP ACT TO PRESERVE PUBLIC ACCESS:
Read this link if you claim to support public access / community media, if you claim to support media democracy, if you believe WE THE PEOPLE deserve our equal place in the media.
If you agree with the above then thank you for supporting public access media in your community. Here in Worcester it’s WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”

https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/s1244/BILLS-114s1244is.pdf

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February 13, 2014 Due to severe winter storm WCCA TV announces all TV classes, and intern and volunteer activities will be canceled.

February 13, 2014 Due to severe winter storm WCCA TV announces all TV classes, and intern and volunteer activities will be canceled.
Be safe. Avoid road travel to allow crews to safely do their jobs.
Relax at home home and catch up on all your favorite WCCA TV 13 shows streaming live on cable and on line or on demand here at wccatv.com.

Cancellations and closing today January 3rd due to severe snow storm

ALL WCCA TV volunteer/community in-studio and post productions, after school youth productions, classes, workshops and computer labs will be closed today Jan 3rd, due to the severe snow storm. We will reopen on Monday. Be safe. Don’t forget while you are home, now is the time to catch up on all your favorite WCCA TV programs on channel 13 and also streaming or on-demand at http://www.wccatv.com/

YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT WCCA TV

TV130912-22013 Youth Connections Program has been posted on the WCCA website at
YOUTH CONNECTIONS 2013

The Youth Connections Program was a collaboratin with WCCA TV 13 and the MCAS Program of the Worcester Public Schools. The youth invovled wanted to explore and learn more about Worcester. While reading the book “3,000 Degrees”, the youth went to different historical locations, museums, and fire stations in Worcester. During the program, they interviewed Mayor Joseph Petty along with several firefighters who were at the Cold Storage Fire in 1999. Not only did they learn about Worcester, but they had a great time in the process!

LEARN CREATE CONNECT WCCA TV 13

YOUTH and MUSIC at WCCA this week

WCCA TV participated in, as well as videotaped, the Youth Summit held at City Hall. about 60 people attended this event. City Councilor Saria Rivera sought input from the community. The challenges facing youth are many from racial, poverty, health disparities, and lack of communication. WCCA TV plays a vital role in helping our young people to overcome these issues. TV 13 currently struggles with our budget to provide an affordable means for youth and youth organizations to: outreach; to build meaningful connections with parents and the community; to be empowered; and participate through their OWN voices; and to share their own stories. However, we can not do it alone, we rely on our community partners and our cable franchise funding to continue the work we have been doing since 1986. We applaud the initiative.

ALso this week WCCA TV’s BandEdge, Worcester’s number one live music TV show, shoots Rock Tail Renditions for some 60 style rock fun.
Thanks to our WCCA Interns for ALL they do to cover local events and to help many organizations outreach and to be a success at their respective missions.
This is Worcester’s youth at their best: