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WCCA TV News and Information Round UP: Dec. 2, 2015

“Concentrate on the positive, be creative, do something to place a smile on the face of another. Be intentional about that.”

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First Night Worcester ready for New Year’s Eve
Exciting new performers, venues and activities set for First Night ‘16

WORCESTER, MA – [December 1, 2015] – First Night Worcester is set and ready to go for this year’s arts celebration. Heading into its 35th year of operation, the nonprofit is the oldest First Night in the nation and has produced a New Year’s Eve arts festival in downtown Worcester every year since 1981. “We’re really excited for this year’s show,” said Howard McGinn, executive director of First Night Worcester. “Our schedule is final; we’ve got exciting new performances, a terrific new venue (Jillian’s Worcester) and, best of all, a brand new mobile app so folks on the go can get the most out of their First Night experience!”

First Night’s first-ever Apple mobile app is available for free in the App Store. “Users will have access to the entire event schedule with links to venues, performers, activities, sponsors and maps, right on their Apple device,” said McGinn. “It’s going to change everything!”

Nearly 60 performances will take place on 12 stages this year including a spectacular opening act – a performance by the Southeast Asian Coalition “Youth Effect” group at Tuckerman Hall, sponsored by Saint-Gobain. Artists will present an Asian fusion dance incorporating a dazzling traditional Chinese Lion Dance, a graceful traditional Thai dance, finishing up with a relaxed performance of a traditional Vietnamese dance.

First Night artists run the gamut from musicians to acrobats, jugglers to comedians, hypnotists, dancers, and for the second consecutive year, psychic mediums. “Our psychic medium venue was absolutely packed last year,” said McGinn. “We’re delighted to be able to offer this special experience once again at the Courtyard by Marriott.”

In addition to a robust line-up of First Night performances, there will be many activities around town to take advantage of, all free with a First Night button. “There will be pony rides and, new this year, guided tours by Canal District Horse & Wagon Tours, a local favorite,” said McGinn. “Up on the Common we’ll have free ice skating sponsored by baystateparent and hot cocoa sponsored by Becker College. The Worcester Art Museum will be hosting a special craft project, sponsored by FLEXcon, and we’re bringing back the incredibly popular Kids Zone at Veteran’s Inc., sponsored by UniBank.” MassLive, new to First Night this year, will be sponsoring Ralph’s Rock Diner. Jillian’s Worcester, First Night’s newest venue partner, will be hosting a free pasta bar for First Night attendees as well as giving out free $10 gift cards to use in its game room. Other activities include open houses at the Joy of Music Program (with family-friendly drumming circles, student performances and creative movement groups) and the Worcester JCC (with swimming, Gaga, a basketball clinic, bounce house and craft projects).

Returning this year will be the First Night trolleys – two of them – sponsored by Bay State Savings Bank and SG&D Insurance Agencies. “For obvious reasons, the trolleys were a big hit last year,” said McGinn. “We’re so grateful to to be able to offer this service again this year so folks can travel in comfort to all the performances they want!”

As in years past, a First Night button grants free access to the area’s leading cultural centers. Museum partners include the EcoTarium, Museum of Russian Icons, Old Sturbridge Village, Salisbury Mansion, Worcester Art Museum and the Worcester Historical Museum. “This is a terrific perk for First Night button holders. Last year it added up to literally hundreds of dollars in savings for a family of four. That’s a pretty great deal!”

Buttons are on sale now – $10 before December 25, $12 after December 25, $15 at the door. Kids 7 and under are free. The full event schedule and button details can be found at www.firstnightworcester.org.

First Night Worcester is made possible through the generosity of the following:

Presenting Sponsors: PENTA Communications, Inc., Polar Beverages, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Platinum Sponsors: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Worcester Magazine

Gold Sponsors: FLEXcon, IMMEDIA, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Price Chopper, Worcester Rotary, WRTA

Silver Sponsors: Atlas Pyrovision Productions, Inc., baystateparent, CVS, EcoTarium, Grafton News, Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, Leominster Champion, MassLive.com, Millbury Sutton Chronicle, Museum of Russian Icons
Old Sturbridge Village, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Salisbury Mansion, The Landmark, UniBank, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Museum

Bronze Sponsors: AAA Southern New England, AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Assumption College, Bay State Savings Bank, Becker College, MCPHS University
Rand Whitney Container, LLC, Reliant Medical Group, SG&D Insurance Agencies, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank

Supporters: Armenian Cultural Center, Commerce Bank, Courtyard by Marriott, Epworth United Methodist Church, Hilton Garden Inn, Jillian’s Billiard Club, MarketKING
Millbury Federal Credit Union, National Grid, Ralph’s Rock Diner, Southbridge Savings Bank, Spencer Bank, The Berry Group, Trinity Lutheran Church, Tuckerman Hall
Veteran’s Inc., Wegmans Food Market, Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Wesley United Methodist Church, Worcester JCC
About First Night Worcester
Founded in 1981, First Night Worcester is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing access to the Arts. Best known for its New Year’s Eve Arts Festival, the non-profit work of First Night Worcester continues throughout the year with educational programs and community outreach initiatives. Taken together, the programs of First Night Worcester create a true spirit of community by providing shared cultural experiences, accessible and affordable to all.
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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN HEROES SIX
Please be advised that there will be a gathering at the Franklin Street fire station, 266 Franklin Street (Worcester, MA), on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00pm to remember the Worcester Six.
District Chief Robert J. Courtney
Worcester Fire Department
Fire Prevention Division
Office: 508-799-1851

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The Central MA Housing Alliance is changing its Housing Counseling Hours effective January of 2016 to 4:30 pm to 6:30pm. Please help us spread the word so case managers and clients have enough time to be aware of the new time frame for Thursdays ONLY. Thank you!
Thank you,
Miurka Torres
Housing Counselor
6 Institute Road P. O. Box 3
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel. 508-791-7265 ext 131
Direct Line 774-243-3831

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Frank Kartheiser. writes :
December 1, 2015

Raise Up Massachusetts Submits Final Signatures for Constitutional Amendment Campaign to Raise Additional Revenue for Transportation and Public Education

Over 157,000 Signatures Collected for 2018 Constitutional Amendment

BOSTON – Workers, community members, faith leaders, transportation and education advocates, and business leaders rallied today to celebrate a successful first step in the campaign to invest in transportation and public education by creating an additional tax on annual income above $1 million. This morning, the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition rallied on the steps of the State House and submitted signatures to the Secretary of State that will advance the coalition’s constitutional amendment toward the 2018 ballot.

“With these signatures, we are moving forward our campaign to invest in better schools and safe transportation infrastructure by asking millionaires to pay their fair share,” said Maria Elena Letona, Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor. “The best way to help working families and build a stronger economy for us all is to make sure that we have quality public schools for our children, affordable higher education, and a transportation system that lets people get to work and customers get to businesses.”

This grassroots effort was made possible with the support and leadership of thousands of coalition members and unpaid volunteers across the Commonwealth, who spread the word of the campaign by hosting signature-gathering events statewide. The coalition collected over 157,000 signatures, all without using paid signature gathering companies.

“Our grassroots coalition of community, labor, and faith groups won in the Legislature with the first increase in the state minimum wage since George Bush was in office,” said Barbara Gutman of the Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action (JALSA). “We won at the ballot with the strongest statewide earned sick time law in the country. Today, we take the next step towards winning in our state constitution with a tax on annual income over $1 million to make needed investments in transportation and public education.”

Local supporters have been out every day for months, talking to voters in front of supermarkets, at youth sports games, outside MBTA, bus, and commuter rail stations, at religious congregations, on busy street corners, at community events—anywhere and everywhere as they collect signatures from their neighbors and community members.

“I stood outside supermarkets on many occasions, but more importantly, we utilized our amazing grassroots membership network,” said Kamillah Hamilton, an organizer with 1199SEIU. “Our members, who work in nursing homes, hospitals, community centers, and home care, collected signatures from their co-workers, in their communities, and from their family members because we know, this is a group effort—we all had to get involved.”

The constitutional amendment would create an additional tax of four percentage points on annual income above $1 million. The more than $1.5 billion in new revenue generated by the tax could only be spent on quality public education, affordable public colleges and universities, and the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges, and public transportation. To ensure that the tax continues to apply only to the highest-income residents, the $1 million threshold would be adjusted each year to reflect cost-of-living increases.

“If passed, this amendment would make a huge difference for students in badly underfunded schools and for students in our public colleges and universities who are burdened by too much debt,” said Barbara Madeloni, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.

“Across the state, people need better transportation, including safer roads and bridges, public transportation that works, and safe ways to walk and bike around town,” said Kristina Egan, Director of Transportation for Massachusetts. “Right now, our transportation network is stuck in the last century. For the state to compete against other regions around the globe, we need to step up and invest in modern, reliable transportation.”

“Our tuitions and fees are among the highest in the country, and students are forced to take on enormous debt to receive a degree,” said Kimberly Selwitz, President of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM). “We need to invest in public higher education, to make it affordable for low- and middle-income students in our state.”

The petition must now go to a Joint Session of the Legislature and be approved by 25 percent of legislators (50 votes) in 2016. The petition will then need a second approval by 25 percent of legislators in a Joint Session in 2017 or 2018 to appear on the ballot on November 6, 2018.
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WCCA TV News and Information Roundup: November 20, 2015

ATTENTION WCCA TV COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER PRODUCERS:
The Happy Holiday season is here. Be sure to have all programming expected for holiday play through the weeks of the December 21, and 28th, edited and submitted , ready to be cued, no later than December 10th, 2015 Happy Holidays !

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Congratulations to Dr. Satya Mitra ( aka GURU TAX SERVICES ), a former Board member of WCCA TV, celebrating 25 years in business in Worcester. He has been a friend and supporter of WCA TV for the entire time.
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The Sprinkler Factory Healing Fibers: War and Peace show curated by Bayda Asbridge…more speakers!! Have we got a great set of talks for you.

They are:

Saturday November 21 at 1 pm Katie Green – story telling – Sekmet the Egyptian goddess of war. She will be accompanied by a musician!!!

Sunday November 22th Retired head of the Worcester Art Museum Jim Welu The Monument Men 1 pm

Sunday November 22th Dr. Ora Szekely 2:30 pm Understanding the Syrian War— Clark professor whose specialty is war in the Middle East —VERY TIMELY

Sunday November 22 Dr. Marty B. Ukraine and Avoiding Nuclear War. Russia and the Ukraine – also Very timely Retired professor – 4:00 pm

Come and hear these spectacular speakers. Coffee,tea and cake!!!

Also when you come take time to look at all the creative and wonderful art pieces in the show

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TODAY, Nov. 20, 2015, Juan Gomez is to Hold Press Conference in front of Election Commission Office of City Hall to outline additional details relating to his challenge of the
outcome of the most recent municipal election .

In an interesting development, Candidate for Worcester City Council At-Large, Juan
Gomez, has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow, Friday, November 20, at
4:30PM, in front of the offices of the Election Commission, on the second floor of
city hall.
Gomez is expected to outline additional details relating to his challenge of the
outcome of the most recent municipal election, and his subsequent call for a recount
of the votes cast in that election.
No further details were given, exept that his campaign expects Boston-based
Univision and Telemundo, (the Spaish-language networks), as well as NECN, to cover
the press conference.
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VETERANS INC. TO HOST ANNUAL HOLIDAY HARVEST

Event Sponsored by MorphoTrust USA to Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Veterans in Need
and Family Members

WHAT: Veterans Inc.’s Holiday Harvest in Worcester provides hundreds of Thanksgiving
meals, including turkeys and trimmings, to veteran families in need across the
region. Along with a turkey, each family is given potatoes, carrots, cranberry
sauce, stuffing, assorted vegetables, and fresh produce harvested via the Worcester
County Sheriff’s Office. The event is supported by MorphoTrust USA, “The Identity
Company,” which provides market-leading solutions and services to state and federal
agencies as well as businesses that simplify, protect, and secure the lives of
Americans.

WHO: Veterans Inc. is New England’s leading provider of support services to veterans
and their families. Sponsors of the event include MorphoTrust USA and Table Talk
Pies. Spokespeople available for interviews during the event include:

* Vincent J. Perrone, U.S. Air Force Veteran, President & CEO of Veterans Inc.
* Denis M. Leary, Executive Director of Veterans Inc.
* Amanda Riik, Senior Manager of Communications & Events at Veterans Inc.

* Bob Eckel, President and CEO, MorphoTrust USA

* Julie Zomar, Director of Marketing Programs, MorphoTrust USA

* Mark DiFraia, Sr. Director of Market Development, MorphoTrust USA

WHEN: Tuesday November 24th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Schedule:
o 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Registration
o 11:00 am – 1:45 pm – Harvest Commences

o 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Thank you, Conclusion

WHERE: Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA

***Members of the news media are welcome to attend and cover this event; we ask that
you notify us in advance via e-mail or by phone at 1-508-791-1213 x145 and check in
upon arrival, for the purpose of assisting Veterans Inc. in our efforts to protect
the confidentiality of homeless or struggling veterans in attendance who may not
wish to be identified.
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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 ROUNDUP: October 13, 2015

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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.

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CANDIDATE OPEN MIC (for City Council and School Committee Candidates 2015)
Will be held at WCCA TV Studios, 415 Main Street, Worcester Ma . Wednesday October 14th at 5:30 PM. Candidates sign in in our lobby, first come first serve according to that sign in sheet.

Candidate Open mic is ONLY for candidates for this 2015 local city elections. It’s a closed set.
This production and presentation is a part of WCCA TV’s Voter Education project a public service.

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City, Fire officials to remind residents about importance of working smoke alarms
Worcester accepts donation of 150 smoke alarms, 50 CO alarms from Kidde Fire Safety

Worcester, MA – Regretfully, this past year Worcester has experienced two fatal
residential fires which have resulted in the loss of three civilian lives after
nearly four years without a home fire death. In an effort to continue the work of
the Worcester Fire Department Community Risk Reduction team to reduce the risk of
house fires across the community, Worcester fire officials and local leaders will
discuss the topic of fire safety and their plan to distribute these donated smoke
alarms to the City’s most at-risk residents.

This group of community leaders will gather at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 76 Paine
Street, Worcester, to discuss the importance of working smoke alarms along with
other safety measures that can save lives and reduce the risks that both civilians
and firefighters face.

City Hall and Police officials along with representatives from the American Red Cross, along with
Neal Zipser, Community Affairs Manager at Kidde Fire Safety, will outline efforts
the WFD’s Community Risk Reduction team is taking to help improve residential fire
safety and discuss how Worcester residents can minimize their overall safety risk.

Following this brief speaking program, there will be a client testimonial about the
city’s smoke alarm installation program and a photo opportunity. Later in the week,
Lt. Pickett and a team will conduct neighborhood educational sweeps to distribute
donated smoke alarms, and perform home safety inspections.

Kidde Fire Safety, a global leading
manufacturer of residential fire safety products, has donated 150 of its Worry Free
smoke alarms and 50 Worry Free carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Both alarms contain
sealed batteries which offer nonstop power for 10 years.

About 3,000 people in the United States die each year as a result of residential
fires. Most of these fatal fires occur in homes which have no alarms present, or
often, a disabled or non-functioning alarm. Every three to four hours a civilian
will die from fire in the United States; most of these fires occur in the middle of
the night, in your home, a place you should be safe. Sadly, dead or missing
batteries are a leading cause of smoke alarms that do not work during a fire.
Working smoke alarms and a practiced home escape plan will more than double your
chances of surviving a fire in your home.

In 2014, 43 people died in Massachusetts as a result of residential fires.
Disappointedly thus far in 2015 54 Massachusetts residents have died as a result of
a home fire. (Source: United States Fire Administration fire fatalities report).

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MAYORAL DEBATE shot at WCCA TV on October 7th is now available for ON-DEMAND VIEWING.
Note this was recorded on night before the announcement of the Superintendent of WPS DR Boone’s resignation.

Mayoral Debate at WCCA Oct 7, 2015 has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/WCCAMAYORDEBATE2015

A debate was held at WCCA TV in Worcester on October 7, 2015 with the three Worcester Mayoral Candidates. It was hosted by Walter Bird, Editor of the Worcester Magazine, and moderated by Mauro DePasquale Executive Director of WCCA TV. The candidates for Mayor of Worcester are Joseph Petty, William Coleman, III., and Michael Gaffney.

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TESTIMONIAL

“Hello Mauro,
This email is a follow up to the phone conversation we had earlier.
I want to thank you for the segment with Harry Tembenis regarding vaccine awareness and injury. Unfortunately, vaccine injury is a reality that is ignored in the mainstream media. It is refreshing to see a news outlet willing to give a voice to those injured in this way.”
Linda Lesar, New York”

WCCA TV would like to thank Linda for her encouraging words and also thanks to “Age of Autism” For sharing this episode to their readers and viewers around the world.

Our Station Manager, Tracy Foley, update Mr Tembenis, the father, who was interviewed concerning Vaccine risk and here is his response:
“Thank You, Tracy! Yes….I have received a bunch of positive feedback on social media as well. Are you able to track on where the hits on the link are coming from? I have had folks in Australia, Canada and across the USA commenting on what a great interview this was…
Harry ”

Yes many time we can trace comments and on line viewing. WCCA TV is definitely world wide in viewership.

If our fans missed it here is the link for FREE “On-Demand” viewing:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/SOAPBOX1029

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October is National Arts and Humanities Month — a coast-to-coast celebration of the role arts and culture play in our daily lives in America. This celebration is about enjoying the arts and advocating for the resources needed to make arts activities and your community thrive.

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Enjoy the beauty of fall in New England.

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CONGRATULATIONS to JEN PICHERRI and her team of Interns and Volunteers: 600 News Programs

Jennifer Picherri is television producer, and a WCCA TV staff members who has been recognized and award as a regional leader in communications education and on site mentoring in the field of community television. Jen’s 20 year long career here at WCCA TV has been dedicated to facilitating experiential learning, teaching the craft of TV and Video Production and TV journalism . We congratulate her and ever evolving team of students, interns and volunteers for producing over 600 episodes of one of her leading projects, our weekly “WORCESTER COMMUNITY NEWS” TV Magazine. 600 episodes !!!!

Participating in this program is a real creative experience and exemplary of STEAM education approach to critical thinking and career skill development. Each episode takes about a week to to produce and offers our students and volunteers an opportunity to gain valuable skills in TV production, audio field, lighting, script writing, reporting, conducting interviews, news reading, production design, networking, connecting with he rest of Worcester, and so much more.

THANK YOU JENNIFER, BRAVO !!!!!!! All of us at WCCA TV are proud of you and thankful for all you do to build community through electronic media / public access television.

WCCA TV is the first in Worcester to provide youth media and Television skill development opportunities in central Massachusetts.

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After I wrote and published this I recieved an email. I’d like to share the quote. I will keep it annoymous for trade reapsons.

FROM A COLLEGE PROFESSOR seeking to continue sending his students to WCCA TV for internship:
“In fact, one of my favorite internship stories, involves WCCA. I remember a particularly qualified young woman from our department who was interning there on the second shift. All of the reporters were out on other assignments, and the station received a call about a murder in Leicester. She asked a camera person to go with her, and they got the story together, with her doing the on-air reporting. It played that night on the 11:00 news.”

Melinda Boone to leave post as Worcester Public Schools Superintendent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/8/15

STATEMENT BY WORCESTER CITY MANAGER EDWARD M. AUGUSTUS, JR.
On Superintendent Melina Boone

Melinda Boone cared about one thing during her tenure as superintendent: what was
best for the kids of the Worcester Public Schools.

With the support of dedicated teachers, parents and her staff, Dr. Boone has
significantly lowered the Worcester Public Schools’ dropout rate. That means
hundreds of Worcester kids who, rather than dropping out, now have high school
diplomas. That’s real impact and real leadership. Dr. Boone has also been a partner
to the City on modernizing our school facilities. With her help, we’ve replaced
windows and roofs and boilers in schools across the city. And we’ve started on the
path to new a brand new $58 million Nelson Place School.

I wish Dr. Boone the best on her next chapter, and I look forward to working with
the next superintendent to provide the very best education possible for our young
people.

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MAYORAL DEBATE TONIGHT on WCCA TV 194 and at wccatv.com LIVE at 7 PM TONIGHT LIVE (10-7-15)

MAYORAL DEBATE TONIGHT on WCCA TV 194 and at wccatv.com LIVE at 7 PM TONIGHT LIVE

MAYORAL DEBATE 2015 (with epic coverage)

WCCA TV 194 and Worcester Magazine Present:
Worcester Votes 2015 An Evening with the Candidates for Mayor

WHAT: Mayoral Debate

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 7

WHERE: WCCA TV Studios, 415 Main St., Worcester
It’s a closed set however it can be watched as it will be
CABLE CAST LIVE at Ch. 194 in Worcester, and seen streaming live and for free at wccatv.com. This program will also be available for “On-Demand Viewing at wccatv.com as well.
Worcester Magazine will presenting this in a live blog as well.

WHO: Candidates for Mayor of Worcester

TIME: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join WCCA TV 194 Executive Director Mauro DePasquale and Worcester
Magazine editor Walter Bird Jr. for a debate on the issues facing
Worcester and a closer look at the three candidates vying for mayor as we
head into the Nov. 3 general election. Incumbent Mayor Joe Petty, At-Large
Councilor Mike Gaffney and At-Large candidate Bill Coleman have been
invited to take part in an intimate, live, televised and webcast debate in
the studios at WCCA TV. Covered live on-line at http://www.wccatv.com and at worcestermag.com . WCCA TV intends to also archive this debate on it’s webpage for future On-Demand viewing.

Worcester Magazine and WCCA TV 194 are proud to be among the organizations
offering debates for candidates seeking election in Worcester this year.
We urge all voters to attend or watch as many dates as possible, and to
make the effort to vote on Nov. 3 for candidates running for City Council
and School Committee.

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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: October 5, 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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Myles & C. Jean McDonough Foundation Announces More than $15 Million in Commitments
to Seven Leading Cultural Institutions in Worcester and Central Massachusetts

WORCESTER, MASS. – The McDonough family, on behalf of the Myles & C. Jean McDonough
Foundation, is pleased to announce $15.25 million in commitments to seven leading
cultural institutions in Worcester and central Massachusetts. In a sweeping
philanthropic act that will have profound and lasting benefits to Worcester and surrounding
communities, the commitment will be used to support initiatives at the American Antiquarian Society,EcoTarium, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Music Worcester, Tower Hill
Botanic Garden, Worcester Art Museum, and Worcester Historical Museum.
C. Jean McDonough and her late husband Myles, founder of Spencer, Mass. manufacturer
FLEXcon, have shown their passion for these seven institutions for decades, through
philanthropic generosity and direct involvement. “These extraordinary institutions
have long been a part of the cultural heart of central Massachusetts. We felt the
time was right to present each with a gift to show our continued adoration of the
role each plays in our community, with the desire to support their initiatives for
years to come,” said C. Jean McDonough. “Worcester takes great pride in our cultural institutions and in the city’s support of all things creative and historic. These organizations are the lifeblood of the heart of the Commonwealth,” said City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. “This gift is perhaps the biggest to the Worcester cultural community this century, if not
of all time. I’m so grateful to the McDonough family for its overwhelming support
of these vital pillars of our community.”Representing some of the oldest and largest cultural organizations in central Massachusetts,the seven institutions combined represent more than 850 years of serving the Worcester community and attract nearly 580,000 visitors each year. The impact of this gift to central Massachusetts in providing communities the opportunity to engage with culture in science, nature, art, music, performing arts and history, will be far
reaching for decades to come. The Myles & C. Jean McDonough Foundation gifts were committed as follows:

* $4 million to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). Founded in 1812 by
Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian
Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library.
The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of
books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic
arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, as well
as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies,
and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American
history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS was presented with the
National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House,
the only research library to ever receive such an award.

* $4 million to the Worcester Art Museum (WAM).Founded in 1896, the Worcester
Art Museum’s encyclopedic 38,000 piece collection covers fifty one centuries
of art.Highlights include the Medieval Chapter House, Renaissance Court, and
Worcester Hunt Mosaic, as well as the recently acquired John Woodman Higgins
Armory Collection of arms and armor. Internationally known for its collection
of European and American art, WAM was the first art museum in Americato acquire
paintings by Monet and Gauguin, one of the first to collect photography, and
one of the first to collaborate with local schools.

* $2.5 million to Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The Worcester County
Horticultural Society, incorporated in 1842, is the third oldest active horticultural society
in the United States. The society is a nonprofit educational organization for
the purpose of advancing the science, and encouraging and improving the practice
of, horticulture. Its public garden, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, showcases
carefully planned gardens and trails that enhance the natural features of this
beautiful 132-acre property and is the first and only comprehensive botanic
garden in New England.

* $2 million to EcoTarium. Founded as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History
in 1825 and incorporated as the Worcester Natural History Society in 1884,
the EcoTarium is well rooted in the Worcester community as an organization
dedicated to the study of science and nature, and is the second oldest
natural history society in the United States. With a three floor museum, historic
collections, wildlife, educational programs and 55 acres of grounds, EcoTarium
offer hands-on exploration of natural and physical sciences and the New England
environment.

* $1.5 million to the Worcester Historical Museum (WHM). The Worcester Society
of Antiquity was founded in 1875 with the purpose to increase an interest in
archaeological science, and to rescue from oblivion such historical matter
as would otherwise be lost. WHM is the only institution devoted to local history.
It includes a research library of over 7,000 titles, an archive that houses
thousands of documents, and a collection of artifacts, all vital to the study
of Worcester history.

* $750K to Music Worcester. Music Worcester, Inc., formerly called the Worcester
Music Festival, was founded in 1858 to bring live music and cultural events
to the greater Central Massachusetts region. Music Worcester presents
world-renowned musicians and artists from across all performing arts disciplines in addition
to serving its community through far-reaching educational and outreach activities.
Music Worcester programs include international orchestras, Grammy-award winning
headliners, and celebrated soloists and chamber ensembles to inspire tens of
thousands of audience members each season. The Worcester Music Festival was
recognized by the Library of Congress as one of the oldest performing arts
organizations in the country and the oldest music festival in continuous
operation.

* $500K to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. The Hanover Theatre
opened in March of 2008 following a $32 million historic renovation. Over
the last seven seasons, the theatre has established its place as a world-class
performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of
downtown Worcester and gaining recognition by Pollstar as one of the top theatres
in the world. Serving the youth, education and accessibility are some of the
values behind the theatre’s mission to foster a love and appreciation of the
performing arts in audiences of today and tomorrow.
These commitments provide renewed vigor for the cultural institutions, which will
use these gifts for current capital campaigns or endowments.
On behalf of all seven institutions, Joseph P. Cox, president of the EcoTarium and
chair of the Worcester Cultural Coalition, said, “Words cannot express nor encompass
the generosity and passion for culture that remains the legacy of Myles McDonough,
and that has been the continuing mission of one of Worcester’s most gracious ladies,
Jean McDonough.” He added, “Jean’s energetic enthusiasm and nurturing support for
central Massachusetts remains unparalleled, enabling all of us to successfully fulfill
our missions and inspire future generations of children and families to develop
a passion for science, nature, art, music, performing arts and history. As we have
inspired others, so she continues to inspire us.”
For more information about each of the cultural institutions, visit their websites:
American Antiquarian Society at americanantiquarian.org

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WORCESTER – City police and environmental law enforcement officers tracked a moose in the area of Chamberlain Parkway for much of Friday morning. Worcester’s west side a few minutes from downtown. https://shar.es/17Qqxm

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New Round of Cultural Facilities Fund Grants Available

Governor Charlie Baker has allocated a new appropriation for the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund. These funds will allow the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and MassDevelopment to support capital projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences that expand access and education; create jobs in construction and cultural tourism; and improve the quality of life in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.

Intent-to-Apply Deadline: October 30, 2015
Final Application Deadline: December 4, 2015 5pm (ET)
Grant Decisions Announced: Spring 2016

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QCC to host a Fall JAZZ workshop October 17, 2015
http://www.qcc.edu/fall-jazz-festival

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PEACE !

WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: October 1, 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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Happy October Everyone !

WCCA TV is TV BY FOR and OF The PEOPLE. It is your place to Learn, Create and Connect . Empower yourself with WCCA TV classes and workshops and community access television and media programs for ALL ages.
For a hint of Worcester’s diversity and to what a public access regional leader is all about visit http://www.wccatv.com/video and see for your self. We are ALL ABOUT ACCESS. Make your own show, be a guest on our “easy access programs”. Ask about our membership programs for youth, individuals, and businesses and organizations. It’s all happening at WCCA TV. Contact Mauro at 508-755-1880 to learn more. We hope you enjoy our Community news TV and blog programs. Look for WCCA COMMUNITY NEWS on cable and on line, and also our WCCA TV News and Information Round Up on our website at wccatv.com

Enjoy our beautiful New England Fall Season. See you on WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”
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ON-DEMAND Video issues
Once in a rare while we find downloading on-demand video may not work as good as we’d like. WCCA’s IT Technician John Simakauskas shared his insight on this matter with us.

“There are times when the equipment at the Internet Archive, where the WCCA videos are archived, are overwhelmed with requests that causes a video to be momentarily unavailable.
There are times when the equipment at the Internet Archive is offline for repair/enhancement. This can also result in a video being unavailable for a brief period. Should a video be unavailable for viewing, wait a few minutes and try again. Occasionally you may need to wait for more than a few minutes while the equipment is being repaired.”

Thank you John and to our viewers we thank you for your patience and for watching and supporting WCCA TV.
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Senator Harriette Chandler discusses so called SMART METERS on her show BEACON HIL CHATT seen and produced at WCCA TV. A very informative and interesting topic.
The video is on the WCCA website at http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/beaconhillchat149
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WCCA TV Voter EDUCATION Series continues:
Candidate Forum September 16, 2015

This programs was recorded buy WCCA TV and has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CANDIDATEFORUM2015

Candidate Forum Councilor At – Large Candidate Forum shot on September 16, 2015
Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Presented by the Initiative for Engaged Citizenship, Worcester NAACP, and Worcester Common Ground. TUNE INTO WCCA TV for the best in unbiased voter education programming.
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LIFE REMEMBRANCE Concert by SALISBURY SINGERS

Worcester’s SALISBURY SINGERS will be performing it’s upcoming Life and Remembrance performance on Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm at Salem Covenant Church

*Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 – 7:30 pm*
*Salem Covenant Church, 215 E. Mountain St., Worcester, MA*

John Rutter – *The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation*
Dan Forrest –* Requiem For The Living*
Those who love the music of John Rutter will want to hear Rutter’s newest
large work, *The Gift of Life*. Salisbury Singers will give this work, a
glorious celebration of life, one of the first performances in New England.
In his *Requiem for the Living*, American composer Dan Forrest portrays
light, peace, and rest – for both the deceased and the living. These two
works, composed in the 21st century, are major additions to the choral
repertoire, and will inspire with sounds both thrilling and ethereal.

*Tickets: $25 adults; $20 seniors*
*Children under 12 $10 at the door*
*College Students: $5 at the door with WOO card*

Purchase tickets at www.salisburysingers.org
or
call 508.799.3848

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WCCA TV’s CANDIDATE OPEN MIC

CANDIDATE OPEN MIC at WCCA TV
On October 14th WCCA TV invites ALL candidates for City Council and School committee to attend our Candidate OPEN MIC. Candidates will appear on a first come first serve basis and given up to 5 min to speak freely about their platform. WCCA CANDIDATE OPEN MIC STARTS AT 5:30 PM.
CANDIDATE OPEN MIC is a part of WCCA TV’s Voter Education Project. This event will be televised on WCCA TV 194 and on wccatv.com streaming live and on-demand.
For further information contact Mauro DePasquale at 508-755-1880 or email him at mauro@wccatv.com and be sure to leave your contact information.
WCCA TV is a free speech venue opened to all and is a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation.

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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: Sept 9, 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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Thanks to ALL those persons who cared enough for our City to run for a council seat during the primary election. There are no real losers you have all inspired dialogue and discussion. Best to wishes to all and especially to those who did win for a run in November. To the rest of us please do not forget to Vote in November exercise your voice, your free speech, your choice.

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WCCA TV about to paint it’s facade at 415 Main St.

WCCA Facade Painting has been pasted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/FACADEPAINTING2015

WCCA TV, at 415 Main Street in Worcester, is getting a facelift thanks in part to funding from the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation. A feasibility study was provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the State of Massachusetts administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Mass. Cultural Council. Funds were generously matched by George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation.

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