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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: February 4, 2016

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The 12th Annual College Show
and Robb Sandagata: Character Education

Friday, February 5, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
660 Main Street
Open and free to all.
Music by DJ Andy Morris.
Free parking in the paved lots belonging to the Freemasons, at 1 Ionic Street.
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Barbara Roberts local artist featured at a gallery opening
Barbara Roberts of Worcester, is having an art opening at Express Yourself Coffee on Pleasant St in Worcester (near the old synagogue) on February 20th from 4 to 7 pm. Music and light refreshments. Unframed artwork will be available for purchase. Come have a good time and enjoy yourself. Snow date February 22 at 4 to 7 pm.
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FROM MEMBER Patricia Burke

”Report from the Science and Wireless 2015 event in Australia” the 2014 book, Science For Sale by David Lewis PhD is relevant reading.

The sub title is:
How the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support government policies, silence top scientists, jeopardize our health, and protect corporate profits.

However the title would be just as accurate if it alternatively read: How powerful ‘US corporations use the government, etc’- considering the “revolving door” between corporate America and the government where govt. agencies are effectively given over to corporate control in exchange for large election donations. If it was in a 3rd World country it would be condemned as outright corruption. In the USA however, its just accepted as business as usual…

From the book:

The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices. Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best…

Review by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.:

“David Lewis has been a beacon of integrity against the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed endeavoring to divert science from the noble pursuit of truth and pervert it into a tool that supports the most destructive policies of industry and government.”

Read the post here as it is not found in many other media TV platforms: http://www.emfacts.com/2016/02/science-for-sale-by-david-lewis-recommended-reading/
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Worcester receives $500,000 to support youth violence prevention
Worcester-
City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. announced today that the Worcester
Police Department will receive a Shannon Community Safety Initiative award in the
amount of $506,992 to reduce citywide gang violence and youth crime.
The state-funded, competitive grant will allow Worcester to address priorities
outlined in the citywide Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, which launched in
June 2015. Worcester’s 2016 Shannon strategy is a multidisciplinary approach with
three core components: suppression, social intervention, and opportunity provision.
The strategy aims to provide recreational, educational, and job opportunities for
youth while simultaneously providing positive development and mentorship
opportunities for at-risk youth. The strategy is detailed in the city’s application,
attached to this email.
“Youth violence is a problem that tears apart our neighborhoods and families across
generations, and the city of Worcester is working across many fronts and with dozens
of community partners to address it,” said City Manager Augustus. “We are thankful
to Gov. Baker and his administration for continuing to support the Shannon program,
which will help support the City’s efforts to attack the root of these problems.”
Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and Secretary of Public Safety
and Security Dan Bennett announced Wednesday the statewide release of $6.7 million
in Shannon grant funds to 15 communities and 10 local partners to bolster their
efforts to combat gang violence.
Last year, nearly 2,000 youth benefited from services funded by the Shannon grant,
276 known to be gang involved. The most served age group was youth ages 12-17,
though programs help residents ages 5 to over 30.
Worcester is also one of the communities that received funding for a Local Action
Research Partner. Clark University, which received nearly $60,000, serves as
Worcester’s LARP in providing research and analytical support to the city’s Shannon
program.
The 2016 Shannon Strategy aligns with the strategies of the initiative, specifically
targeting childhood health, education, and overall well-being; community outreach to
interrupt violence and connect youth to resources; and re-entry/anti-recidivism
programs that better support young people.
A network of organizations partner with the Worcester Police Department to enact the
Shannon strategy, including: Worcester Police Gang Unit, Worcester Public Schools,
Worcester Juvenile Probation, Worcester District Court Probation, Clark University,
Boys and Girls Club of Worcester, The Worcester Youth Center, Straight Ahead
Ministries, Worcester Community Action Council, and Worcester House of Corrections.
Programs administered by the Worcester Police Department enable police officers to
have direct contact with residents, such as monitoring probationers and juvenile
offenders, and provide safe and structured environments for youth, such as summer
camp and athletic activities. Community nonprofits provide summer employment
programs and support for caseworkers.
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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: November 12, 2015

Special announcement at the bottom of this news round up. You will not want to miss out.
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Worcester ROTARY was instrumental in supporting the restoration of the footbridge at ELM PARK by donating $50,000 toward it with money it raised at it’s 2013 Celebrate Community Fund Raiser event.
The City Managers office has scheduled a dedication event for the Myra Hiatt
Kraft footbridge at Elm Park to take place Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 11:00 at the park. Thank you Rotary for your service above self! Staty tuned for more on this story at WCCA TV.
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School Committee Member John Monfredo writes us to say:
“The Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day….Read With Your Child”
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Changes in the air for Worcester’s Main Street

The state has finally scheduled their 25% design hearing on the Main Street Reconstruction project. It is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 7:00 PM and will be held at the Worcester Public Library in the Saxe Room (3 Salem Street, Worcester, MA 01608).

This meeting will be your opportunity to express your thoughts, concerns and suggested alterations to the plan being proposed. I have attached the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) official meeting notice as it has the time, location, a description of the proposal and where written comments can be submitted by those who are not able to attend the meeting or do not wish to speak at the public hearing.

For further information contact:
W. Stuart Loosemore, Esq., General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
446 Main Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01608 Tel: (508) 753-2924 X. 222
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COMMUNITY TALKS FOR PEACE and NON-VIOLENCE
AE911Truth New England Tour Film Premier
Firefighters, Architects & Engineers: Expose 9/11 Myths:
From November 11 through November 22, the new documentary “Firefighters Architects Engineers: Expose 9/11 Myths” will premiere in 12 cities throughout the Southwest. At each stop along the Northeast Tour, Richard Gage, AIA, will be introducing the film and hosting the Q&A.

This 90-minute film features a landmark joint presentation by Erik Lawyer, the founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects & Engineers.

Together, Lawyer and Gage dismantle two-dozen myths that comprise the official account of the WTC destruction. They also expose the failure of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to comply with the requirements of NFPA 921 – the national guideline for fire and explosion investigations. They then take a penetrating look at the scientific forensic evidence of the destruction of all three World Trade Center skyscrapers.

The information-packed “Firefighters Architects Engineers” (FAE) DVD is expected to be a go-to educational tool — particularly for 9/11 Truth activists who are reaching out to firefighters and fire protection professionals all over the country.

The FAE New England Tour was created from the three-day educational outreach to 10,000 architects, who will be attending the annual ABX convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on Nov 17 to 18 in Boston, MA. AE911Truth will be showing the architects who pass by our exhibit booth the evidence for the explosive destruction of World Trade Center 7. The effort is expected to attract another 200 AIA member co-sponsors of the 2016 resolution calling upon the AIA to reinvestigate the collapse.

Another point that booth volunteers will be making is that the official story about the attacks of September 11, 2001, falls apart when one looks squarely at the facts and applies fundamental scientific principles to interpret them. As Gage has long been saying, “After nearly ten years, don’t we all need and deserve to know the truth?”

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Press Release

Gage is a San Francisco Bay Area architect of 25 years, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and the founder and CEO of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth.org), a 501(c)(3) educational charity representing more than 2,300 degreed/licensed architects and engineers who have signed a petition calling for a new, independent investigation, with full subpoena power, into the destruction of the Twin Towers and the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11.

The petition’s 20,000-plus non-architect/engineer signatories include many scientists, attorneys, teachers, and other responsible, educated citizens in the US and abroad. Backed by extensive research, AE911Truth cites overwhelming evidence for the explosive controlled demolition of the three towers.
As an architect, Gage has worked on most types of building construction, including numerous fire-proofed, steel-framed buildings. Most recently, he worked on the construction documents for a $400M mixed-use urban project with 1.2 million square feet of retail space, a parking structure, and 320,000 square feet of mid-rise office space — altogether some 1,200 tons of steel framing.
> He became interested in researching the destruction of the WTC high-rise buildings when, in 2006, he heard on the radio the startling conclusions of reluctant 9/11 researcher David Ray Griffin. Since then, Gage has been on his own unyielding quest for the truth about 9/11. In the nine years he has presided over AE911Truth, Gage has given the live multimedia presentation 9/11: Blueprint for Truth in more than 450 venues in 37 foreign countries and 85 American cities to groups ranging in size from 100 to 3,000. In addition, he has appeared in more than 400 radio interviews and television spots.

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City Council Election may not be over yet: Juan Gomez stated in an email sent to media, that he intends to hold a press conference today at ” City Hall at
3:30PM, as he turns in signature sheets to request the recount. We stated that he will lay out some
of his concerns at that point.
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Worcester Pride
Worcester Pride will be launching 6 Teams to propel our
Community forward For the 2016 Program Year . Each team respectively will be facilitating plans to address: Outreach, Annual LGBTQ+ events, Social Justice, Pride Week Events, Fund Raising and Youth. For more visit the link herein.
http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f9307035b7eb95adb70e0a7b5&id=4de0b54f8f&e=b8ca5b1659

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YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE Grant To Fund Trained Outreach Workers
To Engage Highest Risk Youth

The City of Worcester has received a $25,000 grant for the city’s Youth
Violence Prevention Initiative from Attorney General Maura Healey G HEALEY AWARDS $25,000 GRANT TO CITY OF WORCESTER FOR youth violence prevention
Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has awarded the City of Worcester a $25,000 grant to implement its Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.
The funds will be distributed to two nonprofit organizations that will employ trained outreach workers to work with 20 to 25 of city’s highest risk young men (ages 17-24)
and connect them with needed social,behavioral and employment services.
The goal of the year long initiative is to curtail gang violence and make the city safer

The city will use the partnerships it has developed through these programs and input from other orga
nizations to identify the high risk young men it will target for the program.
The workers will use intensive street outreach efforts to connect with identified
high risk young men and assist them as they go through job skills training and drug
treatment programs.
Outreach workers will also monitor and coach the young men
throughout the program to prevent relapses into violent behavior and conflicts.
The program’s service area includes the entire city, but efforts will be focused on
areas where more youth violence is located including areas around the southern and
eastern parts of the city.
The initiative will be underway this spring and will conclude in December of
2016. The grant is being funded with money from federal criminal forfeit.
The two organizations to be receiving the money from the City, from this grant, was not announced.

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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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