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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: October 28, 2015

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Massachusetts Groups File Smart Meter Fraud Complaints With Attorney General

Millis, MA, October 28, 2015 (Newswire) – A consortium of advocacy groups filed complaints with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey regarding the Worcester smart meter pilot and Department of Public Utilities smart meter order.

The groups are calling for the Baker administration to investigate the $48M National Grid pilot, financed by ratepayers, as “outcome-oriented research” that manufactured consent, concealed unfavorable data, and manipulated public perception concerning credible science, including claims that smart meters have been “proven safe.”

The Worcester pilot is five times more expensive and larger than required by the Green Communities Act. Among the more serious charges is the assertion that the MA DPU mis-characterized FCC exposure limits, misrepresented footnoted resources, and relied on testimony from a career tobacco scientist to negate citizen concerns. The complaints also challenge the controversial smart meter health report by Worcester’s Acting Commissioner of Public Health, and the property value report by Worcester’s Assessor. The complaints note lack of support by Worcester’s elected officials, citing concerns of politically motivated decision-based evidence making.

READ MORE http://www.newswire.com/press-release/massachusetts-groups-file-smart-meter-fraud-complaints-with

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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: August 6, 2015

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BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office will hold four free educational forums on the Open Meeting Law throughout the state this fall. The AG’s Office will also offer two live web-based trainings on the law.

The forums are part of a broad effort by the AG’s Office to assist public bodies in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Open Meeting Law. State, local, regional, and county public bodies are required to comply with the Open Meeting Law. The Open Meeting Law educational forums will be conducted by attorneys from the AG’s Division of Open Government and are open to the public.

Fall 2015 regional educational forums will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 9

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

130 Main St., Sandwich


Thursday, Sept. 17

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

449 Broadway, Cambridge


Thursday, Sept. 24

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

41 Elm St., Southbridge


Thursday, Oct. 8

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Avon Town Hall

65 East Main St., Avon

The educational forums are being offered free of charge. All members of public bodies, municipal employees, and members of the general public are encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in attending an educational forum are asked to register in advance by calling (617) 963-2925 or by emailing OMLTraining@state.ma.us, and providing: 1) their first and last names; 2) town of residence; 3) the public body/organization they represent, if appropriate; and 4) the location of the educational forum they will attend.

The AG’s Office is also conducting online webinars on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Attendees can participate entirely online and will be able to submit written questions during the training and receive real-time responses from Division attorneys. Those interested in registering or receiving additional information about the webinar may do so by emailing OMLTraining@state.ma.us.

Since assuming responsibility for enforcement of the Open Meeting Law at all levels of government in July 2010, the AG’s Division of Open Government has responded to more than 11,000 telephone and email inquiries from members of public bodies, municipal counsel, and the public. The Division has also conducted 29 regional trainings across the state, 11 webinars, and issued more than 640 written determinations.

For more information on the Open Meeting Law, visit the Attorney General’s website at www.mass.gov/ago/openmeeting.

Media are welcome to attend.

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This is why we need to encourage sTRONGER support for public access stations such as WCCA TV. Main stream media is controlled by fewer corporations our news and inforamtion becomes more and more propagand for the interest of a select few.

Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Advance/Newhouse Partnership, the parent of Bright House Networks, have filed applications seeking Commission approval to transfer control of their licenses and authorizations in connection with their merger. The proposed transaction would bring together fourth (Time Warner Cable), seventh (Charter), and tenth (Bright House Networks) largest multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) in the country to create the third largest provider in the country, serving roughly 17.3 million customers. Additionally, the new company would bring together 19.4 million broadband subscribers, creating the second largest broadband internet provider in the country and would provide services to customers across portions of nearly 40 states.


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Worcester about to loose a music venue icon

T&G Victor Infante writes:
Owner says it’s time to sell Lucky Dog Music Hall

WORCESTER — The owner of the Lucky Dog Music Hall says the venerable music venue is for sale, but he is denying assertions that the venue is closing Aug. 29.

“The past 16 years of my life has been filled with many terrific memories and has forged so many life-long friendships,” said club owner Eric Godin, in a statement. “As with any ‘job’ you hold down for that long, you start to get a little worn out and stir crazy. I have elected to put the club on the market, and my landlord has trusted me to find a buyer. I am looking for the right person or team of people that have a ‘live music’ idea to propel the nightclub into something that I haven’t had the time or the energy for as of late. So, what I’m saying is I’m trying to have this club NEVER go away.”

A Craigslist advertisement lists the Lucky Dog Music Hall for an asking price of $120,000. The building at 89 Green St., assessed at $377,500, is apparently not part of the sale. It is listed as being owned by trustee Elvira Diliddo.

Chip Emerson, of the real estate broker George & Company, confirmed that the company is handling the club’s sale, but declined to comment on particulars, including how the business was being valued or how much time was left on the business’ lease.

Mr. Godin’s statement comes on the heels of rumors fueled by a band’s promotion of its upcoming show at the venue.

Musician Rob Therrien, of the band Moulton Llama, has been promoting an Aug. 29 show by his band there as the Lucky Dog as “the Last Saturday Night at the the Dog Ever.”

In a message to the Telegram & Gazette, Mr. Therrien said, “Eric (Godin) is giving up he hopes to have it sold by the beginning of September, but nothing solid yet. So we’re trying to make this something special for all involved.”

In his statement, Mr. Godin said there is no final date set. “As far as the ‘last show at the Dog,’ that date doesn’t exist and is especially NOT August 29,” he wrote. “So, please put that rumor to bed.”

Musician Duncan Arsenault, a stalwart of the Worcester music scene who has performed frequently at the Lucky Dog with bands such as the Curtain Society and the Curtis Mayflower, confirmed that he had knowledge of the business being for sale, and added that he had been working with other local musicians to put together a potential “closing” show for when the business eventually sells, but had not set a date for that concert.

The Lucky Dog Music Hall, previously known as Sir Morgan’s Cove, has been a mainstay of Worcester music for decades, and has featured musicians such as the Rolling Stones, Jim Carroll, and members of the metal band Korn.

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This Month on WCCA TV’s SOAPBOX with Mauro DePasquale

Soapbox #929 Gerry Weston has been posted on the WCCA website at

WCCA TV13 produced Soapbox show is hosted by WCCA Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro talks with WICN FM radio station Executive Director Gerry Weston.

Soapbox #930 Marvin Safford has been posted on the WCCA website at

WCCA TV13 produced Soapbox show is hosted by WCCA Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro talks with basket player extraordinaire Marvin Safford about social anxiety disorder.

Soapbox #931 Ray Mariano has been posted on the WCCA website at

WCCA TV13 produced Soapbox show is hosted by WCCA Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guest is Ray Mariano from the Worcester Housing Authority.

Soapbox #932 Angel Vazquez has been posted on the WCCA website at

WCCA TV13 produced Soapbox show is hosted by WCCA Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guest is poet Angel Vazquez.

This month on WCCA TV’s SOAPBOX

This month on Soapbox, host, Mauro DePasquale, features Amy Mosher and Daniella Marie, of Workforce Central, Greg Opperman of Veg Fest 2014, Raul Socha of GoodWorks Insurance,
Miriam Hyder of Hyder’s Market,
Gerry Weston of WICN 90.5, Marvin Safford, former professional basketball player
who suffers from social anxiety disorder, Ray Mariano of the Worcester Housing Authority and poet, Angel Vazquez.

Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV 13 in Worcester on Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm. Also look for encore dates of this popular program as well each week.

WCCA TV presents “Exposure With Mosher” nuturing the local economy

“Exposure with Mosher” Local Entrepreneurs has been posted on the WCCA website and is now available for ON-DEMAND viewing at Exposure With Mosher
WCCA TV, an institution for Media Democracy and Creative Innovation, is the place for Worcester to LEARN CREATE and23333_10151696751389937_1547964162_n CONNECT !

WCCA TV’s “Exposure With Mosher” spotlights early-stage entrepreneurs and work-ready jobseekers in need of exposure in today’s dynamic marketplace. Created by host Amy R. Mosher, Strategy and Innovation Leader at Workforce Central Career Center, and WCCA TV, these episodes interviews entrepreneurs and jobseekers. Amy’s guests are local entreneurs: Peter Friedland, Gerrie Cook, and Joe Ryan.


Why Watch TV when YOU can make it ?

WCCA TV is seeking Interns majoring or interested in TV production/TV Journalism/ Community Television
This is an opportunity to apply skills in TV/photo journalism, Television Production, Audio-Video, Editing, Computer Graphics, Set Designer, Interviews, Public Speaking, Acting, Script Writing, Studio and ENG Field production, etc. in a real word-out of the class room setting. This is an ideal opportunity for any communications, film, TV production, Journalism , applied arts, student.

The station is located at 415 Main Street, Downtown Worcester, and the period for Intern Registration and Interviews begins Sept . 9, 2013 and remains ongoing throughout the season.

Call today or any time for appointment or send a letter of interest accompanied by a brief bio and supplemental materials , to Jen Picherri, “WCCA NEWS 13”
415 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608 or email material to jen@wccatv.com

WCCA TV is non-profit Public Access TV which presents programming that is made BY, FOR and OF the PEOPLE, contact Jen at 508-755-1880 ext. 13

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I look forward to seeing you on TV 13 !
Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV


WCCA TV 13 Voter Education Project: City Council Candidate Profiles now on line for your viewing pleasure only on TV 13

1.City Council Candidate Profile 2013 part 1 has been posted on the WCCA website at
Council Profile 2013 part 1

A WCCA TV13 special presentation. The WCCA TV 13 “Candidate Profile: 2013 City Council” hosted by Mauro DePasquale. Part One with candidates for 2013 Worcester City Council election: Sarai Rivera, Bill Eddy, Jennithan Cortes, Michael Gaffney, Bill Coleman, Konnie Lukes, William Feegbeh

and . .

2.. City Council Candidate Profile 2013 part 2 has been posted on the WCCA website
City Council Profile part 2

A WCCA TV13 special presentation. The WCCA TV 13 “Candidate Profile: 2013 City Council” hosted by Mauro DePasquale. Part Two with candidates for 2013 Worcester City Council election: Tony Economou, Morris Bergman, Phil Palmieri, Peter Kush, Gary Rosen, Mesfin Beshir

WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council”

soapbox3a-1WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council”

WCCA TV 13 presents “ Candidate Profile 2013:City Council “ as a part of the station’s continuing Voter Education Programming. This series is hosted by the station’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.

Presented in three parts the program will feature interviews with participating Candidates for Worcester’s City Council.

Part One with candidates:
Sarai Rivera, Bill Eddy, Jennithan Cortes, Michael Gaffney, Bill Coleman, Konnie Lukes, and William Feegbeh , will air on Friday, August 2 & 16 at 9:30pm and stream live on line at wccatv.com

Part Two with candidates:
Tony Economou, Morris Bergman, Phil Palmieri, Peter Kush, Gary Rosen, and Mesfin Beshir
will air on Fridays, August 9 & 23 and stream live on line at wccatv.com

Part Three with candidate Chris Rich will air on August 2 and 16 and stream live on line at wccatv.com

These episodes can be seen on WCCA TV cable channel 13 on Worcester’s cable system, and also simulcasts on WCCA’s website and also on demand at Here

WCCA TV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Community Public Access Institution for media democracy and creative innovation.

For further information contact: Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 508-755-1880 or mauro@wccatv.com

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