Press release appr radiothon

Contacts: Rev. Dr. Sarai Rivera (c) 508.579.3015 sarairivera234@gmail.com Jessica Reyes-Carrion (c) 774.239.6584 jessica.reyescarrion@gmail.com
LA MEGA Radio Station Broadcasting, Amor Para Puerto Rico and El Mundo Boston Newspaper will host a Radiothon to raise money for earthquake relief effort in the Island of Puerto Rico.
“Amor Para Puerto Rico RadioThon – Puerto Rico Se Levanta”, will air live from LA MEGA’s broadcast centers in Worcester, Boston and Lawrence, MA on Friday, January 17th from 6am to 7pm. The station will feature music, local representatives and special guests with testimonials to help to benefit the Amor Para Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Funds. All donations will go directly to the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Donations will be accepted by calling into the station (508) 756-1310 during the broadcast by using a debit or credit card.
Donations in cash, checks or gift cards may be dropped off at the following locations
LA MEGA Radio Station 122 Green Street #21 Worcester, MA 01604
El Mundo Newspaper
175 William F McClellan Hwy, Boston, MA 02128
RMG Central Office
15 Union Street, Suite 403 Lawrence, MA 01840
Checks may be mailed to: The United Way of Central MA, 484 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Please include “Amor Para PR” in the memo.
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Celia J. Blue
Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition
Cell 508-736-8043
Email Massachusettswocc@gmail.com
and find us on Facebook
Worcester, MA, January 13, 2020 – The Massachusetts Women of Color
Coalition, (MAWOCC) will host its 4th Annual Meeting and Celebration featuring Wilnelia Rivera, Chief Political Strategist for Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, as keynote speaker on Saturday, January 18th from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center.
“We are excited and honored to have Wilnelia Rivera share her experience, insight, strategies and vision with us,” said MAWOCC President Celia Blue. “She is a dynamic, powerful woman who represents everything that MAWOCC stands for.”
From leading statewide policy campaigns for the reform of the criminal record system to integrated voter engagement and candidate campaigns, Rivera’s work is focused inspiring and enabling social change for the 21st century. In addition to her role as chief political strategist, she is also an urban planner, project management professional and CEO of Rivera Consulting, Inc.
The MAWOCC Annual Meeting and Celebration serves as an opportunity to share MAWOCC’s 2019 achievements and identify priorities for 2020. MAWOCC invites the women of color community to join them in celebrating its anniversary. Please register and purchase tickets for the MAWOCC Annual Meeting and Celebration ($25) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual- meeting-and-celebration-tickets-83552454641.
About MAWOCC: Established in 2015, the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition is a statewide organization dedicated to eradicating the racial inequities among women of color created by structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized racism. MAWOCC addresses
racial inequities through authentic inclusion in the areas of politics and civic leadership, education justice, economic power and sustainability, criminal justice reform and health and wellness. Our success is designed to maximize the benefits and contributions for all aggrieved communities of color and the Commonwealth as a whole. MAWOCC is a non-partisan organization; we do not support or oppose any particular candidate or political party.

Start off 2020 with a great networking event!

Supporting Sponsor
One of Worcester’s newest restaurants, you’ll find lots of samples to try and if you’re a seafood lover, you’re in for a treat! Network, sample their cuisine, and make plans to bring the whole family back.
Thursday, January 23 | 5 to 7:30 pm

Juicy Seafood, 1269 Main St., Worcester
The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members.
Cash bar. Complimentary appetizers. Credit cards accepted.
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Ricky Duran to perform National Anthem at the Worcester Railers Game on Feb 8

Media Contact:

Name: Cam McGuire
Title: Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator
Phone: 203-885-4103
Email address: CamM@RailersHC.com
Ricky Duran to perform national anthem at the Worcester Railers Game on Feb 8

Ricky to make his return to Worcester and meet with fans before the game on Pink in the Rink Night

Worcester, MA – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) announced today that Ricky Duran will perform the national anthem before PINK in the RINK Night on Saturday, Feb 8 vs. the Atlanta Gladiators at 7pm at the DCU Center.

Ricky Duran, a Worcester native that was the runner-up on Season 17 of The Voice on NBC, will sign autographs from 6-6:40pm before performing the national anthem. The Worcester Railers are offering a special VIP experience which includes four lower level tickets, four photos of Ricky Duran, and a pregame meet and greet for just $125. Call 508-365-1750 to reserve your VIP experience today (limited amount available).

On Saturday, Feb 8 the Railers host the Atlanta Gladiators at 7pm on a BIG GAME SATURDAY on PINK IN THE RINK presented by Rampco Construction and JLA Contracting! The Railers will wear a special pink jersey to benefit the Cup Crusaders as the DCU Center ice will be painted pink to raise awareness for breast cancer! Every Saturday night home game is SATURDAY NIGHT SIGNINGS with a Railers player signing autographs during the first intermission. Doors open at 6pm with Ricky Duran signing autographs from 6-6:40pm before performing the national anthem at 7pm. Tickets as low as $15.

Bring a group of 10 or more people to the game and save BIG $$$$ off Box Office pricing and receive a Railers hat for everyone in your group! Plus, score a Railers experience…Zamboni rides, High-Five Tunnel, post-game photo on ice, and more! Call 508-365-1750 for your customized group experience!

Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Cam McGuire. Watch all games online for a small fee at www.ECHLTV.com. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.
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Massachusetts Women Of Color Coalition
Annual Meeting and Celebration

Calling all women of color! Please join us for our annual meeting & celebration; speakers, networking & more..

We are excited to share the results of 2019 and our strategic direction for 2020. However, we need your help to develop strategies to deliver in 2020! This is a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively on reducing the inequities that we face every day, bond and network with Sisters of color across the Commonwealth. Hope to see you there!
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Massachusetts Women Of Color Coalition
Annual Meeting and Celebration

Calling all women of color! Please join us for our annual meeting & celebration; speakers, networking & more..

We are excited to share the results of 2019 and our strategic direction for 2020. However, we need your help to develop strategies to deliver in 2020! This is a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively on reducing the inequities that we face every day, bond and network with Sisters of color across the Commonwealth. Hope to see you there!
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The WooSox Communty Skateing Event

The WooSox will be hosting a community skating event in the Worcester Common Oval on Thursday, February 2 from 6pm-8pm for members of the Worcester Red Sox Booster Club.

Joining our booster club is free and easy, and fans can learn more by visiting the link on our event page or www.gowoosox.com.


As part of our commitment to the community, the Whitin Community Center is pleased to offer the following Red Cross certified courses this Winter, for ages 15 and older. Pre-registration is required.
First Aid, CPR & AED for Adult & Child
Tuesday, February 25

$70 Members
$85 Guests


Lifeguard Training
Must be 15 years old with swimming ability. Includes training and certification in First Aid, CPR for the Professional & Lifeguarding. Please bring one-piece bathing suit, towel, paper & pen. Waterfront Training is NOT included in this class. Pre-registration is required.

Please bring extra one-piece bathing suit, extra towel, lunch, snacks & drink to these following day sessions.

December 26, 27 & 28

February 19, 20 & 21

$290 Members
$340 Guests

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To Register, click the links below!


To Register, click the links below!


Have You Seen Our New Adult Specialty Classes?

Whitin Community Center
60 Main Street, Whitinsville MA 01588
508.234.8184 | www.WhitinCommunityCenter.com
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One on One: Dennis Gorman, attorney at Fletcher Tilton, guitarist for In-Xpensive Winos

WORCESTER — By day, Dennis Gorman works as an attorney at Fletcher Tilton PC, assisting clients in areas that include estate, trust, tax, charitable organizations and corporate practice.
At night, he can be found jamming on his guitar as a member of In-Xpensive Winos, a band that plays classic rock tunes by the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jeff Beck and Foghat (to name a few) in clubs and at events, largely in Central Massachusetts and surrounding communities. In-Xpensive Winos will perform a fundraiser Friday at Fiddler’s Green, 19 Temple St., to benefit the nonprofit jazz radio station WICN 90.5-FM.
After graduating from St. Peter’s High School in Worcester, Gorman received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Nichols College, a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University and his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University. In 998 he joined Fletcher Tilton, Worcester’s oldest law firm.
Why did you go into law and was it something you always wanted to do?
I’m a CPA as well as a lawyer. When I was working in public accounting, one of my friends was going to law school and I got the idea to go into the field from him. Clients, when they were in dire straits, would call their lawyers before their accountants. It looked more interesting and challenging than what I was doing, so I decided to bite the bullet and go to school at night. I probably did 90 hours weekly for five or six years between getting my CPA and law degree.
What are your specialty areas and why did you focus on them?
Because I’m a CPA and had my master’s in taxes, I was able to get back to advising businesses and doing estate planning, estate and trust work. ... It was just a natural fit for my background.
When did your interest in music begin?
I was 7 or 8 when the Beatles came out in 1964. I’ve always loved music. My generation grew up with all the British bands. I took lessons in the early and mid-’60s for a while but then dropped it and always regretted that. About eight years ago, my son bought me a guitar for Christmas and so I immediately started taking lessons ... and went from there.
Then I formed a band, almost right from the beginning, because the only way you are going to get good at playing is if you get up in front of people. The band has evolved over time.
Tell us about the band and the music you play.
The band is called the In-Xpensive Winos. Keith Richards is my favorite musician and the Rolling Stones is my favorite band. One of Keith’s side projects was called X-Pensive Winos, so I used a variation of that name. We play classic rock from 1965 to the 1980s.
Janis Joplin, Credence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top ... a lot of mainstream stuff. Largely we play in Worcester and surrounding towns. We played in Greenwich Village in New York City at the Bitter End. ... That was a blast. It’s the oldest club and we played there a month and a half after Lady Gaga went back to perform. It’s where she started out.
We just did a big show at the new Beer Garden Pavilion in Worcester, a really cool place.
What skills do you need to do both jobs? Are there similarities?
I’m kind of a front person in the band, although I have two lead vocalists. I sing a little bit but I tend to be the person on the microphone working the crowd.
I’m an outgoing person. In my profession, I think most successful lawyers are outgoing and at ease with people and able to communicate with them. I’ve been able to help develop a good following for the band ... being engaging and schmoozing.
Is there a standout experience from a concert you can share?
There was an instance when I was singing a song early on in my career and I completely forgot the words. I got brain fry so I just sang anything.
After the show, I asked people in the audience whether they picked up on that and they said, “Geez, no, we didn’t.” My guess is that musicians do that a lot and just have to wing it.