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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mystery Booms Heard Across Pennsylvania Continue To Baffle FBI, Local Authorities

Mystery Booms Heard Across Pennsylvania Continue To Baffle FBI, Local Authorities

Businesses pledge to crack down on employees buying sex on company time

Businesses pledge to crack down on employees buying sex on company time

Jordan Graham Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Nearly two dozen companies, including some of the biggest employers in Massachusetts, have pledged to step up enforcement and monitoring of their employees buying sex on company time.

“Sex buyers often look to buy during business hours, using company equipment and computers,” said Attorney General Maura Healey, speaking at a press conference yesterday. “In the Boston area, at this very hour, this is the peak time to purchase online sex, right in the middle of the workday.”

Healey and Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a new coalition of businesses aimed at preventing sex trafficking. The initiative, called Employers Against Sex Trafficking, tries to impact sex trafficking by targeting customers.

The group is made up of 23 companies, including Partners HealthCare, IBM and Google. The companies have agreed to implement zero-tolerance policies for employees who buy sex.

Bob Rivers, chief executive of Eastern Bank, another company participating, said he plans to tell employees today the company can and will start monitoring internet activity related to buying sex.

“We have this policy and reminding them, but also letting them know that we do have the capabilities to monitor their computer activity, and we will,” Rivers said. “The capabilities do exist to monitor your activity with respect to these sites. You will get caught. Ultimately, that threat and delivering on that threat will be a very, very strong deterrent.”

Charlton residents call for do-over on marijuana farm agreement

Charlton residents call for do-over on marijuana farm agreement

Uxbridge town manager says she was set up to fail

Uxbridge town manager says she was set up to fail

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Can't Fix Stupid" or the $417,000 dilemma

"Can't Fix Stupid" or the $417,000 dilemma

 A great philosopher once opined:

"Can't fix stupid"

So here is the $417,000 question - If the school debt (Middle school/high school) was not voted on at the Annual Templeton Town meeting, does the Narragansett Regional School District have a certified budget for FY 19?

Will the school district be forced into a 1/12 operating budget  until this blunder is remedied by a vote at another Templeton town meeting?

What is the deadline for having a certified budget?
Both for the School district and the Town of Templeton? 
Isn't that deadline June 30th? 

hmmm. Can't fix stupid.

Will this blunder impact closing the books for FY 18?

Will this blunder impact the DOR certification of Free Cash? 

Will this blunder impact the Town's ability to borrow money (for the elementary school project, the police station)?

Will this blunder impact any attempt to regain a bond rating for the Town of Templeton?

hmmm. Can't fix stupid. 

Could the stupidity be caused by 67 years of public water fluoridation? 

If a certain percentage of the Templeton population loses 6 IQ points per generation due to water fluoridation...You do the math!


Smart Meters are Coming To Your Neighborhood. What Should You Do?

Smart Meters are Coming To Your Neighborhood. What Should You Do?

In my post “What the Electric Company Doesn't Want You to Know – Smart Meters EXPOSED”, I told you that I didn't know much about Smart Meters until I got the notices in my mail about their upcoming installation in our city.

Now, I did know enough to know that when I get a notice about new technology and it's called “Smart” that I should look into it.

Typically when something has the name “smart” on it that means someone wants me to think I'm dumb if I don't get it.

Know what I mean?
Well, as I shared, I wasn't happy about what I learned.

I found out that these Smart Meters have some problems:
– Health
– Fire
– Privacy
– No proven energy savings
– Exorbitant Costs associated with opting out
– Personal Safety Issues
– Legal and Constitutional Issues
I wasn't happy.

I didn't know what to do.  The meter installers were coming soon and I didn't want a meter.
So I started reaching out to others and reading a ton to figure out what my options were.

One of the people whom I turned to is Lloyd Burrell.  Lloyd runs the incredibly helpful website called Electric Sense. He himself became very ill due to EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) and so he set out to get healed and to teach others about the dangers.

That's a lot of why us health bloggers do what we do.
We have seen first hand what can happen. We've been there.  It wasn't fun.
So we got (or are getting) ourselves out of health messes and are trying to inform others so that they can be as healthy as possible too.

I sent Lloyd and email telling him of my quandary and asked him what I should do.
Here is his gracious response, in the form of a blog post.
I am sure this will bring up many questions for all of you.  Feel free to ask in the comments section and hopefully Lloyd will be by to respond.

“Smart Meters are Coming to Your Neighborhood.  What Should You Do?

Adrienne wrote to me with the following question, “Our electric company just informed us that they are coming to install smart meters and we need to pay $69 one time & $10 monthly to avoid it.
I am trying to figure out the best thing to do.

1. opt out.
2. allow it and shield it”
I said I’d love to answer it. Here’s my answer.

Is Adrienne Right To Be Concerned?

Smart meters are a great ‘polarizer' of opinion. Either you’re totally indifferent about them, which many people are, or you’re dead against them.

A growing number of people fit into the latter category.
Some people are so against them they’re willing to go tom what might seem extraordinary lengths to protect their property from the installation of a smart meter.
There are been a few high profile cases.

Notably that of Jennifer Stahl and Malia “Kim” Bendis, two Naperville moms, who refused point blank to have smart meters installed on their homes. Things came to a head when both mothers were arrested in their own homes, in front of their families, for refusing to allow the local electric utility to install the smart meters on their homes.

In another case, Thelma Taormina, a lady from Texas took advantage of her Second Amendment rights when employees from her local utility tried to forcibly install a smart meter on her home in Harris County. The utility employees reportedly physically assaulted Mrs Taormina, which prompted her to brandish a firearm to defend her property.

These are not isolated incidents.

What’s All the Fuss About Smart Meters?

This might all seem like a storm in a teacup but there are some very serious issues behind smart meter installations.

To understand these issues you need to understand how these smart meters work. They work in different ways. That’s to say different utility companies utilize different technologies. But generally speaking smart meters and smart grid systems track and record details of customers’ energy usage, be it water gas or electricity, and transmit this information to back to utility companies wirelessly.

In some parts of the world smart meters are mandatory.
There are various issues at play here.

Problems with Smart Meters

Infringement of privacy is one of them. Smart meters relay detailed information about times and amounts of utility usage. Your utility company will know when you’re home or away and have detailed information on your consumption habits. This raises all sorts of questions about not just privacy, but security, safety and householder health.

It’s this last point which is the most perplexing. Because smart meters are synonymous with electromagnetic field (EMF) pollution.

EMF Pollution

EMFs are these invisible forces which exist in our environment. EMFs have existed since electricity was invented. But concern began to grow with the advent of the wireless revolution.
Cell phones, cordless phones, computer tablets, WiFi, Bluetooth, smart meters, what do all these devices have in common? EMFs. That’s OK because these EMFs are safe, right? It’s not what the studies say.

What Do The Studies Say?

When you buy a cell phone or use a wireless router, it’s probably never occurred to you that you’re exposing yourself to any kind of danger.

Why would you?  Everyone's got a cell phone and wireless, right?
Well, wireless smart meters emit pulsed microwave radiation 24/7. The official line is that these low-level non-ionizing EMFs are safe. That’s to say there is so little power involved that there is no thermal effect (i.e. no heating) and therefore you’re OK.

However, there are now thousands of studies which show very clearly that there are potentially very serious adverse biological effects that can arise from these low-level exposures. And I’m talking about serious peer reviewed studies, that’s to say studies that have been replicated by different scientists and scrutinized in depth.

One of the most serious reviews of this scientific literature that has been carried is the BioInitiative Report, published first in 2007, again in 2012 and updated just a few weeks ago. The BioInitiative Reports are published by an international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals. The BioInitiative Working Group is sounding the warning alarm.

Microwave Radiation

LAWSUIT: Monsanto hid the truth about glyphosate and cancer

LAWSUIT: Monsanto hid the truth about glyphosate and cancer

Image: LAWSUIT: Monsanto hid the truth about glyphosate and cancer

(Natural News) For the first time ever, the world’s most evil corporation may finally have to face up to their crimes in court. On June 18, 2018, one man will take Monsanto head-on, alleging that the company has been hiding the cancer-causing potential of Roundup for decades. Dewayne Johnson, a 48-year-old man from California is brave enough to fight cancer and Monsanto at the same time.

Doctors say Johnson has just a few short months left to live, but his drive to make sure Monsanto pays for the toxin they’ve spread across the word is going to be hard to beat.

And now, his case against the biotech giant just got another helping hand; Judge Curtis Karnow issued an order last week that will allow jurors to not just consider evidence regarding what caused Johnson’s cancer — but also evidence that shows Monsanto’s been hiding the truth about glyphosate’s potential to cause harm.

“The internal correspondence noted by Johnson could support a jury finding that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic … but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere and to bolster its defenses in products liability actions. Thus there are triable issues of material fact,” Karnow reportedly stated.

The Guardian notes that some 4,000 plaintiffs have launched suits against the company similar to Johnson’s; they say that exposure to Roundup caused them (or their loved ones) to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In St. Louis, Missouri, another trial is scheduled to take place in October.

In addition to laying the blame of cancer caused by Roundup exposure squarely at Monsanto’s feet, the lawsuits allege that the corporate behemoth knew about their product’s toxicity — and actively suppressed this information, from both regulators and the public. A corporation would hide information to protect their profits? For shame! Perhaps this is why U.S. regulatory agencies shouldn’t rely on manufacturer-backed studies for assessing product safety.

An increasing number of studies have shown that glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup — is carcinogenic. Even the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, and yet, Monsanto’s assurances that their product is safe have remained enough to be law of the land. What kind of word are we living in, where corporations get final say instead of science?

In fact, its worse than previously thought

Recent research has shown that it’s not just glyphosate that’s the problem; the entire Roundup formulation is toxic. As reported, The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) recently conducted its first-ever analysis of herbicide formulations that include glyphosate and other chemicals — and found that glyphosate becomes even more toxic when combined with other ingredients.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

What Your Electric Company Doesn’t Want You to Know – Smart Meters EXPOSED!!

What Your Electric Company Doesn’t Want You to Know – Smart Meters EXPOSED!!

We've had to go against the norm many times in our quest for better health. I've gone sugar free, gluten freestopped eating foods my breastfeeding son was allergic to, and have tried all kinds of natural treatments in order to avoid antibiotics and other meds when dealing with conditions such as sinus issues and ear infections.

Now I'm not getting a smart meter.

Why not?

If it's “smart”, it must be a good thing, right?

Well, when I was younger, I was called smart in school. Most of the time it was a compliment.  Well, sometimes it wasn't but my mom told me those kids were jealous. It didn't feel like it but in hindsight I think she was right.

Anyways, in most cases you'd like to be the smart kid in class.

And when people say “You look smart” they mean you look nice.
(I guess folks say “sweet” and such these days…..but that's beside the point.)

So how about a Smart Meter?  Are smart meters safe?
Must be a good thing.

Think again.

There are a lot of smart meter dangers that you need to know about.

I got a notice in my mailbox about 3 weeks ago stating:
and another letter than said something like (this one I must have thrown out):
Congratulations! Smart Meters will be coming to your neighborhood in the near future.
I guess that's supposed to make me feel good about this Smart Meter coming to my house.

But I am not.

I'd heard about smart meters, but I didn't know much about them so I started to poke around.

It's not typical for me to be excited about some technology thingamabob being added to my home without my knowing anything about it.
I didn't like what I found.
Now let me tell you the truth.  (Not that I typically–or ever–lie to you all or anything.)

I read A LOT.  And I talked to a bunch of folks on the phone.
And I spent a lot of time emailing experts about smart meter dangers and EMFs (one who wrote a post that I will share here soon).
I read articles on both sides of the topic and I even called my electric company several times.
Today's post is the result of my having digested all of these conversations and emails.
And I've come to the conclusion that–

And neither should you.
First of all, let's talk about what a Smart Meter (NOT a good name for this thing, by the way) is:

What is a Smart Meter?

A Smart Meter (also called AMI or AMR) is a type of meter designed to eliminate meter readers (can you say “more unemployment”?).  It's a fairly expensive piece of wireless machinery that send information about your energy use (how much you are using at different times of the day) to your utility company.
They relay data about your energy
Proponents of these meters say that they will be used to show consumers how much energy they use at certain times of day and that they will help them budget their energy use (and therefore money) better.
Opponents say there are many risks involved.
After doing literally tens of hours of research, I've come to the conclusion that:
Here's why.

7 Smart Meter Dangers

1.  Health

There are sooo many health problems with these smart meters.
Basically we're talking about the same effects of EMFs (electromagnetic fields).
Now we all know that EMFs have been in the news a lot and that there is a lot of evidence mounting about the health risks of such radiation from microwaves, cell phones, WIFI, and the like.

In case you haven't seen some of this, or aren't convinced of it, following are some health conditions that are reported to be as a result of EMF exposure (Source)
  • Insomnia
  • Heart palpitations and blood pressure increases
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Concentration, memory or learning problems
  • Dangerous increases in blood-sugar levels
  • Strange sensations in the body—including buzzing, shooting pains
  • Anxiety and/or an anxious feeling in the body that is inexplicable
  • Fatigue
  • Flu-like symptoms
    Scientists have shown that the electromagnetic frequencies emitted by smart meters and digital meters:
  • disrupt the blood-brain barrier, contributing to diseases like dementia and Parkinson’s
  • disrupt nerve transmission, causing attention-related problems, insomnia, heart palpitations, and muscle pain
  • disrupt cell reproduction and damage DNA, causing cancer and rapid aging
  • disrupt the redox balance through oxidant/nitrosative stress
And here's a biggie.

The World Health Organization (WHO) as classified the radiation that comes from Smart Meters as a potential carcinogen, in the same class as DDT and lead.  Source. Now, I am not always in agreement with the WHO, but in this case I am listening.

And besides, even if you think that the FCC has protected you enough with their limits on human exposure to microwave radiation, Smart Meters have been known to exceed the FCC limits.
There's been a lot of debate out there about whether or not this type of radiation (RF, or radio frequency waves) causes cancer or not, but some of the studies coming out are quite compelling. 

 This recent one from Sweden being one of them.

Meetings the Week of May 28 , 2018

Meetings the Week of May 28 , 2018

Wednesday 5/30/18
BOS                              PCS Town Hall*                     6:30 pm

Thursday 5/31/18 
Adv. Com                    PCS Town Hall*                    6:00 pm

* Pauly Cosentino Sr. Town Hall

Dramatic Details Emerge After Federal Probe Opens In Harvey Weinstein Case

Dramatic Details Emerge After Federal Probe Opens In Harvey Weinstein Case

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Service 10:00 am NRHS parking lot

Memorial Day events in Central Mass.

Memorial Day events in Central Mass.


Parades and ceremonies throughout the region

Monday: The Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post 279 will host the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Auburn Street and Bryn Mawr Avenue. Info

Sunday: American Legion Post 391 will attend a Mass May 27 at St. Joseph’s Church on H Putnam Road Extension, assembling at 9:30 a.m. Following the Mass, Post 391 will place wreaths and conduct rifle honor salutes at each cemetery and at the Vietnam Memorial Bridge on Stafford Street.

Monday: The annual Memorial Day parade will be held, rain or shine. Participants are to assemble at 1:30 p.m. within the main entrance of the Overlook Masonic Health Center. Step-off time is 2 p.m. Marchers will parade to the Town Library. Memorial wreaths will be placed on the Town Honor Roll. Memorial rifle salutes will be given. Honored speakers will be introduced and music performed by the Shepherd Hill Regional High School Marching Band. Charlton Middle School students will read their selections honoring veterans of all conflicts. Info

Monday: The Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. in Central Park, with a parade to follow. The parade will proceed on Main Street, stop at the World War I monument and then continue to Woodlawn and St. John’s cemeteries, with ceremonies at each.
East Brookfield
Monday: A ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Podunk Cemetery. Parade formation will begin at 10:40 a.m. and the parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Town Complex on Connie Mack Drive. The parade will proceed east on Route 9 to Evergreen Cemetery, where a service will be held. The parade will regroup and follow Main Street to Pleasant Street, with closing ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial at Depot Square.

Sunday: White Cross ceremony for MIA veterans of Fitchburg at 6 p.m. at Monument Park in Fitchburg.
Monday: Wreaths will be placed at cemeteries and monuments citywide, beginning at 7:20 a.m. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at North Street and proceed up Main Street to the Upper Common gazebo, where a program will be held at 10:30 a.m. Info

Sunday: Hardwick’s Annual Memorial Day parade visits three of the town’s villages starting at 8:30 a.m. in Wheelwright. The parade reassembles at 9:15 at the Hardwick Town Hall in Hardwick and the final leg begins at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Gilbertville. The Quabbin Regional High School band and NJROTC unit are included in this year’s procession. Info

Monday: The annual parade will begin at 11 a.m. This year’s events is dedicated to WWII veteran Arthur Howland.

Monday: The annual parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial School and will proceed to the Town Common, where a ceremony will be held.

Monday: The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the American Legion headquarters on Maple Street. It will move from the Legion Post to Main Street and finish at Monument Square. Parade participants include veterans, local scouting groups, marching bands and elected officials. The parade stops to decorate the monuments to veterans of the Vietnam War, Korean Conflict, World Wars I and II, the Spanish American War and the Civil War. Each ceremony will include taps and a gun salute. The parade will end at Monument Square at approximately 11 a.m. where speakers honor veterans. Info.

Monday: The Memorial Day parade and ceremonies will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Civil War Monument at Main and Monroe streets, marching to the World War II-Korean War-Vietnam War monument, then to First World War monument and ending at the Veterans Memorial/Flag Pole in the Howard Street Cemetery. Info
Monday: Memorial Day Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Parish Church UU, 40 Church St., featuring plant sale, games for children, yard sale, book sale, barbecue and more

Monday: The Northbridge Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. All units are asked to assemble on Church St., in Whitinsville near Granite St. Units should be in place by 9:30 a.m. The parade will march down Church Street, to Memorial Common for continuation of services. Participating units are the Northbridge High School Marching Band, the Douglas High School Marching Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and several youth athletic teams. Veterans and Military vehicles will also be participating. In case of inclement weather the services will be held at Northbridge High School beginning at 10 a.m.

Sunday: The Princeton Memorial Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. on the Upper Town Common then proceeds to Woodlawn Cemetery for prayers, a gun salute and taps before proceeding to the Lower Common for the final observance of the day. U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern is planning to attend. A luncheon for veterans and their families will be held at the First Congregational Church following the ceremony.

Lava from active Hawaiian volcano threatens geothermal power plant

Lava from active Hawaiian volcano threatens geothermal power plant

Image: Lava from active Hawaiian volcano threatens geothermal power plant

(Natural News) Active volcanoes aren’t something to be ignored no matter where they’re located, but when they occur on a small, compact — and populated — island, then cause for concern rises exponentially.

Earlier this month the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted, spewing lava and hurtling ash 30,000 feet in the air. And while the initial eruption didn’t last long, the volcano continued to be active in the days that followed.

Now, the lava flow is threatening to overtake a geothermal electric plant, which has forced scrambling workers to shut it down before it is destroyed and releases deadly toxic gases.

As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail, the threat to the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant — which provides a quarter of all power to the Big Island — “is the latest danger from Most Kilauea’s eruption, which geologists say is among the worst events in a century from one of the world’s most active volcanoes.”

On Monday crews worked all night long to put a cap on the eleventh and final well at the plant. Gov. David Ing told reporters on Tuesday that at that time, the closest lava flow was about 100 yards from the plant and that officials were fearing the release of deadly hydrogen sulfate gas, should the flow reach the plant and destroy parts of it.

“It’s not easy to predict where it’s going to go, and when it’s going to get there,” said Tom Travis, of Hawaii Emergency Management, as reported by CBS News. 

Prior to the arrival of lava, flammable liquids were taken out of the facility and wells filled with cold water. Some of the wells, however, weren’t filled until Tuesday, which was further cause for concern. 

In a worst-case scenario, if lava were to strike one of the wells it would be catastrophic for residents. 
“There’s a steam release, many chemicals, but primarily hydrogen sulfate, a very deadly gas,” Travis told CBS News. 

The power plant was closed on May 3 after the eruptions at Kilauea began. Reports said about 60,000 gallons of flammable pentane, which is used in the plant’s turbines, were relocated early on. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

"Unplug Your Alexa Devices Right Now... You're Being Hacked"

"Unplug Your Alexa Devices Right Now... You're Being Hacked"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fluoridation on trial

Fluoridation on trial 

Largely unseen, a lawsuit that aims to outlaw public water fluoridation is moving forward in the federal District Court of Northern California. In earthquake-prone California, this suit could eventually shake a pillar of U.S. public health policy.

Hundreds of studies showing fluoride’s detrimental effects on the human brain constitute the heart of the lawsuit. They are like the tremors that foreshadow a future quake, signs that a bigger shift is coming. Amid these clear warning signs of a flawed policy with large impacts, the news media are largely silent. Meanwhile, virtually every American ingests fluoride via the water supply or foods prepared with fluoridated water.

What constitutes the “critical mass” for a news story worthy of national attention? Presumably it is the heft of newsworthiness weighed on the scale of editorial judgment. Why, then, does the amply documented evidence of public water fluoridation’s adverse effects come up light on the editorial scale? What prevents it from being the ongoing story of lackadaisical science and violation of the public trust that it has been for nearly 70 years?

The suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks to establish that the fluoridation of public water supplies poses an unacceptable risk. Within the politically sheltered walls of the courtroom, the plaintiffs will make their case. They include the Fluoride Action Network, Food and Water Watch, the Organic Consumers Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and other groups, plus individuals who have been harmed by fluoride.

Already, plaintiffs have breached the stone wall of government resistance to anything new on the supposedly “settled science” of fluoridation. On Feb. 7, District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled that “discovery” could proceed in the case, despite government objections. This means that FAN and its allies can broaden the evidentiary scope of the trial beyond the already voluminous quantity of documents submitted.

All well and good, from the plaintiffs’ perspective. But what about the major news media? They have almost totally ignored the story, which means, in a certain sense, that nothing is happening. To judge by the major media, no one of standing is concerned about the safety and effectiveness of fluoridation.

Literally hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have raised red flags on fluoride safety. In the past year, for example, the rigorously controlled University of Toronto study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, undeniably linked pregnant women’s fluoride intake to lower IQ in their offspring. Yet these studies remain all but invisible to the public because the popular press avoids them.

Big: Paper Airplane Project SOAR

Big: Paper Plane

A project two years in the making is about to take flight.


Project Soar from Peter Keto on Vimeo.

June 12th Launch

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain


Scientists warn that 5G tech found in WiFi street lamps is causing insomnia, nosebleeds, and stillbirths

Scientists warn that 5G tech found in WiFi street lamps is causing insomnia, nosebleeds, and stillbirths

Scientists warn that 5G tech found in WiFi street lamps is causing insomnia, nosebleeds, and stillbirths

Image: Scientists warn that 5G tech found in WiFi street lamps is causing insomnia, nosebleeds, and stillbirths
(Natural News) Across the pond, one brave man is speaking out about a sudden spike in health problems he believes are related to LED streetlamps that purportedly emit 5G radiation. In Gateshead, a town in Northern England, citizens are reporting an array of disturbing side effects including insomnia, nosebleeds and even stillbirth — and Mark Steele has something to say about it.

Steele, 58, is a local resident in Gateshead and reportedly is a member of the IEEE, an organization which describes itself as “the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.”

He is doing his best to raise awareness about the threat posed by the new LED street lamps, which were installed back in 2016. Steele says that a number of people have been suffering with nosebleeds, insomnia and other neurological problems since the lights were put in place. But the horror doesn’t end there: Multiple women have lost their babies since that time. In his own circle of friends, Steele explains, three women have lost babies — one of which was born with severe defects and survived just a few hours after birth.

“We are seeing babies dying in the womb as these transmitters are situated outside people’s bedroom windows. It’s a humanitarian crisis,” Steele reportedly commented.

Dangers of EMF radiation on the rise

Though the science on EMF radiation is still far from established, many researchers believe that it does indeed have the potential to cause harm. EMF radiation is the same kind of radiation produced by cell phones, though it can be emitted from other devices — including LED streetlights, according to Professor Ulrich Warnke, from the University of Saarland.

Warnke believes that EMF radiation “causes disruption to the body’s nitrogen monoxide system, which keeps cells healthy and controls gene expression,” but he’s not the only one. Multiple health agencies have sounded the alarm on the potential dangers of this kind of radiation — but few are listening.

Back in 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that EMF radiation was “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” and in particular, posed a risk for glioma — a malignant type of brain cancer.

At the end of 2017, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a similar warning regarding cellphones and their potential link to brain cancer. The European Academy for Environmental Medicine has also declared that EMF radiation is linked to cancer and other conditions like insomnia.

The evidence against EMF radiation is piling up — and yet, city officials are refusing to recognize that people are at risk.

Gateshead officials deny any health risks

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Avoid the area: 10 notable road projects in Central Mass.

Avoid the area: 10 notable road projects in Central Mass.

1. Shrewsbury-Northboro-Westboro, Route 9 resurfacing: The resurfacing starts at Maple Avenue in Shrewsbury and continues 6.2 miles to the east, finishing just west of Lyman Street in Westboro. Sections of the median barrier will be replaced and minor widening will occur, allowing for 6-foot shoulders through intersections. Contract amount is $12.4 million. Completion by March 2019.

2. Grafton-Millbury, Massachusetts Turnpike resurfacing: Project will “micro mill” and resurface the Mass. Pike from the Millbury/Auburn line to the Grafton/Westboro line, both directions. Related work will include replacing median guardrail with concrete median barrier, median widening, stormwater improvements, sign replacement and new pavement markings. The contract amount is $13.6 million. Completion by May 2019.

3. Millbury, Route 146 bridge replacement and road work: The span over West Main Street will be replaced. Also acceleration and deceleration lanes along Route 146 will be added. The intersections of the Route 146 ramps with Elmwood Street/West Main Street and Elm Street/Elm Court will be reconstructed as roundabouts. The contract amount is $20,444,069. Completion by June 2020.

4. Shrewsbury, Main Street resurfacing: Project runs from I-290 to Maple Avenue. The work includes mill and overlay of the existing roadway, full depth roadway widening, drainage improvements including new pre-cast catch basins and manholes, new corrugated plastic and ductile iron drainage pipes, installation of sidewalks with granite curbing on both sides of the roadway, wheelchair ramps, upgrading of traffic signals, extension of the existing culvert at West Brook, excavation, landscaping, signing and pavement markings. The contract amount is $4.6 million. Completion date, not specified.

5. Sturbridge-Holland, Interstate 84 maintenance: Project consists of resurfacing and related work and drainage improvements along the section of Interstate 84 between Sturbridge and the Connecticut border, both directions. Contract amount is $15 million. Completion by May 2019.

6. Westboro, Route 9 and Lyman Street intersection and signal improvements: The area will be widened and resurfaced, with turning lanes added. The median barrier on Route 9 will be replaced within the project limits, from 3,000 feet west of Lyman Street to 1,500 feet east of Lyman Street. Sidewalks and roadway shoulders will be incorporated within the project limits. Contract amount is $7.7 million. Completion by July 2019.

7. Worcester, Main Street business district streetscape improvements: Project involves resurfacing, sidewalk reconstruction and streetscape elements, including trash receptacles, benches and bike racks between Chandler Street and School Street, near the courthouse. Some areas will allow for better bicycle travel. Many sidewalks will be improved to meet ADA requirements. An $8 million contract was awarded in March and work is anticipated to get underway soon. No completion date specified.

8. Worcester-West Boylston Interstate 190 maintenance: The project consists of resurfacing, barrier replacement and bridge deck and joint repairs of nine bridges. Lane takings are required to complete the bridge work. The project runs between Exits 1-4 and covers about 3.2 miles. The contract amount is $22 million. Completion by August 2019.

9. Marlboro-Northboro, I-290 maintenance: Project primarily consists of resurfacing I-290 in Northboro and Marlboro. The roadway resurfacing and related work will include bridge deck and joint repair of six bridges. The contract amount is $12.9 million. Completion by September.

10. Shrewsbury-Boylston-Northboro, I-290 maintenance: Project will resurface I-290 in Shrewsbury, Boylston and Northboro. The contract amount is $14 million. Completion by 2019.