WILMINGTON, MA — Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites customers to attend a free Electric Car Show on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 10am to 2pm. The event will be held in the Swain Green parking lot located at 140 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington during the Wilmington Farmers Market. Attendees are invited to view an assortment of plug-in electric vehicles from local automobile dealers. Local owners will also be in attendance with their electric vehicles to offer insider reviews and commentary. Information about charging stations, electric vehicle incentive programs, and RMLD rebate programs will also be available. This is a family friendly event featuring complimentary snacks, kids’ activities, and a raffle.Plug-in electric vehicles offer significant environmental benefits, reduce fuel and maintenance costs for owners, and help keep electric rates low.Electric vehicle owners interested in showing their vehicle may register at https://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs/webforms/electric-car-show-owner-registration.About Reading Municipal Light DepartmentEstablished in 1894, Reading Municipal Light Department is a municipal electric utility serving over 68,000 residents in the towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Lynnfield Center. RMLD has over 29,000 meter connections within its service territory.(NOTE: The above press release is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRMLD To Hold Electric Car Show At Wilmington Farmers Market On September 15In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”REMINDER: RMLD To Hold Free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event At Wilmington Farmers Market This Sunday (July 15)In “Community”
Britain’s prime minister Theresa May heads back to meet EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she seeks a way to avoid a no deal Brexit in 50 days’ time.Expectations for the visit were already modest when, on Wednesday, EU kingpins Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker torched May’s prospects of winning changes to the withdrawal agreement.The president of the European Commission, Juncker, told reporters May already knows and accepts that the Union will not re-open talks on the deal.And Tusk, who represents EU member governments as head of the European Council, triggered outrage across the Channel by damning pro-Brexit politicians for — in his view — recklessly failing to plan.”I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely,” Tusk said.Juncker, at a later news conference, did not use the same language, but cheerfully laughed off Tusk’s remark.But he also repeated the same warning that the withdrawal agreement, and the backstop clause designed to keep the Irish border open if no future trade deal is agreed, will not be changed.”She knows that the commission is not prepared to reopen the issue,” Juncker said, after talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who also insisted on the need for the backstop.’Don’t gamble with peace’This apparently united front did not daunt Number 10, who insisted that the British parliament’s rejection of the deal meant that May must seek material changes to the accord or see it fail.According to talking points provided by Downing Street ahead of the visit, May will admit that: “Securing such changes will not be easy.”But she will add: “Last week, Parliament made clear that for the first time it could support the withdrawal agreement, subject to changes to the backstop.”The Government now wants urgently to work with the EU to secure such changes. The EU shares the UK’s commitment to leave with a deal. We must show determination and do what it takes to now get the deal over the line.”The impasse in Brussels has led to heightened fears Britain could crash out of the EU without a deal on 29 March, disrupting trade and supplies to manufacturing.Tusk and Juncker said they look forward to hosting May on Thursday, and Varadkar will have dinner with her in Dublin on Friday.Offering warm support for his Irish guest, Tusk said the European Union “will not gamble with peace” on the Irish border by removing the backstop from the deal.”I hope that tomorrow we will hear from prime minister May a realistic suggestion on how to end the impasse,” he said.But he added: “A sense of responsibility also tells us to prepare for a possible fiasco.”Painstaking talksVaradkar, whose government has stressed the importance of maintaining an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit, thanked Tusk.”While we expect the backstop will never be used, we agreed again today it is needed as a legal guarantee to ensure there is no return to a hard border,” he said.On Wednesday, May discussed the issue with Northern Irish leaders in the British province.Last month, the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal that May had negotiated with the EU after 18 months of painstaking diplomacy.May is now looking into changes to satisfy her MPs, who fear the backstop would keep Britain indefinitely tied to EU rules with even closer alignment for Northern Ireland.May’s spokesman stressed that she wasn’t coming to Brussels to ask for more time and remained determined to deliver a Brexit deal before the 29 March deadline.
Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is no stranger to the struggle to reconcile America’s constitutional allegiance to liberty and democracy with legislative efforts that promote its selective application. From his humble beginnings in Sumter, S.C. to political dexterity as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In his new memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, Clyburn details his “Saul to Paul transition,” which was precipitated by witnessing legendary civil rights attorney Matthew Perry in court as a child. He noted that this encounter would ultimately lend itself to his political ascension and President Barack Obama describing him as, “one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens.”Written, in part, to document his own experiences in government, Clyburn said he also wanted to encourage the many young African Americans he has encountered not to give up when obstacles seem insurmountable.“I don’t think anyone would deny that young African Americans back in the early part of the last century were schooled and brainwashed into believing that there was something inferior about being Black. Blackness is not a condition that anybody ordered for themselves and therefore not a condition to which anyone has license to assign value,” Clyburn told the AFRO in an exclusive interview Nov. 21. “My mother and my father made sure that I would feel that way and I’ve tried to make sure my children feel that as well. I open this book with a letter to my children – and those similarly challenged – that they ought to conduct themselves a certain way despite the challenges they may face.”But in an age where segments of the American population believe a pseudo-euphoric shift has occurred, eliminating the need for race-based legislation or consideration—or even civil rights organizations like the NAACP and the Urban League, Clyburn faces both apathy from those most in need and an under-appreciation for collective engagement.“There is part of the book that talks about roles. Years ago as a student I was arrested for a protest and the person responsible for raising bail money, Reverend Newman, was also arrested unbeknownst to me. It was three days before we got out of jail. I was in the same suit, shirt, and underclothes during that three days. What was supposed to have been a three hour stay in jail for protesting, turned into three days. I determined at that time that we would never get our roles confused again,” Clyburn said. “Everyone has their roles and we have to play our roles. People tend to assign worthiness to different roles; however, we all have critical roles to perform and none is more important than the other. If I do my job in the Congress and you do yours on the city council and the other person does theirs on the county council or legislatures, the job gets done. We all have roles to play and they must be played well.”Clyburn told the AFRO that convincing the average citizen to become civically engaged, however, has become the real conflict. The eye-opener for him came during November’s mid-term elections when he encountered a woman who took issue with the manner in which her children were being educated, but refused to vote.“I tried to explain that her participation would ensure she could elect better people to the school board, but she said she would not get ‘mixed up’ in voting. That is where our real battle is. She did not want to get mixed up in the political process,” Clyburn said.Similarly, Clyburn pointed to the 6 percent voter turnout in Ferguson in November to note that there is much work to be done to help citizens understand the connections between failure to exercise suffrage rights and suffering social inequalities.“In 2012 when Barack Obama was running for re-election, 70 percent [of Ferguson residents] went to vote for him, but it is in these local elections that people don’t want to participate—where the police chief, school board, and those impacting their day-to-day experiences are elected to office. Ferguson is 67 percent Black, but many are buying into this narrative of inferiority. We have to take some responsibility for some of this stuff taking hold. I can’t blame others for trying to perpetrate a fraud; I have to blame us for capitulating that fraud. This 2014 election says to me that we may not be drinking the Kool-Aid, but we are sipping it. I’ve got to warn everyone before we start gulping it or we are going to relive some of what we thought we had fought and won years ago.”
KOLKATA: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told newsmen in Frankfurt on Monday that the country will witness a “revolution” in 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the BJP will be voted out of power by the people of India.”No to BJP and Yes to country” is the need of the hour, she said.While talking to newsmen, she said the arrogance and ego of the leaders have reached a saturation point and the common people have been neglected beyond limit. “The arrogance and ego of the leaders have reached new low and the steps taken by them have hit the pocket of the common people.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Banerjee has taken the initiative to set up a Federal Front comprising the anti-BJP forces. When asked whether she will be the Prime Minister in 2019 while taking part in an interactive session which was organised by a vernacular television channel in Kolkata last week, she said now, the sole purpose is to get rid of BJP. “We will have to vote them out first and then the Prime Minister will be decided.” Banerjee had been highlighting the failure of the anti-people BJP government in meetings, rallies, and street corners and in these gatherings her slogan has been “Oust BJP from the Centre.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee along with state Finance minister Amit Mitra and Chief Secretary Malay De are putting up at Villa Kennedy Hotel. A business delegation is also accompanying her.Banerjee will meet businessmen and representatives of various chambers of commerce on Tuesday. A delegation from Germany had visited Kolkata in January to take part in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). They had invited Banerjee and Tuesday’s main focus will be the possibility of German investment in the MSME sector which is now the thrust area of the state government.Banerjee took a stroll on the bank of River Rhine on Monday morning where she came across a musician on the road and played the tune We Shall Overcome on an electric organ.She will go to Italy and hold talks with the businessmen after her trip to Germany.