5 Thing You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 3, 2019

5 Thing You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 3, 2019

WORCESTER – In our latest daily feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com will explore five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the City and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition — May 3, 2019 — the City will host a public meeting regarding Kelley Square’s redesign, a Worcester Public Library group will be hosting its first pop-up book sale, a memorial monument will be unveiled in honor of Charlie’s Surplus at Elm Park in June, Worcester cornhole league to host tournament for Relay for Life, and street sweeping begins today in the Grafton St. and Sunderland Rd. neighborhoods.

Streetscape and Landscaping Meeting for Kelley Sq. Redesign

The City of Worcester will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, May 6 at 6 PM in the Levi Lincoln Chamber at City Hall.

There will be a Kelley Square Improvement Project presentation and discussion on the conceptual designs for streetscape and landscaping at Kelley Square.


First Pop-Up Book Sale at Worcester Public Library this Weekend

The Friends of the Library’s first pop-up book sale will be this Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM. Look for them in the Lobby of the Main Library every Tuesday from 2 PM to 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM unless otherwise noted.


Charlie’s Surplus Store & Founder to Be Honored

On Sunday, June 2, at Worcester’s Elm Park, there will be an unveiling of a memorial monument in honor of Charlie’s Surplus Road Race and its found Charles Epstein. 

The event takes place at 2:30 PM and former Worcester mayor Tim Cooney will be in attendance as Master of Ceremonies. 

Worcester Cornhole League to Host Tournament for Relay for Life

The Woohole Cornhole League in Worcester will be hosting a cornhole tournament to support the Relay for Life. There’s a $50 entry fee and registration begins at 12 PM. The tournament starts at 1 PM at the White Eagle on Green St. in Worcester.

Participants are guaranteed four matches in a round robin-style tournament leading to an elimination bracket for the top teams.

Woohole Cornhole also plays tonight — Friday, May 3 — in a round robin tournament with a $10 entry fee at 7 PM at White Eagle.


Street Sweeping Begins on Grafton Hill

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  • Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.