5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 30, 2020

by | Jul 30, 2020 | Headlines, News

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores 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 – Thursday, July 30 – early voting dates and locations in Worcester are announced, the Worcester Historical Museum is presenting a virtual discussion on women’s suffrage, Dunkin’ is releasing breakfast cereals, the next round is on the Worcester Railers for new season-ticket holders and Massachusetts residents run the middle of the pack for credit card debt.

Early Voting Start Dates, Locations in Worcester Announced

Beginning Saturday, August 22. early voting will begin in Worcester for the September state primaries.

Early in-person voting will take place each day from 9 AM to 5 PM until Friday, Aug. 28. See the full list of locations here.

The state primary is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1.


Worcester Historical Museum Begins Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

The Worcester Historical Museum is presenting a virtual talk on Thursday, July 30, at 7 PM, titled To The Wrongs That Need Resistance: The Uneasy Path To American Women’s Suffrage.

Stephanie Yuhl, Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies at Holy Cross, will present the talk.

The talk will explore the array of women who created a powerful movement for women’s full citizenship and personhood, symbolized in the right to vote.

The event is free but registration is required. Click here to register.


Dunkin’ Cereals on the Shelves Soon

Dunkin’ is coming to another part of your morning with its new partnership with Post Consumer Brands.

Dunkin’ Carmel Macchiato and Mocha Latte flavors will be featured as Post’s newest cereals.

Dunkin’ Caramel Macchiato cereal is cereal pieces and caramel-swirled marshmallows, Dunkin’ Mocha Latte cereal features a hint of chocolate and latte-swirled marshmallows.

The new cereals contain a small amount of caffeine.


Become a Worcester Railers Member for $1 Down, Get a Round of Beers

The Worcester Railers have rolled out a season-ticket membership deal for just $1 a down. And if you sign up, drinks are on the Railers.

Here’s how it works:

  • For $1 down, start your season-ticket membership and make no payments until October.
  • Once you’ve paid off 50% of your invoice, new members get a $25 gift card per seat to Bay State Brewing Company or the Compass Tavern in Worcester.

Opening night for the Railers is Saturday, Oct. 24 vs the Brampton Beast.

Call (508) 365-1750 or click Here or to become a member.


Massachusetts Ranks 22nd in Credit Card Debt

A study by WalletHub.com evaluates the credit card debt held by Americans to calculate the cost to pay off the median card balances of each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Residents of Massachusetts average $2,459 in credit card debt .They’ll spend an additional $214 to pay the balance off.

The worst credit card debt holding state is Alaska, according to the report. Its residents hold an average of $3,897 and will pay $466 to pay it off.

Residents of Mississippi held the least debt with $2,287 and an additional $163 to pay off the debt.


Image courtesy: Dunkin’

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