5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Dec. 2, 2020

 by Tom MarinoDecember 2, 2020

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 – Wednesday, December 2 – Worcester is ranked in Top 100 Best Cities for single people, the City of Worcester is hosting a forum on tenants rights next week, QCC is awarded a Radio Technology grant, the Worcester Art Museum announced a new exhibition will open in February and Dunkin' has a deal for college students.


City of Worcester Hosting Tenants Rights Forum 

The Worcester Fair Housing Project, along with representatives from the City of Worcester and Community Legal Aid, are hosting a forum on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM to provide guidance to tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The forum will cover housing topics, including evictions, the CDC moratorium and rental assistance programs.

Registration is required. To register, click here.


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Worcester Ranks 66th Best City for Singles

A new study by Wallethub.com -- 2020's Best & Worst Cities for Singles -  reports Worcester as the 66th best city in the United States for single people.

The study looked at 182 cities, including the 150 most populous cities and the two largest cities in every state.

The study evaluated each city on 32 individual metrics across three key dimensions: economics, fun & recreation and dating opportunities.

On a 100 point scale, Worcester ranked at 54.93. It ranked 118th in economics, 125th in fun and recreation, and 29th in dating opportunities.

You can review the full study and its methodology on the Wallethub.com website.

Best Cities for Singles Worst Cities for Singles
1. Madison, WI 173. Pearl City, HI
2. Atlanta, GA 174. Modesto, CA
3. Denver, CO 175. Winston-Salem, NC
4. Salt Lake City, UT 176. Moreno Valley, CA
5. Columbia, SC 177. Hialeah, FL
6. Fargo, ND 178. Laredo, TX
7. Missoula, MT 179. Warwick, RI
8. Portland, ME 180. Pembroke Pines, FL
9. Boise, ID 181. Brownsville, TX
10. Tempe, AZ 182. Glendale, CA


QCC Awarded Activation Fund Grant for Radiologic Technology Program

Quinsigamond Community College’s Radiologic Technology [RT] program was awarded a $70,790 grant from the The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts’ 2020 Activation Fund Grant.

The funds will purchase cutting-edge digital radiography equipment that will help prepare students for their clinical rotations.

Of the 14 awardees in this round of grants, QCC’s awarded was the second largest.

QCC’s RT program admits up to 20 students per year, depending on the number of available clinical placements. The program has clinical affiliations with Health Alliance Leominster Campus, Heywood Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center Memorial Campus, and UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus.


Worcester Art Museum to Feature The Kimono

Starting on February 6, the Worcester Art Museum [WAM] will present The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design.

The exhibition examines the kimono as a major source of inspiration and experimentation in Japanese print culture, from the Edo period (1603–1868) to the Meiji period (1868–1912).

The exhibition will be accompanied by the presentation of a one-of-a-kind, contemporary wedding kimono specially commissioned by WAM from Chiso, the prestigious 465-year-old Kyoto-based garment maker known for their remarkable couture designs.

The Kimono in Print presents the dialogue between print and kimono design through approximately 70 Japanese prints, as well as a selection of illustrated woodblock printed books and paintings. The exhibition begins with early prints from the late 17th century, when a more complex and sophisticated attitude towards clothing first appeared, as seen in the elaborate kimono worn by celebrity kabuki actors and courtesans of the Edo (present-day Tokyo) pleasure quarters.


Dunkin’ Deals for College Students

Dunkin’ is offering a special delivery deal and an exclusive giveaway on TikTok for college students.

The Dunkin’ Homecoming promotion starts with teaming up with Uber Eats with $3 off any Dunkin’ order of $12 or more on Uber Eats between now and December 6.

Dunkin�� is also giving away five care packages on TikTok, which include a custom-wrapped mini fridge, plush robe, Dunkin’ tumbler, Dunkin’ bedding set, and more.

To enter the giveaway, use the custom “Dunkin’ Homecoming” audio track on TikTok and show us how you get ready for a day of online classes, with @Dunkin and #DunkinHomecomingSweepstakes.

See @Dunkin on TikTok for more information.

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