5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – October 7, 2019

by | Oct 7, 2019 | Headlines, News

30 Restaurant and Bars to Participate in Fall Edition of Taste of Shrewsbury St.

On Sunday, October 13 from 2 PM to 6 PM, nearly 30 eateries will participate in the 2nd Annual Taste of Shrewsbury St. – Fall Edition. Enjoy delicious and diverse food, live music and local vendors all along the street. 

Buttons are available for purchase for $25 which give participants access to the event and to the food samples that will be available at each participating venue. They can be purchased online here or at participating restaurants.

Children under the age of 10 are free of charge.

Here’s the most recent list of participating eateries: 

  • Brew City
  • Boulevard Diner
  • Cafe Reyes
  • C’Mondz
  • Dark Rose Saloon
  • Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole
  • Funky Murphy’s
  • Little Caesar’s
  • Leo’s Ristorante
  • Mexicali
  • Meze Estiatorio
  • Miranda Bread
  • Nuovo’s
  • Parkway Diner
  • Pepe’s Italian Restaurant
  • Piccolo’s
  • Ralph’s Tavern
  • Redemption Rock Brewing Co.
  • Salgabom Snacks
  • Simjang
  • Subway
  • Terra Brasilis
  • Valentino’s
  • Victory Bar & Cigar
  • Vintage Bar & Grill
  • Volturno
  • Wonder Bar
  • Wormtown Brewery


Becker Opens Gardens and Greenway on Worcester’s West Side

On Friday, Oct. 4, Becker College held a grand opening of its Gardens & Greenway—an urban oasis located on its Worcester Campus that is the only privately owned green space on the west side of Worcester. 

“It’s a true source of pride for Becker College that will serve our own community as well as our neighbors and friends,” said Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin.

The Gardens & Greenway features a circular walking path spanning the garden and numerous plantings, including trees, shrubs, and a large pollinator and butterfly wildflower garden.

The new green space is located at the former Worcester Tennis Club property at 69 Sever Street, a historic clay court venue that opened in 1907. Becker College purchased the property in 2014.


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Pictured at the Oct. 4 grand opening of the Gardens & Greenway at Becker College are, from left to right, Massachusetts State Grange President George Thomas III, Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin, Worcester City Councilor Kate Toomey, Becker College student Kristina Zloklikovits, who serves as chapter historian for Becker’s FFA, Worcester City Councilor Moe Bergman, and Reverend Michael Keating, a Becker College professor and the owner of Keating Enterprises Landscaping./Photo Courtesy of Becker College

Worcester to Host Bus Tour and College Town Video Reveal Today

The City of Worcester will be co-hosting a tour co-host a tour and reception with the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts [HECCMA] for employees of local colleges today — Monday, Oct. 7. 

The bus tour will feature ongoing development projects in Worcester, as well as entertainment and cultural attractions downtown, in the Canal District, and on Shrewsbury St.

The hour-long bus tour will begin at 3:30 PM and will be followed by a reception at the Beer Garden downtown at 5 PM. At the reception, a new Worcester College Town video — produced by HECCMA member institutions with Molta Media — will be revealed. The video features college students from Worcester enjoying some of the city’s iconic events and attractions. 


Worcester’s Own ‘The Promise is Hope’ Duo to Perform Oct. 25

The Promise is Hope — the singer-songwriter couple of Ashley and Eric L’Esperance of Worcester — will be performing at the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester on Friday, October 25.

The folk singing duo has performed all over New England and along the East coast.

Kaiti Jones of Cambridge, MA will be opening the evening at 7:00 PM.


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Ashley and Eric L’Esperance – The Promise is Hope/Facebook


Worcester Railers Promote Two in Front Office 

On Friday, Oct. 4, the Worcester Railers announced that the club has promoted Paul Harris to Community Relations Manager and Jacqueline Avola to Corporate Fulfillment and Game Operations Manager.
Harris was promoted to Community Relations Manager after serving as Community Relations Coordinator with the Railers since June of 2017. Harris, of Shrewsbury, manages the Railers community efforts, coordinates TRAX appearances, and oversees the Railers Flagship Skate to Success Program.
Avola was promoted to Corporate Fulfillment and Game Operations Manager after spending the last 18 months as the Corporate Fulfillment Coordinator. Avola, a graduate of Assumption College, was part of the Railers corporate team which ranked second overall in corporate revenues last season in the ECHL.

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