5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – September 13, 2019

by | Sep 13, 2019 | Headlines, News

Insomnia Cookies to Host Pajama Party on Tuesday

The recently opened Insomnia Cookies in Kelley Sq. in Worcester is hosting a Pajama Party with huge discounts on boxes of cookies and free IC gear.

The pajama party is taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 PM to close.

  • Special deals ($5 Sixpacks & $10 Sugar Rush 12-packs, limit 1 per customer).
  • One free traditional cookie (no purchase necessary).
  • Free Insomnia Cookies swag (while supplies last).



AG’s Office to Host Open Meeting Law Training in Southborough

In an effort to inform the public and government officials about the Open Meeting Law and its requirements, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office will hold five free trainings on the law throughout the state as well as several online webinars this fall.

One of the meetings will take place in Southborough on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Southborouh Senior Center at 9 Cordaville Rd.

The Open Meeting Law trainings will be conducted by attorneys from AG Healey’s Division of Open Government, are open to the public, and are being offered free of charge.

The trainings are part of a broad effort by the AG’s Office to assist public bodies and members of the public in understanding and complying with the requirements of the state’s Open Meeting Law. State, local, regional, and county public bodies are required to comply with the Open Meeting Law.

Hanover Theatre Receives $250k Grant from Bank of America for Carroll Plaza Redesign

The Hanover Theatre has received a $250,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation in support of the expansion of the theatre and its Conservatory for the Performing Arts. 

The funding will help provide improved open space being designed and built as part of the City of Worcester’s Main Street Reimagined project, including the redesign of Carroll Plaza and outdoor stage in the front of the theatre. 

“At Bank of America, we believe that forming strong partnerships with key organizations allows us to have a greater impact on the communities we serve,” said Ed Shea, Bank of America’s central Massachusetts market president. “The Hanover Theatre touches well over a quarter million patrons every year and is a staple in the local arts community. In addition to the positive impact that performing arts has on the community, the improvements to the theatre also play an important role in the rebirth of downtown Worcester.”

“We can and should be a cultural asset to the full diversity of Worcester, not just those who purchase a ticket to come inside for a show. With Bank of America’s support, the new outdoor stage will give us the opportunity to bring performances outside our traditional walls and create a whole new level of vitality to the Theatre District for those that live or work downtown,” said Troy Siebels, president and CEO of The Hanover Theatre.


Worcester PopUp to Host Scott Boilard Exhibit Starting Tonight

Worcester PopUp will kickoff the exhibition of Worcester painter Scott Boilard’s work over the past 13 years tonight with the opening reception of Tredecim from 6 PM to 9 PM.

The reception will feature a discussion with Boilard on his work and what he will be working on in the future.

The opening reception will feature live music by Fold and light refreshments. 


Railers Sign Forward Henrik Samuelsson

The Worcester Railers announced on Thursday that they have signed veteran forward Henrik Samuelsson to an ECHL contract for the 2019-20 season.
The 25-year-old enters his sixth pro season after spending last year with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) recording seven points (2-5-7) in 40 games and with the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) tallying 10 points (5-5-10) in 23 games. 
A former first round draft pick (27thoverall) by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Samuelsson skated in three NHL games with the Coyotes during the 2014-15 season. 
The Pittsburgh, PA native has played 201 AHL games registering 74 points (34-40-74) from 2014-19 with the Rockford IceHogs, Portland Pirates, Springfield Falcons, Tucson Roadrunners, and Bakersfield Condors. Samuelsson has also spent parts of the last two seasons in the ECHL with the Idaho Steelheads recording 54 points (21-32-54) in 72 games. 
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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. For two years prior to launching TWIW in 2017, 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.