5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 15, 2019

by | May 15, 2019 | Headlines, News

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 15, 2019 — Holy Cross named a new AD, Worcester ranked among worst places to start a career, the 8th Annual Worcester Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival is coming up, street sweeping starts downtown, and our friends at the016.com are reporting that a big piece of property on Lake Ave has been sold. 

Holy Cross Names Blossom New AD

On Tuesday, the College of the Holy Crossnamed Marcus Blossom as its new director of intercollegiate athletics. Blossom, currently the senior associate athletics director for business and finance at Boston College, will assume his new role July 1.

Blossom will be publicly introduced at 10 AM onWednesday at a press conference on campus in the Doran Auditorium inside the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. The press conference will be streamed live on the Patriot League Network.

From the016.com: ITAM Club on Lake Ave Sold for $375k

Our media partners at the016.com reported on Wednesday that the former Italian American (ITAM) Civic Club, 231 Lake Ave., has been sold, according to http://masslandrecords.com.

On Monday, One Waterfront LLC sold the property to Corinth Realty Trust and local businessman Dean Stamoulis, president and founder of Garden Fresh Deli & Catering at Saint Vincent Hospital. The sale price was $375,000.

Street Sweeping Begins Downtown on Wednesday


Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival Coming to Worcester Common

The 8th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is coming to downtown Worcester. The festival will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 12 PM to 5 PM on the Worcester Common Oval.

A food truck list and craft beer list has not yet been announced, but mark your calendars!


Worcester Ranks Among Worst Places to Start a Career

In their latest report — 2019’s Best & Worst Places to Start a Career — the data experts at WalletHub ranked Worcester #134 out of 182 cities for cities to get a start on a career.

The report examined each city based on 29 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity

To see how Worcester compares to other cities, see the map below:

Source: WalletHub

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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. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]