5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 12, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 12, 2019

George’s Coney Island Named Best Restaurant in Greater Worcester

The tournament is over and Coney Island has come out on top.

In late May, NBC 10 Boston created a tournament-style voting system to decide the best restaurant in the Greater Worcester area.  NBC placed

In the end, George’s Coney Island defeated The Boynton in the final round. See the full bracket below. 


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REC Worcester’s Farmers Market Starts Monday

The Regional Environmental Council (REC) Community Farmers Markets and Mobile Farmers Markets will make its return five days a week throughout Worcester starting on Monday, June 17 , and will run until Nov.

The REC Beaver Brook Farmers Market operates Mondays and Fridays, 9 AM to 12 PM at 326 Chandler St. The REC University Park Farm Stand operates Saturdays, 9 AM to 1 PM at University Park. This market also offers children and family friendly activities throughout the season, including weekly playgroups offered by Worcester Family Partnership and free lunch for children under 18.

The REC Mobile Market operates at 14 stops throughout Worcester. The full list of stops can be found at https://www.recworcester.org/market-schedule. The REC Mobile Market carries local, fresh produce, eggs, honey, and other locally sourced goods.

Worcester’s Energy Assessment Team to Meet Thursday


Worcester Youth Center Celebrating 25 Years

The Worcester Youth Center is celebrating their 25th Anniversary at Redemption Rock Brewing Co. on Shrewsbury St with a Field Day — featuring games, prizes, raffles, and, of course, beer.

Redemption Rock will be serving a refreshing Worcester Youth Center 25th anniversary event signature beer. The price of admission includes one beer and a commemorative glass. Additionally, Redemption Rock will be generously donating all cash tips received for the month of June to the WYC.

Purchase your tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4242454


Massachusetts Named Best State for Working Dads

In their latest report — 2019’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads — WalletHub has once again ranked the Bay State #1.

WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from average length of work day for males to child-care costs to share of men in good or better health.

Life as a Working Dad in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 8th – Male Life Expectancy
  • 3rd – % of Kids Younger than 18 with Dad Present Living in Poverty
  • 1st – Male Uninsured Rate
  • 11th – Avg. Length of Work Day (in Hours) for Males
  • 15th – % of Physically Active Men
  • 17th – Day-Care Quality

Source: WalletHub

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