5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 17, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 17, 2019

New Doherty High Workshop to Take Place on Monday

On Monday, June 17 from 2 PM to 5 PM, a workshop will take place at Doherty High at 299 Highland St. in Worcester to discuss design patterns that can be found at schools throughout the country that promote forward-thinking learning goals on facility design, priorities for the new Doherty High and ideas that will enhance the school’s programs and facilities in the future. 

The following Monday – June 24 – from 6 PM to 8 PM, a public meeting will be held to present a summary of input from workshops and a project update.

For more information, click here

 

Exploring the City of Worcester’s Diverse Business Directory

The Diverse Business Directory helps residents discover businesses in Worcester that are owned by a broad spectrum of people, such as those with disabilities, veteran status, women, LGBTQIAs, minorities or New Americans.

The purpose of the directory is to highlight which businesses are diversely-owned, so that other small businesses, larger businesses, customers or potential clients who wish to work with or support these businesses can connect with each other.

You can explore the directory here and search by business name, industry or self-identification category. 

For business owners: in order to be listed in the Diverse Business Directory, your business must be majority-owned (at least 51% ownership) by one or more of the following categories: Disability, LGBTQIA+, Minority, New American, Woman or Veteran.

 

h/t Attorney AiVi Nguyen, Bowditch & Dewey

Mothers Out Front to Present Info on Child Asthma Issue in Worcester

Mothers Out Front — a grassroots movement working to ensure a livable future for children — will discuss the high rate of pediatric asthma in Worcester, particularly among children of color, and the correlation between these rates and poor air quality at the Public Health and Human Services meeting on Monday evening. 

According to MOF, emergency department visits per 100,000 for children with asthma or asthma-related conditions are twice as high in Worcester compared to the rest of Massachusetts. Additionally, approximately 15 percent of Worcester adults claim they have asthma compared to the state average of 11 percent.

The Public Health and Human Services Committee meeting will take place at 5:30 PM in the Esther Howland Chamber at Worcester’s City Hall on Monday, June 17. 

 

Craft Beer Night, Double Header at Worcester Bravehearts

On Thursday, June 27, the Worcester Bravhearts will play a double-header vs the North Shore Navigators and host a Craft Beer Night featuring live music, beer tastings and commemorative beer glasses.

The gates open at 4 PM and the first pitch of the first game will take place at 5 PM. The beer tent opens at 5:30 PM and Game 2 is set for 7:30 PM.

It’s also Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Member Appreciation Night, so keep an eye out for ThisWeekinWorcester.com staff!

 

REMINDER: Taste of Shrewsbury St. is Tuesday Night

 

 

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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. Over the past two years, 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.