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.
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
Follow us on The016.com, the social network for Worcester and you!
In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores 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...
Calling hours and funeral information for Worcester Firefighter Lt. Jason Menard have been announced for Sunday, November 17 and Monday, November 18.
A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family of Worcester Firefighter Lt. Jason Menard through PFFMFoundation.org