5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – October 14, 2019

by | Oct 14, 2019 | Headlines, News

Hangover Pub Rolls Out New Menu

The Hangover Pub on Green St. released a new menu on Friday, Oct. 4 featuring items like the Surf & Turf Burger, empanadas [pictured above], cheesy chowder bacon fries, and elote street corn dip with tostones.

The owners of The Hangover Pub are also rolling out a new menu for their ramen restaurant, Broth, located right next door.

The Hangover Pub and Broth are located at 105  and 106 Green St.



Trash and Recycling Pushed Back One Day Due to Columbus Day

Please consider this your friendly reminder that trash and recycling pick-up is pushed back one day this week due to the Columbus Day holiday.

For example, if you typically have trash picked up on Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday.


Worcester Health Center Receives $300k Grant for Oral Health Services

The Family Health Center of Worcester has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand their oral health service capacity through new infrastructure enhancements.

“Family Health Center’s Dental Department has been recognized nationally as an innovator and model of best practices in dentistry,” said Lou Brady, President and CEO of Family Health Center. “This new grant will allow us to purchase equipment necessary to continue to provide state of the art dental care to our patients.”

Family Health Center of Worcester is one of 9 health centers in Massachusetts to receive an award — 298 health centers nationwide were awarded with a total of $85 million.

These investments are the first by HRSA to solely focus on oral health infrastructure and will enable HRSA-funded health centers to provide new, or enhance existing, oral health services.


Grand Opening of Stearns Tavern Happening on Tuesday

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Stearns Tavern renovation project will take place on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 AM.

The event is hosted by the City of Worcester, Preservation Worcester and Seven Hills Foundation.

The Seven Hills Foundation will operate the building year-round conducting workforce training programs for its program participants. There will also be space available in the building for community use.

Seven Hills will also operate a café on the first floor.

The building — which dates to 1812 — was moved from 651 Park Avenue to its current location next to Coes Park on Mill Street in 2016. 

To date, the project has received more than $1 million of in-kind and monetary donations from 115 private sector firms, unions, nonprofit and private organizations. Other financing for the project was provided by the City of Worcester ($900,000), a MassWorks grant ($400,000) and federal block grant funds ($150,000). 


Green Worcester Workshop Being Held this Week

A Green Worcester public workshop on sustainability will be held on Wednesday, October 16 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Worcester Senior Center.

The City of Worcester is currently working on a Green Worcester Plan to develop sustainable values throughout the city’s social and economic development. 

The City hopes to finalize and present a plan on April 22, 2020 — the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. 

Residents are encouraged to attend the workshop and share their ideas and priorities around sustainability topics. Residents are also encouraged to take the Green Worcester online survey, available in both English and Spanish.

For more information about this community workshop and other Green Worcester events, please click here.  The Worcester Senior Center is located at 128 Providence St. 

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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]