5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 10, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 10, 2019

FBI Searching Across State for Man Known as the “Inconvenient Crook”

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual allegedly responsible for at least seven commercial robberies and two attempted commercial robberies at gas stations and convenience stores around the greater Boston area from August 2018 through March 2019.


The male suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous, is likely in his 20s to 30s. In each robbery, he wore dark colored clothing and a face covering. The suspect was armed and, in some of the robberies, walked with a distinctive limp.

During each of the robberies, he approached the cashiers and demanded money. On seven occasions, he brandished a firearm, and on two occasions, he threatened to shoot the cashiers. While demanding money at one of the stores, he claimed he had “child support to pay,” and at another, he allegedly told the cashier he needed diapers.



Clark University’s Fordyce Williams to Speak on Life of Dr. Robert Goddard

From 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, on Wednesday, July 10, Fordyce Williams, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections at Clark University will present The Life and Influences of Dr. Robert H. Goddard.

Dr. Goddard was born in Worcester, attended and taught at Clark, and did much of his research at the university. Using his papers, Fordyce will outline the important times of his life, dispel some of the myths surrounding his work and tell of his influence on rocketry development.

Music Worcester Announces 2019-2020 Season

Music Worcester has announced their 2019-2020 Season with expanded programming, a new website, and multiple headline artists coming to Worcester.
From true jazz legends like Wynton Marsalis to the return of the Dance Theatre of Harlem to Massachusetts, the upcoming Season presents artists from around the world at Worcester’s venues both historic and new.
Click here for a full listing of the 2019-2020 Season. Click here for a listing of artists coming to Worcester as part of the 2019-2020 Season.

Worcester Railers Promote Connor Haynes to Manager of Group Sales and Club Membership

The Worcester Railers have promoted Connor Haynes to manager of group sales and HC memberships after spending more than two years with the club in various full-time ticket capacities.
Haynes, of Sutton, enters his third full season with the Railers and will now oversee the Railers ticket staff and will manage all group sales. Haynes will continue to manage full season memberships and continue to lead the ticket staff to achieve their goals.
“Connor is a rising star and has done a terrific job since he started with the club back in the spring of 2017,” Railers president Michael Myers said. “This promotion is very well deserved, and we are excited to see more success and growth from Connor as we get ready for our third season of ECHL action in Worcester.”

Report Shows Massachusetts has Lowest Share of Student Loan Debt in Country

The data experts at WalletHub have released their latest report — 2019’s States with the Most & Least Student Debt — and have ranked Massachusetts as having the 22nd highest student debt in the country.
However, the Bay State has the lowest share of student loan debt in the country, according to the report. Massachusetts’ share of student loan debt is 7.58 percent, which is 2.4 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 18.34 percent.
To see how MA compares to the rest of the country, scroll 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. 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.