5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 2, 2019

by | Jul 2, 2019 | Headlines, News

Indian Lake Closed for Algae Treatment Today

Today — Tuesday, July 2 — Indian Lake will be closed for the application of copper sulfate.

The City of Worcester is advising all persons to stay out of the water, discontinue boat use and fishing, and keep their pets out of the water on this day. The lake is planned to reopen on Wednesday, July 3. 

The application  of the copper sulfate is coordinated by the City with the Indian Lake Watershed Association and has been approved by the Worcester Conservation Commission.


Miss Saigon added to Hanover Theatre’s Broadway Series

The legendary musical, Miss Saigon, is coming to the Hanover Theatere and Conservatory for the Performing Arts in 2020.

The show will run from Wednesday, May 27 to Sunday, May 31.

Miss Saigon is one of seven Worcester premieres in theatre’s 2019-2020 Broadway Series, which also includes Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (September 26-29), The Play the Goes Wrong (October 31- November 3), A Bronx Tale (January 16-19), Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (March 3-8), Bandstand (March 19-22) and An American in Paris (April 23-26).

Visit Visit TheHanoverTheatre.org/subscriptions or call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) to learn more about the 2019-2020 Broadway Series.

New Exhibition Opening at Worcester Art Museum this Fall

This fall, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) will present With Child: Otto Dix/Carmen Winant, an exhibition exploring representations of pregnancy and birth through the works of German artist Otto Dix (1891-1969) and contemporary American artist Carmen Winant (b. 1983). Providing artistic, social, and medical context for how we view this central, emotionally charged topic, the exhibition will show works by Dix from the Museum’s collection, international loans, and a newly commissioned work by Winant.

The exhibition will be on view from September 21 through December 15, 2019.


Headmaster of St. John’s High School Joins QCC Board of Trustees

On Monday, Quinsigamond Community College announced that current St. John’s High School headmaster, Alex Zequeira, would be appointed to the school’s Board of Trustees.

Zequeira will join the 10-person board led by Chair Susan Mailman. He will serve as a member of the Audit and Oversight Committee.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be joining the Board at Quinsigamond Community College.  I have seen the transformative power of a community college education both in my own family and in the educational work I have been a part of in Central Massachusetts. QCC is deeply committed to providing an access to opportunity that is so important to every aspect of our community,” Mr. Zequeira said.


Worcester Ranked as 52nd Best-Run City in U.S.

The data experts at WalletHub have released their latest report — 2019’s Best – & Worst-Run Cities in America — and have ranked Worcester as #52 out of 150 cities in the U.S.

WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. They then constructed a “Quality of Services” score made up of 37 metrics grouped into six service categories, which they measured against the city’s per-capita budget.

To see how Worcester compared to the rest of the country, scroll the map below:


Source: WalletHub
Lead photo: Scene from Miss Saigon/The Hanover Theatre

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