5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – August 26, 2019

by | Aug 26, 2019 | Headlines, News

Hearing on Proposed Marijuana Facility to Open at Former Allegro Building is Tonight

A proposed marijuana establishment for Teddy’s Veggie Farm, LLC could make it’s home at the former Allegro Microsystems building at 115 NE Cutoff.

A public hearing on the establishment will be held on Monday night at 6 PM at Patsie Duggan’s on Millbury St.

The Allegro building is 184,000 SF on two floors and the land it sits on is a total of 56 acres. Whether Teddy’s Veggie Farm will need to occupy the entire space or a portion of the building is currently unknown.

The Allegro building was sold for $3.9 million to Chacharone Properties earlier this year. 


School Starts Today for Worcester Public School Students

The 2019-2020 school year starts today — Monday, August 26. The full 2019-2020 school year calendar can be seen here.

School bus routes can be viewed by clicking the link below:


Knight St. Neighborhood Meeting is Tonight at Lincoln Plaza


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Becker’s 12-Week Summer Innovation Program a Success

More than 250 students took part in the annual 12-week Summer Innovation Program [SIP]at Becker College this summer.

Students represented 66 colleges and universities from around the world, vied for one of 25 SIP internship positions – making it one of the most competitive years ever.

The 12-week long internship culminated in an open house at Becker’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the Worcester Campus.

“The open house was a huge success,” said Tim Loew, executive director of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), which runs the program. “We loved inviting folks to check out the great games our interns have been working on all summer.”

Over the course of the summer, those 25 interns learned about the entire video game production process, from design to product launch.


Redemption Rock Brewing Co. Debuts Kombucha

Over the weekend, the Redemption Rock Brewing Co. — located on Shrewsbury St. — debuted their own kombucha in two flavors — mango apricot and ginger hibiscus.

Kombucha is an alcoholic beverage with fermented sweet tea. The beverage is said to be rich in probiotics, antioxidants and healthy bacteria.



Lead photo: The proposed home of Teddy’s Veggie Farm at 115 Northeast Cutoff in Worcester/Patrick Sargent for ThisWeekinWorcester.com

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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]m.