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 issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.
In today’s edition – Wednesday, April 14 - the RMV extends grace period for inspection stickers until May 31, QCC police officer recruit course registration is opening, Uber launches rider verification features, a virtual Worcester Chamber Music Society concert is coming up on April 25 and a Indian Lake Watershed Association virtual event on how nutrients and harmful algal blooms affect the health of the fish in our waterways.
The nationwide system outage of motor vehicle inspection services vendor Applus Technologies has caused the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles [RMV] to extend the grace period for some inspection stickers through May 31, 2021.
The grace period applies in the following circumstances.
Applus has indicated that their systems will be operating by Saturday, April 17th in Massachusetts and the Registry will continue working with the vendor to meet this goal.
Quinsigamond Community College Police Academy is offering a Full-Time Recruit Officer Course [ROC]. Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to be hired as a Full-Time Police Officer in Massachusetts within city, town, college, university and hospital departments.
The ROC course runs over nine months Monday through Thursday between 4:30 PM and 10:30 PM and at least every other Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM. The course also requires three 40 hour weeks during the day, Monday through Friday.
Those interested may register here for one of the informational sessions below:
On Tuesday, April 13, Uber launched a new rider verification feature that puts safeguards in place to validate the identity of riders who use anonymous payment sources.
This feature requires riders who try to set-up a new account with a prepaid card, gift cards or Venmo to upload a valid ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. The ID then undergoes a series of validity checks.
The Worcester Chamber Music Society [WCMS] upcoming “Horizons” concert, recorded from the stage of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, premiers on April 25 at 4pm.
The performance includes a virtual reception with the musicians after the concert. The performance will be available on-demand from April 26 through June 30.
The program includes Samuel Barber’s setting of Matthew Arnold’s poem Dover Beach, for which baritone Aaron Engebreth joins the ensemble. Also featured is Hilary Tann’s evocative Llef, for flute and cello.
The performance concludes with Beethoven’s Archduke piano trio, op. 97, in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday.
For more information, call 508.926.8624.
The Indian Lake Watershed Association, Inc. [ILWA] announces a virtual event on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 PM in which participants will learn how nutrients and harmful algal blooms affect the health of the fish in our waterways.
This event is free and open to the public with registration at wooanglerseries.com.