5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - August 25

 by TWIW StaffAugust 25, 2022
Last Updated October 14, 2022 6:21 AM

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 - Thursday, August 25 - there are new hours for Brew on the Grid starting next week, Shaw's is now accepting EBT for online orders and delivery, Friendly House is hiring, the Shrewsbury Police Department warns of a pair of recent scams and the Worcester Public Library has updated its branch hours.

New Hours for Brew on the Grid Starting Next Week

Starting Aug. 29, Brew on the Grid, the popular coffee shop at the corner of Franklin Street and Portland Street, will have new hours and a revamped menu.

Brew on the Grid will open an hour early during the week and will be featuring BirchTree Bread and Bean Counter Bakery pastries on their new menu.

Brew on the Grid will change its hours to:

Monday to Friday: opening at 6 AM and closing at 4 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 7 AM to 4 PM

Brew on the Grid is at 56 Franklin St. For more information, click here.

Shaw's is Now Accepting EBT on Online and Delivery Orders

Shaw's supermarkets in Massachusetts are now accepting EBT on online and delivery orders.

To order online, shoppers should create an account. Once you're signed in, build a cart, enter your EBT info and place your order. See the video below for more info.

There are two Shaw's supermarkets in Worcester (West Boylston Street and Stafford Street).

Here’s how it works

  • Sign in / Sign up
    Sign into your account or create a new one.
  • Build your cart
    Shop for items you need and quickly checkout.
  • Enter your EBT info
    Add a second payment type for non-SNAP eligible items and fees.
  • Place your order
    You’ll receive an order confirmation with all the details.

YouTube video

Need a Job? Friendly House is Hiring for Multiple Positions

Nonprofit community service organization Friendly House is hiring for multiple part-time and full-time positions, including counselors, case workers, maintenance workers and more.

To apply, click here.

August 25, 2022

Shrewsbury Police Warn of Pair of Recent Scams Targeting Residents

The Shrewsbury Police Department has seen an increase in reports of two different scams occurring in Shrewsbury and the surrounding communities.

Anyone that's a victim of these scams or that knows someone who is should contact Shrewsbury PD at 508-845-1212.

The first scam, called "The Grandparent Scam," is when suspects call elderly people and claim they are someone they know, such as a grandchild, and request money from them.

The second scam is phone calls from someone pretending to be from the Shrewsbury Police Department and other law enforcement agencies claiming the person answering the phone has active warrants or are in trouble.

See below for full details:

August 25, 2022

Worcester Public Library Branch Hours Changing Monday

Effective Aug. 29, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Great Brook Valley, Roosevelt and Tatnuck Magnet Branches will have updated hours.

  • Burncoat Branch, 526 Burncoat St., will be open Tuesday from 3 PM to 7 PM; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM; and Saturday from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • Goddard Branch, 14 Richards St., will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM; Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM; Friday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM; and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.
  • Great Brook Valley Branch, 89 Tacoma St., will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 2 PM to 5 PM; and Thursday from 9:30 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM.
  • Roosevelt Branch, 1006 Grafton St., will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM; Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM; Friday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM; and Saturday from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
  • Tatnuck Magnet Branch, 1083 Pleasant St., will be open Tuesday from  3 PM to 5:30 PM.; Wednesday from 3 PM to 7 PM; Thursday and Friday from 3 PM to 5:30 PM; and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Hours for the Main Library and Frances Perkins Branch remain unchanged, and can be found here.

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