5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - August 29

 by TWIW StaffAugust 29, 2022
Last Updated October 14, 2022 6:19 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 - Monday, August 29-  the deadline to apply for vote by mail for the state primary is today, there's early voting today at the Living Word Church, the Conservation Commission will review a parking plan for a proposed Canal District redevelopment, Uxbridge Police are hosting a 5K next month and Big Brother Big Sister is in Worcester this week picking up donations.

Deadline to Apply for Vote by Mail for State Primary is Today

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot for the Massachusetts state primary is 5 PM on Monday.

Voters can submit their application online, or print an application and drop it off at the City Clerk's office at Worcester's City Hall at 455 Main St before 5 PM on Aug. 29. Applications can also be obtained by calling the Worcester Elections Commission at 508-799-1134.

Voters can request a mail-in ballot for the 2022 state primary and state election or can request a mail-in ballot for all elections happening in 2022. 

To submit your application for a mail-in ballot online, click here. Residents will be asked to verify their voter status before requesting a mail-in ballot.

Early Voting Today at the Living Word Church

Early voting for the Sept. 6 Massachusetts state primary is underway from now through Friday, Sept. 2.

Here's a schedule of early voting locations in Worcester:

  • Monday - Aug. 29: 9 AM to 5 PM - Living Word Church of Worcester, 30 Tyler Prentice Rd.
  • Tuesday - Aug. 30 - 9 AM to 7 PM -  Unitarian Universalist Church, 90 Holden St.
  • Wednesday - Aug. 31 - 9 AM to 5 PM -  Stearns Tavern, 140 Mill St.
  •  Thursday - Sept. 1 - 9 AM to 7 PM - Worcester Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2 Airport Dr.
  • Friday - Sept. 2 - 9 AM to 5 PM - Central Community Branch YMCA, 766 Main St.

For more information on the early voting locations, use the map below: 

 

Conservation Commission to Review Parking Plan for Lamartine Street Apartments

The city's Conservation Commission will review a proposal for an adjacent parking lot next to 90 Lamartine St. on Monday.

A parcel at 84 Lamartine St. has been proposed for a parking lot with a total of 10 spaces.

The redevelopment proposal for 90 Lamartine St. includes 24 one-bedroom units and 14 studio units, with 12 units on the second floor and 13 units on both the third and fourth floors. For more information on the proposal, click here.

The Conservation Commission will meet at 5:30 PM in the Levi Lincoln Chamber on the third floor of City Hall.

Uxbridge Police Hosting 5K on Sept. 17

The Uxbridge Police Association Local 123 Union is hosting the "Foot Pursuit 5K" on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The race welcomes runners and walkers of all ages. The race will be followed by a field day with local vendors and businesses.

The fee to race is $30 and the first 200 runners will receive a free t-shirt with their registration. To register, click here.

Big Brother Big Sister Picking Up Donations in Worcester

The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation has a truck scheduled for pickups in the Worcester area on Friday, Sep. 2.

Founded in 1904, Big Brother Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brother Big Sister makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country.

Foundation pickups accept a range of items, including clothing, certain household items, books and other items. See the full list of acceptable items here.

Schedule a home pickup here.

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