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

 by Tom MarinoJuly 29, 2022

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 - Friday, July 29 - the Worcester Public Library announces an author talk series, the Worcester Fire Department is hosting an information session next week, a candle light vigil will be held Saturday in support of victims of the July 23 fatal crash and their families, the Westborough Police Department is hiring full-time police officers and two full-time 911 dispatchers are needed in Clinton.

Worcester Public Library Announces Author Talk Series

The Worcester Public Library now offers a new virtual author talk series connecting our patrons with bestselling contemporary authors.

The new series will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more. Each talk will include the opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Patrons can look forward to multiple talks each month.

There will be four author talks in August:

  • Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Marcia Chatelain will discuss “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • "New York Times” bestselling author Liz Moore will discuss her National Public Radio Best Book, “Long Bright River” on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
  • “New York Times” bestselling author Michele Harper will discuss her “New York Times” Notable Book “The Beauty in Breaking” on Monday, Aug. 22.
  • "New York Times” bestselling author Liz Wiseman will discuss “Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact” on Thursday, Aug. 25.

To view and register for upcoming talks, visit the Worcester Public Library website.

For more information contact Linnea Sheldon, Community Relations and Communications Manager, at (508) 799-1654 or [email protected]

Worcester Fire Department Hosts Information Session on Becoming a Firefighter

The Worcester Fire Department currently accepting applications and will hold a public information session on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Training Division at 141 Grove Street.

Applications are due by August 30.

Candle Light Community Vigil for Crash Victims

A candle light vigil will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 7 PM, at 627 Main Street for students in support of the five children involved in the vehicle crash on July 23.

Westborough Hiring Full-Time Police Officers

The Westborough Police Department is hiring full-time police officers. The deadline to apply is August 31.

Applicants must have a Massachusetts LTC (Class A), be CPR and First Responder certified, ad be breath testing equipment and LEAPS/CIIS certified.

To see the full position description and learn how to apply, visit this website.

Clinton Hiring Two 911 Public Safety Dispatchers

The Clinton Police Department is hiring two full-time 911 dispatchers to add to their team of nine and four part-time dispatchers.

The individuals chosen for the position work a schedule of four days on and two days off.

Interested candidates can contact Dispatch Supervisor Dan Walsh at [email protected] For more information, see below:

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