5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - June 21

 by TWIW StaffJune 21, 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 - Tuesday, June 21 - the Treasurer and Tax Collector's windows at City Hall are closed today, the MIAA state championship boys lacrosse games start at Worcester State University today, the MBTA is hosting a public meeting on fare evasion regulations tonight, the Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Career Pathway is recruting 10th and 11th grade students and take a ride this weekend on a historical bus tour through Worcester.

Treasurer and Tax Collector's Windows at City Hall Closed Today

The Treasurer and Collector of Taxes teller windows at City Hall will be closed on Tuesday.

Anyone looking to make a payment can do so online or at a People’s United Bank branch.

To make an online payment on the City of Worcester website, click here. For a list of People's United Bank branches, click here.

MIAA State Championship Boys Lacrosse Games at Worcester State Today

The MIAA State Championship Boys Lacrosse games will be played at Coughlin Field at Worcester State University with two games each starting today, Tuesday, June 21, and on Wednesday, June 22.

MIAA Boys Lacrosse Tournament Director Dan Brothers said, "The MIAA is thrilled to be holding the boys state championships at Worcester State University Worcester State has played host to numerous MIAA events resulting in well-executed and memorable contests for student-athletes, spectators and schools. The staff and facilities at WSU provide the opportunity to showcase one of Massachusetts' educational institutions, their fine facilities, and the strong partnership with the MIAA. This is a great venue for players, coaches and fans alike to experience an MIAA State Championship."

The Division 1 championship will feature St. John's Prep vs. Boston College High School at 5 PM on Tuesday. The Division 2 championship will follow with Longmeadow vs. Billerica at 7:15 PM.

Wednesday's games feature Wachonah vs. Sandwich in the Division 4 championship at 5 PM, followed by Medfield vs. Norwell in the Division 3 championship at 7:15 PM.

MBTA Hosting Virtual Public Meeting on Fare Evasion Regulations Tonight

As a part of the Fare Transformation project, the MBTA will hold a virtual public hearing tonight regarding a proposed new regulation, 703 CMR 5.00 Fare Evasion.

The proposed regulation is established pursuant to M.G.L. c. 159, §101 and promotes revenue collection and addresses issues related to the fraudulent or illegal evasion of fare payments on vehicles or ferries owned by or operated for the MBTA. 703 CMR 5.00 establishes a process by which violators may be issued a warning or noncriminal citation and assessed a fine proportionate to the nature of the offense.

The virtual public hearing will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The hearing will be held over Zoom. To join the meeting, click here.

Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Career Pathway Recruting High School Students

The Worcester Youth Behavioral Health Career Pathway is recruting 10th and 11th grade students for a tw0-week college experience pilot program.

The program is for students interested in behavioral health careers. It is being held from Aug. 8 to Aug. 19 (with a three-day break on Aug.12-Aug.14) and room, board, and transportation is included. Classes are taught by behavioral health professionals and students will receive college and career advising, plus job shadowing and mentorship.

The program is in partnership with the City of Worcester, UMass Chan Medical School and Worcester State University. For students to apply and register, click here.

Take a Ride on a Historical Bus Tour through Worcester on Sunday

Join Worcester District Medical Society curator Dr. Dale Magee on Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 4:30pm for a bus tour to discover the city’s medical past, present and future.

The tour will take you through the city to see present day medical institutions as well as what remains of the past. View images of the past with onboard screens as the bus moves through a dozen locations that gave rise to the health care industry in Worcester today.

Following the tour, there will be a brief reception with refreshments at WDMS.

Tickets are $20 each and reservations are required. Seats are limited to 40 people. For more information and to register, click here.

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