5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – March 22

 by TWIW StaffMarch 22, 2021

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, March 22 - there are three days of free COVID-19 testing this week in Worcester, The Boynton is hiring, the Worcester Research Bureau has released a guide on the city's geography, Saint Paul Diocesan High School is having both of their proms at Polar Park and Why Me & Sherry's House are hosting a virtual bake-off fundraiser.

 

Worcester Research Bureau Publishes Guide to 'Worcester's Zones, Districts & Overlays'

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau has published a report -- "Worcester's Zones, Districts and Overlays" - highlighting government-designated districts, zones and overlays that shape the City of Worcester.

“These zones and overlays may not show up on the average map of Worcester, but they often have substantial and wide-ranging impacts on how our city looks and how well it works for residents and businesses,” WRRB Executive Director and CEO Paul Matthews said. “This report shows how geographic decisions, some made decades ago or in relative obscurity, can influence the real world in important ways.”

The report is intended to be used as a reference guide about the city's underlying rules and regulations.

“Even longtime Worcester residents will learn something from this important new resource,” WRRB chairwoman Deborah Penta said. “Bringing under-the-radar aspects of our city to light and providing technical information in an easily-digestible format are longtime Research Bureau traditions.”

To read the full report, click here.

Free COVID-19 Testing this Week in Worcester

The UMass Memorial Health Care COVID-19 Equity Task Force and the City of Worcester are offering free, walk-up COVID-19 testing this week.

The testing will take place indoors at Mercantile Center at 201 Commercial St. on the following days and times:

  • Monday, March 22, 11 AM to 3 PM
  • Tuesday, March 23, 11 AM to 3 PM
  • Thursday, March 25, 11 AM to 3 PM

No appointments are necessary.

 

Need a Job? The Boynton is Hiring

The Boynton restaurant is now looking for help.

The popular Highland St. restaurant is hiring hosts, bussers and expediters. To apply, click here.

 

Saint Paul Diocesan High School is Having Proms at Polar Park

Sant Paul Diocesan Junior-Senior High School will be hosting both their Junior and Senior proms on May 26 at Polar Park.

The proms will be the first in Saint Paul's school history.

 

Why Me & Sherry's House Hosting 'Nailed it! [or Failed it!]' Virtual Bake-off Fundraiser

On April 10, Why Me & Sherry's House will be hosting their own spin on the hit Netflix show Nailed It! with their  fundraising event, "Nailed it! [or Failed it!]."

The virtual bake-off -- described as "part fundraiser, part hot mess" -- will feature teams competing against one another and presenting their masterpieces to celebrity judges, including Samantha Cruz, who competed in the Netflix series, and Worcester's On the Rise Baking.

Each team can join the competition for $50 and will receive a box of materials.  Tickets to watch the bake-off are $10. The competition will take place from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. To sign your team up or to buy a ticket as a spectator, click here.

The competition will take place over Zoom.
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